Kristina Wong Takes on Race and Hashtag Activism in Her One-Woman Show 'The Wong Street Journal'

Last winter, I caught up with performance artist Kristina Wong while she was doing a residency at the Montalvo Arts Center just outside Silicon Valley, developing material for her new one-woman show "The Wong Street Journal". There in a loft, she was writing material as well as doing the less glamorous work of sewing felt props for her show, which opens this week in her hometown of San Francisco. I checked in with Kristina again recently to find out what's new....more

Interview: Director Brett Morgen on Creating 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck'

In 2007, Courtney Love gave filmmaker Brett Morgen the keys to the kingdom — the kingdom of Kurt Cobain. Cobain’s clothes, toy collection, journals, artwork, videos, recordings, and other possessions were all being kept in a non-descript storage facility. Now Love, who’d been impressed by Morgen’s documentary about film producer Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture, wanted Morgen to use Cobain’s artifacts as the basis of documentary about him. ...more

Follow the Ladies of Prey As They Take on the World Championship of Taxidermy

A dead bird in the hand feels like a grenade: cold, compact, loaded. On a Saturday morning at Prey studio in downtown L.A., eight taxidermy students — a grab bag of artists and curious amateurs, all but three of them women — lower frozen European starlings into kitchen sink baptisms. They take scalpels to the specimens.  ...more

Do All Things In Love | Blue and White for SC | A Benefit for Emanuel AME Church

Alrighty y’all!After multiple requests, I will be offering t-shirts in all three designs. T-shirts will be light blue with navy and white screen print. Design #2 also has a red heart over Charleston. Here’s how to order and the other fine print stuff…PROFITS will be donated to the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC!! HOW TO ORDER...more

Choreographer Dai Jian Premieres New Dance Work at the Metropolitan Museum

Choreographer Dai Jian Premieres New Dance Work at the Metropolitan MuseumChoregrapher and dancer Dai Jian premieres his new work in selected galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. -PJ Gach...more

More naptime making and interruptions!

Well, it looks like all these "Naptime Collages" might become a series since I keep making them! I've even toyed with recording myself making one until I realized how many times I have to stop and check in on one of my sleeping kiddos....more

My process: quilting with paper

So, I thought I would talk a little bit about my process today. Specifically, how I select the papers I use in a particular collage. Most of the papers I use come from magazines because they are convenient and are otherwise headed to the recycling bin! My stash isn't too big, but I do have the goal in the back of my head that I should try to use it all up by the end of the year. This helps me avoid hanging on to "favorite" pieces or treating them as precious....more

Kristina Wong Takes on Race and Hashtag Activism in Her One-Woman Show 'The Wong Street Journal'

Last winter, I caught up with performance artist Kristina Wong while she was doing a residency at the Montalvo Arts Center just outside Silicon Valley, developing material for her new one-woman show "The Wong Street Journal". There in a loft, she was writing material as well as doing the less glamorous work of sewing felt props for her show, which opens this week in her hometown of San Francisco. I checked in with Kristina again recently to find out what's new....more

'Whitney and Bobbi Kristina' Book Reveals Tragedy Of Whitney Houston And Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina Brown mourned the loss of Whitney Houston, and now the world fears that the 22-year-old will be mourned in a similar way. But what happened on Jan.  31, the fateful day when the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney was found unconscious in a bathtub?  ...more

Talk show interview on my book about sexual abuse

I was interviewed recently on an online talk show sponsored by Stop the Silence, an organization to help prevent childhood sexual abuse. The interview was about my book, Enfolded in Silence/A Story in Art of Healing from Sexual Trauma in Childhood (amazon.com). I read poetry about my abuse experiences and also about how I healed, both of which are in my book. I continue to look for opportunities to spread the word about sexual abuse and healing. Healing is possible with good help and perseverance. It took time for me, but the life I lead now is very precious....more