Thursday, September 24, 2009

Celebrate the release of Issue two this Saturday

We will be tabling at the Independent Arts and Media Expo this Saturday in Golden Gate Park this Saturday, September 26th.
Come say hi, and pick up your copy of Issue two, hot off the press!

If you can't make that, then be sure to drop by Heavy Rotation at El Rio on Friday, October 9th. The one and only, amazing DJ Durt will be throwing us a benefit party- Guaranteed good time. We will have issues for sale there and will be raffling a few off as well.
See you soon!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

And a quick word about Mel Kadel...

I stopped by Mel's opening at Fecal Face Gallery tonight. What is it about her work that makes me so happy? Is it the rainbow colors triggering dopamine production in my gay little brain?
Mel Kadel's work is like the spawn of Aesops fables and Mayan codices (It happened sometime during the postmodern re/"anti"- conquest of Latin America). When I look at her work, I see stories of epic, time- worn struggles of fem- andro' a' fem- andro, and fem andro vs the omnipotent yet pervious forces of nature, all played out on little scraps of coffee stained paper.

Mel Kadel is one of the featured artists in issue 2 of Art XX. Check out her work at Fecal Face, 66 Gough in San Francisco

Issue two has gone to the printers

For reals! To fill you in on the last few weeks:

We had an fantastic benefit at the Sub/Mission Gallery where we raised nearly half the printing cost for this issue, which is amazing. A year ago we had a benefit where we somehow managed to book a middle aged "all girl" metal band from Sacramento who forgot and/or broke most of their equipment but managed to run up a bar tab that left us without with a net gain of 40 bucks. ha.
However, with the craft and ingenuity of Noelle Duncan aka lead singer of Elle Nino (I don't know how to put in a tilda), the event was a success. Thanks Noelle!

There was music


Friends making funny faces

etc, for more photos

Altogether, lovely. My night ended with someone trying to set themselves and consequently my bedroom on fire, but that is a different story, and also lovely.

Then, with money in the bank, we had one last collective meeting to finish up the final edits.
These were the fortunes we got with our Chinese delivery lunch

Mine was the top one: "Cut through organizational impediments and get some real work done"
I was really inspired, but accidentally fell asleep

There are pictures of me drooling, but I am trying to maintain dignity.

Once well rested, we looked over the final pages

and viola!

Today we had our curatorial meeting for issue three...