TIM BUCKWALTER

Tim Buckwalter is the gallery director at NIAD Art Center, a studio art program helping adult artists with disabilities tell their stories in contemporary art idioms. They make fantastic work. You should buy some. Or least stop in and see the project. A long time ago, he answered the telephone, responding to complaints about art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Buckwalter got earfuls of grief when Stallone left the Rocky statute at the top of the museum steps. Before that he was paid to draw his friends' homework, tracing images out of magazines and comic books into some kind of narrative. Now, he lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, journalist and author Nell Bernstein, and our kids Nick and Ruby. And he makes appropriation art, still.