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Glitter in the Makerspace, Trouble in the Water:

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Glitter in the Makerspace, Trouble in the Water:

Appalachian Futurism & Southern Constellations – Elsewhere, North Carolina By Ash Smith   Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. — Arthur C. Clarke     This summer, before arriving at my artist residency at Elsewhere Museum, I was traveling to my childhood home in the mountains of western North Carolina when my dad…

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Life through the lens of Randy Hayes

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Life through the lens of Randy Hayes

By Jacqueline Knirnschild     In 1948, a farm boy from Clinton, Mississippi stood on the Gulf Coast with his parents, stared out at the expanse of ocean and asked, “what is a ‘gulf’ and what is ‘Mexico’?”   “I couldn’t comprehend it,” artist Randy Hayes recalls. “Why were they pointing at this water? Then they…

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Perception in the Digital Age

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Perception in the Digital Age

Very Analog Experience of this Digital Intimacy   By Liz Scofield     Cloud puff thunder heart fire water flow electricity oceans puddles connect heartbeat chest tug body buzz lost breath chemical reaction eyes eyes eyes movement open a hand a palm a chest night to morning a sunrise a hug a goodbye that lingers…

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Interview: Eleanor Aldrich

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Interview: Eleanor Aldrich

The Painter as Experimental Chemist   The second time I hung one of Eleanor Aldrich’s paintings in an exhibit, I was apprehensive. Untitled (After Venus) was a 24” x 21” floppy piece of silicone with embedded paint. It had been molded on a piece of bubble wrap, and had the transparent look of an unflavored…

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Notes on Neo-regionalism and Mark Holmes

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Notes on Neo-regionalism and Mark Holmes

“The flatness, event-less-ness, and openness of the surrounding landscape opens a space to go deep.” MH   I’m drawn to art that advocates for the rural – formally and conceptually rigorous work that connects critical texts to geography and categories of communities. In inland America, particularly outside the metroplex, the most memorable projects are contemplative…

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A Painter’s Refusal

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A Painter’s Refusal

In Melville’s short story “Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street” Bartleby, a young, introverted young man, is hired by an attorney to copy law forms. Told from the lawyers perspective it is the story of how Bartleby disrupts the workflow with his odd, peculiar refusal to follow orders, using the phrase: “I would…

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Mural Spotting in North Texas

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Mural Spotting in North Texas

By Nicole Foran   During our bi-annual family visit to the DFW area to show off our recent weight gains and my son’s increasing vocabulary of profane words, my mother in law insisted on giving us a tour of all the recent murals that had been popping up around Denton, Texas. This entailed strapping my…

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Interview With Delita Martin

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Interview With Delita Martin

By Jesse Butcher   Delita Martin is an artist currently based in Huffman, Texas. She received a BFA in drawing from Texas Southern University and a MFA in printmaking from Purdue University. Formally a member of the fine arts faculty at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Martin is currently works as a full-time…

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Art is Long and Time is Short: At the Intersection of Art and Community

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Art is Long and Time is Short: At the Intersection of Art and Community

No.88 By Jared Butler   To lift a weight so heavy, Would take your courage, Sisyphus! Although one’s heart is in the work, Art is long and Time is short. Charles Baudelaire, “Le Guignon” (Bad Luck, 1857) Arguably this summer’s most provocative arts-related story in Georgia, the breakdown of the Macon Arts Alliance’s (MAA) Mill…

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Interview with Patricia Lee Daigle, Director of the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art

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Interview with Patricia Lee Daigle, Director of the Fogelman Galleries of Contemporary Art

By Jesse Butcher   How did you become a curator/gallery Director? I’ve loved art and museums since I was a child, but it wasn’t until I was in graduate school that I wandered into the curatorial world. Maybe it was the recession or just a desire for change, but I felt this urgent need to…

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