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by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2010 @ 8:55pm
|tacoma needs more mimes! |
by Voronoff on 2/1/2010 @ 10:39pm
|tacoma needs more tacomics!|
by jenyum on 2/1/2010 @ 10:50pm
|Tacoma needs CSS!
Stop copying and pasting from Word!
All of your characters are jacked up!
Your pictures are really cool, however!
by Voronoff on 2/1/2010 @ 10:57pm
|i happen to like jacked (&%-up-(&*^&^ characters, but thanks for pointing that out. maybe in my next(&*^%$$%^&_+ rant +and+ rave i will not copy and paste from word but then again i might and add more jacked up characters,()*&^%%$$#@ if i know it bothers at least one person it might be worth the extra effort!
!@@#$%^^&&**(()!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the compliment on the pics.
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2010 @ 11:03pm
|it's YOur apostrophe! they're insaNE! |
by jenyum on 2/1/2010 @ 11:21pm
i happen to like jacked (&%-up-(&*^&^ characters, but thanks for pointing that out. maybe in my next(&*^%$$%^&_+ rant +and+ rave i will not copy and paste from word but then again i might and add more jacked up characters,()*&^%%$$#@ if i know it bothers at least one person it might be worth the extra effort!
!@@#$%^^&&**(()!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks for the compliment on the pics.
I see how you are.
by NineInchNachos on 2/1/2010 @ 11:59pm
|What ever happened to the Helm Gallery? AND why is Steve Dunkleburger writing art columns for Exit 133? IS Jeremy Greggory getting paid for drawing "edgy but not offensive" cartoons for City Arts ? What's with the Fulcrum Gallery dudes hair... is he baha'i or something? Why won't City Arts return my emails? I want to know gaul dern it!|
by Erik on 2/2/2010 @ 12:37am
|In fact, I get the distinct feeling that Tacomans like everything just the way it is, but I must say, this Renaissance that started 4 years ago is still moving at a snails pace and its time for some of you artsy people to raise the stakes.|
Say Voronoff, have you ever tried your hand at chalking? You might have what it takes to be a Frost Park chalkie.
That's the artistic vortex in Tacoma, which offers the opportunity for the gifted to be transformed from a obscure artist to the (relatively) big time:
And then, if you are lucky and sufficiently advanced in your craft, you have a chance to be "tapped" and asked to apply to be a member of C.L.A.W. Yet, the admission for membership is highly competitive:
Tacoma needs a new home for starving, low-income artists to hang their paintings and play their music among peers, supporters, patrons, and the unwitting public.
Ask Angela if they still have space for you at the co-op:
by L.S.Erhardt on 2/2/2010 @ 1:21am
|There is a hurricane approaching... the fury and intensity of a thousand aspirations howl like banshees shunned by Heaven's Light.
Become one with the storm, or be leveled beneath it
by Voronoff on 2/3/2010 @ 10:44am
|These are all good things to know. Yes Erik, I have tried my hand at chalking. It thrills me greatly to know I could become relatively locally famous by being recognized at Frost Park as a 'chalkie', and perhaps canonized for my useless sacrifices to the local community. i do have some bigger fish to fry. Like that pesky grand master of all secret societies, R.R. I have the real dirt on him and his CLAW cronies thanks to an inside insider. more to come very soon. yes i know all about the speakeasy. Thorax, it is less of a hurricane and much much more of an ART QUAKE.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 2/3/2010 @ 10:48am
|As long as the Artquake is stronger than the 6.5 Nisqually Quake|
by Voronoff on 2/3/2010 @ 11:15am
|beware. the ghost critic trashes toxic tacomixcs too.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/3/2010 @ 11:39am
|tacoma needs no more pornographik activity with a fokkin' seafood creature!|
by Voronoff on 2/3/2010 @ 12:36pm
by NineInchNachos on 2/3/2010 @ 12:38pm
by Erik on 2/3/2010 @ 12:51pm
|Looks like Voronoff may be ready to enter the fray of Frost Park.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/3/2010 @ 12:54pm
|seems like the type who would like those surveyors chalk powder refill squirt bottles.|
by spoonfulofpeter on 2/3/2010 @ 1:00pm
|Who cares what seattle does? Who cares what Tacoma does? Do what you like. Think not about what other people do. Hone (and own) what you do.
I am actually of the mindset that Tacoma needs less art.
by NineInchNachos on 2/3/2010 @ 1:04pm
|Hey who died and made you the 'ghost critic' spoonful? |
by vintagecreature on 2/3/2010 @ 1:40pm
|I don't know if this is the correct forum for my question. I came across this site while looking for live/work space. Being out of work for a little more than a year now I am in pursuit of opening my own art business. However, that does not mean I am ready to fork over the profit from the sale of my home over to a landlord for a rental payment. I'm 46 years old and I need an investment for the future.....Are'nt people interested in buying they're retail space and building something for the future, I know I am? I understand that if you don't have the big bucks you just don't have them and I understand that the city is not going to bankroll the purchasing of a live/work or even a just a retail space for me. But, seems to me with all the empty buildings and the need for working people to actually build something for the future, these developers and building owners could put two and two together and offer up some retail condo's for purchase at a price even a working class artist could afford with some effort...just a thought--- and a hopefully planted seed.|
by The Jinxmedic on 2/3/2010 @ 2:17pm
|The Tacoma maker's shed is starting up- should be opening its doors for memberships on the 15th of February. There is a post about it here:
This should be a great community space for artisans and hackers to do their thing, check the blog for more information regarding the upcoming open house BBQ.
by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 2/3/2010 @ 4:10pm
|"yes i know all about the speakeasy"
You mentioned here you know all about the speakeasy. But, you didn't metion that you're a member of Speakeasy.
Maybe spend time on marketing a place where you art is and speak more postive about it.
Just a thought!
by L.S.Erhardt on 2/3/2010 @ 7:29pm
|well, it depends on the kind of art.|
Stick with me on this, even if it seems like my thought-train is on a wrong-way track.
Art comes in two types, even if the motive is the same.
There is art for profit and art for free.
Now, art for profit is plenty noble. And if you happen to figure out how to live off your art, I have tremendous respect for you. I'd be stoked to sell one piece, much less be able to be financially successful.
Most art, including the Speakeasy fit in here. There is absolutely noting wrong with this. We need to have artists who can make a living on it, and we need to have art you can buy and hold, admire and hang on your wall.
We're getting some decent gallery action finally in Tacoma. This is a ball the we NEED to keep rolling.
Art for free is a different beast. It can be fleeting, it can be permanent. It's this kind of art that is done because it has to be done for the good of the soul of society. Our Frost Park is this kind. We don't ever make $$$ off of it, but we do it anyway. Street mimes are this type of art. So is a dude playing the violin on the street corner. So is Graff. It's done at no cost to the public for their benefit... even if not everyone sees the benefit.
Again, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this.
The way I see it, and I think the way Vornoff the Mighty sees it, is that Tacoma doesn't have enough of the free kind of art. We have a good start with Frost Park and the chair thing last summer in Tollfeson. But those are a start. We need more of the free kind of art.
It's good for Our Soul.
by Maria on 2/3/2010 @ 11:16pm
|Mr. Voronoff, yes the world needs more art. And music and poetry and such. You need to find one or two people who'll collaborate and scheme with you. I don't think it's an accident that so many important creative movements arose from the interactions of groups of artists, photographers, writers, etc.
It's hard to be creative alone...plus realizing bigger projects takes help. But getting too many artists together is like herding Picasso cats. So I hope you find a small handful of, or even one or two, art activists with similar vision, motivation, time, resources...and that 2010 brings more art to Tacoma. Good luck!!
by Mofo from the Hood on 2/4/2010 @ 12:09am
|Tacoma does not need more art.
There is more art in Tacoma than any one person could see, hear, taste, smell, or touch in a lifetime.
Look at the "art" posted anywhere on FeedTacoma. It's like electronic litter. A bunch of used electronic Kleenex's. Here, you want another used Kleenex? You can have my essay when I'm done with it.
Hey, City of Tacoma, are you reading this literary art that I'm making? Give me a grant, so I can buy some more Nalley's Jalapeno Chile and a can of ground coffee. Caffeine free.
Free Tacoma! Electronic art litter is Out of Control. So is the art litter I stumble over when I walk the streets of this art garbage can of a city.
Bunch of recycled garbage made with recycled ideas from recycled minds made of recycled media.
Tacoma does not need more art. Tacoma needs more garbage cans. Not the recycling kind. The REAL kind.
by Voronoff on 2/4/2010 @ 1:21am
|thanks for that great advice on how to promote. I'll consider it. Meanwhile, have you all had a chance to see www.speakeasyart.wordpress.com??? It is a site that I created for my co- op. Also meanwhile, have you heard about First Thursday art walk? It is a tradition in real cities such as Seattle and Portland and even San Francisco where galleries celebrate the opening of their months crop of artists. We will be inaugurating the VERY FIRST FIRST THURSDAYartwalk EVER IN TACOMA at 7-9pm. We will not have the mayor on hand to snip a pretty red ribbon but we will be making art and walking on art and eating food all at the same time. Really, I know it is a silly thing. Doesn't Tacoma already have an artwalk? yes, it is Turd Thursday and the museums are free. awesome. and some of the 'galleries' open their rusty doors and smile wide as 5.4 people crawl through the gates. Do the people of Tacoma wish to continue to slumber right through a Second Renaissance? The Renaissance will be Resurrected at 7pm tonite, hosted by the Members of the Speakeasy,|
by Erik on 2/4/2010 @ 1:50am
|There are several different layers of professional artist. there is the ‘fluff’ artist which is a favorite of Tacoma arts commission funding or who make pretty glass fruit bowls… and then there is the category of artists whom bring the inanimate into the realm of the living and or forge their will upon the world.
I am not trying to undermine the importance of the fluff artist since they provide a valuable service distracting/pacifying the civilian populations THEN provide a nice contrast when the serious artist reveals him or herself to the world.
Also, if you ever encounter a person claiming to be an artist and willing to ‘donate to the community’ beware, you are in the presence of a fifth columnist.
by Voronoff on 2/4/2010 @ 6:46am
|i can't handle any more fluff.
and watch out for 'squatting artists'
they may be lurking around any corner downtown...
squatting on the sidewalk in front of your office.
squatting and swatting at flies.
by NineInchNachos on 2/4/2010 @ 12:56pm
|the "Mofo from the hood" meme is one of my personal art projects. Pay him no mind. |
Mofo, who are the 'REAL' garbage cans and who are the 'FAKE' garbage cans?
by Mofo from the Hood on 2/4/2010 @ 3:03pm
|I make the art to bend your mind.
You interpret it.
by Voronoff on 2/4/2010 @ 4:40pm
|i'm really inspired by this discussion to write a critique on the putrid smell of Tacoma. The variations from smoggy diarhhea to rotted fruity spam come to mind. much more to come, very soon. i see a direct correlation between the way Tacoma smells and the general health of the art community here.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/4/2010 @ 4:53pm
|Hey, that's the smell of money. Chin up!|
by NineInchNachos on 2/4/2010 @ 9:15pm
|hey while were talkin' trash, can you give a ghost critique of my main political cartoon competitor Tacoma Trashcan ?
The Tacoma Weekly likes him cause he will work for free. Can you believe that guy?
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 2/4/2010 @ 9:33pm
|Wow, that TacomaTrashCan comic is really Tacoma centric.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 2/4/2010 @ 9:41pm
|The name is incredibly appropriate.|
by Voronoff on 2/5/2010 @ 3:23pm
|i can believe an artist will do it for free. of course! i put out all the time for free. but not for long. the giving must stop! no more free anything! everything should cost money! if i knew before i was born that life would be so expensive i might have waited a few centuries more when 'they' abolish money and re-institute the trade-barter-gift- a la burning man bohemian zeitgeist hedonistic freee love lovin happy times era.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/5/2010 @ 4:57pm
|oh lord you used the 'h-word' (hedonistic) which is a secret attack command implanted in the computer hive brain of mofo from the hood. stand back! |