A Better Nectar Installation - Pyragraph

A Journey for the Senses: ‘Cross Pollination’ at 516 ARTS Part 1 of 2: Interview with Jessica Rath

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

The works of both Rath and Angus have been shaped by direct interactions with nature and science, a desire to understand insects more deeply and a commitment to advance the discourses around current dangers facing the natural world.

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Vida - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: Should I Submit Fabric Designs to Vida?

Rich Stim
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Dear Rich: I built my business on printing my designs on fabric and making stuff. Now there’s a handy service (VIDA) that makes stuff with your uploaded design and sells it to others. I am just leery of any “catches.” Can you look at the licensing agreement?

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Disappointing yourself - Pyragraph

Mad Men and True Believers

Jed Alexander
| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

For the most part, I’ve had the good fortune of doing work that doesn’t compromise my beliefs. But a few years ago I wasn’t so lucky.

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Yuansu VII-Beehand V2 by Ren Ri - Pyragraph

Reflections on Pollinator Patterns of Life Across Art and Science Interview with artist and educator Porter Swentzell

516 ARTS
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

As observers of the natural world, artists and scientists find new audiences and new grounds to discuss and create in the face of a changing environment and impacts to pollinator populations. As pollinators end up on the endangered species list, is our humanity the result of our inhumanity?

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Net neutrality - Pyragraph

No Internet, No Music: Why Musicians Need to Care About Net Neutrality

Guest Blogger
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Musicians and the music they create are critical to halting further attacks on net neutrality. When net neutrality protections were at risk of being destroyed in the past, musicians came out in large numbers during a multi-year campaign to save it. And we are needed this time around too.

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Performing musicians - Pyragraph

Do I Need a Booking Agent?

| Philadelphia, PA, US | | 0 Comments

Trust me, filling a ticketed show is hard work. Getting 30 people out to a gig on a Friday night in a large metropolitan city is like pulling teeth! That’s why bands split bills. If you’re at a place where you can fill the room, you probably could use a booking agent.

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George Braque and Juan Gris - Pyragraph

What Does It Mean When Someone Says, ‘Your Work Reminds Me Of…’

Jed Alexander
| Davis, CA, US | | 0 Comments

Inevitably someone is going to compare your work to someone else’s. And when someone says, “This reminded me of your work” it’s hard to know what they mean.

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Lilah Rose with Monica Demarco, photo by Peri Pakroo - Pyragraph

How Do I Know If I’m Ready for Management?

| Philadelphia, PA, US | | 1 Comment

If your inbox is overflowing with booking requests and media opportunities, and you simply cannot handle the workload on your own, you need a manager.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Waste Not, Guilt Not

Little Bobby Tucker
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Far too often in this country we throw things away that would still be wanted by someone else. Everything from perfectly edible food which places like Whole Foods throw away because the bananas are “a little too yellow” to the unwanted pets that get thrown away by fools who get a dog without wanting the responsibility of its care.

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Mona Lisa Resistere - Pyragraph

Can I Be Sued for Modifying My Own Writing That I Donated to the Public Domain?

Rich Stim
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I believe that a greatly modified public domain work would be a new work and therefore copyrightable, right? I couldn’t be sued for modifying my own writing, could I? What are my rights in this case?

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Knowbility Board, 2010 - Pyragraph

Choosing Board Members to Maximize Your Nonprofit’s Effectiveness

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

The very best prospects for your nonprofit’s board will be people who share a passion for, and commitment to, the nonprofit’s mission. No matter what name recognition or professional credentials particular people may have to offer, they will not be assets to your nonprofit’s board unless they care a lot about what you do.

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Tour van - Pyragraph

5 Lessons I Learned From My Terrible Tour

| Philadelphia, PA, US | | 1 Comment

If you’re an independent artist, you have no choice but to roll with the punches. Things change. Things fall apart. Venues close down their business without telling you…and then you find out through their Facebook status update (yes, this actually happened).

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