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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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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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This Just In!

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Outside Circle Member John Lindenmayer (www.redbeardart.com) has received a juror's award for his photographic diptych, "Misguided Youth over Zealous Authority."  The piece is on display as part of the 15th Annual Art and Social Justice art show in South Bend, Indiana.  This recognition of John's piece is one of five equal awards that were given.  Congratulations, John!


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  • congratulations john!
    - [ben]
  • Nice work John! Please check out Redbeardart.com for more of John's work.
    - [nick]
  • John's work is amazing. I am the proud owner of a photograph with the unassumin...more
    - [stargrazer]

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war on the walls: art, design and propaganda

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"this exhibition presents selections from a collection of over 1,500 world war i posters currently housed in temple university libraries' special collections.  the posters provide a graphic portrayal of allied propaganda used to educate the public and enlist support for the war effort.  in addition, they serve as examples of the art, design and printing techniques of the period."

exhibition

design based on reports from the sinking of the rms lusitania



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discussion

  • great reference. i especially find posters from the WPA period to be particulari...more
    - [ben]
  • A very thorough site with interesting commentary. The layouts, typography and l...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Nice find Ande - The comentary was more than I could have expected!
    - [nick]

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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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discussion

  • 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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Congratulations Tim!

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OCC Member Tim Lane received the Best of Show award for the Annual "State of the Arts" Exhibition in Saginaw, MI for his painting, "I Was Dying Right in Front of Them but They Couldn't Tear Their Eyes from the Television."  The exhibition was judged by Mary Ann Wilkinson, curator of modern art at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Congratulations Tim!

More info on the show
State of the Arts Calendar
Get a Map/Directions

theatticwhichisdesire



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  • Congrats Tim! I need to bug you about getting a copy of the Guide. Maybe we co...more
    - [nick]

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Group Show Press Release

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> > Feel free to download and distribute this press release.

> > OCC23.pdf



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  • Download & Post!
    - [nick]

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dreamorphans film fest

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2nd Annual Dreamorphans Film Festival!  

From the dreamorphans website:
The wait is finally over! On Wednesday April 21 st 2004, Dreamorphan Films will be holding its second annual film festival. More than just a screening, "We Do Films" will be an amalgamation of groundbreaking art, independent cinema, and LIVE music.
View the trailer (14.4mb).

This years event will be held at Lansing 's historic Temple Night Club ( http://www.templeclub.com ) located at 500 East Grand River in Old Town . Doors open at 7pm and the event is free (donations appreciated). All Proceeds will go to the King-Chavez-Parks program.

Various Michigan area Film companies and Music labels will also be present. Including
Jolly Roger Films and many more. So “We Do Films” will be a valuable networking opportunity as well. And if that weren't enough, the Diego Rivera Quartet will be playing some of the hottest jazz around from 7pm-9pm .

Films will start at 9pm , but we are urging everyone to please come early in order to keep interruptions to a minimum.


Need Directions: http://www.templeclub.com/directions.htm

check out the dreamorphans site for more info.
 


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  • i may be there a little closer to 9pm when i am done with class, but i look forw...more
    - [Ande]
  • i'll be there!
    - [ben]
  • Despite some technical glitches at the beginning, this was a great event to atte...more
    - [stargrazer]

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member profile : antonio zirión

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The kind of photography that I do could be called everyday life photography, spontaneous portraits, urban photography, anthropological photography or travel photography. Almost all my photos imply a close interaction with people. Recently I am exploring a more aesthetical kind of landscape photography. I consider myself a photographer not because of the quality of the images I take but because I simply enjoy doing it so much.


Antonio Zirión is a photographer and anthropological filmmaker currently studying at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester, Manchester UK. Thematically, as stated above, his photography spans a range from portraits to landscapes- but also could be described as storytelling- each one of his photographs describes a history, whether it be in the form of a travel journal, a portrait subject, a city or country, or a physical landscape- rich in detail and emotion.  

Antonio has participated in 3 collective exhibitions in Mexico City and one in Germany. His pictures appear in several websites such as zonezero.com and n2geo.org and have been published in Mexican photo magazines such as Cuartoscuro, La Tempestad and Tragaluz. With several friends, Antonio founded an organization called "HOMOVIDENS" dedicated to the production visual media for social research and action two years ago. The organization has produced a series of video documentary projects of which more information can be found at www.homovidens.org . Antonio's pursuits have taken him to Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cuba and Egypt, where he is always accompanied by his camera.

To view more of Antonio's inspired (and inspiring) work please visit his 2 web galleries listed below: 
http://community.webshots.com/user/tzirion
http://community.webshots.com/user/antoniozirion



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  • Antonio! Wow! your website is great! And the photographs are amazing! There were...more
    - [pax]
  • Thanks Julia! I am currently working on the pictures that I just took in Barcelo...more
    - [zirion]
  • looking forward to seeing the new photos, antonio!
    - [ben]
  • Very impressed with the scope of the work!
    - [stargrazer]

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OCC Meeting

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We're having an OCC related meeting this Saturday (04.03.04) @ 4:15 pm in East Lansing Michigan's most beloved gathering place, the Peanut Barrel. Come and join us as we discuss Outside Circle's approaching group show (May 2nd), promotions (posters and flyers) / OCCswatteam and finalization and distribution of JOWAI, OCC's journal of word's and images. Your presence and input will be greatly appreciated.
 


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  • So far it looks like Louis, Peter, Ben and I will be there.
    - [nick]
  • It was good to reconvene at the PB, one of the birthplaces of OCC. It was nice...more
    - [stargrazer]

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www.twexus.com

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I was doing a google search for the obituary of one of the founders of the gallery I work at (whose name was Marilyn Manson), and paradoxically stumbled onto this site:

www.twexus.com

It has nothing to do with obituaries or Marilyn Manson.  It is a random image-generating site, which seemed to fit in with some of the unconscious image-generation discussions that have cropped up in various posts.  Enjoy!


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  • its weird to see the connections your brain makes between two juxtaposed images....more
    - [pax]
  • I was so delighted with a reflected twexus pairing of a bunch of bananas that I...more
    - [stargrazer]

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MECK: The Pulse

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Thursday, April 1, 2004 @ 7pm

3rd Floor International Center on the MSU campus

Come see Jean Lee (fellow OCC member) and her drum band perform both traditional and non-traditional percussion music on Korean drums.  Join in the gathering of song and dance driven by the powerful sound of these drums.  No one leaves with out dancing and/or drumming!

 



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  • wow, everyone must be super busy........no postings in the last 5 days
    - [Jeanne]
  • But it's the good kind of busy. I'm furiously working on some all-text drawings...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hey Jean, I really enjoyed the performance. I think it will be dramatic and enl...more
    - [stargrazer]

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pj richards: artist | graphic designer

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mending the rift
new site design


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  • thanks, Ande!I would love feedback from OCC-ers on the new design and naviga...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I noticed that clicking on the word "site" above takes you to the home page, whi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Could MAC users especially let us know how the pop-ups & navigation work for the...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • peter [&ande]- i've been meaning to tell you (though i think i did in person): t...more
    - [ben]
  • Hey. I apologise I haven't given time to really delve into the site. E...more
    - [name not provided]

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CALLING ALL EXHIBITIONISTS AND SHUTTERBUGS

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Have your photos published in a book by Phaidon!

Massive Change, an international discursive project on the future of global design, are researching, gathering and assembling information for use within this ambitious effort, to be realized now through 2007, which will take the form of a book, an international exhibition, a line of product, public events, a website, and a documentary film project.

We are seeking images that document the extraordinary and ever-increasing human capacity to understand the world and universe through the image.  Specifically, we are looking for quantities of images that fall into any of the categories below:

. ID photos & passport portraits . photo booth strips . travel & tourism -- posing in front of landmarks . posing with famous people . posed group photos . major news events . massive crowds . rock concerts . underwater photos . birthdays -- blowing out candles . weddings -- bride and groom portraits . silly pet photos . lomography . UFO sightings . security camera stills . helmet cams -- extreme sports . infrared & night-vision . x-rays -- teeth, broken bones, airport security . ultrasound -- prenatal photos

* To be included in the book published by Phaidon Press, images must be recieved by Monday, March 22, 2004. To be included in the exhibition, images must be recieved by Monday April 12, 2004. Submissions for the film are ongoing.


For complete information, check the "Juried Shows for Visual Artists" discussions column below, or visit http://www.massivechange.com



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  • To all,Make a post if you enter things of this nature. We'd all like to kno...more
    - [stargrazer]

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BV's top 105

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This is the top 105 films of a past Professor of mine: hundofive. Though I can't say I agree with the order of all of the films Professor Bill Vincent ranked, I can't say that I've even seen half of the films, I can't speak french, and I also can't say I have a doctorate. I can say though, that if you pick out one of these films next time you go to rent a movie (try the library - Blockbuster has no class), that you will see a film that will make you think... and there's something to be said about that in itself. 

The top ten:

  1. 8 1/2 (Federico Fellini, 1963)
  2. REAR WINDOW (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954)
  3. PERSONA (Ingmar Bergman, 1966)
  4. THE RULES OF THE GAME (Jean Renoir, 1938)
  5. THREE COLORS: RED (Krysztof Kieslowski, 1993)
  6. LOLA MONTÈS (Max Ophüls, 1955)
  7. CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles, 1941)
  8. THE GRAND ILLUSION (lean Renoir, 1937)
  9. THE BIRTH OF A NATION (D.W. Griffith, 1915)
  10. AND THE SHIP SAILS ON (Federico Fellini, 1983)


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unCAGEd: The Exploration of Non-Intention

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unCAGEd: the exploration of non-intention

"A mixed-medium event based on the theories of John Cage, presented in collaboration with UMS in support of Merce Cunningham Dance Company's 50th Anniversary tour

  • friday, march 12, 2004
  • dance gallery studio, 815 wildt st., ann arbor
  • show 10 p.m.

The Contemporary Art Institute of Detroit (CAID) presents a special event inspired by the musical approaches of John Cage. unCAGEd is a night of art, music, dance and spontaneity, honoring the week-long residency of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, with whom Cage famously collaborated. As part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company's 50th anniversary tour, Ann Arbor's University Musical Society (UMS) is presenting two performances at the Power Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13. (For tickets to the Power Center event, contact the UMS Box Office at 734-764-2538 or the UMS website at www.ums.org.)

unCAGEd features a varied group of Detroit and Ann Arbor-based exploratory artists, musicians and performers working/playing in the Cage frame of chance. After choosing 10 artists, the curators of this event paired them up into collaborative teams or two, literally picking names out of a hat. Set into motion by a Cageian preset of "the exploration of non-intention," each pair acts out their interpretations, and the possibilities of mixed-medium collaboration are endless, reflecting the pure energy felt in Cunningham's guided improvisation.

Collaborating artists who are involved in unCAGEd:

Nazanin Arandi
Mike Dykehouse
Elliott Earls
Viki Hott
Jeremy Kallio
Erin Knowles
Melanie Manos
Chris McNamara
Brent Sommerhauser
Scott Zacharias

Music by Ghostly International

Directions:

Take 94 west to 96 west (which is accessed right after the Grand River exit in Detroit) and follow that highway all the way to Ann Arbor (14 begins at I-275 but you don't have to make any turns, just continue going straight), exit at Business 23 (exit 3). Business 23 becomes Main Street. Turn right at the second light (Summit). Turn right on the first street past the railroad tracks (Wildt). Dance Gallery Studio is the only commercial building on the left side of the street.

CAID would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of unCAGEd:

Dance Gallery Studio

University Musical Society

WDET-FM Detroit 101.9

.:motormouth:.

Ghostly International

For further information on the unCAGEd event, please email uncaged@caidonline.org"

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  • i got a chance to see merce cunningham dance co perform one cage piece with kron...more
    - [ben]

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fun with fireworks

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from this  to this

i put together a little fireworks project for my new homepage design.



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  • ande- i like the new look to your site.
    - [ben]

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In Memoriam : Michael Fanizza

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Michael Fanizza, friend, colleague, and professor to many of us passed away last week. His incredible knowledge base and intelligence, his wit and humor, strength against the odds, as well as his seemingly endless ability to connect ideas and methods to learn and create anew will be missed by all of those lucky enough to have had him in their lives. The following illustrates Michael's unique approach to the design process, his creative output, and his life in general.(please click on the images to view larger versions)

 


Like most everyone, I went to kindergarten and studied colors and the alphabet. Growing up, my friends found all sorts of things to become interested in and to pursue as careers. I, however, stuck with the alphabet and color. It is my belief that these are the basis of what a graphic designer works with in assembling visual communication.

As a graphic designer I often work on projects in
collaboration with others (usually organizations) to convey specific instructional messages. However, I am also involved with personal inquiry and experimentation into the aesthetics of formal visual relationships. The work in this exhibition represents some of that thinking. These pieces began as actual meditations. Each day as I walked in the woods near my home I would imagine the forms and counterforms of my initials. I would try to keep track of all various letter components as I moved the forms around in my imagination. [more]

 

 

For more on Michael Fanizza please click here.

The poster to the right was created for Michael by friend, colleague, and Outside Circle member
Chris VanWyck. Thank you for sharing your work, Chris. 

The Outside Circle will dedicate its first group show in memory of Michael Fanizza.

Please feel free to share any thoughts or memories of Mike that you may have in the discussions.

 
 





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  • Even people who didn't have Michael for a professor (like myself) had frequent c...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The following is from an email i sent regarding this post: As a student of Micha...more
    - [ben]

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OCC Exhibit Prospectus

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Outside Circle Collective
Exhibit Prospectus



When:  May 2 - May 29, 2004
            Opening Reception:  1pm-5pm, Sunday, May 2
            Closing Reception:  7pm-10pm, Friday, May 28
            [Other OCC events during the exhibit T.B.A.]

Where: Cafe Latte, 110 Charles St., E. Lansing, MI  

Who:    This show is open to currently registered members of the     
            Outside Circle Collective, http://spaces.outsidecircle.com

Why:    Outside Circle is a web-based meeting of artists, musicians,
            designers and others interested in the creation and distribution
            of progressive art.  No specific visual, verbal, or aural     
            manifesto identifies Outside Circle, which is instead     
            distinguished by the unique output and cooperative efforts of its
            members.


How:    The show is limited to 15 artists, who may each submit 3 pieces
            of artwork.  There is a $7 entry fee per artist to defray costs.
            2-dimensional or wall-mounted 3-dimensional works will be
            accepted, with a maximum weight of 25 pounds.

        Please clearly label your pieces on the back with your name, the
        title, medium, price [or “NFS” if Not For Sale], and your phone
        number.  Name, title, and medium should be how you wish them
        to appear on title cards.  A price list will be maintained on-line at
        http://spaces.outsidecircle.com.

        Please have pieces framed and WIRED for hanging.  We will not be
        able to provide for artworks that are not outfitted with a hanging wire
        that is appropriately strong and properly secured.  Questions?
        Contact Peter.

        A brief artist’s statement [100-150 words] may be included for
        display with your work.  Please e-mail the statement with your
        entry information.

        If you will be shipping your work, please have an account with
        U.P.S., and send it in a package that we can re-use to return the
        work to you.  Contact Peter Richards [richar66@msu.edu ] for
        details.

        Unfortunately, 3-D and 4-D pieces [with the exception of     
        mobiles] can’t be displayed during this show.  However,     
        opportunities exist for displaying this type of work         
        during the opening and closing receptions.  Contact Peter     
        [richar66@msu.edu] for details.

        By entering, you are agreeing not to hold Outside Circle     
        Collective or Cafe Latte liable for loss or damage of any sort.
        However, all possible care will be taken when handling your
        work.  Any insurance is the responsibility of individual artists.
        Contact Peter with any special handling instructions.

Entry Procedure

Respond to this call for entries in an e-mail to Peter.  Include your name, the
title(s) of your artwork, and the dimensions of the artwork.  If possible,
include a .jpeg image of the artwork you are entering.  Sorry, no artwork
larger than 4 feet in any direction can be accepted.  Artwork must be dropped
off at Cafe Latte, May 1, 2004, between 5:00 and 9:00 pm, or by arrangement
with Peter.  Work is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The show
will be closed to further entries once 15 artists have responded.

Direct completed entries and any questions to:

Peter Richards
richar66@msu.edu

Thank you for your involvement with Outside Circle, and for your creative
efforts!


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  • work should be framed, correct?
    - [ben]
  • yes. I mentioned this in the original post, but I must have left it out of the...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Just a clarification on the framing: Museum-wrapped canvases are fine, floated...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • R.I.P. Caffe Latte...
    - [stargrazer]
  • the latte is dead?
    - [ben]
  • Caffe Latte filed for bankruptcy and quietly disappeared with only hand-lettered...more
    - [stargrazer]

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Juried Shows for Visual Artists

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If you are an OCC visual artist looking for exhibit opportunities, this posting will be updated with information regarding call for entries. Many of the other galleries and art centers throughout Michigan and the midwest send us calls for entries, and I will compile them all in one convenient place for you. All information can be found in the discussions column.

Let's make our presence known!  If you hear of juried events or exhibit opportunities that aren't listed here, please post them or let me know.

Artists: check this frequently.



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  • 15th ANNUAL "ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE" JURIED EXHIBITIONApril 16-May 28, 20...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • "STATE OF THE ARTS EXHIBITION 2004" April 6-May 28, 2004, at the Saginaw...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • MICHIGAN WATER COLOR SOCIETY 57th ANNUAL EXHIBITIONJuly 9-August 6, 2004,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • GIFTS OF ART Call for Slides 2004/2005Open to all Michigan Artists. "Gif...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • PHOTO REVIEW INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2004"The Photo Review"...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • LANSING ART GALLERY MEMBERSHIP EXHIBITION 2004May 27-June 23, 2004, Lansi...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • GARAGE ART SHOW at SPIDERHOUSE GALLERY in Lansing's Old TownThis is a non...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • NATIONAL STUDENT PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION - TEXAS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, INC.<...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • REGIME CHANGE - A SHENERE VELT GALLERYTHE WORKMEN'S CIRCLE/ ARBETER RING...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Have your photos published in a book by Phaidon! Fro...more
    - [ben]
  • ALL-MICHIGAN ALL-MEDIA JURIED EXHIBITION 2004RANKIN ART GALLERY, BIG RAPIDS,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • My posts on this have become more sporadic, as I am no longer working at the gal...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Call for Entries: Art on the Vent -- $40,000 award</p> Presented by Detr...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • wow.
    - [ben]
  • Detroit Design Show January 14 - January 23, 2005 The Detroit Artists...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I apologize for the density (visually) of the last few posts, but html tags do n...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • 16TH ANNUAL ART AND SOCIAL JUSTICE JURIED EXHIBITION, April 22 - June 3, 2005....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • GOVERNOR'S RESIDENCE MICHIGAN ARTISTS PROGRAM. Governor Jennifer Granholm and t...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • ALL-MICHIGAN ALL-MEDIA 2005 JURIED EXHIBITION at RANKIN ART GALLERY, Big Rapids,...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • August 19, 2005, Entry Deadline 14th Annual National Pastel Painting Exhibition...more
    - [ben]
  • Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2005 National Deadline: August 19, 2005 -...more
    - [ben]
  • Grants for Public Art Projects International Deadline: April 30, 2006 - Grant...more
    - [ben]
  • Expo XXV' International Juried Exhibition International Deadline: November 17,...more
    - [ben]
  • http://artdeadline.com/
    - [ben]
  • Greetings All, I am seeking submissions for an upcoming exhibition this fall at...more
    - [stargrazer]

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First OCC Member Art Show/Musicians Wanted

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mural detail 2Maybe you know him, maybe you don't...but Chris Alvarado is now a part owner of Cafe Latte, nestled in the colorful "gerbil cage" parking structure in downtown East Lansing.  He has expressed an interest in having art shows at the cafe, and I have begun discussions for an OCC art show in May, 2004.

So get some finished work ready to hang.  The space is somewhat limited, and we will have to be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  While you are responsible for "jurying" your own work, he is asking that everything be framed and wired for hanging (like me, he HATES those little sawtooth hangers...OK, I taught him to hate them).

Part of Chris's vision for vitalizing the cafe is to have openings for these shows, and we are seeking musicians (poets, too) both for the First Sunday Gallery Walk and for an evening reception to close the show.  Once again, this will be on a FCFS basis, so express your interest now.

The show will feature the public debut of the group mural completed at Fort Wendy last summer.  Press is being arranged.
 
Please check the exhibit prospectus for the entry procedure and other important information.


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  • Peter, Thanks for taking the time to arrange this. I'm certain many OCC'er will...more
    - [nick]
  • this is awesome! thanks peter!
    - [ben]
  • i was thinking of the possiblity of having some OCC films shown there as well pe...more
    - [ben]
  • Interested. But, similarly, I don't have work that 'hangs' really. Int...more
    - [name not provided]
  • sounds great! i would love to perform in may! i didn't realize some of the own...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • of course jean!
    - [ben]
  • louis, we can get a hold of a projector, for the openinging, if your work would...more
    - [ben]
  • I know that there are some computer terminals at the cafe hooked up to the web....more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Cool, thank you Ben. I will discuss with Peter the details then. My wo...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Oh, I meant to say too: I can help out with any graphic work that might need to...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Louis, thanks for volunteering to help out. I'll add you to my list and let you...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • A quick update:A little bad news first. Since the cafe is a commercial e...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Are projected works compeltely called off, or just dim lights? Depending on the...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I'd say if we can pull it off without violating any of the regulations they are...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • The projector ben is refering to is pretty bright. Bright enough to run with li...more
    - [nick]
  • Let me know when you get layout specs, Peter. I sent you an email for a rough p...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Got the proposal this evening. I'll post the layout as soon as I can get down t...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • A few questions:Can someone organize a separate 3-D and 4-D show in the n...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Please give me a hand remembering who had a hand (or paintbrush) in the OCC mura...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Peter, I have played my violin with only the skin drums, but I have not tried to...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Does that mean improv is out, too?
    - [stargrazer]
  • Well i can improvise on violin, but Meck is not that confident in improvising qu...more
    - [Jeanne]
  • Just sounding out the possibilities. I don't have a preconceived notion of what...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • You forgot Rachel Yezbick in the group mural. I don't know Molly's last name, bu...more
    - [ben]
  • Uh, yeah...guess I knew that. Thanks for the clarification.
    - [stargrazer]
  • Okay, here's the scoop: It looks like, for the Sunday afternoon opening, that f...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • I think this might be a better way to do it though, as you mention. Hav...more
    - [name not provided]
  • I think, Louis, since your piece is of an interactive nature, not a sit-down-and...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • i would like to include the poster/handbills in with our OCCswatteam stuff (to b...more
    - [ben]
  • Looks like the show may be closed at this point to further artists. I will conf...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Musicians/Poets so far are:For the opening: Meck, Tim Lane, Veronica Fitzpa...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Hey. Sorry it's been a while since I've replied. Been finalising school things...more
    - [name not provided]
  • Congratulations on the move to New York! I'll see what I can do about the floor...more
    - [stargrazer]
  • Ande, if I sketch the Cafe for Louis, can you scan my sketch?Until then, wil...more
    - [stargrazer]

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A BEAUTIFUL VIRUS INSIDE THE MACHINE

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A BEAUTIFUL VIRUS INSIDE THE MACHINE: ANIMATION WORKS BY LILLIAN SCHWARTZ, 1970-8
Presented by Lumen in collaboration with Gregory Kurcewicz
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Lumen present a touring film and video programme highlighting the pioneering work of Lillian Schwartz, resident artist and consultant at Bell Laboratories (New Jersey), 1969-2002.
During the '70s and '80s Schwartz developed a catalogue of visionary techniques for the use of the computer system by artists. Her formal explorations in abstract animation involved the marriage of film, computers and music in collaboration with such luminaries as computer programmer Kenneth Knowlton and computer musicians Jean-Claude Risset, Max Mathews and Richard Moore.
Schwartz's films have been shown and won awards at the Venice Biennale, Zagreb, Cannes, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and nominated and received Emmy nominations and awards. Her work has been exhibited at, and is owned by, The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), The Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Centre Beauborg (Paris), Stedlijk Museum of Art (Amsterdam), and the Grand Palais Museum (Paris).
Lumen have collaborated with Lillian Schwartz and curator Gregory Kurcewicz to compile a touring package of these important works. The 55 minute programme features 11 animations restored to video.

More details:
http://www.lumen.net/news/lillianschwartz.html
Lillian Schwartz: http://www.lillian.com

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Screening at FACT (Film, Art and Creative Technology) Centre - Liverpool
FACT Centre, Liverpool
Wednesday 25 February; 8pm; 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ; £3/£2
Call box office: 0151 7074450 (spaces are limited, advance booking recommended)
Website:
http://www.fact.co.uk
This screening will be introduced by experimental film/video Curator Gregory Kurcewicz

SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL, NOTTINGHAM (
http://www.broadway.org.uk/home/screenplayjan03.html)
Saturday 28 February, 2.15pm, Broadway Cinema (Screen 2), 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL, £2
[Call Box Office on (0115) 9526611 (Mon-Fri from 9am)]




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Tim Lane

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Continuing the OCC Member Profile series is the wonderful work of poet/painter Tim Lane: 

 
feet flash good resized.jpgSeattle Love Poem

for Sheila

I won’t spend the afternoon in a café because that would just be missing you.
I won’t catch a bus back downtown to the Seattle Museum of Art now that I’m uptown
Because that would just be
Missing you.
I won’t drink another Coke. I won’t clean Amber’s apartment. I won’t shave.
I will not.
I won’t go to a used bookstore & browse through books I don’t want to buy
Because that would just be
Missing you.
I won’t cook rice, won’t go see a film, won’t flip through magazines.
I won’t listen to Kind of Blue or think of Woody Allen’s Manhattan while so much
Distance
Separates us
Because that would just be missing you.
I won’t go to the post office, won’t call you at work.
I won’t type.
I won’t write this poem.

 Untitled (Call Me) resized.jpg
 
Tim Lane has been interested in poetry and art since he was young, but it wasn’t until his early 30s that he began to paint.  Originally from Flint, Michigan, he now lives in Lansing.  In 1996, he earned a master’s degree in creative writing from Michigan State University.  Presently, he is looking for a publisher to publish a manuscript of poetry entitled Pure Pop.  In June, he'll be part of a five-person show at Buckham Gallery in Flint, and in November he'll have a two-person show at Otherwise Gallery in Lansing.  He has worked as a middle school English teacher and an assistant high school track coach in Fort Washington, Maryland.  For now, he is a homemaker, devoting most of his time to the daily care of his family.

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Tim also has an online gallery space, www.theatticwhichisdesire.com, to which he encourages artists to submit their work. Tim and The Attic were recently profiled in The Noise

Click on the images above and to the right to see more paintings. 
Read more of Tim's poetry:
5 Poems
 


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  • Thanks for Tim's Profile, Ben! Very immediate, very personal.
    - [nick]

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advice for young persons wanting to make a start in the world of stencils

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:: stencil your hearts out :: www.banksy.co.uk 

  • First off, stencil anything. If you wait for the perfect idea you will be waiting for ever. Besides, cleverness is never as entertaining as blatant stupidity, failure and public humiliation
  • Obtain a sharp knife. Blunt knives result in fluffy pictures and make the whole process long and boring. Snap off blades of British steel are best.
  • Draw your artwork on paper, glue onto some card then cut straight through the both. Acetate is apparently quite good but any sort of free cardboard is okay. Stiff 1mm to 1.5mm board is ideal.
  • Get a small roll of gaffa tape, pre-tear small strips and stick them on your shirt inside your coat.
  • Find a suitable piece of card to act as a folder. For instance when using red paint cut the stencil into the bottom of a pizza box so when you get paint all over your fingers its not so suspicious.
  • Leave the house before you find something worth staying in for.

more advice for stencil punks



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  • Like it. We talk about the need for more art in our schools and in our lives......more
    - [stargrazer]
  • There are some intersting stencils that attacked buildings in Rochester - of a r...more
    - [nick]
  • help be a rat: http://www.vandalsquad.com/
    - [ben]
  • Banksy's latest in the west bank: http://feed.proteinos.com/item/3216 Even ar...more
    - [nick]
  • Also, for all you diy'ers, lots of cool stencils at: http://www.freewebs.com/ste...more
    - [nick]

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FuseLeeds04

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FuseLeeds04 is going to be an amazing event those in the British Isles won't want to miss. Many of the events are free, and nearly all other are quite reasonably priced.
We on the other side of the atlantic will be jealously waiting to hear how it was...


FuseLeeds04 is a major new international music festival taking place in Leeds between 3-7 March. The festival celebrates new music across the spectrum of Jazz, world, classical, electronica and pop; and will feature performances by Django Bates, Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead), Yo La Tengo, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Bill Frisell, Malian Djelimady Toukara, The Smith Quartet, Sikth, South Asian Music Youth Orchestra, Tabla Beat Science (Zakir Hussain/Bill Laswell), Kate Rusby and RJC Dance amongst many others. The programme will see spectacular live concerts, exclusive new commissions, film and video screenings, dance, and an extensive education and fringe programme.

FuseLeeds04 is a joint partnership between Leeds City Council, Leeds College of Music and Leeds Jazz, broadcast in association with BBC Radio 3. Django Bates is the Festival's first Artistic Director.
http://www.fuseleeds.org.uk/FuseLeeds04



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  • Wow. What a line-up!
    - [stargrazer]

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