Monthly Archives: December 2009

November Art At Northern

Written on December 28, 2009 at 10:07 pm, by

This is embarrassingly late. November ran away with me to Johnson, Vermont while an outstanding print show by University of Tennessee graduate students and friends decked the walls at Northern. The show, titled “Furhaus” featured the work of printmakers Veronica Siehl, Daniel Maw, Ben Fox-McCord and Caitlin Wheeler. “Furhaus” presented various approaches to contemporary print, Continue Reading »

Jerry Saltz rips me a new one.

Written on December 27, 2009 at 12:17 am, by

On Facebook, I am friends with Jerry Saltz, famed art critic and advocate. His discussions on art and the market are enlightening to read- until his myriad rabid devotees start groaning like artist zombies, mimicking his every comment like it was their own. Anyway, I like Jerry. I liked his lecture when he visited VCU Continue Reading »

last gasp of the decade

Written on December 26, 2009 at 2:39 am, by

Spending most of the very last month of the decade in Vermont afforded me a great deal of time for sorely needed self reflection. I’ll continue to share some of those thoughts as I sort through all my internalized information. However, it’s 2:30 am the night after Christmas and all I can contemplate are vague Continue Reading »

Broken Water and Sic Alps

Written on December 23, 2009 at 10:23 pm, by

The night after I returned from Vermont, The ABC House hosted a show for Olympia All Ages in the basement featuring Broken Water, Sic Alps and Magik Markers. Holy shit, this was a good show. About 75 people turned out to sweat and dance away the night. It was great to have a rock show Continue Reading »

Final Open Studio

Written on December 23, 2009 at 11:35 am, by

Last Wednesday, the final Open Studios were held at the Vermont Studio Center. I met so many amazing and talented people. These are just some of the great work made behind studio doors: Avantika Bawa Jenny Buffington Jose Carlos Casado Ji Eun Kim Mckinley Bryson Avantika Bawa Alexis Avlamis

final days

Written on December 22, 2009 at 8:15 pm, by

The last week at the Vermont Studio Center involved a giant cement mixer decked out with over 80,000 lights, a trip to Burlington following a dead dear stuffed in the back of a sedan for miles on end, a very special John Waters Christmas, and a brand spanking new edition featuring a favorite quote by Continue Reading »

The Colour Bar Presents The Thing.

Written on December 12, 2009 at 2:29 pm, by

About a week and a half ago, open studios were held. Avantika curated a group show called “The Thing.” Of course, it turned into a dance party but not before several readings and a couple performance pieces. The day started with eerie cloud formations and brisk wind, an indication of the snow yet to come…