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11.22.2010

What is up Grapevine!?!?!

This weekend I received Sharita's package of our collaborative print and it gave me the push to go ahead and dig up my password to this account so I can finally get to posting! Thanks so much for sending it Sharita and for having the fantastic idea to begin with!!

SO... I have wanted to share soooo many things with the Grapevine community over the last few months, I'm just going to try catching up with a few now...

WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO- In September and October enacted a new performance project that is oh so very grapevine in theme and form: community involvement, community uplift, and printmaking in the form of custom silkscreened sandwich boards! Fellow Grapeviner Elena Sto was an awesome project volunteer- love that collective support! I'm hoping to bring this project back next September on a bigger scale and I'll need even more collective support then, hopefully a few from the group will be in and around NYC then... In the mean time please check out the details of the project at http://shanipeters.com/index.php?/projects/we-promote/.

FILM RECOMMENDATION- I saw this a few weeks back and thought of the printmaking crew...

I highly recommend it! It's well shot, informative, and oddly inspiring as a printmaker.

READING RECOMENDATION- As I've discussed with a few of you ladies I'm researching for a forthcoming video project on the intersections of Native American and Black Americans in the U.S. I came across a dope essay by a dope young writer named Wendy Walters along the way and thought of the group again. It's discussion of identity, gender, representation, and performance is right up the Grapevine alley. Check Wendy and her essay (“After the Death of the Last: Performance as History in Monique Mojica’s Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots”) out!

Crossing Waters, Crossing Worlds

Finally, this is really a repost.... Chanel shared this with my on facebook, and I enjoyed it thoroughly... and again, it is oh-so-Grapevine!...in it's very own way...

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