Named this after my new thumb drive.
Named this after my new thumb drive.
Busy teaching, animating and getting all my projects in gear. That being said, I’ll be posting mostly art and whatever news there is.
Since Lullaby is on the back burner, subconsciously I have given myself permission to create new characters and mutations. Above is an example of what the rats have evolved into. Here is another one:
Since I lost my paper supplier, I’ve been experimenting on other surfaces with the same materials. Interesting, but I do miss my Khadi Papers.
As you know Greetings is on the wait list to be read by Rose Metal. That’s not until August so we still have a month. Hopefully they will take it on so keep your fingers crossed.
Other news is on the other blog, The Z Factor.
And as always, stay tuned. More to come….
Opening: Pro Arts Reception: Saturday, June 17 at 4 PM – 6PM
Where: Casa Columbo, 380 Monmouth St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2629, United States
PRO ARTS JERSEY CITY in partnership with
ITALIAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER, CENTER FOR THE ARTS at Casa Colombo
Curator’s Choice Exhibition
June 17 – July 9, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 17, 4-6pm
Weekend Gallery Hours: Fri 5-7pm; Sat/Sun 1-5pm
(closed June 30 – July 2)
Weekday Gallery Hours: Tue/Thu, 10am-3pm
Pro Arts Jersey City, together with the Italian Educational & Cultural Center, Center for the Arts at Casa Colombo, presents the 2017 Curator’s Choice Exhibition. Casa Colombo is located at 380 Monmouth Street in downtown Jersey City. Opening reception is Saturday, June 16 from 4-6pm.
The exhibit features 8 artists selected by professional curators from the metropolitan area during a one-day portfolio review. An annual Pro Arts event, Meet the Curator, is a professional development opportunity for local artists. The reviewers were:
Jeanne Brasile, Director Walsh Art Gallery, Seton Hall University;
Evonne Davis, Director, Gallery Aferro;
Robert Langdon, Curator, Emerge Gallery & Art Space;
Katherine Murdock, Assistant Curator, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey;
Margaret O’Reilly, Curator and Executive Director, New Jersey State Museum;
Stacy Smith, Manager of Publications and Communications, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University;
Anne Trauben, Curator and Exhibitions Director, Victory Hall Drawing Rooms;
Midori Yoshimoto, Gallery Director at New Jersey City University.
At the conclusion of the portfolio review, reviewers selected eight artists to be presented at the exhibition at Casa Colombo. Midori Yoshimoto then curated the exhibition to suit the space of the gallery at Casa Colombo.
Pro Arts Jersey City is a professional membership community dedicated to advancing and promoting visual artists and their work. This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency for the National Endowment for the Arts administered by the Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Thomas A. DeGise , County Executive, and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.
As you all know, I am waiting to hear from the powers that be who are reading over Greetings. If they choose not to publish it, I have another power publisher who will be reading it in August. Fingers crossed.
Development of the story: I prefer to think of myself as a visual artist who writes, rather than a writer who illustrates, so the imagery is being created first, rather than the writing. This is an abstract approach of which I am trying to develop. It takes on a different point of view rather than the typical comic/graphic novel approach. Hopefully it will all come together and make sense. If not, then I’ll have a bunch of pretty pictures that will have words attached to them. Sort of like small scale graffiti.
The Z Factor Blog: good article on Kathy Griffin and my upcoming shows.
Again stay tuned…more to come once I land this sucker on it’s feet.
Above illustration from our new chapbook. Collaboration with poet Nicelle Davis.
As it turns out, U~BUZZ the super energy drink is expensive to buy in the states. Since he is completely dependent on it, Ivan needs to make a decision. Go back to Karpland and continue receiving treatment, or stay in NY and die of old age…