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MAN GIVES BIRTH TO TWIN BROTHER
According to our sources, who are 99% reliable, Steve Read has given birth to his own twin brother! How is that possible? According to our medical expert, Read had been carrying the twin for at least 20 years. Unknown to him was the nature of that swelling in his lower abdominal cavity. Is Truth stranger than fiction? Just ask Steve! (see the pix on the sidebar)
Very scary stuff. My stomach still hurts, no thanks to Eric...
I am quite happy about the recent article in the February Art in America magazine. This 'Report from Denver', not only included a photo and blurb about me and my Color Channel project, but also many of of my friends and favorite galleries/museums were written up too. Congrats to Colorado, Denver, Boulder and everyone involved! Also, thanks to Kiki Smith for sharing your issue with us. If you haven't seen or read the Denver article yet, check it out in the February 2007 issue.
In a group show this Friday January 26th as part of Katie Taft's "Self Made" lecture series. It features artists who have done a "Self Made" lecture in the past. I think it was last June that I did mine? Anyways, includes 6pm panel discussion and reception, then 7:30pm CSO Performance. Occurs at Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, 100 14th St. #15 Denver, CO 80202. The artists included are: Alicia Bailey, Cheryl Bailey, Karen Bozik, Vincent Camparetto, Tom Carr, Amy Chavez, Viviane Le Courtois, Julianna Driesdat, Marina Graves, Rick Griffith, Steve Gordon, Patti Hallock, Rachel Hawthorne, Peter Illig, Wes Magyar, Lauri Lynxe Murphy, Anna Newell, Jason Patz, Steve or Steven Read, Dave Seiler, Mark Sink, Katie Taft, Kay Tuttle, Grant Williams, Greg Craddick and Rodney Wallace.
Art + Music is a good combination! The Colorado Symphony Orchestra GRAMMYÂ®-nominated "UFO" receives an encore performance by the CSO and superstar percussionist Evelyn Glennie at the baton of Maestro Kahane. Program also features a CSO premiere performance of Jennifer Higdon's Concerto for Orchestra, Wilberg's "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," and more. You won't want to miss this percussion extravaganza celebrating contemporary American composers. It's out of this world beat!
Exclusive Self Made offer, purchase tickets for only $10. To take advantage of this special offer enter the password "SLFMADE" in the Promotions and Special Offers box on the purchase page. Seating subject to availability. Offer expires on Friday, Jan. 26 at noon. If you are not able to make it on the 26th discounted tickets are also available for the performance on the following night Saturday January 27th.
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Its nearly christmas, hope you are having fun so far with the holidaze time and I hope Santa Claus brings you something real nice! He brought me some things already this year, and I am grateful to him for that. He is a real nice guy. Sometimes.
TV in the Microwave...? I have a new electronic art piece for sale from a new series. It is a video-art-appliance piece, something akin to work from the Color Channel series. It is up at the Rule Gallery along with other works from excellent Denver contemporary artists, this December and January. Photos here soon. Contact Robin Rule at Rule Gallery for more information.
Vague Terrain Magazine has created another fine issue in their magazine that deals with topics of digital art. "Digital Minimalism" is the current theme and it features about 13 visual and sound artists from all over the world. One of those artists I'm happy to say is the stevenread.com dude (that's me). Check it out! In addition to my photos, you can also read a short essay/rant I wrote about the theme and my work. Hats off to Greg Smith and friends at Vague Terrain, and also featured artist Patrick Lichty for his work and writing on "Digital Minimalism".
I am in a recent ArtNet.com article about the Denver art and urban scene. I am quite humbled to have a blurb and photo among this company of wonderful artists, architects, and curators. Go Denver!!!!
Its been a busy month. Have been trying whenever I can to add more projects to the site. Its a slow but enjoyable process. Obviously trying to keep the site simple and easy to use. Trying to maximize relevancy and efficiency of information presented. There is so much content on the Internet, I am trying to add no more than is needed. How much more is needed? I don't know. Not too much. Just enough. The Internet is becoming this battle of content, drive traffic, be fresh, compete with other content, have the most, link smarter, rank high, digest, republish, push, feed. More. I hope I am not smothered by YouTube clips, MySpace jamsters, RSS dumps, RE Blogs, podcasts, keyword generators. I hope I can survive the big wave! "Less is More" may lead to failure...
This month I was juried into a show entitled 'Best of Colorado' at the Denver International Airport. I am happy that a canvas painting was recognized for this competitive exhibition (not my technology work). I attempt to divide my time equally between painting/drawing and software/technology. Sometimes this is possible, other times not - lately the gadgets have been winning. The painting entitled Datavis 1 will be on display in the DIA terminal until January 2007. It is in the main atrium, upstairs, just north of the food court, in case you are flying. I am especially happy that Burger King Whoppers can be purchased almost within reach of the painting. While a few of the 75 artists in the terminal, most of this show is in Concourse A, and it looks fantastic, but you need a boarding pass to see it.
I also have a software installation on view this fall. I was thrilled to be invited to the current group show at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art. The show is part two of a Colorado artists retrospective entitled 'Decades of Influence: Remix'. I am showing a version of The Color Channel piece. This show is on view until January 2007. It includes some great Colorado artists such as Clark Richert, Lawrence Argent, Patti Hallock, John DeAndrea, Jim Green, Mary Ehrin, Bruce Price, Stacy Seers, and Matthew Larson.
Haven't had much time in recent weeks to add more projects to the new website. More coming this August. For now, I thought I would add a link to some very relevant information, the latest Peeps Marshmallow Gazette This exclusive newsletter link comes straight to your desktop because I am an avid member of the Peeps Fan Club. Because I have my finger on the pulse of all Peeps related news, you too will be informed of Peeps news at the very earliest possible moment. Stay tuned.