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Re: “Family Talk

Just - Wow! I arrived in Sierra Leone in 1999 - we thought we had secured the peace through the LOME agreement, however, war was still raging up country and Freetown saw it's series of killing in the Streets. Bravo and Conrgatulations! Cannot wait to see the film and interview the filmmaker.

Sheila Dallas

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Posted by Sheila Dallas on 07/03/2014 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Cabaret Buffet

For the record, I have never been "the" producer of Good Hip Hop Monthly, I joined the ongoing monthly event in its 5th year in 2013 as a resident DJ and a promoter of the event. *** Much thanks for the interview and for a great article!

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Posted by Shey Roth on 06/25/2014 at 6:39 PM

Re: “North Bay Scene Setters

When is the all-local fashion event at the Sonoma County Museum?

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Posted by Shana Ray on 06/06/2014 at 7:52 AM

Re: “Sink or Sail

Beautiful small craft..

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Posted by Brad Pipal on 04/26/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Pastie Treats

Please, Over-the-hill gang appears @ Christy's in Santa Rosa,Ca.

The county thrives on young-blood, Hello?

This picture above looks like a 45 year-old, "witch."

And lots of history of "MDMA," observers from "Burning Man."

Posted by Brad Pipal on 04/19/2014 at 10:13 AM

Re: “Jello-Rama


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Posted by HOTWIREMYHEART on 04/03/2014 at 7:51 AM

Re: “Jello-Rama

I've been around a long time, and I've always liked that guy. He's got something to say. It's worth a listen.

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 04/02/2014 at 6:43 PM

Re: “The Repurposed-Driven Life

Functional Art, Incorporated makes beautiful furniture. Seth Richardson is an amazing artist. You can call him at 707-820-1185 or go to

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Posted by Jim Brumm on 03/12/2014 at 8:24 AM

Re: “Down by J-Law

I think we are over thinking the fact that this one interview had Lawrence and Granik sitting together. They were not afraid to have Lawrence sit by herself during the Winter's Bone press junket as she did many interviews by herself. It could have easily been that this was her first interview of the press junket and based off of how nervous Lawrence gets when having to answer the artsy questions about her work, the team probably felt it be better to have Granik lead the way and give Lawrence an idea as to what she can say in the remaining interviews.
You will see this still takes place today, even though the world loves unfiltered Lawrence, she will allow her director or even on of her other cast members do the majority of the talking when talking about the craft or detailed aspects of the production process.

Posted by Andrea Lopez on 01/22/2014 at 8:22 AM

Re: “Down by J-Law

It's great to hear someone write about a Lawrence interview before her quick and dizzying rise to stardom as "America's Sweetheart..." (although I must say, I think Julia Robets got it right in saying that Lawrence is too cool to be America's 'sweetheart.') This is a particularly interesting article because you mention the pairing of Granik and Lawrence together in the same interview to protect her potential young innocence and shyness. I'd take that argument a step further and maybe say that Granik noted something about Lawrence early on that we are all very much aware of now--the fact that she is 100% unfiltered, defying traditional Hollywood norms in every way possible. I'd bet that for a quiet, dark and moving film like Winter's Bone, Granik wanted to portray Ree-- both in Lawrence and in the fictional character herself-- as a quiet heroine, beautifully seen but rarely really heard. I'd suspect they wanted to control her just as much as protect her, because it might've backfired on the indie film to have a relatively unknown lead actress ranting about butt plugs (although we all love her for it). But who knows! They also could've been cringing in every interview hoping she wouldn't unleash her unpredictable Lawrence charm.

Posted by G on 01/22/2014 at 5:27 AM

Re: “Chicken Scratches

Artists- Please do not come to the space and take your art! Contact me first 477-0567. I will be contacting all the artists to set up a time to do so!

I am sorry for Dennell's perception that all possible precautions were not taken to assure the security and safety of the art. When the artists dropped off their art, they understood that the space was not a standard gallery, but a pop up in an alternative space. I too, Vicky Kumpfer the coordinator, of the exhibition had a hard time with this, but with some agreements with the owner was assured that the work would be safe. All artists had the opportunity to take their art on Dec 18th if they didn't want to leave it up for the Month of Sundays exhibition in January.

There are video cameras on the outside of the building and two caretakers on site. I talked with these two men and trust they are doing everything they can to watch over the art.

Yesterday, when you came there was a gallery greeter, myself and the owner of the building monitoring the art and all wings of the building. I was at the front while the greeter roved and she was at the front while I roved. Mr Batarsheh was greeting and roving as well.

The situation with your art, was one of concern rather then neglect. Your art didn't have a wire on the backside and the standard procedure is if the artists didn't provide a wire, it doesn't get hung. It is the artists responsibility to assure a safe hanging apparatus for the gallery to hang from. It is not good policy for the gallery to manipulate the art to provide this. Mr Batarsheh was trying to be helpful and be sure your work would be seen and safe. Art is safer hanging from a wire then the frame.

It is true that a wooden wall was constructed during the month of Dec, after which, the building owner assured me that there would not be any construction and the art would stay in place. Again, this is an unusual situation but the art was cared for with all reasonable precaution.

Vicky Kumpfer

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Posted by Vicky on 01/13/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Chicken Scratches

WARNING! All artists! Regarding the Fulton Crossing Art Exhibit, located at 1200 River Road, Fulton, owner Rami Batarseh. I just had a most unfortunate experience with an extremely unprofessional "exhibit." Art was delivered to, signed in and hung by art volunteers under the guide of a known art professional.

Each artist had to sign an agreement stating, "Although, all reasonable precautions will be taken to assure the safety and security of the art, artists shall release the building owner and anyone associated with this exhibition, of liability for theft or damage to the art.

I hereby agree and accept any/all risk to my art during this exhibition: ...."

The open house was Dec. 17 and well attended. I expressed some concern about the security of the art, noting the large warehouse facility with several wings, foot access on three sides of the building and three open truck bays on two sides. I was told there would be a greeter manning the show at all times plus security cameras in all wings.

Today I walked into the facility discovering all art in the front entrance had been moved, construction was going on and there was no greeter. There were no security cameras and five of the access routes open, including two truck bays. One of my five pieces had been handled, moved by a non-art- professional, re-hung with construction screws and construction wire, hanging the large LANDSCAPE vertically instead or horizontally (the skyline, signature and labeling should have all been clues.) I removed my art due to the complete lack of security and the non-professional manner the show was being handled.

Other artists may want to evaluate the risk for themselves. As for me, I hope the next show is better.
Respectfully, dannell Powell

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Posted by Dannell Powell on 01/12/2014 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Destination: Rancho Obi-Wan


Posted by Wendi Cherie Scruggs on 11/20/2013 at 9:54 AM

Re: “Big Man's Bash

Not a Black vet?..Stock up on ammo?..Access to weapons and ammo by whom?.....Way off course, did you plan on shooting at a person while carrying an "Air-Soft."....... Such as a 13 year old, brown, person on Moreland Ave., too?...Huerta mean anything?..

Posted by Brad Pipal on 11/03/2013 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Destination: Rancho Obi-Wan

A fantastic article! Steve is a tremendous ambassador for and Rancho Obi-Wan is amazing place to celebrate your passion for Star Wars and the personal friendships made because of the world that George Lucas created.

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Posted by Michael J. Wistock on 10/30/2013 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Big Man's Bash

NRA rednecks will rant about their 2nd amendment rights UNTIL it applies to minorities, then they wetting their overalls in fear!!
"In the turbulent 1960s, the bodacious Panthers advocated *ARMED SELF-DEFENSE*, fed the hungry and taught the illiterate".
"Stock up on ammo" is a poor response to a group who put their money where their mouth is in fighting inequity and helped the least fortunate in our communities!

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Posted by ThunderPunch on 10/22/2013 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Big Man's Bash

Guess I'll check the old armory and stock up on ammo while I'm at it.As the old saying goes,never can be too cautious.A vet.

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Posted by GRAYBARN1 on 10/17/2013 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Marketing Art Online

AND some criticism just is not worth much.

Posted by Bryson Arts on 10/08/2013 at 12:10 AM

Re: “The History of Thinking

it is truly an honor to have studied with Mark at SSU. His commitment to teaching, passion for painting and dedication to critical discourse made a lasting impact on me as a young student and inspired me to be the artist I am today.

Posted by Frank Ryan on 09/25/2013 at 7:23 PM

Re: “The History of Thinking

thank you, Mark Perlman. you really inspired all of us students and taught all of us how to look at mark making and line quality and composition in a way that continues to make sense. i still go back to so much of what you taught us about structure and purpose and hard work. your teaching still informs my current work. thank you for an excellent educational experience.
congratulations on your much deserved retirement! best wishes to you!!

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Posted by Laamsha Young on 09/04/2013 at 7:09 PM

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