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New York Art World Primer: new post

I wrote a quick post for Hyperallergic about a great panel discussion held last week at 3rd Ward as part of Krista Saunders’ Intro to the New York Art World class. Check it out, and get in touch with me if you want to get to work on your own professional communications.

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EVENT: Reading + Photography: You Are Now Here


(A sneak-preview of Daria Ska’s prints, from her Facebook page.)

Saturday, March 30, I am hosting a reading + curated photography exhibition. You Are Now Here, at The Imaginary Space, features photographers Rebecca Fuller, Erika (Saki) Sequeira and Daria Ska and readers Lauren Belski, Karina Briski, Chiwan Choi and Eric Nelson.

It is an honor to host and present the work of these talented artists.

Join us for:

You Are Now Here
photography exhibition + reading
hosted by Robin Grearson at:
The Imaginary Space
174 Bogart Street, #210
Brooklyn, NY 11206

March 30, 2013, 6-10:30 PM

Artist reception: 6-8 PM
Readings begin: 8:30 PM

About You Are Now Here:
The world just moves faster in New York. The expression “wherever you go, there you are” urges us to take time to ground ourselves, to slow down and pay attention to our environment.

You Are Now Here brings writers and photographers together to showcase words and images that evoke a strong sense of place.

Free admission, prints and books will be offered for sale. Please support our artists!

Featured photographers:
Rebecca Fuller
Erika (Saki) Sequeira
Daria Ska

Readings by:
Lauren Belski
Karina Briski
Chiwan Choi
Eric Nelson

About our artists:
Lauren Belski is the author of the short story collection Whatever Used to Grow Around Here (Crumpled Press) and the forthcoming collective collection The Trout Family Almanac (Papercut Press).

Karina Briski is a writer raised in Northern Minnesota and currently living in Brooklyn. She is the host of Words with Beers, a monthly reading series in Bed-Stuy too cheap for a microphone and too rich to care. She is currently working on a collection of stories about rust belt creeps. Her work can be found online and in print.

Chiwan Choi is the author of two poetry collections, The Flood and Abductions. He is also a founding editor of Writ Large Press, a downtown LA-based small press. He is currently involved in creating LA Writ Large, a non-profit literary think tank focused on changing the economic landscape for writers and publishers.,

Eric Nelson is the author of The Walt Whitman House and The Silk City Series and is originally from New Jersey. His essays, criticism and fiction have appeared or are forthcoming in HTMLGIANT, The Billfold, Chimes & Sirens and Volume 1 Brooklyn, among others. His E.P. of recorded stories “They Make a Wasteland, They Call it Pastiche” is being released by Diabetic Koala in spring of 2013. He lives in Ridgewood, Queens.

Rebecca Fuller
Brooklyn-based photographer Rebecca Fuller has been documenting New York’s street art community for many years, and she is also the co-founder of The Street Spot.

Erika (Saki) Sequeira
Erika Sequiera’s photographs include portraits from her recent trips to Guatemala and Argentina, as well as her New York home base.

Daria Ska
“I was born, I live and some day I will die,
enjoying the time in between – I fly”

Join us:
You Are Now Here!

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Full Moon, Poetry, & An Apple A Day!

The Highwaymen NYC has curated inspiring poetry readings around Brooklyn for almost a year, always on a full moon. I offered series host Elizabeth the use of my studio for the upcoming Highwaymen NYC #10, which takes place February 25 at 7 PM.

And, since people are coming by anyway, and since I have five empty walls, once the reading was confirmed, I contacted artist Cameron Blaylock and invited him to exhibit An Apple A Day–an art-making-on-consecutive-days project he happened to be pursuing last year at the same time I was working on my consecutive-days writing project, 100 Days. Cameron’s project, in his own words:

“Every day for five weeks in 2012 I went to my studio (or, when traveling, opened my journal) and painted an apple. Each apple was photographed and published on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #anappleaday. The idea for the project was inspired by my desire to document the learning process and to have a daily painting practice.”

Come view the results of Cameron’s daily practice and hear some poetry under the next full moon. All of the event info is posted on Facebook, and below. Images courtesy of Cameron Blaylock.

The Highwaymen NYC  and The Imaginary Space present an evening of poetry and art:
The Highwaymen NYC #10, featuring poetry by Emmalea Russo, Matt Nelson, Elizabeth Clark Wessel and Kurt Opprecht
An Apple A Day, paintings by Cameron Blaylock
February 25, 2013
7 PM, Free admission

The Imaginary Space
174 Bogart St.
buzzer #210
Brooklyn, NY 11206

The Highwaymen NYC #10 will feature readings by:

Emmalea Russo is a poet and visual artist. She received
her MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Recent work has appeared in Ambush Review, ILK, Wicked Alice, and Yew Journal. Two chapbooks, clearing (dancing girl press) and book of southern and water (Poor Claudia) are forthcoming in 2013. She lives in Brooklyn.

Matt Nelson is a co-founder of Mellow Pages Library and Reading Room in Bushwick. He is an MFA candidate at CUNY Queens College. He is currently writing about Jesus and reading small press books.

Elizabeth Clark Wessel is a founding editor of Argos Books & recently became co-editor of Circumference: Poetry in Translation. Her poems and translations have appeared in DIAGRAM, A Public Space, Guernica, Sixth Finch, Lana Turner Journal, Jacket2, The Laurel Review, and elsewhere. She is the winner of the Bennett Poetry Prize at Columbia University, sponsored by the Academy of American Poets. Dana Levin chose her manuscript Whither Weather for the Midwest Chapbook Series, sponsored by The Laurel Review. She was born and raised in western Nebraska, and now lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she works as a translator.

Kurt Opprecht is the son of a rocket scientist and a financial planner. He was born and raised in Brigham City, Utah, a very small town from which he fled in the early eighties. He currently lives on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where he writes tiny poems and crafts devices from which he claims to obtain supernatural powers. He is a certified charlatan and teaches writing at NYU-SCPS and Gotham Writer Workshop. [] Twitter: @opprecht. Tumblr: tinypinkfrog.




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