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Rob Alan Okun

Rob Alan Okun, American editor, art curator, film producer. Grantee New York, State Council on the Arts, 1985, 86, 87, New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, 1985-1987, Woody Guthrie Foundation, New York City, 1986; recipient Writer-in-Residence award Berkshire Forum, Stephentown, New York, 1986.

Background

  • Okun, Rob Alan was born on June 27, 1950 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph and Jean (Kutchuck) Okun.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, George Washington University, 1970. Bachelor cum laude, Nasson College, 1972.

    Career

    • Journalist Springfield Union-Sunday Republican, 1973-1974. Editor, public New Roots Magazine, Greenfield, Massachusetts, 1979-1983. Executive director Rosenberg Era Art Project, Turners Falls, since 1983.

      Co-director Cultural Forecast, Montague, since 1986. Public Workplace Democracy, Amherst, 1985-1990. Development director Wingspan, Journal of the Male Spirit, since 1990.

      Consultant in field; newsletter consultant National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, 1983-1986. Development associate Peace Development Fund, Amherst, 1982. Lecturer University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978.

      Commentator Station WFCR-Radio, Amherst, 1983-1987.

    Works

    • Editor: The Rosenbergs-Collected Visions of Artists and Writers, 1988. Producer film Unknown Secrets: Art and Rosenberg Era. Contributor articles and commentaries to professional publications.

    Religion

    Denomination: Jewish

    Membership

    Board directors Veterans Education project, Amherst, 1986-1989, Temple Israel, Greenfield, 1986-1989, Rosenberg Fund for Children, Springfield, Massachusetts, since 1990. Member Alliance for Cultural Democracy, American Association Museum, National Writers Union, National Association Artists Organizations.

    Connections

    • Married Deborah E. Kruger, October 23, 1979. Children: Aviva, Jonah.
    • father: Joseph Okun
    • mother: Jean (Kutchuck) Okun
    • spouse: Deborah E. Kruger
    • children: Aviva Okun
    • Jonah Okun
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    Born June 27, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1970
      George Washington University
    • 1972
      Nasson College
    • 1973 - 1974
      Journalist Springfield Union-Sunday Republican
    • 1979 - 1983
      editor
      Greenfield, Indiana, United States
    • 1983
      executive, director Rosenberg Era Art Project
      Turners Falls, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1985 - 1990
      public Workplace Democracy
      Amherst, Ohio, United States
    • 1986
      co-director Cultural Forecast
      Montague, Michigan, United States
    • 1990
      development director, Wingspan