Hi everyone! This spring, I'm giving Julia Cameron's classic creativity program, The Artist's Way, a proper go. It's a 12-week program designed to reconnect to your inner artist, build your confidence as an artist (whether that's writing, music, visual arts, etc.) and be more productive. I plan to start on Sunday, May 8. Join me for gentle accountability, occasional grousing, and (hopefully not infrequent) revelations about the artistic journey. All are welcome! If you are just now finding this, folks have been starting on different weeks, so feel free to join the conversation in the overlap. [more inside]
When MeFites view art, is it a MeFart? Well! Let me recalibrate the taste-level of this IRL post by cordially inviting you all to meet up at the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday evening, October 16, at 7PM (free admission, donations accepted). Let's gather at the Taste Café in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1, at 7PM, wait about 10-15 minutes for people to show up, and then meander from there. The MFA's open until 10PM, but don't feel like you have to wander around for three hours. [more inside]
I was so slow on getting this together that my old thread got archived, oops. Let's on meet at 2 at Kosciuszko on the J train on Saturday, October 19, and take pictures of some subway art. If we make it all the way out to Jamaica we can get pupusas. [more inside]
Harrisburg Art Museum in the East End is having a series of mural art and graffiti battles and it seems like a funky place to have a Houston MeFi outing (weather permitting.) Maybe go for a drink at East End Hardware or Truck Yard afterward. I propose we go to the August 24th date (mainly because I can't make August 10th)
Update: Would October 19th (Saturday) work for people? Can propose other dates if not. I would want to do either a Bronx line (2, 4, or 5) or the J train from Kosciuszko on out. [As I mentioned in Metatalk I have been taking pictures of all NYC's subway art. Another Mefite expressed interest in joining me one day. Maybe you'd like to join me too?]
This Friday evening is the St. Johns Art Walk, an event in North Portland where local artists team up with local store owners to show off art in various storefronts in downtown St. Johns. I'll be participating, showing off some of my geometric painting work at Tinker-Maker Toys. [more inside]
"When Will You Learn That There Isn’t A Word For Everything" is an art exhibition being held in the Nunn's Yard Gallery in Norwich, exploring the theme of how language fails us, curated by the artist Kristy Campbell. It is open from the 7th of December to the 9th of December. [more inside]
After a successful season at Melbourne Fringe, Queer Lady Magician returns to Melbourne's LGBTQIA+ festival Midsumma! Updated script, new tricks, new shenanigans. The Melba Spiegeltent Studio, 30 Jan - 3 Feb 2019. Get tickets here. [more inside]
The challenge is to make the worst piece of art in the allotted time. Worst art pieces will be rewarded with unconstructive criticism, guffaws and prizes. Plus bragging rights. Hosted by Converge Denver and Denver Public Library. All supplies provided. [more inside]
Let's go on a stroll, discover all the bees and find a pub to get stuck into.
Wild in Art and Manchester City Council are bringing all of Manchester’s communities together for Bee in the City – a stunning public art trail of over 100 individually designed giant Bee sculptures. Crafted by regional professional and emerging artists, it will weave its way across the city during the summer of 2018. There are also 131 Little Bees on display, designed by local schools, nurseries and youth groups. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s fascinating – and it will be in Manchester from 23 July – 23 September 2018.[more inside]
I'm a New York City MeFite visiting Cleveland and looking forward to meeting locals! I'm not drinking much alcohol right now so I'll go for the housemade spicy ginger beer. [more inside]
Let's look at some modern art at the Hammer Museum, followed by snacks at the cafe! [more inside]
Along with the meetups we've had that are fun and/or political, let's end March with a couple of free art events (that are also fun and/or political, I guess.) Join me to tour AIDS Art America before it closes. [more inside]
Along with the meetups we've had that are fun and/or political, let's end March with a couple of free art events (that are also fun and/or political, I guess.) Join me for the premiere of The Furies, by King is a Fink Productions. The Furies is a series of five dance films that explore how social prohibitions against female anger limit self-actualization for women. [more inside]
I'm going to be in Amsterdam for a few days and thought it would be fun to meet up at one of my favorite museums-- the foam. One notable exhibit: photographer Ren Hang recently passed away and his work is on exhibit there. [more inside]
MAYBES: Text me for address if you don't have it and decide to come. Five ten two eighty two sixty one twenty. Hey folks, I plan to make a big pot of soup in hopes that local MeFites from the greater SF Bay Area will show up for a late lunch to converse and, if they like, also do a little sewing (I will be mending a few things) or a little crafting or a little colouring or simply hanging out. [more inside]
Want to see the most famous lighting display in the nation? Then come to the historic Mission Inn in Riverside for the Festival Of Lights! [more inside]
Let's show 'em there's things to do in Wilmington! (Thereby disproving my high school theory that Delaware is just an excuse to have a round 50 states.) [more inside]
Hello mefites! I'm in Reykjavik, Iceland for the next five days on a tour group and its great except.....everyone else in my group goes to bed at 7pm. Anyone local and want to meet up for a drink? I'm near the Kex Hostel and there's a cool folk festival the next few nights which might be fun too. Let me know if you're around and want to meet up! [more inside]
My sister Tess Martin (MeFi's own) is launching her new non-profit arts booster organization this Friday: Haptic Animation Amplifier. She's curated a Pacific Northwest Animation Showcase at the NorthWest Film Forum on Capitol Hill this week, and on Friday the animation fun will culminate with her launch party at 6 PM. This event is free and open to the public and will feature fun animation stations for adults to get their artistic and silly groove on. Libations available. [more inside]
I'm having a solo exhibition of paintings - landscapes from both aerial and ground based perspectives. Details: Sky/Ground at Canton Village Theater Wednesday November 4 from 7pm to 9pm 50400 Cherry Hill Rd, Canton MI [more inside]
I am coproducing and performing a self-written piece for this year's Yoni Ki Baat, a theater performance inspired by the Vagina Monologues where all the content, cast, and crew are by or about South Asian women. [more inside]
I am in Calgary in two weeks. I am going to see a bunch of art, and have one research day at the Glenbow, but would like beer.
Guillermo Gómez-Peña and his radical performance art group La Pocha Nostra are hosting a "extreme fashion show and photo performance karaoke" with participants of a week-long performance workshop - including yours truly! Tickets are available here for $10 each and you are more than encouraged to dress up.
Is anyone else (besides me) going to Ars Electronica, 4-8 September in Linz, Austria? (Or anyone living in the area for a meetup?)
We had so much fun at Watts Towers (and the La Brea Tar Pits, as it turned out) today that we're hoping to organize another Museum and Art Crawl meetup at the Getty Villa sometime in August. Join us for the beach, art, and good company! [more inside]
Do you like booze? Do you like pancakes? How about art? I HAVE THE EVENT FOR YOU! [more inside]
Tomeka Reid is the featured musician on July 22. Tuesday is free admission day at the MCA (if you have an ID that says you're an Illinois resident) and the concert is free with admission to the museum. They kick everyone out at 8:30. [more inside]
Let's have a meetup in a more refined setting than normal and meetup at the Metropolitan Museum's rooftop garden bar which currently has an art installation by Dan Graham on it. [more inside]
Let's go to Watts Towers! The Watts Towers structure consists of seventeen major sculptures of steel, covered with mortar and embellished by decorative finishings of mosaic tiles, glass, clay, shells, and rock. This folk art employs assemblage construction. There are three tall spires, several small towers, two walls, gazebo, patio, ship, and other structures. In addition to the towers, the The Watts Towers Arts Center is the home of International Ethnic Instrument Collection consisting of 144 primarily non-western instruments collected from around the world. Watts Towers on Wikipedia [more inside]
After having so much fun at the recent Spaceship Endeavour! meetup, I thought I'd propose a similar venture to one of our grand LA art museums,
choice and date TBD. UPDATE 5/4: It looks as if LACMA on June 1st will work out well for most. [more inside]
The Morgan Library is having a showing of art from The Little Prince. It's only on until the 27th. I'm going to suggest we go on Friday the 18th at 7 as its free Friday's from 7-9 and that seems to be the least objectionable date so far.
Degenerate Art: The Attack on Modern Art in Nazi Germany, 1937 is an exhibition of work banned and surpressed by the Third Reich. It's being shown at the Neue on the Upper East Side in NYC until June 30th. I think we should see it sometime in April. Like sometime In the second week of April.
People Dancing, Ann Arbor area dance troupe are performing at the Stone Chalet with live music, visual art, spoken word, live interactive electronic music Friday and Saturday in an intimate concert venue. [more inside]
Suicide's Requiem is a collaborative dance-theater performance created & performed by and about survivors of suicide and mental health issues - whether directly or through a loved one - soundtracked by Mozart's Requiem and personal interviews. Our aim is to educate people about suicide through personal perspectives, and encourage personal and societal healing around mental health. I have been involved with this project since day 1 and have found it profoundly powerful; I would be really honoured to have your presence. [more inside]
A little over two years ago, piedrasyluz posted a question on AskMetafilter. One thing led to another, and now we've been invited to show our latest creation at a real-live art show. Come see what MetaFilter can do!
Would anyone be interested in attending the Empire Drive-In this Friday, October 18? I think I'm going to go. [more inside]
I'm doing my first art-show booth this Sunday. It's on the South Side, in Francis Park, from ten to six. Please do stop by if you're out and about! [more inside]
International Slow Art Day is coming up on April 27th. It's a worldwide effort to have a different kind of art experience. The idea is to spend a couple of hours immersing yourself in just 5-10 works of art, and then meet up with individuals who have just done the same to talk about the experience. We're hosting Slow Art Day where I work, and Metafilter's own Lipstick Thespian is host. We thought it would be fun to invite MeFites to take part, and when it's all over, we can go out for a just-MeFite gathering over pints or such. [more inside]
"Shell Game!" an exhibition of nine 6x4 foot paintings depicting the revolutions of 2011 by Molly Crabapple will finally be available for public viewing on April 14th, 7-10pm at the Smart Clothes Gallery, located at 154 Stanton Street, between Houston and Suffolk, New York City. I'll be there and I'd like you to come. [more inside]
An evening of electronic-ish music for annual Magma Festival fundraiser for Seattle's best non-profit internet radio station, Hollow Earth Radio [more inside]
You're the Expert is a funny and informative podcast recorded in front of a live studio audience at the Oberon Theater in Cambridge, MA. [more inside]
Terrible pun + naughty Romans + super incredible mosaic + cheap drinks! [more inside]
My friends' Mexican/Portuguese pop-up, Oxala, is turning 1 year old! Help us celebrate at La Revolución in the Junction (fb event). [more inside]
The Russian Art, "Highlights from the Innovation Prize" show runs until 16 September 2012 at Calvert 22. The "Innovation Prize" is apparently the "Turn Prize of Russian Art". Sounds interesting! I will be going next Saturday at 3pm, and I would love to meet with fellow Mefites who are also interested. [more inside]
Mefite Leslie Sobel (that's me) is having a show of new encaustic monotypes at Kerrytown Concert House The show will be up June-July and the opening reception is Thursday June 7 from 5-7pm. Hope you can join me! [more inside]
Heads Up, an exhibition that brings together diverse artists from across the county, all hand picked for being outstanding in their own fields. Exhibition runs from Saturday 19th until Sunday 27th May, open 10.30am-6pm (closed Monday 21st). [more inside]
As part of Obsura Day (MeFi post), there will be a tour of "upcycled" art projects in Cambria, though Nitt Witt Ridge is the only location listed so far. Tours appear to repeat, starting on the hour, from 10 am to 4 pm. The suggested donation is $10, and you can offer more or less, but you'll have to email someone about that. [more inside]
Hi y'all. Mezrab is hosting a storytelling night this Friday the 17th. Would you folks like to come?
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