For much of history, thin pockets and artistic greatness were a contradictory but fated reality. But along came the Internet, a cheap outlet for promoting that didn’t involve cross-country buses or pricey print materials. But with that switch, the artist’s dilemma flipped from being seen to being TOO seen: No one wants to be their arts community’s version of The Strokes. But help is on the horizon. The self-starters at NYCreative Interns are teaming up with Etsy to host an event tonight for artists of all stages to ponder the question “How to sell yourself without selling out?” Entry is $5, which looks like a worthy investment for the bevy of takeaways from a mixed panel of artists and media pros, including Tumblr’s communications director, a music video director, a freelance photographer, and NYU’s Director of New Media. For a few hours, your creative spirit-animal, next collaborator, and/or artistic apprentice will be under Etsy’s roof. Register here.
We are not the world’s most artistic people, it’s one of the reasons we use our words to make a living. That doesn’t preclude us (see, big word) from taking an interest in drawing things under the right circumstances. Like say, if there’s a bunch of alcohol involved. And then if you want to just […]
How many books do you want for Christmas? The obvious answer is “all of them,” because you’re a huge nerd (who isn’t these days?) who’s collecting them like so many Pokemon. The problem with that, of course, is that books cost money, and from a practical perspective, the more books you have, the more of […]
Earlier today we were gnashing our teeth, as we do, about the death of the police blotter and it’s myriad wonders. And like some parent trying to distract a kid from the death of their dog by buying them a new, worse dog, the NYPD has released an interactive crime map of their own. “See?” […]