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Time Travel Tuesday: Mark Kistler’s Draw Squad

November 14, 2011
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Here we go again! It’s TIME TRAVEL TUESDAY with Sara from one of our favorite art blogs, Brown Paper Bag! This week we were on this weird nostalgic wavelength, both pulling from our own childhood memories of artists and artworks. Below, Sara goes back to the 80s/90s with PBS kids’ drawing show host, Mark Kistler...
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chicago in technicolor

November 11, 2011
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chicago! you are my home! i only see you twice a year, but i always know that even if we don’t talk in between, we’re still cool. you’re fickle when it comes to your weather, but it’s usually an exciting change from california and a chance to employ a new wardrobe! you are so...
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STRIKE!

November 2, 2011
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today, november 2nd, 2001, occupy oakland has called for a GENERAL STRIKE, asking all workers and students to take to the streets to show solidarity with the occupy movement and to protest police violence, the shuttering of schools and libraries, and “an economic system built on inequality & corporate power that perpetuates racism, sexism & the...
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

October 31, 2011
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best holiday ever! i had a cold all weekend but still managed to stay up late as cheech & chong with nico; be a zombified fashion blogger at the zombie nightlife party at the academy of sciences; watch the first season of the walking dead; make delicious vegan popcorn balls; and find these spooky halloweeeeeeen...
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so wabi

October 29, 2011
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it’s intangible, indefinable, inspiring and represents the “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete” – it’s wabi-sabi! with roots in zen buddhism and japanese tea ceremony, the aesthetic philosophy of wabi-sabi is difficult to describe, but you would probably know it if you saw it. driftwood, misty mornings, drooping flowers and rusting metal are all included in this...
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Time Travel Tuesday: Bernd and Hilla Becher

October 25, 2011
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This week Sara from Brown Paper Bag takes us to the German landscape through the eyes of photographer duo Bernd and Hilla Becher. Documenting various architectural structures and arranging them into “typologies,” the couple transforms the context of ordinary industrial buildings simply by rearranging them. In a strangely similar vein, I wrote about the...
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a match made in heaven

October 24, 2011
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some strange cosmic serendipity has brought two phenomenal artists into my life, the first being tomas saraceno and his mind-blowing balloon structures and cities; the second, italo calvino and his two collections of outrageous short stories about the origins of the universe and imaginary cities, cosmicomics and invisible cities. the use of space, air, lightness and being, plus...
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BIG ✌ EN MASSE

October 17, 2011
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“60,000 communists gather together in new york to protest against unemployment and capitalism ” in 1934! wanted to take this monday morning post to announce that BIG THINGS wholeheartedly supports the occupy movement and the incredible moments of solidarity shown this weekend around the globe! we  believe in social and economic equality, justice, and...
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three nobel women

October 14, 2011
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CONGRATULATIONS and THANKS are due to  the three female activists who were awarded the prestigious nobel peace prize in oslo on friday! these women are part of a group of only 15 women who have ever been awarded the nobel peace prize, which was first given in 1901. the three shared the prize, “for...
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50¢ treat

October 13, 2011
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i found this book at the thrift store for 50 cents and had to share it! patrick caulfield was a british painter and printmaker who famously depicted snippets of everyday domestic scenes in saturated color and a remarkably flat style. unlike his pop art contemporaries, lichtenstein, oldenburg and warhol, who were capitalizing on the objects...
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