News of Nick Cibrario's latest achievements and coming events of interest will be posted here from time to time. Please come back to visit here often to learn the latest!
Nick's fifth novel, The Long Road to Mount Kailash is back from the publisher and is now available for purchase.
Like his previous novels, this one promises to be a good read!
Nick's long awaited fifth novel, The Long Road to Mount Kailash is now finished and is at the publisher.
He hopes to have the new novel available for sale to the public at the fair on April 1st (see below).
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Nick and Geri Cibrario invite the public to attend the 1st Annual Racine Spring Vendor Fair at Festival Hall located near Lake Michigan at 5 Fifth Street in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. The venders will be setting up their booths on Saturday, April 1st from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm. The doors will be open to visitors and customers between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm.
Geri will be selling homemade doll clothes with outfits from numerous countries around the world. Nick will be in a booth next to Geri selling his four novels about Nepal, two novels set here in Wisconsin. Also on sale will be his children's book, Elmer the Octopus and his wife's Hester the Weird Witch.
Saturday, 25 March 2017
The Kenosha Art Association invites the public to attend the Annual Spring Art Event at the Kenosha Public Museum. KAA members, area artists of all ages are invited to register their art work for judging.
The schedule for the day is:
- 12:00-1:00 pm: Registration of art work
- 12:30-1:30 pm: Reception
- 1:45-2:30 pm: Presentation by Cathleen Holmes, A Life Time of Creativity
- 2:30-3:15 pm: Awards and prizes.
The museum is located at 5500 First Avenue in Kenosha, Wisconsin. For further information, call 262-654-0065.
Saturday, 10 December 2016
Nick and Geri Cibrario invite you to attend the "12 Hour Marathon Art & Craft Fair" at the Pollard Gallery, 518 - 56th Street in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday, December 10th from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Geri's "Creative Cupboard" features handmade doll clothing to fit 18 inch dolls the size of American Girl. International outfits, holiday costumes, and seasonal apparel will be available. She will also have clothing and furniture available for baby dolls 15-22 inches, with dresses, snowsuits, and accessories at reduced prices.
Clothing for children with matching doll outfits may also be ordered in advance. Be sure to take a look at Geri's children's book, Hester the Weird Witch.
Nick's two novels set in Wisconsin, Secrets on the Family Farm, and A Desperate Decision, along with his four novels about Nepal, The Pomelo Tree, The Harvest, The Shamans, and Murder in the Mountains will be on sale at reduced prices along with his popular children's book, Elmer the Octopus, and his wife's Hester the Weird Witch.
A brief review of Nick's upcoming new novel, The Long Road to Mount Kailash, appears here. The review is by Professor Jim Fisher of Carleton College.
Nick reports that he is currently working on the fourth editing and proofreading of the novel.
Saturday, 24 September 2016
Nick and Geri Cibrario invite you to visit them at Northern Lights Gallery, 423 Main Street in downtown Racine during +Party on the Pavement, September 24th from 10:30 am to 8:30 pm.
Geri's "Creative Cupboard" features handmade doll clothing to fit 18 inch dolls such as American Girl. They include international outfits, holiday costumes, and seasonal apparel. She will also have clothing and furniture available for baby dolls 15-22 inches, with dresses, snowsuits, and accessories at reduced prices.
Clothing for children with matching doll outfits, Halloween Costumes and Christmas dresses may also be ordered in advance. Be sure to take a look at Geri's children's book, Hester the Weird Witch, before leaving.
Nick's two novels set in Wisconsin, Secrets on the Family Farm, and A Desperate Decision, along with his four novels about Nepal, The Pomelo Tree, The Harvest, The Shamans, and Murder in the Mountains, will be on sale at reduced prices along with his popular children's book, Elmer the Octopus, and his wife's Hester the Weird Witch.
Sunday, 5 June 2016
Nick Cibrario invites the public to attend The Good Old Summer Time Art Fair at Civic Center Park, located between 56th and 57th Streets near Sheridan Road in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. The fair is sponsored by the Kenosha Art Association and takes place on Sunday, June 5th 2016 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Nick will be stationed with Karen Gulbransen in Booth S-18. He will be selling his four novels about Nepal, The Pomelo Tree, The Harvest, The Shamans and Murder in the Mountains in addition to his two children's books, Elmer the Octopus, and Hester the Weird Witch; as well, his two novel set in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Secrets on the Family Farm, and A Desperate Decision will be available. The novels and bookmarks will be sold at reduced prices.
Karen will be taking orders and selling her paintings.
Nick's wife, Geraldine Cibrario, will be in booth S-17 exhibiting her doll clothes and taking orders for home for American Beauty Dolls.
Saturday, 9 April 2016
The Kenosha Art Association invites the public to attend their Annual Spring Art Event, An Artful Wife, on Saturday, April 9th at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Avenue in downtown Kenosha, WI. Speakers at the event will be Monne & Fred Haug and Tina & Eric Johnson. Area artists of all ages are invited to exhibit their work.
The schedule for the day is:
- 12:00-1:00 pm: registration of art work
- 12:30-1:30 pm: Reception, judging, and voting
- 1:45-2:45 pm: Presentation, An Artful Wife
- 2:45-3:15 pm: Awards and prizes.
For more information please call the Kenosha Art Association at 262-654-0065 or view the poster.
1 December 2015
Nick began writing his latest novel, The Long Road to Mount Kailash, in November last year. He reports that he finished the first draft this October and since then he has been working on editing the text. He hopes to get it published during the spring of 2016.
Watch this spot for further news ...
Saturday, 14 November 2015
Nick Cibrario and his wife, Geri, invite the public to attend the annual Holiday Art Fair on Saturday, November 14th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Saint Mary's Parish, in Bell Hall at 7307 - 40th Avenue in Kenosha. Nick's novels set in Kenosha County, Secrets on the Family Farm and A Desperate Decision will be on sale at reduced prices including his four novels about Nepal and his children's book, Elmer the Octopus.
Geraldine will be signing her children's book Hester the Weird Witch and exhibiting material from her "Creative Cupboard". She will be selling and taking orders for custom made clothing and accessories for 18 inch "American Girl Dolls", and 16 inch baby dolls.
Saturday, 26 September 2015
Nick Cibrario invites you to attend a book signing of his novels and children's books on Saturday, September 26th from 12:00 to 7:00 pm at Northern Lights Gallery, 423 - Main Street in downtown Racine during Party on the Pavement.
Nick's children's book, Elmer the Octopus, illustrated by Betsy Cycenas Preston, and his wife, Geri's, book Hester the Weird Witch, will be on sale at reduced prices along with his two novels set in Wisconsin in the 1950's, Secrets on the Family Farm and A Desperate Decision. His four adventure and romance novels about Nepal will also be available at reduced prices.
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Nick will have a book signing from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Starving Artist Fair in Racine, Wisconsin. The fair will be at the park in front of Gateway Technical Institute between 10th & Main Street. All six of his novels and two childrens' books will be on sale at reduced prices.
Nick will also be participating in a fund raising event at his booth during the Starving Artist Fair. He is helping Natasha Wozniak, a Racine native, Case High School graduate, former Fulbright scholar in Nepal, and now a jeweler in Brooklyn NY, to raise funds to build permanent housing in Lamjung, Nepal. This area is adjacent to the epicenter of the 25 April 2015 earthquake, which destroyed 6,700 homes. Another 2,700 homes need urgent repair after the second earthquake of May 12th. For more information contact www.fundforlamjung.org. Her teams from Nepal and the U.S. agree that"This is a grassroots effort with all proceeds going to rebuilding in Nepal. We have united out of love for the country and people of Nepal to provide support for a better future."
This information was given to Nick by Cherry Wardrip, who works at Wustum Museum and is a friend of Natasha's parents, living here in Racine.
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Nick will be signing and selling his six novels and two children's books at the the Kenosha Art Association's Annual Spring Art Event. This will happen at Civic Center Park, located between 56th and 57th Streets along Sheridan Road in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin.
He will be sharing a booth with Karen Gulbranson, a well known local artist.
The public is cordially invited to attend the event between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Nick reports that he has now completed 185 pages of his next novel, The Long Road to Mount Kailash. Having made his own pilgrimage to Mount Kailash in 2013 this latest book promises to be another one of Nick's well crafted tales filled with authentic details of the culture and landscape.
Nick has engaged a publisher to publish his next novel; he's already written 110 pages. It is to be called The Long Road to Mount Kailash.
28 March 2015
Nick is on the publicity committee for the Kenosha Art Association Annual Spring Art Event: An Artful Life to be held at the Kenosha Public Museum. The feature presentation will be by sculptor Gerhard Kroll. Nick has written an article about him and his family that can be viewed here along with several photos of their work that he took.
3 November 2014
Nick Cibrario will be giving an illustrated presentation entitled, 'A Himalayan Adventure', about his experiences and insights during five trips to Nepal and two to Tibet. He will be speaking to a group of retired senior citizens, who are members of the 'Adventures in Lifelong Learning' program. The event will be held from 2:00 to 3:30 pm on Monday, November 3 in Tallent Hall (the Cinema in the Student Center) at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, located at 900 Wood Road in Kenosha.
His four novels set in Nepal, two novels set Wisconsin and two children's books will be on sale at reduced prices.
25 October 2014
Nick Cibrario invites the public to get their signed copy of Hester the Weird Witch on Saturday, October 25th from 12:00 to 2:00 pm at Andrea's, 2401 60th Street in Kenosha. Nick's own children's book, Elmer the Octopus, and his six novels will also be available at discount prices.
Hester the Weird Witch was written by Nick's wife, Geri, for children of all ages, including parents, grandparents, and teachers who are frustrated because of their own appearance and want to change it. Hester is weird because she's really not mean at all, although she frightens people and animals because of her looks. Since Halloween is approaching, Hester wants a date to take her to the Masquerade Party. She decides to visit the castle of a very mean witch, Brunhilda, who has the power to change her into a beautiful princess. Find out what happens to Hester, who is hoping that her dream will come true.
8 October 2014
Nick will present a program entitled 'Himalayan Adventure' to a Jewish Men's Group at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 8th at the Bernard Weinger JCC, 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook, Illinois. The presentation will be about his five trips to Nepal, including his pilgrimmage to Mt. Kailash in 2013. Passes are required for this event but they may be acquired on line (see above link).
27 September 2014
Nick Cibrario invites the public to attend the first public book signing of his wife Geri's new children's book, Hester the Weird Witch. The signing will be on Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Northern Lights Gallery, 423-Main Street in Racine, Wisconsin during Racine's annual Party on the Pavement. Nick's six novels will also be available at discount prices, as well as his own children's book, Elmer the Octopus.
Hester the Weird Witch was written for children of all ages, including parents, grandparents, and teachers, who are frustrated because of their appearance and want to change it. It is beautifully illustrated by Nick.
Hester is weird because she's really not mean at all, although she frightens people and animals because of her looks. Because Halloween is approaching, Hester wants a date to take her to the Masquerade Party. She decides to visit the castle of a very mean witch, Brunhilda, who has the power to change her into a beautiful princess. Find out what happens to Hester, who is hoping that her dream will come true.
3 August 2014
Nick Cibrario invites the public to attend his book signing and to view his art work on Sunday August 3rd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at booth Y-71 on 10th Street during the Starving Artist Fair. His current children's book, Elmer the Octopus will be available along with his novels set in Wisconsin, Secrets on the Family Farm, and A Desperate Decision. His four novels about Nepal, sculptures, and paintings will also be on sale at reduced prices.
Further information available here.
27 July 2014
Nick Cibrario and Karen Gulbransen will appear at the Art and Craft Show connected to the 8th Annual Car Show sponsored by Hospice Alliance on Sunday, July 27th from 10:00am to 3:00pm, 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd, Pleasant Prairie, WI.
Karen Gulbransen will be displaying and selling original, acrylic and oil paintings of colorful, bold flowers and animals. She will also display portraits she has recently painted along with attractive prints on blank note cards and refrigerator magnets. Karen is well known for doing quality commissions of people and pet portraits and will take orders during the event.
Nick Cibrario will be signing his current children's book, Elmer the Octopus which is appealing to children of all ages, including parents, grandparents, and teachers. His other novels set in Kenosha, Secrets on the Family Farm, and it's sequel A Desperate Decision, will also be on available at reduced prices, including his four adventure and romance novels set in Nepal.
25 July 2014
A long feature article about Nick was published in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald. It may be viewed here.
Nick Cibrario invites the public to attend two book signing events for his new children's book, Elmer the Octopus:
Nick has branched into children's literature having finished a new book called Elmer the Octopus with illustrations by Betsy Cycenas Preston. The beautiful cover may be viewed here. Nick is about to send it off to the publisher.
5 April 2014
The Kenosha Art Association, with whom Nick has a long relationship, is holding their Annual Spring Art Event on Saturday, April 5th, at the Kenosha Public Museum. Nick has written an article about the event which may be read here.
11 January 2014
Nick invites you to a book signing at the Northern Lights Gallery on Saturday, December 14th from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Nick's latest novel, A Desparate Decision, is featured but all his earlier novels will be available for signing and purchase.
The gallery is located at 423 Main Street in Racine, Wisconsin. Further information available here or at 262-635-0580. View poster here.
14 December 2013
Nick is having a book signing at the Pollard Gallery on Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Nick's latest novel, A Desparate Decision, is featured but all his earlier novels will be available for signing and purchase.
A Desparate Decision is a love story and a murder mystery set in 1956. It is a sequel to Secrets on the Family Farm. Adam, the main character was raised Catholic. He is now 15 years old and madly in love with Naomi, a Jewish girl. Their families forbid them to go steady, which only increases their desire to meet secretly, resulting in agonizing separations and conflicts. The plot is complicated by Adam's unexpected oath to become a priest after rescuing his best friend, Neil, from a life threatening incident. The novel also contains a murder trail after a body is found in a deserted farm house.
The gallery is located at 518 - 56th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Further information may be found at exposekenosha.com or at 262-657-7529. View poster here.
23 November 2013
Nick is having a book signing at Andrea's on Saturday, November 23rd from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Nick's latest novel, A Desparate Decision, is featured but all his earlier novels will be available for signing and purchase.
Andrea's is located at 2401 60th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin (phone 262-657-7732). View poster here.
14 September 2013
Nick is having a book signing at the Pollard Gallery on Saturday, September 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 9:00pm. Nick's latest novel, A Desparate Decision, is featured but all his earlier novels will be available for signing and purchase.
The gallery is located at 415 - 56th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Further information may be found at exposekenosha.com
In August Nick returned to Nepal where he visited old friends and found Kathmandu much changed since his last visit in 2000; many of the changes were not pleasant due to rapid rather uncontrolled development. The hightlight of his trip was a pilgrimage to sacred Mount Kailash in Tibet.
E-book versions for Kindle of all Nick's novels are now for sale at Amazon at reduced prices. The trilogy, The PomeloTree, The Harvest, and The Shamans are available on Kindle for about $6.00 each. Murder in the Mountains sells for $6.92; Secrets On the Family Farm for $7.94 and A Desperate Decision for $9.31. Visit Amazon to see listings for all Nick's books, both digital and paperback versions.
13 April 2013
Nick is chairperson for "Relax With Art", the Kenosha Art Association's 2013 Spring Art Event which takes place on this date at the Kenosha Public Museum. Karen Gulbransen will be the guest speaker at the event, sponsored by KAA. We would like to invite Racine Art Guild members to participate in the show by bringing a piece of art to the Kenosha Public Museum. There is a small entry fee of $5.00 for non-members. There will be a reception with awards and prizes being given. For further details, view the poster (designed by Karen Gulbransen) here.
Besides working on organizing the art event details, Nick is working on the fourth draft of A Desperate Decision which he hopes to have published and available by April.
Nick is currently busy with the fourth and final draft of A Desperate Decision. A summary of the plot has just been sent to Amazon.com. It may be viewed here.
7 & 8 December 2012
Nick is doing two back-to-back book signings:
On Friday December 7th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm he will be at the Avenue Gallery & Frame Shop at 402 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin.
On Saturday, December 8thfrom 6:00 to 9:00 pm he will be at the Pollard Gallery at 518 - 56th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin (phone 262-657-7529).
At both events all Nick's novels will be available for sale. Personally autographed copies by the author are also available.
5 & 6 October 2012
Nick has been working with Ellen Cardwell on the Invitational Show, for the Racine Art Guild, which will be held once again at Avenue Gallery and Frame, at 402 Main Street in Racine, Wisconsin (phone 262-632-6670). The reception for members and visitors will be on Friday, October 5th from 5:00-9:00 pm.
Nick has two works in this show one of which will be used as cover art for his latest novel, A Desperate Decision.
On Saturday, October 6th he will selling his novels on the sidewalk outside the store. He will also be helping Ellen and John Falk with the Silent Auction outside from 12:00-4:00 pm.
Nick' s latest novel, A Desperate Decision is currently being edited by a retired attorney and a retired Chicago Tribune editor. It will be sent to press shortly.
A Desperate Decision, set in 1959, is a sequal to Secrets on the Family Farm which is set in 1951. It promises to be another good story.
Nick has almost completed the first full typed draft of his latest book, A Desperate Decision. This will be his sixth published novel. He has begun work on cover design and hopes to have it published in time for a book signing in October.
3 June 2012
Nick Cibrario invites the public to attend a book signing of his latest novel, Murder in the Mountains, at the Good Old Summertime Art Fair, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, at Civic Center Park on Sheridan Road between 56th and 57th Streets in Kenosha. Nick's other novels will be on sale for $12.00 each.
This event is organized by the Kenosha Art Association of which Nick is a long standing member.
11 February 2012
This Saturday Nick is holding two book signing events in Kenosha, Wisconsin for his current novel, Murder in the Mountains:
The first is at Andrea’s at 2401-60th Street from noon to 2:00 pm.
The second event is on Saturday evening from 6:00-9:00 pm at the Pollard Gallery at 415-56th Street. Further details in the Journal Times.
At both events Nick's earlier novels, the three books that comprise the Kathmandu Trilogy as well as Secrets on the Family Farm will also be for available for purchase at reduced price. Nick cordially invites the public to attend either or both events.
11 December 2011
The Journal Times of Racine has published in short article about Nick and his latest novel, Murder in the Mountains. It may be viewed here.
10 December 2011
Nick's latest novel, Murder in the Mountains, will be featured at a book signing from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, December 10th at the Pollard Gallery in downtown Kenosha. This book, along with his earlier works, will be available for purchase and personalized autographing by the author.
The Pollard Gallery is located in the Rhode Center for the Arts building at 518 56th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin. For further information call 262-657-7529.
2 December 2011
Nick will host a book signing event at Avenue Gallery & Frame from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Avenue Gallery & Frame is located at 402 Main Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin. For further information contact Brad at 262-632-6670.
18 November 2011
Nick will be at Carolyn's Coffee Connection for another book signing event from 9:00 am until noon and from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Musical entertainment will be provided by songwriter, poet, and musician Lyle Holthaus (Lyle will be present during the morning only). A short article about this event appears in Expose Kenosha.
Carolyn's is located at at 1351 - 52nd Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
22 October 2011
Nick's will have a booksigning event featuring his newest novel, Murder in the Mountains, at Andrea's in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This book as well as his previous works will be available for purchase and autographing by the author from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.
Andreas's is located at 2401- 6oth Street in Kenosha. Full details are available here.
1 October 2011
Nick will have a booth at Racine, Wisconsin's 'Party on the Pavement'. His latest novel, Murder in the Mountains, along with all his earlier novels will be available for purchase, including personal inscriptions and autographs by Nick.
The festival is at Main and Sixth Streets in downtown Racine from 10:00 amto 5:00 pm. Full details are available here.
13 August 2011
Nick's newest novel, Murder in the Mountains, is finally printed and will be launched at a book signing event at the Pollard Gallery in Kenosha. Hot off the press, the new book will be available for purchase and autographing by the author from 1:00 to 9:00 pm. A special wine and cheese reception will celebrate the new launch from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
The gallery is located at 518 - 56th Street in Kenosha. Full details are available here.
25 February 2011
Nick has finished the design of the cover for Murder in the Mountains. It is based on one of his paintings. It has been posted on his Books page along with other information about the book. The cover will be sent off to the publisher shortly.
Nick has just finished the 8th draft of Murder in the Mountains, with the help of Joe Sjostrom, formerly with the Chicago Tribune for 38 years. The manuscript is ready to go to the publisher except for finalizing the design of the chapters and the cover.
19 February 2011
Along with with two other artists Nick will be putting on an art show at the Rhode Center for the Arts in Kenosha at 514 - 56th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This will be an all day event with a reception starting at 2:00 pm which will include light refreshments and live music by Greg Milo.
Nick will have 6 paintings and 5 sculptures on exhibit:
Family Farm, oil painting
Tale from India, watercolor
Elephants in the Himalayas, oil painting
Himalayan Family, oil painting
Liza (Minelli) and Pets, oil painting
Marilyn (Monroe) and Pets, oil painting
Three Faces, terracotta
Tribal Chief, terracotta
Opera Singers, terracotta
Evolution of Male & Female, terracotta
Jester and Lady, terracotta
These are all for sale and will be available for viewing until the end of March.
More information about this event can be found here. Nick has written a fine article about the artists and their art on the Racine Kiosk website; it also appears on Expose Kenosha.
Nick is proofreading of the fifth and final draft of Murder in the Mountains. It will shortly be sent off to the publishers. An advance review of the book has been posted here on this website.
Nick has finished the fourth draft of his latest novel, Murder in the Mountains. He has completed publishing arrangements with the publishing company CreateSpace. Proofreading is undeerway and he hopes to have the book available in stores by Christmas time.
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Nick will conduct a book signing of his four novels and a preview reading of his current manuscript, Return to Kathmandu: Murder in the Mountains, prior to its publication this fall.
The booksigning will be between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm at DCS Trading Co., a used bookstore in the Village of Caledonia. The address is 5144 Douglas Avenue, STE#3, Racine, Wisconsin 53404; phone 262-639-5548. For detailed poster containing directions, etc. click here.
Nick has written an article about the unique bookstore that is the DCS Trading Co.
Nicks newest paintings and sculptures will be shown at this event as well. The paintings are Liza Minnelli with Pet and Marilyn Monroe with Animals; the scultures are Hungry Wolf and Tribal Chief
Saturday & Sunday, 12-13 June 2010
Nick hopes to attend the 26th Annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest on South Dearborn Street, between Harrison and Polk Streets in downtown Chicago. This largest free literary event in the Midwest will enable Nick to meet with other writers and book dealers from all over.
Nick has finished the second draft of Return to Kathmandu: Murder in the Mountains. His wife Geri helped him with editing and proofreading. He is now working on the third draft of the novel and hopes to get it to the publisher this fall.
17 April 2010
Kenosha Art Association's Annual Spring Art Event runs from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday April 17th in the Daimler Chrysler Room of the Kenosha Public Museum. The museum is located at 5500 First Avenue in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Nick is on the committee organizing this event.
31 March 2010
Nick will participate in the 10th annual 'Bowls & Books' Soupfest Contest event at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin. He will be there to discuss his books with all who come by his table. His books will be available for purchase and signing. 15% of all sales goes to support the Centre.
21 October 2009
Nick will host another book signing event Andrea's in Kenosha, Wisconsin at 2401 - 60th Street from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Secrets on the Family Farm and the three novels of "The Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy" will all be available for purchase and signing. Nick has decided that 20% of the profits from this book signing and sale will go to his high school, St. Joseph's High School in Kenosha. If the complete "The Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy" is purchased there will be a 10% discount off the list price; if Secrets ... is also purchased the discount will be 15%.
5 October 2009
A fine article about Nick's life and his interesting and varied career by Mary Santarelli has been published in the on-line arts weekly newsletter of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
3 October 2009
Nick will host a book signing event from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Martha Merrell's Book Store at 600 Main Street, Racine,Wisconsin during the annual "Party on the Pavement" street festival. Secrets on the Family Farm and the three novels comprising The Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy will all be available.
Nick has recently finished the first draft of his new novel Return to Kathmandu and is currently working on the second draft. The setting is 2001 prior to the assassination of the royal family of Nepal. This unresolved event is central to the plot of my novel.
14 March 2009
Nick will hold a book signing at Bella Ancora from 3:00 to 9:00 pm. Bella Ancora is located at 5621 Sixth Avenue in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Phone 262-652-4438.
14 March 2009
Nick invites the public to a book signing of his latest novel Secrets on the Family Farm in the Upper Gallery during the Farmers' Market from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday March 14th. His oil painting "The Family Farm" was used for the cover design of his book (see also news item below about his other art on display in the Upper Gallery).
February and March 2009
Nick now has three watercolors and seven oil paintings along with five sculptures at the Rhode Center of the Arts, Upper Gallery at 5140 - 56th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Whenever he has time, Nick is continuing to work on his new novel Return to Kathmandu. It is set in the summer of 2001 during the time of the massacre of King Birendra and several of his family at the Royal Palace. Watch this spot for news of its publication!
Mary Santarrelli has written a biographical article about Nick which will be published soon in the news letter of St. Joseph High School (Kenosha, Wisconsin). Nick is an alumnus of the school, having graduated in 1959. Her article deals largely about his writings and art work.
19 December 2008
Nick will hold another book signing at Martha Merrell's Bookstore, 600 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.
29 November 2008
Nick held a book signing event for his latest novel, Secrets on the Family Farm, at the Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin.
26 November 2008
Nick was interviewed by Greg Berg on radio station WGTD 91.1 FM in Kenosha, Wisconsin about his latest novel, Secrets on the Family Farm.
11 October 2008
You are invited to a book signing from 1:00 to 9:00 pm for Nick's new book Secrets On The Family Farm at the Pollard Gallery, 514 - 56th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin (262-657-7529). There will be a reception starting at 6:00 pm.
4 October 2008
The first book signing for Nick's new novel Secrets On The Family Farm will be held at Martha Merrell's Bookstore at 600 Main Street in downtown Racine during Party on the Pavement on October 4th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The final proofs for Nick's new novel Secrets On The Family Farm have been sent off to the printer. Copies should be available by mid month.
Call Nick at 262-634-5386 or use e-mail. The book should also be available for purchase at www.BookSurge.com, www.Amazon.com, www.Abebooks.com and www.Alibris.com.
Saturday, 5 April 2008
Nick Cibrario will be the guest speaker for the Kenosha Art Association's Spring Art Event to be held at the Kenosha Public Museum. All members of the Association are invited to bring a piece of art work to this juried show. Check-in will begin at 1:00 pm followed by a reception.
Nick's power point presentation, "A Glimpse into my World", will begin at 2:00 pm followed by the awards at 3:00. Nick's program will focus upon his sculptures and paintings and their connection with his novels. Living in Nepal and travellng to India has had a great influence on his art. Several trips Europe, especially Italy have also been influential.
Call 262-654-0065 for info and register
Saturday, 24 November 2007
Nick's watercolor paintings along with artwork of 25 other artists are on exhibit at the Advent Art Show at the Rhode Center of the Arts, 516 - 56th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin. This juried art show is organized by the Kenosha Art Association. The opening reception is 6:00 - 10:00 pm. During the reception Nick will do readings from his novels. He will also be available to sign copies of The Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy.
In the nearby Pollard Gallery, Nick is exhibiting three sculptures: "Mardi Gras," (terra cotta and acrylic), "Instinctive Impulse" (cement image), and "Sunburst" (cement image).
Saturday, 6 October 2007
Nick will host a book signing of the novels of the Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy during the "Party On The Pavement" festival at Martha Merrell's at 600 Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
22 September 2007
Nick will be collecting art work for the Racine Art Guild's "Invitational Show" from 10:00 to 4:00 pm. This year the show will be held at Avenue Frame during this year's "Party On The Pavement" festival event between noon and 7 pm on October 6th in Racine. The reception for the show will be from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Nick will write a review of the show for the newspaper.
13 September 2007
Nick will be giving a PowerPoint presentation after the noon luncheon at the First United Methodist Church at 745 Main Street in Racine, Wisconsin. The presentation is titled "A Himalayan Adventure" and will focus on Hinduism and Buddhism in Nepal.
11 September 2007
Nick began sculpture class on Tuesday evening from 7:00-9:00 at Kenosha Art Association's new building at 5613-15 7th Avenue in downtown Kenosha, Wisconsin. His instructor, Gerhard Kroll will be accompanying him to the studio class each week
Booksurge has been signed up to publish Nick's next novel, Secrets On The Family Farm. Jim Fisher is writing a review of the novel. Nick is working on oil paintings for the cover at the Wustum Museum under Tom Hoffman each Monday afternoon. Two paintings related to the cover have been completed so far. The book will hopefully be finally published by January 2008.
Nick's latest novel is nearing completion. The manuscript is in the final editing stage; a graphic artist is designing the cover; a publisher has already been signed up. The novel, called Secrets On The Family Farm is set in rural Wisconsin in 1951 during the Korean War.
2 May 2007
The Racine Report published an article about the coverage recently given to Nick Cibrario and his apparently prescient novels in the Times of India and other South and Southeast Asian publications (cf. also 13 April 2007 below).
Saturday 21 April 2007 and following
Nick Cibrario and his scupture teacher, Gerhardt Kroll, will be exhibiting their scuptures and paintings in a joint show during the month of April at the Racine Arts Council, 505 - 6th Street, Racine, Wisconsin. The gallery is open from noon to 4:00 pm Mon,Tue, Wed, & Fri. The public is invited to the opening reception on Saturday, April 21st from 1:00 to 9:00 pm during Gallery Night in downtown Racine.
13 April 2007
An article about Nick and his novels written by Sudeshna Sarkar was published in the Times of India and given wide distribution in other publications of South and Southeast Asia (The Malaysia Sun, Peace Corps News, New Kerala, The Hindustan Times, the Indias News, Big News Network, MSN India among others). She marvels at Nick's prescience in writing about the 'Royal Massacre' of June 2001 before it had happened. In this event King of Nepal, Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev, his wife Queen Aiswarya, Prince Niranjan and several other members of Nepal's Royal family were murdered by Crown Prince Dipendra who then shot himself. A short version of this article is posted on Nick's reviews page.
27 & 28 March 2007
Nick will be attending an oil painting workshop at The Kenosha Public Musuem, 5550 First Avenue (262-653-4450). He once again will be studying with Sandra Principe from Galena, Illinois. Sandra left her career as an attorney and now specializes in Floral Art of the Renaissance. This is the fourth workshop that Nick will be taking with her.
Saturday 24 March 2007
Nick will be giving a slide presentation on "The Animals of the Himalayas" at the Algonquin Area Public Library District, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, Illinois (847 458-6060). The program will begin on Saturday at 1:00 pm followed by a booksigning of the trilogy novels and a reception. After the reception, Nick will be speaking with the local Writers' Group to answer their questions and discuss their needs. The author Lisa Guidarini is the Program Coordinator. She has a long history of writing and involvement with other authors. She has a blog where she has published an interview with Nick.
During the winter months Nick has been studying watercolor and oil painting with Tom Hoffman every week at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, 2519 - Northwestern Avenue, Racine, Wisconsin (262-636-9177).
Nick has also been studying sculpture with Gerhardt Kroll for the past four years every Tuesday night at the Kenosha Art Association in Kenosha, Wisconsin (262-654-0065).
Monday, 12 February 2007
Nick will be speaking about "Nepal Then & Now" to American University Women at 1110 Coronado Drive in Racine, Wisconsin. at 1:00 pm. Included in the talk will be information about the Paropakar Orphanage in Kathmandu to which a portion of all book sale profits are donated. The women have expressed interest in making a donation to the orphanage. The books of "The Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy" will also be available.
Saturday, 20 January 2007
Nick will give a powerpoint presentation entitled "The Animals of The Himalayas" at The Kenosha Public Museum, located at 5500 - 1st Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin. The presentation is suitable for all age levels, especially for children and senior citizens. The program starts at 2:00 pm. For more information contact Peg at 262-653-4140.
Nick will also be signing copies of his books. There will be a 20% discount for senior citizens. Copies of "The Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy" will be available after the booksigning at the reception.
Saturday, 16 December 2006
Nick will host a booksigning at the new Martha Merrell's bookstore from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Note the new location is at 600 - Main Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53403.
Saturday, 7 October 2006
There will be a booksigning on the weekend at Martha Merrell's Bookstore, 409 - Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin. I will be selling all three novels of The Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy with emphasis upon The Shamans. The booksigning will take place during 'Party On The Pavement' between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm.
7 October 2006
Avenue Gallery & Frame will be sponsoring the Invitational Show for The Racine Art Guild at 402 - Main Street in downtown Racine. The reception will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. 37 artists will be exhibitng their work. Nick will be showing the orginal scupture of the Instinctive Impulse. This piece was done in terra cotta, painted with acrylics. It has not been exhibited anywhere previously. The colors of the face are realistic, but the hair flowing into the image of the crocodile possesses green tones.
1-3 September 2006
Over the Labor Day weekend Nick attended a reunion of his Peace Corp group, Nepal I, the first group of Peace Corps Volunteers to serve in Nepal from 1962 to 1964. About a third of the original group of 68 attended the reunion mostly held at the home of Jim Fisher in Northfield, Minnesota where Jim is a professor at neaby Carleton College.
Nick displayed his books and some of his sculptures. Several of those present purchased autographed copies of his books.
Sunday 13 August 2006
Two different pieces of Nick's sculpture have been accepted for the juried show at the Kenosha Public Museum. The pieces are called, "The Cow Jumped Over the Moon," and "Double Double Toil and Trouble."
The reception will be at the museum between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. The museum is located at 5500 First Avenue , Kenosha, Wisconsin (phone 262-653-4140).
Note that this is the same time and date as the item below!
Sunday 13 August 2006
Two different pieces of Nick's sculpture have been accepted into the juried show for Anderson Arts Center. The two pieces are entitled, "The Seductive Trap" and "Safe At Last." They were done in terra cotta with an acrylic finish.
The reception will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 pm with awards being given at 2:30 pm. The Center is located at 121 - 66th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Note the time and date conflict between this and the previous item.
Sunday 6 August 2006
Between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Nick Cibrario will be exhibiting his paintings, sketches, and sculptures at the Starving Artists' Art Fair at 6th Street and South Main in Racine, Wisconisn. In addition Nick will be selling copies of The Pomelo Tree and The Harvest.
Wednesday, 21 June 2006
The Shamans, the third novel in Nick's Garden of Kathmandu Trilogy, is finally off the press. All three books are now available at Amazon.com.
Sunday, 18 June 2006
Nick will have a book signing and presentation at Garden Star, Art of Stone, at 6300 - 120th Avenue in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This magnificent sculpture garden of art can be reached by travelling to Hwy I-94 and taking the Exit 158. It can easily be seen from the highway. The public is invited to wander through the extensive scupture garden and view Jim Malkowski's vast collection of statuary.
Jim is responsible for putting a photo of the crocodile-lady, "Instinctive Impulse", on the cover of The Harvest. He also has a stone Buddha and crocodile on the back cover. These scuptures will be for sale at the booksigning. For further information contact Jim or Nancy at 262-857-3600.
Sunday, 4 June 2006
Between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm Nick will be be exhibiting art work and selling his novels, The Pomelo Tree and The Harvest at The Good Old Summertime Art Fair in Kenosha, Wisconsin. The Art Fair takes place in Civic Center Park, located on Sheridan Road between 56th and 57th Streets. This event is sponsored by The Kenosha Art Association.
Nick passed the second level exam in Sanskrit at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. After completeing the exam, he began his third level Sanskrit study with Shanti Prasad Shastri at the Hari Om Mandir (Temple).
Saturday 20 May 2006
Nick will be signing books at Martha Merrell's Bookstore in downtown Racine during the Annual Art Walk. He will be exhibiting some of his paintings and scupture in front of the bookstore from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm. The store has moved to 409 - 6th Street, Racine, Wisconsin, 53403. Telephone: Vaughan or Pam at 262-632-0215.
Saturday, 6 May 2006
Nick will be giving a PowerPoint presentation on "The Animals of Nepal" followed by a booksigning of The Harvest and the second edition of The Pomelo Tree at the Racine Public Library from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The library is located at 75 Seventh Street, Racine, Wisconsin. For additional information contact Jill Hartman at 262-636-0217.
1 April 2006
One of Nick's scuptures, called "The Court Jester and the Lady", won second place in the annual juried show sponsored by the Kenosha Art Association at the Kenosha Public Museum. The judge of the show was David Holmes, who teaches art at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside in Kenosha. He is currently exhibiting his work at Northwestern University.
Sunday, 5 March 2006
Nick will give a PowerPoint presentation entitled "A Himalayan Adventure" at Unity Church of Kenosha/Racine from 12:15 - 1:30 pm, The Learning Center, 9920 - 26th Avenue, Kenosha, Wisconsin (262-697-5298, firstname.lastname@example.org) The presentation will be followed by a booksigning of The PomeloTree (2nd edition) and The Harvest.
25 February 2006 - Note New Date!
There will be a book signing for The Harvest as well as for the second edition of The Pomelo Tree from 12:00 to 5:00 pm at the Spectrum School of The Arts. The school is located in The Decoven Center-East Building at 600 - 21st Street in Racine, Wisconsin. Telephone: 262-634-4345.
Nick will also be exhibiting watercolors, oil paintings, and sculpture in the Rainbow Room during the signing.
Also at the signing will be Jim Malkowski from Garden Star Statuary in Kenosha who has re-created some of Nick's clay sculptures in bronze. Jim will be selling cement images of the Nick's crocodile lady called "Instinctive Impulse." This is the same sculpture whose image appears on the cover of The Harvest.
11 December 2005
Nick's painting, "Flute Player", was accepted into the annual juried show, Watercolor Wisconsin 2005, at the Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts. This competion is open to artists from the entire state. The announcement of awards and opening reception will be held on 11 December 2005 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
The museum is located at 2510 Northwestern Avenue, Racine, Wisconsin 53404 (phone 262-636-9177). The exhibit will run from 10 December 2005 to 22 April 2006.
6 November 2005
One of Nick's scuptures, entitled "Father of Lies", has been accepted by the Anderson Arts Center at 121 - 66th Street, Kenosha, Wisconsin 53143 (phone 262-653-0481) for their Winter Juried Exhibition. The show will run from 6 November 2005 until 8 January 2006. The opening reception will be on Sunday, 6th of November from 1:30 to 4:00 pm
1 November 2005
Final proofs for the second edition of The Pomelo Tree have been received. Once the corrections have been made and resubmitted the book will be published by Booksurge.
In addition, early proofs have been received for The Harvest, the second novel of Nick's Kathmandu Trilogy of novels.
Publication of both these books is imminent!
21 August 2005
Two more of Nick's sculptures have been accepted at the Anderson Arts Center for the Racine Art Guild's Annual Juried Exhibitions. The reception and awards ceremony will be on Sunday, 21st August from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. Awards will be presented at 2:30 with a tour of the galleries scheduled for 3:30. The Center is at 121 - 66th Street in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The art works, originally done in clay, have been set in bronze by Jim Malkowski, owner of Garden Star Statuary. The sculpture titles are "Instinctive Impulse No. l" and "Instinctive Impulse No. 2". The statues are that of the head of a sleeping woman with a crocodile emerging from the back. One of the claws of the crocodile remains reptilian while the other is evolving into a human hand. The first piece lies flat while the second piece soars in an upright position. The latter is being used on the cover of Nick's second novel, The Harvest.
14 August 2005
One of Nick's scuptures, which has been done in bronze by Jim Malkowski, owner of Garden Star Statuary in Kenosha, has been accepted into the Annual Juried Show sponsored by Kenosha Art Association. This piece, entitled "Global Warming No. 2", will be on exhibit at Kenosha Public Museum at 5500 First Avenue , Kenosha, Wisconsin (phone 262-653-4140). The opening reception, which is open to the public, will be held on Sunday, 14th August from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the museum; awards will be given out at 3:00 pm. The show will run from 13 August to 6 November 2005.
This sculpture is a sunburst with a face in agony, resembling a Greek mask from the theater. The figure has a moustache and beard, resembling Zeus. It is being used on cover of Nick's third novel, The Shamans.
8 August 2005
Art work for the covers of all three novels of the Kathmandu Trilogy has been sent to Jon Bolton's studio for photographing (The Pomelo Tree will be reprinted along with The Harvest this Fall; the third novel is to be published in the Spring).
14 July 2005
Nick's presentation of April 20th at Prospect Heights Public Library District was video taped and was aired on the Library Cable Network, Channel 24 on 14 July.
1 May 2005
Nick has been studying Sanskrit and the Bhavagad Gita at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. At a graduation function in the Sama Rathi Auditorium at the temple Nick will be reciting a passage in Sanskrit about the Indian Ocean tsunami. The program starts at 9:00 am.
20 April 2005
Nick will give a talk entitled "The PomeloTree: A Himalayan Adventure" at 7:00 pm at the Prospect Heights Public Library District, 12 North Elm Street, Prospect Heights, IL 60070 (Phone 847-259-3500, www.phl.alibrary.com). Books will be available for purchase and autographing.
4 April to 3 June 2005
Several of Nick's recent sculptures will be on display at Oliver's Fine Jewelry, 2820 East Layton Avenue in Milwaukee (414-438-9555). See also 23 November below.
26 February 2005
At 1 pm there will be a book signing event at Barnes & Nobles at 2710 South Green Bay Road, Racine, Wisconsin. He will talk about the book and his experiences in Nepal.
23 November 2004
Nick's art work has been recently accepted at Oliver's Fine Jewelry, 2820 East Layton Avenue in Milwaukee (414-438-9555). The twelve paintings and seven sculptures will be on display until 5 February 2005. They would make great gifts! In addition there will be a reception for the artists at Olivers Fine Jewelry on 12 February from 4:00 to 9:00 pm.
13 November 2004
Along with four other authors discussing their works, Nick presented a talk about the Pomelo Tree at the annual 'Breakfast With The Authors' at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Racine, Wisconsin. This event was presented by the Friends of the Racine Public Library. The book was well received and several copies were autographed.
7 November 2004
One of Nick's scultpures, entitled "The Inner War", was accepted at the Winter Juried Exhibition for The Anderson Arts Center in Kenosha, Wisconsin. A public reception was held at the Centre.
27 October 2004
The first eleven chapters of Nick's second novel The Harvest have been sent off to the proofreader. Look for publication of this next installment of the 'Kathmandu Trilogy' sometime in the Fall of 2005 when we readers will finally learn what happens after the suspenseful ending of The Pomelo Tree.
19 October 2004
The Pomelo Tree is listed by www.bibliodistrubtion.com with links to Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, BooksAMillion, and Borders. This should make it much easier purchase the novel.
Nick completed a course on the great Hindu epic the Bhavagad Gita at the Greater Hindu Temple of Chicago.
17 October 2004
Nick has also been studying Sanskrit at the Greater Hindu Temple of Chicago. To complete Level I of the course he took his final exam on October 17. He is currently studying Level II of the Balbodh (The Enlightened / Wise Child) series until next Fall 2005.
Nick is studying scupture at the Kenosha Art Association with Gerhardt Kroll. He is very enthusiastic about the course and feels he is learning a lot. Last Spring he won third place in the KAA Scupture Contest at the Kenosha Public Museum
July and August 2004
Nick and his wife travelled to Europe where they met their daughter Amber. They were mainly in France, Germany and Italy where they visited Lake Como, Florence, and Rome.
1 May 2004
Nick gave a presentation about the Peace Corps and its influence upon his writing at the Racine Public Library. This was followed by a book signing in the Meeting Room of the library.
24 April 2004
Book signing at Andrea's bookstore in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
21 April 2004
Nick gave a presentation titled "The Pomelo Tree, Garden of Eden, and Animal Sacrifices in Nepal" at the University of Wisconsin at Parkside in Kenosha followed by a book signing. He also spoke to Mary Waid's students in the Communications' department about the Peace Corps in Nepal.
17 April 2004
Book signing and presentation at Swank, A Posh Eatery in Milwalkee.
3 April 2004
Book signing event at Voss Books in Milwaukee.
28 March 2004
Nick gave a talk on Hinduism and Buddhism at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Racine, followed by a book signing.
6 March 2004
The first of many book signing events happened at Martha Merrell's Bookstore in Racine, Wisconsin. Over 75 books were autographed and signed. It was said that the store hasn't seen so many people at a book signing in ten years.
5 March 2004
The day before the book signing, Nick dedicated his novel the The Pomelo Tree at the Hindu Temple in Pewaukee, Wisconsin.
mid February 2004
The Pomelo Tree is finally published! Nick's living room is suddenly full of boxes of newly printed books from the printer.
mid December 2003
The Pomelo Tree was sent off to the printer.
11 November 2003
Nick's very own website, www.pomelotree.com, appears on line on the Internet for the first time to promote his first novel The Pomelo Tree and his artwork. It was designed (and continues to be updated and improved) by Doug Bingham through his small company Elegant Computing Productions. In the early 1960's Doug served along with Nick as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal; more recently Doug and Nick travelled to Nepal and Tibet together in 2000.
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