Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Art Connect



Many thanks to William Emm and staff at Art Connect for
his (their) kind words.

"MacDonald uses a variety of media (including some great videos), seemingly uses a scattergun editorial approach, covers a range of subjects, and somehow ends-up presenting a cohesive overall viewpoint."



Online galleries Exemplars Art Gallery and Loveart have just launched with the aim to get more people involved with art.

The sites provide art buyers with an effective place to easily view and purchase art as well as information about established and emerging artists and galleries, thereby, accessible for both the artist and the art lover.

One of their features, Art Connect promotes awareness of the world’s best art commentators by highlighting art bloggers who they feel contribute something valuable to the art world.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Noy Holland: We jompt and tworld





Professor Noy Holland handed us these paragraphs on our last day of workshop.

Her son's (I think) preschool grammar assignment,
I think it's wonderful

"Wonts I jompt on miy chramplen with katlen and I had a vare lot of fon becos we jompt vare hiy and we tworld and jompt and tworld and jompt and tworld and jompt and tworld and jompt and tworld and we had a fon"

Noy Holland is also author of The Spectacle of the Body (Knopf), which was nominated for a National Book Award. Her stories have appeared in The Quarterly, Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Open City, Noon, and others. She is an Associate Professor in the MFA Program for Writers and Poets at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she directs the Writers in the Schools Project. She was a finalist for a Massachusetts Cultural Council Award in 2002, and received an NEA fellowship in 2003.

Read Holland's
Orbit

which is an excerpt from her collection The Spectacle Of The Body

Friday, January 09, 2009

Stay the Same Never Change



Photographer and video artist Laurel Nakadate shot her first feature length film in Kansas City last summer.
I had the pleasure of attending the rough debut and am pleased to announce its premiere at this years Sundance Film Festival.

The film, STAY THE SAME NEVER CHANGE was written and directed by Laurel Nakadate. The soundtrack was composed by Owen Ashworth and performed by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone.

video

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Flood




FLOOD TEASER from flood movie on Vimeo.

Had the pleasure of attending the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea cast off (posted a few months ago) Flood was under production during the float.

Starring: Ryder Cooley, Nona Marie Invie, Jonathan Kaiser, Marshall Lacount
Directed By: Todd Chandler
Produced By: Todd Chandler & Ava Berkofsky
Cinematography By: Ava Berkofsky
For more information see: floodmovie.com