Kat Downs - Pyragraph

Shit Will Get Done, and It Will Be Fun—2017

Kat Downs
| San Francisco, CA, US | | 0 Comments

One human artist with all the feelings and occasional depression and anxiety cannot—CONSISTENTLY—do all of those things in 12 hours. What you CAN do is figure out how to use your time without burning yourself out. You will get done what you can get done and let the rest go. This is the only way to break the cycle.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Devastated Soon-to-be-Ex of a Soon-to-be-Woman

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

You no longer have to be with this person who has clearly been struggling with who they are. I would recommend that you explore, discover and decide who YOU are. You are not just a mom, a wife or an ex-wife.

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Clarke Condé - Pyragraph

How to Put On an Event for a Cause The time to act is now

Sarah Kennedy
| New York City, NY, USA | | 0 Comments

Creatives all over the country are looking for ways to activate their communities. If you’re in a similar position, one thing you can do to act now is to put on an event that benefits a cause you care about. I talked with four comedy producers that did just that.

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Contracts and Agreements 101

Trump by Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

Punk Trump Discussing whether it's worth discussing whether art will be better under Trump

Guest Blogger
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Of course I want us all to “do the work” and I want us to avoid the ahistorical bullshit that is part and parcel of Making America Great Again. But I also want those who can be saved through art alone to be saved.

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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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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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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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