The bold colors of artist ELIZABETH GAHAN may take spectators by surprise. Chromatic Crystalization is an installation done in 2013 in Westlake Park, Seattle. Starting in August 2017, a new exhibit of Gahan’s work will be completed in Auburn, Washington. It will be part of a new public art series called Art on Main. GahanContinue reading “Look Up, Seattle”
Photographer Maureen Drennan was featured in a recent Huffington Post piece on artists repositioning themselves for the upcoming Trump presidency. I was moved by her strength and faith in the power of the artist. “I believe the role of an artist is more important than ever and ideally should compel and challenge us to think inContinue reading “Maureen Drennan”
A recent article in the Huffington Post asks 21 contemporary artists what it will be like to be practicing during the Trump presidency. Nina Chanel Abney, whose work already boldly addresses issues concerning human rights, police brutality, and Black Lives Matter, sees the upcoming era as demanding more. Much more. In the interview, Abney asserts: “Artists shouldContinue reading “Nina Chanel Abney”
From The New Yorker magazine: What if the New York City subway map paid homage to some of the city’s great women? I love this map from Rebecca Solnit’s new book, Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (University of California Press, 2016) which was co-edited by Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. Like so many of life’s mostContinue reading “NYC Recast as a City of Women”
The most recent issue of MAYDAY Magazine features LGBTQ poets, writers, and artists. Heartfelt thanks to the guest editors, Chad Dimock and Amy King, for including my poem “The Heights” in this issue.
This is the last week for Houstonians to go spelunking in the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the MFAH. The show features two of her famous Infinity Rooms, Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity and Love Is Calling. If there’s any doubt about Kusama’s rock star status in the art world, take note of the myriad postings of her social media hashtag,Continue reading “Entering the Kusama Universe”
The rabbits have landed in Houston. These gigantic bunnies are art by Amanda Parer, and they will be up for only one week at 1600 Smith Street, downtown.(Photos by Arie via flickr)
I’m way behind, but here’s my annual list of daily prompts for National Poetry Month: Inlandia Institute NaPoWriMo Poetic Asides Found Poetry Review
googlemade of magic magenta-colored plastic this song limps with an instep muscling in the brass sound with its punk mind-set I’d say it’s like murder with an ostentatious backstory or it’s smashed music sizzling like an old concept mashing to pulp the whittled judicious biscuits and iconic red eye gravy.
Here’s a list of sites with prompts to help with NaPoWriMo 2015: NaPoWriMo http://www.napowrimo.net/ Found Poetry Review http://www.foundpoetryreview.com/blog/pomosco-celebrating-national-poetry-month-2015/ Poetic Asides http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2015-april-pad-challenge-guidelines 30 Day Poetry Challenge https://www.facebook.com/30dpc Vince Gotera http://vincegotera.blogspot.com/ This is a list in progress so please suggest other sites, and I will add them.
It’s almost April – once again. And time to face the cruelty known as NaPoWriMo. Who wants to try writing a poem a day starting tomorrow? I’m trying to gather some muster myself. Leave me a link if you’re planning to blog your poems.
A new video game called “Elegy for a Dead World” takes the gamer on a journey and the result is poetry. The game, developed by Dejobaan Games and Popcannibal Games uses classic poems by Keats and Shelley. Read more about the poetics of gaming on Harriet.
Artist Phillip Stearns experiments by applying electric shock to Polaroid film. The results are wild. Stearns has exploded the moment and an exhibit of this work is on display at the Transfer Gallery in NYC. For more information, check out this story in the Huffington Post.
I love this Huffington Post story about graphic designer Travis Purrington, who wondered: what would our money look like if we dropped the dead white guy theme? Here’s a summary of the project: As part of a master’s thesis design project at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland, Purrington developed new versions of U.S.Continue reading “Re-envisioning Cash”
There are so many ways to learn about our world. Take, for instance, Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space, an awesome children’s book about the galaxy. With writing by quantum computer scientist Dominic Walliman and designed and illustrations by Ben Newman, this is a wonderful way to make discoveries. Science should be a revelation of wonders,Continue reading “Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space”