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Editor , film producer , art curator

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, Massachusetts, since 1983;co-director, Cultural Forecast, Montague, Massachusetts, 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 U. Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978. Commentator Station WFCR-Radio, Amherst, 1983-1987.

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