February 20th, 2007

Artistic Spotlight

Speaking of social action in Art work… These ladies are one of the quintessential groups in such movements. They are the Guerilla Girls. Combining feminism and art in acts of “guerilla warfare”.

If you haven’t encountered the group yet I suggest looking into them. They are right up our alley as far as this community and a perfect example of one of the many ways art can be utilized to create change in and draw attention to social issues.

They’re an interesting mix of grass roots social action, feminist theory, and critical, sarcastic, humorous and satirical artists.


In 1985, a group of women artists founded the Guerrilla Girls. They assumed the names of dead women artists and wore gorilla masks in public, concealing their identities and focusing on the issues rather than their personalities. Between 1985 and 2000, close to 100 women, working collectively and anonymously, produced posters, billboards, public actions, books and other projects to make feminism funny and fashionable. At the turn of the millennium, three separate and independent incorporated groups formed to bring fake fur and feminism to new frontiers:

Read more at their site
heres a lil peek.


In the news...

Black History Month

Toni Morrison (1931- )

A Nobel Prize laureate, Toni Morrison explored the black experience in all of her work. Born in 1931, she began her career in academia before becoming senior editor at Random House in 1965. She published her first novel, "The Bluest Eye," in 1970, and developed a strong following for her storytelling and sharp observations. In 1988 she won the Pulitzer Prize for the work "Beloved," named the best novel of the past 25 years by The New York Times Book Review in 2006. She received the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, making her the first African-American to be selected for the award.
(Guillermo Arias/AP Photo)


U.N. urged to take action on asteroid threat

POSTED: 10:13 a.m. EST, February 19, 2007

Jersey Revives Same-Sex Marriage Debate

February 20, 2007
…a different, more intelligent, discussion of  Brittneys shaved head and why we care so damn much.
(Consider everything critically)
Mark of a woman
Tuesday, 20 February 2007