Maykr is an ongoing archive of blog posts dating from 2005 about art and artists around....but not limited to the Beacon, NY area.


Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Call for Artists: Hudson Valley Artists 2009 at the Dorsky Museum, New Paltz. Submission deadline April 17

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art's annual exhibit of regional artists is coming around again this summer and submissions for consideration are being sought. This year's exhibit will feature work that explores connections between culture and environment.
Museum curator Brian Wallace will select approximately twenty artists/artist teams from the mid-Hudson Valley and organize an exhibition that will feature artwork, information, presentations, activities, and other projects that will connect global issues such as sustainability, ecological awareness, and bioethics to our immediate surroundings. The exhibit Hudson Valley Artists 2009: Ecotones and Transition Zones will be on view from June 13 - Sept. 6, 2009. Submission deadline is April 17. More details can be found at the Dorsky Museum website.

Museum curator Brian Wallace will select approximately twenty artists/artist teams from the mid-Hudson Valley and organize an exhibition that will feature artwork, information, presentations, activities, and other projects that will connect global issues such as sustainability, ecological awareness, and bioethics to our immediate surroundings.

New Paltz is an ecotone, a place where overlapping natural and social ecologies – the river and the mountains, the cosmopolitan and the rural – exist in a fragile tension. The artworks and art historical narratives associated with this region suggest the great opportunities (and responsibilities) that area artists, residents, and visitors have to visualize and act upon opportunities to contribute to a better world.

Key terms: intensive speciation and accelerated mutation; wide margins and slow transitions; thick thresholds and overlapping domains.

GUIDELINES/INFORMATION

The exhibition is open to all emerging and mid-career artists living in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Sullivan, Columbia, and Greene Counties who have not yet had a major one-person museum exhibition and who do not have an exclusive contract with a commercial gallery. Students are not eligible. There is no application fee.

Artists are invited to submit a maximum of six images of work created since the beginning of 2006. Traditional media as well as audio, video, film, etc. welcome. Brief proposals (100 words, 1-2 images) for new work, presentations, performances, etc., related to the exhibition are also welcome.

Slides or CDs equally welcome; VHS /DVD cued to a 2 minute sample accepted. For each work, clearly indicate artist’s name, artwork name, date, materials, and dimensions.

The submission package must include image captions, artist’s biography/CV, contact information, and SASE for return of materials. It may not be possible to review incomplete submissions. All materials will be returned.

Artists participating in the exhibition will be responsible for the delivery of selected works to the museum; works must be ready to install (proposed new works will be dealt with upon acceptance). Artists will also be responsible for the return of work at the end of the exhibition.

*One component of the exhibition, Habitat for Artists, will offer temporary studio space in repurposed structures in several locations in New Paltz; if you would like more information as it becomes available, put "HFA" and your contact information, including email, on a separate sheet.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Eye Candy Friday: Flash Fleece

It's been a long hard intense week and my personal Eye Candy Friday will be an episode of Season 3 of Arrested Development....but for the rest of you, here's a little bit of furry herd animals. Just try not to think about it being a commercial for an electronics company.
In watching this, I wonder if the film Brokeback Mountain would not have been so heartbreaking if the two main characters had been more creative in finding ways to fill the down time out on the range.

Thanks to Stan for this one.

Monday, March 23, 2009

CCS Bard with Art 21 presents Teaching and Learning with Contemporary Art Professional Development Workshop Series.

CCS Bard is teaming up with Art21 to offer a professional development program workshop for educators to "incorporate contemporary art into other areas of academic study." This series has 3 parts, and the fee is $120, the first part is scheduled to happen on March 25, so if you're interested, you'll have to move quickly. Call 845.758.7874 for more info. More details can be found in the press release.

The first program in the series, “Workshop 1: Learning about Contemporary Art (Object and Media-Based learning),” will be presented on Wednesday, March 25, 4–7 p.m., in conjunction with In a Room Anything Can Happen, an exhibition of the Marieluise Hessel Collection. Starting with an introduction to the materials, methods, and sites where contemporary artists are working today, this workshop will focus on ways to explore contemporary art in a museum or gallery context, as well as strategies for bringing web and video resources into the classroom and methods for actively engaging students in video and online resources for research.

The second workshop in the series, “Workshop 2: Media-based Workshop,” will be presented in the CCS Bard Library and Archives on Friday, April 24, 5–8 p.m. This workshop introduces a media-based approach to teaching and learning about contemporary art using Art21 video and web resources in the classroom. Participants will explore some of the ways theses messages are created and the different roles that producers and audiences play in interpreting media and visual art.

“Workshop 3: Merging Form and Content” will explore how artists utilize particular materials, technical skills, and working processes to convey big ideas. The program takes place on Sunday, May 17, from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Using the Art21 series as a starting point, the program will explore the work of a number of different artists as well as examine specific works of art and online resources to inspire curricular ideas for teaching. Participants will explore how to create content-driven curricula that addresses big ideas and meaningful themes, as well as ways of teaching technical skills, choosing materials, and utilizing formal art vocabulary with students. Renowned Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson will be at CCS Bard for this workshop to discuss the inauguration his new work, the parliament of reality, a new, permanent, outdoor installation created specifically for the Bard College campus.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Michael Zansky at the Roger Smith Lab Gallery in New York through March 27

I was walking along Lexington Avenue, headed toward Grand Central last week and I came across this installation by Michael Zansky at the Lab gallery which is part of the Roger Smith Hotel at 47th and Lex. Projects at the Lab are curated by D. Dominick Lombardi.
Zansky's installation is titled Strangelove and it will be on view through March 27. The work consists of a mannequin in a dress suit prone on a rotating stand with a large gilt looking brain-meteor-turd form strapped on its chest. Three of the large lenses Zansky often employs were installed in the space, two of which provided distorted magnifications of the mannequin's head as it slowly spun.
Had I been thinking, I would have taken a short video as that's what all the kids are into these days. Still photos are so 20th Century.

Destination Art: Olafur Eliasson at Bard College

Olafur Eliasson, visualization of The Parliament of Reality, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
© Studio Olafur Eliasson. via artdaily.org

Olafur Eliasson's first permanent installation in the United States is scheduled to open on the campus of Bard College on May 16, 2009. The work titled Parliament of Reality is located near the Richard B.
Fisher Center of Performing Arts Center. The $1.2 million project has been commissioned for Bard by the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard and is funded by the Luma Foundation
From the Press Release issued by Bard College:
The Parliament of Reality consists of a circular pond approximately 135 feet in diameter surrounded by a ring of 24 planted trees. Nestled in the center of the pond is a circular island, paved with individual stones that inscribe a twelve-point pattern derived from the meridian lines of nautical charts and the compass. The island is accessed via a stone bridge covered by a steel latticework tunnel. Based on the island’s floor, the tunnel’s design is composed of a series of ellipses, which gradually intensify toward the point where the bridge and island meet. As visitors cross the bridge, the tunnel’s design appears to gradually shift, providing a symbolic temporal experience evocative of the work’s overall conceptual goals. Large, smooth boulders situated in two rows around the outer rim of the island provide seating.

Eliasson notes that the “Icelandic parliament is called the Althing, meaning: a space for all things.” He envisions this project as “a place where students, teachers, and visitors can gather to relax, discuss ideas, or have an argument.” Eliasson states that the project “emphasizes that negotiation should be at the core of any educational scheme. It is only by questioning what one is taught that real knowledge is produced and a critical attitude can be sustained.”


In early March I snapped a couple of photos of the installation site as work progressed. Above, you can see shimmering facade of the Gehry designed Fisher Center beyond the construction site.

Images from March 20, 2009. Van Brunt openings and Catherine Welshman at bau

Some of the crowd assembled at Hudson Beach Glass.

We made it out to two of Van Brunt's three opening sites last night. We also stopped into see Catherine Welshman's entertaining exhibit at bau.
The painter Stanford Kay (left) with friends in front of James Westwater's Hudson River landscape at Hudson Beach Glass.

above and below: views of Catherine Welshman's Girls Gone Wild at bau.


More folks at Van Brunt Gallery...and solid proof that Jennifer Mackiewicz has indeed migrated back to Beacon from Antarctica.

Above and below: Seeing may be Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees, but where would the world be if we didn't label everything? I understand there are a few other elements along Main St. that have been contextualized with the aid of some explanatory text. Consider it a scavenger hunt. This bench is located on the corner across from Hudson Beach Glass.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A little urban sprawl tonight with Van Brunt Gallery's Quad Show exhibit

The Van Brunt Gallery is busting out of the confines of its cubbyhole and holding an exhibit in three locations: Van Brunt Gallery at 137 Main St., Hudson Beach Glass at 162 Main, and the gallery's satellite, vanbruntgallery@moxie at 544 Main St.. The Quad show is one of many events and exhibitions in the area that will be recognizing the 400th Anniversary of Hudson's sail up the river that would eventually bear his name.
The exhibit opening tonight features work that responds to the Hudson River and its environs. Featured artists are: Joseph Diebboll, Stefan Hagen, J. Gilbert Plantinga, Christie Scheele, Michael Sibilia and James Westwater. The reception(s) will be happening tonight from 6-9pm. The exhibit runs through April 27.

Eye Candy Friday: Safety Third

Josh Smith's paintings and collages at Luhring Augustine

A form Socratic questioning of prevailing values pervades two recent exhibits in New York; the recently closed Josh Smith show Currents at Luhring Augustine and the Martin Kippenberger retrospective The Problem Perspective at MoMA, on view through May 11.
Two recent TED talks embody an affinity to busting through similar notions of "common sense" and they were brought to mind as I walked through both exhibits.
David Carson is the iconoclast-cum-icon who, although not formally trained as a graphic designer, through his at times anarchic total immersion in the substance of text/image relationships has had an immense influence on the look of the media with which we're presented with on a daily basis.
Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs talks about the sweaty source of wisdom, and fittingly (somehow) coming to terms with the idea that sucking the nugaty contents from a living goat's scrotum into one's mouth may indeed be the best way to get the job done.

Kippenberger and Smith both, through their work, provide evidence of a holistic tweaking of the predominant notions that frame the appraisals of value of an artist's production. The two artists reside at different points along the arc of a life and a career. Kippenberger blazed a certain trail, and there are points of coincidence shared by Smith's more recent journey.This tweaking is all encompassing, marking and re-marking the terrain of the expected, changing its nature each time it's trudged upon.
Progress can be dirty, and as Carson admonishes in his talk: "Don't mistake legibility for communication."

Monday, March 16, 2009

Upcoming calls for artists

Matthew Higgs, chief curator at White Columns, is the juror for the 2009 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Annual. Artists living within a 100 mile radius of the Capital Region are invited to submit works to be considered. The exhibit will be held from June 25-Aug. 8. Postmark deadline for submissions is March 25.

Walkway on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie is seeking artists to create emblems and facilitate flag making workshops in which flags representing cities and town along the Hudson will be created and used in a processional that will mark the official opening of the pedestrian bridge spanning the river in Poughkeepsie. Submission deadline is April 6. Complete details can be found right here.

Studio spaces available at Spire Studios

Spire Studios has several studio spaces available for rent currently. One recent development in the building is that the Pack and Paddle shop will be (or has already) vacating the ground floor space which is an over 2000+ storefront which would make a roomy (and for the size) uber cheap gallery space or some such thing - and it's got plenty of space for parking or some outdoor activity. Email Todd to get the details.
An open studio at Spire is being planned for May 9. Details will be forthcoming.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

City of Beacon Arts and Culture Committee announced

Mayor Steve Gold has activated the City of Beacon Arts and Culture Committee. This committee was provided for in the city's charter, but, as Mayor Gold says in the letter before, it's never been populated. The Committee is co-chaired by Cabot Parsons and Robert Ruttigliano and can have up to 15 members which represent the various arts and business development groups in the city as well individual citizens artists and non artists. The committee will have no operating budget but conceivably, it can act as a bridge between the efforts of the city's various groups and individuals and foster and promote this an of the city which has had a notable impact on the character of the city in recent years. Mayor Gold posted both the letter below along with pdf attachments outlining the comittee's responsibilities and an application for those interested in being considered for membership over at the Beacon Citizen Network.
To the artists, arts organizations and arts patrons of Beacon:

Beacon has many amazing resources, natural and manmade. One extremely precious resource is the creative capital of our performing and visual artists and arts-related businesses, what they give to our community and the volunteer support they receive from so many residents and arts organizations. In times such as these it behooves us to do all we can to support and grow all of our resources for the benefit of the city and its residents, and to that end I am pleased to announce the formation of the City of Beacon Mayor’s Arts and Cultural Development Committee.

This is a committee that has been provided for in our charter but unpopulated until now. For some time both individuals and groups such as The Howland Cultural Center, Beacon Business Association, Beacon Arts Community Association, Beacon Art Salon, The Rutigliano Group and others have created projects and promoted Beacon as a cultural destination in ways too numerous to count. It is time for the city to formally support the arts in Beacon - to enrich all of us who call it our home, and as a significant economic driver where art is made and sold: creating jobs, filling our storefronts, bringing countless visitors to our city.

The committee’s task is to strengthen the arts in Beacon in all its facets, to support the efforts of the arts and business community organizations, and the Beacon community in all art related manner, including: serving as an advisory group to the City government, facilitating and/or sponsoring projects, creating ordinances and procedures for public art exhibitions and performances and other art-related programs that may be developed, providing a sounding board for city residents on issues related to arts and culture, promoting an understanding of the value of artistic and cultural expression and exchange in a free society as a rich resource to all Beacon citizens, businesses and visitors and at the Mayor’s request to represent the city in a larger context throughout the mid-Hudson valley and beyond.

In a formal sense the Arts and Cultural Development Committee is not authorized by the City Charter or by the Mayor to have regulatory powers such as the Planning Board, Zoning Board, nor does it have an annual operating budget. As outlined in the Charter its members will serve at the pleasure of the Mayor. The Mayor will be advised of the projects and priorities of this committee to ensure the support and agreement of the organizations represented in the committee’s membership and the public at large. The committee will neither replace any of the existing or future arts based organizations.

I have asked Cabot Parsons and Rob Rutigliano to lead this committee. The Committee will be composed of up to fifteen members of the Mayor’s selection and will include both artists and non-artists, long term residents and newcomers, and representatives of business including but not limited to (BBA, BACA) and individual artist (BAS) organizations. The committee will also involve members of such groups as The Howland Cultural Center, Dia: Beacon and the Main Street Corridor Committee as well as individuals representing all forms of visual and performance art.

If you’d like to be considered to serve on this committee, or to perhaps be involved in specific projects involving public art, cultural tourism, industrial development, education or special audience accessibility, please send a message of interest to mayor@cityofbeacon.org

I look forward to your support of this effort as we strengthen the civic commitment to the arts in Beacon as a real economic development engine and nourishing boon to all.

Thank you,
Steve Gold, Mayor

On Destinations never reached and short lived visions

During the Summer between fourth and fifth grades, my dad, future stepmom and I RV'd around western Canada for about six weeks. One day while tooling down the road, my dad spied a grand enticing lake over the tree tops. Apparently, the lure of the undoubtedly prime fishing available in that lake was overwhelming enough that he pulled onto the shoulder of the highway and we set off on foot for that alpine oasis. Now, ours was not a party well versed in the language of the wilderness by any stretch, and after an extended period of walking, visions of reeling in giant trout were replaced by visions of unsuspecting tourists being mauled by grizzlies. We were lucky that we didn't get lost on our way back to the RV. As it turned out we never found that lake.
I mention this as the memory was brought to mind as I endeavored to make my way to the Marist Art Gallery on Thursday afternoon for the art reception being held for a group exhibit of digital work, including that of Carl Van Brunt. The art gallery, as I understand, is located in the Steel Plant Studios building which is very visible right along side Rt 9. Although I've passed the building many times, I never thought to go there, therefore, I never wondered how to get there. Coming from the North, I turned at the next available light just passed the building. Unfortunately it seems, the only direct access point to the building is from the North and I didn't find any connecting streets, so I had to back track which took a while given the heavy afternoon traffic that cycled slowly through the lights in that area. Once I finally made it in to the correct area, I did not easily find any visitor parking. All the lots around the Steel Plant buildings seemed to be permit parking, so I did a once-round the lot and decided to continue on home after a long day of work. Maybe is was all just a mirage anyway.
Anyway, here are some images from the current, and fleetingly brief exhibit at Van Brunt Gallery which will end after tomorrow.
l-r: Todd Sargood, Bo Gehring (white sculpture in center & color striped piece) Emil Alzamora, Ryan Cronin

l-r: Emil Alzamora, Ryan Cronin, Emil Alzamora, Christopher Albert (2 paintings), D.Dominick Lombardi (on pedestal), Ken Vallario.



l-r: Ed Benevente, D. Dominick Lombardi, Ed Benevente

l-r: D. Dominick Lombardi, Ken Vallario

Todd Sargood

three of Kathy Feighery's recent paintings, created postpartum

Friday, March 13, 2009

Final weekend for For the Love of Art in Peekskill

An estimate on the Yamet Arts website claims that 1500 people turned out for the opening of For the Love of Art (every single time I go to type that phrase, I invariably type For the Love of Money). You've got one more weekend to check out the show if that's what you're intending, the show closes on Sunday. I'll be down there for some time on Sunday.
Below are a few images of the exhibit, there are many more pics of the opening on
Kate Vrimjoet's site.
Deb Davidowits

Matt Harle

Christopher Albert

Emil Alzamora

Michael Ricardo Andreev

Jill Reyolds

Eleanor White

Angelika Rinnhofer

works by Leslie Pelino and Nathan Margoni

Laura Moriarty

A view of the video screening room....I'm not sure who's work we're looking at here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Nesting made easy in Beacon on March 14

You'll have an opportunity to check out a joint in which to start a new life in Beacon and even find a bunch of stuff to outfit your potential new digs - all on Saturday.
photo by Karlyn Benson

The Fishkill Creek Development Company will be hosting an open house at its Artist Live/Work Lofts that are being developed as rentals along Fishkill Creek at 39 Front Street. The open house will be held from 10-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. I've been meaning to head down there and check out what's going on with this project....but haven't. I'd like to get some photos to share, if I can... and if I can't, I'm counting on Mark Roland to snap some images.
Our newly renovated lofts are located in an 1870 brick textile mill in Beacon, New York.They are 900-1800 sq ft, have 15’ ceilings, large windows and wood floors. The building is situated along the Fishkill Creek beside a 40’ dam/waterfall. We currently have 12 units available, with 38 additional units under construction. Beacon is located on the Hudson River, easily accessible to Manhattan via Metro North. Rents range from $1200.00 to $2400.00 per month.

Here's an item on the development from HVBiz.biz.
The open house announcement asked for a RSVP by today...at 845.838.4007.

So, since you've decided to move into some funky bohemsohohip loft, you'll need some acoutrement with which to outfit it. To that end, the doyenne of Reclaimed Home has you covered with her eclectic tag sale happening on Saturday from 8:30-4:30 at 69 Verplanck Ave. Follow the link above for all the details you need. There's even a flickr album of sale items to peruse for your shopping convenience.

Lee Harvey Roswell opening Pahhty at Zahra's Studio, March 14, 6-10pm

The work of Lee Harvey Roswell exhibit Soup N' Crackers has been on view at Zahra's since the beginning of March, and there they will stay through March 31. The reception will be taking place on Saturday from 8-10pm.

Photography goings on in Beacon, NY - March 14, 2009

Opening this Saturday at 400 Square: Alternative Processes in a Contemporary World, a group show featuring the photography of Denise DeVore, Jennifer Konig, Kristy Reichert and Donna Francis. The artists reception will take place from 4-8pm on Saturday, March 14 and the exhibit will remain on view through April 30.
Fovea will be presenting the first installment of its 2009 projection series (this one is indoors) which will feature a selection of regional and international photojournalists, curated by Amrita Singh, exploring the theme of "History and Memory." Be sure to rsvp at 845.765.2199 to secure a seat.
Floor One Gallery will be presenting the photography of Greg Georgi. The reception is happening from 5:30-10pm.
And don't forget Adrian Eisenhower's XLIV photographs of Obama's inauguration at bau.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Panel talk on the Floating Foundation of Photography at Dorsky Museum, March 12, 7pm

A view of the Taking a Different Track.....exhibit from Feb 13, 2009

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz will be hosting a panel discussion on March 12 at 7pm. The discussion is titled Taking a Different Track: Maggie Sherwood and the Floating Foundation of Photography and accompanies an exhibit of the same name curated by Beth E. Wilson on view through April 8.
The panel will be moderated by Wilson and will include critic A.D. Coleman, photographers Bob D'alessandro and Eva Rubenstein and Stephen C. Shoen, former education director for the FFP.

Open Space Beacon presents Cut It Out, curated by Mike Perry, March 14


Open Space is coming back on March 14 from a February hiatus with a group exhibit called Cut It Out curated by Mike Perry. The exhibit will run through April 5. Opening reception will be held from 6-9 on March 14. Open Space has also recently announced that prints and zines from its Limited Run 2 exhibit will soon be available for purchase through their online store....stay tuned for that.

Carl Van Brunt in group exhibit at Marist College, opening March 12

Carl Van Brunt will be taking part in a group exhibit of digital art at the Marist College Art Gallery. The exhibit opens on Thursday, March 12 with a reception from 5-7pm and it will run through April 17. The gallery is located at 3399 North Rd in Poughkeepsie.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

bau 51: Catherine Welshman with Adrian Eisenhower, March 14-Apr 5, 2009


The spicy side of bau will be exposed when Catherine Welshman's Girls Gone Wild takes over the space on Saturday March 14.
Saturday will also mark ahomeward trajectory in the perpetual motion of Adrian Eisenhower, who's been abroad for much of the past a couple of years. Adrian will be showing his recent documentary project; XLIV - Photographs from the Presidential Inauguration.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Retrospective exhibit of Audrey Chibbaro at Go North Gallery. March 14-April 5, 2009

Go North's next exhibit will be a retrospective exhibit of the work of Audrey Chibbaro. The exhibit will run from March 14 through April 5.
GO NORTH is pleased to present “The Sacred Balance of the Irreverent: Remembering Audrey Chibbaro.”This retrospective exhibition is being held to celebrate and honor the art of Audrey Chibbaro, who succumbed to cancer at age 45 on December 11, 2008.The reception for the exhibition will be held on Saturday, March 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.
As was Audrey’s spirit of giving, all proceeds from the sale of her work will be donated to a list of organizations consistent with the artist’s interests and concerns: The Beacon Art Salon has selected drawings from her sketchbook done in 2008 to include in a book titled “Audrey Chibbaro Lived Here” All proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the “Audrey Chibbaro Youth in Arts Scholarship Fund”. For further information on the book and scholarship, please visitwww.giraffeandturtle.com/BAS.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Big Bambu event

photo by Mark Roland

Mark Roland was on hand to witness the demonstration event hosted today for VIP Armory Show guests in the home of the Starns' Big Bambu project. Mark has description and a slide show on the Beacon Citizen Network site.
a climber ascending the bamboo. photo by Mark Roland.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Fair Deal

The fairs are in full swing now down in New York and I'm going to head down tomorrow to sample a few things. I'm particularly interested in checking out Rune Olsen's project at Samson Projects at Volta. I'm hoping to make it over to Pulse as well, but my stamina and my interest just ain't what it used to be.
Of local interest, Jaanika Peerna will be participating in the Broad Thinking Curatorial Project at Bridge.
Over at the Armory Show, Stockholm's Wetterling Gallery will be presenting work by Mike and Doug Starn including recent pieces that relate to their Big Bambu project in Beacon. Armory VIP visitors will be able to view the installation in Tallix's former building in Beacon on Sunday, March 8
Coolhunting.com's lates video features the Starn's MTA subway station commission in New York:
For those interested, full fair coverage has started over at ArtFagCity.

I will be heading over to the Artblogger Panel being held tomorrow at 5pm. at Platform Project.
Also happening tomorrow, the newly opened NY station of Ecoartspace is hosting an exhibit of the Habitat for Artists project. The space will be open tomorrow from 12-6. Ecoartspace is located at 53 Mercer St., 3rd Floor.
Sharon L. Butler, who I'm sure will be at the Artblogger Panel recently referenced Ecoartspace and the Habitat project in her guest post on the Art 21 blog.

Eye Candy Friday: Umovememon

This week's EFC is dedicated to Beacon's newest restaurant, Isamu, and to looking to the future. A bright prosperous future complete with autoambulatory food service. Of course Isamu's decor is more high style Rashomon than Asian-Nouveau alas the Jetsons, but there's a common theme somewhere in there.
Here's an item from the POJO prior to the resaurant's opening. A funny addendum to the pojo article is the comment made by distantdrum regarding Beacon's recent "backslide....with most of the galleries shut down."

Thanks for the vidtip, Rich.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Van Brunt Gallery Squeezes One Out on March 7, 2009

In Between is a brief group show being held at Van Brunt Gallery from March 7-16. There's an opening reception happening on Saturday from 6-9pm.
Don't blink or you'll miss: me, Emil Alzamora, Ed Benavente, Ryan Cronin, David Morris Cunningham, Kathy Feighery, Bo Gehring, D. Dominick Lombardi, Steve Rossi, Todd Sargood, Ken Vallario, Carl Van Brunt.