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by Ilona Royce Smithkin
and John Lucas
Ilona Royce Smithkin is a force. A force of
nature. A force of willpower. A force of woman.

At 90 years old, this lifelong artist was spotted
by writer and photographer Ari Seth Cohen
and featured in his blog and blockbuster
documentary,
Advanced Style. Since then,
Ilona has become a fashion model and New
York City icon.

Now, at 96, Ilona shares her insights on aging
and staying creative. An inspirational collection
of reflections from this forever young
one-woman zeitgeist.
Ilona Royce Smithkin in her studio in Provincetown, MA. Photo by Frank Mullaney
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ILONA AT 96
Also available from Fourth Chakra House:
In the 1960s, Ilona Royce Smithkin began to evolve as both
an artist and a woman. Living in New York City and studying
at The Art Students League, she produced a series of
portraits that show her transition from a dark and moody
realistic style to a light, impressionistic manner. These
works were uncovered in Ilona's studio and had not been
seen in over 30 years.

Catalog from the 2009 gallery show of Ilona's portraits from
the 1960's, and shown at the
J.Lucas Gallery in Provincetown, MA
.
Ilona Royce Smithkin:
The Sixties, New York City and Provincetown
by John Lucas
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Perfect bound paperback
34 pages
Published by Fourth Chakra House, 2009
ISBN 978-0-615-31567-6
Perfect bound paperback
40 pages
Published by Fourth Chakra House, 2016
ISBN 978-0-692-78367-2
The Chihuahua Swami
by John Mark Lucas
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John Mark Lucas is A Course in Miracles student and
teacher who lives in New York City and North Carolina.
His pal Felix, The Chihuahua Swami, is never far away...
usually in the passenger seat navigating.
Perfect bound paperback
46 pages
Published by Fourth Chakra House, 2016
ISBN: 978-0-692-62291-9
Trying to not-love the world is exhausting.
Finding a spiritual truth through the most unlikely guru is at the heart of
The Chihuahua Swami. John Mark Lucas takes you on two journeys in this book.
The first is a desperate last-minute rescue of a scrawny, flea-bitten dog just hours
from being destroyed. And the second is the amazing out of body-time journey
that left the author with a new understanding and perspective on absolutely everything.
John Mark Lucas
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Independent. Small. Satisfying.
How many books?
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Independent. Small. Satisfying.