The Film: “Chase: Tony Takes on the World”

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Founded in 2002 by Bradford Stevens and Stacey Carpenter, Land of Misery Productions is throwing its hat into the rough and tumble world of crowdfunding with its first feature film, Chase: Tony Takes on the World. ‘Chase’–written and directed by Stacey Carpenter–is an offbeat and hilarious comedy about a struggling actor striving for the bright lights of New York City. It is based loosely on their lives as actors in the windy city, Chicago, Illinois.

Stevens explains how their life experiences inform their passion for art-making, “the concept of writing what you know has always been big with us. I actually did live in a transient hotel by Midway airport while attending Second City. We both have actually crashed auditions, and written to Saturday Night Live on the regular, trying to convince them to let two talented unknowns host the show.” There is no telling how many miles one will have to run while chasing artistic aspirations.

Carpenter and Stevens need your support to realize this  state-of-the-art and uproarious film. They are working very hard and are launching their Indiegogo campaign in late September/early October 2015.

Please stay tuned for more information by visiting their website. Carpenter and Stevens can also be reached via e-mail at Landofmiseryfilms@gmail.com

I can’t wait to watch it!

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My Visit to JessGo PoP UP Gallery!

Recently I visited Jessica Gorlicky‘s PoP UP Gallery. Gorlicky is a Canadian visual artist, known for her live paintings. She has sold more than 1,000 artworks.  showcases her own work and that of other artists. Here are ten reasons why you should visit JessGo PoP UP Gallery. The works are:

  1. Whimsical,
  2. Fun,
  3. Creative,
  4. Inspirational,
  5. Characterful,
  6. Feminine,
  7. Textural,
  8. Sexy,
  9. Energetic; and
  10. they will make you Happy!

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This slideshow exhibits a selection of Gorlicky’s work. Learn more about Jessica Gorlicky’s fabulous work here!

The Tree of Knowledge

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Marisol D’Andrea, The Tree of Knowledge, acrylic & resin on canvas, 30 in x 30 in, May 2015

This piece exemplifies the ways of knowing, learning and growing through education. It reflects on the ways we gain knowledge of the world around us; how we grow as individuals and citizens; how we learn from our experiences with the ebbs and flow of the natural world; and how we place ourselves in this ecosystem.

Educational literature refers to the ways of knowing as perception, reason, emotion, faith, imagination, intuition, memory, and language. However, I would like to broaden this definition to include creativity, freedom, ethics, and justice. Our ways of knowing are constantly challenged and are subject to our degree of freedom to think and act with just, ethics and creativity. These ways of knowing allow us to be the citizens — or the ”trees of knowledge” — that we are today.

This painting was exhibited at the OISE Alumni Spring Reunion Art Exhibition on Friday, May 29, 2015.

Thanks for reading!

The Blogger’s Code of Ethics

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I came across the bloggers’ code of ethics authored by Darren Barefoot and Julie Szabo, and I must say, this sample blogging policy would encourage a very good stead. Enjoy!

I will tell the truth.
I will write deliberately and with accuracy.
I will acknowledge and correct mistakes promptly.
I will preserve the original post, using notations to show where I have made changes so as to maintain the integrity of any publishing. Read More