I'm working up a series on archetypes of joymakers, and this is based on the mythical sisters known as the Winegrowers. Where they lived, the vineyards were always the best, thus, the city was pretty much the best place to live. People vied for their residency.
Sarah Valeri is an NYU trained art therapist and painter ready to heal up any scars you might have, (especially the post-MFA sufferer), that prevent you from making the art you have in your insides. Not inside you like the baby facesucker on aliens, but like a beautiful butterfly inside its chrysalis. Or like aliens. I dunno what you got in there. Come even if you're well-adjusted (living in BK?? yeah, that's likely) and just want to make art.
Sarah Valeri and Yasemin Adali, artists, movers, yoga-ers and dedicated goof offs are dedicated to renewal and living through the fascinating and bewildering arts. Are you a survivor of an MFA program? Did they try to beat down your soul? Do you feel like they are still looking over your shoulder with a periscope? Come enjoy a couple of hours with us to renew your joys through a little movement and artmaking. No agendas. No experience necessary. You don’t even need an MFA. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat if you like. A donation is requested to cover materials. Feel free to bring snacks.
Sorry if you stop by Union Square to see me today. I caved. It is horrible outside. It's too hot, dammit. I'm staying in Brooklyn to finish a figure sketch I'm working up for the July 8th summer group show opening at theGiacobetti Paul Gallery in Dumbo. I'll post images later if I finish it today.
""Summer in New York is like the inside of a fat man's mouth." -Sarah Fisch, writer, journalist
Woman with a Gunshot oil on canvas 24" x 36" (not sure gotta check later) created 2010 selling for $900 open studios may 2010
outdoor prices only available in person.
Next is a one foot square on wood called Sorceress. The shot below was taken a few steps prior to the final image. The figure has chin length hair, for instance, but it's all pretty much there in the shot. I'll upload a picture of it as it looks now once I get myself set up at in Union Square this afternoon.
Sorceress 12" 12" oil on wood, c/ 2010 It sells for $300 indoors. Park prices available at the park in person only.
I've been covering Mayor Bloomberg's push to choke out the the artists markets that spring up in the parks. It's more crowded lately because people are hustling hard for cash. It's not that Bloomberg is trying to open the space up in the parks. That's how he's trying to sell it. He's just trying to circumvent laws protecting artists so he can sell the space to offical vendor like the giant Union Square fuckstorm, the Christmas Market.
The NYCLU actually stepped in early in the spring to endorse the artists' and penned a letter to the parks office urging them to consider keeping the current laws in place rather than try to limit artists in NYC parks. I'll keep covering the story, and I'll try to keep selling drawings in Union Square.
At a pig roast back in Chicago an aging hipster partied in a sateen number (a lot like I Dream of Jeannie) meant to be a pirate outfit. That night Chris made a point that's really stuck with me: "Nothing says 'kick my ass' like a pair of pantaloons".
That is true.
Here we see a fellow crossing the street on my corner today in South Slope. He has on Zubaz brand pantaloons. Please read these stellar reviews on amazon.com
This suckbag goes to my gym and I can tell you he has a collection of Zubaz and I kinda wanna kick his ass. Look at his shoes. That is not pimpin', dude. Vanilla Ice felt sorry for you when he saw your outfit.