To all the people at a crossroads seeking a change of space this coming summer!
Do you want to live in a rare place where everyone around you is incredibly supportive and will say nice things to you all the time? The kind of dreamy place where people from the harsh outside are baffled/creeped out by the good vibes radiating from within this brick/crystal fortress?
The Dirt Palace includes facilities for silkscreen, animation, woodshop, bandroom, grand ballroom, library, and office space. Also, you can stare out the window into chaotic Olneyville Square while eating breakfast and get lost in the melodies of 3 jock prairie dogs working out on their noisey wheel. Let me tell you it really boosts your motivation to work on stuff seeing these little guys do what they do best.
We have one lovely, perverted cat resident but no more please!
If this has piqued your interest maybe you should apply to reside at the Dirt Palace? There are actually several openings coming up. One is a full time residence beginning June 1st, however available as early as May 1st. There are also a few sublet opportunities available.
Occasional reading/screening series with probable dessert eating. We are very happy to invite you over! April 28th promptly at 8pm. total program including snacks = just over an hour so please come fashionably on time!
We are thrilled to be hosting Imogen Binnie on a leg of her book tour for her new book, NEVADA! Imogen Binnie is the author of the zines The Fact That It’s Funny Doesn’t Make It A Joke and Stereotype Threat. Additionally, her work has been anthologized in Topside Press's 2012 anthology of transgender fiction The Collection. She is currently a monthly columnist in Maximum Rocknroll and has previously written for Aorta Magazine, The Skinny and PrettyQueer.com. She lives with her girlfriend in Eugene, Oregon and writes about books at keepyourbridgesburning.com. Nevada is her first novel.
Xander is still freewheeling and freelancing and loving it except for those times when she sets herself up for days of stress and nights of well, stress. For said occasional bouts of angst she has fabricated the following garment to publically display the loathing she feels towards her cruel boss. In the case that you or someone you love might occasionally need one you can order HERE
In other news, after a period of silence, Xander is on a veritable talking tour. She was on a panel at Monserrat College in Beverly last week, heads to Bard tomorrow, and next week; back in Providence and is going to keep flexing her power point muscles and give a short talk about posters as an introduction to a feature documentary about “gig posters” called “Just Like Being There”. It’s presented by the RI AIGA and is TODAY, April 9th, at 6pm at 95 Empire/AS220 Black Box.Here is the face book invite. She’s not exactly sure of what she’s going to say, but has a premonition that it will be filled with nostalgia for the days of Kinkos on Angel street at 3 am.
Her new line of screen printed hand puppets are still for sale with the good people at Cinders.
Oh um hey everybody, you don't know me but I would very much like to know you. My name is Jeremy Otters and I'm a middle school biology teacher. I'm also best friends with J.R. Uretsky and think that she's super great and feel super honored to be the guest writer for her section of the digest because she's super busy and said I could write whatever I wanted.
J.R. just got back from visiting her hometown in California, which coincidentally is where the majestic humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) passes through on its winter migration to warmer waters and it's coincidental because J.R. is also a majestic beast who isn't too fond of the cold.
While at home J.R. ignored her family to make a podcast and shoot a video. Here's a sneak peak!
The newest issue is titled A Good Place To Stop and will be available to purchase soon. This is almost as exciting as a mammal's four chambered heart.
Because we're best friends I'm going to promote a thing I am doing on April 13th and I think you should check it out because I am really excited and because dance is a really healthy way to have fun and express yourself.
Micah Jackson presents: Embarrassingly Ernest Dance Party + Floor Show for Queers + Allies
Hosted by Jeremy Otters (that's me)
Performances by: Gloria Gardenburger BOYWOLF NEIGHBORHOOD and more!
DJ Sets by: lynx pearl hovercraft Mr. Morris Micah Jackson
Spring is here so you can smile while you ride your bike instead of having your jaw frozen shut by the snow! This illustration Mimi made for Recycle-A-Bike here in Providence was turned into a vinyl sticker and now greets you on your way in to fix or buy a bike!
P.S. Look down below at Muffy Brandt's update for documentation of Mimi and Muffy's first collaboration as graffiti artists! Acid yoga dolphin busting through brick walls in the middle of the chakra ocean! "Dance, sing, floss, and travel" they told us!
Pippi will be attending the SVA Art Practice MFA program beginning this summer. She's looking for a place to live/sublet in NYC June 20 - August 6 Contact her at dirtpalace at yahoo dot com if you have any leads. Because her studio at the Dirt Palace will be vacant for that time - there is also a Dirt Palace studio sublet available. Contact the DP if you're interested
She was recently contacted by a wrestler in California to make custom ring gear for his new cyber themed wrestling persona! It was an awesome project and led to perfecting printing on swimsuit material!
She also just wrapped up an order of printed bags for Paper Nautilus (Formerly Myopic Books) in Wayland Sq.
She loves doing custom print work on fabric and paper. You should hire her to do anything from posters and t shirts to weird fantasy costumes. She'll do the design too if you want! Epochellipse.firstname.lastname@example.org
Late to join the century, Muffy just started a blog: www.blooddivine.tumblr.com Check it out and send her pics of you wearing clothes she made!
Also, now through April 15th Muffy has a choose your own sale site wide on her Etsywww.muffybrandt.etsy.com There's 2 sale options: Choose between entering code FREESHIPPING (within the US), or HEART2HEART for 10% off, good on sale items too!.
You can also buy her leggings and tops at the RISD Alumni Sale Saturday May 4th from 10 am to 4pm on Benefit St.
While doing all this printing she listened to a lot of audiobooks, including John Ronson's "The Psychopath Test" and Andrew Solomn's "Far From the Tree," they were pretty amazing and highly recommended listening.
Mimi and Muffy just wrapped up a collaborative gig spray painting a panel for a yoga bloggers event, true! They made some demented pink rainbow dolphin shattering a brick wall complete with the chakras and other colorful elements. !!!! Maybe its the fumes, but they're pretty pumped about it!
Olivia is stoked on spring and the following things- pastel plants, babes w muscles, deanna troi, holographic stickers, purgatory chasms, (rainbow rolls), big shoulders, espresso over ice, supervising a suburban teen anime club for $$$, pulp fantasy novels, driving their grandmother's old car with the light rock station blaring and happy crying to fleetwood mac in traffic :,)
Olivia will be at ZINEFEAST in Purchase and CAKE in Chicago with Mimi Chrzanowski! Come say hay <3 <3 <3
the dirt palace is a feminist art collective located in the olneyville neighborhood of providence, rhode island. visit http://dirtpalace.org for more info! also: subscribe to our mailing list (only 1-2 mailings per month) also: buy zines and comics et cetera from our ETSY STORE!!!!!!!