E.S. Sparks - Pyragraph

What’s the Point? The Artist’s Dilemma

| Austin, Texas US | | 5 Comments

A riddle: What is the point of doing something that someone else has already done before, probably better than you could ever possibly do it?

Read More
Trump era emoticons by Michael Ellis - Pyragraph

Trump Era Emoticons Just in time for the inauguration!

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

On this inauguration day, illustrator Michael Ellis offers a custom set of emoticons to help get you through the fresh hell that will be the Trump era.

Read More
Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Activist Or Artist?

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

I want to create art which reflects my anger and to protest Trump, but then I will not be making the positive art that I originally planned for this year. I don’t want this fascist to be the reason I do anything, but I also don’t want to ignore what is happening around me. Which direction I should take?

Read More
Kat Downs - Pyragraph

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

Kat Downs
| San Francisco, CA, US | | 1 Comment

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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 | | 1 Comment

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.

Read More
Trump by Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

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

Guest Blogger
| | 0 Comments

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
Artists Town Hall, December 2016, Albuquerque - Pyragraph

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

Pyragraph Staff
| | 0 Comments

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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.

Read More
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.”

Read More
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.

Read More
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 | | 1 Comment

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.

Read More
Pin It
[ + ]