Skip to main content

Final morning of One State Together in the Arts

I'm just about to go to the final events at the one State Together in the Arts conference. There is a live stream from the main hall, starting at 10 am American Central Time (GMT minus 6 hours), which I'm embedding here:

         


Broadcasting Live with Ustream.TV

Yesterday, I ran into Christina McClelland from the Urbana Arts Program, who awarded me a grant to do a project there later in the year. She was attending this conference, too, so we were able to have a quick meeting to go over some basics about the project: permissions for street interviews, wording for publicity materials, and so on. Urbana is only about 40 miles from Normal, so after the conference ends at noon I'm going over there to take some photos in downtown Urbana, which I can use to think over where I want to install the public art project once it's finished.

If you're a Twit, like me, you can follow people's reactions on Twitter using the following hasthtag: #onestateil.

 Subscribe to Praeterita in a reader

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Brancusi in Plastic

Artist Mary Ellen Croteau is showing these columns made from recycled plastic cartons and lids in the window of the Columbia College bookstore on Michigan Avenue. They are a playful homage to Brancusi's "Endless Columns", with a serious environmental message for our times:

Mary Ellen also runs a wonderful experimental art gallery in a window space in west Chicago, called Art on Armitage. I will be exhibiting a mixed media piece there during August 2012.

Restoring my Printing Press

I've just finished restoring and assembling my large etching press -- a six week process involving lots of rust removal, scrubbing with steel wool, and repainting. Here is a photo of the same kind of press from the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative:


And here is a short YouTube video of me testing the press, making sure the motor still works after nearly seven years of lying in storage:


I Talk On Video

Here is a short video of me in my studio, talking about me, my art, and my influences.