Friday, April 30, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

What does it mean to be human?

This exhibition is based on decades of cutting-edge research by Smithsonian scientists, and is the result of an international collaboration with over 60 research and educational organizations and over 100 researchers from around the world. The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins will offer visitors an immersive, interactive journey through 6 million years of scientific evidence for human origins and the stories of survival and extinction in our family tree during times of dramatic climate instability.
“The David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins uses Smithsonian science as a foundation to help appreciate our own unique development as human beings,” said Cristián Samper, director of the Museum. “The opening of this hall represents one of the most significant public and scientific achievements in the 100-year history of the museum. Our goal is to provide visitors and online guests with an exciting educational experience that will encourage them to explore for themselves the scientific discoveries about what it means to be human.”

Thursday, April 22, 2010

You may have noticed...

So I've been slowing down on my posting lately.
1) crazy busy, end of the school year, art making and openings every minute in every city kind of spring....

2) I'll be reinventing my blog on Glasstire. They've invited me to start posting for them and I've chosen the delicious name "Melba Toast".
So check in at Glasstire over the next few days (I'm still trying to learn their system...) and stay tuned to my website and here for shows, research, and work updates since I'll not be blogging about my work on glasstire. Thanks for stopping by and all of your support over the last 2 years. I hope to see you on Glasstire!

Mark Twain

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog."

This is a photograph of a brawl between Fraulein Kussin and Mrs. Edwards in 1912.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jean Philippe Delhomme, the unknown

What are your top three recession tips for creative people?
The most important thing is to work. When there is no money, you can stop working and really get into a state of desperation. You have to keep on doing things, whether the economy is going to get back into shape or not. In fact, there are lots of people blogging and content that is totally free. It’s a little bit crazy: who would have imagined that people would be working for free all the time? Business people’s creative input is making money, and during a recession they realize creative people might develop ways of working without financial support. So you have to fight the recession and more, but it’s always better to do something. Do your thing. The next one is: stand up for your work. You still have to fight for that. The third is to be optimistic. READ MORE from the NYTIMES.
"Ironic wiring in a Banks Violette installation at Gladstone – a sculpture which somehow formally echoed my hat. Being in a mundane state of mind, I wondered how one could vacuum between the wires without messing up the piece." Click here for blog.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dallas Pottery Invitational this weekend.

 Brian Jones
The South Side on Lamar 1409 South Lamar Street Dallas, Texas 75215
Opens: Friday, April 9, 2010 at 7:00pm
Ends: Sunday, April 11th at 5pm

Shop the functional ceramics of eleven nationally recognized artists.
This year will host five new artists: Michael Corney from Albuquerque, NM, Brian R. Jones from Portland, OR, Simon Levin from Gresham, WI, Kent McLaughlin from Bakersville, NC and Gwendolyn Yoppolo from Helena, MT. Also featured is a core group of Texans: Amy Halko, Daphne and Gary Hatcher, Brenda Lichman, Lisa Orr and Louise Rosenfield.