I NEED A BAKER

I'm all for trying out ideas and see where it goes, I have ideas for days, and as I'm sure you can relate, some of the ideas are great, and some of them.... you know.... arent.

So imagine my happiness when my girl Dee and I found ourselves once again talking about the soulful queen Anita Baker and it ended up with us joining forces and collaborating on a mixtape and pin together.

What is crazy timing is that at the same time our pin was getting complete Andre 3000 came out with an article sharing his love for Anita Baker! That was wild! Dee and I are so prolific! Check out the article here , because its a great read and, Andre 3000 rocks!

I love the mix Dee created and you can check out the pin tooo! Shop today!

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Leaving Social Media... Maybe

 These Three Things is a blog series, where I share three things I think you might find helpful, interesting or funny, Enjoy!


Sooooo I've been thinking of taking a break from Social Media. Now, I've never really thought of myself as an addict or someone that hangs out on these platforms all day or anything, but I am def multiple time a day go there and check type of girl. Besides, saying addict just sounds sooo soo nasty you know.

I never even thought of a break until a friend of mine told me that she was going on a social media fast, and with all, that's been going down in my studio lately I've been thinking hmm should I do that too.

As an artist or anyone with a career goal we all know social media is king, so to leave that feels like I'm leaving money on the table or something. Tons of people take social media breaks though so its a thing,

Anyway, so I thought since I'm thinking about this, you might be also; maybe you have completed a social media break or detox and can share your experience? Either way for this week These Three Things I'm sharing social media detox resources.





I hope this is helpful as I know it will be for me. I will let you know what I decide. Also, I hope you enjoy your Weekend!

Stephanie


PinTastic Success!!

It was such a good time being a resident artist for the Smart Museum Family Day event, so good that I made a video about it to share with yall here, on my YouTube channel and my Facebook page.
Parents and Folks with Kids! Check out Family Days at the Smart Museum of Art it's a good way to hang out with your family, get some culture and make something amazing!

I stole some images from both my own and my friend Eriks' Instagram from the day. It was really fun!

Pin Tastic Projects at the Smart Museum

I was invited by the Smart Museum to be an artist in residence for their Family Day event series, and of course, I excitedly replied yes!

I've been making these buttons and pins with my Graham Cracker Pin Co. project and #NewGlobalMatriatrchy so we settled on making pins and buttons for the next Family Day. 

So I'm pretty excited about this and would love for you and your family to join me, to make a button. The event is 100% free, so bring your family or yourself for an afternoon of fun.

Here are the details:
Saturday, Septemeber 9
1pm- 4pm

You can find additional details here:





SBE Board Meeting April 17th

Hey Yall! If you're around tonight I'm having a board meeting for my project

The Selected Black Experience Council

. I would love to see you there!

April 12-18th , 2017

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2912 N Milwaukee Ave (Storefront) 

Chicago, IL 60618

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The Selected Black Experience Council (SBE) is an exclusive organization invested in giving non-blackallies the opportunity to engage in black culture.

SBE Board Meeting

Monday, April 17, 7:15pm

The SBE Board will be meeting on Monday, April 17th to discuss the final criteria on how to award a non-black ally access to the Black race.

This is a big item on our agenda, so we ask that all board members attend.

If you think you have valuable input on whom should or should not be given a black pass we need your attendance is mandatory.

Come in ready to roll up your sleeves for an engaging discussion.

Who, How, Why do you allow a pass? Please come willing to discuss.

 

In addition to finalizing these criteria we also will be putting the finishing touches on this year's leadership breakfast!

Pins, Photos and Videos... my Conversation w/Lezley Davidson

I was recently interviewed by Artist and Artist consultant Lezley Davidson .I was really excited when Lezley asked to speak with me because when I was really starting to zero in and focus on my art Lezley's podcast was one of the first podcasts centered around art that I began listening to me this was a big deal!

In this interview, Lezley and I discuss art (of course!) politics and my new project around Pelle Pelle jackets! It's just a little over an hour so open a new tab on your computer and zone out while you get some work done.

Becoming Great

So I realized that I never got a chance to share with you the work I created for an exhibition I participated in a little bit ago. Yikes! My bad... I can't believe I didn't tell you! Are we not homies?!

Anyway, the show was called 

"In Bringing Forth"

  and it was curated by

Jen Tremblay

at the Hyde Park Art Center.  The exhibition was 

about artists taking a step back from their everyday studio practice to create new artwork that serves as visual metaphors for the routine of art-making.

Since my medium is predominately photo and video, I created a rockumentary video piece I titled "Becoming Great" showing my art practice as I prepare for an exhibition with

Terrain Exhibition

s and the

Chicago Artist Coalition

.

I'm not going to lie, I sort of felt a little silly and narcissistic creating this work, but hey if performative film and photo works that feature me is a part of my practice well then...that's the work.

If you are

interested

 check the video out here: 

Installation View of "Becoming Great" at Hyde Park Art Center

You will have to let me know what you think of this work, to me the work did work to be a marketing piece for myself, showing a behind the scenes life of an artist.. well at least my art you know. You might think of creating an about video of your own work. I think that would be cool, and if you need help. Holler at your girl!

Until next time, thanks for reading.

Steph