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First day of involvement with AMP is today, 49 wks after joining! Confession of a block I'm trying to breakthrough!

I suppose I just felt overwhelmed at the thought of exploring here, or it could be a subconscious resistance to activating my art life and connecting with others in that way, even though all of this is so wonderful and sacred and necessary for me. I think it's both of these things as I have suffered quite a long and numbingly baffling resistance to making new work. Even now, that I have a show less than a month away, I still can't seem to make myself go into the studio.

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First day of involvement with AMP is today, 49 wks after joining! Confession of a block I'm trying to breakthrough!

I suppose I just felt overwhelmed at the thought of exploring here, or it could be a subconscious resistance to activating my art life and connecting with others in that way, even though all of this is so wonderful and sacred and necessary for me. I think it's both of these things as I have suffered quite a long and numbingly baffling resistance to making new work. Even now, that I have a show less than a month away, I still can't seem to make myself go into the studio.

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First day of involvement with AMP is today, 49 wks after joining! Confession of a block I'm trying to breakthrough!

I suppose I just felt overwhelmed at the thought of exploring here, or it could be a subconscious resistance to activating my art life and connecting with others. I think it's both of these things as I have suffered quite a long and numbingly baffling resistance to making new work. Even now, that I have a show less than a month away, I still can't seem to make myself go into the studio. All these ideas are painting themselves in my head and there is a strange kind of empty feeling at the center of the inaction, which upon scraping away a little, reveals a slight ouch....which I dare not touch much as it gets more sensitive and it says "I feel guilty that I'm not doing it!" Another voice then says "So what...don't if you don't feel like it. Be true to yourself".

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poet bewaring

poet bewaring
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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TESSERAE-the Art of Mosaics (Los Angeles area / deadline May 10)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TESSERAE-the Art of Mosaics

2nd City Council Art Gallery + Performance Space in Long Beach, California

SUBMISSIONS DUE MAY 10, 2009

Mosaic is an ancient medium and `tesserae` are the small pieces used to make up
a mosaic—the tiny bits that create the larger picture. We invite mosaic artists
from around the world to share their recent work as a window into this popular
contemporary art form. The exhibition will be a dialogue between artists working
in all media of mosaic: tile, glass, broken crockery, ceramic, polymer clay,
mixed-media, and more. The exhibition itself becomes the Mosaic. It reflects
the diverse ways in which this exciting medium is used for artistic expression,
creativity and growth.

This is a gorgeous gallery!

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“Meet, Greet and Eat” Dada – 2009 Day de Dada Confab

Day de Dada April4th Confab

We are getting ourselves in gear for a new season of Dada art on Staten Island. The Eternal Knitter, Alergic to B's and I are sending out announcements for our Confab on April 4th at ETG Book Cafe. We hope to get a lively group together on the 4th to plan an "Art Parade" at the Staten Island Art by the Ferry Festival on June 6th. Art by the Ferry is a new festival (only the second year) but plans are buzzing and we hope to bring some perfomance art into it on a larger scale than last year.

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Day de Dada April4th Confab

Day de Dada April4th Confab

“Meet, Greet and Eat” Dada – 2009 Day de Dada Confab
at Café ETG – Saturday 4/4/09 6:00pm

Day de Dada Performance Art Cooperative has exciting events lined up for 2009 including an “Art Parade” at Art by the Ferry, the Figment Festival on Governor’s Island and “Bridge the Gap” with Sicolab.

Join us on Saturday, April 4th. 6:00pm at ETG Book Café to learn more about plans for the “Art Parade” for Art by the Ferry in June 2009. This will be followed by an open mic at 8:00 for short performance art pieces.

Who – “Day de Dada” is open to anyone interested in performance art.
What – April 4th Meeting to network and plan art parade followed by an open mic
Where – ETG Book Café (208 Bay Street, SI) www.etgstores.com/bookcafe

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VARIETY, 3/28 Bootleg Theater

VARIETY, 3/28 Bootleg Theater

Please join me at VARIETY, this Saturday night.
Pre-show interview with the winner of the 99cent only Calendar Girl Competition at 10:05,
more show beginning at 10:30. Bring your friends and make some new ones.

PERFORMANCES BY: Amy, Panty Parade, CrazyDanks Marching Band, Denise Duncan, Ericka Sance, Lauren Oppelt,
and
Howard Seth Cohen

Bootleg Theater 2220 Beverly Blvd LA CA 90057
visit the pingg: http://MrMrs.pingg.com/Variety

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Featured Member: April Hava Shenkman

Featured Member: April Hava Shenkman

http://www.aprilhavashenkman.com

April Hava Shenkman, a Los Angeles Performance Artist, received a B.A. in Theatre from The University of La Verne on a four year acting scholarship. During her undergraduate studies, April performed by invitation at The International Theatre Festival in Mostar, Bosnia, where she spent a summer residency. She received a Post-Grad Acting certificate from The Guildford School of Acting in England, where she spent a year.

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here's why i've been away

(from zz baggins not quite so personal and irregular diary)...

unlikely considerations

So as you know, I have given notice as Art Director of Unlikely 2.0 in order to concentrate more on my book ventures. I anticipated the last mid-month art issue (linked above) to be the final one that I would orchestrate, however, Jonathan has asked me to stay on another month, thereby giving him more time to find a replacement. Of course, I have agreed to do so (how could I not) ... Jonathan has been very good to me! And while I am partly sad to be giving it up, I am excited about the extra time it will allow me to work on my stuff. An additional benefit is that I will be able to submit my own art there again the following month and thereafter... no conflict of interests anymore.

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