Thursday, August 07, 2008

Catalina Pottery Show at SF Airport

Playing the flower pots on Catalina Island
angelsouza has a set on flickr of the great Catalina Pottery Show at the SF Airport -
which I was lucky enough to see on my way to NYC and on the way back, too. I love the island of Catalina (off the coast of CA)- it reminds me so much of Italy. I only went there once and I did not even realize that from 1927-1937 Catalina had a thriving pottery business. So, I was surprised to see this massive show full of colorful art deco pieces at the airport.
Here's another link from the Catalina Collectors Blog of the entire pottery show at the airport.
And here is a link to some cool old postcards of Catalina Island, CA. I'd love to go back to Catalina Island in the future.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

"Last Kind Words Blues"

Geeshie or Geechie Wiley was a great female blues singer. Her beautiful song "Last Kind Words Blues" (1930) was used in the film "Crumb" (1994) by Terry Zwigoff in the scene where Robert Crumb puts a record on and sits down to listen. Here's the film clip with the music and a slideshow of some of his drawings (from YouTube.)

The Art of Amy Crehore

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Join My Email List

July 25, 2008- Photo of me at the Ad Hoc Art exhibition
Hi. I just added a page to my website with a form that makes it easier to join my email list. I do send out little email newsletters every now and again (not too often, so don't worry about spam) with details about art shows that I'm in or announcing new prints, products (ukes, for instance) or paintings. If you would like me to add you to my list, please go here and fill out the form:
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Monday, August 04, 2008

Sunday Switcheroo-"Tricks Ain't Walkin No More" (encore) by Hokum Scorchers

Curley Weaver -East Coast Piedmont Blues player
This number, "Tricks Ain't Walkin' No More", was first done by Curley Weaver in 1935. Memphis Minnie also did a version of this song. The Hokum Scorchers recorded this in 1990 for their first cassette. I'm playing the washboard and cups and Lou Reimuller is playing the National Guitar. We are both singing on this one - it's pretty funky and fast-paced. To hear the song, follow the link and scroll down for music player:
The Art of Amy Crehore - Music
This song is an encore - I previously blogged it in April. :)
Also, this song will change on Sunday night, so it will probably be different by the time you read this post.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

James Kalm Filmed My 5-Woman Show at Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn, NY

James Kalm has done many videos of art shows. He's very good at what he does. His narration is full of humor and he also knows his art history. You can find his little productions on Youtube or BlipTV and subscribe to them. Here is one that he filmed the night of my opening on July 25, 2008 at Ad Hoc Art. He interviewed me, Jenn Porreca and Ewelina Ferruso about our work. "James Kalm takes a summer Friday and zips to the eastern edge of Williamsburg to bring viewers a glimpse of “5 Identities, 5 Destinations”. Andrew Ford has curated a selection of work by five female artists that presents a cross section of what might be called Pop Surrealism, Chick Art or Low Brow. While each artist displays their unique vision, there are commonalities that unify these artists within an enclave of contemporary painting. Featuring interviews with Amy Crehore, Jenn Porreca and Ewelina Ferruso and works by Lizz Lopez and Molly Crabapple. " Thanks, James...and it was nice to meet you!!
This show continues until August 24th, 2008. Don't miss it if you are near NYC! It's fun! Check out my flickr photos for close ups of my 7 paintings in this show.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Photos of the NYC Show

Here are some photos of the gallery space at Ad Hoc Art taken on the night of the official opening of the "5 Identities, 5 Destinations" show. I am standing with my aunt, cousin and brother in a couple of the pictures. The space is very elegant and large and each of the artists had their own wall. You can see only a portion of my paintings on the wall to the left. (I have 7 paintings in all). This show continues through August 24th (open from 1-8pm, Wed-Sun, 718-366-2466, 49 Bogart St, Brooklyn). I will blog more about my trip to NYC soon.
There is now a little video up at ArtNYC of my paintings in the show.

Paper Moon Portraits

Steve Chasmer has a fascinating set of vintage portraits on flickr
'including a number of "Man in the Moon" portraits from the US circa 1890-1950'. I love these.
Follow link for more.