DIRT PALACE FOOLS BRUNCH FUNDRAISER!!!! This Sunday April 3rd, 11am - 3pm (or till food runs out) $7-$12 Sliding scale Guest chef Josh Plotkin DJ Afternoon All proceeds will help fund the Storefront Window Gallery!!!
BECOME A PERSON OF THE PALACE! NEW MEMBER OPENING IN JULY
Seeking experimental feminist with projects in need of a space for getting things done! Preferably things that will make use of our facilities: LEGAL live/work space! screen printing shop, letterpress, animation stand, music rehearsal room, wood shop, large shared space for building bigger projects, library. Members are also expected to attend weekly meetings, monthly work days, do regular chores, keep the kitchen clean, and take a leadership role over running some aspect of the collective project vaguely falling under the conceptual roof of “The Dirt Palace”. If you are interested, all of this (and more!) will be explained in our epic 20 page document called “the occupancy and consciousness agreement” that we will e-mail you upon request. Residencies at the Dirt Palace average about 24 months, but we are open to people with short, medium, or long term interest. The room will be opening up in July-- if you are interested getting in touch sooner than later would be better! Send an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ALSO !! SUBLET OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE!! Interested in subletting/being an artist in residence at the Dirt Palace for the month of July?!? Email iadorepippi at gmail dot com for details!!!!
May 21st has been set as a date for the memorial that we will be holding for Louise Butler DeCurtis who passed away last fall. We are hoping to get the word out to her old friends near and far, as well as compile as many photos and images of her work as possible. Please be in touch for more info, or if you'd like to help us with planning.
True to February, I had been particularly stressed and sad leading up to and during the creation of this piece. I was reading Jorodowsky’s Manual of Psychomagic wherein he prescribes various rituals using a combination of psychoanalysis, tarot, and shamanic practices to help heal spiritual afflictions. It reads like a spellbook listing the problem followed by suggested remedies, starting with difficult relationships to one’s family, childhood, and core identity and branching out from there. I stopped on a ritual for the “devaluation of the female.” Jodorowsky briefly acknowledges the Freudian trope of the female inferiority complex then prescribes various things from walking around with gold coins in your vagina, to painting a self portrait with your menstrual blood on a white sheet and displaying it in a prominent area of the home for guests to see. On every level the dirt palace was an ideal home. Normally averse to direct representation of myself, I was surprised by the alchemical truth I found in this exercise. Not only did I feel very proud of my portrait- I really wanted people to see it. The other half of the piece incorporated grid printed fabric and some snakes I had been playing with for weeks with no real enthusiasm or direction. It ended up a tribute to the multi dimensional and psychologically expansive nature of Jorodowsky’s films.
Sarah rose is an (overly) nostalgic papermaker, printmaker and sculptor who recently moved back to providence, RI. she spends most of her time hiding, sewing, and writing letters. Sarah Rose is currently working with artist Joan Hall on a collaborative edition for Hand Papermaking Magazine’s twelfth limited edition portfolio project. More of SR’s work can be found at http://www.sarahroselejeune.com/.
Daniella is still working on her album.. She also made a bunch of t-shirts about musicals. If you like musicals or are interested in phantoms, cats, or characters named Cosette please click here: http://danbbass.storenvy.com
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 the comix collection TWISTED SISTERS, edited by Diane Noomin...... a collection of underground cartoonists featuring some of the most powerful voices in the 90's comic scene including Phoebe Gloeckner, Julie Doucet and Krystine Kryttre (whose work is shown below!)
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