I’m teaching a workshop at VSW this Saturday! Join me!
Social Media for Artists
with Megan Charland
Saturday, November 17th
$35 ($30 for members & students)
Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, oh my! Participants will discuss different social media platforms and how, as artists, we can promote and network utilizing these online tools. Whether you have been tweeting for years or haven’t got a clue what a tweet is, all artists interested in creating a strong online presence are encouraged to attend.
It’s been absolutely heartbreaking watching the news and seeing images of the devastation from Hurricane Sandy. NYC especially, with friends living their (I used to live there), is hard to accept. Times like this though, however terrible, always renew my faith in community. It is SO GREAT to see everyone coming together to help each other out! LOVE IT!
This past weekend at VSW we raised money to send down to Printed Matter. Their basement storage facility took on more than 6 feet of water and as a result lost a sizeable amount of inventory. Printed Matter is one of my FAVORITE organizations and this breaks my heart. If you can, please consider donating! You can do so on the Printed Matter website.
2. September I took on the position of Web Manager at Visual Studies Workshop. I am the voice behind VSW’s Twitter and Facebook accounts. I also launched my redesign of the VSW site this past Thursday! I’m excited to be working with the rest of the VSW team over the next few months adding content to the site.
3. Currently I am training my replacement as Photo Editor & Designer of Afterimage. VOL. 40, No. 4 will be my last in the position. I’m not leaving Afterimage however, I have taken on the roll of Online Media Editor effective this past Friday. I will be working on adding more unique online content to the Afterimage website and I’m also the new voice behind the Afterimage Twitter account and Facebook Page. I LOVE THE INTERNET!
4. The 20hrs/week I was working at the museum the last two years will now be used to WORK ON MY THESIS!
5. I’m going to be a blogger…who actually blogs! As I mentioned, regularly scheduled posts will resume tomorrow and I will also be playing catch-up! Not only do I have to post about my “recent” trip to NYC, but also post about events going back as far as MAY! YIKES! I’m not even going to admit how many blog drafts have piled up. BAD BLOGGER.
6. I’m teaching a workshop at VSW! Social Media for Artists will be held Saturday, November 17th from 10am-1pm. I hope you’ll join me! REGISTER: $35 ($30 for members & students)
This Sunday is Yards Experimental, an evening of experimental art and music at The Yards. Fellow VSWer John Lake organized the event – he along with several of his friends and some of us VSW students will be displaying our photographs (workprints), which will be available to take home (FREE!) at the end of the evening. Fun!
I was browsing in the special pop-up bookstore by ARTBOOK at VSW yesterday and literally ran across the room when I spotted Goodnight iPad by Ann Droyd sitting on the shelf. First of all, Goodnight Moon (by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd), which this parody is based off of was one of my favorite books as a young child. I was grinning like a fool standing in the store! Second, this is just so clever! I will most definetly be picking up a copy for my niece (Bella turns 4 next month – and yes, knows how to use an iPad already) this weekend at the 2012 Photo-Bookworks Symposium – and a copy for myself! I have quite the shopping list forming – and a grad student budget. This book must be mine though. Priority!
“Modern life is abuzz. There are huge LCD WiFi HD TVs and Facebook requests and thumbs tapping texts and new viral clips of cats doing flips. Wouldn’t it be nice to say goodnight to all that? Like the rest of us who cannot resist just a few more scrolls and clicks, you may find yourself ready for bed while still clinging to your electronics long after dark. This book, which is made of paper, is a reminder for the child in all of us to power down at the end of the day. This hilarious parody not only pokes loving fun at the bygone quiet of the original classic, but also at our modern plugged-in lives. It will make you laugh, and it will also help you put yourself and your machines to sleep. Don’t worry, though. Your gadgets will be waiting for you, fully charged, in the morning.” – Penguin Group (USA)
Scott McCarney will be in conversation with curator Cyril Reade at 7pm TOMORROW NIGHT as part of the 2012 Photo-Bookworks Symposium at Visual Studies Workshop! The event is taking place in the auditorium. Will I see you there?
Above are photos (I took) from McCarney’s current exhibition at VSW: “Reversing the Catastrophe of Fixed Meaning: The Bookworks of Scott McCarney”. The exhibition is up through July 9th in VSW’s Bookstore and Gallery. Be sure to check it out!
The highlight of Magnum’s House of Pictures for me was Larry Towell’s corner. I immediately was attracted to the tactile quality of the empty film canisters, tri-x film (hand rolled), gravestone/memorial rubbings, and newspapers. After his live performance a couple of months ago and having sat in the audience as he declared his excitement and contentment in being in the home of Kodak, I could’t help but look at this tribute to George Eastman and smile.
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