You are invited to produce a California Sunshadow print. Each envelope contains an invitation to observe and document the quality of California light and its shadows. I am providing materials and instructions to create a cyanotype and ask that participants share results using #californiasunshadow. If you are in San Francisco this weekend: swing by our studio, meet the Pacific Felt Factory family, and pick up your invitation.
I have recently joined an artist’s studio building in San Francisco’s Mission District, Pacific Felt Factory. I’m very honored to be among the artists making work and connecting with each other here. I am using the common area called the FlexSpace and look forward to co-working, holding meetings, and participating in workshops here.
On August 1st, the Mission Arts & Performance Project invites the public to a salon dedicated to artist services and open studios. Although I will be out of town, I will be leaving some invitations for visitors to make art with me by correspondence. If you are in San Francisco next Saturday evening, swing by and get your invitation (materials provided).
Two projects in the works.
We revived the Brooklyn Torch Trade Store at Proteus Gowanus on February 21st. As part of their current exhibition on Labor in their series on Commerce, the Brooklyn Torch Project has been invited to tender a medium of exchange for the Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op, selling Autonomous Zapatista Coffee in the gallery.
The Diego de la Vega Coffee Co-op is a project developed by Fran Ilich that offers organic coffee sourced locally in Chiapas, Mexico from Zapatista autonomous farms. Its goal is to connect social movements and geographical regions – Chiapas and New York City – and to create a horizontal financial flow between social movements.
Arts, Culture, Community, Love- give early and often to an emerging artist network
The Laundromat Project’s People Powered $10K Challenge
My friend Jesse’s Brother has an awesome idea:
Sam & Mattie’s Teen Zombie Movie + Making-Of Documentary Kickstarter
Dance, Action, Camera! Catherine Gund’s latest film is in Houston!
Born To Fly screening in Houston
Amanda Mae’s most recent short film
Now We Are Not
a stapler that is a whale
Rotterdam collaborative, Oblique International, presentation series, 5 1/2 Proposals to Work and Live in the Current Millenium.
I was honored to participate for the second time as an artist resource for three districts as part of PBNYC‘s participatory budgeting initiative to bring community funding and decision making back to the neighborhood.
OpenInvo presentation on The Brooklyn Torch Project
Cooperative Economic Exchange: Game Day
On Sunday, April 28th join The Brooklyn Torch and TimeBanksNYC at NURTUREart Gallery for an afternoon of play exploring cooperative exchange. The Brooklyn Torch Project invites David Morgan, a co-creator of new board game ‘Co-opoly’ made by Toolbox for Education and Social Action (TESA) to demonstrate and support gameplay.
In Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives, players collaborate to found and run a democratic business. This is an exciting game of skill and solidarity, where everyone wins – or everybody loses.
Jessie Reilly of TimeBanksNYC will also facilitate a variety collaborative games, including a new twist on surrealist drawing and storytelling exercises which explore themes raised by participant’s relationships to time and money. As part of the Brooklyn Torch Economic Kindling Package, everyone who joins and completes a game with gallery visitors and neighbors, will be rewarded for their play-training session in Brooklyn Torches, North Brooklyn’s local currency. Brooklyn Torches are good for a wide range of local services and goods on our registry and in our Trade Stores.