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a new interactive piece by Louis Rawlins

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A big thank you to Outside Circle artist Louis Rawlins who created the new mainpage for our website.



His javascript and typography wizardry bring a unique perspective.


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  • hell yeah, louis!
    - [stargrazer]
  • it's so good it makes me twitch.
    - [ben]
  • looks great, Louis!! thanks so much for doing that!
    - [pax]
  • i've been waiting a long time to see this again. i'm glad it finally found a ho...more
    - [Ande]
  • hi! thank you. it was fun times.
    - [name not provided]

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Ryan Steadman

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I'm strangely drawn to Ryan Steadman's style:

wave


sharing a square

"Ryan Steadman uses the stark backdrops of sharp-edged urban buildings to isolate the small-scale human dramas of the quotidian. Steadman's background apartment towers are flat and modernist, looming large behind the tiny expressionist figures that people his scenes." [via Art MoCo]

View his work at the Baumgartner Gallery in New York City.


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  • I enjoy that he brings the human figure into modernism's rigorous formalism. It...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Redbeard Strikes Again

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John Lindenmayer, a.k.a. "Redbeard," was honored for the second year in a row at the Colfax Cultural Center in South Bend, Indiana, for his polyptych "Commercialized Landscape," as part of their 16th Annual "Art and Social Justice" exhibit.  Six equal cash awards are given.  The award-winning piece is entirely composed of barcodes and UPCs.  We're proud of John -- for many reasons.  But today we are celebrating his artistic ecellence.


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  • peter, where did the picture go?
    - [Ande]
  • you can post it on your flickr account.
    - [ben]
  • ...or email it to me.
    - [ben]

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sagmeister, inc.

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stefan sagmeister is a pretty darn unique designer.


i just spent a few hours (when i should've been working) looking at sagmeister's work, reading interviews, and soaking up his advice to students.



http://www.sagmeister.com

the documentary by hilman curtis
is also worth checking out... [Sagmeister]



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Skin Deep - Call for Entries

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This came to me via Travis.

Scene Metrospace Gallery in East lansing will be hosting a show called "Skin Deep" in mid-May.  They are seeking film or video work that deals with the human body.

Contact Gallery Coordinator Emma Kruch (and tell her Travis sent you): ekruch@ci.east-lansing.mi.us



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  • I imagine this is open to interactive pieces, too.
    - [stargrazer]
  • For another take on film / video peieces based on the human body - also looking...more
    - [dispatx]

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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
    - [stargrazer]

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mini-JOWAI Volume 2 Call For Entries

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[mini] JOWAI* is a free, pocket-size publication of Outside Circle Collective showcasing the work of creative individuals.  It is made available to the worldwide public through generous people like yourself who print the journal from the internet and place it on their favorite public countertops and information racks.  [mini] JOWAI seeks submissions for Volume 2, which will be published mid-summer 2005.

Want to see your creative work published?  Send your stories, poems, essays, musings, graphics, paintings, photos, drawings, etc. to JOWAI for the next issue!

  • entries should be sent to outsidecircle@gmail.com
  • registered OCC membership is encouraged (it's FREE, after all, and we'll be promoting your creative efforts for free, as well).  Register at http://spaces.outsidecircle.com .
  • entries should be text (.txt) files for poetry or prose, TIFF (.tif) files (or high-quality .jpegs) for artwork or photography. 
  • All images should be at least 200 dpi.
  • entries should be suitable for black-and-white reproduction
  • additional instructions should accompany the artwork or text in an attached e-mail
  • please include your full name, geographic location, and e-mail address
  • you will retain full copyright of all your work
  • deadline for submissions is June 15, 2005

Artists and writers featured in the premier issue of [mini] JOWAI included:  Jan Fox, Julia Yezbick, Peter Richards, Scott McLaughlin, Tim Lane, Travis Pickard, Joe Scott, Antonio Zirion, Jeremy Couillard, Rebecca Gaydos, and Kristen Kaszeta.  Layout and design by Ben Gaydos.  Download it here.

* JOWAI = Journal of Words and Images.  A full-size, full color limited edition of 2003's premier issue featuring additional artists and writers is available for $20 U.S. funds.





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  • the deadline for submissions has been extended to June 15, 2005.
    - [stargrazer]

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Matt Cygnet and Jeni Mc at Spiderhouse

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Reprinted from Lansing Noise:
The image “http://pics.livejournal.com/orsi/pic/00004qe6” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.Mother Road and Gold by Matt CygnetAgreed; It's Obsessive and Sloppy
"Agreed; It's Obsessive and Sloppy" Featuring the work of Matt Cygnet and Jeni Mc

Spiderhouse Gallery premieres the work of artist Jeni Mc this month and sculptor Matt Cygnet, whose plaster casts have previously been displayed in the Lansing Art Gallery.
The show features 3-D sculpture and 2-D paintings composed of spray paint, cement, Goo Gone, plaster, Windex and oddly enough, whiskey.

• Opening reception 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, April 1.
• 10 to 6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Runs through May 1.
• 515 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing.
• Call 346-7620

Spider has been a tireless advocate of young artists in Lansing.  Both Matt and Jeni produce amazing work!  Obsessive?  Yes, in all the right ways.  Sloppy?  Maybe in a self-effacing way; but ultimately compelling, provocative and full of visual delicacies.  Please flock to this show in droves -- Jeni and Matt do not disappoint.
-- Peter




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  • OK, I belatedly updated this post with images and corrected my mispelling of Jen...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Part II of Matt and Jeni's show opens this Friday night (May 13) at 7:00. Be th...more
    - [stargrazer]

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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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damn, these movies are so fresh.... snnaaapp!

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1, 2... 3.
these glorious revamped g.i. joe public service announcements (remember, learning is half the battle) have been massaging my body with porkchop flavored comedy for for over a year, culminating in a blissfull, albeit over-saturated, weekend of cartoon-quoting in berlin and well uh...you have to see 'em for yourself. and don't worry, even artforum gave their approval.

****Achtung! Diese Filme ist nicht Jugendfrei!****



the greatest hits:

  

 

 
the maker of these gems, eric fensler, has already been sent a cease and decist letter from hasbro, inc. (owners of the g.i.joe logo). i don't think hese beauties will be around for much longer.

get 'em while they're hot.

1.
body massage
A massage of the body.
Kid #1: "Oh man, check out that thing, man."
Kid #2: "Whaddaya wanna do with it?"
Kid #1: "Let's launch over it!"
(A Jeep pulls up)
G.I. Joe: "Who wants a body massage?" *hums to himself*
Kid #2: "Uh, what did he just say to us?"
G.I. Joe: "Oooh... Mr. Body Massage Machine GO!"
Kid #2: "Uhhhhhh... what the Hell?"
G.I. Joe: "Body massage."



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  • sniggity-snap!
    - [Ande]
  • heck yes im so glad others love these too! holy cow im totally going so fast!
    - [kerryjo]
  • "last one to the pond is a penis- pump!"
    - [pax]
  • Good to see that Doc, Snowjob, Gung Ho, Spirit Iron-Knife and Roadblock have gro...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Get A Haircut, See Some Art

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andrea-eckert-enhanced.jpg   relic (loading dock)                 
Beginning on their one-year anniversary as a business, The Paradise Beauty Salon & Art Gallery (2008 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912, phone 517-367-2206) will feature paintings and prints by Andrea Eckert and Peter Richards.  The salon's bright pink walls should provide an arresting backdrop for Andrea's naturalistic, gestural abstractions and Peter's tectonic surfaces and architectural studies.

The Anniversary Party is March 20, starting at 3 o'clock.  Not sure if it is open to the public, but stop by anyway -- I'm sure Carmen Paradise (singer/songwriter, bassist for Calliope, 1/2 of the alluring Psyche's Sister and 1/4 of the upbeat pop combo The Good Mornings) won't turn you away!  I'm told that the ceiling of the salon will be flooded with balloons.

Carmen's beauty salon (right nextdoor to Magdalena's Teahouse) opened up one year ago and provides a full range of haircutting and beauty services.  I usually get a scalp massage with my haircut!  Carmen has opened up her walls to local artists, and Andrea and I are excited and honored to be featured there.

pictured:  "Muromachi Martini", oil, sumi ink, & linseed on canvas 70"x57"",
               by Andrea Eckert
              "Relic (Loading Dock)", oil on canvas 16"x20",
               by Peter Richards


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  • what a great show. and to think all this time i could have been getting my hair...more
    - [Ande]
  • Many thanks to the stylists -- Carmen, Erin and Beth -- for all the effort they...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Andrea sold one of her paintings! She also has five pieces in a show with Travi...more
    - [stargrazer]

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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. 

Click
here to visit (SCENE) Metrospace.
Click here to visit Found Magazine.




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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
    - [pax]

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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.

>>
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.

Visit the website.



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  • Perhaps they can be assimilated...
    - [stargrazer]

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Tim Lane Solos in Saginaw

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Add-to-Favorites-(Book-Mark.jpg
Lansing artist and poet Tim Lane was awarded Best in Show for his painting "I Was Dying Right in Front of Them but They Couldn't Tear Their Eyes from the Television," at last year's All-Michigan show at Saginaw Township Hall.  This month, Tim's work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the same venue.  Congratulations to Tim on this achievement.  Here's the show info:

Saginaw Township Hall                      
4980 Shattuck Rd.                              
Saginaw, MI 48603

dates:    now until april 11th
                           
info:      989 791 9800

[shown:  Tim Lane, Add to Favorites (Book Mark This), 2005, mixed media on canvas]



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  • wow! way to go Tim!! congrats!
    - [pax]

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screw music forever.

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free103point9 is a nonprofit media arts organization focused on establishing and cultivating the genre Transmission Arts by promoting artists who explore ideas around transmission as a medium for creative expression. These investigations include practices in AM and FM radio, Citizen's Band, walkie-talkie, generative sound, and other broad and microcasting technologies utilizing the transmission spectrum. free103point9 serves diverse public audiences through programs including an online radio station, a distribution label, a performance/exhibition/transmission series, a preservation program, an education initiative, and a forthcoming artist-in-residency program.

check out the website
here.
you can also delve into previous transmissions, and listen to their online radio here.




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  • has the fcc approved this? this sounds like a project that would really burn mic...more
    - [Ande]
  • I like all the colorful text!
    - [stargrazer]
  • thanks, peter. taste the rainbow.
    - [ben]
  • would yelling through a megaphone count? I know there's an experimental subgenr...more
    - [stargrazer]

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OCC + Collaboration .2 Update

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Hi all,
Just a little note as to what's going on in OCC land...


We are currently organizing and preparing JOMAS, the journal of words and images, with a scheduled release sometime in May. We recieved an amazing collection of audio and visual work from around the globe: from digital animation, photomontage, documentary shorts and video installation, to sound installation, electronic, hip hop, poetry and lo-fi rock- and it looks right now like we will be releasing a *double* DVD and an audio CD. We're pretty excited.

We have decided to extend the deadline for Collaboration .2 (with no known date yet), because we feel it would be easier for OCC as a collective to secure funds for the travelling exhibition. When we crunched the numbers, it was quite apparent that Collaboration .2 as an internationally travelling exhibition was going to require a lot more money in the bank than we can supply as an 'unofficial' non-profit organization.

Which brings us to our standing as a 501c3 (to those outside the US: this is tax form terminology for legal non-profit status). A handful of OCC members have taken on the task of helping us become a 501c3 organization, and they are dilligently tracking down forms, planning the budget, organizing funds, writing bylaws and all of that other fun stuff (you can view the notes from our meeting here, view pictures here). Our sincere gratitude to those who have come forward to help the group out (if you'd like to lend a hand, please contact us).

We have also asked Peter Richards to design this years
„mini˝ jowai, which we're pretty excited about. We hope you are too (we'll post more info, along with a call for entry and a deadline on the site soon).

So that about does it. Please remember to share and be nice.

Best,
Ben



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in the shadow of no towers

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In the Shadow of No Towers
art spiegelman's comic art has always had an effect on me. his newest work, in the shadow of no towers, is equally gripping.



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  • I read Maus in late elementary/early junior high (Actually I think I borrowed it...more
    - [stargrazer]

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An OCC future with the 555 Gallery?

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Hey folks!

I know I have been silent for a long time, but I like to consider it as "collecting information and observing progress."

Recently, I met a member of the 555 Gallery staff named Nicole Parker. She, and a handful of other people, manage, organize, and maintain the art gallery, which currently resides in Detroit (formerly located in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor). The reason I write this little announcement pertains to the goals of both the OCC and the 555:  Non-profit Organization. When I considered this, I thought to myself "maybe the OCC and the 555 can work together on it in some way? ...  perhaps work together on other things (i.e. events, performances, shows, fundraisers, etc.) in the future?" From what I understand, the 555 is not just another art gallery. It is a creative space organized and maintained by artists ...  artists not unlike those in the Outside Circle Collective. With that said, my (cheesy) message to both groups for the future is "Communicate, Collaborate, and Create."


For more information on the 555 Gallery, please go to www.555arts.org

If you wish to contact the 555 Gallery, please try e-mailing them through their website
or contact Nicole Parker at nicole@555arts.org


This is Edmund, signing off.


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  • Hi Ed, I think I saw you driving your car a couple days ago. I like your idea.....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • When you saw me out driving, Peter, I didn't seem like I was in a hurry, did I?...more
    - [automaton]
  • maybe we could hold a jomas release party their and/or at a place like scene met...more
    - [ben]
  • I think Steve Samuels is a good person to contact at 555, too. And no, Ed, your...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I haven't met many of the other staffers at the 555, but I know Nicole is very i...more
    - [automaton]
  • If you get a chance, Ed, point her towards this website. Joe Scott interned at...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I'll suggest that she check out the site thoroughly. She has mentioned Joe's nam...more
    - [automaton]
  • Sweet, let us know how we can help out.
    - [stargrazer]

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a small light

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 Nick Gaydos created a splendid website for the film, a small light, by OCC member, Julia Yebick. A streaming version of the film can be viewed their in it's entirety (and in pretty darn good resolution, as well). The film can also be seen on the big screen at the East Lansing Film Festival (March 30 - April 3) and the Hearts and Minds Film Festival (March 2 - 6).

The film synopis can be read below:

A Hindu sadhu narrates 'a small light,' in which a Catholic nun cares for a group of elderly living out their remaining days at the auspicious site of Pashupathinath temple.

A look at old age, death and dying in a Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, this documentary is a unique experimental  hybrid of observational cinema and metaphorical narrative.

Exploring cross-religious views on death and karma, 'a small light' follows the daily life of a home for the elderly situated along the cremation ghats of Pashupathinath temple.

It speaks of earthly embodiment and the confines and constructs of the mortal body in contrast to the eternal soul. Through the story of the elderly we see the differing views (but at times convergence) of the Eastern and Western religiously devoted.


Click here to visit the website.






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  • thanks ben! i felt like my own self-promotion on OCC for this particular project...more
    - [pax]
  • Congratulations about the ELFF! Oh, and the other festival, too....
    - [stargrazer]
  • thanks peter!
    - [pax]
  • the date/time has been set! my film will be playing at 2pm on Sunday, April 3rd...more
    - [pax]
  • Julia, I received your postcard. Thank you! They look very professional (of co...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Congratulations, Julia, on being awarded the ELFF's "Most Promising Filmmak...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Tim Lane / Travis Pickard at the Majestic

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Lansing area painters Tim Lane and Travis Pickard will be exhibiting artwork at the Majestic Theater's Majestic Cafe in Detroit for the month of February.  There is an opening reception Thursday, February 3, 2005 from 8-11 p.m.

These two artists uniquely compliment eachother.  Pickard's figurative and abstract watercolors and acrylics exude movement, echoing the motions of creation.  Lane's literate, iconic canvases burst with dynamic color and percolate with coded messages.

Pictured:  My Calling Card (acrylic on board) by Tim Lane; Flat Land Candy (watercolor) by Travis Pickard


Here's where to be:

Majestic Theatre Center
4120-4140 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48201

(the Majestic Cafe is located inside the Majestic Theater)

To see more of the of Travis' work, visit http://secretmuseum.matterwave.net/travis/

To see more of Tim's work, visit http://www.theatticwhichisdesire.com 



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  • The opening was fun, and included lots of familiar faces. The artwork looks gre...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • "Flat Land Candy" has been renamed "Now, Now, Now."
    - [stargrazer]

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Free Legal Services

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This came from Christine Stamas at the Detroit Artists Market:

The Detroit Artists Market (DAM) and ArtServe Michigan's Volunteer Lawyers
for Arts and Culture program have joined together in a major project to
provide free monthly legal services to Detroit area artists. The next Artist
Legal Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 5th from 1 - 3 p.m. at the
DAM gallery located at 4719 Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

The Clinic is an opportunity for artists to seek private consultations on
their arts-related legal issues with one of the volunteer attorneys. After
an initial consultation at the Artists Legal Clinic if it is determined that
the artist has a more in-depth legal issue the artist will be pre-qualified
using the Volunteer Lawyers for Arts and Culture (VLAC) income guidelines
and the case placed with a volunteer attorney.

The ArtServe Volunteer Lawyers for Arts and Culture is a referral service
that provides pro-bono legal assistance to income eligible artists and arts
and cultural organizations. Legal assistance available covers a wide range
of areas including contracts, copyrights, patents, trademarks, acquisition
of business space, real estate, constitutional rights and First Amendments
issues, etc.

For more information, please contact Kim Dabbs, Director of Service Programs
at ArtServe via email at kdabbs@artservemichigan.org or by phone at
248-557-8288x14.



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  • Thanks Christine and Peter! This is great info.
    - [nick]
  • Will anyone in the Detroit area be able to attend? Seems like a good oppoertuni...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i would like to go on Saturday... but am not really sure what questions I should...more
    - [pax]
  • I can't think of specific questions, but I wonder if they could offer advice on...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • sorry guys. i couldn't make it. maybe next month.
    - [pax]

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Phill Niblock (intermedia artist) at the DFC

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Phill Niblock - Intermedia Artist  - at the Detroit Film Center
Tuesday, Feb. 8th


Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time. He was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60's he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world ... Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 (about 1000 performances) and the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993 he was part of the formation of an Experimental Intermedia organization in Gent, Belgium - EI v.z.w. Gent - which supports an artist-in-residence house and installations there.

...Niblock's films are about movement, particularly the movement of people working. Filmed in non-urban environments in many countries the films look at everyday work, frequently agrarian or marine labor. Movement is treated abstractly without reference to anthropological or sociological meaning. As in the music, a surface slowness is countered by an active, varied texture of rhythm and form of body motion within the frame, the ultimate subject matter of Niblock's films.



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A Concert to Honor and Aid Victims of the December 26 Tsunami

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From OCC member
V.A. Gayathri:

Wednesday, January 26, 2005
7:00 PM
Rackham Auditorium, The University of Michigan

The Centers for South and Southeast Asian Studies and the International Institute at the University of Michigan, and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, with the support of other university programs, will present a concert of South and Southeast Asian dance and music to honor and aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami on December 26, 2004.

One month to the day after this tragedy, a distinguished group of Asian artists will come together to mark its effect on our community and our world. The principal performers are world-class professional dancers and musicians from Indonesia and India, all of them visitors in residence at U-M. Didik Nini Thowok, superb Indonesian dancer, V.A. Gayathri, a prominent Bharatha Natyam dancer, Pamardi, a master dancer and teacher from Indonesia, and Jun Wakabayashi, a master Butoh dancer from Japan will be performing. Their performances, born of ancient cultures shaped in part by millennia of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, monsoons and floods, will serve as an observance for the University and Ann Arbor communities of lives lost and changed. The concert will also offer an opportunity for members of the audience to help with relief efforts through contributions to Oxfam, which is doing excellent work on the ground in South and Southeast Asia. The program will be opened by the U-M Gamelan Ensemble, playing "Wilujeng," a traditional Javanese piece that often begins gamelan concerts in Java.

The concert is free and open to the public. Contributions in cash or check will be accepted for Oxfam-USA at the door. Suggested contributions are $5 or higher for students, and $10 or higher for others. Rehearsals for the concert will be open to the public between 1 pm and 5 pm, and contributions will be accepted at that time too.


For more information, please contact the Centers for South and Southeast Asian Studies at 734.764.0452, by email at csseas@umich.edu, or see our web pages at www.umich.edu/~iinet/csas and www.umich.edu/~iinet/cseas.



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  • cool! i'll be there.
    - [pax]
  • congratulations, gaya. how was your show in mexico?
    - [Ande]
  • Any feedback from the show? This sounded cool, but I couldn't go. How was it?
    - [nick]

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perverspective- the work or patrick hughes

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the studio of Patrick Hughes
while home in traverse city for the holidays, i went to the local community college's dennos museum.  they had an excellent gallery of the work of patrick hughes.  very interesting work dealing with perspective.  although it is difficult to capture the full effect of his 3-dimensional pieces in flat, "dead" 2-dimensional photos, his gallery is definitely worth a visit.


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  • i hope this isn't the last post for 2004!
    - [Ande]

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Born into Brothels

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Teaching art is an amazing challenge for anyone who has the desire to empower a voice and express a vision of how the world is percieved through the eyes of another person.  Aesthetic awareness is only one aspect of art education.  Excellence in technique, attention to the individual and an awareness to one's surroundings all play a part in the holistic approach to teaching and learning art. 

"Born into Brothels," a documentary film is the manifestation of this challenge.  The film is part of a project "Kids with Cameras," which teaches children the technical aspects of photography and challenges them to use this knowledge to see their lives in new ways.  Those who believes art is more than a picture that hangs on a wall will find this engaging.  Check out their website

Kids With Cameras


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  • photographers without borders. what a great effort, thanks for sharing noah
    - [Ande]
  • this is a great example of what we'd like to do more of with OCC - using art in...more
    - [pax]
  • heard about this on NPR, I think. A very sensitive and moving piece.
    - [stargrazer]

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