Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Meetings and discussions

Hey guys,

Let's get together tomorrow, 7/28 at Real Art Ways for 7 pm. Bring your projects!

Also - Next Wednesday I am hosting a post-film discussion for The Killer Inside Me. Feel free to join me as I discuss exploration vs. exploitation of domestic abuse through the male gaze and the overall history of violence against women in film. If you'd like to see it before the discussion, it's playing at Real Art Ways.

THE KILLER INSIDE ME opens at Real Art Ways on Friday, July 30


Friday & Saturday, 7/30 & 7/31: 7pm, 9:15pm
Sunday - Thursday, 8/1 - 8/5: 7pm

Real Art Ways Members: $5
Seniors & Students Members: $4.50
Non-members: Regular Admission: $9.00
Seniors (62+): $6.25
Full-time Students with ID: $6.25 

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Domestic Pleasures

Hello all!

I stumbled upon this article in this week's copy of the Advocate and I think we should take a field trip to the Artists League of New Britain. Every second Wednesday of the month they meet to craft! We should join up with them sometime.
She's not about to convince you that the routine chore of folding laundry in any way approaches high art, but Melanie Carr does hope to bridge the gap between art and life in the group she leads for the Art League of New Britain, DomesticArt. The idea is to encourage the fusion of the domestic arts and fine arts - by mending clothes, knitting, working on art projects, building, sculpting, reading - together. Carr stresses, "you don't have to be an artist," because everyone can identify with domestic activities. Carr is now busy with creating "body plinths," an idea that came to her as she considered insulated walls at home. Why not remove the wall and edit the configuration so the insulation went straight to the body, she thought. So these grey felted modules offer seating or a warm place to lie down.  Join the group or check out Carr's show at the Grove Hill branch of the Boston Public Library this fall."

Wanna go check it out?

Carr's work can be seen here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturdayyyyyy in The Park....

Help me break in the new pad! I moved to New Britain and finally have room for company! I'm still fond of the usual meeting time of 7pm. If you have my number, call or text me for the address. If you don't have my number, leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

I'm ready to hop over to the Hartford Farmer's Market this Tuesday or Friday.... who wants to come with?

I saw a yarn bombed bike at Creative Cocktail Hour last night! It was awesomely lime green, semi-fuzzy, and a big knit!

See you soon! Minor vices welcome. Aka bring your booze or whatever if you want. I've only got a bottle of wine with no corkscrew!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

just thought you should know...

So I have finished the Big Project I've been working on for a few weeks now. When I told our invisible member, he gave me an idea to make it better. And damned if it wasn't a great idea! So now a project that was finished is no longer finished. But it will be a million times better with this addition!

I'm not giving anything away just yet. Just know it will be great...

Monday, July 5, 2010

Where Wednesday?

We have plenty of options for where we should hold our meeting Wednesday.

1. Real Art Ways, Hartford
2. Elizabeth Park, West Hartford
3. Vegas BLVD, Hartford
4. My new apartment, New Britain.

Let's discuss!
So it seems that I will be working the Census for a few more weeks. While in a way this plays a little havoc on my social life, it has improved it as well. I found a new member (at least I think I did. Let's lure him back!) I also get sent this link by another co-worker.

I especially love the giant knitting machine that allows vistors to knit something to add to the exhibit. I get so excited when people learn to knit!

P.S. come out and learn to knit. it's not hard. I'll show you...