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Post #672 • November 30, 2005, 8:04 AM • 17 Comments

On Saturday, at the Orange Art Space, 244 NW 35 Street, SODA is putting on "Worth Its Weight in Dirt," and you should check it out. This is an unofficial student art group at MIU that gets no funding from the school. They went out, busted their asses, and mounted a show, without any help from Grinning Snitzer, Quipping Clearwater, or any other heavy machinery of the local art world. Go see it.




November 30, 2005, 8:23 AM

Alesh is also underwhelmed about that Herald piece. And you're calling me caustic?



November 30, 2005, 8:37 AM

And it looks like people are taking your "tongue in cheek" reaction seriously.

That would be unfortunate.



November 30, 2005, 8:39 AM

Anonymous comment via e-mail: " I want to know where the big bed is that they are all sleeping in together."



November 30, 2005, 8:56 AM

Uh, who's sleeping in the big bed? I don't think I follow.



November 30, 2005, 8:57 AM

Must be in anonymous's head.



November 30, 2005, 9:04 AM

You'll just have to wonder, Kathleen. Hey, did you know that Spencer Tunick is coming to speak at MIU soon? Of course you don't. Herald wouldn't take the story.



November 30, 2005, 9:22 AM

uhh.. i meant 'caustic' as a compliment. yeah... maybe the remark about Fred goes too far? Sorry; it made me chuckle. Fred is great, really.



November 30, 2005, 9:25 AM

re SODA: there's lots of cool stuff like this around. I wish they'd throw up a web page somewhere that can be referenced... there's plenty of free ways to half-ass it, which is better then nothing. or something?



November 30, 2005, 9:39 AM

I took it as a compliment, Alesh. Back at you.

Kids - you see Alesh's idea, there, about the site? That's a good idea.



November 30, 2005, 10:51 AM

From the Herald article in question (and I do mean in question):

Major collectors like Rosa de la Cruz and the Rubells have a tremendous influence, Ambrosino explained. "Today if you say, `Rosa de la Cruz bought 10 works by this artist,' a buyer is much more likely to make out a check.''

Sad, but all too true. What's even sadder is that nobody involved seems to find anything even remotely wrong with this situation.



November 30, 2005, 12:20 PM

hey, not on topic, but if i am coming down by greyhound which bus stop should i get off at?



November 30, 2005, 12:55 PM

From the list, I'd pick this one.


Marc Country

November 30, 2005, 7:57 PM

Anonymous comment via e-mail: " I want to know where the big bed is that they are all sleeping in together."

Probably a big Tracey Emin fan...



December 1, 2005, 5:02 AM

MICHAEL VASQUEZ is a good guy, an ambitious, smooth and co-operative Bro. Since he can be considered as tough,( miami was only considered dangerous to 'Scareface' watchers up until a few hurricanes ago however) lets see how tough he can paint, make things or whatever he's best at creating.
Someone was bitching about how Fred has taken dominion over everything ART marketing wise , and yet, I can't help but think to myself, what would these tough creative dudes and others like him do without him? Hit the streets and pawn things off in order to feed themselves with self destructive habits?
Fuck that Vasquez says.
His contribution to and participation with 'Guerilla Tactics' under the guidence of Alisa Pitchenic, Fred Snitzer and others will shape his future. Lets see what happens.
None-the less, he's a potential kicker of ass.

Fred or Micheal don't and /or won't read this blog anyhow/way, so what's the point?
The point is that Vasquez now has a chance.



December 1, 2005, 5:18 AM

My Dad was tough, he burned our trailer with all his paintings in it and watched while in rage, and we had to stay on an animal farm with his parents who nurtured discarded zoo animals from Toronto Metro.
Tough as 'Peter Pan'



December 1, 2005, 7:02 AM

Let me clarify the "big bed" comment. It was directed toward the favoritism of The Miami Herald's coverage of only certain individuals and institutions. It frustrates me to see so much good art go unmentioned. I feel the Herald's lazy journalism is a disservice to the community and all the hardworking artists in it.


Michael Vasquez

December 3, 2005, 9:04 PM

jordan...thank you for your kind words and support both of which you have shown me since our first introduction through Alisa Pitchenik. I do read the blod quite often....



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