10.17.2007

Some Things I Like...

Over the past weekend, I unexpectedly discovered some new links with smart art and with inspired, contemporary beauty. It seems that the intern network associated with Dinnerware Artspace in Tucson Arizona is a well of quiet, if intelligent inventiveness.

And of course, everything that Dinnerware Artspace sponsors is completely smart and interesting. Perhaps the best space in Tucson, I would have to say.

Example
“This is not another diary...” by Molly McClintock

Firstly, there was an unannounced (or perhaps more fairly, under announced) March of the Zombies along Congress Street, just as a reception for the art auction at Dinnerware Artspace was merrily in progress. The March occurred concurrently, or perhaps in conjunction with the upcoming holiday of All Hallows and/or in connection with the newly completed mural sequence on Fifth and Congress Streets (downtown Tucson) which was recently completed by MAXed Art. Or maybe it simply happened because in creative communities, these things do.

Unlike most murals, the MAXed Art project is of our time and of our culture. That is to say, I enjoy looking at it and having it in our midst.

Example
MAXed Art’s new mural on Fifth and Congress Streets in Tucson, Arizona, USA

And then there were the many fragments of enchanting conversation with Dinnerware’s bevy of interns as the evening’s art auction proceeded under the capable auctioneering skills of Arthur Smith. My role for the evening was as the auction’s bid recorder; a brief and happy revisit of the world of economics and of bid/asks. Inbetween sales and recordings, I had a chance to meet a few of the upcoming artists/interns in Tucson and to share comments regarding artwork and art in general.

The poised and talented interns who work at the Dinnerware Artspace are indeed knowledgeable artists, themselves. Impressed with all that I have met; my conversations to date with the interns have been interesting and even rather remarkable.

Example “Englisk Grammatik” by Kate McHugh

Follow the various hyperlinks interspersed throughout this posting to see a very small sampling of the artwork being developed by these young, fascinating people.

More to come on this under investigated AZ topic, I promise.



Photos courtesy of the e-portfolio program at the University of Arizona and MAXed Art.




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16 comments:

anne s. w. said...

Like the links. Nice artwork.

Howard said...

Looks like Tucson has a lot of interesting stuff going on the world of art. Have fun there.

sfmichel said...

Thank god there are no more diaries.

Bev said...

OMG. You must have such a collection of resources in Arizona. Art resources, I mean. Looks very active.

Bronson Telles said...

The mural looks cartoonish.

webber said...

Conceptual, very conceptual.

Lolly Girl said...

I enjoyed reading this and I enjoy all of your postings. You are such a creative person.

ASHford said...

Wow! Pretty darn sophisticated. Who would have thought that they do work like that in the desert? You, I guess. Looking very good. Best of luck, my dear friend.

vonda sue said...

I agree: is the mural a cartoon? It looks really intersting.

robert w said...
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robert w said...

Almost time to see art in AZ.

robert w said...

Ooooops. My big fat apologies for a double posting. I wish you all the best in AZ. And really, it is almost time to see (and to do) art in AZ. Yeah.

Richard said...

Looks good.

Nancy said...

I love to read through your blog. I love the postings of the readers too.

Fred Thistle said...

Your blog is awesome. I like the art references. Keep scribbling!

Zomber said...

we R the march of the zombies.