Indulgences and Integrity

Recently, a posting about the welcome letter to the University of Chicago’s incoming 2020 class has been making the rounds. The letter challenges a contemporary academic trend, that of Universities creating “safe” (non-anxiety causing) places and preliminarily cautioning students  that an idea about to be discussed may be uncomfortable, an action known as a “trigger warning”. It’s… Continue reading Indulgences and Integrity

Too Smart, Too Beautiful. What?!?

Lately, my collaborator and I have been running into a challenge with our glass work-it’s not getting into some juried glass exhibitions. I asked a well-seasoned colleague why he thought this was the case and he told me the work was “too intelligent”, that it was “very sophisticated”.  In the past I’ve had similar comments made… Continue reading Too Smart, Too Beautiful. What?!?

On Curating

“Oh, you’re a curator too?” My friend’s comment caught me off guard.  I don’t find this activity unusual because I work in academia and there’s always another person in the building who is bringing in a visiting artist or putting together an exhibition. I don’t consider this to be a separate part of my identity as… Continue reading On Curating

Fuck Yeah, Book Arts!

A shout out to the kind folks at Fuck Yeah, Book Arts! One of my old students let me know that Kalopsia Collective posted an image of the work from last year’s exhibition, Octavo Fika Narrative, in Scotland. One of my favorite things about artist’s books is their transdisciplinary nature. Still no frontiers-we’re all outlaws.

NYC adventure!

I am delighted to say that this broadside will debut in NYC at the launch of Thomas Dooley’s first collection, TRESPASS, a 2013 National Poetry Series selection! The launch is this Sunday, 9/28 at 5 PM – Barnes & Noble Union Square. Thomas’ writing is exquisite and if I had a fairy godmother, I’d be there. Do yourself a… Continue reading NYC adventure!