Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Ai Weiwei's Gangnam Style

At this point, you've probably seen or at least heard of Korean rapper PSY's "Gangnam Style" video.  What you may not know is that Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei made a tribute video from his home where he is unofficially imprisoned by the government.

What I love about this is that it shows off his playfulness and his ability to interact as an artist with the international zeitgeist. Meanwhile his use of the handcuffs visually underlines how he is still shackled in his ability to express himself because of the terms of his "freedom." I wonder what he'll do next...

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Your Last Chance To See "Meditations Manifested"

This weekend is your last chance to see my assemblage show "Meditations Manifested" at the Alcott Arts Center. The gallerys will be open Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 7:30-10:30pm while "Into the Woods" is being performed upstairs. If you stop in to see it, please let me know what you think :)

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Meditations Manifested (Show Pics)
Event Pics: Small Paintings / Morbid Art at the Kiosk Gallery
Event Pics: KC Chalk & Walk 2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Event Pics: Small Paintings / Morbid Art at the Kiosk Gallery & Art Closet Studios

 The two on the left are my friend Amy's and the one on the right is mine.

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Event Pics: Kiosk Gallery/Art Closet Studios Third Friday

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Come See Me at the Kiosk Gallery Tomorrow!

Tomorrow evening (Friday, October 19, 6-9 PM) at the Kiosk Gallery in Art Closet Studios (3951 Broadway), I will again have part in a group show. This time, Kiosk is displaying a collection of small paintings from local artists. Additionally, Art Closet Studios will be simultaneously putting on there Morbid Art show - a Halloween-themed exhibit. ACS will also feature an open mic and battle raps! Hope you can make it :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Commission for Youth Volunteer Corps

Youth Volunteer Corps is a non-profit organization that "offers youth between the ages of 11 and 18 the opportunity to improve their community through volunteering." Last week YVC celebrated its 25th anniversary as well as a move into a historic building in Quality Hill. To commemorate the occassion, I was comissioned to paint their new headquarters.

I did most of the work at home in my studio, then worked on it live at the open house event last Monday, where the Mayor complimented my work! I wasn't able to get all the details finished in that two-hour time period however, so I finished it up in the studio last week and dropped it off yesterday.

It was exciting to be part of such a landmark event for YVC, especially since volunteering is something I feel is great experience and development for young people.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Alcott Arts Center Halloween Party Tomorrow - See My Show and So Much More!

I know... I know... I shoulda posted yesterday, but it seemed only fair to give myself a day off between posts so anyway...

I mentioned that the Alcott Arts Center is keeping my assemblage show, "Meditations Manifested," up for another month. And now I want to inform you that tomorrow, Saturday, November 13th 7pm-Midnight, is the Alcott's Halloween Party and Costume Contest! Here's the official information:
Here's your chance to show off all your skills in Costuming and Special Make-up effects. This is going to be the biggest costume party before Halloween itself this Saturday evening at the Alcott. If you want to show off your makeup skilz then bring your model, or yourself in costume, or just come out to see the creepy creatures and enjoy the show. Featured artists will include a multi-piece prosthetic makeup made by Zombie Master Dylan Thomas.

Come early to check out the galleries exhibitions of wonderfully crafted works by artists such as Darryl Woods, May Evans, and Kim Kirby. Bring some can goods, a lil' cash, and a creature. It's all for a good cause supporting your local artists, the Alcott Arts Center, and feeding the less fortunate.

Admission non-perishable food items or bag candy for our Annual Trunk or Treat. Costume contest fee $15 starts at 8pm. Music, Games, Dancing, Food. 18 and over event; I.D. checked at the door.
I'll be there at some point, so say hi if you see me!

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You Still Have Time to See "Meditations Manifested"
Meditations Manifested (Show Pics)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Ugh.... What? When Was I Supposed to Post?

So I guess I missed posting yesterday. After I posted Thursday I started feeling sick and I felt so bad Friday that I had to cancel my performance, which I was very upset about. Still feeling crappy, but somewhat better today though.

I'll try to be back tomorrow with a better post.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Come See Henry & I as Living Statues at this First Friday

UPDATE (10/5/12): I am brokenhearted to announce that my body refuses to perform tonight. I started feeling sick last night and I'm just getting worse as today goes on. I guess I'll have to save this for some other time :\

I am very excited about this performance piece! I've been planning it since August and I get to include Henry in my art (besides the 365 project) which is just awesome. I'm not going to give too much away except to say that I'm calling this project "Our Lady of Perpetual Beginnings" and this is what Henry will be wearing:

(tho I'll have him wrapped in blankets since it's cold and I have a baby substitute to use for when he's fussy or needs changed/fed).

Henry and I will be living statues on the corner of Southwest Boulevard and Baltimore (where Hamburger Mary's is). If you do the First Friday thing this month, I hope you get a chance to  come by and see us between 6:30 and 8:30.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

You Still Have Time to See "Meditations Manifested"

Late posting this cause I just couldn't bring myself to write yesterday. I've been feeling crappy lately, which my research suggests is due to gluten intolerance so today is my first day of cutting that out of my diet. Anyway... onward!

GOOD NEWS, EVERYONE! The Alcott Arts Center has decided to hold my assemblage show "Meditations Manifested" over for another month! So if you haven't had a chance to see it yet, you still can. This weekend the galleries will be open Saturday from 6-9 PM.

Look at the related posts below to see my official show flier and photos (though, trust me, it's not the same as seeing them in person). And tomorrow, I'll tell you about the performance piece I'm planning for this First Friday!

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Meditations Manifested (Show Pics)
Wish Me Happy Birthday Tomorrow @ the Alcott Arts Center