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Young Art Writers Project: Interview with Art-Ed Hero Dee Dee Melton

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Young Art Writers Project: Interview with Art-Ed Hero Dee Dee Melton

By Michael Mitchell   Dee Dee Melton with McGavock High School students   Michael Mitchell: Where do you teach and what grades do you teach? How long have you been teaching art?    Dee Dee Melton: I’m entering my seventh year of teaching and my fourth at McGavock High School in Nashville, Tennessee. I currently…

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Interview: Guillermo Galinda, The Sonic Mediator

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Interview: Guillermo Galinda, The Sonic Mediator

By Sara Lee Burd   Guillermo Galindo, Diamonds Ritual Performance, POW! Performance 7 festival, 2008   A performance by Guillermo Galindo involves a bizarre ensemble of objects filled with symbolic and sonic significances, which he manipulates in ways that transcend mundane reality. The barriers between audience and participant dissolve as the visual and musical combine…

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Interview: Marc Mitchell

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Interview: Marc Mitchell

By Sam King   Derek Larson and Marc Mitchell, Aborophilia, 2016, 60×54 in. (irregular), acrylic on custom panels and felt. Image courtesy of Marc Mitchell.   Marc Mitchell is an artist and curator based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and my colleague at the University of Arkansas School of Art. This interview is excerpted from a longer…

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Interview: Peter Cochrane

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Interview: Peter Cochrane

By Stephanie DeMer Dowda   Peter Cochrane, For Aaron, 2019, 40×50 inches, archival inkjet print. Image courtesy of the artist.   In classic versions of the tarot, the hermit card is depicted as a robed figure standing in fog holding a lantern at arm’s length. Often, I think the hermit is gazing into the glowing…

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The CMPLX: Art & Community Empowerment

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The CMPLX: Art & Community Empowerment

By Pete Hoffecker Mejía   Work by Lawrence Matthews in Safe-Keeping exhibition, 2019, photograph. Image courtesy of Pete Hoffecker Mejía.     In early January of this year a new gallery opened its doors on Lamar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee, although perhaps to call it a gallery is a bit of a misnomer. The CMPLX…

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Regional Update: Memphis

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Regional Update: Memphis

By Austin McLellan   Melissa Dunn, Taproot, 2019, acrylic on canvas. Photo courtesy of L Ross Gallery.   Galleries in the Memphis area have scheduled a busy fall. The L Ross Gallery hosts Melissa Dunn’s show Near Earth Object September 4 through 28; come to the opening reception on September 6, 6 to 8pm. On…

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Announcing the Tennessee Triennial

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Announcing the Tennessee Triennial

By Jac Kuntz     Today, there are over one hundred art bi and triennials around the world. Born out of an era of dazzling world expositions, the Venice Biennale was the first in 1895, though this millennia has seen a proliferation of them in cities both large and small. Tri/biennials today are so multifaceted—they…

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Blue is the Color of the User Interface

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Blue is the Color of the User Interface

By Audrey Molloy   Charles O’Rear, Bliss, 1996, digital photograph     “…the first step into a new architecture of values comes in the setting of limits. Negatively drawn out of the darkness of Being, the field of linguistic translation—and thus, of action—emerges as a game shaped by the specific limit of the board over…

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Love Poetry From Machine Boy

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Love Poetry From Machine Boy

By Yutong Liu     When the machine loves a girl, thoughts are full, storage is full, everything is full…   When I fall love in you, my life becomes different. When I fall love in you, I start my real life. I start to expect my future, the future with you. Each order you…

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INCARCERATED AUTHORS, ACTIVIST POETS, STUDENT DESIGNERS, LED BY WOMEN POETS + PRINTERS

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INCARCERATED AUTHORS, ACTIVIST POETS, STUDENT DESIGNERS, LED BY WOMEN POETS + PRINTERS

By Jamie Mahoney and Liz Canfield   One of many Bowe House Press collaborative artists books, sanctuary is the result of over two years of work by more than 50 writers, artists, and activists. It is a collaboration among the University of Richmond’s Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies students, Graphic Design letterpress students, local activists…

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