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photo courtesy of Marc Burns

tape, chair, rope, boards, plastic and water

He takes the ordinary and makes it un-ordinary by an almost magical arrangement of materials into puzzles’ and questions that don’t need to be answered necessarily. But gosh when we try we have fun. Draped, wrapped, bound, tied, wound around, mysteries under cover that don’t require me to wonder, what’s under that wrap up? Beautiful presents not to be disturbed by questions of what’s inside. As I sit here writing those words I think “what’s underneath the tarps” never crossed my mind.

Photo courtesy of- Thomas Foran

This art opens up so many possibilities. It doesn’t shut anything down. It doesn’t say aren’t I nice because it doesn’t need to. It is there for the learning, for the moving us from here to there from one place to the next. We don’t always know where we will land or what we are landing on but land somewhere we will. Or then just maybe we won’t, maybe we will keep going, going, going. A push that gives out another push, a new invention inventing another invention.  This work doesn’t say “aren’t I nice for over your sofa,” it doesn’t fit in a nice little nice frame, No telling viewers “I am as slick as slick can be.” It can not, repeat and repeat after so many in the art world and say, “My mommy went to art school and this is what she learned.”  It doesn’t behave itself. It can’t, it doesn’t know how, it won’t, just a few reasons we love it. It doesn’t tell me I am “like” art. It boldly says I am art and means it. For all the reasons, in all the art history we know it is true.

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Photo courtesy of- Marc Burns

TEACH US TO OPEN UP OUR EYES (more…)

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Waterweight  Marc Burns

We can’t get enough of this artist. This exhibition looks to us like it will be one of the more exciting shows we have seen in Hartford in a long time.

OPENING:
Sunday 4/9 2 ~ 9pm
GALLERY OPEN
Tues.,Thurs. 1 > 5pm
Weds. 4.30 > 7.30pm
or by appointment
CLOSING t.b.a

ARTSPACE HARTFORD
555 ASYLUM ST

information,appointments:
Marc Burns
860 371 7898
marcburns543@gmail.com

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· Hosted by Marc Burns
OPENING:
Sunday 4/9 2 ~ 9pm
GALLERY OPEN
Tues.,Thurs. 1 > 5pm
Weds. 4.30 > 7.30pm
or by appointment
CLOSING t.b.a
ARTSPACE HARTFORD
555 ASYLUM ST
information,appointments:
Marc Burns
860 371 7898
marcburns543@gmail.com

One of our favorite artists in Hartford Ct area is Marc Burns. He is having an exhibition of his works opening on Sunday April 8, 2017 fr0m 3:00pm to 9:00pm. This exhibition will be held at Art Space, Asylum Street Hartford Ct. We like Marc’s art because it is art. It doesn’t say, I have been to art school and this is what I learned. It is not “like art.” Very few creative types get that.  Come on out for some wonderful art, art we celebrate and art we always love.

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posted by Mother Mags on Daily Kos

artist: Karen Fiorito

The article has this to say in its opening lines:

Phoenix’s “Art Detour” has been going on for decades—one of those community events where most of the art galleries and many other businesses open their spaces to patrons. Thousands of people attend, and you can spend the entire weekend visiting dozens of attractions, listening to music and enjoying demonstrations. Today, art lovers along Grand Avenue will also have another work of art to admire.

A billboard depicting President Donald Trump’s face next to explosions and dollar signs created with typography imitating Nazi swastikas went up in downtown Phoenix on Friday afternoon.

The back of the billboard shows five fists forming sign language letters with the word “unity” beneath the fists.

For the full article go to HERE.

Just a little music to round out our work. We have played this before but want to play it again.

 

We have a choice either to let it keep on rolling or to try to stop it in its tracks. We here chose to stop it in it’s tracks…… and if we lose, well at least we tried and if we win we will send up a shout of joy and celebration that will be heard around the world. Just think the more people that the regime alienates the more that will join us. We must remember to not be deceived by their tricks, by their plots, by their creating an alarming situation. We must continue to stand as one against this common enemy no matter what. Come hell or highwater, by any means necessary, by any means possible. ONWARD!!!!!

From Pink News

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Christian law firm claims gay people are building an ‘army’ to challenge Trump!

Check out this article from Pink News.

A leading evangelical group is terrified that “radical leftist” homosexuals are planning a coup against Donald Trump. The warning comes from the Liberty Counsel, the ultra-conservative Christian law firm that battles against LGBT rights across the US.

They warned that “an army of radical leftists is gathering… to mobilize against President Trump’s policies on the local, state, and federal levels”

The law firm continued: “Their agenda includes an aggressive pro-LGBTQ campaign that includes fighting against any religious liberty protections that they deem to be ‘antigay’ offered by President Trump or Congress.

“The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) is already attempting to overturn President Trump’s revocation of the former president’s Bathroom Directive.

“The plans of this radical group are now among the biggest threats to life, liberty, and family in the history of America.

“Now armed with over $80 million in post-election war chest funds, the ACLU is pushing to advance its radical agenda like never before.”

To read the rest of this article go to HERE.

From Furbirdsqueerly

Yes folks if only it were true. We all know that when push comes to shove we will have to stand up and fight back. The fight back will not be in our flashy heels blowing kisses at those who hate us.  We have done it before stood up to creeps like these but never has our opponent been so nasty. Yeah we know there was nasty before but these folks in the DC regime are some of the nastiest people ever to sit in the seat of government. We believe that they will not stop at anything to get what they want. We know damn well that the day is going to come when we will have to, if we aren’t all ready, form a powerful united front against them. A united front with other groups who are under attack.  A by any means necessary brigade as that is what it is going to come down to. Let no one stand there in the future and say we didn’t know. Scream it from the housetops, on the street corners, scream it in the streets whenever the chance arises. We are not backing down. We aren’t going no where and NO we will not sit down and shut up.

A warning shot has been fired by the evangelical group. A warning shot to stir up trouble against our people. Know it baby this is real. These tricks have been used before in history and the results have been devastating to our people. Some folks do not take this warning seriously. Well we do. These Christofascists have an agenda, remove all rights and re-criminalize, and then imprison or worse…..there is a Final Solution for all whom they hate.

zzzzzzzzz In your dreams Christians! zzzzzzzzzz

some scary radical leftist homosexuals, OH MY!!

When we read over this article we were let down a little bit. Here we thought that LGBT people had finally woken up and started to form underground militias and we would set out of camp to bring the right wing to their knees. We were let down to learn that the so called christian group was talking about using the masters tools to dismantle the masters house. The courts, the democrat party, the ACLU, sit-ins, lay-downs, mass arrests, prison time, take the higher road they take the lower,  rather than by any means necessary.  That dear folks will be the cry as we all will see that when their shits really begins to hit the fan there will be no other way to go. Heck we thought, we have scared the daylights out of them. Instead we find just an attempt at scaring some very un-christian folks into giving up their hard earned dollars and joining the fight against LGBTQ folks. No one likes radical leftists, that scary bunch of no good bums, who throw bombs, raped your sons and daughters, cause trouble where ever they go.

So what do we do? Build our strong united fronts. Get out of our one issue closets. Push the liberals among us who believe that the democrats have the answers out of the way, learn our lessons well from history. Take the mistakes and figure out how not to every commit them again. Take the victories and run with them. Grab them by their weakest spots, kick them in their balls. Chip, chip, chip, away that them until their foundation cracks and their walls come tumbling down. We love peace, we love quiet like the next guy but we are afraid that is for the privileged and a luxury. We will never see the new day dawning if we are all dead. Never.

Fuck this shit, the joke is really on all of us.

What a wonderful trip down memory lane.  We were lookin around on you tube today and came up with this wonderful posting for our weekend music enjoyment.

Leaping Lesbians: A Tribute to Women’s Music

 

To add to our enjoyment check out this article by Jamie Anderson: Still finding the fire: Where are women music performers today. Its excellent.

A collection right in our own backyard is housed at CCSU. The Christine Pattee Lesbiana Collection has a treasure trove of Women’s Music, information on Women’s music festivals held in Connecticut and Lesbian pulp fiction books. Check it out HERE. Christine not only collected books, recordings, articles on our movement but was a founder in the early days of the Sexual Orientation Lobby that fought for our civil rights. Christine Pattee generously donated her collection to the Elihu Burritt Library which houses collections from LGBT people and an excellent collection of LGBTQ books. Check out the LGBTQ archives HERE.

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