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Post #782 • May 3, 2006, 6:30 PM • 3 Comments
I thought about letting people find out for themselves, but decided it would be self-defeating to remain silent about Artblog.net's recent affiliation with Blogburst, which went live yesterday. Blogburst has a clever idea to syndicate content to the websites of established newspapers. No one has picked up art blogs yet, but they will in time.
More information about the service lies at the links above, but I want to stress that this is not a binding relationship in any respect and I will continue to do my own darned thing. People who have wished on occasion that my work would appear in the paper (Hello, both of you!) might yet see that happen, although not in the way they were expecting, and might also encourage their local arts editors to subscribe to the service.
Also, I just hate not posting. I'll try to put something up on weekdays during the semihiatus, at least tidbits.
May 3, 2006, 7:03 PM
Off-topic, but potentially of interest:
In a highly unusual development, I ran across a Gables gallery show that I liked enough to recommend. It's a series of semi-abstract small works on paper by Cuban artist Mario Bencomo, who's evidently rather better on paper than on canvas. The works are inspired by a verse from the Greek poet Cavafy, and the show is at Americas Collection on Ponce de Leon, a block south of Miracle Mile. They're not in the front part of the gallery visible from outside (which has a different show in place), but in a separate space at the very back. If you happen to be in the area when the gallery's open (which is how I came to see it), check it out.
May 3, 2006, 8:55 PM
Thanks Jack. I will plan to see the show you mentioned. Cavafy is on my top 10 list of poets. Here is one of his that you may enjoy:
AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
And if you can't shape your life the way you want,
at least try as much as you can
not to degrade it
by too much contact with the world,
by too much activity and talk.
Try not to degrade it by dragging it along,
taking it around and exposing it so often
to the daily silliness
of social events and parties,
until it comes to seem a boring hanger-on.
C. Cavafy, 1913
May 3, 2006, 6:16 PM