Monday, March 14, 2011

Three new commissions

Scott Oliver, Carla Duarte (both pictured above) and Christy Matson are the latest artists commissioned by Earthbound Moon.
Scott will be installing a work in Slaton, Texas, outside the WaterSpace Gallery. Carla will be installing a work on a ranch outside Plainview, Texas. Both installs are scheduled for late September. And should be accompanied by a carnival of events.
Christy will be installing a work in Chania, Greece in 2013.

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome these incredible artists to the project.

Last week, Scott, Carla, and I were in Texas visiting the sites, and meeting the wonderful arts community there. Below you can see Scott and Carla enjoying the plaza where he will be working in September. EbM friend and landscape architect Matt Weaver will be assisting with the project.

Evanston, Slaton, and Plainview are the full slate of 2011 installations. For 2012, EbM is planning two installs near Albuquerque, NM, and one near Moffat, CO, on lands we own. We are looking for a property in Detroit, MI. And negotiating a lease in Baja California, Mexico. We have a few other surprises in the can for 2012, but can't reveal them just yet.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I <3 Albuquerque

A SWA computer malfunction at LAX granted me the gift of a day in Albuquerque. Tonight I catch my connecting flight to Lubbock.

While here I visited 516 Arts. Their current show is beautiful and inspiring. In particular, the installations by Amalia Mesa-Bains & Pepon Osorio, artists I immediately added to the EbM list of possible commissions. Really complex, thoughtful work.

I also met impromptu w executive director Suzanne Sbarge. First, all praise, she pointed me to Barelas coffee shop which has a great green Chile.
Second, she shared a slew of information with me about ways EbM can participate in the New Mexico arts community over the next couple years. <3

The wealth of amazing people I meet every day working on Earthbound Moon is unbelievably gratifying.
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