As a friend,
and Joan's web designer. I am deeply saddened
to have just learned of and to report her passing on February 11, 2014.
As an art curator in New Haven, Connecticut,
I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to meet Joan in 2003,
become friends, and to sponsor an exhibit of her paintings at the time
30th Year Class Reunion of the Yale University Law School that November.
I was hoping to do the same in 2013, but she had to cancel
her plans to attend her 40th at Yale, due to health concerns.
Joan was a kind and brilliant friend and will be truly missed.
~ Johnes Ruta, independent curator & writer
Art Director New Haven Free Public Library