Tonight is the annual CalArts T-Shirt Show. We get graphic design students, faculty, and alum to submit designs for t-shirts which we all screen-print ourselves! They are on sale for $10 tonight in the CalArts cafe. If you are anywhere around Valencia, you should definitely stop by. Check out the website too!
Started off the day checking out a new local art exhibition, more on that soon at Proxart. After that I went to Kreativ to get an idea of the wall space for the art I plan to collect and install for the office. Finally after that, I went to Undergrounds to meet and plan with charity organizers for a great charity art auction. After work tonight I will be wrapping up a couple more artist interviews.
Starting to learn to enjoy everything that is going on and to be more proactive, positive, and organized.
“Forty thousand closet Kanye West fans watched and sang every word to his songs. The following Monday, the people went back to denying they own (and love) My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. I mean, only that one song with Bon Iver is OK, right? (Eh, it’s too mainstream for me. Justin Vernon sold out. And it’s not Bon Iver, Kanye. Sheesh. It’s not like the whole band recorded with you.) And it wasn’t like Kanye rising out of the middle of a crowd of thousands of people only to rap 100 feet above everyone was awesome or anything. No; he did not fulfill your greed. It’s important to tweet how unimpressed you are right then and there. “Yeah, you have great energy but no guest performances for #Coachella? Really @kanyewest? Really? #bored #fail.” That’s what Pitchfork would do … and you must do as they say.”—
“A Hipster’s Guide to Summer Festivals,” by Proxart’s editor-in-chief Gianna Hughes.
The lives of artists are more fragile than their creations. The poet Ovid was exiled by Augustus to a little hell-hole on the Black Sea called Tomis, but his poetry has outlasted the Roman Empire. Osip Mandelstam died in a Stalinist work camp, but his poetry has outlived the Soviet Union. Federico García Lorca was killed by the thugs of Spain’s Generalissimo Francisco Franco, but his poetry has survived that tyrannical regime.
We can perhaps bet on art to win over tyrants. It is the world’s artists, particularly those courageous enough to stand up against authoritarianism, for whom we need to be concerned, and for whose safety we must fight.
“And we’ve also got to end tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. Let me say, this is not because we want to punish success. I suspect there are a bunch of young people in this gym that are going to end up being wealthy, and that’s good. We want you to. We want you to be able to go out there and start a business and create jobs and put other people to work. That’s the American way. But we are going to have to ask everybody to sacrifice. And if we’re asking community colleges to sacrifice, if we’re asking people who are going to see potentially fewer services in their neighborhoods to make a little sacrifice, then we can ask millionaires and billionaires to make a little sacrifice.”—
We got our name from a mix up that occurred during a show we had at the beginning. There was originally a band in our time slot called “The Newfoundlands” and after a horrible copying job they introduced us as “The New Limbs.” We dropped the “s” and the rest is history.
An excerpt from an article I wrote on The New Limb, up at Proxart.org.
As I am watching God vs. Satan on the History channel I am reminded of a dream of mine to appear on a show like this as an Art History professor discussing the role of art in theological practices…. or something like that.
Far fetched? Probably the same it is for a musician to dream about appearing on MTV someday. But why would we live if we were not to have dreams?