Chicago Book Review, Horns To Tale, Pay For Art? What A Concept!! And Other Things…


Many thanks to the Chicago Book Review for including us in their list of books to read this summer:

Also Don’t forget about our event: Berl’s Poetry Shop, July 11th, 7PM.

“Horns To Tale: A Bestiary” A.P.E. Gallery in North Hampton Ma., June 4th -28th

Just shared a link to an exhibition of Tennessee Williams work. Apparently he was a very prolific painter. On view at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans. I think we missed the show, but it seems as if in many cases writing and painting go hand in hand.


And here we have the reality of how artists are not getting paid. Why is it in every other profession getting paid is expected? But when it comes to art people expect everything for free. Even your time. Recently I went to pick up a job. The meeting must have taken at least 2 hours not including travel time. A few days later the job was pulled because the client has unreasonable expectations concerning the deadline. Fortunately I have 2 teaching gigs, freelance and sell from time to time. But if I had to rely on just selling, I’d be broke. Also what is not discussed in many cases is the fact that once you reach a certain age, the work starts to dry up. Never mind the years of expertise to the fact that our salaries as freelancers haven’t changed in the last 20 years. Most people I meet regardless of what kind of art they produce are experiencing the same thing. You can blame it on the markets being flood, globalization, or whatever. The fact remains that big corporations hold the purse strings and expect art for free. This is a very important article.

And now for another exhibition by a great painter:

Kye Carbone
“Marriages of Division, Mark & Color”
(select painted works: 1998-2015)

June 5-29, 2015
Meet the artist at the opening reception
Friday, June 5 at 6 p.m.

Atelier Progressif
75 Bridge Street
Catskill, NY

Also been reading a bit more about Detroit. Seems like the rents and living situations are being eaten up rather quickly. Interesting. I suppose you can still get deals. I’m following Curbed so my scope is limited. I have a friend who has more of a pulse on the scene. More to come on that.

Also Ivan is back. I started mapping out a large scale drawing. This makes I believe 33 illustrations and 6 chapters so far.Again I am hoping in another few months the story will conclude and the book will be on it’s way to completion.


About cherylgross

Fine artist, Illustrator and author of The Karpland Chronicles. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and The Poster Reads; ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at for other accomplishments.
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