Hello John Porcellino students

we have sent emails to everyone and believe everyone has what they need to get settled. Click the link below for more info, or  please contact Tom at SAW at thesaw@sequentialartistsworkshop.org if you still need more. http://sequentialartistsworkshop.org/wordpress/2011/12/for-attendees-of-the-john-porcellino-workshop/ Welcome!      

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Image and Metaphor Summit with Tim Kreider and Majed Badra

Tim Kreider came to SAW to discuss with Cartoonist Majed Badra and myself the issues of expressing charged themes in single images, in addressing concerns of sensitivity, the powerful vs the powerlessness, coming to historical understandings in political situations, plus also just cramming concepts and images together to get strong visceral cartoons. Great lectures, great discussions and great exercises made for a great professional development at SAW. http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150697217572437.450557.552562436&type=1

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Tom Galambos Show Opening Pics

The incredibly smart, adventurous and kind Tom Galambos came to SAW to display his work, meet the people of Gainesville, and speak to my UF class. His talk covered so much ground, venturing from realism and literary comics to formal experiments in time/space to his recent forays into installation art. A lot of this was on display in his very extensive show, our largest to date. Here are some…

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A Day in the Life of SAW

Been using SAW as a studio, teaching space, comics resource library. Each day is filled with visitors, conversation as well as great work time. Some recent scenes: Sculptor Erin Curry comes in with a home made kite, the size and shape of a mardi-gras mask. I showed Erin some Lumakick by Richard Hahn and also a series of books by Warren Craghead. I love showing new work to people….

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Caroline Paquita Show Pics, Feb 4

It was such a blast having Caroline Paquita here, arranging her show, and then bringing her friends and fans in to SAW for an evening of drawing, schmoozing, snacks and “comic geekery.” Thanks Caroline!  See more at Facebook or Flickr      

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Excerpts from The Act of Drawing

Discovered a great book at the shared house for itinerant artists at the Hui No’Eau center: Edward Laning’s The Act of Drawing Here are some excerpts and some of my commentary below them. From The Act of Drawing, by Edward Laning p9. Artistic potential is develpoed and perfected only by practice, initially in close association with a respected master, and by frequent and studious visits to the musuem. These…

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Images of Loss – The Angelus, Millet

SAW faculty member Dan Stepp texts over a loss image, by Millet, The Angelus. Read a bit about it here. This is why I like to surround myself by people smarter than me: to help me through the world. Dan also recommends the book Pictures and Tears by James Elkins, which I’m ordering now. He also sends in Van Gogh’s Old Man in Sorrow  

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SAW space in progress

Thank to Chris Fillie and the great guys at My Vibrant Community for outfitting the SAW space, happening now. We’re busy stocking up on drawing tables and chairs while he’s working on the walls, the doors, the lighting, etc. The entrance is on the other side of that palm tree. SAW – A great space for great work.

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Welcoming Carrie Guss

We’re pleased to announce that we added Carrie Guss as our teacher for our Literary Exploration class. Carrie currently teaches undergraduate creative writing at the University of Florida, and is finishing up her MFA in Fiction. She has a degree in Politics and Media Studies from Pomona College, where she studied creative nonfiction under David Foster Wallace. She is working on a collection of short stories. She also has…

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