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dokaka

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Dokaka is the Japanese beatbox artist whose acapella remakes of well-known songs have earned him a worldwide fan base.

Click here to listen to such Dokaka classics as 'Round Midnight, Ramblin' Man, and Smells Like Teen Spirit. Dokaka Rock.

http://www.dokaka.com/


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  • Neato. I just heard Bjork's 'Medulla' yesterday. He makes an appearance there...more
    - [name not provided]
  • yeah there's some good video on her site with an interview and clips from his pe...more
    - [ben]

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[Flak] Detroit: criticalmass2 Gallery Opening photos

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For those of you who were unable to make it down to Marygrove College on the September 12th, 2004 to the gallery opening  of criticalmass2, I've got some pictures up at Flickr. Outside Circle co-founder,  Ben Gaydos' piece "Detroit is Made of Wood" is on display until October 2nd.

CLick on the photo:
 


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  • look at our little ben go! barely back in the states and already he's in a show...more
    - [Ande]
  • thanks for putting these up nick
    - [ben]
  • looking forward to experiencing the installation, and the rest of the show, too!...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • oddly, on the discussions page, there are five entries listed under this thread,...more
    - [stargrazer]

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...and so do you

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The image “http://lansing.votersmatter.org/data/Logo%20(big%20size).jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

To see a logo I designed (and to learn about a dedicated, non-partisan "get out the vote" effort) check out www.lansing.votersmatter.org. This non-profit, started barely two months ago, has been registering new voters and educating citizens on the how, where and when of voting in the 20 Lansing precincts which had the lowest voter turnout last election. Read about them and find out how you can get involved!


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  • damn straight. grass roots at its best.
    - [ben]
  • nice logo peter. love the design of the house. now if we only had someone wort...more
    - [Ande]
  • there is now a .pdf file of Lansing Voters Matter's bifold brochure (also design...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Every one of the precincts LVM organized in registered at least a 3% voter turno...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Congratualtions, Nick!

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'Badger cub' by Nick LyonCongratulations to OCC member Nick Lyon, for his inclusion in the BBC's annual Photographer of the Year Award competition! Check out Nick's photo and the other winning entries here.

The following is Nick's notes on the photo taken from his website.

SOMERSET COUNTRYSIDE :: BABY BADGER

Two weeks of following, and habituating the baby badgers allowed me to get within 40cm of these normally shy creatures. Lying flat to the ground we have a badger's eye view of the subject.

http://www.nicklyonmedia.com/



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  • Cute little badger! Nice photo too -- he looks really chill with the camera. G...more
    - [name not provided]
  • bien travaille et felicitations!
    - [Ande]
  • congratulations, nick.
    - [stargrazer]

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Shifting Focus: OCC member screenings in the UK

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This years graduates of the Visual Anthropology program at the University of Manchester (which includes several OCC members aside from myself) are currently putting the finishing touches on their final film projects.  The screenings event titled "Shifting Focus" will be a 2 day event featuring documentaries of all styles shot in countries all over the globe; Sumatra, Mexico, Nepal, Columbia, Syria, Ireland, England, Italy and Ghana. Professional documentary filmmakers will also be in attendance to critique the films during open discussions.

Zion Centre, Hulme, Manchester, UK -  Oct. 15 and 16th

"Last Living Memories," a film by Antonio Zirion takes place in Paricutin, Mexico and recounts the elders memories of when a vulcano erupted, destroying their village and forcing them to make new lives elsewhere.

"A Small Light," a film by Julia Yezbick, set in Kathmandu, Nepal gives us glimpses of everyday life at an elderly home. Narrated by a Hindu sadhu, it is a meditation on dying and old age in a Hindu community.

"The Second Red Line," Veera Lehto's film tells the story of an AIDS clinic in Ghana.

So, if you're in the area, please come and support your fellow OCCer's!! I'll keep you updated as things develop... we may have a website up soon as well.


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  • wow, wish I could be there. Congratulations, and hope to see all of your films...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • looks amazing. can't wait to see 'em.
    - [ben]
  • p.s. jules, i like the title.
    - [ben]
  • Any possibility we could see clips on the website? (Congratulations!)
    - [OtherPlace]
  • maybe.... we'll work on it. we're still trying to see if we can get space for a...more
    - [pax]
  • there's a possibility a few of them might be on a live internet TV station calle...more
    - [pax]

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Cleaning the closets

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If you haven't noticed, we've been doing some minor renovations around Outside Circle. We've been working hard, but sometimes, our list gets a little out of hand.

I'm pretty sure there are quite a few things that are more anoying than they used to be, and some that are better than they used to be. I'll be the first to admit that the discussions are more than a little mucked up when it comes to links or other added html goodness.

Let me know what sucks and what works well (you are not limited to just ripping on discussions...).

Leave your comments over in the discussions on the right.


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  • there are (every so often) strange glitches in the weblog editor in the mozilla...more
    - [ben]
  • Are you using Mozilla Firefox or regular old Mozilla? I've found that the new ve...more
    - [nick]
  • i'm using firefox- downloaded it 2 weeks ago...
    - [ben]
  • i'm using firefox, too. haven't experienced any of the problems ben has, but th...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • What are your thoughts on the new placement of the "Add to my weblog"...more
    - [nick]
  • I like it -- seems intuitive.
    - [stargrazer]
  • maybe this is technically not an option - but is there any way that pics can be...more
    - [pax]
  • I want my HTML posts back!! Please.. Why did it go away? (I hope I wasn't par...more
    - [name not provided]
  • yeah, jules- flickr is our solution to uploading pictures (at least temporarily)...more
    - [ben]
  • nick and i talked tonight about the site- a calender and links are in store. any...more
    - [ben]
  • i liked how the messages/discussions would be limited on the index page to say 5...more
    - [ben]
  • HTML! HTML! I want: Line breaks. In-text links. Has this changed in res...more
    - [name not provided]
  • what's become of the www.outsidecircle.com site?
    - [stargrazer]
  • the spaces site or the www.outsidecircle.com address specifically?
    - [ben]
  • the site specifically. Last time I visited, it was rather spartan.
    - [stargrazer]
  • I'm working on that. It possibly would have been done this past weekend, but I...more
    - [name not provided]
  • no hurry, just a fleeting thought on my part.
    - [stargrazer]
  • louis, i'm going to try and convince the other developers to put the html tags b...more
    - [nick]
  • Yay! (I hadn't realised this was an edict-wide decision..). Have there been se...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Well, there is one major bug in it, but I suppose now is a good time for feedbac...more
    - [name not provided]

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Critical Mass 2 - opening

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Outside Circle co-founder, Ben Gaydos, installed his multimedia exhibit this morning at Marygrove College, in Detroit, Michigan. Sometimes he gets too bashful to toot his horn.

Criticall Mass 2, is a juried exhibition organized by Flak Detroit, a creative collective much like Outside Circle. The opening performance is this coming Sunday and open for anyone who is interested in attending.

Details:

Opening Performances and Reception:
Sunday, September 12, 3pm - 6pm

Exhibit Dates:
September 7 - October 2, 2004


Locations:

The Gallery at Marygrove College
8425 W. McNichols
Detroit MI 48221
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-5pm, Fri. 9-3pm, Sat. by appointment 


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Flickr: Outside Circle Group

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I'm not sure if anyone else is using Flickr for sharing photos and images, but I thought that I'd let everyone know that Ben and I have added an Outside Circle Group.

Flickr allows you to upload photos and then categorize and comment on other peoples. Additionally, it has ways to share and discuss images through FlickrLive which is a lot like instant messenger.

  • For those of you who have wondered where you can have space to upload pictures of your artwork, this is a great and free way to do it.
  • Also, if you have a personal weblog like Ande Johnston, Peter Richards or myself, you can post your pictures directly to it.



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  • it's a good way to share your work, or share photos of events that you're involv...more
    - [ben]
  • how do i post new pictures to the flickr/occ site? I couldn't find a link anywhe...more
    - [pax]
  • you created an account on flickr, so first you log in, then upload the pictures...more
    - [ben]

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Notes from the Compound

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A photo-collage cobbled together by Peter Richards to document the activities / festivities in Fife Lake. All photos by Nick Fisher.


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  • Thanks for posting this, Nick! I'll write up some of the events and some othe r...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Sounds great peter!
    - [nick]
  • Hey to Peter, David, and Nick: Thanks for the good time at the compound. I post...more
    - [OtherPlace]
  • Hi Anne Marie. Thanks for coming out to the compound. Sorry I was not more awa...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Ahh, the snooze factor. (Never let it be said that my presence is not exhilirati...more
    - [OtherPlace]
  • Yeah, the hearts...look for those to be available as cards and stickers sometime...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Keep us posted. =)
    - [OtherPlace]

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Compound (x)

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  • This flier was made by Nick Fisher (who is currently recovering from surgery). G...more
    - [nick]

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Compound (x) details

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Here's details for OCC's second annual fall gathering, Compound (x).  Last year's was hugely successful and creatively rich, and this year's promises to be even better.  The past year has seen us realize our first publication, JOWAI Journal of Words and Images, and our first art exhibit, Collaboration .1.  We have exciting things to discuss for the upcoming year, so bring yourself, some artwork, writing, film, music, dance, or other talents!

what is compound (x) ?

Compound (X)


Where?   6356 Ginafred  Shores Dr. S.W.
              Fife Lake  MI  49633 (directions available through MAPQUEST)

When?    Starting  Friday, August 27th noonish until Sunday, August 29th when it's
              really time for you all to go

Who?       Anyone interested in becoming or currently a member of the OCC
               collective

How?       .....creatively......

Why?       Though the Outside Circle Collective is primarily a "_web based_
               community centered around the creation and apportion of the
               arts";  it's underlying purpose is to promote the creative collaboration
               between members and others for the betterment of both the group and
               and the individual...and, let's face it, there's nothing like meeting in
               the flesh.

What?     Though a formal itinerary  is not yet fully formalized (which is to say that
               it is still being added to daily) some highlight activities will involve:

              Ballistics study and application in the form of a Tournament Badminton
              Course (with glow in the dark shuttlecocks for night time usage)

              11 acre croquet/mini-golf course....Costumes for this event are highly
              encouraged though not mandatory.

              Experimental instrument research/application...these instruments
              nearly perform themselves; believe it or not:  you're already a rock star.

                 .... but wait, that's not all....

              Saturday night bonfire storytelling and oratory application (bring a poem,
              story, verbal game, etc. )

              Earth Castle building....kind of like Sand Castles but in the woods....

              Green vs. Black- A mono-a-mono activity played on the adjacent 40
              acres of state land involving masks, costumes, and paintball guns.... for
              whomever, whenever....

              And let's not forget: continual hanging out, collaborating, and just having
              a good time with friends new and familiar....Hope to see you there!

P.S.  Camping is available and encouraged.  If sleeping in a tent is not for you, there is limited indoor floor/couch space available (f.c.f.s.) as well as a local inn with exceptional facilities and reasonable rates overlooking Fife Lake. Call the Fife Lakeside Resort (231) 879-3341 for reservations...consolidating of groups on these rooms is a greatly economizing way to go; though again, camping is heartily encouraged



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  • Anyone interested in carpooling from the Michigan/Detroit area should contact me...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • sweeeeeet!
    - [Ande]
  • A little Mapquest tip: enter the destination as the intersection of Blue and Sh...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • See you all in northern Michigan! Ben could use a ride if anyone is leaving fro...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Fourth Tuesdays at Magdalena's Teahouse

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Tim Lane (www.theatticwhichisdesire.com) and Aaron Curtner (Luddite) have organized an open mic poetry night at the newly opened performance space, Magdalena's Teahouse (in the 2000 block of Michigan Ave., Lansing).  Owner Miko Fossum has opened the space as a Turkish-style teahouse, decorated in reds and golds and amply furnished with couches and floor cushions (sorry, no hookahs) as a place where musicians and poets can gather and hone their craft on the ears of receptive audiences.  Her offerings include teas and a small selection of baked goods, so your gracious compliance with a small cover charge (usually $5) is what makes this sort of thing possible.  She also holds a farmer's market out front each Sunday.

Tim and Aaron hope to have a rotating cast of hosts for the poetry open mics, which are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:30.  The first one was a great success, with high caliber works read by new and established poets alike.  If you are interested in hosting or participating, contact Tim via his website (above).

There has been a recent upsurge of art-oriented businesses along the Michigan Ave. corridor, including Carmen Paradise's (bassist for Calliope and solo artist) Paradise Salon and Art Gallery, and the freshly opened Dancing Crane Fine Art Gallery.  Even the venerable Green Door Lounge is under new ownership, offering the same blues- and bluegrass-based music in a much less smoky environment, with windows.  It's good to see this neighborhood transform.

Anyone know of other events at Magdalena's?


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  • A night of Kraut Rock! Sept. 10 there will be a showing of the 1970 free concert...more
    - [Chad]
  • it's all so magical... is it too good to be true?
    - [ben]
  • Seth Bernard (www.earthworksmusic.com) will perform September 2, for $8. This i...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Zach Chartkoff will host this month's poetry open mic, Tuesday August 24 at 7:30...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • CORRECTION: The open mic poetry nights are scheduled for the LAST Tuesday of th...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Poet Diane Wakoski was spotted in the audience at the last open mic night. She...more
    - [stargrazer]

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FILMS WANTED

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Hi all! Sorry its been ages since I've posted anything, but I've been in Nepal shooting a documentary for my masters... anyways, a friend of mine told me about a great resource for independent filmmakers called: Shooting People,and although its sardonic humor doesn't always make you smile in the current political state of the world, its really a great database for anyone interested in filmmaking. It is based in England but they started a branch in NY a year ago... and here's a sample of the sorts of things you'll find on their website:

The Reel Deal
From: Matthew Glasson <matthew*at*reeldealtv.com>
http://shootingpeople.org/cards/Glasson

  NYC's independent film showcase, The Reel Deal, is now accepting submissions
  for the next series of episodes beginning on Thursday, August 12.  The Reel
  Deal is a 30 minute program started late last year as a new television forum
  for independent film and video shorts to be broadcast to the borough of
  Manhattan.  In addition, the episodes have had live screenings at various
  venues for the filmmakers and other good folk.
  
  In preparation for the next series of episodes, Reel Deal is now open for any
  and all short film submissions.  Works can be of any sort or origin:
  animated, documentary, drama, experimental just so long as they were done
  independently!     It's absolutely free to submit - up to three shorts at one
  time.  Put your shorts on either mini-DV or DVD and send to this like so...
  
  The Reel Deal
  78 Norman Ave., 1st Floor
  Brooklyn, NY 11222
  
  get out your dusty cameras and send me your shorts
  
  Matthew Glasson
  http://reeldealtv.com
  matthew*at*reeldealtv.com
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The Catskill Festival of New Theatre

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OCC member Gayathri Arumugham will be performing at The Catskill Festival of New Theatre (August 6-28, 2004) this friday, August 6th, 8pm, in Sxip’s Hour of Charm (New York) .

> The Catskill Festival of New Theatre
> August 6-28, 2004
NaCl Theatre announces the opening weekend of the fifth CATSKILL FESTIVAL OF NEW THEATRE in Highland Lake, NY.  The festival is produced by NaCl founders, Brad Krumholz and Tannis Kowalchuk and features some of North America’s most daring artists of today.  We hope that those of you who live near and far will come and see the work of these inspiring artists.  If you would like a listing of local accommodations please reply to this e-mail.  We are 2 hours from New York City in a gorgeous area.  
Funded in part by the NEA, NYSCA, and Sullivan County Culture and Heritage.

www.shakthidance.com



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Poets at the Detroit Opera House

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Be sure to check out this series of poetry readings and discussions from a variety of writers orgainized by the Michigan Opera Theatre.  The events will be held at the Detroit Opera House. Mondays through Aug. 9.

Event Dates

  • August 2 7:00 PM
  • August 9 7:00 PM

(313) 577-7713 for more details.



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Radical Feminist Artists Manifesto

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(this doesn't necessarily reflect my views, but I think it is an interesting and timely effort, and at least worthy of exposure and dialog -- Peter)

Radical Feminist Artists Manifesto

1.  For centuries men have dominated the art world.  Although some progress has been made, the truth is men make the art, run the galleries, and curate their museums.  The world of art is a boys club and they have put up a sign "No Girls Allowed."

2.  Women who make art are seen as lesser artists than men.  The term "Artist" itself is synonymous with men, which is why women are always given the qualifier as "Female," thus dividing artists into two categories; Artists and Female Artists, the latter of which has always been viewed as inferior to the other.

3.  It is a myth that art is judged on merit.  The art world is clearly based on favoritism.  An Artist's advancement is based on whom they know, not what they do, and the system favors men.  The truth is that if you are a woman you face a longer, harder, uphill battle for recognition than a man.

4.  Men have been creating art for such a vast amount of time it begs the question what more do men have to contribute?  One can only conclude that men have either failed to contribute all they can or they have nothing more to contribute to art.  The stagnation of the art world over the past years has made it clear that art from the male perspective is dead.  The only thing left for men to do is renounce their position of power and allow women equal opportunity to contribute to the art world.

5.  RFA is dedicated to aquiring equality for women in the arts through organizing women as a united whole and forcing a change in the system.  The time for individual skirmishes has passed.  RFA will achieve its goals through consciousness raisings, promoting women in the arts, and by any other means necessary.  We will achieve equality for women in the arts.

6.  RFA calls on all women to unite in the struggle, and for all men to renounce their positions of power and dedicate themselves to the struggle.  Not for women, but for their own humanity, and for the sake of the arts.  The time for equality is now.  This time we must go all the way.

To join, contact RFA at
r_f_artists@yahoo.com

Please be a good humanitarian and a credit to the art world.  Distribute this information as far and wide as possible.


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  • Thanks Peter. I'm interested to hear what some of our Collective members think...more
    - [nick]
  • As artists, do we even need to polarize ourselves by gender? Artists are an und...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I dislike people who even label themselves artists. If you're called an artist b...more
    - [jgi]
  • Well, I hope you won't dislike me for persisting in labeling myself an artist....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I didn't mean to call you pretentious or anything... I was just having a bad day...more
    - [jgi]
  • Thanks for the healing wishes. Don't worry, I'm notoriously hard to offend. I'...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Georges-Pierre Seurat exhibition opens Saturday at Art Institute of Chicago...

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A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, 1884

Saturday, June 19 marks the opening of a new Seurat exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte will be showing as well as some of the work he did to prepare for it, including trial-and-error paintings of the neo-impressionist masterpiece. Works by other famous painters such as Rembrandt and Delacroix will also be on display as they were inspirations to Seurat. The exhibition will be open until September 19 and can only be seen in Chicago; it will not travel.

To read/hear NPR's report on this exhibition, follow this link:
http://www.npr.org/display_pages/features/feature_1963623.html



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  • I took part in a project that focused on this painting, called the Lascaux Proje...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Peter Richards at Otherwise Gallery

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>> OCC member and Collaboration.1 coordinator, Peter Richards, was invitated to show his artwork at the OtherWise Gallery (1207 Turner St., Lansing, MI 48906, 517-371-4600) in Lansing's Old Town this month.  He will be showing in a three-person exhibit along with local painter Harry Williams and experimental photographer Uto Iha.  The opening is Sunday, June 6, 1-4 p.m., as part of the "First Sunday Gallery Walk." <<


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  • peter's new work has great frames, is on display in a great space, and oh yeah,...more
    - [Ande]

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101!

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Congrats Outside Circle... there are now over 101 people involved! 

A far cry from 3 a little over a year ago.



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  • woo hoo!!!
    - [ben]
  • is that enough members to qualify as a religion?
    - [Ande]

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jowai: the journal of words and images

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jowai: the journal of words and images is now available for your consumption. jowai is the outside circle collective's publication documenting the creative work of it's international membership. poetry, short story, essay, photography, painting, mixed media, and graphic art created by OCC members from 3 continents is showcased within on 24 full-color pages. It is available at several fine bookstores (more info to follow) or from OCC members Nick Gaydos (US), Antonio Zirion (UK/EU, Mexico), Ben Gaydos (US, UK/EU, Asia) Julia Yezbick (UK/EU, Asia) and Nick Lyon (UK/EU). For more information or to place an order please email info[at]outsidecircle[dot]com



jowai specifics:
  • 24 pages of your full color art, photos, poems & stories (pages 2-3,4-5 shown)[3]
  • Slip cover with transfer & origami [1]   
  • It transforms into two 2' x 3.5' murals
  • Rubber band binding (removable pages) [2]
  • Featured artists: Jennifer Brigham, Noah Ullman, Julia Yezbick, Benjamin Gaydos, Antonio Zirión, Nick Lyon, Scott McGlaughlin, Peter Richards, John Lindenmayer, Nick Gaydos, Kristen Kaszeta, Rebecca Gaydos, Louis Rawlins, Jan Fox, Joe Scott, Chris Vanwyck, Tim Lane, Sam Coffman, Andrea Eckert, and Jeremy Couilard


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  • jowai is available at magma books, manchester, a hearty visual arts and design s...more
    - [ben]
  • jowai is available in michigan at Shaman Drum bookstor in Ann Arbor, and Gallery...more
    - [ben]
  • contact info[at]outsidecircle[dot]com for more information.
    - [ben]

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Closing Reception:Collaboration.1

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Tonight (Friday 28.05.04) is the closing reception for Outside Circle Collective's first group show, Collaboration.1, at Caffe Latte in East Lansing, MI (110 Charles Street - bottom level of the giant, colorful parking garage [directions]).  The reception is from 7pm-10pm, and will feature original music by both Marita Esteva and Medicine Crow.  "JOWAI: Journal of Words and Images," a beautifuly designed book documenting the art and writing of OCC's international membership (including several artists from the show) will be available for $20 a copy.


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Fort Unit-Sun Location Announced

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OCC's second annual weekend retreat, Fort Unit-Sun, will be on fifteen wooded acres outside the small village of Fife Lake, Michigan, late August or early September.  We hope to time things so that we are there in the midst of northern Michigan's dramatic autumn color change.  Stay tuned for more details.

Our host will be the lovely and talented mixed-media artist Nick Fisher, who we know for his wise and twisted take on the surreal and the fantastic.  Recently, Nick has also been producing some great poster designs:




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  • i'm hoping i can figure out the meaning behind the fort unit-sun title faster th...more
    - [Ande]
  • It ain't me, it ain't me...
    - [stargrazer]
  • Correction: 11 acres...
    - [stargrazer]
  • how about september 18th, which is a saturday and also happens to be my birthday...more
    - [Ande]
  • Check with Nick, but that date sounds good to me.I think we should brainstor...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Looks like August 28-29 is the weekend for the retreat, renamed "Compound (x)."...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Recent Outside Circle Art Collective Press

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We've been making the news lately:

It is a minor blurb, but that is about all that is up online yet.  I've got some more articles that need to be scanned.  If anyone else has come across any, please let me know...



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occ graduates 2004

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the occ has some graduates in the house!  congratulations to Jean Lee, Louis Rawlins, and even I managed to complete a masters degree in educational technology this year (actually, I'm done June 17th, but they let me in to commencement anyway, funny hood & all!)

here are some photos from graduation day of jean & ande.  any other graduates in the circle?  any other photos we can share to celebrate the occ becoming that much smarter? anybody know of any jobs for these fine folks?



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  • congratulations guys!
    - [ben]
  • Please indulge in some well-deserved celebration! Congratulations!
    - [stargrazer]

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Collaboration .1 Performances

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We have organized a diverse performance schedule to correspond with Outside Circle's visual art exhibit, on display at Caffe Latte in East Lansing, Michigan, May 2-28.

Here are the impoortant dates, hope everyone who is able can join us!</p>I am organizing a "field trip" to visit Jeremy Couillard's exhibit at Izzy's Raw Art in Corktown, that will depart from the cafe at 11 a.m. on May 15.  Space is limited by the number of drivers/seating we have.  Drop me a line at richar66@msu.edu if you can volunteer to drive or if you are interested in joining us for this trip.

  • Sunday, May 2, 1pm-5pm    Artists Reception.  Featuring poetry by Tim Lane and Veronica Fitzpatrick.
  • Wednesday, May 5, 10pm     "Asses of Evil" - a staged reading of monologues from the one-man stage play by Andrew Towler, followed by poetry from Lansing art activist Aaron Curtner and original storytelling by Stargrazer (me).
  • Tuesday, May 11, 9pm    Because.  Because is a brother-sister singer-songwriter duo consisting of baritone ukelele and vocal harmonies.  
  • Wednesday, May 12, 9pm    An evening of electronic music featuring turntables and laptops.  Performers may include (but are not limited to) Scott Neumann, Carson Duke, Trent Abbey, and George Rahme.
  • Saturday, May 15, 10:30am    Field Trip to Izzy's Raw Art/Detroit.  We will be visiting an exhibit featuring the artwork of Jeremy Couillard, Antoine Debeauclard, and Mary Klopfer.  Other stops on the trip T.B.A.  We will depart from Caffe Latte at 11 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 19, 10pm     Harvey the Rabbit.  Harvey is an experimental noise-rock trio.  Their performance will be followed by rock'n'roll from the recently re-named Red Teeth (formerly King of the Monsters)
  • Saturday, May 22, 4pm    Capitol Songwriters.  The Capitol Songwriters are a songwriting workshop group that features members of the Lash, the Saltines, and others, performing original compositions in acoustic settings that recall traditional folk, country, bluegrass, and twang styles.   Their performance will be during East Lansing's annual Art Festival, so come down prepared to see lots of artwork.
  • Sunday, May 23, 4 pm    Keith Billik.  Keith's talents have been recently heard as banjo player for Hot Toe Mitty, who we dearly miss, and sax and other instruments with the Surrogate Band.  I know he's bringing his banjo,  who knows what (or who) he'll bring along with him?  Also taking place during the Art Festival, this is sure to be an excellent conclusion to a great weekend of art and music.
  • Monday, May 24,  8pm    State of the Collective.  This is an artist talk describing many of the artworks exhibited at Collaboration .1.  It will be a panel discussion with Q & A, followed by a quick history of OCC from birth to the present, discussing the web-based forum, Fort Wendy, Collaboration .1, our international efforts and future endeavors.
  • Friday, May 28, 7-10pm    Closing Reception.  Featured will be the interactive web-based art piece "Google Storybook" by Louis Rawlins, original music by Ann Arbor's Marita Esteva, and folk guitar by Lansing's Medicine Crow.
Mark your calendars!




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  • Every Thursday is open mic night at the cafe, too.
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 5: I think we drove more people away with this low-key word happening than...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • quite a line-up! great job organizing, peter.
    - [ben]
  • May 11: Despite my efforts to be a concerned, engaged artistic person, I am occ...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 12: We actually got some press (from City Pulse) for our night of electroni...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Please note that Keith Billik, award-winning banjo player (and expecting father...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 15: The trip to Detroit departed from the cafe arround 11:15, making a leis...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 19: OCC's most well-attended event yet took place this evening, as the cafe...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 22: A hot and humid day, with dark storm clouds looming over the art festiv...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hey there...just a note to say that I am cancelling the artist's talk. If anyon...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 23: This was the classic third-party miscommunication scenario. Keith got...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Attention Artists -- I am encouraging everyone to pick up their artwork after th...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Tomorrow's the big day! Be sure to wear your Sunday best!
    - [stargrazer]
  • May 28: With the holiday weekend dominating peoples' thoughts, the closing was...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Two things:The cafe is soliciting artists to fill its walls. No need to be...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • thanks for all of your hard work in coordinating this show peter. it sounded ama...more
    - [ben]

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