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When They Ask You What You Did, Have an Answer

by on Aug.17, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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Mural by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

In the wake of the horrific events in Charlottesville, it seems like the time to take a break from posting the pretty things, and spend a minute on the ugly stuff.

White supremacy cannot continue. It has to go. Things have to change.

We have to change them.

If you are anything like us, right now you’re veering wildly between anger and fear, between a need to do something right this moment and not knowing what that thing even is. Therefore, we’ve put together some suggestions and resources to channel that energy.

1. Join a March or Protest. Even if you never have before. Get out there and take up some space. Be seen, be heard, be counted.  Here’s a great list of upcoming Anti-Nazi rallies from Uproxx.

2.Donate.  Many local marches need money for things like porta-potties, sound system rentals, and security- you’ll usually find a ‘donate’ button on the Facebook page for the event.  Donate to anti-hate groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center, to groups that support minorities causes like Black Lives Matter or  NARF , or directly to help vulnerable communities through programs like Food Not Bombs.

3.Educate Yourself about Race and Racism.  Go read some stuff.  You could  start here.   *Note to the white readers- please do not rely on the people of color in your life to walk you through this. They’ve got other stuff to deal with right now. 

4.Watch Some Real News. Knowledge is power.  Vice,  Democracy Now! and The Young Turks are a good change from a steady diet of The Daily Show and Samantha Bee (not that I don’t love Sam Bee…).

LadyhittingNazi

Get Angry. Get sad. Finally tell your racist uncle why you stopped coming over for dinner. Do whatever you can, however you can. But do it today.

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Leslie Ann O’Dell: Haunted Harbingers and Feral Phantoms

by on Aug.16, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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I gasped audibly the first time I set eyes on the work of contemporary artist Leslie Ann O’Dell. Entirely self-taught, O’Dell combines photography, digital art, and sometimes traditional elements to create portraits of nightmarishly beautiful creatures, each born of her own imagination yet to me feel like still more characters from unknown folktales I’m now yearning to track down and read.

Leslie Ann Odell - Saint

Leslie Ann Odell - Tame

hope

Leslie Ann Odell - Psyche

Leslie Ann ODell - Brink

O’Dell conjures a bewitching variety of shadowy beings. Mythical monsters with uncommon appetites, transcendent personifications of grief, isolation, hope, and sorrow. Haunting reminders of our fragility and mortality. Phantoms, wraiths, and harbingers. Feral nature spirits, sirens, and dream messengers.

And then there’s this gorgeous piece, entitled Imposter, which makes me pine for more seasons of Hannibal:

Leslie Ann Odell - Imposter

Leslie Ann Odell - Erosion

Leslie Ann ODell - Mania

Leslie Ann Odell - Widow

Leslie Ann O'Dell

Find Leslie Ann O’Dell: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Behance // Shop

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Leslie Ann O’Dell: Haunted Harbingers and Feral Phantoms

by on Aug.16, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from | Go to Original Post

I gasped audibly the first time I set eyes on the work of contemporary artist Leslie Ann O’Dell. Entirely self-taught, O’Dell combines photography, digital art, and sometimes traditional elements to create portraits of nightmarishly beautiful creatures, each born of her own imagination yet to me feel like still more characters from unknown folktales I’m now yearning to track down and read.

Leslie Ann Odell - Saint

Leslie Ann Odell - Tame

hope

Leslie Ann Odell - Psyche

Leslie Ann ODell - Brink

O’Dell conjures a bewitching variety of shadowy beings. Mythical monsters with uncommon appetites, transcendent personifications of grief, isolation, hope, and sorrow. Haunting reminders of our fragility and mortality. Phantoms, wraiths, and harbingers. Feral nature spirits, sirens, and dream messengers.

And then there’s this gorgeous piece, entitled Imposter, which makes me pine for more seasons of Hannibal:

Leslie Ann Odell - Imposter

Leslie Ann Odell - Erosion

Leslie Ann ODell - Mania

Leslie Ann Odell - Widow

Leslie Ann O'Dell

Find Leslie Ann O’Dell: Website // Instagram // Facebook // Behance // Shop

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Apply for Gothtober by August 29th!

by on Aug.15, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

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CALL FOR GOTHTOBER PARTICIPANTS!!!

Halloween stuff is starting to appear in overzealous stores, and you know what that means: It is time to apply for Gothtober’s “Quinciniera” commemorating fifteen years of bone-chilling, neck-hair raising, eyeball widening, throat-screaming, frightening, funny, strange, mysterious and hideous/beautiful artworks from all across the ghoulish globe.
Want to know more details?
 
READ THE FAQ!
 
Fill out the Gothtober Application August 29th:
 
APPLY TODAY!
 
Participants will be notified of admission on September 1st, 2017.

Upon acceptance, a $25 registration fee is required.

Get more details about this year’s theme and technical details by reading The Official 2017 FAQ.

 

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Apply for Gothtober by August 29th!

by on Aug.15, 2017, under Syndicated from the Web

Reposted from The Gothtober Blog | Go to Original Post

CALL FOR GOTHTOBER PARTICIPANTS!!!

Halloween stuff is starting to appear in overzealous stores, and you know what that means: It is time to apply for Gothtober’s “Quinciniera” commemorating fifteen years of bone-chilling, neck-hair raising, eyeball widening, throat-screaming, frightening, funny, strange, mysterious and hideous/beautiful artworks from all across the ghoulish globe.
Want to know more details?
 
READ THE FAQ!
 
Fill out the Gothtober Application August 29th:
 
APPLY TODAY!
 
Participants will be notified of admission on September 1st, 2017.

Upon acceptance, a $25 registration fee is required.

Get more details about this year’s theme and technical details by reading The Official 2017 FAQ.

 

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