Watercolor Artist, Author, and Professor Emeritus of Art at Virginia Tech

Ray Kass is an internationally recognized artist and writer. He has had many solo exhibitions and is represented by the Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, Virginia, and ir77 Contemporary Art in NYC. Kass is founder and director of the Mountain Lake Workshop, an ongoing collaborative, community-based art project in the Appalachian region of Virginia. Artists who have participated in the Mountain Lake Workshop include folk-artist Howard Finster (1916-2001), Japanese artist & sculptor Jiro Okura, and the late avant-garde composer, writer, and artist John Cage (1912-1992). Currently, Kass is overseeing multiple European performances of John Cage's "STEPS": A Composition for a Painting to be Performed by Individuals and Groups (2nd notation, 2006), and has curated a show of Cage's watercolors, "John Cage: The Sight of Silence" for the National Academy Museum in New York City, September 12, 2012 January 13, 2013. Kass is the author of THE SIGHT OF SILENCE: John Cage’s Complete Watercolor, National Academy and Taubman Museums, University of Virginia Press (2011).

The Sight of Silence

John Cage's Complete Watercolors

by Ray Kass

Published by the University of Virginia Press

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