6.27.2008

uncreative writing in harpers
http://www.vagablogging.net/04-08/pointers-on-writing-an-unoriginal-story.html
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Phantom Galleries LA is proud to present:


LAAGAFBLA08
LA Art Girls Art Fair Biennale
Los Angeles 2008
Organized by The LA Art Girls
http://www.laartgirls.com


LAAGAFBLA08 takes place July 10 – August 23, 2008.
Opening reception July 10th, 6pm -10pm for the July Downtown LA Art Walk. Open August 14, 2008, 6pm-10pm for the August Downtown LA Art Walk.

Location: The PE Lofts www.PELofts.com
601 Los Angeles Street, Downtown LA, CA 90013
610 South Main Street, Downtown LA, CA 90013

Pedestrian Viewing 24/7 at the Main Street Location.
Both spaces are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-6pm or by appointment.


LAAGAFBLA08 is the LA Art Girl’s world premiere international art show for contemporary works, and will be Los Angeles’ cultural and social highlight for the summer. The exhibition recognizes the individual within this unique artist collective. Work by 27 artists, from our cutting edge generation of emerging stars, will be contained in two spectacular downtown spaces. The exhibition includes the highest-quality paintings, sculptures, drawings, installations, photographs, and video.


This prestigious exhibition combines a selection of top artworks with an exciting program of special performances, parties and crossover events. Exhibition sites are located on 6th Street on the corners of Main and Los Angeles, in the city's beautiful downtown Historic Bank District. The exhibition is within easy walking distance of The Standard Hotel, and driving distance of the beach.


The show will be a vital source for art lovers, allowing them to discover new developments in contemporary art. A tour de force, LAAGAFBLA08 is the favorite summer meeting place for the international art world.

LAAGAFBLA08 Artists - Stephanie Allespach, Tricia Avant, Allison Behrstock, Carolyn Castano, Krista Chael, Sydney Croskery, Karen Dunbar, Catherine Daly, Amber Fox, Phyllis Green, Leila Hamidi, Micol Hebron, Parichard Holm, Ellie Kervorkian, Leigh McCarthy, Amitis Motevalli, Claudia Parducci, Nancy Popp, Sarah Riley, Ambika Samarthya, Kim Schoenstadt, Felis Stella, Ten Terrell, Kelly Thompson, Elizabeth Tremante, Shana Torok, Marjan Vayghan


Media Contact: Stephanie Allespach allespach@earthlink.net


More about the Downtown LA Art Walk
The Downtown Art Walk is a self-guided tour that showcases the many art exhibition venues in Downtown Los Angeles — commercial art galleries, museums, and non-profit arts venues.
Free Shuttle Service provided 6 - 10 pm
http://www.downtownartwalk.com/


More about Phantom Galleries LA
Phantom Galleries LA is a Los Angeles County based organization that transforms properties in transition into 24/7 public art galleries. Each installation is a unique relationship between the participating Artist, Curator, and Property Owner. Exhibits are curated by local Arts Organizations, Galleries, Independent Curators, and Artists.
www.PhantomGalleriesLA.com

6.24.2008

stephen vincent just posted this thing about lyric poetry to the POETICS list, and at first I thought it was going to be an interesting thing about perhaps lyric poetry becoming more ephemeral as a lot of lyrics poetry fulfills the demands of sound effects or trills and whatevers of sounds without a freight of "necessity" needing to take place; some of it's devoted to subtle states of mind, tones, moods which emerge when reading juxtaposed sense clues, images, bits of language; some of it is esoteric (just looked up -- from within, I gather sort of like "inner circle" while I have long thought of it as meaning "removed" -- separate from the mucky concerns of the everyday -- incorrectly, thus I learn) in its approach, and some of it that other thing I meant when I TYPED "esoteric" -- the opposite of gnomic, a sort of lyric trick where you're reading along, having a good time, and then the true poem emerges gradually, upon subsequent readings, ut always the poem is slightly eluding one's grasp