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#950: Be called an artist

True, it was at the start of a rejection email for a piece I submitted to an exhibit.

Also true: I only submitted something because I’d been to the gallery before and seen plenty of pieces I could have created, so I thought the bar was pretty low.

Also true: It probably was very low.

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Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Art

 

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#941: SculptureCenter

I’ve run by the side street where the SculptureCenter is located at least 10 times over the past few years without having any idea it was there.

It might be because the area surrounding it is mostly comprised of construction sites.

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Posted by on March 26, 2017 in Art

 

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#883: Go to a comic book convention

I went there. I listened to a panel made of women who weren’t very good at talking about what the panel was supposed to be on. I pushed through the exhibit area where people were selling things I didn’t understand.

Mostly though, I stared at the attendees, wondering how we could all be of the same species and yet so different.

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Posted by on April 3, 2016 in Art

 

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#840: Try an adult coloring book

As much as I’ve always loved coloring books, I’ve had negative feelings about the so-called “adult coloring book” craze.

For one reason, it makes it seem as though adults shouldn’t be using coloring books unless the images are specifically made with them in mind. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2015 in Art

 

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#804: Make a pinata

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Posted by on June 8, 2015 in Art

 

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#793: Present Tension

A gallery downtown had an exhibit last week called, “But is it Art?” that played on the post-modern dilemma (or maybe not even a dilemma but just a question any regular person asks when viewing art these days) of what is considered art.  Is it art if you could do it yourself in 5 minutes?  If your kid could?  What about if your dog could?

I didn’t see the exhibit because I was held captive by a powerful sinus infection, but yesterday I saw an exhibit that I feel like could be an extension of that one.

“Present Tension” was a series of “somatic studies” that you complete with a partner–either a stranger or someone you brought with you. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on May 18, 2015 in Art

 

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#742: It’s Not You

The art of the breakup text.  Has anyone mastered it?  Based on this exhibit that pairs paintings and prints with text messages the artist, Allison Wade, has either received or sent during real breakups, I’m going to guess the answer is no.

The exhibit is hilarious but also stirs up a feeling of comfort, like arriving at our childhood home, or settling down on the couch to slurp some soup, because who hasn’t been there?  Who hasn’t either sent or received a ridiculous message that could only look more ridiculous when slapped against a painted background or set into a wooden frame?

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Posted by on January 8, 2015 in Art

 

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