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Puppets… I love Puppets

(Shared from VPR.net article link )

This article is from 2013 but such a good story…

“This is the fiftieth (2013) anniversary of Bread and Puppet Theater, an arts institution with a political message based in the Northeast Kingdom. The group’s name stems from its belief that sharing bread with its audiences helps create community, and that art is as basic to life as bread.

An anniversary performance at the Haybarn Theater at Goddard College in Plainfield was packed in early June as Bread and Puppet performed a revival of an old show, “The Birdcatcher in Hell.” A giant face depicting the King of Hell is on stage and ten foot-tall demon puppets pound on drums. Much of the music and speech is grating, and everyone but the birdcatcher is wearing shades of red. This original play was a response to the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, however, this revival has drones and depicts the War on Terror.

Bread and Puppet is the creation of Peter Schumann, who looms large as the dominating personality and arbiter of aesthetics for the puppet theater he founded five decades ago.

Schumann’s puppetry career began with…” (continue to full story  article link )


Artist Interview: Michael McCall

Artist Name: Michael McCall

Discipline: Painting mostly
Location: Los Angeles, California
URL: http://www.michaelmccall.org

What is your current state of mind?

What is your greatest fear?
Not getting any

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
Hey Baby…

When and where were you happiest?
In the womb

Which talent would you most like to have?
Playing a musical instrument very well Continue reading

San Pedro… a cultural arts district

San Pedro’s quest to gain traction as an arts-and-culture center received a boost Thursday when the community was included in a state pilot program designating 14 cultural districts.

The designation will bring technical assistance and other perks in developing a brand and promotional strategy.


FULL article here http://www.dailybreeze.com/arts-and-entertainment/20170713/san-pedro-wins-state-nod-as-one-of-14-cultural-districts



Lessons In Consciousness: 10 Truths

Very much liking this article today… Seems these “lessons” can just creep in to ones consciousness with no warning (ha!) at all… Keep a watch for change

Full article and truth elaborations at website http://themindunleashed.com/2014/07/10-painfully-obvious-truths-everyone-forgets-soon.html

1. The average human life is relatively short.
2. You will only ever live the life you create for yourself.
3. Being busy does NOT mean being productive.
4. Some kind of failure always occurs before success.
5. Thinking and doing are two very different things.
6. You don’t have to wait for an apology to forgive.
7. Some people are simply the wrong match for you.
8. It’s not other people’s job to love you; it’s yours.
9. What you own is not who YOU are.
10. Everything changes, every second.


Full article and truth elaborations at website http://themindunleashed.com/2014/07/10-painfully-obvious-truths-everyone-forgets-soon.html



Artist Profile: Bradford J. Solamon

Bradford Solamon, 2017 Open Studio

Painting from a live sitter, a photograph, a forgotten artifact, or filming his artistic process while painting portraits of exceptional artists, are all energizing sources for Bradford J. Salamon. Tapping into a rich palette of information, the artist transforms the essence of direct painting through layers of skill, memories, emotions, and soulful passions. His art overflows with vibrant possibilities; a 21st century vision rendered through multiple and diverse processes, media, and tools.

Salamon is known for his figurative paintings and drawings of individuals and groups who engage in profound human scenarios. Currently, he expands his repertoire to include intimate portraits of vintage objects of yesteryear, as well as films about artists and the nature of creativity. Knowing that content cannot be conveyed in just one work of art, or expressed in only one medium, Salamon has found his personal solution. While portraiture is one of the oldest subjects, Salamon brings a newer dimension to the tried and true art. He renders in-depth views of each sitter, a biographical approach, a dialogue as he captures the many aspects of the sitter through multi-media in various sessions. Continue reading