In this episode, Sergio & Dr. Yanina Gomez discuss procrastination and provide four practical strategies to get things done. Often it is the mundane, boring or tedious tasks that as artists we put away for later. Things like updating the website, following up with people, taxes filings, and others are the common tasks we try to avoid as much as possible. In this episode, you will find ammunition to fight back procrastination. Do not leave it for later and listen to this episode TODAY!!
Surface Tension: Beauty and Fragility in Lake Michigan
A collaboration project between by Nelson Armour and Ted Glasoe
It’s a beautiful summer day in Chicago. The sun beats down on the azure waters of Lake Michigan, the fifth-largest lake in the world. Gentle waves lap the sands of a beach. Puffy clouds drift across the sky. But no one is in the water. The lifeguards stand watch over an empty beach.
Why? Because raw sewage has fouled the water. It was released into the lake after a torrential rain overwhelmed the municipal storm sewers. This scene has become all too common along the shores of Lake Michigan and in much of the world’s water supply.
But untreated municipal sewage overflows are only one of the threats to the health of our water. For example, according to the Alliance for the Great Lakes (greatlakes.org), other major areas of concern for Lake Michigan are nutrient runoff/algae growth, plastic and plastic microbeads, pollution from petroleum refineries and other industries, pharmaceutical pollution, and invasive species.
So we are faced with two uncomfortable realities: Lake Michigan is a beautiful, vast, life-sustaining natural wonder and, at the same time, a valuable resource under silent siege from pollution and other perils.
In Surface Tension, we explore these opposing realities. Ted Glasoe’s photographs of Lake Michigan invite us to contemplate and appreciate the lake’s power and its ever-changing moods, textures and colors. Each of these is juxtaposed with a Nelson Armour photograph of the lake altered to unsettle the viewer. These multilayered images reveal the unseen forces and traumas that threaten the lake.
Surface Tension challenges viewers to reconcile the outward beauty of Lake Michigan with the dangers that lie beneath the surface. It also asks that we all consider how our water is being polluted and what we can do to protect our water supply.
stARTup Art Fair is a unique contemporary art fair for independent artists. The boutique hotel fair provides artists and art enthusiasts with direct access to the art world, in three major cities across the country: San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. The founder, Ray Beldner is himself a sculptor and new media artist whose work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He started this fair as a response to issues he faced as an artist in the 21st century art world. His work has been reviewed in several national publications including Art in America, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, and can be found in many public and private collections including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Oakland Museum of California.
Are you protecting yourself from online art scams? In this episode Sergio talks to gallery owner Renée LaVerné Rose about identifying red flags and prevent possible scams to artists and galleries. Increasingly, scammers get more cleaver in there message and pursue of victims. Artists need to be savvy and smart to protect themselves. Share this episode with your friends.