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Time Travel Tuesday: Kurt Seligmann

February 21, 2012
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Welcome back to Time Travel Tuesday w/Sara from Brown Paper Bag! This week Sara is taking us to the wild world of printmaker, Kurt Seligmann, whose surreal prints dig deep into the subconscious mind between-the-wars. Over at BPB I wrote about Ancient Peruvian ceramics and textiles! Enjoy! This past weekend, I finally made it...
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chicago highlights

February 21, 2012
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because of the BBC event, i didnt have as much time or energy to explore as i usually do in chicago. so i mostly hung around my mom’s in lincoln park, walked the dog, went to the dentist, and tied up ends for the party. i did manage to see a good group of friends...
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BIG BIG CITY: BROOKLYN success!

February 20, 2012
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saturday’s mini-snow flurries made the perfect day for hanging out at launchpad and learning some skills! here are some shots of the BBC: Brooklyn event we had last weekend w/brooklyn skillshare at launchpad in crown heights. it was such a pleasure working with meg, who is an expert community organizer and helped put together some...
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BIG BIG CITY: CHICAGO success!

February 15, 2012
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i’m back in oakland after a wonderful 10 day trip to chicago and new york! HOLY SHIT you guys, i am so excited to report back that both BIG BIG CITY events went so smoothly and successfully…i almost can’t believe it’s all over. chicago came out in full force on a frigid tuesday night...
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BIG BIG CITY: BROOKLYN!!!

February 2, 2012
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BIG BIG CITY moves from chicago to brooklyn next week for an awesome saturday of mini-skills workshops and another pop-up art market! we are so excited to be working with brooklyn skillshare to bring you a saturday of fun in crown heights! join us on saturday, february 11th at launchpad, where three brooklyn artists...
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BIG BIG CITY: CHICAGO!!!

January 30, 2012
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WOW WOW WOW everyone! i am really excited to unveil the next project we are working on…. BIG BIG CITY: a yearlong series of events celebrating and connecting the vibrant arts communities of the USA! yes, isn’t that exciting? the first stop will be in my hometown of CHICAGO next tuesday, february 7th. i...
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people’s gallery CLOSING EVENT!

January 27, 2012
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it’s not goodbye, friends, it’s “see you later!” from the beginning, people’s gallery was a temporary space for the artists of the people’s biennial, a project by jens hoffmann and harrell fletcher. throughout its year-long run, we’ve had all kinds of events supporting local artists in a democractic, “people’s” fashion. so many of you have...
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patchwork

January 23, 2012
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nick emailed me with some wonderful images tonight, including the lovely and highly-collectible boro, a type of patched japanese textile composed of recycled and reused fabrics that literally means “rag.” japanese textiles have always been a source of inspiration for me, so after researching boro, i was excited to discover sri, a textile gallery in brooklyn...
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the great necklace exchange!!!

January 17, 2012
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over the holidays i participated in the fashion loves people necklace exchange with the girls at metier! we all signed up to make a necklace tailored for a stranger and then received one in the mail. such a fun idea and a great way to get to know the community of talented bloggers out...
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rape report

January 13, 2012
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on mother’s day in may, 1977, artist suzanne lacy began her extended performance, three weeks in may, retrieving daily police reports from the LAPD and recording the rapes on a large map of the city. over the course of next three weeks, lacy and other female artists organized performances, gallery installations, dinners, self-defense classes, speak-outs and...
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