Alex Mar worked on her first non-fiction book for Farrar, Straus and Giroux — a travelogue/memoir/underground history of contemporary witchcraft practice in America. Witches of America was a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 in non-fiction and an Editors’ Pick, Huffington Post Books’ “Most Notable” of 2015 and a Marie Claire “Top Book-Club Pick.” Her first film, the feature documentary American Mystic, was released by Kino Lorber in 2010.
Alex Mar worked in the Schelling studio.
Marian Nevins MacDowell funded construction of this studio the year that the organization was established and the first artists arrived for residency. It was called Bark Studio until 1933, when it was renamed in honor of Ernest Schelling, a composer, pianist, and orchestral leader who served as president of what was then called the Edward MacDowell…