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Burning Questions for Katya Crawford, Professor of Landscape Architecture On her curating 'From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now'

Josh Stuyvesant
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Katya Crawford, curator of the exhibition “From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now,” answers questions about architectural and cultural landscapes in ABQ.

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Relishing the Here and Now A revelation in the midst of Revolutions International Theater Festival

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As the final week of Revolutions Int’l Theater Fest begins, Erin Phillips clarifies why she does theater: “Relish the work created by your tribe.”

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Tips from the Independent Producer: ‘Highly Talented’ Is the Bare Minimum

Jamie Hill
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But here’s the thing: in the music marketplace, being highly talented is not the destination point—it’s the departure point. It’s your ticket to entry.

Amanda Kooser - Pyragraph

Freelancing and Vacation When freelancing means never taking a real vacation

Amanda C. Kooser
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When I do travel, I let my clients know in advance and often I work out a reduced workload during that time.

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This week’s podcast: MorningStar Angeline & Kevin Pierce of Drunktown’s Finest

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MorningStar and Kevin helped bring Drunktown’s Finest to the screen, a gritty film portraying life in Gallup, New Mexico–dubbed “Drunk Town, USA” by 20/20.

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How Rewriting an Indie Film Made Me a Better Screenwriter

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Bob Messinger offers specific tips for rewriting a screenplay to make it more producable as an indie film.

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Reflecting on the First Ten Years Running a Film Production Company

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When I graduated, I did what I imagine every film student does: I tracked down anyone I could find that was even tangentially related to the business and asked them what I should do next.

Cortney Heimerl - Pyragraph

Product Photography 101: Taking Great, Super Basic Shots of Your Work

Cortney Heimerl
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Selling online basically comes down to selling a photograph and describing the piece in a way that makes it sound special and unique.

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When Revolutions Comes Around: A Theater Phenomenon

Josh Stuyvesant
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Revolutions is very much alive, and Tricklock Company is holding on to the reins, enjoying the ride without any intention of trying to tame it.

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GJURASIC FACTOR: How to Dress Like An Artist

Alexandra Gjurasic
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Are you at a loss as to what to wear to all your artsy-fartsy functions? Well, I’m here to help you demystify the best fashion choices for you.

Self-Employed Happy Hour: Revolutions International Theater Festival - Pyragraph

We’re Podcasting Again! Kicking Off Season 2 with Revolutions International Theater Festival Morning mimosas with Hannah Kauffmann, Erin Phillips and Shastyn Friedman

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Self-Employed Happy Hour is back! After an incredibly fun 15 episodes last fall, we took a month off to breathe and kicked off our second season this week.

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Open Your Mouth and Let Yourself Out

Antonia Montoya
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All creative endeavors require some vulnerability. When my mouth is open wide I am vulnerable and some beautiful creativity emerges.

Nathan Singleton - Pyragraph

On the Road To Moderation: How To Drink Less On Tour

Nathan Singleton
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A moment of clarity came after I turned 30—I could barely bend down to plug in my pedal board and my guitar felt like an anvil hanging around my neck.

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I Learned Everything I Need To Know About Producing From Craigslist

Tonya Kay
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Jack Dagger taught me everything I know about knife throwing but most importantly, his philosophy on building a marketable act: Entertain the people.

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What’s in a Name Change?

Alexander VanHeisch
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And I would have to explain that no, I am not that Alexander Payne, though yes, I do like his movies, and no, I don’t want to make the next “Election.”

Sage Harrington - Pyragraph

Starving Artist Hacks: How To Put Stuff In Your Mouth For (Relatively) Cheap The extra-crunchy granola edition

Sage Harrington
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Keep it frugal: brush your teeth and feed yourself on the cheap. Starving artist hacks, go!

Jamie Hill - Pyragraph

Tips From the Independent Producer | Musicians: Communicate With Your Producer

Jamie Hill
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Collaboration is challenging, and fraught with the potential for misunderstanding. Therefore it’s extra important to be as clear as possible.

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Shy Boys “Life is Peachy” Music Video

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Guest Blogger Jeremy Osbern talks equipment, methods, and results on the making of his recent music video for Kansas City band Shy Boys.

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On the Road to Moderation: Why I Started Drinking On Tour

Nathan Singleton
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Total satori. Chemically induced. I had figured it out. Drinking was the secret to dealing with this fucked up lifestyle.

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How I Curated the Revolutions International Theater Festival

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Juli Hendren of ABQ’S Tricklock Theatre Company sets the stage for Revolutions, an international theater festival she’s spent the last year curating.

Making friends. Photos courtesy of Shannon Curtis.

My New Year’s Resolution: No More Fans

Shannon Curtis
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I’ve never been quite comfortable with the word “fan.” It’s always seemed to conjure an artificial hierarchy. House concerts have changed that.

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‘Contemplation’ by Veree Parker Simons

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Our new background art, “Contemplation” by Veree Parker Simons, is featured in the upcoming exhibition at 516 ARTS, From the Ground Up: Design Here + Now.

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Gjurasic Factor’s Pyra Top 5 for 2014!

Alexandra Gjurasic
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I’ve chosen my favorite Pyragraph posts from the past year. So many dope contributors and so many killer stories make choosing only a fist-ful difficult!

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The Audience: Find Everyone’s Story

Ashlee Renz-Hotz
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As if “making it” wasn’t enough, after a life-changing internship Nana Onishi finally found her true path. She became the gallery owner of Onishi Gallery.

Sage Harrington - Pyragraph

Get It Over With and Move the Fuck On: An Artist’s Philosophy

Sage Harrington
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GET IT OVER WITH AND MOVE THE FUCK ON (could we call it GIOWAMTFO?) keeps you moving. It keeps you practicing your art, and who doesn’t love that?

Jamie Hill - Pyragraph

Tips from the Independent Producer: No, Your Record Doesn’t Have to Sound Like Your Live Show

Jamie Hill
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A recording is an opportunity to use a much bigger and more ambitious sonic palette than you would have access to in a typical live situation.

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Making Gingerbread Persons With…

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Edie Everette shows what it’s like to make gingerbread with famous artists.

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I Moved Back to the US and Healthcare Sucks

Veena Vasista
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I’ve seen a friend literally get hit by a truck and end up $7,000 in debt from medical expenses despite having a plan through the Affordable Care Act.

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Tour Sponsorship: How Creativity Can Become Dollars

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Guest blogger Justin Stang of Science! raised $1,600 in about a week, stickered up the van with ads, and headed out on tour prepared for anything.

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Dear Readers: A New Year, Pyragraph Premium & You Peri's year-end letter from the Editor

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While we mostly run on fumes, we do have costs. Please help us set a foundation for sustainability in 2015 by subscribing to Pyragraph Premium.

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GJURASIC FACTOR: Sell Dat Art What I say to waffling buyers to make holiday art sales

Alexandra Gjurasic
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Let’s face it. No one is lining up at your studio door on Thanksgiving to get killer art deals on Black Friday. Here’s how to make those holiday sales.

Sage Harrington - Pyragraph

Sage’s Show and Tell: Bandojo App

Sage Harrington
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Today, I check out the Bandojo app. Spoiler alert: It’s simple to use, it’s fun, and people with any experience level in music can enjoy it.

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What’s Your Deal, Chris Marxen?

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Berlin-based headshot photographer Chris Marxen recalls the educational awfulness of being the official amusement park photographer.

Photo by Yoko Kikuchi, Hanover, Germany, June 2014.

Band of One Identifying as trans—and as an artist and musician

Liam Kelly
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At some point my gender struggle became more important than being a musician. I needed to break up the band—this band of one that was fighting all the time.

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Get Over the Hump of ‘I Don’t Want to Do This’ Why I use the Pomodoro Technique

Jed Alexander
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My most important secret is the Pomodoro Technique, a time management system that a guy named Francesco Cirillo came up with.

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