Diversity, Equity, and Engagement in the Arts: A Case Study in Change
Intermedia Arts has spent the last year aiming to turn talking points about diversity and community engagement into action. They've changed how they select and program their offerings, who's at the table when organizational decisions are made. It's progress, artists say, but we're not there yet.
Outreach. Inclusion. Engagement. Equity. Diversity. These are all words thrown around a lot in the nonprofit world, but what do they really mean?…
Collage detail courtesy of Intermedia Arts.
LISTEN: What's So Funny? - With Elizabeth Ess
Stand-up comic Elizabeth Ess on working clean vs. working dirty, one-liners vs. storytelling comedy, and trying to fit in with non-comedians.
About this month's featured guest in our monthly podcast on the craft of comedy:…
Photo courtesy of the artist.
A Walking Tour Through Paradise
Novelist Sarah Stonich teams up with artist Mickey Smith for a photo-essay on this year's iteration of "headland Sculpture on the Gulf," a contemporary public sculpture biennial in New Zealand.
Waiheke Island is a swift 20-minute ferry from downtown Auckland. We are traveling to the headland Sculpture on the Gulf biennial exhibit, established in 2003 by the Waiheke Community Arts Gallery.…
All photos by Mickey Smith. Pictured: Audrey Boyle, the knot and the knot now, on-site at headland Sculpture on the Gulf 2015.
In Practice: Writer and Editor Anitra Budd
Lightsey Darst chats with Anitra Budd about colors, cash, work and leisure, and the tension between editorial taste and trends.
Anitra Budd is a freelance editor and writer; she is also a former editor-at-large for Coffee House Press.How do you spot a promising young writer?Anitra Budd…
Anitra Budd. Photo: Nathan J. Kavlie
Tell It Slant
The elegant decay of both the setting and characters in Flannery O'Connor's novel, Wise Blood, provide an ideally damaged environment for artist Chris Larson's distinctive aesthetic twists in the operatic adaptation-cum-exhibition based on the book, made in collaboration with composer Anthony Gatto.
“Does one’s integrity lie in what he is not able to do?” Flannery O'Connor asks in the preface to the 1962 version of her debut novel Wise Blood.…
Set detail from Chris Larson's set for Wise Blood, courtesy of the artists and Walker Art Center.
Humane Portraits from a War-Torn Region
Osama Esid's "Still/Life/Syria" invites a moment's reflection in the midst of Northern Spark's spectacle, to see people whose disrupted lives seem far from our day-to-day in all their humanity and dignity.
This piece originally appeared on Twin Cities Daily Planet and is reproduced here with permission.…
Osama Esid, photo from Still/Life/Syria, courtesy of the artist and Twin Cities Daily Planet.
WATCH: Superscript 2015 Keynote, Ben Davis
National art critic for Artnet News, Ben Davis, makes a case for "post-descriptive criticism," writing about art takes takes into account the proliferation of images available on the web.
Visual quote designed by Nani Albornoz, one of the "Successories" made for Superscript 2015.