Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Me, Myself, & I Exhibition

"Me, Myself, and I" Exhibition
My mixed media collage, My Inner Critic, is on display from April 2 through April 27, 2013 at the Newark Arts Alliance as a selection in the "Me, Myself, and I" juried exhibition.

My Inner Critic by JM Reinbold (2012)
Artist Statement

My Inner Critic, a mixed media collage, was created in response to my feelings during the revision of my short story, The Future of Flesh, for the anthology Zippered Flesh 2: More Tales of Body Enhancement Gone Bad (Smart Rhino Publications, 2013).

Being a perfectionist, I have a very stern inner critic. Can you see the “Are you kidding me? Get back to work. NOW!” look she’s giving me!

During the revision process, I ripped the story apart. And, for far too long it just seemed like a big mess. But slowly, I began to stitch it back together. Apropos, I suppose, given the book’s title!

The background is an original manuscript page marked in red pen by my editor. Barely visible at the top are tear stains. At one point, I was so sure I would not be able to make the story work, I wept in frustration over the manuscript. The red ink splatters are the story bleeding from my Inner Critic’s persistent and unrelenting scalpel. In the end, a story that began as a draft of over 9,000 words was honed and polished to a finished piece and the required length of approximately 5,000 words. It was a painful, but ultimately gratifying process.

You can see more of my collage art (and other art) and read some of my writings on my website The Many Worlds of JM Reinbold.

My son, Justynn Tyme, also had a picture selected for the "Me, Myself, and I" exhibit. His picture, This Is Not My Reality received a JUROR'S CHOICE AWARD.

Justynn Tyme with his pen and ink drawing "This Is Not My Reality"
You can see more of Justynn's art and read some of his writings on his website The Artisticness of Justynn Tyme.

The "Me, Myself, and I" exhibition runs from April 2 until April 27. Please stop in an view all the wonderful art that is part of this show.

For more information about the show visit the "Me, Myself, and I" exhibition page on the Newark Arts Alliance website.

When you stop by the gallery to see the show, make sure to check out the exhibition book (in the gallery) which contains statements from all the artists about their work in the "Me, Myself, and I" show. The artists' statements are informative, fascinating, and educational!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Dalikrab Dreams or Why I LOVE Dalikrab Day!

Why I LOVE Dalikrab Day!
It's free! ~ It's fun! ~ It's crazy! ~ It's Dada! ~ It's [insert your own word!]

Dalikrab Day is an international holiday that has occurred annually on March 31 since 2006.

Dalikrab Day was spawned from the mind of the Mage of Lunacy, Justynn Tyme. You can find out more about the Mage at his website The Artisticness of Justynn Tyme.

The idea behind Dalikrab Day
Create ~ Manipulate ~ Repeat
Create a piece or pieces of original Dalikrab art.
Post your art on the Dalikrab Day blog.
Check out other Dalikrab art on the blog.
Manipulate someone else's art -- or your own -- and create something new.
Post your manipulated art on the Dalikrab Day blog.
Do it again!

Just create some Dalikrab art
Just manipulate some Dalikrab art
Keep doing that!

How long does Dalikrab last? No one knows.
Could be a day
Could be a week, or two or three ...
Could be a month 
Dalikrab lasts as long as ...
you keep up the silly, crazy, creative insanity, and
...the art keeps coming in!

You can see the work contributed by artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, and animators from all around the world on the Dalikrab blog.

This year, my fourth year participating in Dalikrab, the Mage of Lunacy and I engaged in a four-hour Dalikrab workshop creating Dalikrab art.

The result: My piece(s) for 2013, Dalikrab Dreams, a collage triptych.

Get Your Claws On and Create Some Dalikrab!
Mark your calendars for Monday, March 31, 2014 and bookmark the Dalikrab page. The Dalikrab page has all the info you need to participate in Dalikrab Day including tips and tricks for creating Dalikrab art.

Tip: Dalikrab art can be spontaneous or planned. ~ I've already begun planning for Dalikrab Day 2014!