Backlash Books has revealed the cover design for my new book of poetry, Into The The. I’m so grateful and excited about this!
Poets at Contemporary Art Museum Houston
Joe Campana, Roberto J. Tejada, Justin Jannise, Lyric Hunter, Paige Quinones, and I will read poetry at the CAMH on July 25th at 7 pm. The event is curated in conjunction with the Stonewall at 50 exhibit on display. Find out all the details here.
Where the Arts Collide: Color:Story Exhibition Opens Saturday
Color:Story 2019 is art exhibit that exemplifies this concept– that the arts, when combined, create something greater than the sum of their parts. Artists Leslie Gaworecki and Marlo Saucedo asked poets to submit their work for this project. They chose seventeen writers and created paintings based on the selected poems. The opening for Color:Story 2019… Continue reading Where the Arts Collide: Color:Story Exhibition Opens Saturday
Soviet Swimming Pool Art
I’m mesmerized by these swimmer images created by artist Maria Svarbova that are based on old Soviet photographs of swimming pools. A native of Slovakia, Svarbova’s human subjects become mechanisms in rigid composition. I find a cold comfort in her work. For more examples and information, see this post at Colossal by Kate Sierzputowski.
Street Art for a Cause
Endangered Harlem by Gaia, photo by Tara Murray[/caption] This weekend in NYC my friend AQ and I took a slow bus through Harlem. We got to see some of the endangered bird murals sponsored by the Audubon Society. I’d read about the Audubon Mural Project, but it was fun to search for them out the… Continue reading Street Art for a Cause
Michael Cutlip: Collage with Boing
Only recently I found the art work of Michael Cutlip. Am flipping over it. He combines collage with a sense of playground. See his site for much much more.
Begin to See: Photographers of Black Mountain College
Although Black Mountain College no longer exists, the Black Mountain College Museum + Art Center continues to celebrate that unique community of artists in Asheville, NC. A current exhibit, Begin to See, features photography by artists who are best known in other media. The list includes: Josef Albers, Hazel Larsen Archer, Josef Breitenbach, Harry Callahan, Trude… Continue reading Begin to See: Photographers of Black Mountain College
Look Up, Seattle
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. Gahan… Continue 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 in… Continue reading Maureen Drennan
Nina Chanel Abney
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 should… Continue reading Nina Chanel Abney
NYC Recast as a City of Women
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 most… Continue reading NYC Recast as a City of Women
Entering the Kusama Universe
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 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
For the map geeks among us, the Beautiful Maps tumblr blog by Neonite is an absolute MUST. This is just a sample of the map wonderland that awaits you. Enjoy the journey.