Thursday, October 28, 2010

Little Pollocks


Last week was the start of Mee Moo Art Happy. We painted and leared about what Jackson Pollock painted with, where he painted and how to drip, splat and blop the paint. This was artist of the week!
Today we began making Alexander Calder mobiles. Super fun!
More info and pictures here.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Joan Baez

Tonight I get to go see one of my all time favorites, Joan Baez. I used to have this poster in my closet in High School. Note, I went to HS on a military base and my father was in the Army...but he was also the one that introduced me to folk music.

Once I saw her sing in an old castle in Germany, tonight at the Strathmore! Can't wait!

ZESTFEST Closing party

The ZESTFEST closing party was so much fun! High School bands, jazz bands and live art all day! more pics from a fellow Fizzer here!





Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Today was Murals DC DAY in DC!


Today was the opening of 7 new murals in DC. We ended the tour at 15 and Penn SE at my mural. So fun to meet new people and see all the new murals.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This SAT!


ALL DAY! ALL AGES! MUSIC AND LIVE ART!Don't Miss!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I LOVE FASHION!


I had the pleasure of meeting and working with the Hugh and Crye team a few months ago when we teamed up on a give back project called 'Who Gives A Shirt'. Where Hugh and Crye collect used mens dress and work clothes and gives them back to Marthas Table. Where they then help men get ready for going back out into the work force, and interviews feeling confident and proud.
They then invited two students I work with and showed them the ins and outs of a small company and everything that goes in it. Including the product! Each person got to leave with a new Hugh and Crye shirt! I know Chuck loves his, because I saw him in it at the Jazz concert at the Freezer Sat night.

Friday, October 15, 2010

I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY!

I love BIRTHDAYS!


Wednesday night was Miss. P's Birthday Party! Thank God Philippa Hughes was born and moved to DC! We have so much to thank her for in changing the history of DC's art scene. What a fun Birthday! So many great people. Super fun.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Graham Boyle's Thrive, Despite!

I can't wait to see what prints Graham has made for this show. One of my faivorite people and printers! Don't miss this art show!
Saturday, October 16 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Fridge
Rear alley, 516 8th Street SE
Washington, DC
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Thrive, Despite! is my search to find balance between conflicting feelings of hope and despair as we near the end of the first decade of the 21st century. While so many things seem to be getting better, it is hard not to recognize strife all around. Capitalism proceeds to run amok unrestrained despite the recent financial meltdown, seemingly engineered by Wall Street greed-heads themselves; old-fashioned American Imperialism is... kept fresh with ever-occurring wars; natural resources and wildlife are plundered haphazard, and prisons and poverty continue to expand despite the presence of a so-called progressive administration. One could devote a lifetime to work on any given issue in particular, but my interests lie in weaving threads of unity between divergent causes and championing our profound human ability to overcome.

My artistic practice allows me the space to digest the environmental chaos and injustice all around us. As an activist I feel committed to create subjective work that is meant to directly communicate the need for transcending the multifarious issues present in our time and place, but there is also introspective work which needs to be done to to heal our internal "stuff" and allow for dealing with overwhelming aspects of contemporary American life. While I recognize the utmost importance of populist art and propaganda in social movements, at the end of the day we must be able to nurture the self before crusading for the sake of justice or, humanity, or anybody for that matter. Embracing imagery that illuminates the best and worst of what we have to offer, the pieces within Thrive, Despite! are intended to champion our resilient human nature to strive and resist, reinforce the need for solidarity and action in our daily lives, and always to remind us of those on the front-lines of injustice everyday.

Thrive, Despite! is meant not only to reflect the tragicomic nature of our existence, but also to challenge the social and political structures of the hegemony through contemporary manifestations of traditional propaganda such as letterpress, screen prints, and artists books. The media and subjects I choose are how I make sense of it all, and it is my hope that to create space for discourse around the pressing issues of our time while celebrating our human capacity to survive at a time when most of popular society seems destined to run itself off a cliff. And, if nothing else, I hope my work will help bolster your wild spirit through the tough times ahead. Despite the abundance of brutality, oppression, and exploitation, especially here in the heart of the empire, we've got to find ways to live, love, create, and resist.

SO FUN IT"S SCARY!


COme out and paint! don't miss it!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

DC's 1st Annual Curbside Cookoff


Got to hang out with buddies Sandra Fernandez and Mark Jenkins as they installed their fork, spoon and knife sculpture.


Then chilled and painted a food truck/ cook off mural with CON all day.

My first time showing in NYC!


And a dream come true! I cannot wait to see the show, just look at the line up of artist!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

MY little TX friend.


New photos by Daquella manera.

Truth To Power: Guerilla Projection on FBI Headquarters Exposing Suppression of Dissent



Organizing to stop FBI harassment of anti-war and international solidarity activists.

My Friend, Yas Bones. Rest In Peace


The Fridge, 7/9/10

This is a moment of silence for Yas Bones. I wish I was featuring him and telling you to go get tattooed by him. I met Yas as he was featured in Decoy Ink at the Fridge as Decoy’s in house tattoo artist. He painted these lovely roses that are still on the outside of the Fridge (516 Rear 8th ST SE). I was going to go and reshoot the piece, but then I noticed Decoy’s angel might be pulling Yas off to heaven… ;)

We miss and love you, Yas! So young and so talented, gone too soon.

Post from my friend Teri's blog.