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Katelan Revamps Website

Katelan revamped her website into a rockin new one!  Check it out!

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Here’s a little peek at Lonesome Liz’s Mojo sideshow that both Katelan Foisy and Dr. Beetle contributed art to.

Hello! Good friend to Knickerbocker Circus, Robert Epstein will be having a show at Envoy Enterprises 131 Chrystie Street, NY NY 10002. Opening is this Thursday  October 8, 2009 from 12pm-8pm. The Opening reception is from 6pm-8pm that same night. Come check it out if you are free and about. Here is his blogspace  too: http://robertottoepstein.blogspot.com/

More pics Inside TBW

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inside Kathleen

inside Blanca

You can check out Emmily Federer’s pics from inside the book here

DUMBO Art Under the bridge Festival

Open Studios

September 26-27, 2009

12:00-6:00

“Nana’s napkins : portraits”

Elise P. Church

Also, Celeste Fichter (mixed media) & Andrea Sanders (photography)

Studio 601, 68 Jay Street, Brooklyn

F train to York Street or A train to High Street

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Gallery Shows!

Dr Beetle and I will be showing together again!  This time it’s at Gallery 5 in Virginia for the Carnival of 5 Fires curated by Elizabeth Bissette.  The show begins October 2nd and there will be a huge carnival on Halloween.   Elizabeth ( Lonesome Liz) will be presenting her contribution “Lonesome Liz’s Mojo Sideshow” at the event and will feature artists such as:

Dr. Beetle, Elizabeth Bissette, Charles Parker Boggs, Molly Crabapple, Katelan V. Foisy, Wes Freed, Christoph Mueller

and performances by:
J.B. Beverley http://www.myspace.com/waywarddrifters (Murder Junkies/Hank III)
Ron Smith http://www.myspace.com/cousinwildweed (Film-maker/Hellbilly cult figure)

Here’s my portrait of Lonesome Liz as Faust

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You can become a presenter at this years Carnival of 5 Fires by clicking here

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That right there is me with Dr. Beetle’s fine dolls.  Kathleen wasn’t joking when she said the detail on them was unreal.  They are gorgeous and filled with loving protective energy.  You can see them up close here.  They also inspired me to make cupcakes which is my absolute favorite baked good to make.

The other show October 3rd features my painting of Angela Christie!  I am happy to announce that I will be showing with the awesome Blood Dumpster Collective at Behr-Thyssen from 6-9p.m. http://www.behr-thyssen.com/ This is in NYC so if you are around come check it out.

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Inspired by DVS Detroit and Paul Thorson.  Thank you kindly for allowing me to use your images to create my own.

Interview #12: Blanca

What was your experience like with TBW?
I found it very inspiring that by joining forces we created such a gorgeous book in such a short amount of time. Katelan is amazingly creative and industrious… and quite an inspiring leader!

What was the inspiration for your images?
I’ve been carrying these images somewhere in my mind for a long time. I think all of us see ourselves a certain way when we close our eyes. These are three distinct sides of me that aren’t so obvious to the outside world.

What did you learn about yourself from the experience?
As I took the self portraits I found an empowering sense of artistic freedom. TBW also taught me a few things about myself, about where I am in life and about my presence. Unexpectedly, one of the images caused a stir between my sister and myself. I see this stir as the archetypal side of TBW: I created an image that came from deep inside my psyche and this image created an external situation that gave me an opportunity to heal something that needed to be healed.

Do you feel you are in the same state of mind as when you started?
I am surprised at how TBW empowered me. I am a bit of a perfectionist. Most things I produce take a long time to be planned and created. For this project things came together effortlessly and that was very rewarding and refreshing. It made me see that an artistic project doesn’t necessarily take months to be completed.

What advice would you give to those wanting to take their own portraits?
Think of it as documenting who you are right now. Today. In this moment of your life. You can always take more portraits later. Don’t miss the opportunity of capturing who you are today. Play with makeup. Play with clothes. Above all, have fun doing it.

background:

1. Location: NYC, born in Mexico
2. Sun Sign: Aquarius
3. Virtue: Love
4. Vice: Obsession
5. Secret Self Esteem Booster: sexy dresses, meditation, yoga, dance
6. What Inspires You: beautiful art, passionate art, authenticity, nature

Playlist (give 5-10 songs on your ipod)

Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros
Save You by Jetsetter
Black by Pearl Jam
Semaname by Mercan Dede
Clouds by Doveman
Intervention by Arcade Fire
Family Tree by TV on the Radio
Stop the Dams by Gorillaz
Hindue Blues by Kevin Johansen and The Nada

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