Because sometimes the process is more lovely than I hope the finished product to be and I like to share:
As resistant as I am to learning nearly anything about computers/new technology, to be able to create this experience would be absolutely dreamy.
(via: http://www.todayandtomorrow.net/ )
The Northam Park Natural Art and History Museum’s extended hours were a huge success! Over the course of seven hours, our new wing was filled with amazing new artifacts. Our associate, Will Foster, presented a series of engaging and informative workshops, we diversified our audience (with both human and non-human visitors) and continued to further our mission of engaging visitors directly with the environment.
A huge thank-you to all who supported the museum- though we’ve once again closed our doors, the memory will continue to live on.
A full photographic account will be available soon, however in the mean time, please enjoy this selection of images that were taken and published (via instagram) during the museum’s brief life.
Have you been losing sleep at night because you were in the desert last fall and unable to attend ‘For Theirs is an Empire of Memory’ ? Do you love postcards? If either or both of these are true, then you’re in luck! Eight remnants from ‘At-one’ (my contribution to the Empire of Memory) will be on display in the first ever Postcard Collective Invitational Exhibition.
The exhibition, at The Florence Quater Gallery at Southwest University of Visual Arts, will be up from September 6th through October 11th and will feature work by six collective artists (including yrs truly) and the entire collection to date- nearly 300 postcards.
Like Jacinda’s Cloud Pool, remnants of ‘At-one’ get to visit Arizona before I do-
Maybe they’ll send us POSTCARDS?
If you happen to be in C-bus for any part of this week you are in luck. I don’t want to tell you how to live your life, but if you miss these events you are going to regret it. Possibly for forever. Can you live with that kind of regret? Do you want to try? Of course not.
So check these out. Or else live a tormented half-life of contrition. Your choice.
1) Strings Attached; The Living Tradition of Czech Puppets @ the Columbus Museum of Art.
Where: The CMA
When: Open Tues-Sunday 10a-5:30p, Thurs open until 8:30p
What: According to the website-
With more than 140 puppets and related set designs, masks, and costumes, dating from the 1850s to the present, Strings Attached explores the rich history of puppetry in the Czech Republic and its influence throughout the world. Through touch-screen monitors, exhibition visitors can view a sampling of productions and watch puppet-makers at work. This exhibition is organized by the Columbus Museum of Art, the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, and the Arts and Theatre Institute, Prague.
Oh, also it’s cool as hell. There are puppets, there are videos, there are black lights, there is fascinating historical context, and there’s this*:
OH and a little of this*;
2) Vision Unveiled: Goodwill Art Studio and Open Door Art Studio
Where: OSU’s Urban Arts Space
When: Opening reception this Thursday, May 16th, 6p to 8p
What: Oh, you know, only the best collection of Outsider and Visionary art up on display in Columbus.
Vision Unveiled features work from Goodwill Columbus’s art studio as well as new work from my homies at Open Door Art Studio. I have the amazing good fortune to work with ODAS artists and personally know artists from both. Even without knowing the artists, the depth and breadth of the work on display is impressive and a great survey of what’s going on in Columbus’s progressive art studios.
3) Rooms to Let: Summer Edition
Where: 219 N 22nd st, 194 N 22nd st, & 214 N 20th st.
When: Sat, May 18th, 4p to 9p
What: If this sounds familiar, it’s because you’ve been to this blog before. Now normally, I would feel like a dick for saying that my own artwork is something that you MUST see, but this isn’t just an installation of mine- this is 3 houses, 11 exhibits and TWENTY-EIGHT PLUS artists all using houses as their medium. Also there will be a taco truck. So yeah, maybe you don’t see my installation in particular? No biggie. But miss the whole day? You’ll rue it.
*all of which, incidentally, dovetailed nicely with this, which I’m currently reading. Review/thoughts to come when I’m all done.
Stay tuned as my contribution to Rooms to Let (an amazing project whose website you should look at Right Now) evolves!