We did it! Three artists, a curator, a venue, models, and a DJ - we pulled together a lovely art show and a super fun opening. Instead of catching my breath afterward I spent the weekend recovering from my opening night hangover. Missed the Paper Darts launch party, but volume 3 is out and looking awesome. Did take the lad to the see the beautifully melancholy The Illusionist, got a lot of tedious chores done around the house, blogged about the opening, and spent some time watermarking my photos and listing some for sale on etsy. And now I’m working on a postcard project for the Secret Society for Creative Philanthropy. Phew.
Five inspiring things for this Tuesday:
- I love this. The Visual Language of an Autistic Photographer - Seattle-based photographer Forrest Sargent says that he uses his camera to uncover the “hidden light” in things.
- Also amazing: Troubles or No, the Suits Get Made
- French space/rock/sci-fi/disco outfit Rockets performing their biggest hit, a cover of Canned Heat’s “On The Road Again” on the Italian TV show Stryx in 1978. Rockets combined the electronic pulse of Eurodisco with the driving power of classic 70’s rock. “Imagine Gino Soccio mixed with ZZ Top. Interstellar Rock!” It’s camp and fun, if not a little scary due to the matching bald-heads-and silver-skin look, and just how seriously they are taking it.
- Skeltonics. From idea to execution. Building a working exoskeleton!
- Last night I attended the second installment of the St. Paul Bureau of Arts & Beverages monthly happy hour, sponsored by Springboard for the Arts. I plan to attend future installments as well.
Well hey now, today is the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day *and* Mardi Gras. Not entirely sure how the two fit together, but there you go. And there’s way too much going on in town tonight for a Tuesday! I’ll have to skip out (really need to stay home and get things done) but maybe some of you could make it to Pecha Kucha night at the Bryant Lake Bowl. Or to Franklin Art Works for an evening of improvised music with Lisbon-based experimental musician Rafael Toral. Or to an International Womyn’s Day celebration at a secret location.