Tatyana Yanishevsky strives to knit every day. She is smitten with fibers and texture, particularly mohair, silk, wool, and lace patterning She is currently preoccupied with 'things that hang' and expressing weight and heaviness with a light material such as yarn. She delights in the tension that occurs when a knitted object tapers to a very thin point. Her objects, created by accumulated stitches, accumulate themselves, forming and exploring relationships through repetition, iteration, and collections.
Geoff Mullen was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1979, where he lives and works today. Primarily working within the discipline of music, his recent projects have included site-specific installation, sculpture, photography, collage, educational workshops, and performance. As a solo artist, Geoff has performed work throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe, in venues ranging from concert halls, clubs, museums, galleries, basements, schools, streets, and city gardens. His solo music has been released on most available audio media, and he is the founder of Rare Youth, an independent record label dedicated to the support of local (RI) experimental music. Geoff is currently pursuing an MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts at Bard College.
Muffy just got back from SXSW Renegade Craft Fair and though shell shocked by the cold start to spring she is glad to be home.
She was assigned to share a booth with an incredible artist who dyes and etches eggs using the traditional Ukranian techniques, she was awesome. Muffy had great company and learned more than she ever thought she would about properties of emu and goose eggs.
She is very excited to have started a line of jewelry, long in the works.
Her first piece is a classic Halloween Witch Finger made into a pendant, available in bronze or silver. It is perfect for casting and conjuring for an occasion or the everyday.
Check the Witch Fingers out in the new jewelry section of her website where she has original pieces and vintage kitsch charms.
Jieun has just been moving along the Life Line. Hoping and dreaming for more warmth: Is it too late for March to be out like a lamb? Here's a poster she drew/printed recently for the last Magic Lantern screening.
Thea Ulrich really wants it to warm up and actually be spring but has been largely disappointed. For this she has been hiding away from the outdoors and working on some new video pieces. Here's a still:
She also just completed a series of portraits of fellows at Harvard Law School - the full series to come soon on her website - but here is a sneak peek of 3 of them!
Thea has also started her first-ever blog; a simple and unnarrated documentation of drawings of faces and figures...though she is already a little behind on updating it...CHECK IT out: http://dorotheaulrich.wordpress.com
Angela spent the late winter making art happen in the Providence Community Library- in February, she planned and hosted a comics workshop for teens and adults led by the excellent folks from the Providence Comics Consortium. In early March, she hosted a (surprisingly successful) adult book diorama contest, replete with excellent snacks and charming book-lovers. The event was planned in collaboration with some excellent librarians and with Matthew Lawrence of Not About the Buildings(and host of the Providence adult spelling bee). This flattering articleabout the diorama contest notes that Providence librarians "have your book nerd game in serious check." Awesome. The dioramas are up in the gallery at Craftlanduntil early April, if you want to check them out.
When she's not at the library, Angela's been crocheting modular lumpy things and mass-producing paper flowers.
Xander just returned from Senegal where she played vicious games of wari with merchant friends in the street. Here are some photographs that she took of animals that she saw, she's not sure of why all of them are wearing t-shirts...but one thing is sure, the goats do really love to eat everything. Here's an updated re-make of the movie that she made where she takes one frame of every object in the Dirt Palace. This version is called "I blame society".
MONTHLY PICTORIAL TREAT FROM THE DUSTY SHELVES OF THE DIRT PALACE FURTHERING THE QUEST TO SPREAD FUN LIKE GIN AND JUICE, MOSTLY GIN
This month's hi-lite is a sweet thick zine by our friend Ryan R. It's like well over 50 pages and held together with one brass tack. A good antidote to endless winter. Somebody please stop me from getting a crab-soda skeleton guy tattoo
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