Sunday, September 28, 2008

My 50 Bucks Purchase!

Here is my 50 Bucks purchase...

Scott Northrup

A Father's Love (50 Bucks).
Iron-on transfer, cotton, lipstick

It is actually a needlepoint done in three different colors of thread- black, blue and grey.

Text reads:


You pig--there is lipstick on everything.

You owe me-
9.83 gas for you car
4.29 toilet paper
1.29 milk that you drank
3.89 pantyhose
1.69 Tab
9.01 dry cleaning
20.00 cash loan

Your Father

I saw this piece and couldn't stop giggling the whole week of hanging the exhibition. It still makes me laugh every time I see it. Yes... that IS lipstick on the frame! A schmear of it! I got to meet Scott the week of hanging the exhibition and he is a really nice guy. I am glad I now own one of his pieces!

Here is a little info on Scott:

Scott Northrup
Adjunct Faculty/ College for Creative Studies

MA, The New School
BFA, College for Creative Studies

Scott Northrup is a native Detroiter who has divided his time between the Motor City and New York City since 1991. His varied body of work, including assemblages, photographs, films, and videos, has shown in galleries, museums, and alternative spaces and is in the collections of Wayne State University, The New School for Social Research, The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and numerous private collectors. Scott received grant funding towards video projects with local youth support groups and has volunteered with Ground Hero Kids in New York City. He currently teaches courses in video art and digital production at CCS. His personal work continues to explore issues of identity, collective memory, and parasocial behavior.

If you want to see more of Scott's work, check out his blog here.

Friday, September 26, 2008

50 BUCKS Exhibit @ Center Galleries

Friday September 12, 2008

The 50 Bucks Exhibit was a one night benefit event at the College for Creative Studies Center Galleries. It celebrated the Center Galleries' 20th year, the 10th year in it's current space, the 10th year of the Woodward Lecture Series, and Michelle Perron's 10th year running the programs. Add all those years up and you get 50 years. Tickets for the event were $50 and each piece of art was sold for $50 as well. Artists and patrons, in return for donating a work of art, received 2 tickets for the event. There were approximately 234 works of art donated and over 300 people in attendance. I again had the honor of helping Matt Hanna, Michelle Perron, and Todd Erickson hang the exhibition. It was a challenge because of the sheer amount of work that was donated but it made for an exciting night! Congratulations Michelle!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ICON Exhibit @ Work•Detroit

September 13 - October 18

For anyone in the Detroit area there is a great exhibition at Work•Detroit. The theme is icons. The exhibition includes some interesting video work as well as 2-D and 3-D work. My mandala entitled Primordial Sounds & Ancient Truths has been accepted into the Exhibition. I have included a few of the highlights of the exhibition in this post but make sure you take the time to stop by the Work•Detroit space to see the whole exhibit!

Show discription:
In contemporary culture the term icon is used in the general sense of symbol. An image, picture, or representation that stands for an object by signifying or representing it either concretely or by analogy. It may be a sacred item that channels spiritual energy. It may be a signaling device that taps into a shared visual vocabulary, that transcends language, dialect and even culture. It may be born of a response. An icon that is accepted and absorbed by one group may be misunderstood or rejected by another. As a word or graphic symbol an icon is a sign whose form suggests meaning, as on a computer display screen where it is a graphic symbol that usually suggests the type of object represented or the purpose of an available function.

Work•Detroit invited thinkers and makers to utilize chosen mediums to create icons that speak to their own observations and experiences.

Joshua Ray Smith -Entropy & Silence

Cathy Gendron -Ghouls & Dolls

Dave Fisher -PYR

Donald Kilpatrick -Legion

Jack O. Summers -Manly Pursuits

On the ICON postcard at the top of the post:
Kristen Gallerneax

-On Loan from the Revenant Archives: REV.NO: (PSYC.EXPMNT, BOX 10, FILE 3)

Friday, September 19, 2008

Ann Arbor Artisans Market October 5, 2008...

Just wanted to let you all know that I will be in the Etsy Show at the Ann Arbor Sunday Artisan Market on October 5th at the Ann Arbor Kerrytown Farmers Market. I will have most of the items that I carry in my Etsy shop plus a few of my Cafe Press samples. I will also have some new items such as buttons, magnets and zipper pulls that I haven't had a chance to put in the shop. For those of you who are in the area that day, please feel free to stop on by and say hi! I will be donating 10% of my sales to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk which I am participating in on the 18th of October. If you are unable to make it to the Market and would like to donate to the cause you can either donate here on my blog or you can purchase something from my Etsy shop as I will also be donating 10% of my Etsy sales through the end of October.

Thanks so much for your support!

My personal American Cancer Society donation page

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Wow... I just did it... I just signed up for the MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER walk in Detroit. It is my first walk & I am excited to be participating! I am on Team Awareness Angels which is being led by my cousin Ann (also known as chefann on Etsy for you Etsians). The walk is Saturday October 18, 2008 on Belle Isle Park. I am looking for donations/sponsors for my walk and would appreciate any amount you feel you can offer. I set my goal at $500 and have added a donation widget in the right column of my blog to make it easy for those of you who wish to donate. Please help me reach my goal!

I just want to tell you a little bit about why I am participating...
My mother-in-law died from lung cancer. My great grandfather died from colon cancer. One of my grandfathers had skin cancer the other had prostate cancer. Two of my great aunts died from breast cancer. My friends sister is a survivor of breast cancer. There are several others in my circle of family and friends that have had cancer or died from cancer as well... way too many. I don't think it matters what kind of cancer it is. The way it affects our lives is the same. I am not a doctor, scientist or a researcher so I can't help in that way but maybe I can help a little in this way by walking...

Team Awareness Angels
My Personal Page
Event Info