Monthly Archives: November 2012

Thanksgiving at Aunt Doreen’s

“GOODNESS!” It’s Aunt Doreen the Red Q-Tip queen. She’s a stick with a head shaped like an ear cleaner. Her fluffed up hair is orangey-red. She’s unstable like a table missing a leg. She is the biggest nut in this family-size bag. “What’s happened to you? You’ve lost sooooo much weight!” Her aqua contact lenses are popping out of her face. Her large protruding neck veins match the color of her eyes. Continue Reading

Filed Under: Uncategorized

Structured and Framed

By Megan Kelley… There are many ups and downs in an artist’s career, but rarely are they literal: for young artmaker Lindsey Pearson, her latest series, Elevate, takes inspiration from elevator rides. As a body of work in a long line of prolific production, Elevate is just another stop on Pearson’s rising art career. Continue Reading

Filed Under: Uncategorized

American Board

By Joe Nolan… Skate It or Hang It may not seem like a completely silly title for a show about skateboard art and design, but having seen this exhibit at the Museum of Design Atlanta, I can assure you, this show isn’t just fun and games. A sprawling display of boards by some of the biggest artists and designers in the history of the sport, Skate is a primer on boarding culture, a history lesson in underground art and an inspired celebration of DIY aesthetics. Skate traces the evolution of skateboard graphics from the 1970’s to the present. Continue Reading

Filed Under: Uncategorized

Book Reviews Made Easy

By Bob Fellman… There seems to be a standardized form on the internet for almost everything but I could not find a form for book reviews. Therefore, just for the fun of it, I have developed my own form which fits the pattern of most book reviews you have probably read. Here is how it goes: While this first-time novelist that I am to write about undoubtedly has high aspirations, so did Ernest Hemingway when he had his first, but widely panned, novel published. Today few people remember that book, The Bell Tolls for an Old Man Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro While the Sun Also Rose in the Afternoon. To his credit, this fiasco of a book taught Hemingway the skill of brevity for which he later became famous by making sure that none of his sentences — let alone book titles — ever exceeded seven words. Continue Reading

Filed Under: Uncategorized

The Day of the Imprisoned Writer

By Eleanor Bennett… This third article from me shall hope to highlight the active community of the Society of Imprisoned Writers, otherwise know as PEN International. With this installment, I am including a few photographs that received a prize in the “Peace Is” International Photography Competition based in Greece. November 15th is the official Day of the Imprisoned Writer, an annual multi-national day intended to recognize and support writers who resist repression of the basic human right to freedom of expression . It was started in 1981 by PEN’s International Committee. Continue Reading

Filed Under: Uncategorized