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Artist Profiles (part 5): Erin Oliver and Claudia Corletto

This is part 5 of 7-part series Artist profiles, for the participating artists of STITCH. These artists are creating work that are inspired by the words collected, for the Kickstarter rewards and to inspire more conversations. Erin Oliver Erin is an artist and teacher who loves to explore and make art.  She concentrates on painting and drawing abstractly (you can see examples here), but … [Read more...]

THE “WHY?” OF STITCH

Stitch is at a half-point now. The artists are hard at work with the words, and we are busy finalizing the dates and venues for the events that will showcase their work in April. I'm busy preparing for the Kickstarter* campaign now, too. Save the date: April 8 kickstarter launch for STITCH! *Kickstarter is a crowdsourcing platform to fund creative projects. "Backers" pledge small amounts in … [Read more...]

When Durham artists talk vision, anything is possible

Looking forward to catching up with the STITCH core team on Monday evening at 8:30pm at Cocoa Cinnamon in Durham. Akira, me and our boss-man (now 4 and a HALF) will be there to commingle with a dozen artists who've expressed interest in making original pieces. Each new work will be inspired by the STITCH effort to collect, from citizens, their answers to one question: "What do you want to see … [Read more...]

“Year of Dialogue” 2012: a report

Orangutan Swing was conceived in the waning light of 2011 to do just one thing. Make space for offline conversations. Ones with real meat. Meaning. Connection. Eye contact. Getting people together who'd otherwise never meet, so a wide array of viewpoints could make chords across a circle. The roundtable style would work for this. We wanted to see more people really talking and listening to one … [Read more...]