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Philip Hartigan has been at 8 events

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First Friday Art Walk600,006The July #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, July 7, 2013.------------------------------------------How it works:To participate, please join our community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk.  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the   #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)July First Friday Art Walk2013-07-05 13:00:00105G+
First Friday Art Walk600,006The June #FirstFridayArtWalk  is here!It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate. The June First Friday Art Walk will be held on Friday, June 7, 2013.--------------------------------------------------------------How it works:Beginning this month, we are changing the format of #firstfridayartwalk to a community-based event. To participate, please join our new community, Google+ First Friday Art Walk: https://plus.google.com/communities/117542371460000181203Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, to the Community and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk .  Of course, you are also welcome to use the hashtag on your own profile. The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media.Art lovers and artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the     #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well, both to the Community and to your own circles. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Thanks, and we look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)June First Friday Art Walk2013-06-07 15:00:00214G+
Samantha Villenave1,070,432+Art+Talk #16, an interview with +Kurt Ankeny, hosted by myself and +Lena Levin .I asked Kurt for a bio. What he gave me are these beautiful words."I like to describe myself as an autodidact, but that's not really true at all. If anything, I'm a bibliodidact. Some of the works most important to my formation were How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by Stan Lee and John Buscema and Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle. Those two were my lifeline for many critical years of development. In fact, I had given away my copy of Anatomy Lessons,  when I started recognizing images from it in the paintings I was looking at. I hadn't realized how deeply those images penetrated. So I had to buy myself a replacement copy.Here's a problem I have: all writing about art tends to circumvent the art itself. I'm not saying one shouldn't write about art, but it's deceptive to cement into prose a reaction to a piece that depends wholly on the time, circumstances, education, experience, and readiness of the individual viewer looking at it and reacting or responding. So, what you have a is a snapshot of a very, very narrow point where two individuals connected for a moment in time.So those qualms aside, I'm a relatively new painter. I've only been painting for about seven years. Four of them what I would consider "full-time". Painting, as most of us who practice with any determination and ambition know, is a very slow burn. Cy Twombly told Jenny Saville to try and remain ignored for as long as possible. And that is good advice as long as one can manage it. Because painting, especially since the modernist movement, is a vast ocean of possibilities and it takes many canvases to get your bearings.I guess that's my long-winded way of saying that I really don't know what I'm doing yet. I know, I know. One isn't supposed to undercut one's brand and reputation with such nonsense and honesty. "I don't know what I'm doing" does not mean "I don't know where I'm going." I do have plans, I have grand ideas and ambitions. It's just that there's a lot of white space on the map between where I stand now and Mount Accomplishment. I think that the fissure between abstraction and figuration is an obvious point of interest. Today's painters are swarming on that likeArt+Talk interview with painter Kurt Ankeny2012-11-04 20:00:0023G+
Samantha Villenave1,070,432This is the new event with the new time, since Sandy stopped us from doing it last Sunday.+Art+Talk #15, hosted by myself and +Philip Hartigan.+Hrag Vartanian is a writer, editor, curator and art critic based in Brooklyn, New York. He has written extensively about street art, performance art, the internet, issues of multiculturalism, and has contributed to numerous online and print publications. Vartanian is also the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the +Hyperallergic art blogazine. He has been invited as a guest commentator on +AL JAZEERA , WNYC and has been quoted in +The New York Times , New York Observer, Daily News, +EL PAÍS, amongst others. He regularly lectures on the art world online, and he serves on the board of the Triangle Arts Association.http://hragvartanian.com/********************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Hrag, Philip, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, which will be streamed here on the event, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Hrag. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite from those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the The New and Improved Art+Talk Hangout on Air interview with Hrag Vartanian2012-11-03 16:00:0064G+
Samantha Villenave1,070,432+Max Rubenacker is going to be the guest artist for this Sunday's upcoming +Art+Talk  hangout on air, and I'll be joined in my efforts of interrogation interviewing by former +Art+Talk guest and designer +Aaron Wood. Max is a mad scientist, a geek with an art degree. His art happens in the small spaces between the cracks of the world. He's enjoyed a long obsession with photography, 3D, and any weird digital process he can get his hands on. A suspected synaesthetic, he has actively been using sound to make visual art since 2009.************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Max, Aaron, and I, and the hangout will be streamed from this page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section underneath the hangout, which will be streamed here on the event, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Rodney. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES  to the event (and whose profiles I have vetted, meaning I know you, or I can tell from your profile that you are an artist or art lover), into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite. It'll also guarantee that you get a reminder for the hangout, whether you should choose to watch or join.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview withMax, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Max's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the Art+Talk Interview with Mad Scientist Max Rubenacker2012-10-07 20:00:0042G+
Samantha Villenave1,070,432The #FirstFridayArtWalk  is a new page (+First Friday Art Walk) and hashtag/sharing project here on G+. It is open to all. Whether you are an artist, or simply an art lover, there is a way for each and every one of us, who wishes to, to participate.See starting and end times on the event above. We're going to be celebrating art and our very first First Friday for nearly three days, starting on Friday, October 5th and continuing through the weekend. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------How it works:How can one participate? I'm glad you asked! :)Artists, simply share work of your own, a painting, a drawing, a sculpture, an illustration, and add the hashtag #FirstFridayArtWalk  . The Art Walk is open to non-photographic work, in traditional, and digital media. Artists and non-artists alike are welcome to reshare the work of other artists with the #FirstFridayArtWalk  hashtag as well. This way, we should be able to get a flurry of art circulating in everyone's stream. Also, please circle +First Friday Art Walk , so that I will be able to reshare the work that you have hashtagged #FirstFridayArtWalk  , from over there. Thanks, and I look forward to seeing your work! Please feel free to invite artists and others that you feel may be interested in this event. :)Creatively, SamanthaEDIT: Since creating the event, I have learned that many of you have received multiple invitations to it. I have no idea how this happened, and you have my sincerest apologies. It was truly unintentional, and please forgive me for any frustration that this has caused. I've reported the bug to the Google+ team, and really hope that this will not happen in the future. Events are cool, spam, on the other hand, is truly anti-cool. ):G+ First Friday Art Walk2012-10-05 12:00:00207G+
Samantha Villenave1,070,432+Philip Hartigan will be joining me for Episode 9 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Philip, who describes himself as an "artist-writer-artist" works with drawings, writing, damaged photos, and letter, transforming them into prints, books and installations that relate to moments of personal narrative. He writes on his blog, "Praeterita" http://philiphartiganpraeterita.blogspot.fr/, as well as for the art blogazine +Hyperallergic http://hyperallergic.com as well as for Time Out Chicago http://bit.ly/PmYqE9 .**************************************************************************************************How the Hangout works:For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be justPhilip and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page, as well as on hangoutnetworks.com. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section, on my profile, as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Philip. I generally keep an eye on comments from viewers and try to bring their remarks into our conversation.After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES (and whose profiles I have vetted) to the event, into the actual Hangout, to join in on the conversation. RSVPing doesn't not mean you are required to come, but if you think you may want to, it is a way if insuring that you will receive an invite.Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Philip, and please join only if you are interested in discussing art and Philip's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Headphones, while not required, are preferred, as it limits the risk of renegade background noise.Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, here, on YouTube, hangoutnetworks.com , or the +Art+Talk Hangout on Air - guest artist Philip Hartigan2012-09-16 20:00:0049G+
Samantha Villenave1,070,432Artist +Abigail Markov will be joining me for Episode 4 of +Art+Talk  Hangouts on Air.Abigail is an abstract oil painter who I've enjoyed getting to know through posts on Google=, so I'm looking forward to the opportunity to sit down and talk about art and her work.http://abigail-marie.com/  .For the first 30 minutes of the hangout, it will be just Abigail and I, and the hangout will be streamed from my profile page. You're welcome to watch, and use the comments section as a chat, for any questions that you may have for Abigail.*****************************************************************************************After 30 minutes, I will invite those who have RSVPed YES to the event. Please be aware that the hangout is an interview with Abigail, and join only if you are interested in discussing art and Abigail's work. :)I also ask that you have a camera, and a microphone if you would like to join. Thanks you to the artists in the community who have sent feedback. I appreciate it! :)****************************************************************************************The hangout will also be recorded, so you are welcome to watch later, on YouTube or the +Art+Talk page.Previous +Art+Talk Hangouts can be found here: +Art+Talk Interview with Lena LevinArt+Talk Interview with Paul RoustanArt+Talk Hangout Interview with Cliff RothArt+Talk Hangouts on Air interview - Guest artist Abigail Markov (PLEASE READ FULL EVENT BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO JOIN)2012-08-10 21:00:0015G+

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Kostenlose Fotos / Bilder / Sprüche - Legakulie.de4,933+Kostenlose Fotos / Bilder / Sprüche - Legakulie.de  hat Folgendes ursprünglich geteilt: **************NEW  CIRCLE EDITION*************                                     Boost your visibility on Google+  & share this unitedcircle!To be added to the unitedcircle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Plus, Comment and Reshare this post in PUBLICBest wishes from germany   #powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #unitedcircle   #followers  2014-07-21 15:55:04501000CC G+
Becky Collins12,812Small Business Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542310411CC G+
Aahana Priyadarsinee9,780Another Great circle Share from me!ENGAGER CLUSTER: VERSION 5!Hey friends ENGAGER CLUSTER is ready to be shared, you to get MORE FOLLOWERS! This circle features some of the coolest GOOGLE + engagers who love keeping us engaged with their cool posts!Just to the following to feature in the next Edition of this Awesome Circle share:1. +1 this post!2.Publicly share this circle and if possible leave a comment behind!3.Don't forget to add me i.e. +Aahana Priyadarsinee 4.Keep smiling and enjoy the weekend! #saturday   #saturdayshare   #topsharedcircle   #awesomepeople   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #engagerspeople  2014-07-04 22:45:17400171221CC G+
Aahana Priyadarsinee7,415Featuring a COOL CIRCLE OF TOP GOOGLE PLUS ENGAGERSTo be included in this circle just do the following:1)Add me to your circles!2)+1, share and comment on my posts!3)+1 and Share this circle publicly in your stream!4)If possible please leave a comment behind so that I can know you have done the above steps!Enjoy your weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #fridaycircle   #fridayfun   #fridaycircleshared   #funcircle  #sharedcircle   #publiccircleshare     #circleshare     #circleoftheday  #circleshares     #circlesharing     #circlesshare    #publicsharedcircle   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle  #todayssharedcircle     #publiccircle   #circle     #circles    #awesome   #awesomeness   #awesomepeople   #shareyourcircle     #bestengagers   #followers   #followback     #awesomecircles  #topsharedcircle   #topsharedcircle     2014-06-20 18:30:4740115615CC G+
Ryan Johnson6,972These are some of the most active and interesting users on Google Plus. If you want to join the list please do the following:1) Plus one this post2) Share this circle PUBLIC3) Leave a message at the original post#bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing 2014-06-18 12:53:45486623372CC G+
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Daniel Mihai Popescu16,828This is a very special circle I recently created, with a complex range of members, therefore I shall call it The Complex CircleIt is still in testing form, so any activity from your part will be greatly appreciated.You may want to tag your friends, be free to do it; if they also comment here, they will be added to Friends of Friends, a circle i made with your suggestions (it didn't went very well at the time, the friends you tagged weren't really your friends, or worse, they wanted not to be in my circles), maybe three months ago.It is my suggestion to follow +Maximum Circle Sharing because this is the page which will share any circle with you in it and all the friendly circles having me as a member :)Please add it, share it and re-share it. Do it with responsibility, it's for your own good. Don't forget #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle  !2013-10-01 16:33:06456673678CC G+
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Luis Roca5,744Art & Design Distilled on Google+ — This is your concentrated dose of visual goodness made up of artists, designers and art bloggers for September. Enjoy*Note: I'm always looking for profiles consistently posting fantastic art & design work. Feel free to mention one or two you think I'm missing in this group. Keep in mind this is a focused cross-section.Quality > QuantityLuis #sharedcircles   #circlesharefriday   #art  2013-09-06 14:10:4450028CC G+
Shawn Manaher1,382Core Circle Grows - Circles In CirclesStill amazed, still shocked, still growing!  In the last 7 days Core Circle has gone from 0 to 250 active members and continues to gain momentum with multiple mentions, shares and ripples across Google Plus.  This seriously has the makings of something that is ready to explode!Now, you might be asking, what's next and where do we go from here?!? Great questions!As you now know Core Circle is about creating segmented circles of interest within a circle so that you have the opportunity to REALLY get to know those in the circle.  You become and stay active in Core Circle through simple engagement (+1, Sharing & Comments) and living out the 'Give Before You Get' mantra.But, what happens when things start to get big, what about keeping it manageable? Today, I want to introduce you to the next part of Core Circle. Circles In Circles.Circles In Circles creates the strongest way you can connect with other members in a meaningful way.  It simplifies the "oh my goodness there as so many members!!!" into a bite sized, "Wow, this is easy to get to know each other!" It also allows room for growth for the larger Core Circle as more Circles In Circles are formed.Now what does this mean for you?  Below you will see a list of individuals in 5 separate groups named Pandas, Penguins, Turtles, Squirrels and Whales. If you are part of Core Circle Panda, then I would ask that you follow, share and comment on your group's content first, before you go onto the next Circles In Circles group.  I know you are all highly active on google plus, so it might not take you long to go through one group, so feel free to engage on several!Naming Your Circles In CirclesI know that 'Core Circle Panda' is a seriously boring name, so when you see your circle name, please comment below what you might want to name it.  Talk about it within your group to come up with something fun, interesting and exciting.Wow, this post is getting long, almost done!Core Circle Member RequestAs a Core Circle Member all I ask is that you:+1 this postFollow other Core Circle members IN your Circles In Circles groupShare this Core Circle with your friends, family, and neighbors.INVITE new members to join your Circles In Circles group. Non-Core Circle Member RequestWhile you are not YET a member, you can become one by:+1 this postFollow Core Circle membersShare this Core Circle with your friends, family, and neighbors.ASK to join a Circles In Circles group.Core Circle Active Member ListThe Pandas (see comment below for list)The Penguins (see comment below for list)The Squirrels (see comment below for list)The Turtles (see comment below for list)The Whales (see comment below for list)Wrap UpI know this has been an epic post, but I hope that I conveyed well the message of Core Circle and Circles In Circles.  Remember, it's about giving back folks and it's not as hard as it seems!Thanks to all you for making this a great experience for everyone involved!!!Go Core Circle & welcome Circles In Circles groups! #corecircle   #circlesincircles ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Once you are done here, take a look at the previous posts that Core Circle made, which will give you more detail into 2013-08-26 11:29:443771354995CC G+
Steven Krohn10,920+Rusty Ferguson via +Shawn Manaher - Core Circle, Add & ShareRusty FergusonShared publicly  -  Yesterday 2:32 PM A nice circle from +Shawn Manaher good enough to share to my stream :)  You really should add this one.  Then start engaging with the people in it.Shawn Manaher originally shared: Core Circle Give Back DayWow, you guys really amazed me yesterday with all the comments, +1s and sharing you did of this post http://goo.gl/IN7DK0 and in so doing growing the Core Circle Member List.  I wasn't expecting this response.  You guys really shocked me!  You lived out the give before you get belief and that definitely created something  interesting, exciting and fun!!!  THANK YOU!Well today is less about promoting externally and more about engaging internally.  It's not about how many times you share this post, but engaging with fellow Core Circle Members.  It's not about how many more people are added to the larger group but getting to know those already around us.  Today it's Give Back Day!Everyone loves to be in groups, but what they don't like about them is that they get boring, stagnant and curmudgeon (had to look up the spelling on that one!). This is also known as, no one is reading my content, people never talk to me and when was the last time I got a +1 for that awesome #caturday pic I shared!!! Waaah!  Crying aside, I think we can all relate, but Core Circle is not about that!As members of Core Circle, you get this, you know it's important, now it's time to act and so this is what I am asking of you.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Core Circle MembersToday, I am asking you to do 13 simple things today for 5 other #corecircle members. I promise you this won't take much time, it will enrich your day as you get to share and engage with some pretty awesome people in Core Circle.1. Please follow 5 members in Core Circle adding them to your own "Core Circle" group. (if you already follow the Core Circle members ignore this step)2. Please +1 at least 1 post on each Core Circle member you added.3. Please share at least 1 post from 1 of the new Core Circle members you added, publicly.4. Please comment below and list the names of the 5 people you followed and engaged with.5. Please have fun! Non-Core Circle MembersIf you are here today and found this post or someone shared it with you, you can join the party, but you won't be added to the main Core Circle until next week.Core Circle Member ListThis is the list of actively engaged Core Circle Members that over the last several days has engaged in some form or fashion with me and the entire Core Circle.  Please remember that these are real people, looking for connections and great content that is worth sharing and engaging with.Some have shared their pages and sites, which I am passing on to you.  Their views and what they express on these pages and sites are their own and not representative of this circle or google plus. Had to say it! :)+Abdulaziz Alangari  - Connecting+Aditya Nath Jha  - Motivation - +Inspire2Rise +AJB Holidays  - Connecting+Akinola Emmanuel  - Books+Alket Bibe  - Travel & Tourism+Andrew Macintyre2013-08-24 15:10:3832612736CC G+
Shawn Manaher1,057Core Circle Give Back DayWow, you guys really amazed me yesterday with all the comments, +1s and sharing you did of this post http://goo.gl/IN7DK0 and in so doing growing the Core Circle Member List.  I wasn't expecting this response.  You guys really shocked me!  You lived out the give before you get belief and that definitely created something  interesting, exciting and fun!!!  THANK YOU!Well today is less about promoting externally and more about engaging internally.  It's not about how many times you share this post, but engaging with fellow Core Circle Members.  It's not about how many more people are added to the larger group but getting to know those already around us.  Today it's Give Back Day!Everyone loves to be in groups, but what they don't like about them is that they get boring, stagnant and curmudgeon (had to look up the spelling on that one!). This is also known as, no one is reading my content, people never talk to me and when was the last time I got a +1 for that awesome #caturday pic I shared!!! Waaah!  Crying aside, I think we can all relate, but Core Circle is not about that!As members of Core Circle, you get this, you know it's important, now it's time to act and so this is what I am asking of you.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Core Circle MembersToday, I am asking you to do 13 simple things today for 5 other #corecircle members. I promise you this won't take much time, it will enrich your day as you get to share and engage with some pretty awesome people in Core Circle.1. Please follow 5 members in Core Circle adding them to your own "Core Circle" group. (if you already follow the Core Circle members ignore this step)2. Please +1 at least 1 post on each Core Circle member you added.3. Please share at least 1 post from 1 of the new Core Circle members you added, publicly.4. Please comment below and list the names of the 5 people you followed and engaged with.5. Please have fun! Non-Core Circle MembersIf you are here today and found this post or someone shared it with you, you can join the party, but you won't be added to the main Core Circle until next week.Core Circle Member ListThis is the list of actively engaged Core Circle Members that over the last several days has engaged in some form or fashion with me and the entire Core Circle.  Please remember that these are real people, looking for connections and great content that is worth sharing and engaging with.Some have shared their pages and sites, which I am passing on to you.  Their views and what they express on these pages and sites are their own and not representative of this circle or google plus. Had to say it! :)+Abdulaziz Alangari  - Connecting+Aditya Nath Jha  - Motivation - +Inspire2Rise +AJB Holidays  - Connecting2013-08-23 13:16:12328944598CC G+
Luis Roca5,477I've adjusted the Art + Design Distilled Circle with some significant changes, removing a few pages that posted redundant content and a few sharers who — um, we'll simply say it turns out they have an overly broad definition of art when it comes to the nude female. — Several fantastic artists and writers on the visual arts have been added. It's Art + Design Distilled on Google+.#TGIF everyoneLuis #sharedcircles   #circlesharefriday   #art   #design   #graphicdesign   #painting   #ns  2013-08-16 14:06:4453316CC G+
Luis Roca5,101Art + Design Distilled on Google+ has been slightly modified. There are one or two additions but will always stay around this size as some profiles may drop off in activity and with that, I'll move them out of the circle while I continue looking for new ones to add. This way when I share it every few weeks, it will always be a circle that consistently provides good work and discussions.Enjoy and Happy Friday everyone.Luis#circleshare   #sharedcircles   #art   #design   #graphicdesign  2013-08-02 14:25:2858115CC G+
Luis Roca4,937Art + Design Distilled on Google+ is a dense slice of some of the best artists, curators and active commenters of the visual arts.On Wednesday I posted a small circle I have enjoyed for a long while and asked for help to make it better. A few people came up with great suggestion and circles. Those suggestions led me to thousands of profiles I was reviewing up until early this morning to create this circle.I kept it smaller than most other circle shares but incredibly varied with a focus on quality streams and discussions. There are familiar faces and pages that have been circled by over a million people alongside artists that have been hooped less than five hundred times.This process ended up being far more rewarding than I could have imagined. I never created a circle like this to share and really regret not doing it sooner. I have met so many great creative people and added them to my circles. To all of you who recently circled me: Hello :)Enjoy the great visuals in your streams and Happy Friday everyone.Luis #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle     #art   #design  2013-07-19 13:22:1253233CC G+
Carolyn Curtis221,632It has been ages since I shared my circle of highly creative people. In addition it has been just as long since I updated it. Are you artistically inclined? Would you like to be added? Just let me know!2013-06-03 20:57:411069412CC G+
Carolyn Curtis183,084Since I am sick and heading to the couch I will share my ever growing art circle with you. Take a peek add some talented folks from all walks of creativity. Do you belong in this circle? Let me know and I will drop you right in. 2013-02-05 20:07:319414520CC G+
Samantha Villenave510,146My 112 of 2012 (Who's in Yours?)Face it, if we're here, on G+, we probably spend a little way too much time on the Internet. I'll be the first to admit that being my case.These are the people whom I have interacted with the most, and have interacted the most with me for the past year. It's a mixed bag of a circle, but I can honestly say that I am very blessed to follow, and know a bit, each and every one of them.In this circle you'll find artists (painters, drawers, sculptors, illustrators and photographers), art lovers, designers, writers, geeks/developers, gamers, hangouters, googlers, and then some.  If you received a notification, then yeah, that means you're in it. And I just want to say Happy New Year to each of you. And thanks for the good times. I'm glad to know all of you, and I'm glad that I can even call some of you friends.If you aren't in it, don't worry about that too much. It isn't me, it's google's circle relevancy algorithm that picked these people, according to the time we've spent emailing, chatting, +1ing, commenting, and hangouting. You may want to check your own circles to see who your most relevant people are!Oh, and why not hashtag it  #my112of2012  if you do decide to share your own? It could be fun. :) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  2013-01-01 19:13:0711248563CC G+
Trever McGhee17,563+Take2seconds to check out this circle of amazing people made up of great Artists and Art lovers that +Nicolas Green has found, along with some other extraordinary people that I've added that share inspiring posts.+Take2seconds today and everyday to click the +1...the share button on positive posts that make you smile, for it's guaranteed to make someone else smile as well when you share it on the public stream.Share circles of people that are making a difference with their posts, with their shares.+Nothing but Circles +CircleCount  #SharedCircles   +Best Shared Circle    #circle   #share   #publiccircle   +Public Circles 2012-12-20 17:58:02444512237CC G+
Shawna Mac12,851Re-sharing my Artists circle as it's grown quite a lot since the last share. #circleshare #shawnacircleshare  2012-10-15 21:52:193109011CC G+
Samantha Villenave415,621I call this circle "Artcest".These people are my tribe, my love, the delight of my stream. This circle contains the 99 (plus moi) non-photog artists that I interact the most with, according to Google's algorithm. If you aren't in here, it isn't that I don't adore you, it's just that these peeps and I've got history, interaction, and mutual drooling and conversing over paintings and the like.I can guarantee you that each is a delight to follow. Some are NSFW, c'mon, but you don't care about that, because you know what you want to see in your stream here, it's innovation, beauty, paintings, sculpture, illustration, and mad creative experimentation. Each of these friends share primarily posts concerning art, whether their own and others. Certain among them are, IMHO, at the core of the art community here on G+. They're its central nervous system. They bring the internal into the external, here, on our not so tiny corner of the Interwebz.To be consumed, without moderation. #art   #circleshare  2012-10-15 06:55:32100592651CC G+
Maude McDonald15,490I am trying to do some "circle management" today.  If you are a painter, work with a pigment, and if you have added me but I have left you out of this circle, please let me know.I also have an "Artist" circle for non pigment artists (charcoal, pen/ink, sculpture or 3D art, etc).  I will share that soon.  Again, if you have circled me and I have not added you, please let me know on that posting.2012-09-30 21:23:31430336CC G+
Abigail Markov12,495Meet The G+ Artists #MeetTheGPlusArtists  This circle, plus a few, was compiled from the #MeetTheGPlusArtists  event yesterday - the favorite artists of Artists and dedicated art lovers alike. I went ahead and compiled this small circle for the sake of ease; for those who want active, working artists who share their work here on G+ but are less inclined to go through the entire tag stream and add them individually.In addition to the 39 artists suggested, I have included three community pages that are central to the quickly-growing traditional arts community here on G+ for those of you who want to continue to find the best of art on G+, the emerging artists, and who want a deeper look into what goes into the art shared here: +G+ with Brushes , +Friday Art Critique and +Art+Talk.+G+ with Brushes  is the champion of the Traditional Artists here on G+, managed by +Terrill Welch and +Lena Levin as the starting point for anyone new to G+ who wants to find some of the best art on G+. These two artists scour the active arts community searching for the best of traditional art here. Whether you want more gorgeous art in your stream, or you are an artist and wish to know more, circle +G+ with Brushes and let them know you have. They are always looking for more artists, and more amazing art.For those of you who are artists, who love art, who want to learn more about art, or who want to see the thought and work that goes into a piece of art, +Friday Art Critique belongs in your circles. A long-running weekly event here on G+, +Friday Art Critique is the brain child of +Max Rubenacker and ss where artists of all walks (from traditional to photographic to digital) submit work for critique and evaluation to their peers, and to the supporting fine arts community. Many of the heavy hitters of our arts community got their start here - it is the emerging artist gallery of G+. If you want to know about the best of the best before they are the best - or if you want to work to becom2012-09-27 16:59:414211715CC G+
P E Sharpe28,871The Backbone Of My G+ HangOut CommunityIt's the anniversary month for Hang Outs On Air, so what better way to celebrate what hangouts have meant to me than to share a circle of the folks I deem hangout-worthy? ;^)These are the people who make MY hangouts happen, whether they are Googlealiens who have supported the hang out environment or the everyday G+ folks with whom I have had regular, ongoing conversations over the past year.The circle comprises people who kicked everything up a notch for me on G+, and who are largely responsible for building the community that surrounds me. They are, for the most part, the people who have shared circles that included me, who have given me a shoulder to lean on when the going gets tough, who have shown me different ways of thinking, who have given of themselves so freely and allowed me to be part of their worlds too.Thanks to you all for making my G+ feel like home. +Shared Circles on G+ +CircleCount +The Best Circles on Google+ +Public Circles 2012-09-20 19:12:5210155236CC G+
Trever McGhee11,231+Matt Lichtenwalner has done fantastic work putting this artists' circle together. I follow quite a few of these #artists   #illustrators   and they do amazing work.So I've added the rest to check them out, as we continue to search for inspiring photo's, stories, work ...to promote in our relay.Day 96 of our journey away from home to inspire you to Take2seconds to follow us, to share this post so that we can reach out to more people. Every new follower encourages sponsors to invest in our community projects that generate income to support more community projects that save lives.+Take2seconds  #Take2seconds  2012-08-20 16:58:1350016214CC G+
Samantha Villenave236,655Got Art? - Part 8: Artists - N - Q (by first name)Part 1: Artists - A: http://bit.ly/NDM6ifPart 2: Artists - B: http://bit.ly/PlfKbXPart 3: Artists - C: http://bit.ly/NoWtDTPart 4: Artists - D - E: http://bit.ly/N2xXNlPart 5: Artists - F - I: http://bit.ly/Ss6FMWPart 6: Artists - J: http://bit.ly/NP4g0zPart 7: Artists - K - L: http://bit.ly/Nv2dvLPart 8: Artists - M: http://bit.ly/NXHZ0vThe text below is copied from the original circle share part 1, because, no, people aren't going to click to read it, and haters will hate, so I must reiterate. Sorry! :)At nearly 1000, my art circle is bursting at the seams. It's too big to share on it's own anymore, so I thought I'd break it down into several smaller circles, to share over a period of days.These people fill my streams with visual imagery, sometimes beautiful, experimental, evocative... each one has a unique perspective and practice. Most of these people are painters, drawers, illustrators, sculptors, etc. (I generally keep my photogs in a separate circle, with a few exceptions, for good measure. So yes, this circle is a different beast.)The desire to connect with other artists is what brought me to G+, and it is a huge part of why I am still here.**************************************************************************A note about this circle, and my sharing it.Every time I share a circle, I get a backlash of anger from people that are not in it. Honestly, it is to the point that I rarely share circles.Please know that this circle is not all of the artists that you should be following here on Google+, it is simply the artists that I follow. I have chosen them for personal reasons, and enjoy following each of them. I am sharing them because I believe that you may also enjoy following them.This circle reflects my choices, of whom to follow, please be respectful of that. If you are an artist, and not in my circles, please feel free to say hi and let me know in the comments, so that I can mosey on over to your profile and see your work! #art #creativity #sharedcircles  2012-08-20 15:36:157925116CC G+
Matt Lichtenwalner0Been a while since I shared out my 'fellow artists' circle. If you're looking for a little inspiration, or maybe just a bit more color/creativity in your life, you could do FAR worse than to circle these #artists and #illustrators.Hope you have a creative day!2012-08-20 15:24:3550113111CC G+
Kelly Dombrowski4,341Time to share the art circle!  It's been quite a while :)  I am sure I have some to catch up with myself.2012-08-09 00:14:25435816CC G+
P E Sharpe26,662#Top99STOP THE INSANITYI don't even like some of these people. How'd YOU get in there, for instance. Yes, I put myself in the circle. Wanna make something out of it? #comeatmebro  2012-07-25 00:58:3510094560CC G+
Marilyn Fenn9,388My Top 100Just sharing the top 100 people with whom I interact (or who interact with me; not sure which way it goes).  I left out pages, and oops - accidentally deleted some pages from my permanent mega circle.  Did I lose you?And should you be here?  ;)2012-07-24 02:30:531012008CC G+
Samantha Villenave48,038I'm in the mood to ponder art and artists, and thought I'd spread the love a bit by sharing my art circle with you. I know, it's a biggie, but each person in it is a gem. They fill my internet life with beauty and creativity, some for over a year now. If you're an artist, and see this post, please feel free to leave a comment so that I can hop on over to your profile and discover your work as well! #art2012-06-25 17:30:5947823313CC G+
Paul Stickland8,156Artists Circle on G+ - A Suggested Artists ListWith thanks to you all for your suggestions, here is my circle of interesting and engaging Artists to give new G+ users a really great start on the G+ experience.This is a fraction of my full 450+ Artists circle, I have handpicked those who are being particularly creative in their use of G+.As ever, I welcome your suggestions to add to the circle.#art #artists #painting #drawing #sculptors   #sculpture #digitalart #circles   #circleshare   #illustration   #illustrators  2012-06-18 12:47:00163251120CC G+
matthew rappaport50,710A POWERHOUSE +Shared Circles on G+ of Engaging and a Few Random Potpourri Plussers for you to ENJOY!Add this as a testing circle and see how your +Google+ Lights up!!!Let me know how it tested out for you... take notes![Again if you weren't included ... this is only a small percentage of my circles! I'd share you all at once if I could! ;) ] #sharedcircles  2012-06-11 19:29:37499261627CC G+
Meilani MacDonald2,935Small Business circle 2 of 2Hello small business peeps! I'm a small biz person and naturally I want to connect with other small biz owners. I really feel we all have so much to share with each other and to learn from one another as we navigate this world called Google+ that provides us with so many great tools and resources to support our small biz efforts. I also think it's a good thing to support each other, and lift each other up as we work towards our goals. So I've been collecting small biz people and shared small biz & entrepreneurs circles, because those are the people I most want in my own circles, to follow, to connect with, and to support. I have 700+ small bizzes in my circle, so I've split it into two circles to share with you. This is #2 of the 2. Let's hear it for small business!Btw, speaking of supporting small bizzes, I host a TGIF Biz Networking Hangout every Friday at 4pm pst, now a Hangout on Air. It is a chance to give yourself and your biz a little promo, and I feature special guests who are small biz owners and who have all kinds of good advice and info to share with other small biz owners. Please check my profile for more info or to watch last Friday's episode, where we talked about QR codes and great ideas for how to use them, and also talked about the value of keeping content fresh on your blogs and web sites, and when and why to blog, or not to blog. #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #sharedcircles +CircleCount +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Shared a Circle with you2012-05-28 18:24:39330211318CC G+
Rob Gordon22,157*Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed & Small Business OwnersUPDATED SHARED CIRCLE: Part 1 of 2: A through L (by last name).Link to Part (M-Z):         http://goo.gl/0Fcg1Link to Supplemental 1: http://goo.gl/AXXrWLink to Supplemental 2: http://goo.gl/TZKKeLike to Supplemental 3: http://goo.gl/3x6hINOTE:  This circle is no longer maintained in its present form but is still a good place to start if you are looking for entrepreneurs to follow and connect with here.  It has mostly been replace with a Google+ community of the same name that you can find at http://goo.gl/ejG9P**********************This is the most recent update to the popular "entrepreneurs" circle that posted a few months ago. As you can see, it has gotten bigger than 500 people so I have had to split it alphabetically into two parts. These two circles includes the self employed, small business owners, independent contractors, small startup companies and pretty much anyone trying to make it outside of the traditional economy.This is different from the other business circles of this type in that it doesn't include too many of the "celebrity entrepreneurs" and instead has mostly people with their own business or venture. There are more than 800 people here, but this has been reviewed extensively since it was last published -lots of fantastic new people have been added, and some have been dropped - mostly because they don't interact much. The end result is a circle of really awesome business people who actively interact with others here and have a small business or entreprenueral mindset.This is a really diverse group and includes entrepreneurs of all stripes - some have well established ventures and are wildly successful, others are just getting started and haven't made it yet. As can be expected, it is a little tech heavy, but represents most industries and many different types of business. There are even a handful of people here who have traditional jobs, but seem to have an interest in small business issues and always seem welcome to help entrepreneurial efforts. The people in these circles post all manner of things - not just business, but all are smart and interesting people so I recommend that you check this out.I do want to add the disclaimer that this is in no way "definitive" - there are millions of entrepreneurs on Google+ and this is just a tiny fraction of them - the ones I have curated. It seems that about two seconds after I publish this I always remember someone I should have included so just me know if you think you should be here. I republish this periodically and generally add everyone who comments on the post.As with all circles of this size I would use some discretion in adding this - either update your existing circle, pick and choose the ones you like or use these as a trial circles - whatever works for you. I'm not even sure Google will let you add all this many names at once so you may have to come back if you want to add all of them. The technology for this is not perfect, but I am trying to do my part to help build a highly interconnected community of entrepreneurs here on Google+.I hope you find the people in this circle interesting.RobReshares welcome and appreciatedIMPORTANT: You don't want to follow people based on where their last name fits in the alphabit do you? Make sure you also take a look at the second part of this list:LINK TO PART II (M-Z): http://goo.gl/0Fcg1#smallbusiness2012-04-18 18:49:234401197169CC G+
P E Sharpe19,435You Turn Me OnThis is my happy little constantly evolving circle of sapiosexual delights. Formerly a circle in which I shared folks who like smart folks, it's now a circle comprising people who post things that excite and arouse me for one reason or another. I've previously explained the root source for the prefix sapio ; here it is again, but from wikipedia this time.The word sapience is derived from the Latin sapientia, meaning "wisdom".[23] Related to this word is the Latin verb sapere, meaning "to taste, to be wise, to know"; the present participle of sapere forms part of Homo sapiens, the Latin binomial nomenclature created by Carolus Linnaeus to describe the human species. Linnaeus had originally given humans the species name of diurnus, meaning man of the day... he later decided that the dominating feature of humans was wisdom, hence application of the name sapiens. His chosen biological name was intended to emphasize man's uniqueness and separation from the rest of the animal kingdom..+Shared Circles on G+ +Sapiosexual +Public Circles +The Best Circles on Google+2012-03-28 22:10:47122341323CC G+
Marc Jansen17,871Sharing the LoveI freely admit that +Bearman Cartoons came up with this idea first (Hell, I'd better own up to that, considering that I publicly proclaimed my desire to steal borrow this idea on his thread!)This circle is made up of all of the people who've included me in very nearly 150 publicly-shared circles, as captured by +CircleCount.com.There are, or course, a lot of the Usual Suspects here, people like +Peter G McDermott , +Michael Anderson, +stephanie wanamaker , and +Eoghann Irving.What I found most enlightening is that fact that I actually found a handful of names that I didn't recognize here. People who have apparently taken some level interest in me without me even realizing it. People like +Fred Wierda, +Nate Smith, +tam frager, and +Zach Harper, to name a few.I just wanted to follow +Bearman Cartoons lead and thank each of these people and to repay the favor. THIS JUST IN: It seems that I missed +Shay Dougan and +Kevin Medeiros when I put this together - my apologies to both of you for the oversight!(Oh, and lest anyone cares to give me a hard time for adding myself, +CircleCount tells me that I somehow managed to share myself out at least once... ;-) )2012-03-24 03:37:2075717CC G+
Marilyn Fenn3,010Now that my Art Motherlode circle has hit 500 people, it's time to share (and start a new one?). This circle includes all pigment artists, illustrators, sculptors, curators, art writers, gallery owners, and art pages that I have circled so far (at least in this circle; there may be some unintentional omissions). I have tried to include only those who post, though no guarantees.If I left you out and you think you belong in my next incarnation of this circle, please be sure to let me know in the comments. Enjoy! :D2011-12-19 21:21:18500647CC G+
James Day5,393G+ Artists # 3 (Painting - Acrylics, Oils, Watercolors, some Illustration...)Please leave a comment below one of these if you're an artist / illustrator / photographer / concept artist / designer / etc. and would like to be included.2011-11-07 11:39:492152127CC G+
Pantelis Roussakis184Here's 500 of my VISUAL ARTISTS circle mostly photographers, I am as in awe of the visual world today as I was when i first opened my eyes 51 years ago, so Thank You if your in this circle, my stream is a visual delight 24 hrs a day.Pantelis Roussakis shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 06:15:37500635CC G+
Maude McDonald85This is my current Artists circle. Great art, good people.Maude McDonald shared a circle with you.2011-10-26 23:31:5350028213CC G+
Samantha Villenave7,019Creativitivy enthusiasts, I've updated about 40ish new members to the Google Art Walk website, so here is the circle, for those of you who are following along. It includes fine artists, illustrators, photographers, film artists and musicians. If you think you fit the bill and would like to join, please check out the about page, and then join at googleartwalk.wordpress.comSamantha Villenave shared a circle with you.2011-10-25 14:28:28181318CC G+
P E Sharpe1,547Art+ Circle.I have been encouraging artists to #occupyG+withart since I arrived here as a field and beta tester in July. This particular circle is comprised of a diverse group who are active in their varied #art worlds and who have posted publicly here at G+. They have all certainly made my experience here more interesting.Until the next version...P E Sharpe shared a circle with you.2011-10-24 02:32:303161347CC G+
Jaime Perry588This is my other circle of artists.Jaime Perry shared a circle with you.2011-10-23 16:44:2537111CC G+
Samantha Villenave6,690A lot of people have been asking me to share my artist circles lately, so here they are, all compiled into one. Happy circling!Samantha Villenave shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 23:38:1720930615CC G+
Jon Evans104a circle of artistJon Evans shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 02:05:08501443CC G+
Cameron Buckley0My ARTISTS circleCameron Buckley shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 19:53:56287403CC G+

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2014-01-31 19:27:36 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Philip und Johnny und Franz
It's my birthday today. It's also the birthday of Johnny Rotten from 70s British punk band, The Sex Pistols. And Franz Schubert was born on this day, too. It's a measure of how old I am, or am becoming, that I saw Mr. Rotten and his fellow musical scamps pe...

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2014-07-09 14:10:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

HAR HAR!

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2014-01-20 21:14:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Works in progress on panels: acrylic, acrylic media, ink, pencil, graphite, collage lithographs and japanese papers. Images drawing from the stop motion film I made last year.

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2014-07-21 15:41:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I found out last week that I'm going to Paris in January 2015 to teach for a couple of weeks. Here is a shot of the 'hood where I'll be staying (near Montparnasse cemetery.) J'aime Paris, moi...

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2014-07-13 17:00:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Visit to an Artist's Studio: Amy Crum
A few days ago, I visited the studio of artist Amy Crum, in her home near the Chicago River. We sat for over an hour next to a window with a view of treetops and plants, looking at her recent work spread out on the floor around us. She's recently returned t...

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2014-07-11 17:28:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Restoring my big printing press
I am currently working on restoring my large Dickerson printing press to a working state. This mainly involves removing a heavy deposit of rust on the steel rollers, which built up as a result of the press lying in storage and not sufficiently protected fro...

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2014-07-09 14:10:06 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)

HAR HAR!

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2014-07-04 15:45:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Printing an edition
Yesterday in the studio I took one of the acrylic resist experiments and printed an edition from it. It's the 'Boxer and factory' image, on which I took an old copper plate, coated it with Lascaux hard resist, and did a mixture of carborundum/pastel ground ...

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2014-07-02 16:44:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Commemorating A Wartime Disaster
  Peter Bolger, a friend whom I’ve known since we were both 11
years old, recently posted updates to a website he’s been adding to for a few
years. The blog is NorthShields173.org , and it’s dedicated to the history of
one night in the north of England duri...

2014-07-02 14:24:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

My first time trying this photo story thingy...

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2014-06-27 15:46:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

An Explosive Read
I’ve never been a soldier, and I’ve never wanted to be a
soldier. I was a staunch pacifist beginning in my teens, though I modified that
later when I read more about the history of the Second World War. But WWII
remains, for me, the single war of the twenti...

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2014-06-27 00:45:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

New piece written by me for the art blog/magazine (or 'blogazine', if you will) +Hyperallergic ...

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2014-06-23 17:45:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Fireworks. Hoping they get auto awesomed.

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2014-06-23 15:57:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

I just finished teaching a monoprint class
Last week, I went to the Interlochen College of Creative Arts to teach a 3-day intensive course in monoprint printmaking to a group of 6 adults. A monoprint is a type of print you make by painting or rolling ink onto a surface (a metal plate or plexiglass, ...

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2014-06-10 20:36:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Visit to an artist's studio
Last week, I visited the studio of an artist who I became acquainted with via Facebook. It turns out his studio, which is in his home, is only five blocks from where I live in Chicago. The artist's name is Robert Porazinski , and he makes these interesting ...

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2014-06-10 20:21:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Work in progress based on moments from my 2013 stop motion animation. Mixed media collages on panels and canvas, paper-litho prints on sculptures.

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2014-06-07 00:34:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

In 2008, Patty was teaching for a semester at Bath Spa University in England. I joined her several times, and during one of those trips we crossed the channel to write a travel article about Normandy -- specifically the area around Bayeux and all the D-Day landing sites. Patty wrote the words, I took the pictures. The attached photos are some of the highlights: staying at a 17th century chateau with a 13th century chapel attached; entering the cathedral of Bayeux in the cool morning light; visiting the shelled out concrete German gun placements on the coastline; seeing the many cafes and restaurants with signs in the windows saying 'Americans welcome, Americans eat here for free'; spending time in the museums, watching the footage from June 6 1944, then looking out the windows at the very beaches where those incredibly brave men leaped into the water in the face of the Nazi barrage; going to the... more »

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2014-06-05 12:19:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

How to etch a linoleum block
Linoleum as a material for printmaking has been used for nearly a hundred years now. Normally, you cut an image out using special gouges similar to woodcut tools, cutting away the lino around the image you want to print. This is called relief printmaking, b...

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2014-06-02 19:33:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

New blog post about some decidedly toxic etching processes...

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2014-05-26 15:08:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Seeing an old work in someone's house
I was at a party on Saturday night when I was introduced to someone who I met once, maybe ten years ago. It turns out that this chap bought one of my prints on that occasion -- a fairly big linocut -- and this was the first time we had seen each other since...

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2014-05-22 20:05:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Two to Watch
Last Thursday I attended the MFA Photography degree show at Columbia College Chicago and saw work by two artists that was as good as most of what you would see in a commercial gallery or museum. I happen to have worked with these two students in the semeste...

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2014-05-12 14:28:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

New blog post about some more non-toxic printmaking

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2014-05-07 17:16:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

For printmakers, with some good images and some technical terminology...

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2014-05-06 14:48:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

New piece of work: three dimensional print/artist's book.

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2014-04-28 15:38:20 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Great news!

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2014-04-25 15:55:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Do you ever feel that you're being pulled in many directions at the same time?

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2014-04-23 16:35:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

New blog post about a college talk I gave yesterday...

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2014-04-22 23:10:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

I gave a talk to a class of writing students today about dreams in art. Here are some of the pictures that I put up via the projector for discussion...

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2014-04-18 15:12:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Trying to pick up the blog again on a more regular basis, focusing mainly on my own studio practice.

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2014-04-18 15:11:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Printmaking again
After I moved studios last year, I spent most of 2013 working on a stop-motion animation that combines printmaking, sculpture, and narrative. This year I've been making 2-d work again, using images derived from the film, or remembered from it. So there are ...

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2014-03-12 14:38:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

What books do you re-read, and why?

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2014-03-12 14:38:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Why I Reread
I recently added to a thread on Facebook about Flaubert’s
Sentimental Education, during which I mentioned that I’ve read it at least four
times. It got me thinking about how many other books I’ve read more than once,
and what the list might say about me. Ac...

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2014-03-05 16:12:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

New blog post about a show by New York photographer Lynn Saville...

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2014-02-20 15:08:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

My article about the College Art Association's conference in Chicago last week...

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2014-02-19 16:17:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

New blog post from my recent visit to SF

2014-01-31 19:27:36 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Philip und Johnny und Franz
It's my birthday today. It's also the birthday of Johnny Rotten from 70s British punk band, The Sex Pistols. And Franz Schubert was born on this day, too. It's a measure of how old I am, or am becoming, that I saw Mr. Rotten and his fellow musical scamps pe...

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2014-01-28 20:16:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Here is a mega-album of photos taken at my 2 person show in Chico, California, last week. The show is Places I've Never Been, my co-artist is +Patricia Ann McNair , and the work is prints on panels, 100 page accordion book, video/sound installation. The photos show everythign from the work, to the artists' reception, to the drawing/writing workshop we did, to the floors of the gallery itself.

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2014-01-20 21:14:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Works in progress on panels: acrylic, acrylic media, ink, pencil, graphite, collage lithographs and japanese papers. Images drawing from the stop motion film I made last year.

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2014-01-07 15:57:21 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Less than an hour to go to back my Kickstarter project for my California exhibition with writer +Patricia Ann McNair. We hit our rather lowball goal before Christmas, but any contribution will help us meet the costs of the show. Some luvverly rewards available for contributions between $15 and $250. We love you all!

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2014-01-06 18:07:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

What I Read Over Christmas
The Christmas and New year period seems to be one of the few times nowadays when I get the chance to read books from beginning to end, one after another. In the last two weeks, I read: a book of short stories by Rob Davidson, The Farther Shore ; two novels ...

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2014-01-03 21:16:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Why "12 Years A Slave" is like "Schindler's List," but in a crucial way Isn't
From left: Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Chiwetel Ojeifor It's been three weeks since I saw "12 Years A Slave" by British director Steve McQueen. It's taken me this long to muster the strength to write about my response to it. Whether you've seen it o...

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2013-12-24 15:47:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

The Porpoise Driven Life
See what I did in the title? I made a pun! On the title of some completely naff self-help spiritual bollocks bestseller from the last decade. I'm actually in St Augustine Florida, the oldest city in the United States (if you discount the claim of Jamestown,...

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2013-12-21 13:09:01 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

New blog post in which I share a memory of a person who lived their life through music...

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2013-12-18 02:37:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Interview with my writer-wife +Patricia Ann McNair on the blog of Chicago writer +Ben Tanzer

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2013-12-14 19:47:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

D.H. Lawrence on Cezanne
Paul Cezanne, "Still Life with Apples" I have a book called Poets on Painters which contains essays long and short by many well-known twentieth century writers about artists. Here is the English novelist D. H. Lawrence talking about some of Cezanne's portra...

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2013-12-11 20:41:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

My Kickstarter project, Places I've Never Been, is the Project of the Day on Kickstarter's home page (check out screenshot: not the bearded guy, the Staff Picks below...)

If you'd like to find out more, here is the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/761144569/places-ive-never-been

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2013-12-10 23:55:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

My show in California in January 2014 is at 1078 Gallery, in Chico...

... and they've created a nice looking page for it:

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2013-12-10 17:39:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

My Nelson Mandela Story
One of my sketches from Cuba All right, I never actually met Nelson Mandela. But his death
last week reminded me of something that happened ten years ago, when I was in
Cuba. At the end of my third week in Havana, I decided to take a
bus to visit the town o...

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2013-12-07 22:18:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

New blog post with something unusual, for me: returning to old paintings...

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2013-12-05 14:59:05 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

New blog post in which I ask you to throw away all your red paints...

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2013-12-05 14:56:26 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Against Spectacular Art
I see a lot of art these days. I see it online, via all the
blogs and websites I have bookmarked. I see it in galleries and museums in
Chicago, which I visit more regularly since I started writing articles about
art for publications like Time Out and Hypera...

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2013-12-01 17:53:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

This is great bill, Thanks for writing this. A couple of thoughts:makes me realize that my own current project needs another 6 months of work. Also that talk that I reviewed for Hyperallergic recently: it seems that Kentridge was recycling a lot of stuff from previous projects like this one. It was a work in progress but I kind of hope he does something else for the Schubert project. Anyway I'm glad you got to see this, and I hope I can too sometime

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2013-11-27 15:03:28 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Here's my latest article for +Hyperallergic , about a recent experiment in synesthesia in Chicago...

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