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Saturday, July 23, 2011

MBA GALA the Warhol Economy, Pregnant Premiere

the team got fancy to attend a special
evening with a lecture on
The Warhol Economy: How Fashion, Art, and Music Drive New York City [Hardcover]
by Elizabeth Currid (Author)

From Publishers Weekly
In detailing the inner workings of New York's creative industries-ostensibly to demonstrate what policymakers ignore when their appreciation for art begins and ends at the museum-urban planning Ph.D. Currid gives readers an eagle-eyed look at the networking mechanics of the art-as-business crowd. Colorful description abounds, as do colorful characters, such as "petite, personable" Claw, who "has clothing lines with Calvin Klein and Ecko, and is the fashion editor for the indie magazine, Swindle," as well as "one of the most celebrated female graffiti artists of all time." Using Claw's success to illustrate "three important characteristics of the cultural economy"-"unique and symbiotic" inter-industry relationships, rapid commodification of cultural goods and multiple streams of self-generating buzz-Currid is at her lucid best. Unfortunately, the policymaking conclusions she draws are weak; Currid doesn't get very far beyond admonitions to stop "shutting down nightclubs" where the art community connects and instead to support, publicly, "ways in which this artistic and cultural environment is reinforced." Funding for cultural organizations such as GenArt are discussed, as are tax initiatives and artist living subsidies, but Currid doesn't take into account the examples of other cities, like Providence, RI, that have already taken such steps; thus, Currid's blanket statements about the state of urban affairs, and her vague recommendations to improve it, aren't nearly as convincing as her vivid cultural reportage. 25 halftones, 22 line illus.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
[Currid] describes the organic, informal, social networking side of the creative arts in a mixed tone of Rolling Stone new journalism and objective reporting that serves to advance her central thesis: that as an independent drive of an urban economy, the arts and its related industries should stop being viewed as the beautiful step-child of city environments.
(Susan Gardner Daily Kos )

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Prescription for a Healthy Art Scene Show 
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Daniel Trudeau is Pregnant.
Shane Skogberg film director
at bows and arrows last night.
our first Film PREMIERE party

Sunday, July 17, 2011

MID JULY shit is flying

This is a photo of a photocopy of a part of the photo collage I made for Jon for
his birthday last year. This particular piece lives with me in
my Studio at the VERGE because I love it.

Luckily, The Prescription art show project has been
keeping me busy at the studio. I have been getting back
into silk screening with these 20+ artists who are
collaborating for the Show Friday Aug 5th at Bows and Arrows.

I have missed it. I love printing!

This is a shirt I am working on for the show.
Jon drew the image.
Paul burnt the screen.
I printed it on the shirt.
And then last night started coloring and sewing and
chopping in up into something to wear.

This is the hand writing of Sarah Barkawi.
I printed and dyed this one last night.

This is a watercolor and pen and ink piece
I am working on at Verge for my upcoming
show of new work in Portland Sept 7
with Richard St.Ofle and EMILY KATZ

Last week was a big week for my favorite boys:
Jose Di Gregorio and Nate Cordero.

Jose has a show up right now at
the URBAN HIVE and is selling the fuck
out of some drip paintings.

I just want to say Good JOB SACRAMENTO for
you're doing it!!!!
The Twins Show up at bows this month has been
unbelievably successful !!!!

Nate Cordero has a show up at
the Nelson at UCDAVIS
that literally brought
Tears to my Eyes.

So proud.

The Best part of July so far was
my sister KIM and her baby, MADISON.
MOM and Dad came to visit and
I could NOT believe what fit in
their luggage.
Mom bought the Sacramento Bee on Sunday
and Olivia and I were featured.
kinda cool.

Got this shirt yesterday thrifting.
It will be Jon's uniform.
We are going to HAWAII for a week!!!

I can not wait.

Got new GATHER jems in at BOWS and ARROWS this week!
Hand made goodies by grass valley
artist Leora! hot shit.

This is a Daniel White's Prescription shirt

One of my covered Verge Studio walls.

A drawing I did a while ago
of a type of dog I don't even like.
I mean, I love most dogs,
but haven't yet met a scottie I think is worth remembering.
I guess I just thought he had cool hair.

JUDD HERTZLER's prescription show shirt!

This is Kim and Madison when I thought
I was just picking up mom and dad.

Some of the million paintings at my studio.
I will have one of these in the upcoming
VCA Exhibition in early September.

This is a collabo shirt: I used it to practice printing
Paul Ramos and Matt Hummel's art on. I fucked up. Colored it
with Permanent Prisma color markers that dont wash out,
Handed it to Laura Carter ....she did crazy fun dye and slasher jobs on them!!:

Melinda Arendt art, Trisha Print, Laura dye...

My original doodle while I was brainstorming for
the group project...ripped it out of my sketchbook,
planned an art show, Paul burned a screen,
I printed it, dyed it...and who know what might happen
to it before you see it at the Bows show.

Dad bought some Kiwi's he didn't get around to eating.
Got to Love left overs.

Show coming to Bows in SEPT.

JOSE di Gregorio up in my house!

Business Meetings with Olivia and Richard.
We are getting some planning done.
We are hard lil worker bees.

oh and this : Heroes and Villians art by Addam Reagan,
the back that you can't see has art by Steven Sessler.
Printed by
Dyed and shredded by Laura Carter.

COME and SEE ALL THE rad shirts we made on

A FILM by Shane Skogberg
about P R E G N A N T

-love TJR