Having seen Shilpa Ray play in the early
morning hours after a fierce, chilling rainstorm at the outdoor
Nelsonville Music Festival in East Central Ohio, this writer can testify
that her tough and exciting voice can surmount any distraction around
her and kick-start listeners out of any weariness and make them pay
The Contemporary Art Center today announced that founding member Peggy Crawford died on April 18 in Santa Fe, N.M., where she had been living. She was one of three women who founded the CAC's precursor, the Modern Art Society, in 1939. She was able to come to the CAC last September to celebrate its 75th anniversary — an exhibition of her photography was part of the observance.