About Joe Streno

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I’m a ceramic artist, sculptor, musician, photographer, retired Apple/Mac consultant living in Independence, MO with 2 cats Rocco & Rudie.

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I was born and raised in Linden, NJ. Just 30 minutes from New York City. Three stops on a NJ Transit train and hello NYC! I attended Number 1 school (grade school), McManus Jr High, and Linden High School.

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I studied photography at Fashion Institute of Technology in 1974, but have been taking photographs since my junior high school days. I can thank my Jr High science teacher John Oshust for sparking that interest. I bought my first SLR and started my first darkroom back then. But I have always had an artistic streak even as a child. Music , art and photography have always a big part of my life.

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In the late 70’s early 80’s I attended CW Post Center of Long Island University in Brookville, NY. I graduated in 1982 with a BA in communications and film. Those were some amazing times!

Around 1992 I decided to go back to school again. I worked on a BFA in ceramic art and sculpture at The NY State College Of Ceramics @ Alfred University in Alfred, NY. After about 2.5 years I graduated in June of 1995. From there I moved to Seattle.

Sixteen year later I moved back to Asbury Park, NJ again. You can take the man out of New Jersey, but the Atlantic will bring him back. I’m happy it did!

Seven years later I moved to Lanoka Harbor, NJ to help out my elderly mom. And here I remain, ’til it’s time to move on again.

And for possibly the last time I’ve moved again. I bought a 112 year old home in Independence, MO. Thanks mom!

This is my place to blow off a little steam. The place to say what I need and keep others current. Thanks for stopping by.

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Joe Streno
1623 Harvard Ave
Independence MO 64052