I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
— Jack Benny
My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
— Cary Grant
We had a Depression Fair in the backyard. A major game there was Pin The Blame On The Donkey.
— Richard Lewis
Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
— Lewis Carroll
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"Jeff Conant's new book A Poetics of Resistance: the Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency (AK Press, 2010) examines the cultural politics of the Zapatista movement of Chiapas, Mexico, focusing on the Zapatistas' persuasive use of symbolic language and colorful imagery to bring their struggle to the world's attention. Conant lived and worked in Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico, in the 1990s; the book draws from his rich experiences there, as well as from a decade working in social justice and international development."
Gina T. Alvarez, Bob Jones @ Dog and Pony Projects
Jax Deluca @ Olean Public Library thru Sept 25
W.A. Reed III @ Upton Hall
Mark Lavatelli @ Indigo
From a couple weeks ago, Tristan and Kyle and Buster Keaton
The 10th annual ImageArt Gallery Show will be held at the Visual Studies Workshop, opening on October 1 as a citywide "First Friday" event. Three $200 awards will be chosen by the jury. One ImageArt gallery artist will be awarded an opportunity for a one-person exhibition at The Gallery at Equal=Grounds. The ImageArt Poetry reading will take place in the Visual Studies Workshop auditorium at 8 p.m. the same night as the gallery opening, promising a truly gala event. One “Audience Choice” award of $200 will be given to a poet reading at the open mic event. A selection of poetry will be juried for publication in the ImageArt catalogue. Deadline for entries is Friday, September 3, 2010.
Get all the details and download the 2010 ImageArt Call for Work HERE.
"Here’s what’s been lost in all the screaming. The prime movers in the campaign against the “ground zero mosque” just happen to be among the last cheerleaders for America’s nine-year war in Afghanistan. The wrecking ball they’re wielding is not merely pounding Park51, as the project is known, but is demolishing America’s already frail support for that war, which is dedicated to nation-building in a nation whose most conspicuous asset besides opium is actual mosques." "The title, meant to refer to the requisite cleverness and unpredictability implicit in a successful approach to collecting art, doesn’t exactly apply to the show itself. Its pervading tone — far from the chaos or frenzy its title might imply — is largely tranquil, frequently contemplative and even occasionally sublime.""While Burchfield has been simplistically labeled as a folksy chronicler of the American Scene, in 1938 he wrote in one of his copious journals of 'mental debaucheries,' imagining himself as a 'depraved being' and wondering if 'these orgies of the imagination are all the worse because they are never relieved by actions.'"