Nanette Hatzes: The Brooke Books Volume 1 [Episode 36]

I am taking the opportunity this week to repost a podcast I did with Adams County visual artist Nanette Hatzes back in May.

I thought is was a remarkable interview.

Since then there have been some changes to all of our lives, and also, particularly, to Nan’s.

Among so many other things, she’s published the book she describes in the interview, “The Brooke Books, Volume 1.”

It’s an intimate memoir of Nan’s drawings, paintings and writings in the mid-1970s, focusing in large part on the birth of her daughter, Brooke, in 1974.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please check Nan’s Facebook page.

To put it simply, Nan has made a lot of art.  She’s also raised a daughter and worked at Shippensburg University, as well as presenting her paintings, drawings and photographs at numerous exhibitions.

In 1980 photographer Annie Leibovitz awarded one of her photos first prize in Rolling Stone Magazine’s photography competition. Leibovitz described her photography as “intimate, seductive, and highly personal.”

Did I mention that Nan has made a lot of art?  She’s made so much she’s taken to giving it away to the community through her regular “Art Attacks.”

Nan was also the creator of the very successful “Goddess Project,” a collection of commissioned portraits of local women.

Nan was kind enough to share some of her pieces with us. I thank her for that and I thank Max Bramel for his assistance.

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Charles Stangor is Gettysburg Connection's Publisher and Editor in Chief.

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