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What culture shock? How to stop worrying about where you are and start loving being lost

We are in India. I guess I've said that many times already. Every time I talk to anyone, online, or offline, even to each other. I say it: "We are in India, yaar." I know, you know. But, yeah. We're in INDIA. It's kind a big deal (and kind of fun to say). And, frankly, a big shock, to all of us. Why should it be a shock? As someone who have prided himself to be good at adapting … [Read more...]

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...]

FRIDAY: Meet the STITCH artists

Man, oh, man. Who says a rolling stone gathers no moss? Meet the 20 (and counting!) artists who'll be making original pieces out of the "Top 50 Words that Durham Said it Wanted to Become." (If you missed that, check them out here.) The "Meet the Artists" party will be this Friday at Labour Love Gallery, in Golden Belt in Durham. Add your name to our e-mail list to get updates on who's … [Read more...]