NOVEMBER Yes! that's right! what this over-blingeed (till the point of illegibility) flyer says is true! This Sunday November 10th 10am-3pm FRANKENBRUNCH!!!! Come to our breakfast / fundraising event for the Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery!
With guest baker / DJ - ROLLS BEYONCE fine print Dirt Palace presents.... FRANKENBRUNCH Sunday November 10th, 10am - 3pm (or while supplies last) $5 - $10 donation
Muffy was thrilled to have to opportunity to make the October installation at the Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery.
She loves Halloween and was really excited to make something fun for people passing through Olneyville Square, and hopes it read well in the view from school bus windows.
She went a little bonkers getting excited about screen printing. Enjoying a break from printing on fabric for her business, Muffy decided to print her own perfectly vivid shade of neon orange and glow in the dark ink onto sheets of paper to use as the base for her designs.
Those sheets and some hologram paper mounted on boards were hand printed with a futuristic floor plane and posable skeletons. Situated on a neon infinity the skeletons, large and small, were positioned in varying states of mischief, revelry, macabre, and gymnastics.
The whole installation was inspired by researching vintage Halloween decorations, masks, and costumes. Ben Cooper, Collegeville, and Beistle google searches and a lot of Ebay coveting led to the desire to make what she couldn't afford. Her love of costume and mischievous transformation came together with an innocent creepiness.
Muffy hand painted different classic Halloween mask personae including: Vampire, Bat, Spider, Frankenstein, Cat, Medusa, Cyclops, Witch, Skeleton, and Devil.
Angela has been nesting in her new room in the Dirt Palace and pretending her Ford Taurus is a truck by packing it full of enormous piles of cardboard, bamboo, and scrap fabric. As part of the Providence HONK! Festival (PRONK!) committee, she recently worked in collaboration with local artist/ parade-planner extraordinaire Beth Nixon (of Ramshackle Enterprises) on a RISCA-funded project matching local artists with community organizations to create large-scale visuals for the festival's parade. You can read a mostly-accurate article about the parade from the Providence Journal. Angela is also working with puppeteer Maryann Colella of The Badling Menagerie to create a cantastoria about 19th century Italian bandit Michelina de Cesare for the Boston Anarchist Bookfair, and is fine-tuning an original puppet show called Field Mouse Rides the Archipelago for the upcoming goodbye party for Olneyville mainstay Building 16.
Here is a snapshot of some of Jieun's recent small sculptures as installed in front of Pippi's beautiful wallpaper at the beginning of October at BCA.
Here they are in a box.
Jieun's been working away in studio getting ready to partake in her first craft show-- the RISD Holiday Alumni Sale on December 7th! Several new designs are in progress. Check out a selection of her pieces at almanacforjune.etsy.com
Alison is installing in the Dirt Palace Storefront Window Gallery for November. Expect more dead roses, CMYK silkscreened "stained glass" and string art. Been drying out these little babies for a few weeks.
Muffy loves Halloween season,the only thing that makes it ok that Summer is just a dwindling memory.
She had a great time making a Greek Vase of Artemis with head holes cut out so visitors can take their picture in the scene. It is part of the Dirt Palace's room at the About, With & For exhibit at the BCA Mills Gallery. Visitors have sent in pictures, but this is her favorite.
She really loved printing all the parts of the Dirt Palace Store front window this month. She had a great time researching and making and assortment of Vintage Halloween Masks, printed on bags and patches. If you're still feeling spooky check out these ghouls
After casting a few spells in the spooky season, the new moon of November was all about nagging (mostly herself). Books inch closer to "real". See you in December for a real report once some stuff gets finished!
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