Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Crehore Paintings in Las Vegas and NYC in July !

Click image to enlarge to see names of artists
I'll be in two exciting shows this month:
"Crimes on Canvas" -A huge Pop Surrealism group show at the
Hardrock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV happening this weekend-
July 18-19, 2008. Curated by M Modern Gallery.
and... "5 Identities, 5 Destinations" at Ad Hoc Art, 49 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY. I will have seven paintings in this exhibit. The other artists who are showing with me are: Jenn Porreca, Molly Crabapple, Ewelina Ferruso and Lizz Lopez. The opening is July 25, 2008 from 7-10pm. Come on out to the show if you live nearby. I'll be flying to NYC for the event. Gallery hours are Wed-Sunday 1-8pm. Show runs until August 24th. tel: 718-366-2466
I just posted a sneak peek of some new paintings on my website:
New Paintings by Amy Crehore
I've been busy shipping boxes and crates to NYC for the past couple of days.
Also... I want to thank everyone who bought my recent print, "The Creature". It sold out overnight. Lucky numbers 11 and 44 received small drawings from me. "The numerical phrase 4-11-44 has appeared repeatedly in popular music for over a century." P.S. Stay tuned for Tickler Uke #2! I know it's been a long time coming... but it's definitely coming! I also have some great ukulele t-shirts on my website for sale.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Vintage Dummy Fun

This is just about the coolest flickr set I've seen - a wonderful collection of vintage photos and graphic art depicting ventriloquists and their dummies. There are 4 pages of thumbnails.

Dummies on the beach, dummies smoking, whole families of dummies! Simply fascinating stuff. Thanks, Undream!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Hokum Scorchers Perform Papa Charlie Jackson Song

Papa Charlie Jackson painting by Amy Crehore
Lou Reimuller and Amy Crehore in The Hokum Scorchers band.

Listen to The Hokum Scorchers playing a Papa Charlie Jackson song
Click here: "Papa Do Do Do"

This song is from 1929. The Scorchers recorded it in 1995. Lou is playing the guitar banjo and I am playing the washboard. I think I may have blogged this song already...back in January.

I try to switch songs every Sunday nite to a new song and leave it up for a week. Sometimes I forget.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Elsa Mora, Creative Wonder

Elsa Mora Cut Out
Elsa Mora Clothespin Dolls
Elsa Mora Drawing
I was going to blog about Elsa Mora a couple of weeks ago, but I have been busy. Today, when I saw this drawing she posted to flickr, I simply couldn't put it off any longer. I discovered Elsa Mora on the Dinosaurs and Robots blog and I quickly added her as a contact on flickr so that I could stay abreast of her daily creations. She makes beautiful/funny dolls, charming drawings, surreal and complicated cut outs, ceramics and more. She comes from Cuba and she has a wonderful latin folk art/intuitive design sensiblity. Read her blog post about this scissor-brain drawing - "Following Your Heart". You can find links to her flickr and Etsy pages on her blog as well as to her gallery shows. Thanks, Elsa, for keeping your art fun and interesting! And for being so prolific.

Golden Books Exhibit

Art by Mary Blair
Maybe I can go to this when I'm in NYC for my own show at Ad Hoc Art
Via Cartoon Brew, word of a cool new show at New York's Children’s Museum of Manhattan -- “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Book”. Snip from the show description:
Among the artists who contributed to the series were greats of the European émigré community such as Garth Williams, Feodor Rojankovsky, and Tibor Gergely who had gathered in New York as the situation in Europe worsened during World War II; alumni of the Walt Disney Studios such as Gustaf Tenggren, Martin Provensen, J. P. Miller, and Mary Blair; and American aritsts Leonard Weisgard, Eloise Wilkin, Elizabeth Orton Jones, Richard Scarry, and Hilary Knight.
Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books, through August 28, at CMOM, 212 West 83rd Street, NYC. Image: work from the artist Mary Blair, whose illustrations for Golden Books will be featured in this show. [ Thank you, John Walsh! ]

VIA Boingboing

The Art of Amy Crehore

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Pathetic Blogger

Image from Bibliodyssey

Okay, I'm a pretty pathetic blogger the last two days. But, it's because it's very HOT here. Like 100 degrees! It will pass and I will blog again. I was lazy about putting up a new hokum song on my website this week as well. I am staying busy with framing, shipping, sweating, etc.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Miniatures in Italian Frames

"Balancing Act 1" by Amy Crehore
"Balancing Act 2" by Amy Crehore
I got these cool frames so I decided to do a couple of miniatures.
The images are postcard size (4" x 6"), frames are 8 1/2" x 10 1/2". (Click to enlarge)
These will go in the Las Vegas show ,"Crimes on Canvas" - opening July 18th, 2008 at 6 PM at the Hardrock Hotel curated by M Modern Gallery.