Thoughts, Links, Etc.

Thanksgiving: Louisiana with my mom’s side of the family. Way fun, would do again. We love VRBO for these kinds of gatherings, more flexible and kitchen-y.

Spent a day in New Orleans, had a great meal and went to the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. After ending up at the Contemporary Art Center 4 hours too early for that day’s showing of Christian Marclay’s THE CLOCK. Maaaajor disappointment for me, as I’d missed it twice in NYC.

museum-district

So I’ve been doing a ton of reading and sort of trying not to think that much these days. Christmas in Arlington, visiting with cousin & fam in town from North Carolina, then a VERY chill New Year’s Eve in Waco.

Here are some links & events of interest:

Women who draw, a directory. via Cup of Jo

Artist changes artwork in museum display in response to election results. via Hyperallergic

I am a white feminist, but I’m working against White Feminism by thinking about intersectionality. via UUWF

Keeping up with the housework to unfuck your habitat. via Boingboing

UUWF is a partner of the Women’s March on Washington! Affiliated Minister Marti Keller will be there, and I’m planning to be in Austin for the Texas state capitol sister march. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a protest and I’m pretty excited.

I’ll be going to the Third International Women’s Convocation in February in Monterey California.

Coming up in the Waco art scene:
Joel Edwards show opens at Art Center Waco on Thursday, Jan. 19. Can’t wait, he is a very talented artist and a super nice guy.
Deep in the Heart Film Festival in February – which I will unfortunately miss because it’s the same weekend as the Convocation.
Top Young Artist exhibitions from March 1-18 at Studio Gallery, then at The Art Center from March 23 (Award Ceremony & Opening Reception that evening) to April 15. And last but certainly not least, is Art on Elm on Saturday April 8! We’re switching websites for simplicity – now at artonelm.org. Here’s a little history of the event that I wrote, and I want to dig more into the history of the area for another post.

 

Related Post: Art on Elm Avenue 2016.

 

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Link Round Up #6

This is a very interesting article on Artsy about where art is really happening these days.

I think this is true, about factory jobs & unions.

This would have been a long way to travel, even when I was in Brooklyn, but it looks neat and the fact that they serve La Colombe coffee is all the reason you need to stop by if you’re in the area. (Holy crap, you can subscribe to get their coffee beans delivered to you weekly. Ultimate marvelous, delicious bourgeoisie luxury.)

Late-career artists you may never have heard of, from NYTimes.

A mid-career artist whose NewMu show I’d loooove to see.

Both turrible and hilarious.

Cleveland is big in the news lately, no?

Top image: Lakwena‘s BE BAD UNTIL YOU’RE GOOD. AND GOOD UNTIL YOU’RE GREAT

Great advice for artists.

Linksies #5

It’s been a while. Finally went to the Gustave Caillebotte show at the Kimbell, it was fantastic (open until Feb. 14, go!).
I’ve been saving links for a while though, so enjoy:

I’m Waco famous!

Guerilla Girls interviewed on Stephen Colbert.

Made me laugh  (via Go Fug Yourself).

David Bowie GIFs (via ArtFCity).

Black Thought on his early days  (New York Mag feature it is a part of via Cup of Jo).

A very specific scenario re: saving for a rainy day.

Relationship advice.

Common nonprofit terms & what they really mean (too true!)

Great Bill Cunningham piece about blizzard fashion (via Brent Burket).

Photo: Selfie with Piano Pavilion. Note: no coat on Jan. 30!

Link Roundup, Issue 3

I had a great week aside from an icky cough: Husband’s birthday and a fine dinner with local family, a movie date to see Spectre, the last week of my first semester teaching after school art classes, selling artworks during a wee parade in downtown Waco, Dad’s birthday dinner then an evening with a whole lotta cousins ages 2-9.

Here’s some stuff I’ve been reading and working on:

Black Artists and the March into the Museum from NY Times.

Another side of the same coin, internet art star Kim Drew getting more & more recognition.

A fantastic resource, W.A.G.E. is a great group doing important work.

I’ve followed this blog for a while, excited that her book is out now. #momstuff #parenting.

I loved The Wiz Live, and I was not the only one.

Looking forward to starting a campaign with the online fundraising platform MatchMe for Cultural Arts Waco. More to come!

I made sure to go to the Barnes Foundation before their move to Philly proper, I look forward to seeing their new space and the new work they do.

On the light side – animal fun.

I feel strongly about gun control and will be following these steps, I hope you will too.

Photo of donated paintings for sale on Austin Ave during Saturday’s parade.

 

Link Roundup, Vol. 1 Issue 2

I hope everyone is having a good holiday weekend! We had a few dinners with out of town family and a fridge full of leftovers. I am ambivalent about the origins of Thanksgiving but I do love people getting together in a way that they don’t usually. Cousins from Odessa, sister and brother-in-law from San Antonio, working together to prepare a ridiculously awesome meal.

Links for/from the week’s reading:

Must lead with how heavy my heart is with this news. I agree 100% with this article (except, of course, that I’m not a doctor like the author is).

I saw some photos on social media, and a few disparaging remarks about this party in the Bronx. Of a piece with these protests in Brooklyn.

Infatuated with the idea of fixing up this ol’ beauty in small-town Texas.

Remember when I did a studio visit with JooYoung Choi? Good, she is one of the winners of the 2015 Artadia awards!

I really agree with the idea of this company’s vacation policy.

Ulay vs. Marina.

Worth a trip to Oklahoma City next year for some Pompidou love.

Women, do you realize how often you do this?

Amy Sedaris strikes again.

I’ve long admired this artist and followed his Instagram for a few years but this is the first time I’ve seen him full-on. Weirdly chagrinned at how handsome he is.

Photo of my in-laws’ final garden harvest, in anticipation of an overnight freeze.

Link Roundup Vol. 1, Issue 1

I’ve been keeping busy lately, reading a lot, watching cool things, and enjoying my little fam in our still-newish setting. I have a few posts in the works, but in the meantime, here are some things I’ve enjoyed along the way.

Seemingly little details make a big difference in a children’s book.

Speaking of children’s books, do today’s children see themselves in their literature?

Qatar has announced plans for a museum on a difficult topic.

An art that doesn’t get much thought or credit from those who don’t practice it. (GREAT video, 9 minutes well spent).

Discussion-provoking article on improvements the art world could undertake.

Something to consider (school-wise) when we are ready to find a place of our own.

This guy makes the best maps and now he has an art show in Portland (through December).

Worth a try to get to travel more places?!

Photo of our Halloween costumes by John Herbert.