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Posted on July 20 at 7:47 p.m.
ps. So far I've heard of 6 or 7 serious, productive local artists accepted for the Village, and I'm sure there are another dozen I haven't yet heard about. They deserve respect for who they are and what they do, not disdain from people who clearly have no clue about the local arts community and what it's doing to try to sustain itself here in the real world, imperfect as it is, as opposed to someone's fantasy of the good old days.
On Tenants Chosen for Funk Zone Artist Village
Posted on July 20 at 7:18 p.m.
Since the article only mentions two people, it would be interesting to know where cinderella got the info that all the others are out-of-towners or whatever "hipster indigo children" is supposed to mean.
Anyone who can't muster the energy to look at work by dedicated and hard-working Santa Barbara artists can console themselves with stories of the good old times when masterpieces were being created illegally in alleyways by a vanished race of "real" locals who knew how to keep people like cinderella amused with their antics.
Posted on July 18 at 5:48 p.m.
How does more than doubling the number of artists working out of funky spaces in the Funk Zone mean the ruin of the Funk Zone?
Urban life is constant change, and it's always been one aspect of any arts community to constantly adapt. Try stopping by during one of the Second Saturday art walks, especially after the new artists come in, and support what's there instead of complaining about some vision of what isn't.
Posted on June 13 at 5:20 p.m.
Never said the natural environment is MINE. But it also doesn't belong to you or those macrame-loving souls who like to "express their creativity" by decorating it. The actions or reasons of centuries-old native americans are irrelevant to what people with no recognizable claim or relationship to the landscape are doing right now.
You deserve a special macrame cap for having won every argument in which you've ever been engaged.
On Lizard’s Mouth Gets Yarnbombed
Posted on June 13 at 11:52 a.m.
Yeah, maybe a walk in some part of the natural world not yet tarted up by would-be improvers and their witless condescending enablers.
Posted on June 13 at 11:29 a.m.
In fact the terminal illness from which some people suffer is the arrogant narcissism that calling something "art" entitles them to supposedly enhance our appreciation of the natural world by intruding their dim and dreary constructions into it. It's the people who consider this a cool or worthwhile "art project" who should have been wrapped in macrame and left on a boulder for a couple of weeks.
Posted on June 13 at 6:55 a.m.
Right, the natural landscape is so god-damned ugly on its own, it needs to be improved by wrapping it in your grandmother's lap blanket.
Posted on May 27 at 6:37 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court has in effect decided that an occasional massacre is a price worth paying for its twisted and indecent reading of the Constitution. All that's left is a bit of tinkering at the margins, and although one can hope for that at least, the record of insanity by Republican-dominated state legislatures across the country, even in the wake of other atrocities, doesn't allow for much optimism.
On Isla Vista Memorial Shouts “Not One More”
Posted on May 21 at 11:20 p.m.
No one will be living in these things. They're temporary work spaces. Permanent work spaces will be included in the final project. Whether artists find any of this useful will be for them to decide, not condescending irrelevances like Holly.
On Funk Zone Artist Village
Posted on May 14 at 7:05 a.m.
The anecdotal testimonials are just that, but the links should have been included in the article, along with some context on other postural techniques and what makes this specific approach different, other than appeals to the author's supposed insights into what nature and evolution intended and her explorations in ancient wisdom and comparative anthropology.
According to the Univ of Utah website, the expertise of Helen Barkan (sic) is in surgical treatment for intractable epilepsy. As for her claim that this is the "greatest contribution" to anything other than the marketing of another self-help scheme that might in some cases do more good than doing nothing, we'll await the studies in the appropriate peer-reviewed journals.
On The Gokhale Method