I LOVE this! Big, big fan of “upcycled art” and “outsider art”. Would love to have some of these pieces.
Before new MetroCards cost $1 apiece — back when their bent bodies carpeted subway station entrances, discarded by hasty passengers — I scooped up an armful and used transparent duct tape to plaster them onto a stool.
In a city where so many people put on an act, nothing has ever felt as real to me as the components of a street: subway service change posters, speed limit signs and hydrants themselves. They’re unfeignedly familiar; they are honest, with a single purpose.
Read @ New York Post
Supporters of Kentucky folk art are bewildered by the lack of a concrete plan to save the celebrated Kentucky Folk Art Center in Morehead, the only art museum in Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian counties.
The three-decade-old center with 1,407 works by Kentucky artists — many of whom have pieces in the Smithsonian — is a victim of state funding cuts and Morehead State University cutbacks. But despite early promises by museum owner MSU to save what the Christian Science Monitor called a “Rosetta Stone” for understanding the evolution of folk art, few are satisfied with efforts thus far.
Read @ Louisville.com (press release)
Every small, regional area should have their own music festival showcasing local talent and bringing neighbors together. What fun! We need so many more local activities providing local talent a place to show their stuff and for locals to get out and get to know one another.
It’s time to get out your dancing shoes and bring the family to the Jersey Street Music Festival this weekend in Horicon.
Read @ Portage Daily Register
Between the Waves Music Conference and Festival returns to Madison this weekend, providing musicians with the knowledge to pursue, the expertise to implement, and tools to guide them toward earning a living making music and having a good time doing it.
Read @ Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3