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More Knitta, Please

BY Web Intern in Arts

I hadn't heard much lately about Knitta Please, so I was super stoked to hear the crew of 'guerilla' knitters that has been tagging up city light poles, signs, benches, and whatever else they can get their stitches on since 2005, is still at it. The group 'of ladies of all ages, nationalities, and... gender,' headed up by Magda Sayeg, who lives in Texas, will be covering 69 parking meter poles on Brooklyn's Montague Street with bright, hand-knit sleeves in May, as part of a public art project commissioned by the Montague Street Business Improvement District. Read More
Ana Mouyis is an Illustrator currently living in Brooklyn in a household full of fellow artists and kindred spirits. Her work draws both on her childhood in Cyprus as well as her current life in NYC. Her work combines disparate elements for striking effect. It is both earthy and ethereal, personal and universal. She applies her drawings to a variety of media, including quilting, printmaking and animation. Read More
Your life will not be complete until you go check out Barnaby Barford 's sculptures. Exploring ''notions of lost youth'' by popping a cap in Santa's head is just warped enough to make me fall in love. I should add that the sculpture pictured is called ''Does that mean we're not getting any presents?'' -Liza (photo via www.barnabybarford.co. Read More
Multimedia can be tricky to pull off in the theater, but HERE Arts Center does it masterfully, especially in Christina Campanella's new production Red Fly/Blue Bottle. Eye candy, fantastically creepy music, and an expert dash of steampunk fill the stage in this deliciously haunting concert exploring what happens in the dusty parlors and back rooms of empty houses, long after the minutes have ticked away your life, stealing everyone and everything that matters. Read More
Nikki Cook, one of Bust's favorite ladies in comics, has a new book out this week. She worked on DMZ #41 with Brian Wood. It's a stand-alone issue, focusing on what happens to Zee, one of the book's lead characters, when she ventures outside the protected section of a war-torn Manhattan. Nikki did a guest spot, filling in for the book's regular artists, and she took some time to talk about it with Bust before it came out. Read on! How did you get started doing comics? I went to school for comics, actually. Read More
For this week's Ms Friday, it seems appropriate to use a disgruntled New School grad. Susana graduated from Parsons, the New School for Design, last spring. She booked it straight out of the city and set up her sexy new life in Savannah Georgia, home of the Girl Scouts. Susana is getting her master's at SCAD, helping run the Savannah branch of Dr. Read More
In case you missed it (I did), the Brooklyn Indie Market re-opened for the season last weekend. The BIM, now in its third year, showcases Brooklyn-based designers and handmade goodness. You may not have gotten to the 10% off birthday sale, but the market is there every weekend, so you can still go and browse the tables for some cool unique finds. Even if you don't have money to burn on designs, it's free to get in, so just go and look. Head over to Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, (take the F or G to Carroll St) and look for the red and white tent at the corner of Smith and Union Streets. Read More

Girl to the 5,000th Power

BY Web Intern in Arts

New York-based photographer Kate Engelbrecht is on a mission to empower teen girls through pictures. She's heading up The Girl Project , in which she sends 13- to 17-year-old females in the United States cameras and asks them to document their lives with self-portraits and images of anything else that defines who they are. Engelbrecht has posted some of the submissions on The Girl Project Web site, but she's also planning to curate the most compelling of those in a high-end photography book as well as a traveling exhibition, which she hopes will kick off sometime in 2010. Read More
Friday Featured Artists is back with . . . Martina Fugazzotto. Martina Fugazzotto makes sex-ed comics an intimate nostalgia art-form. She specializes in autobiographical stories of innocence and experience. Her website features over a dozen of these comics in full. They explore subjects like summer-camp love, lost virginity and her pre-occupation with all things vaginal. However, Ms Fugazzotto is now-one trick pony. Her early 90's dayglow/cartoon aesthetic works nicely in her editorial work as well. She has a definite foot in the fine arts as well. Read More
This is a video of a massive instillation by the incredible female street artist SWOON and comrade Tennessee Jane Watson. Both women visited Juarez Mexico, the site of the infamous Juarez Femicide . Since 1993, about 400 women have been killed, all were young, most were raped. There are still more women that have been abducted or are missing. These crimes have never been solved and continue to this day. The subject of this piece is Silvia Elena, a 17 year old girl who was one of the first Juarez women to be killed.  Unfortunately I was out of town while this piece was being shown. Read More