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(SCENE) Announces a Call-for-Proposals: 3D and 4D art

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(SCENE) Metrospace Announces a Call-for-Proposals for a Themed Exhibit of Sculpture and Time-based Artwork

East Lansing's alternative art space, (SCENE) Metrospace announces a call-for-proposals for an upcoming exhibit of artwork which engages time and physical space. All artists over the age of 18 are invited to submit proposals. Proposals will be accepted through Friday, March 18, 2008

The exhibit, which will be displayed May 3 - June 15, 2008, is titled “3-D/4-D,” and will focus on three-dimensional and four-dimensional works of art, in other words, the gallery’s interior space will be occupied by sculpture, kinetic artworks, and hybrid artworks that explore notions of time, change, and/or physical space. Artists are invited to submit any number of pieces that explore this theme.

The “3-D/4-D” theme may be interpreted through an assortment of medias and styles including but not limited to: sculpture, performance, video, sound, graphic design, photography, collage, painting, installation, interactive or kinetic works of art, and drawing. Artwork in any media or any combination of media will be reviewed. Artists of all types are invited to submit current, original works for this exhibit.

Entry materials must include a current artist's biography and/or artist resume, as well as an artistic statement to accompany proposed artwork(s). Proposals may include images (.jpegs or .gifs) of actual or representative works, either on a CD mailed to the address above, or e-mailed to scenemetrospace@gmail.com. All entry materials are due Friday, March 18, 2008 in order to be considered for the exhibit (submissions with missing information cannot be considered). Artists must also include a SASE for the return of their materials. There is no entrance fee. Early submissions are encouraged.

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Sleeping and Dreaming

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The_nightmare_martin_johann_schmidtThe Wellcome Collection, a gallery in London, is hosting an exhibition on "Sleeping & Dreaming."

This seems to be a perfect fit for an organization that focuses on Medicine Life and Art.

Themes include:

  • Dead Tired
  • Traces of Sleep
  • Dream Worlds
  • Elusive Sleep
  • A World Without Sleep?

The show runs November 29th, 2007 through March 9th, 2008 and is free to the public.
Gallery: 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE

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(SCENE) Announces A Call-For-Proposals: Mail Art

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EAST LANSING, Mich. - East Lansing's alternative art space, (SCENE) Metrospace announces a call-for-proposals for an upcoming exhibit of artwork which has traveled by post.

Mail art is art which uses the postal system as a medium. Mail artists typically exchange artistic works in any medium, including but not limited to: painting, drawing, collage, graphic design, sculpture, assemblage, video- or audio-based works, conceptual works, and installations. (SCENE) presents an in-depth investigation into this artform, which evolved between the 1950s and the 1990s, and was influenced by such art movements as Dada and Fluxus. The size and scope of each artwork depends on the artist.

For (SCENE)’s exhibit, the following definitions of Mail Art will be observed:

1. v. Like a message in a bottle mediated by the sea, so mail art switches hands and is thus transformed. 2. n. The last object touched by one’s self, representing one’s self for another to hold. 3. n. An artwork that considers the journey as much as the destination.

Artists of all types are invited to submit current, original works for this exhibit. The exhibit will take place from January 11, 2008 through February 24, 2008. All entry materials are due Friday, December 14, 2007, in order to be considered for exhibit. Early submissions are encouraged. Actual works must be received no later than Friday, January 4, 2008.

Entry materials must include a current artist's biography and/or artist resume, as well as an artistic statement to accompany the proposed artwork(s). Proposals may include images (.jpegs or .gifs) of actual or representative works, either on a CD mailed to the address below, or e-mailed to scenemetrospace@gmail.com.

For more information, please contact Peter Richards at (517) 319-6832 or visit www.scenemetrospace.com.

(SCENE) Metrospace Gallery
c/o Peter Richards, director
410 Abbott Road
East Lansing, MI 48823

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(SCENE) Announces A Call-For-Proposals: "Collage"

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EAST LANSING, Mich. - East Lansing's alternative art space, (SCENE) Metrospace announces a call-for-proposals for an upcoming exhibit based on the concept and technique of collage.

(SCENE) presents an in-depth investigation into an artform that has evolved from scissors, glue, and magazines into the contemporary fine art realm, encompassing assemblage, video and audio collage, and conceptual artworks.

The exhibit will be juried by North Carolina-based Julie Thomson, whose dedication to collage includes self-publishing La Colle, a 'zine style journal chronicling collage artworks, as well as providing information and reviews about collage artists and collage-themed exhibits.

Artists of all types are invited to submit current, original works for this juried exhibit. The exhibit will take place from October 27, 2007 through December 16, 2007. All entry materials are due Friday, October 5.

Entry materials must include a current artist's biography and/or artist resume, as well as an artistic statement to accompany the proposed artwork(s). Submissions may be sent as .jpegs or .gifs, either on a CD mailed to the address below, or e-mailed to scenemetrospace@gmail.com.

(SCENE) Metrospace Gallery
c/o Peter Richards, Director
410 Abbott Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823


For more information, please contact Peter Richards at (517) 319-6832, or visit www.scenemetrospace.com.

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Eminent Domain | Appropriation in Creative Practice

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Dispatx Art Collective | Curatorial Platform
 
Eminent Domain examines notions of blockage, recourse and resistance that can emerge in diverse contexts – and what it can mean when these manifestations are channelled into artistic product.

The seventh collection of Dispatx Art Collective includes works developed by visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers and performance artists. The collection, which can be seen in Show, includes works developed online as part of the site as well as submissions of completed work related to the theme. In addition, and as a part of an ongoing investigation of curatorial practice, the Eminent Domain forum will remain open throughout the duration of this collection.

The curatorial narrative is best articulated through a correspondance between various readings. While projects such as Hospital 106 4º1ª by Jordi Canudas and Isabel Banal and Someone Called Me... by Emma Wilcox are the works which most directly address the theme at hand, projects such as Green Screen by Neil Chapman and David Stent, or Ellen Zweig’s My Language Overwhelms Her Text, use literary fiction to generate multiple attempts and points of inflection.

We are also pleased to announce the start of exploration of works related to the theme Appropriation in Creative Practice, which can be followed over the coming six months in Make. These pieces, including works by Sandra Gamarra, Scott MacLeod, Åsa Ståhl and Adad Hannah, also include among them the projects funded through our inaugural commissions program. The completed collection will be published in March 2008.

We are open for submissions of completed work until the 26th of January 2008. For more information: dispatx.com/submissions/

About Dispatx
Dispatx Art Collective is the leading curatorial platform for the development and presentation of contemporary art and literature. Make is a showcase for work in progress related to the current theme, Appropriation in Creative Practice. Projects are developed online via integrated documentation tools allowing artists to post regular updates to their work in a continuous investigation of the creative method.
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Improvised Maps | Eminent Domain

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Dispatx Art Collective
 

We're pleased to announce the publication of the sixth edition of Dispatx, which coincides with a complete redesign of the website. Curating and developing works from poets, photographers, painters and writers, for this edition we once again present an extremely diverse set of responses to the notion of Improvised Maps. These works in Show include a dozen projects developed online over the last five months and seven additional submissions including work from Gonzalo Puch, Denis Masi, Andrea Brady and Daniel Canogar.

In addition the exploration of the theme Eminent Domain can now be followed on a daily basis. Until June 2007, the Make area of the site will feature the work of seventeen projects chosen to explore the theme. These include works by Emanuel Licha, Juan delGado, and Paulina Varas. The Studio, an integrated set of documentation tools, allows the artists to post regular updates to their work in a continuous investigation of the creative method - the organisational process that translates creative vision to creative product.

Through making comments on the artists' process in Make, site visitors form a part of this organic process. We have provided a set of tools allowing you to create private collections, leave comments, and subscribe to RSS feeds for the projects that interest you the most. To familiarize yourself with these changes, please take the site tour.

About Dispatx
Dispatx provides the tools of a socialised internet for the development and presentation of contemporary art and literature. Visitors are invited to interact with the artists via the online display of their working processes, and to create unique private collections of the finished works. Through this process we seek to establish a new curatorial discourse based on artistic working practices.
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Robert Busby

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We are deeply saddened by the loss this week of Robert Busby, owner of Lansing's Creole Gallery. It was a sickening shock to hear of his death yesterday. Robert's gentle presence and defining role in re-shaping the Old Town neighborhood into an arts destination will never be forgotten. In a tangible way, Old Town itself is a physical manifestation of Robert's spirit, which was too big to be contained in a single person.  His vision for Old Town and all of the arts was contagious, and he inspired others to be leaders.  Our feelings stretch out to his family, friends, and all the people whose lives he enriched.

If we can make even half of the impact you made on art and on the community, we will feel we have done a good job. We miss you Robert.


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(SCENE) Metrospace - Moving, Movement, Motion!

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(SCENE) Metrospace's home of the past three years at 303 Abbott is now closed for business. We will be re-opening at our new location, 110 Charles St., very soon! Please check www.scenemetrospace.com for updates.

Our next exhibit, "Motion," will open Friday, May 11 from 6-9 PM with a public reception at 110 Charles St.

Artist applications to be included in "Motion" are being accepted through April 6, 2007. Please include a project description, photographs or digital images of representative artwork, a current resume, and an artist statement with your proposal for the exhibit. Exhibit proposals may be mailed to:

Peter Richards, Director

(SCENE) Metrospace Gallery

410 Abbott Rd.

East Lansing, MI 48823

(please include a SASE with appropriate postage if you'd like any of your materials returned)

Questions? Contact Peter via e-mail at prichar@ci.east-lansing.mi.us or by calling (517)319-6832.

Thank you for all your support and patronage at the Abbott Rd. location! We have truly made local history together as artists and art supporters in what was once merely a deserted bank. We look forward to an exciting schedule of exhibits, all-ages music events, theatrical performances, poetry, dance, and independent film in our new home. (SCENE) would like to thank the Downtown Development Authority, The City of East Lansing, and our neighbors at Ciesa & Associates for their generous support and endless willingness to make (SCENE) a successful, community-based progressive art and performance space.

We have a lot of work to do -- if you can volunteer some time, some expertise, some materials, or would like to make donations, please contact the director using the information above!

Thank you for your support of the arts.



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(SCENE) Metrospace Update

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(SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing's alternative art and performance space, will soon be leaving it's home of three years at 303 Abbott.  An exact date and destination are unknown at this time, but the former Kent Bank building on the corner of Abbott and Albert is slated for demolition sometime in 2007.

In the mean time, (SCENE) continues a full schedule of exhibits and entertainment:

Friday, January 19 - (SCENE) debuts "DATA TRANSFER," an exhibit of technology-driven art with a public reception from 6-9 PM featuring music by Blank Artists:  a live set by Theater of the Absurd and a DJ set by Drew Pompa.  Additionally, there will be interactive digital sand-painting on an illuminated sand table provided by David Ringlein.  The public can produce and print their own full-color digital sand paintings!

Saturday, January 20 - witness the return of 517NoiseFest:



visit 517Noise for more details!  This is a shared event spanning three communities and three venues: the DAAC in Grand Rapids and the Panopticon in Lansing.  Noise artists appearing on the Friday and Sunday bracketing (SCENE)'s Saturday show include such noise movement luminaries as Dead Machines, Hot Tapes, Princess Dragon Mom, Aaron Dilloway, and Treebot.

Thursday, January 25 -
(SCENE) will host virtuoso marimba soloist Nathaniel Bartlett.  Feauturing a state-of-the-art digital sound projection array, Bartlett plays "serious modern Western art music on a serious modern instrument - the modern marimba."  We are pleased to stage this concert, which is open to the public.  Doors open at 6:00 PM, the music begins at 7:00 PM, and there is a nominal cost of $5 for this unique sensory experience, offering "total immersion in sound."  Seating is limited.

Stay tuned for more breaking news, including the unveiling of our brand new website!!

(SCENE) Metrospace is located at 303 Abbott Rd. in East Lansing, Michigan.  Regular hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 6-9 PM and Sundays from 1-4 PM.  Additionally, the gallery is opened through the gracious support of volunteers Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 1-4 PM.




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Wishing for Synchronicity : Works by Pipilotti Rist

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Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, USA
Dates: On View Through January 14, 2007
http://www.camh.or

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents first U.S. survey exhibition for Swiss video artist Pipilotti Rist

HOUSTON, Texas – This fall, the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston presents Wishing for Synchronicity: Works by Pipilotti Rist, the first comprehensive U.S. survey of the seminal work of the Swiss video artist. Organized by curator Paola Morsiani, the project brings together Rist’s most significant work from the mid-1980s to the present. Wishing for Synchronicity: Works by Pipilotti Rist is on view through January 14, 2007, touring nationally following its Houston presentation.

“Pipilotti Rist is a tremendously innovative and distinctly personal voice in contemporary art. As a master of her chosen media, she uses her large and small projections to place the viewer within her world, provoking the contemplation of broad issues through her individual actions,” said Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Director Marti Mayo. “We are proud to have organized her first survey exhibition in the U.S. for our diverse regional, national and international audiences, thereby continuing the Museum’s almost 60-year tradition of presenting the best and most exciting art of our time.”

Wishing for Synchronicity: Works by Pipilotti Rist includes eight of Rist’s early single-channel videos, six large projections, and three additional works. The exhibition features a selection of significant works spanning her career, such as I’m Not the Girl Who Misses Much (1986) and Sip My Ocean (1996), in which pleasurable images and music quickly become metaphors for hysteria and suffocation, and Ever is Overall (1997), in which the camera follows a female walking through city streets, smashing car windows with an iron flower as she meanders.

“Through her use of video, Rist combines the worlds of art history and mass culture to create her own visual language,” said exhibition curator Paola Morsiani. “She uses this convergence to intelligently explore the power of our mind and its connection to the body as well as the pervasiveness of our sexual experience and its link to our mortality; and she expresses her profound empathy and hope for the times in which we live.”

Rist recently accepted a prestigious commission to create the visual identity for The Armory Show 2007, The International Fair of New Art, to be held next February in New York City.

Rist was born in 1962 in Switzerland, and studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria and the School for Design in Basel, Switzerland. Her work has been shown at the Venice Biennale; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.


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once in a while you find something truely extraordinary...

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it
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                  ubu



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Seven Days of Art and Interconnectivity in San Jose AUGUST 7-13, 2006

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"You meet a squirrel—he wants you to do karaoke. A South African artist wants to turn your skateboard into a musical instrument. What is going on? It's the ZeroOne festival, and it's a full-scale art attack on San Jose."

http://01sj.org/content/blogsection/14/49/





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The Deadline approaches, but do not fear...

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This is merely the deadline for calls-for-proposals (letters of intent, really).  The finished sound pieces should be delivered no later than September 4.

(SCENE) Metrospace announces a Call-For-Proposals for "Sonic Landscapes," a sound-based art exhibit

EAST LANSING, Mich. - East Lansings alternative art space, (SCENE) Metrospace announces a call to artists for an upcoming exhibit based on the act of creating and experiencing SOUND. All artists over the age of 18 are invited to participate. Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 4.

Whether we experience it as entertainment or as an integral part of our daily lives, sound is not just something we hear. It is something we feel - emotionally and otherwise -- and is often deeply ingrained in our personalities. (SCENE) Metrospace is looking for artists whose work incorporates sound. This could be interpreted through an assortment of medias and styles including but not limited to: recorded sound, found sound, manipulated sound, sound assemblage, field recordings, sound-producing devices, sound-based installation, interactive pieces, performance, and video. Artwork in any media will be reviewed.

To apply, artists must submit images or documentation representative of the work to be exhibited, a description of your project idea, an artistic statement and a resume. Artists must also include an SASE for the return of their materials. There is no entrance fee. Please send your information to: (SCENE) Metrospace, C/O Peter Richards, Coordinator, 410 Abbott Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. Application deadline is August 4, 2006, and early submissions are encouraged.

(SCENE) Metrospace is located at 303 Abbott Road, at the Albert Street intersection and is open Fridays from 6-9 p.m., Saturdays from 6-9 p.m., and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. during scheduled exhibits. For more information, please contact Peter Richards at (517) 319-6832.



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Repercusiones y Resonancias

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The 2nd Annual Journeys of Visual Anthropology
A week long event featuring:
  • The independent documentary movement against the new Radio and TV National Law.
  • Documentary, memory and social movements.
  • Institutional programs that promote viusal anthropology.
  • Visual anthropology and religion.
  • Anthropological photography and photojournalism.
  • From documentary to video-art and the philosophy of images.
  • Screenings of mexican contemporary ethnographic documentaries  (including Q&A sesions with the directors and comments by anthropologists)
  • Opening: "In the pit" by Juan Carlos Rulfo, comments by Nestor Garcia Canclini
  • Perspectives: A photo exhibition by Jose Carlo Gonzalez
  • La Revolucion imaginada: A traditional votive paintings exhibition by Alfredo Vilchis
From August 14th to August 18th. Nacional School of Anthropology and History, Mexico City.
View program here.

 


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Hip Hop Film Festival at the Flint Institute of Arts

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July 28-30, 2006


1120 East Kearsley Street
Flint, Michigan
810.234.1695   www.flintarts.org


An educational and entertaining experience featuring art, music, and 9 movies!
Admission: $6 per day, $15 weekend pass (call for group rates)


Friday, July 28
5:00 PM – Opening Night Party
An unveiling of a hip-hop inspired art installation in the FIA Lobby, conceived and organized by Michigan-based artist and curator Craig Paul Nowak, including works by the following artists: RIKU, John Fletcher, Serge Gay Jr., MINES, LaKela Brown, ARMY, KOSEK, FARS, Mike Smith.  Before the feature films, there will be musical performances by Rosta Records artists Theory, G-Wiz, and Main Event, as well as screenings of locally-produced videos: “104-1/2 Street Short” and “Woman II Woman.”
6:00 PM – Nobody Knows My Name
(58 min., followed by discussion with director Rachel Raimist)
7:30 PM – Scratch (90 min.)
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"Anger: the Best Medicine" exhibit opens this Friday!

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... also including a late arrival, a brand new sculpture by Matt Cygnet which will stop you in your tracks.

WHERE:  SCENE Metrospace Gallery, 303 Abbott Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823

WHEN:  6-9 P.M., Friday July 21

WHAT:  An opening reception featuring poetry by Nicolas Hampton and other local voices, refreshments, and mingling artists.  FREE and open to the public, however space is limited...


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interactive digital stuff

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When Ben and I were in Mexico City recently, we saw an exhibit at the Rufino Tamayo Museum that just blew my mind! This artist, whose name is I believe Santiago Ortiz, uses sound and images, put together through what seem to my simple mind very mathematical processes, to bring you hours of fun! These are all digital interactive "sound and energy" pieces that are part of a larger collection of interactive computer pieces.  Who could pass up something with a name like "music over fractal land" and "sound sticky elastica structure?"  Wish I could explian it all better, but maybe someone else, who understands the mechanics of it all can add on a little tidbit of information for those of us whose last computer class was before e-mail even came about...

Enjoy!



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CD Release March 25 / "They Die In Movies"

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Saturday, March 25th at Scene Metrospace Gallery, bear witness to the culmination of months of labor and love...

They Die In Movies is a narrative-based installation produced and directed by Jeni Mc, featuring fashions by Berry Noxon, and photography by Cody Hinze and Juan Beltran.  It is film-themed and has been variously described as "a movie that never happened" and "a look through a director's eye."  The exhibit takes place during the East Lansing Film Festival and continues on through May 13.



Simultaneously, It Takes A Village To Make Records will release the much-anticipated "First-Hand Accounts, Theories & Their Repercussions" CD compilation.  A double-length album on one CD, FHATATR is a genre-hopping collection of original independent music from all over the country.

The CD release will feature a giant mix CD swap!  Bring your own homemade mix CD to trade for a copy of the compilation CD -- other than that, it's FREE!  Bring an extra copy of your mix to trade with other release party-goers...

There will also be performances by Rai and Canada, as well as a screening of "Hello and Goodbye" by Detroit's Test Pattern Pictures.

We thank "They Die In Movies" for graciously hosting our CD release.

See you there!

ITAV



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Folk Songs for the Five Points

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Folk Songs for the Five Points
is a digital arts project that allows you to create your own “folk songs” by remixing and overlaying a range of sounds taken from New York’s Lower East Side.

The SoundMap features a visual representation of the Lower East Side, overlaid with a series of dots. Each dot represents an audio sample recorded at that particular place. To select a sample, click and drag one of circles over the chosen dot. The sample will then automatically start playing.

Folk Songs for the Five Points is a celebration of cultural diversity and change, using “folk songs” as a metaphor to explore immigration and the formation of identity in New York’s Lower East Side.

The project isn’t about absolute answers or clear definitions. We are celebrating the unexpected richness that confronts you at every turn – from the many languages of Canal St to the endless complexity contained in words like “immigrant” and “folk song”.


http://www.tenement.org/folksongs/


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Scene Metrospace Benefit This Saturday

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Saturday, February 11, 7:00 pm

That's Him! That's The Guy!
The Cartridge Family
Free Element


At Scene Metrospace Gallery, 303 Abbott Rd., E. Lansing MI 48823

$5 - All Ages - Doors at 6:30 - Food provided by Flat's Grill

This is a benefit concert for "They Die In Movies," a non-traditional look through the camera-eye of an unrealized film.  "They Die In Movies" is directed/produced by Jeni Mc with fashion and costume design by Berry Noxon, photography by Juan Beltran and Cody Hinze, and "product placement" by local artists.


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Cir*cus/ Car*ni*val

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(SCENE) Metrospace Debuts “Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” Exhibition Friday, November 18, 2005

EAST LANSING, Mich.— (SCENE) Metrospace announces the opening of its latest exhibition, “Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” on Friday, Nov. 18. “Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” explores the imagination, oddities, animals, wonder, excitement, and misfortunes of the events that have become a cultural tradition: the Circus and the Carnival.

The 12 local and national artists participating in “Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” each explore diverse aspects of the events through various medias and themes:

• New Jersey based photographer Melanie
Heinrich has spent over 30 years of her life documenting behind the scenes of the carnival will display her prints and documentary.

• Beulah based Tara Hackett’s mixed media paintings capture the charm and history of the traveling circus and carnival throughout the 50's and 60's.

• Krys Tourtois, a Lansing based artist will explore an unromanticized and often overlooked aspect of the carnival experience in her paintings of sideshow women.

• Detroit based Carl Oxley explores a happy-go-lucky and exciting view in his colorful pop-art paintings.


• Ann Arbor based Amanda Miller will display her mystifying freak show paintings.

• Lansing based artist Tim Lane will display a quirky and fun carnival game installation.

• Farmington Hills based mosaic artist Ellen Stern expresses an imaginative spin on the circus with her ceramic, fiber, and installation works.

• Highland and Detroit based artists Chris Sandon and Jason Lee Starin will team up to make humorous psychedelic folk art that illustra
tes the stranger side of the events.

• Saginaw based artist Janie Peters will uncover a darker aspect of the circus and carnival, the mistreatment of animals, with her mixed media sculpture.

• Lansing based artist John Kroneman will explore his personal roots to the circus with paintings of his ancestors.


• Columbia, MO based artist Claudia Drake uses digital collage, fusing together antique engravings into her own juxtapositions to express her vision of the carnival.

“Cir•cus/Car•ni•val” opens with a free public reception at (SCENE) Metrospace on Friday, Nov. 18 from 6-10 p.m. The reception will feature a special circus-themed performace from Lansing spacerock favorites, Calliope. Circus and carnival themes events, games, and excitement will take place
all throughout the evening. All food will be graciously provided by Spartan Signature Catering. All ages are welcome, costumes are encouraged, and space is limited.
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  • nice poster ben!
    - [stargrazer]
  • Opening's this Friday!
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The Little Bang Theory

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FRANK PAHL (www.frankpahl.com) is one of the most distinctive and charming voices in contemporary American music. He has received numerous awards, grants, and residencies for his innovative compositions using homemade automatic instruments. Inspired by the works of Trimpin and Pierre Bastien, Pahl began to delve deeply into the creation of automatic instruments, using these instruments as the fundamental foundation of his compositions. His work has included pieces for automatic string quartet, automatic doorbell quartet, and bicycle quartet. Pahl has received over 60 commissions for theater, film and dance and his music appears on over 60 releases. His latest band, Little Bang Theory, is named after the essay of the same title by the improvising musician Frederic Rzewski. Rzewski describes an approach to music well suited to improvisation. Basically each note can be seen as a little bang, with the possibility of introducing a new universe of music. Though the band performs on toy instruments the music runs the gamut from improvisation to toypop to soundtrack-inspired music...not easy to describe...best to see. Toy Suite #2 was made possible by a 2005 Meet the Composer grant.


Frank Pahl's Little Bang Theory with special guest Nick Schillace.
Sunday, November 13 at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
8pm - Free!
This show is sponsered by UMMA and WCBN.

525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734)763-UMMA
www.wcbn.org
www.umma.umich.edu

NICK SCHILLACE (www.nickschillace.com) is a Detroit area composer, teacher, and musicologist exploring what it means to be an American musician. In 2002 he completed a graduate thesis on the late guitarist John Fahey, and utilizes Fahey's self-described style of syncopated "American Primitive" fingerstyle guitar as the foundation for his own technique. This style, based on early forms of blues, folk, and old-time music, provides the perfect foundation for larger and more expansive musical compositions incorporating a wide range of his own idiosyncratic influences. He has been touring extensively both locally and nationally since releasing his debut acoustic instrumental album "Box Canyon" in June 2005. He also writes and performs with the groups indoorpark and Big Lake Trawler.

"Box Canyon is a collection of nine pensive and frequently
beautifully played songs for acoustic guitar"
- Steve Byrne,  Detroit Free Press

“Nick paints melodies as a painter . . . his techniques
are solid and the music is engaging. He has his own signature.”
-Henk te Veldhuis . . . Bridge Guitar Reviews

“ . . . inspired melodic evolutions. recommended.”
-Gerald Van Waes . . . Psychedelic Folk

“Nick Schillace's solo acoustic guitar music is propelled by a command
of the traditional and fueled by an expression of a truly original voice."
-Jon Moshier, music coordinator/on-air host WDET-FM Detroit Public Radio



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  • Anyone going to be in Ann Arbor next Sunday? Might be an opportunity to hang ou...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The show was really well attended. What a fun concept, superbly executed.
    - [stargrazer]
  • Turn's out this is the 3rd in WCBN's concert series. The first two (last year)...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Pasos

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The Museo del Estado in Morelia, Mexico is holding an exhibition of the work of Antonio Zirión entitled Pasos, en homenaje a Henri Cartier-Bresson. Antonio is an active member of OCC, contributing work to both 03/05 issues of JOWAI and the 05 issue of JOMAS. Congratulations Antonio!

Click on the image at right to view.



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  • ¡Las felicitaciones, Antonio!
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Ryan Spencer Reed- Hands Of A Displaced Sudan

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The photos of Ryan Spencer Reed are on display at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra Gallery in Jackson Michigan.  They are also available to view at www.groupM35.com/reed.

"Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination." Andrea Dworkin

When French philosopher Albert Camus wrote, "A trial cannot be conducted by announcing the general culpability of a civilization. Only the actual deeds which, at least, stank in the nostrils of the entire world were brought to judgment," he had not lived long enough to witness a shift in the priorities of nations.

With instant communication from anywhere on earth and dedicated journalists willing to stand in harms way, how can it be suggested that "the stank" of Sudan is not in the nostrils of even the most semi-conscious citizen of the world? Mr. Camus could not have been aware of the extent to which the pursuit of the world's resources would require focus that discounts the value of cultures and people. This misplaced priority and the recognition of governments who assist those in power, fuel the machine that serves to distract from the collateral damage of the collectors of such wealth.



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  • Hey, I saw this guy here at GVSU last year. At that point, he'd said that out o...more
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  • Philip... thanks for the commentary. It certainly gives some depth to the person...more
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  • It is saddening how we are spectators to some crimes and tragedies, and active p...more
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  • i went to this site and looked around, does anyone know what group M35 is? the &...more
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Op Art: Bridget Riley @ Cranbrook (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA)

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BRIDGET RILEY: PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER, 1963-2005

Blaze 3, 1963 | Acrylic on board | 37 1/4” x 37

"This exhibition encompasses forty years of uncompromising and remarkable innovation, exploring Bridget Riley’s characteristic and distinctive optically vibrant work. Her last exhibition in North America was at the Dia Center, New York, in 2000.

Riley’s work is celebrated for its ability to engage the viewer’s sensations and perceptions, producing visual experiences that are complex and challenging, subtle and arresting.

Her paintings employ a simple vocabulary of colors and abstract shapes to generate sensations of movement, light and space. This exhibition traces the development of Riley’s work from the early 1960s to the present day.

Ms. Riley will be at Cranbrook on Friday evening, September 23, 2005.

Ms. Riley will present a rare public lecture on Saturday, September 24 at 4:00 p.m."

The exhibit will be shown September 3, 2005 through October 30, 2005.

Call 877-462-7262 or visit Cranbrook's website for more information.



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  • whoa! the whole spin is rooming!
    - [stargrazer]
  • bridget riley is one of a small number of artists who appove of nausea at their...more
    - [ben]
  • I, too, am a nauseist!
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