Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Drawing on the complexities

In the past week I've interviewed for jobs, applied for jobs, applied to FEAST, got accepted to present at FEAST, prepared for studio visits, organized tours and now I'm sitting down deciding what to do next. Where should I work? What should I make? What should I be looking at? And when am I going to finish what I should be reading?

And of course there's the laundry and I forgot to mention that Theme Magazine came over to take a look at my art collection because REAL ARTISTS COLLECT OTHER ARTIST'S ARTWORK.

Brece, Grant and me at Feast, pushing camp pu!

The end (feet up).

Thursday, April 22, 2010


family photo in the subway (We ran into Brece).
Camp Pocket U. info. session.
now for the white lounger, new home, paint, and a family photo to come.

My perched sculptures have come back to me. I'm re-meeting them, painting and inviting them to a barbeque. Paint is important. Inviting is seminal.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Come Feast

Camp Pocket U has been selected to present at the next Feast!

What is FEAST?

FEAST is a recurring public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging artmakers.

Saturday, April 24, 2010
Church of the Messiah
at 129 Russell St,
Brooklyn NY
from 5-8pm.

Delicious locally brewed beer is lovingly donated by our beverage sponsor Brooklyn Brewery.

Come Feast!
+ + +

Since Feb 09, FEAST has:

-Funded 14 projects
-Granted over $8500
-Served thousands of audience members
-Started a remote chapter in Minneapolis
-Connected with sister-projects in Chicago, Baltimore, and Portland, OR

At each FEAST, participants will pay a sliding-scale entrance fee for which they will receive supper and a ballot. Diners will vote on a variety of proposed artist projects. At the end of dinner, the artist whose proposal receives the most votes will be awarded funds collected through the entrance fee to produce the project. The work will then be presented during the next FEAST.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Closing Tour @ Lesley Heller Work Space, Sunday 2pm

Subject: Closing Tour @ Lesley Heller Work Space, Sunday 2pm
Please join us for a closing and neighborhood tour for Ocketopia
@ Lesley Heller Work Space - 54 Orchard Street New York, NY
April 18th - 2pm

image: Jane Kent, "Untitled, Variable Edition" 2010 (edition of 20) 12x9 in fram (4x6 unframed) gocco ink on paper

Artists include: Deborah Brown, Elisabeth Condon, Rico Gatson, Libby Hartle, Brece Honeycutt, Jane Kent, Grace Knowlton, Molly Larkey, Jim Osman, Judith Page, Kevin Regan, Adam Simon,
David Storey, and Kay Thomas

Also - info. session for Camp Pocket U- Saturday, April 17th - 7:30 pm at STOREFRONT, 16 Wilson Avenue, L train to Morgan, located near Flushing Ave. Don't forget to VOTE CAMP POCKET U!

Monday, April 12, 2010

The New Backyard - Day One

Day one of Ellen's backyard. There's still a lot of work to do, but the perches have been placed. I'm taking the pictures, Ben is posing. Tomorrow we adhere the stairs to the building so that you can enter and exit the backyard. This is the third installment of these pieces not including their original placement and exhibition.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Tomorrow begins a new perch

New perch building project begins this week. I'm putting some perches back together and creating a new one with the help of Ben Godward, it'll be a collaborative project between Ben and I.

I'm very excited to start building.

Sunday, April 4, 2010


It's the season of the flowering tree here in Northern Virginia. White and different shades of pink against the gray and growing green.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Send a kid to Camp!

Vote Camp Pocket U!

My proposal to the Pepsi Fresh Project for Camp Pocket U was approved this morning! Please vote! Norte Maar is the sponsoring organization behind this collaborative project.

Camp Pocket Utopia is a school for community children and invited artists including painters and sculptors, musicians and choreographers, architects, scientists and historians, and others both local and foreign who will be in residence in Rouses Point, New York for the duration of the program.

These artists will be instructors in a summer camp program offered to the immediate community and beyond. Camp Pocket Utopia will inspire a creative conversation amongst artists and creative thinkers, and the community, empowering participants and observers to think for themselves.

This summer camp summer is for everyone, kids and adults, artists, non-artists, experienced tennis and chess players and the uninitiated. At the center of this unique project will be invited artists and the bond formed between them and the community. Learning is a two-way street, whether on the courts, in the pool, over a chessboard or at the dinner table; relationships are the lessons.

Our Goals:

Transform a community through knitting, swimming, tennis and chess

Teach 40 kids and adults how to knit, swim, play tennis and chess

Empowering community spirit by sponsoring tournaments

Celebrating city pride with a 100-yard dash

Incorporate visiting artists and scholars with the local community

Come camp!