Charlene Kankiewicz


I speak Polish and French. This program keeps deleting those. I am an oil portrait painter, printer, pastel draftsman and watercolorist. I taught, privately, in Art Centers in three states and DC. I was Art Dept. head in Suitland, Maryland and an Adult Ed. Continuation Education teacher in three states. I sang since I began to speak. I was always in choruses and choirs. I sang with two bands, briefly. I made music with the great help of actual musicians at MacJams since 2008. I have no idea what I'm doing...really. ? "I intend to be memorable."- C.K.Charry I've been saying that since I was 16, in 1964. "You know who atheists are? They are those who've failed and deny their failure at the work of the soul." - C. K. Charry, April 21, 2007, 11:22 AM There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who are always getting ready to do something And, those who go ahead and do it. - Elbert Hubbard Without Love and Compassion For others, our own apparent Love for fiction. - Thomas Merton (1915-1968)







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music, writing and singing, well, it gives meaning to my life.

What is your music dream?

To match words to music and to have others allign their music to my words and melodies. Creative expression is pure joy.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Everyone would have to be kind to one another.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Favorite ear worm was My Heart is an Open Book, by Carl Dobkin, Jr. I sang it with Eartha Kitt's accent , as an 11 year-old.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

The Elders Jefferson Airplane Eurythmics Journey