i just returned from a quick business trip to little rock, where i dropped of a nice bushel of creative goods. box turtle now has a slew of HANDGUNS shirts for men & women (snap ups, button downs, breezy long sleeves and more), tights, gunsies, and kitchen towels. on top of that, gallery 26 now has some new colorful illustrations. these make great gifts for a friend (or yourself) so go on in and take a look!
the arkansas community arts cooperative, or acac, had it’s annual membership meeting yesterday with a nice turnout. several local artists and supporters, including myself, were nominated and voted onto the board, as well. looking forward to helping out!
here and there, i do a little modeling. mostly for fun … you know, a little role-playing. several of my favorite modeling gigs have been for a local designer and friend, missy lipps. she’s been called a “deconstructionist,” as she takes vintage and rare clothing, rips them up, dyes them, sings to them, then puts them back together.
for a number of years, the hillcrest area in little rock has been the host of “HarvestFest,” a seasonal event offering everything from a chili cook-off to stage-diving 4-year-olds. shops along kavanaugh have their doors open to listen to local bands and welcome in hundreds of folks. along with the music, the box turtle fashion show is always a big production. a handful of local designers, including korto momolu, dress up models in their hand-made creations. i was glad to participate again this year, strutting down the runway in a little missy lipps dress with france gall blasting through the speakers. it’s fun, but exhausting. i hit the pillow hard saturday night (after some wine and company first, of course). here’s a gallery of a few of my favorite photos of the evening, courtesy of kyran pittman. she was kind enough to hang with us and document the purple haze. i had a hard time narrowing it down, so go to her blog and see more to make you feel like you were there … plus, her writing is much better than mine.
this thursday i’ll have a table (or booth, not sure) set up at satellite cafe in the heights. i’ll have drawings, paintings, shirts, baby onesies, towels and all sorts of random stuff for sale. most items will be under $50, so you can afford to treat yourself to something. or come by and say hello! here’s the flyer info:
Satellite Cafe Thursday, July 30, 2009 @ 6:00pm – midnight Satellite Cafe 5923 Kavanaugh Blvd Little Rock, AR 501.230.4217 questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Satellite Cafe will be hosting a one night only event celebrating some of Little Rock’s most creative artists and designers. The artists will be displaying generally smaller and affordable pieces that represent their vision and body of work.
DJ Cam Holifield will provide the dance music for later in the evening.