Tag Archives: Chris

Activist + Artist = Artivist

Artists make things and make things happen. Activists stir the public pot and ignite social change. They agitate, demonstrate, boycott and protest. Artivists react and respond to current and historical events through acts of creation and have been doing so … Continue reading

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The Artist in Fiction or Creating Your Own Story

Sometimes it is hard to separate the two, don’t you think? I mean the hard-baked idea of what an artist is or is not. The journey of an artist becoming an artist may be singular, but it is accompanied by … Continue reading

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You Can Judge a Book by Its Cover!

By blind jury, fifty iconic books were selected for inclusion into the OPEN●SET exhibition now on view at the Central Library until October 28. This exhibit showcases finely crafted bookbinding. Unlike mass produced books, these handbound books will last for … Continue reading

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What’s Your Type? The Art and Design of Text

How can something so ordinary, so pedestrian and mundane be, at the same time, singular and iconic? Do you look at letters or are they just a means to an end? By ear and eye, we take them in–bite-sized, building … Continue reading

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Eyes on Art: Art Exhibitions

Take your own sweet time. Peruse. Investigate. Gaze, fully and deeply. There is no substitute for an unfiltered viewing of a work of art. The encounter between the viewer and the object is personal and unmatched. Does it grab your … Continue reading

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 Languages of Land: Poems of Immigration and Exile

Unaccompanied, you ventured into The Flayed City to find what? More Nomadologies, more Notes on the Assemblage and 187 Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border. Before the Afterland, there was that City of Rivers flowing beneath a Night Sky with … Continue reading

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Here’s Looking at You!: Documentary Films about Artists

An artist’s life can be as compelling as the work they produce. A documentary, at best, strives to render a portrait of the artist as honestly as possible. This, of course, is as close as any of us will get … Continue reading

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