Wednesday, July 02, 2014
After a quiet day of downloading artist submissions && fossilizing comfortably inside an air conditioned gallery, I'm writing to pass along two exciting grant opportunities that trickled through the Mixed Greens email network this afternoon.
First, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has begun accepting artist applications
for their 2015 Manhattan Arts Grants
. The grants are often geared towards young artists, who can then use them to leverage future funding support from other sources (which is lovely). Mixed Greens artist Rudy Shepherd
is doing a residency through LMCC on Governors Island this summer; in the fall, MG artist Mary Temple
will complete a residency with LMCC as well.
Second, EFA Project Space
in midtown is holding an open call for curatorial proposals
--proposals inventing, specifically, the most bizarrely impossible gallery shows imaginable. They will print these 500-word musings (due Sept. 01) to create an exhibition titled The Theoretical Show
, demonstrating the creative energy behind curatorial work that isn't curbed by the drab logistics of reality.
Apply! Be happy! && avoid the heat.
TAGS: efaprojectspace / grants / lmcc / marytemple / rudyshepherd
Monday, May 12, 2014
We just got an email from Rudy Shepherd's indiegogo project that installation is finally happening. He will be posting the installation process over the next two weeks, and don't forget to go say hi if you're in the neighborhood. You are also invited to the Opening/Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, May 27th from 6-8 pm at First Street Green Park (2nd ave. & Houston st.). Hope to see you there!
TAGS: energyabsorber / rudyshepherd
Monday, May 05, 2014
I finally made a trip to the Studio Museum this past Saturday to go see Rudy Shepherd's pieces in the group exhibition When the Stars Begin to Fall
. We were super excited to have Rudy included because there are so many good artists also in the show!
^ view of the first floor
^ Ralph Lemon's new work and sketchbook
^ Rudy's Healing Devices
(2012) and Superdome
^ James “Son” Thomas's clay heads
Also up are works by Glenn Kaino and Carrie Mae Weems on the lower level of the museum.
When the Stars Begin to Fall
is up until June 29th!
TAGS: rudyshepherd / studiomuseum