Alec Clayton

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Industry Arts
Location Olympia, Washington, United States
Introduction I am an artist and writer. My paintings are shown primarily in galleries in Tacoma and Olympia, Washington. I write an art review column and arts features for the Weekly Volcano, a community theater review column for The (Tacoma) News Tribune and regular arts features for Thurston Talk (Olympia). My published novels are:Return to Freedom, Reunion at the etside, The Backside of Nowhere, The Wives of Marty Winters, Imprudent Zeal and Until the Dawn. I've also published a book on art, As If Art Matters. All are available on amazon.com and http://www.claytonworkspublishing.com. I grew up in Tupelo and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and have been living in the Pacific Northwest since 1988 where I am active in many progressive organizations such as PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays).
Interests art, literature, film, theater, civil rights, human rights, equal rights, peace, sports when the home team is winning
Favorite Movies No Country for Old Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, Bagdad Café, Benny & Joon, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, Frida, My Family (Mi Familia), Brokeback Mountian, Whale Rider, Crash, Kinky Boots, All That Jazz.
Favorite Music Dave Brubeck, Charlie Mingus, Leonard Cohen, KD Lang, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton
Favorite Books anything by Michael Cunningham or Cormac McCarthy, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, most of Barbara Kingsolver's novels, Steinbeck's novels and Hemingway's short stories.