Having left New York City in the past year, I’ve been especially attuned to people I know and know of going to new cities from NYC. First, before me, was my grad school classmate & pal, Christina Vassallo leaving NYC and Flux Factory for Spaces Cleveland a couple years ago. Now, another Brooklynite is leaving, for Philadelphia. My former coworker (via Art in General) Andria Hickey leaves NYC and the Public Art Fund for Cleveland – this time to the MOCA. Cleveland folks – go see the Mark Mothersbaugh* show when it opens. I caught the Contemporary Austin version last month and really enjoyed it!
New to Waco, but already coming from Texas are some Baylor Museums people – Alison Chew Syltie came to the Martin Museum of Art from Corsicana, where she was previously at Navarro College’s Pearce Museum. The Mayborn Museum welcomed a new director around the same time, Charles Walter from San Antonio’s DoSeum.
Speaking of migrations – is there any news from DMA about who will replace Max Anderson?
*fun fact: I walked down the aisle to a Mark Mothersbaugh composition – from Royal Tenenbaums – at my wedding.
Top photo by Nan Palmero via New York Magazine. Texas photo via The Crazy Tourist.
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.