Upstate Diary No. 18


We are proud to offer Kate Orne's definitive, wide-ranging arts and culture magazine, Upstate Diary.

Issue No. 18 features artists Tom Burr, Arlene Shechet, and Katie Stout plus a rare 1992 photo session of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, and their newborn daughter Frances Bean at their home in Los Angeles, published in the book Family Values by Guzman. 


  • The Scottish actor and self-proclaimed polymath Alan Cumming is a country boy at heart? Welcome to Camp Cumming.
  • Georgia O’Keeffe found her place in Abiquiú, New Mexico. There, inspired by the landscape, she fostered her creativity and created an environment that supported her independence.
  • Frédéric Tcheng is no stranger to the luxury and glamour of the fashion world. He directed Dior & I; Halston; and Invisible Beauty yet he lives with his partner in a basic one-room hut, without plumbing, on a stunning property next to the Neversink River in southeastern NY.
  • Artist Alma Allen on finding space to grow his work in nature in the Mexican landscape. 
  • Landscape designer Jean-Marc Flack teaches us how to repair and re-wild our green, human-made lawns, returning them to their true natures.
  • And more!