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Dispatx Art Collective are pleased to announce the publication of our fourth edition - Abandonment. This edition contains 14 works comprising narrative and poetry, essay, photography, oil painting and sculpture, and video.

To speak of abandonment suggests a withdrawal or relinquishment of influence, the exposure of a physical or social structure to the dereliction of time or a cessation of protection. It can also describe a state in which one is given over to forces beyond oneself – the extreme highs and lows of the human condition. Above all, the act of abandonment implies transfer – something orphaned is passed to another controlling agent, something is gained.

The editorial discusses each of the works in detail : in addition, all archive issues can now be searched by work title, description, and artist details. For more details, come to www.dispatx.com


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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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DESTRUCTED

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Ran across this PDF art / design mag from Hamburg  today:



Destructed



"DESTRUCTED.INFO IS AN ART AND DESIGN MAG IN .PDF FORMAT.

IT IS RELEASED QUATERLY AND EACH ISSUE DEALS WITH ANOTHER TOPIC.

The purpose of destructed.info is to enable the interplay of all participants of the Destructed project, to make available a place for interaction. Participants are not exclusively banded together by the actual output, or act, rather remain in a continuous state of collaboration. The implicit idea of a network is by no means a novelty. Nevertheless it is not limited to its pure functionality, but is intended to create a welcome and inspirational space for artists."



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  • this is a nice mag and great idea- something we have talked about putting togeth...more
    - [ben]
  • It certainly would make it more accessible to everyone.
    - [nick]
  • also, in line with the ideal of free distribution.
    - [stargrazer]

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Ohmigawd! It's Oh My God, October 28th

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Oh My God
with Starling Electric
and The Fluoride Program
Friday, October 28

Doors - 9 pm, Show - 10 pm

$8 for 21+, $10 for 18+

At Lansing's Temple Club
500 East Grand River Ave.

"Chicago rock trio oh my god is powered by overdriven organ, nasty bass guitar, pounding drums and some surprising pop hooks. Imagine the Doors, if they'd been on SST, or Freddy Mercury fronting a punk band. No guitars here--they've been co-opted by the organ-and-Leslie combo." -- www.sonicbids.com

"Sounds like a Christian-rock band? It's not. But oh my god doesn't have a notarized contract on file at the devil's office, either. THIS CHICAGO ROCK BAND IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH GOD OR SATAN..." -- www.myspace.com/ohmygod

I've lost count now how many times I've had the earthly pleasure of seeing Oh My God play their sanctified organ-bass-drums rock and roll. They are consumate showmen, fiercely talented musicians, and really fun people to hang out with, too. You should come to the show!

[or catch them at a gig near you]

Stargrazer LLC is pleased to offer this poster (click on the image for a closer look) for their October 28 performance!


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  • They are currently in the UK/Scotland, for those OCC'ers across the pond.
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter... your posters look great!
    - [nick]
  • thanks, nick!
    - [stargrazer]
  • hell yeah! amazing poster peter!
    - [ben]

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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!
    - [stargrazer]

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Hurricane Benefit This Monday

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There will be a Hurricane Relief Benefit at Lansing's Temple Club this Monday, September 12. Lansing musicians are donating their time and talents to raise much-needed funds for our people in New Orleans who have lost so much. 100% of the proceeds from the door will go to Red Cross efforts to transport, feed, clothe, and shelter the thousands affected by this national disaster. If you're in town, please come out and support this effort -- it's sure to be a night of great music, but let's remember the seriousness of the situation and our responsibility to help our neighbors in Louisiana who've been hit so hard. Give generously.

The show starts at 8:00 pm.  The line-up includes John Wesley Harding Overdrive, the Failers, The Gentleman Callers, The Hop-Ups, Eric Kelly and the Dirty Johns, The Pantones, Mike Vasas and The Beasts of Burden, Firewheel Handshake, Hall & Morgan, and Stephen Leonard.  Special thanks to Joel from The Gentleman Callers for getting Stargrazer LLC involved with the poster design, and to Sam Rose (of the superb Wanderjahr) for being the local sparkplug for Katrina benefit concerts in Lansing.


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  • Update: Joel says about $700 was raised at the door, and a god time was had by...more
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Detroit @ 00:00:55 at the Detroit Film Center

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FLAK is hosting a second viewing of "Detroit @ 00:00:55" at the Detrot Film Center.  55 films 55 seconds long about Detroit created by artists, architects, videographers and students.

Come out Saturday night, September 10th, to the DFC.  Doors are at 7pm, film starts at 8pm.
DFC is located at 1227 Washington Blvd. (two blocks W. of Woodward, one block S. of Grand River)

From your friends at
[FLAK]

Look out for "Detroit @ 00:00:55 This Time It's Personal"  winter '06.  Call for entries out soon.
 
 Detroit@00:00:55 Image Detroit@00:00:55


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"02890" Bankley Gallery Show

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02890

An exhibition of nine emerging graduate artists based in Belfast. ‘02890’ is a mixed bag.

The artist’s works are not bound to one another; rather they point in differing directions, addressing contemporary subjectivity.

They demonstrate how societies structures and codes are embodied in the urban environment and the vulnerability of the individual played out through a complexity of narratives, sounds and images.


10th September to the 30th September 2005

Private View Friday 9th September 7-9 pm
Open Saturday 10th 12 till 4pm

Other times by appointment on:
07773 369 465 (24hrs in advance)

Bankley Studios Gallery
Bankley House, Bankley Street, Levenshulme, Manchester, England

http://www.bankley.org.uk



[via Paul Stanley, thanks!]


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REO Town Call for Artists

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I received this from Krys Tourtois:

Call for Artists

 

The first annual REO Town Art Market will be held on the historic streets of REO Town in Lansing, Michigan.  REO Town is known for its unique atmosphere, which combines a respect for culture and history and an acceptance for new ideas.  This event will showcase a wide variety of Lansing’s artists and musicians, as well as local businesses.

 

This show is open to anyone who wishes to participate!  This is not a juried show, just an opportunity for artists and musicians to exhibit their talent.  We welcome all types of creative people, along with their friends and family.


There is a $10 entry fee and a $5 table rental fee. 

 

Artists may arrive at 10:00am on August 20th to set up their tables.  The Art Market will run from noon until 6pm.  Spaces will be approximately 8ft. wide and will run along South Washington on the sidewalks.  Spaces are first-come, first-serve on the day of the event.  Artists who have special requests for space for a tent or a different exhibit space should indicate that when registering.

 

 

·                     We are looking for a diverse array of vendors: fine art, crafts, food goods,               jewelry, clothing, musicians, etc.

·                     Demonstrations welcome!

·                     All work sold must be made by the artist selling the work.

·                     Registration deadline: August 5th, 2005


Contact:


Julie Burtch
REO Town Commercial Association
1027 S. Washington
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 485-2795



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Independent Music Sought

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It Takes A Village To Make Records, an independently-run music label, seeks tracks for an upcoming, FREE sampler of independent music and soundscapes. ITAV specializes in unique, handcrafted recordings, a hands-off approach to creative control and copyright ownership, and visually stunning graphic design and packaging. ITAV releases are designed to grab potential purchasers from across a room and draw them to your music.

"First-hand Accounts, Theories, and their Repercussions" will act as a calling card for ITAV, rather than a label roster compilation. In that spirit, ITAV seeks music of all forms, from traditional folk to noise. Additionally, songs which demonstrate a strong independent vein are desired, whether that is shown by experimental qualities or simply by the song's lack of slickness. "First-hand Accounts" will contain live tracks, demos and/or alternate versions and home recordings. Tracks are sought from all types of artists, famous or unknown.

Artists will retain full rights to their music. "First-hand Accounts" will be distributed FREE as an educational tool and an example of ITAV's creative expertise. For that reason, ITAV cannot offer compensation for your track, however full credits will be included in the packaging, including songwriting credits, "appears courtesy of..." messages, and/or internet resources.

ITAV is cultivating a diverse artist base for this project and for their emerging catalog. For more information and to submit your tracks, contact stargrazerllc@gmail.com.


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Annette Berkobian at Magdalena's Teahouse

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Annette joins us from San Francisco to present "I Am My Mother's Daughter," a one-woman show with additional drumming, music and poetry from Paloma, Miko, Aaron Curtner, Tim Lane, Natalie and Megan...

Come see what it's all about at this great performance venue, provided by Miko.

So what is annette's project about anyway?

That is a great question!

It is about the fact that...

v Without our mothers we would not be, simply! So please invite your mother, her spirit, your family members, friends who are family members, or for that matter, anyone who is kind-hearted

v Your mother was originally black, that is an archeological fact.

v My relationship with my Ma was never easy but it turned into true beauty.

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A Quarter-Century Celebration

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Hello...  hello...

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26th.
@ Lager House (1254 Michigan Ave. Detroit, MI 48226)
... near ol' Tiger Stadium

Come see me and:

Thes One (of People Under The Stairs)
Starving Artists Crew
DJ House Shoes
DJ Benny Ben
Crate Digga
DJ Superlative

... and more grace the storied rock stage with some glorious hip-hop mischief.

More details to come.  You look really awesome today.

gambitdmc@yahoo.com

Here's part of the press release:

LOCAL RAPPER, GAMBIT THE MC, HOSTS HIS 25TH BIRTHDAY PARTY ON AUGUST 26TH AT LAGER HOUSE.

On August 26th, GAMBIT THE MC (G.A.M.) is having his official 25th birthday celebration at Lager House in Detroit.  The Virgo, whose real birthday is August 30th, will have some of his friends, such as Fat Beats recording artist Starving Artists Crew, perform. 
Detroit is unlike any city in America that has a hip-hop scene.  It is chockfull of folks that consider themselves “masters of ceremony.”  GAMBIT THE MC is no exception, but he has been steadily paying his dues to make himself a household name.  He has done shows all over Michigan, opening for notable underground hip-hop artists like Quannum’s Lyrics Born and Rhymesayers’ Blueprint.
Party patrons should expect a DJ-laden roster, with rap performances by Team Double Stuf Oreo (GAMBIT and DJ Benny Ben) with special guest SelfSays and Starving Artists Crew.  DJs slated to spin are Detroit tastemaker House Shoes, People Under The Stairs’ Thes One, former college radio deejay Benny Ben and up-and-comers Crate Digga and Superlative.



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  • happy 25!
    - [ben]
  • Thanks for sharing! Hope to see some OCC'ers there!
    - [nick]

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Journal of Motion and Sound now shipping

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For those of you who pre-ordered JOMAS last week, it begain arriving on door steps and mailboxes Tuesday.

For those of you who didn't pre-order, we still have a few low edition packages left with issue numbers under 50.

JOMAS is available for sale online for $35.00 USD. JOMAS includes:

  • 1 Sound CD full of Music, Poetry, and Sound Installations
  • 2 Motion DVDs of Experimental Film, Animation and Documentaries
  • Liner Notes
  • White Triple Disc Packaging with a handpainted "jomas dot logo" cover

You'll find work by Outside Circle artists such as:

Abraham Olguin, Andrew Patterson and Dustin Edwards, Animal, Anne Delmariani, Antonio Zirión, Arctic Circle, Ben Gaydos, Bryan Bickel and Scott Pruett [Init], Christopher Irvin, Dan Gorman [DanSiezure], Evie Wright / Nick Lyon, Hernán Apablaza, Hugh Hartford, Jancee Warnick [The Jancee Pornick Casino], Jenn Brigham, Ben Gaydos, Nick Gaydos and Alison Lugo, Jim Ryan and Deon Foster [shenanigans.tv], Julia Yezbick, Julie Meitz, Louis Rawlins, Meck [Featuring Jean Lee], Nayiri Bardakjian, Outside Circle Collective (vocals by Rachel Yezbick), Paul Gabel, Pilvari Pirtola, Potter-Belmar Labs, Radio Ruido, Ryan Seslow, Stargrazer, Thatshim!thatstheguy!, The Argyle Wishlist, Tim Lane, Tony Gault, Whitehorse, and Zev Robinson.

Get your copy today!



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JOMAS Release Party a success!

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A big thank you to all who performed, helped set up and contributed making the Journal of Motion and Sound (JOMAS) release party a sucesss.

We debuted the each of the discs of JOMAS on the big screen, in the quieter side room as well as the listening stations.

For those of you who were not able to make it to Detroit last Friday, you missed five great performances by:

We've got a few pictures up on Flickr

 JOMAS Release Party - Tim Lane's Poetry Reading JOMAS Release Party - Calliope and Julie Meitz

If you took any pictures at the JOMAS release party, please feel free to add them to the Outside Circle Collective group photo pool. (Its free!)

The 555 Gallery was especially kind in letting Outside Circle use their space to throw the party. Please help support them and check out their upcoming shows!



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JOMAS Pre-Order!

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It's almost time for the JOMAS release party!


The Journal of Motion and Sound is available for pre-order, with a special price, if purchased online before this Friday's release party at 555 arts in Detroit, jomas;series.01.
 
The journal features two Motion DVDs and one Sound CD in white on white handpainted packaging.


$35.00 USD - Regular Price

$30.00 USD - Pre-order price (before this Friday's release party - 6/10)
 

 
We'll start shipping on Saturday, 6/11/2005 and will send tracking numbers via email.

IMPORTANT: If you're going to be attending the release party, contact us and let us know how many copies you'd like. We'll send you a link in email to purchase through PayPal. We can save you money on shipping, by bringing them to you.


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  • Excellent job on the packaging! Good flow to the (very diverse) content as well...more
    - [stargrazer]

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jomas ; series.01 poster

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[detail]                  [detail]                   [detail]

please help us spread the word about jomas;series.01! the three posters
together print for a meer $2.50 on kinko's large format b&w printer.
click on the images above to download or use the link below.thanks!

jomas;series.01_poster



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  • NICE!
    - [pax]
  • update!: julia just informed me that CopyMax charges just under $1 for posters t...more
    - [ben]
  • yeah, and also, i'm printing some more flyers from home, which if you have some...more
    - [pax]

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a gift

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rositadreamsrosita, hope you like it

more is in the makings

of the chaos

s00n sEE

 

(ö)



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  • welcome, frank! i like your work!
    - [ben]

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jomas release party!

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jomas;series.01

June 10th, 2005, 8pm
555 Gallery
4884 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48208
www.555arts.org

The international artist’s collective, Outside Circle (www.outsidecircle.com), is celebrating the release of their first edition of the Journal of Motion and Sound (JOMAS), with an experimental media event featuring artists from the double DVD/CD compilation. The event, jomas;series.01, will feature live audio-visual performances from Potter-Belmar Labs, The Shenanigans, and Calliope (with film jockeying by Julie Meitz), DJing by Chuck Sipperley, poetry by Tim Lane, and cutting edge films from around the world. Suggested $5 donation at the door. 8pm, 06.10.05.


Hope to see you all there!

 
 


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  • yea! an event on a night i don't have to work. i can't wait to see folks again!...more
    - [Ande]
  • This is big news!
    - [nick]
  • i'll be done teaching by then and it's on a friday night! yay! i'll totally be...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
    - [stargrazer]

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Lost Formats Preservation Society

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The society was founded by design group, Experimental Jetset,  in 2000 with the design of Emigre issue no. 57. It's sole purpose is to save formats from obscurity.
This overview of Lost Formats is not presented in any particular order and not in any way complete. Anyone can nominate their own beloved format by sending a picture and specifications to formats@jetset.nl. (Shown here: Viewmaster, Travan, Compact Cassette).



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  • Is that a viewmaster wheel I see? Wow, haven't seen one of those in over two de...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • nostalgia, i love it!
    - [Ande]
  • there needs to be more worm (write once read many) devices in life!
    - [Ande]

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Adobe Aquires Macromedia.

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And if you thought there wasn't enough competition between design based software...


Adobe Systems Incorporated (Photoshop, Illustrator, Go Live, etc) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia (Flash, Director, Freehand, etc) in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $3.4 billion.

The combination of Adobe and Macromedia will provide customers a more powerful set of solutions for creating, managing and delivering compelling content and experiences across multiple operating systems, devices and media. Together, the two companies will meet a wider set of customer needs and have a significantly greater opportunity to grow into new markets, particularly in the mobile and enterprise segments.

"Customers are calling for integrated software solutions that enable them to create, manage and deliver a wide range of compelling content and applications – from documents and images to audio and video," said Bruce Chizen, chief executive officer of Adobe. "By combining our powerful development, authoring and collaboration software – along with the complementary functionality of PDF and Flash – Adobe has the opportunity to bring this vision to life with an industry-defining technology platform."

[more]

"In one dystopia, we project ourselves into the artstore of the near future. The wind howls through the room, whose shelves are empty but for three small cartons: Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator. For today's digital designers- many of whom have eagerly adopted the narrow horizons dictated by this small handfull of commercial products- the vision is, I claim, already a reality. And the unquestioned hegemony of these tools has launched an unprecedented proliferation of homgenous and disposable electronic designs."

Golan Levin, Graphic Design for the 21st Century


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The Buddy System

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Several OCC members are included in an upcoming exhibit at Detroit's 555 Gallery during the month of May. The show is titled "The Buddy System," partially in reference to the supportive and uplifting community of artists that has arisen around Lansing, Michigan -- and partly because artists have been invited from as far afield as New York, Washington D.C., and Paris!

Please join us at the opening May 6th.
 
Here is a partial list of artists:

Mike Clark
Aaron Curtner

Matt Cygnet
Molly Doane
Andrea Eckert
Ben Gaydos
Tim Lane
John Lindenmayer
Jeni Mc
Travis Pickard
George Rahme
Peter Richards
Joe Scott
Dorothy Smith

The Buddy System, May 1-31 2005
Opening:  Friday, May 6, at 8:00 p.m.,

featuring music by:
  • Ann Arbor singer/songwriter Eliza Beatrix Godfrey
  • That's Him! That's the Guy!
  • and a solo performance by Chris O. (of the Recital)
555 Gallery
4884 Grand River @ Warren
Detroit, MI 48208

Gallery Hours: 6-9PM Wed - Sat
Phone: (313) 894 4202
Email: gallery555@555arts.org

Joe Scott deserves special recognition for organizing this show.  Thanks, Joe!


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  • Ben, do you have a graphic or an image of the flier you could add to this post?
    - [stargrazer]
  • I'll expand the list of artists as I get more of the names.
    - [stargrazer]
  • luscious orange text!
    - [stargrazer]
  • i'll even use color theory to entice the people to come!
    - [ben]
  • the perforated tear-away posters were an inspired stroke of...genius? Get your...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • oh, you're making me blush.
    - [ben]
  • Out of curiosity, how many artists showing are OCC members? I know at least 6 f...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I loved that poster just as much as I loved the show. This was awesome! Thank...more
    - [jenimc]
  • Thanks, Jeni! There's one or two more perforated 2'x3' if anyone wants one.
    - [ben]
  • Do you have any more orange posters? I only have the Collector's Limited 2005 E...more
    - [jenimc]
  • i don't, but maybe joe does, though we didn't print the orange ones grande style...more
    - [ben]
  • Jeni, I think I have an extra orange poster...it may have little bits of scotch...more
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sorryeverybody.com

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More Information about the Sorry Everybody Book

check out the photo gallery at
www.sorryeverybody.com.


i've also been digging the archives of
mark morford
from sfgate.com
happy reading!



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  • if i could write a letter to the world...
    - [Ande]

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Using a Cornfield as a Canvas for Public and Urban Art

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In a post "The Gates" world:
An artist plans to sow seeds of revitalization at a blighted 32-acre plot between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights in Los Angeles. "I'm really fascinated by past industrial sites and how they're redeemed," artist Lauren Bon said. "The idea is not just to make a place pretty, but to make it healthy again."


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Found!

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(SCENE) Metrospace in partnership with Found Magazine announces the opening of its newest exhibition, "FOUND!" which will be unveiled on Wednesday, March 30.  "FOUND!" explores the recovery and reuse of objects that have been lost, misplaced, discarded or left behind.

Local and national artists participating in "FOUND!" use found materials in unique ways to construct their artwork.  Los Angeles native Kelly Lynn Jones uses fabric and collage to create illustrations.  Scott Hocking of Detroit created his art piece using recovered negatives that he found in an abandoned house.  Ann Arbor based Davy Rothbart and Found Magazine have become an international phenomenon over the past year. Rothbart will share numerous amazing finds that strangers have sent in from across the globe. Doug Coombe of Ann Arbor will use photographs of abandoned warehouses and buildings in Detroit, evoking the beauty found in destruction.  The Portland, Ore. based Suite B Artist Collective employed a search, recovery, and create cycle to make art through found images and objects.  The Suite B members participating in "FOUND!" Include East Lansing natives Jen Kruch and Josh Kermiet, as well as Oregon's James Boulton, and Corey Lunn. 

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  • did anyone ever see a copy of "Dirty Found?"
    - [stargrazer]
  • Davy Rothbart willl also be doing a performance (?) at the Ann Arbor Film Festiv...more
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International ArtExpo

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International ArtExpo
I've been getting emails (spam?) from the following organization... they sound quite interesting though, especially how they formed.

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International ArtExpo<<

ArtExpo is an international art event. Its object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect the conceptual points of contact of artists working in every part of the world, all united in the thick plot of the world net.

Does this sound familiar?

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A group of artists called ArtExpo is formed on the internet. 23 artists decide to change the way they work. They decide to be independent.  ArtExpo is set up as an itinerant encounter. No headquarters, no fixed address, no bonds. <<

It's worthwhile checking their events and call for entries periodically. This might be something OCC would want to be involved in, especially because of the similar foundation of both groups.

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