Friday, April 23, 2010

tiny gallery note

It should be noted that the tiny gallery is a collaboration with the most awesome Ms. Margaret Couch Cogswell who was involved with the making of the thing from it's conception, but was on the road during the night of the rollout. We wanted to get it in the hands of Phil Sanders asap for it's inauguration so did it sans MC. But rest assured Margaret and I have big plans for the little thing. Stay tuned...

tiny gallery at Black Ops Soapbox

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grand opening
Formats available: Quicktime (.mov)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Somewhere in Va

Somewhere in Virginia this beauty is ready to be put to good use.
I think a secret bookmobile... riding the rails.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

You should come to this...

Something interesting might happen...

(Penland School, this coming Thurs night...)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Emerson quote...

I got to spend time with a sweet wild rabbit friend yesterday afternoon, sitting in the sun and talking about life, the universe and everything. Somewhere in there I said "you gotta trust your intuition...". Then this morning stumbled on this quote via following links like running down a rabbit hole...

"All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason."- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Saturday, April 10, 2010

What is the Sound of Art Happening?

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sound sculpture from found and altered parts
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Raleigh Co. WV miners

"Oh a miner's life is fragile,
it can shatter just like ice.
but those who bear the struggle
have always paid the price."

-kathy mattea

A few articles about the terrible mine explosion in Raleigh Co. West Virginia this week.
You can read about it here and here.

You can make donations to aid afflicted families here

and send angry letters here, and here for again choosing profit over safety.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Stuff to Read

Might want to have tea, coffee or a drink and take some time with this. Pretty long, but worth the read.

What is Art and Where it Belongs

How is it these things keep falling into my lap? Random bits of stimulating writing, I love them.

Collectives and Cooperatives

Becoming ever more interested in the social and economic values of these types of situations:

These kinds of groups lend themselves to artistic endeavors- ideally a non-hierarchal gathering of people bringing various skills to the table, all of which are equally valuable, and contributing to a common goal.

Smart people can be self-organizing and accomplish wonderful things.

So, Troublemakers, Rabble Rousers, Jesters, Clowns, Activists, Free Spirits, Misfits, and Crumudgeons:


"I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable,
I sound my barbaric YAWP over the roofs of the world."

The world can only change if someone(s) are willing to go first and show other possibilities. Who better than artists?

Meaningful work. Oh, yeah.

Friday, April 2, 2010

a good sign

i saw this picture today.
i wish i knew where it came from but i'm sorry to say i don't.
regardless, i think it's pretty amazing.

A series worth reading, good with morning coffeeze...