Happy Día de los Muertos, San Antonio. Here's to our departed loved ones. You can read more about some dearly departed in our special feature here.
Now, here are a couple of events coming up, and a deadline. More to follow. It's First Friday this weekend--I'm sure you're all recovering from Hallowe'en (and maybe the incredible Peaches show last night?) but start makin' a plan, folks.
So, there's this:
“Mario Ybarra, Jr. offers a
novel perspective on everything from the commingling of street culture and fine
art to the grassroots workshop and the artist-run gallery,” says Jens
Hoffmann, Director of CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts and Artpace 09.3 guest curator, in Mario Ybarra, Jr.: Capp Street Project.
“He is one of a new generation of American artists of Mexican descent
who, in contrast to many of their forebears, do not reject their American
identities but embrace equally both of the trajectories in their
The artist is the founder of the art collective Slanguage, based in Wilmington, California. He draws inspiration from southern California’s mix of Mexican-American inhabitants, history, and street culture for his large-scale, multi-media installations, public performances, and community-based projects. Ybarra’s 09.3 Artpace residency project opens to the public on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 6:30pm.
I'm really psyched about this batch of Artists in Residence; two of them participated in this Spring's stunning Phantom Sightings show at the Alameda, curated by Rita Gonzalez at LACMA.
Now here's a deadline you visual artists should know about. This competition strikes me as weird, but chingao, FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS!?!?
HUNTING PLC ANNOUNCES CALL FOR 2010 HUNTING ART PRIZE