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Portland-based poet/photographer/collage artist Delilah Jones' groovy cosmic dreamscapes are steeped in magic-- and milkshakes. After falling in love with the Pacific Northwest on an epic post-grad road trip, New York-raised Jones took a job at an ice cream shop in Portland; she worked on collages between customers and admits she made "more art than milkshakes."  Her sundae-scooping gig ended a few months ago when the shop's owners sold the place, but ... Read More
It is rare to attend a concert that is truly life-changing. Last night I had the honor and privilege to attend "An Evening with Patti Smith," at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, and can honestly say that I left the show with the desire to become a better human being.  The show was being held in conjunction with her accompanying exhibition Patti Smith: 9.11 Babelogue at the Leubsdorf Art Gallery. Smith was joined on stage with 40-year accompanying ... Read More
When I went on a class trip to Dumbo back in 2009 and saw the work of "yarn bomber" Olek (at the time unknown to me), I didn't think that the strange art--people in crocheted body suits-- would become the subject of much talk today. The crafty vandal is popping up all over the city (not to mention, the world!) with her colorful works of art that's stitched around everything from bikes and cars to people to the Wall Street bull! What's gotten her name on the ... Read More
N.Y.C.-based editor/designer Hamish Robertson is a busy man. You would think that being the online design editor of Vanity Fair would be time-consuming enough, right? Yet somehow Robertson finds time to create websites for well-known businesses (like vegan treatery, Babycakes), publish zines and prints as Brown Griffin (from his Brooklyn apartment), and curate Afterzine, a beautifully compiled arts and culture publication.  Featuring a collection of ... Read More
If you’re anxious to get proactive on women’s issues right now, check out The International Museum of Women’s exciting new online exhibit called Curating Change. This new series is dedicated to the many women who inspire I.M.O.W., which plans to choose one guest curator every two weeks--the first one being Filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom--throughout September and October. Each guest curator will choose art that reflects the global issues that ... Read More
  “Punk godmother” Patti Smith recently received the Polar Music Prize, a prestigious Swedish award which has been given out annually since 1992 to notable talents from Bjork to Zeppelin. The late ABBA lyricist and manager Stig Anderson created the prize to recognize the musical achievements of artists from a variety of genres and cultures, ensuring that the world would thank him for more than just “Dancing Queen” (but seriously, Mr. ... Read More
"Counting Reflections" It's no longer Monday, so I no longer want to hide under my covers and completely ignore the rays of sunlight piercing through my windows and poking at my eyelids. No way! I want to get up, get at 'em, fall into that catchy phrase "rise and grind," and get the body and brain waves moving. But, since I'm me, it takes much more than a shower and a bowl of cinnamon toast crunch to get me motivated. I'm always looking for inspiration, and when I ... Read More
As the fall approaches, you don't have to say goodbye to the fruits and flowers that colored your summer. Artist Claire Nereim captures the garden in her vibrant and graphic posters. They're sure to add a little California to any room in the house, whatever your ZIP code may be.  Even in winter, her "Seasonal Vegetables of California" (above) screenprint will have you thinking 'endless-bounty-and-sunshine', not 'impending-blizzard-of-doom'. (Oh, the joy of ... Read More
I might have mentioned that I am an artist. That means I'm always on the look out for inspiration. I've definitely found that in artist Agustina Woodgate. I was particularly interested to see her incorporate two different styles into one: graffiti and poetry. Being a Brooklyn girl, graffiti and all other types of street art is something that I really love and connect with and being somewhat introverted as well, poetry is something I've recently turned to as a ... Read More
This Saturday, July 30, Webb Gallery in Waxahachie, TX, will host a show called Super Secret Crush featuring 22 women working in the comic book world. The exhibit will include artwork and comics by Georganne Deen, Megan Whitmarsh, Martha Rich, Dame Darcy, Nina Frenkel, Ayumi Piland, Mimi Pond, Jackie Dunn Smith, Lorna Leedy, Vanessa Davis, Gabrielle Bell, Hellen Jo, Esther Pearl Watson (creator of BUST's comic, "Tammy Pierce is Unlovable"), ... Read More
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