Pretentious Artists: Behind the Beret

Flaming Lips, painting

Ok I’ll admit that even I sometimes grow weary of the angst and philosophizing that is often associated with being an artist. All of that introspection can get exhausting after a while. And the wine hangovers from all of the gallery exhibitions? Those are the worst.

WAV: a Solution to the Artist’s Condition

wavbyschaf

Many talented artists spend their careers struggling with overpriced gallery space, shortage of funds, and lack of recognition. Enter the Working Artists Ventura, or WAV — a work/live space for artists who need affordable housing and studio space to display their work.

Off the Racks: ‘Minty’ Fresh

fruit-pals

While surfing the Web for comics, I ended up at the Secret Acres Web site. “What’s this?” I asked, “Talking fruit working in an office?” I was immediately hooked by their painfully awkward moments and realistic humor. And thus began my affair with Melanie “Minty” Lewis.