Leonard Cohen - Michael Ellis - Pyragraph

Portraits of the Departed Remembering some of the brightest lights we lost in 2016

Michael Ellis
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I wanted to draw portraits of luminaries who symbolize the blessings of a free, open society that seems suddenly, tragically, imperiled as 2016 draws to a close. Sadly, it was a crowded field.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Hopeless for the Holidays

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

I cannot remain silent when someone says “We need to get rid of the damn Muslims!” I will not be silent if I hear a family member bash immigrants, particularly when the basher themselves is a grandchild of immigrants.

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Clem Onojeghuo - Pyragraph

Your Band Is Your Brand Tips for promoting your music

Robert Lanterman
| Boise, ID, US | | 1 Comment

You don’t need to always be actively pushing your music in everyone’s face. Let people sit with it. Let them dwell on it. Ultimately, your art will speak for itself, so the best you can do is give it to people and let them decide for themselves if they like it or not.

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Pioneer - McCall - Pyragraph

Pioneers Press: An Oasis in a Red State Finding friends at an indie publishing house in rural Kansas

Billy McCall
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

This scary world is suddenly a lot scarier now, I know. But there are punks and hippies and counter-culture DIY types all over the place. Find the progressive like-minded people in your community and become friends with them. Strengthen those bonds.

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Artists Town Hall, December 2016, Albuquerque - Pyragraph

Event Photos: Artists’ Town Hall #2, Albuquerque’s Tricklock Performance Laboratory

Pyragraph Staff
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In Albuquerque, two Artists’ Town Hall meetings in the past month have had packed houses, full of the city’s deep well of creatives urgently looking for ways to make a difference in a world of angsty uncertainty. 100+ artists gathered December 12 to work together to identify routes for community and individual action.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Trying to Help a Sick Friend

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

There is also the act of allowing her to be angry at you, and accepting it without taking it personally because you are doing it with compassion. This will not be fun or easy, but this is not about fun and easy, this is about helping someone in need.

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Monster - Mark Lopez - Pyragraph

I Was Here: An Artist In Search of a Glass of Water Everything I created was a roadmap

Mark Lopez
| Corpus Christi, TX, US | | 0 Comments

I once had a teacher tell me that I had a strong third eye, that I needed to manifest it more, make it sing, make it move. I didn’t understand what she meant but it was something that stuck with me. It propelled me. It did make me sing. It did make me move.

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Nathan Singleton - Kimberly Murphey - Pyragraph

Rock Dad I was (and am) a rock musician

Nathan Singleton
| | 1 Comment

Not only did I think rock and roll foolish and immature, but I felt as if somehow I had let my son down by being a wastrel for all of my adult life instead of preparing for proper fatherhood.

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Dahlak Brathwaite - Pyragraph

Burning Questions with Dahlak Brathwaite On performing, inspiration and the value of collaboration

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

“It’s great to have a vision—but I’ve learned and am learning how to limit how much I impose my vision upon any creative process. I’m conscious of leaving space for others to enter into the idea and provide what I wouldn’t have thought of.”

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Arron J Shay - David Martyn Hunt - Pyragraph

This Is Why I’m Feeling Obsolete Is this what the economy truly values about me?

Aaron J. Shay
| Seattle, WA, US | | 0 Comments

Even when I am successful at my chosen work—music—is there anything about it that does good work for society? Does it change anyone’s perspective for the better?

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Alarmed by Dani Alvarez - Pyragraph

Alarmed That’s right, I am the snooze-master

Dani Alvarez
| New York, NY, US | | 0 Comments

You and I can continue to snooze our loud and buzzing iPhones, skip a shower and eat half of a granola bar for breakfast—but it’s time to wake up and stop snoozing our feelings, our art and our common future.

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Eric Griego by Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

Self-Employed Happy Hour: Eric Griego

Self-Employed Happy Hour
| | 2 Comments

Eric and Peri talk about moving past grief and blamestorming after the election, and how progressives can build upon the momentum that was generated by Bernie Sanders and others to fight back against the “machine” politics that dominate both major parties.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: 9 Lives of Cat Calls

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

When we deny families and schools the resources needed for properly raising the new generation, we shouldn’t be surprised to find ourselves living among an uneducated populace screaming at each other from passing vehicles.

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Comforter 2 - Danila Rumold - Pyragraph

Uncovering the Comfort My post-election creative processing

Danila Rumold
| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

As a mother of two young children, I have the responsibility to fight for their future and the planet we all live on. As an artist, I have the opportunity to give voice to the all the women and girls who’s rights are even more at stake now.

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Microphone - Clarke Condé - Pyragraph

Wanna Be a Great Comedian? Stop Doing These 3 Things Be better than dumb roosters

Sarah Kennedy
| New York City, NY, USA | | 2 Comments

What does it take to be a great comic? How can you move ahead in a profession/art form that has no straightforward career path? From what I’ve seen of the comics that scooch ahead of the crowd, it looks like they have stopped the following three things.

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Roaring Flame by Shannon Curtis - Pyragraph

Roaring Flame: My Community’s Response to the 2016 Election

Shannon Curtis
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The community of people who support the music I make rallied in force to contribute their voices to this video project—living their hearts out loud in the face of the helplessness, sadness, anger, and fear many of us experienced in the wake of our national election.

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