A Discussion of Tom Riley’s Memoir

 More Light, An Artist’s Life with Meher Baba

Date: Monday, April 3, 2023

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Via Zoom; to join the event, request the Zoom link by emailing historicalsocietyofwoodstockny@gmail.com with “Tom Riley” in the subject line


On April 3, 2023 at 7 PM you are invited to join Janine Fallon Mower and Bruce Weber of the Historical Society of Woodstock in a ZOOM interview with Cathy Riley as they discuss the memoir, More Light, An Artist’s Life with Meher Baba, written by her late husband Tom Riley. Tom, an accomplished artist and renowned storyteller, grew up in the legendary community of Woodstock, New York. He learned of Meher Baba in 1954 and was truly fortunate to spend incomparable time in Meher Baba’s divine company.

Tom’s memoir, More Light, is a captivating account of Tom Riley’s artistic and spiritual journey, which included studying with artist Walter Goltz in Woodstock, years of practicing the art of oil painting and fine illustrative drawing, and membership in the Woodstock Artists Association. First at Winchell’s Corner Store in Shokan and later at Meher Circle in Woodstock, Tom also drew together like-minded Woodstock residents and other seekers who gathered in meetings for many years to share the awakening teachings of Meher Baba. 

The talk on April 3rd will highlight a few of the amazing adventures, perceptive insights and observations that Tom recorded from over 65 years as an accomplished artist and a devoted follower of Meher Baba. This Zoom event can be accessed by sending an email to with “Tom Riley” as the subject line to historicalsocietyofwoodstockny@gmail.com; a link will be emailed before the event.