Breakfast with the Artist

9/4/15 – #KAF15 – Sweet Dee Susie Asado

Dee tries the pickle soup, and finds it wanting Artist: Airea “Dee” Matthews Location: Toast, Ferndale Breakfast: DM – Coffee (black), dill pickle soup (sent back), Mediterranean salad with grilled chicken SRS – Coffee (black), breakfast burrito A date with Dee! A date with Dee! Excuse me while I flail around with happiness. If you […]

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Shooting for Greatness; Settling for Reality

Ah, the day of the dreaded KAF video shoot. I have been having anxiety about this literally since they announced it at orientation. Why? Certainly not because filmmakers Oren Goldenberg and Ben Friedman lack the chops to make an excellent 3-minute video. You want me to keep it real? Let me keep it very real. […]

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8/24/15 – KAF#15 – On Success with Lillien Waller

Artist: Lillien Waller Location: Le Petit Zinc Breakfast: LW – Coffee (black), spinach-and-something-else crepe SRS – Coffee (black), lemon sucre crepe I have mentioned already, and will mention again, how much I love the opportunity to connect with other writers. We are such a finicky, introverted bunch; it is so hard to get in a […]

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My Life: A Slideshow

For the Creative Capital workshop I had to put together some kind of 3-minute presentation on my work. NBD, right? Well, it’s kind of hard to sum up the work of an art critic, other than to read some arts criticism, which I was definitely not going to stand up there and do. In frustration, […]

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KAID Awards Ceremony

Tonight was the awards ceremony for the 2015 Kresge Fellowships. A lot of things were amazing. First of all, and I cannot overstate the importance of this: I think my hair looked pretty okay. Secondly, I met my two main goals, of not tripping or crying onstage. Pretty much all gravy from there. I don’t […]

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MKY

Right, so this happened, which is obviously a pretty big deal for me. And first it’s just a lot of self high-fiving, because you’re not supposed to tell anyone. And then a little selective high-fiving from other people, because of course you’re going to tell, like, your mom and your sister, and the handful of […]

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