Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Cloudy Collection Letterpress Prints Go on Sale at 9am PST, 3/31/2009

My letterpress print (Amy Crehore)
Cloudy Collection, Volume 1, Edition 1 (limited to 100 sets). These beautiful images are pressed into ivory-colored bamboo paper using 100% vegetable-based inks. Printed by Boxcar Press in Syracuse, NY. "Cloudy Characters" art by Meg Hunt, Bill Fick, John Martz, Amy Crehore, Tom Kaczynski, Steven Weissman, and David Huyck. A percentage of the sales of the Cloudy Collection print sets will be donated to The Nature Conservancy. Only $35. with free shipping to the U.S. and Canada. These prints go on sale at 9am PST (noon, Eastern time) March 31, 2009. Brought to you by David Huyck.

The Art of Amy Crehore

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Louise Brooks and Ruth St. Denis on da beach

Photo of dancers on the beach includes Louise Brooks, second from right, as part of the Denishawn Dancers in Los Angeles, CA (Library of Congress). Click to Enlarge.
Top photo is of Ruth St. Denis herself in an unsual pose. (NY Public Library )
Read about Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn, what inspired their dance companies, and see more photos on bobster1985's flickr.
I love seeing photos of Louise Brooks that I had not seen before. Those were the days!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mean Kitty

Okay...over 18 million views, but I hadn't seen this before.

This cat looks like my cat! I enjoyed this!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Art and Medicine

Thanks, boingboing, for making my job easy today. I plucked these images from the Science Museum website after reading about this interesting collection of old objects on boingboing. The Fortean Times has an article about the collection called Medicine Cabinet of Curiosities. Have a look. It's art and medicine combined. (For you, Raliegh).
If I have not been blogging as much lately, please forgive me. I am suffering from a sore back and sitting at the computer does not help me at all. I am currently painting Tickler Uke #2 and it is slow going. Maybe I need a little hike and some fresh air. I'm as pale as these figures. More later!

Monday, March 23, 2009

"Black Pop Surrealism" Exhibit at SICA Opens Friday, March 27th

If you live in NJ or near the Jersey Shore, you can see this exhibit at
SICA, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts
March 27 – May 1, 2009

SICA, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, (20 Third Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740) is proud to announce an exhibition “Black Pop Surrealism”, curated Jenn Hampton, the director of the Parlor Gallery. A reception: Sun., March 29; 3-6pm.
Gallery is open 1-5pm Wed, Thurs, Sun and 11am-6pm on Friday and Saturday.

The artists Ms. Hampton selected for inclusion are Booga, Kevin Bourgeois, Jason Bruntton, Amy Crehore, John Detrich, Kristen Ferrell, Heather Gabel, Gris Grimly, John John Jesse, Charles Kraft, Jessica Lawson, Otis Link, Francesco Locastro, Angie Mason, Tim McCormick, Sergio Mora, Mark Mothersbaugh, Charlie Ownes, Chris Peters, Michael Peters, Kevin Peterson, Michele Piano, Porkchop, Robert Preston, Ragnar, Celeste Rapone, Jack the Ripper, KRK Ryden, Pet Silvia, Nicole Steen (of the Pop Tarts), Tammey Stubbs, Donald Topp, Brian Viveros, Adam Wallacavage, Jon Watshak, Chet Zar, and Richard Zimmerman.

This show is made possible in part by funds from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, our members, and by the contributions of individuals like yourself. SICA is a non-profit corporation whose purpose is to establish a uniquely stimulating and creative environment in which to experience the contemporary arts. The primary goal of the center is to increase the general public’s accessibility, awareness and appreciation of the contemporary arts in central New Jersey. For more information on SICA, visit www.sica.org
SLIDESHOW of SOME WORKS in this Exhibit
I'll be showing my "Story of Lolita, Part Two" and "Snake Tamer's Ditty".
The Art of Amy Crehore

Friday, March 20, 2009

Femme Femme Femme

Patrizio Di Renzo

Jesus Molina
Femme Femme Femme blog is back - they are on wordpress now (due to a recent blogger.com "content warning" label). This is a french blog chock full of images of women in art history from photographers to painters (as shown above). It is all about "woman as muse" in ART throughout the centuries. I have never known them to select images that degrade women in any way. They always kept the images flowing - honoring women with humor and grace. A full range of styles. As someone who loves to paint women, I always enjoyed this blog. Here's the new link:
Femme Femme Femme

Looking Back on L.A. Last Month

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The night after my solo show opening in L.A., I drove over to Chinatown to attend another opening on Valentine's night. This was the "Movers and Shakers" show at POVevolving Gallery.
What a great show it was, curated by Gino Joukar. I was honored to be in it. You can see my "French Bubble Gum Encore" painting on the left side of this photo. More photos of this show can be found here (dailydujour). Chinatown was so much fun, however, I was not feeling that well and had to go back to my hotel early. Getting soaked the day before in a downpour, walking to the La Brea tarpits, and then playing hokum music at my own show really wore me out, I guess!