Wednesday, April 14, 2010

This is So Cool.
L.A.-based bookstore Family brings their indie spirit to the East Coast with a month-long extravaganza of art, music and literature. Set in a 4,200-square-foot pop-up space in NYC's TriBeCa neighborhood, Thirty Days NY features a host of daily festivities from some of the creative community's finest.
Curated by Family's David Jacob Kramer and Sammy Harkham, the duo lined up an event to happen every day of the month for the next 30 days. A rotating cast of artists such as Matthew Thurber and Sumi Ink Club will be on location, conducting classes and letting visitors observe them at work. There will also be an exhibit of artists from the Los Angeles area by the King Kong gallery, with works from Ed TempletonGeoff McFetridge and Rodarte.
One featured artistGary Panter does a bit of everything. “I wake up every morning at 7:30 and read the paper and drink chocolate milk, then take my daughter to school. I run errands during the day, and tend to get to work at nighttime, going steadily till three in the morning on different things.  I put my paintbrush down, and pick up my guitar ten feet away and try out my new flanger pedal for an hour, then I paint for an hour, and then...
For more information on the project go to Thirty Days NY

On a similar but different note...
Check out Feed Your Soul, from indie fixx.
Feed Your Soul is a free art project. Each month artists
 are invited to participate and to contribute a print 
which is totally free and available for download.
This project is coordinated by Jen Wallace of Indie Fixx
 to help art lovers feed their souls with art in these 
difficult economic times and to help artists promote their work.
Isn't THAT a great idea?
For more information and to look at the art 
visit project page here.