Filed under: ART, SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! | Tags: 22, beebe, brooklyn, jeffrey, magazine, map, of, printing, project, refractoria, support, the, this, western
Jeffrey Beebe is a mapmaker but the only place you’re likely to find any of his cartography is in his brilliant mind or broken heart. His past experiences are laid out as complex and often hilarious lands. We’ve featured some of his phenomenal creations before, and now he’s looking to print a 25 limited edition set of The Map of Western Refractoria. A cross between geek and psychoanalysis it contains things such as the lands of Vast Nonsense, The Impossible Narrative, and The Oldest Ocean. He’s only got a few days left and a little ways to go, so please help him out if you can!
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Happy Baby is a movie based on the novel of the same name by Stephen Elliott, declared, by the New York Times, as “Surely the most beautiful novel ever written about S&M, juvenile detention centers, and drugs.” Happy Baby is the story of Theo, once an orphan in the Detroit foster care system now a grown man living in California. He returns to Detroit to reconnect with the love of his life. Originally set in Chicago, you can read a chapter from the book here.
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Threefifty is the amazing guitar duo that made our first Volume shine and now they are getting to work on their 2nd album. Although they’ve already reached their written goal, their true need lies more in the $7000 dollar range, in order to hire musicians and technicians. The project ends in merely 4 days, but you’ll get a sneak peek of what’s in store this weekend when they curate the upcoming 22 playlist!
Help them make something beautiful, DONATE NOW!
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New York Academy of Art needs a lift. Their current elevator is about the size of a matchbox and twice as slow. Give them a hand and help improve the lives of many many art students. Donate Now.
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Filed under: ART, INTERVIEWS, SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! | Tags: 22, about, donating, kickstarter, magazine, mike, perry's, project, support, the, this, wandering, wondering
Mike Perry is raising money for a new sort of “open door” art exhibit. If you haven’t been introduced to the electric, neon world of Mike Perry you’re in luck. His current kickstarter project is to raise money for an exhibition that will not only celebrate the culmination of his monograph, Wondering Around Wandering, but also offer a place of interaction, socialization and discussion for local artists. As a bonus you’ll probably get to meet the bevy of adorable dogs in Mike’s kickstarter video and his perks are some of the best I’ve seen with amazing prints at the $20 level and one of a kind wood pieces at the $300 level and above.
We asked Mike to take a few moments and talk a little about the project. Check out his interview below and make sure you DONATE!
The 22 Magazine: You’ve worked with a lot of folks and brands. What has been your favorite artistic or design experience in New York so far and why?
Mike Perry: Oh man there have been so many amazing collaborations. I love working with Nike and Target. They have been very supportive. I just started working with Duvel and they have been so great to work for. So supportive of the creative world, excited about my ideas and willing to really push the collaborations.
22: You’ve got a few furry friends running around your studio in the video, what’s your dog’s name?
MP: I have yet to secure a space but I want something big that people can get lost in. A place where you can just wander around and wonder.
22: Where did the WAW title come from?
MP: I just feel like that is what I am doing with my life. Trying to keep my eyes and mind open.
22: Tell us a little more about that tackle box of paint that started it all?
MP: My grandfather Tom was this eccentric artist in Missouri. We had a very funny relationship. He never really took the opportunity to get to know me but I think he knew that I was the person in the family that would keep the prolific journey he started going. I wish I would have had the chance to get to know him.
22: Why did you want your first Brooklyn exhibition to be interactive? What is important to you about have an “open exhibition”?
MP: When I was young my favorite museums where places that you could touch and get lost in the work. A lot of exhibitions are a little stuffy and hard for people to break into. I want my work to feel open and warm. I want to spark the minds of my young audience and show them that they can do this to. But I also want the art connoisseur to remember that there is another way to experience creativity.
22: Why do you think Brooklyn is the best place for this?
MP: I wouldn’t say Brooklyn is the best place for this but I live here so it seems like a great place to start. I would love for this to be very successful and be able to take this on the road to any city that will welcome it.
22: Will you be recording any of the interactions with people at the space?
22: What other artists may be working with you on this project or who would you like to ask?
MP: It really depends on how the fund-raising goes. I am going to build a big sculpture with my good friend Jim Stoten that will be on display. And I am working on a zine with a writer friend Francis Parrilli
Filed under: SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! | Tags: 22, anatomy, art, artist, artists, arts, brooklyn, fire, gallery, library, magazine, morbid, new, ny, nyc, project, support, surreal, the, this, york
The Morbid Anatomy Library is one of those unique places where connoisseurs of curiosities can feel at home. Focused on the hybrid study of art, medicine, death and culture, beyond have an array of anatomically correct (and incorrect) items, the library is also filled with a huge amount of books. With a reduction in print, it’s places like these that are sacred.
Sadly, they suffered a fire this past weekend that left a heavy amount of water damage. Far from being broken, they are quickly trying to re-coup the damage and rebuild the library. If you can donate funds, books or just an encouraging word visit them here.
Check out the list of damaged books you can replace.
And contribute fund for other object reclamation by clicking the donate button on the right hand of their website.
Filed under: SUPPORT THIS PROJECT!, Uncategorized | Tags: 22, 2nd, annual, apiary, art, artist, artists, arts, brooklyn, city, festival, garage, magazine, new, ny, nyc, poetry, project, support, surreal, the, this, york
Both these projects are reminders of the excellence of spring. Honeybees (for obvious reasons) and the NYC Poetry Fest because it’s one of those lovely outdoor affairs that allows you to stretch your legs and lounge in the grass while listening to some of NY’s best poets.
The line-up this year is no less than perfect and includes a large amount of publications along with the poets. Check it out here and help support today! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/poetrysocietyny/the-2nd-annual-new-york-city-poetry-festival
About The 2nd Annual New York City Poetry Festival: New York City has long been the cultural bellwether of the United States. It has been a Mecca for writers and artists from all over the world for nearly a century. Since its cultural and artistic heyday in the 1960s and ‘70s, the avenues and acceptance of artistic communities has drastically waned. These communities bring to light issues of vital importance not only to their members, but also for New York residents and visitors alike. They create avenues of intellect, introspection, political awareness and artistic communication. Fostering an open, accessible, diverse, innovative and culturally prominent literary community lies at the core of The Poetry Society of New York’s mission.
And if you keep up on your honeybee news you’ll know why it’s important to support the Brooklyn Grange Apiary Project:
About the Brooklyn Grange Apiary Project: This spring Brooklyn Grange is launching New York City’s largest commercial apiary, which will include at least 25 bee hives and produce over 1,000 pounds of honey. The project will also include an apprenticeship program with a “pay-it-forward” twist. The program will enlist and train dozens of aspiring urban beekeepers, who will receive bees of their own if they complete the apprenticeship and commit to mentoring new apprentices the following year….(Read more.)
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For all of us who live…”underground”…meet your new park.
What is the LowLine?
We want to transform an abandoned trolley terminal on the Lower East Side of Manhattan into the world’s first underground park. It will be a new kind of public space, using solar technology for natural illumination, and cutting edge design to capture and highlight a very special industrial space. (READ MORE.)
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Beautiful work up for auction from Last Rites Gallery collaborating artists. All at a steal (so far) and for a good cause.
About The Project:
Believing that creativity is a vital force for all of humanity, Last Rites Gallery supports ICAF in funding art programs for children across the world. Last Rites owner, Paul Booth, has raised thousands of dollars for ICAF since his first involvement with them in 2008, and founded The Art Fusion Experiment as a means of benefitting charities and connecting artists worldwide. The Art Fusion Experiment demonstrates through collaborative painting, contemporary artist’s ability to work together as a community.
In this spirit of sharing & global community, Last Rites is has hosted a large-scale collaborative painting project, the results of which are being auctioned off for charity.
Fifteen artists around the world received 24” x 30” canvas panels to sketch using pencil/ charcoal/ ink in order to design and lay the groundwork for a finished painting. The panels were then sent back to Last Rites for a select group of artists to collaboratively paint & finalize.
The project is a mash-up of the heaviest hitters in the realms of fine art, tattooing and illustration some of them familiar faces at Last Rites, as well as special guests. The event has enabled some of the most talented artists around globe to work together for the first time… and for a good cause!
Filed under: ART, EVENTS, SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! | Tags: 22, art, artist, artists, arts, auction, Bobby, brooklyn, carnival, chris, chruch, city, gallery, judson, Lucy, magazine, memorial, new, ny, nyc, of love, online, secret, the, wells, york
Filed under: SUPPORT THIS PROJECT!, The 22, VOLUME ONE, VOLUME TWO | Tags: 22, art, artist, artists, arts, brooklyn, gallery, Happy, holidays, magazine, new, ny, nyc, painting, surreal, the, york
Filed under: SUPPORT THIS PROJECT!, The 22, VOLUME ONE, VOLUME TWO | Tags: 11, 12, 22, and, art, artist, artists, arts, brooklyn, Dec, FREE, fundraiser, gallery, magazine, new, ny, nyc, octi, painting, surreal, the, tote, york
More about our fundraiser:
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More than ever we appreciate the unique, unusual, weird in life and we’re willing to share it. The 22 Magazine brings together folks worldwide.
Different viewpoints equals fun art.
New York can be an intimidating place but it can also be a home. To keep these unique, incredible artists, writers and musicians from New York and otherwise around, we need your help.
Please consider donating, even something very small. We are still struggling to meet our goal and we know there are folks out there reading! We’re not asking for much. A few dollars goes a long way. We’ve added a $5 and a $250 option to the donation and you’ll note a very awesome tote bag or t-shirt is available at the $250 level from contributor and comic artist, John Jennison.
We know, it seems like a-lot but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many amazing projects we’d like to really give a jumpstart to and your’s could very likely be one of them.
Thanks for listening again and please consider giving today.
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I write to let you know The 22 Magazine is now hosting its first fundraising campaign, and how important it is for The 22 that we meet our fundraising goal for this project. Every person involved has done a huge amount of work out of the kindness of their hearts and has helped to make this magazine a bigger success than I ever could have imagined. I cannot thank them, or you the readers, enough for what you contribute on a daily basis. That being said, in these times, everyone needs as much help as they can get. We are no exception.
Nearly everything about The 22 is funded from our own pockets and unfortunately circumstances no longer make it possible to give in the same way. Thus I have to turn to you. For the past year we’ve implemented several series that showcase the works of artists, writers and musicians, with almost no funding. This is no small feat in New York City, and undoubtedly everyone sacrificed a huge amount of themselves to make it possible. While it may be ideal to continue in this way, it’s definitely not feasible. What we are asking for is only a very small fraction of what is needed to create things like the first print version of The 22 Review, a bigger, badder, better website, more in-depth content and larger, more excellent events.
Even $10 will help us take small steps towards our goal. In the long run you will find, as always, that with The 22 the benefits outweigh the cost. Please take the time to read some of the reasons to donate below and consider helping out.
Thank you all for your time and for the amazing things you create on a daily basis.
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We know. You wait for this moment all year. Perhaps with bated breath. Likely with tingling anticipation. Well, tingle no longer my friends. THE 22 FUNDRAISER has officially begun.
There are some amazing (and expensive) things coming up for The 22, including the rather mad attempt at publishing THE 22 REVIEW, our first print incarnation of The 22 Magazine: Vol I and II. Encompassing a year’s work of work, this volume is testament to the first year of the 22 and the contributor’s (both in the magazine and on the web) that have made it possible.
So HOW do you get a copy? Well, one way to ensure you do it to GIVE US MONEY. There are a plethora of things we’ll reward you with for donating (besides our undying devotion) and you’ll also help stroke our fundraising egos so in the future we can do bigger and better things.
We truly thank you for whatever you can give.
Filed under: SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! | Tags: 22, art, artist, artists, arts, chicago, creation, House, institute, instllation, jackie, magazine, new, ny, of, project, school, seiden, support, surreal, the, this, york
When Daniel Hymanson approached me to support “This House,” a documentary of a living installation project in 75-year-old Jackie Seiden’s Chicago home, I was intrigued but wary. Documentaries of artists (particularly older artists) often have the, sometimes unfair, stench of exploitation. However, upon further review, it became clear that this was a story of lifelong creation, a mentor, a kinship and a friend. Jackie and Daniel met when Daniel was only four years old, while Jackie was teaching at SAIC, where she inspired in Daniel for love of creation and building. Daniel went on to study film while Jackie developed an incredible, mutable home, with a different installation in each room. Straddling the line between pastels and coffins, Jackie’s unique perception of the world is wholly countered by Daniel’s incredibly charming devotion towards memorializing a teacher who inspired his love of narrative. I hope you’ll take the time to look not only at the project but the beautiful story that started it, and help support.
(Left: Daniel and Jackie)
Jackie Seiden and her husband Don Seiden live in a large pink and yellow house in Rogers Park, on the north side of Chicago. Each room in the house is a distinct installation–a world of painstakingly found and placed objects. Ever since Jackie moved into the house 30 years ago, these installations have been constantly evolving. They are deeply personal and generally explore subjects relating to Jackie’s own childhood.
When I was four years old, my mom enrolled me in Jackie’s children’s art class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (that’s me on the left and jackie in the middle in the picture below). Every week Jackie would guide us as we completely transformed the classroom and traveled to impossible places. Once, we used huge sheets of crunched up brown paper to change the classroom into a prehistoric cave and made cave paintings. Another week, with chairs, a slide projector, echoing chugging sound effects, and a sheet, the classroom became a train and Jackie took us on a tour of India. Ever since that class, Jackie has been a friend and huge inspiration to me. (READ MORE.)
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Sachiyo Ito has been an active participant in Japanese traditional dance in New York for over 30 years. Her salon series is a tribute to a fading art and her school remains a oasis for those who wish to learn without previous formal training. She also sometimes gives reduced rates to artists or performers who are somehow incorporating traditional Japanese dance or other elements into their projects.
Please help Sachiyo and her students celebrate 30 years of an amazing tradition. Donate here.
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I’m so pleased to present one of my personal favorite’s, Robert Lucy.
Lucy studied with Ed Paschke at Northwestern and eventually headed to SAIC to finish. His works are somewhere between altarpieces, meditations and still life’s on ordinary objects or people, and are influenced by mystic teachings, dreams and the inspiration of Lucy’s daily encounters.
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Many of us make important decisions at the age of 22, but Jonathan Nosen’s decision to become a contortionist has got to be by far one of the most interesting. Reading like a sort of theatrical fable, Jonathan (who at the time was living in a small cabin Northwest Mountains of Kyoto) switched from the study of Design of Sacred Space to acrobatics after seeing a Chinese contortionist in Nagasaki and Canadian clown in Tokyo.
photo credit Rodney Smith, New York Magazine
Help support him and The Secret City:
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ABOUT BETH REISMAN:
Beth Reisman received a B.A. from Clark University, B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Phila., PA and a M.F.A. from the Art Institute of Chicago. Reisman has had solo exhibitions at David Castillo Gallery in Miami, Deven Golden Fine Art in New York and Galerie Faurschou in Copenhagen. Among her various group exhibitions are Lennon Weinberg Gallery, NYC, Brooklyn Museum of Art, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Galerie Vieille du Temple, Paris, and the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art in NYC. She is the recipient of a Pollock/Krasner artist grant and residencies at Yaddo. Her work is in various private and corporate collections, including the Progressive Corporation, JP Morgan Chase Bank and the Elmhurst Museum of Art. Reisman lives and works in Brooklyn and Margaretville, New York.
Filed under: MUSIC, SUPPORT THIS PROJECT! | Tags: 22, artist, artists, brooklyn, cellist, Coloff, Iggy Pop, leah, Lou Reed, magazine, new, ny, nyc, Patti Smith, performance, poetry, Regina Spektor, surreal, the, york
With her sultry voice and a cello to compliment it, it’s no surprise Leah Coloff has played with a huge range of musicians (Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Regina Spektor..just to name a few..
She also holds her own solo and in her collaborative band project (with Sarth Calhoun) Lucibel Crater (3rd video below.)
Leah Coloff – is one of the more unique and dynamic performers of new and alternative forms of music; melding her own styles of vocalization and virtuosic cello playing into a powerful combination of presentation for her own and other composers’ material. Her vocal range is immense, with the ability to sing in a subtle to powerful soprano range and also in guttural strength and clarity of lower tones.