Art Crawl After a Chat

After a coffeehouse chat with two poets, tonight’s art crawl begins with “Michael Jackson”–as himself–by Sydney Belden. Click over to read it, then scroll down to see Belden’s “Chaplin”:

"Michael Jackson by Toronto-based photographer/artist, Sydney Belden.
“Michael Jackson by Toronto-based artist, Sydney Belden.

I spent a LOT of time at this next one. It’s sort of education, sort of art. Fascinating, especially the way the textures, colors, and images are used to express so many stories. “The Dinner Table” at Elizabeth Sackler Center for Feminist Art makes a big first impression:

"The Dinner Table" by Judy Chicago
“The Dinner Table” by Judy Chicago

Click the images to look at the individual place settings in great detail, plus even artist sketches as she built the work. Here are two fascinating settings: Sacajawea and Margaret Sanger.

The museum provides a full breakdown of the place setting and her story.
The museum provides a full breakdown of how the place setting represents her story.
The Dinner Table also features lesser-known heroines such as Margaret Sanger.  Click over for her full story.
The Dinner Table also features lesser-known heroines such as Margaret Sanger who dared to tell other women about syphilis.

(Consider it part if the art that my spell-checker claims not to know how to spell syphilis.)

Over at Articulated Artists, London painter Kate Groobey talks about collage as a means of “surprising herself” that lays a “scaffolding towards a big painting.” Excellent interview by Nick Nowicki with images of the full process.

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This interview is YOUR coffee with a poet.
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