Jim Clarke (Jed Hover) has dedicated himself to art and music throughout his lifetime. Since his early 20’s he has been a musician, both performing and composing rock music.
He performed throughout Massachusetts, in the Amherst area, Worcester, and southern Vermont area throughout the 70’s-2016 with Tumbleweed, and as a guest with other bands. Nationally he performed with Buddy Cage (from New Riders of the Purple Sage), Commander Cody and Tim Kelliher (Florida)
Jim has lived in Northfield for over 35 years. He raised his two sons here in town. His interest in art began when his sons were young and they are frequent subjects of his work. He was inspired by his son who had autism and worked with different mediums in attempting to portray his son’s perspective. His work accelerated and helped him survive after the tragic and unexpected loss of his son. Much of his work explores his son’s creativity and attempts to peer inside his mind.
A severe stroke in 2016 left Jim with paralysis and unable to speak. Jim had always been a talker, a storyteller and great conversationalist. He has become a wonderful and perceptive listener and continues to be a keen observer of others. He has always enjoyed a wide circle of friends. They have been a significant support to him since his stroke. Sports have also been a very big part of Jim’s life both as a player, and a fan. He is extremely knowledgeable about sports and sport history.
Jim loves the Northfield community and is pleased for this opportunity to be able to share his work with others. Thanks to the library!
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