Artinsmallplaces originally was created to talk about other people’s stuff. In those days, I was mainly concerned about art which seemed to be popping up everywhere. I wanted to make sure the world knew where and when art could be seen in the area.
Today, I am more concerned about creating a viable alternative zine. Something that will provide interesting reading material for a vast cross-section of the population. This will also create a more arts-ready population (I think), so it serves the same purpose as it was originally intended.
I am also including the writing of contributors this time around. I plan on wearing more of the Editor-in-Chief hat than the writer/artist hat. I am hoping for quality work in both the written and the visual contributions and I encourage anyone who is interested to contact me with submissions. No queries are necessary. Though, since this is a start-up I will not be able to pay now, I hope as we grow the readership.advertising base, that will change. (I’d like to get paid too.)
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with materials. I am open to discuss ideas that I think might not fit the “plan”, so you will not just get a flat “rejection” letter. I am an artist, too.
I love “part deux”-the 2nd act builds on the first.
I had three visuals in the show, and I contributed an emotional bit of writing, as well:
In early morning Greek milky Ouzo light,
Stumbling back to her friends,
At a pension too rich for its price.
One shoe flew to the window
To announce her arrival,
A second followed.
She stood, looking down the road
As the white-washed walls turned
Pink and orange in the early light,
Still hazy in her head.
The azure Mediterranean waves
Reminded her of rhythm,
As she waited with no more shoes.
She was finally allowed
To find her bed as the sky
Went from magenta to that early-morning light silver blue.
Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst
Dedicated to Johanna Strachochka, a friend and the sister of my best friend, who I traveled with, who passed away two years ago.
I just sent in submissions to this: http://newmarketcreativity.org/
John is a great guy, and I would like to throw him as much support as I can, and I am hoping to garner him as much outside support, as well.