Make yourself necessary to somebody

I’m trying out Imperfect Foods in hopes if I buy vegetables that are delivered, I’ll eat them. Yeah. Sure. Help a gal out? Referral link: http://imprfct.us/v/ginger_788 $10 credit for me; $10 credit for you!

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Reliquaries: The Sculpture of Ted Waltz
or buy from the source at
Oranges/Sardines Press
oranges.sardinesATgmailDOTcom

Oranges and Sardines Gallery — Ted Waltz and Carol Colin
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Blogging is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.

“I have a show in the adorable KAFN café in east mid-Glendale, Adams Square area, 1019 E Palmer Ave, Glendale, CA 91205. If you can, please stop by to support this brave little café, to buy a coffee/tea or a slice of really evil chocolate cake. Oh, and you can see the show in 1.65 minutes; there’s only 14 pieces on the long wall.”
People of Glendale, and the rest of the Universe, KAFN show in Glendale, CA

Yes! I STILL have a show at the adorable KAFN café in Adams Square in Glendale. And they have awesome lavender lattes, iced or hot. And there’s an adorable art park across the street to socially distant sit in while enjoying your beverage. 🙂

PS. Anyone who’d like one of these postcards can email your mailing to me at gingerATcollage.gingermayersonDOTcom.
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Man invented language (and blogging) to satisfy his deep need to complain.

“Through free massages, decompression capsules, and limitless nitro cold brew, San Francisco’s tech companies spent the last decade making their offices considerably comfier than the average cubicle farm. Beyond making the workday pleasant, they attracted workforces whose six-figure salaries altered the city’s demographics, spurring widespread displacement and years of head-scratching over the exact moment San Francisco lost its bohemian soul.”
‘Rich people leave, artists and queerdos return’: is San Francisco’s tech exodus real or a fantasy?, by Peter Lawrence Kane, The Guardian, 12 September 2020

Oh, please, GoogleTown’s been unaffordable since the mid-70s. Now that’s spread across the bay, where there used to be affordable places until you got to, oh, Walnut Creek or so.
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Let us be silent, that we may hear the whispers of the influencers.

“I started reading science fiction when I was a teenager in the 1980s, and I subscribed to as many magazines as I could afford. What I liked about science fiction then was that it was both distracting and engaging. It distracted me from what was often a very painful time for me, dragging me out of the present tense and into the future where I could see myself as heroic, and it engaged me with the kind of intellectual and philosophical concepts that science fiction discusses as well as any other genre. This kind of engagement is one of the dragons that I, as a reader, have been chasing my whole literary life, and this is exactly what J. H. Malone’s novella, Drunk on Time delivers in the most recent issue of Storylandia.”
Storylandia Issue 32, J. H. Malone’s “Drunk on Time”, review by John Brantingham, Cultural Weekly, 29 July 2020
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Keep a blog, and someday it’ll keep you.


“Ready for some exciting news? ‘Loving Vincent’ producers once again will bring paintings to life to tell a powerful emotional story. Watch the concept trailer of ‘The Peasants’!”
The Peasants, by Break Through Films, 28 August 2020

“I started reading science fiction when I was a teenager in the 1980s, and I subscribed to as many magazines as I could afford. What I liked about science fiction then was that it was both distracting and engaging. It distracted me from what was often a very painful time for me, dragging me out of the present tense and into the future where I could see myself as heroic, and it engaged me with the kind of intellectual and philosophical concepts that science fiction discusses as well as any other genre. This kind of engagement is one of the dragons that I, as a reader, have been chasing my whole literary life, and this is exactly what J. H. Malone’s novella, Drunk on Time delivers in the most recent issue of Storylandia.”
Storylandia Issue 32, J. H. Malone’s “Drunk on Time”, review by John Brantingham, Cultural Weekly, 29 July 2020
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People of Glendale, and the rest of the Universe

I have a show in the adorable KAFN café in east mid-Glendale, Adams Square area, 1019 E Palmer Ave, Glendale, CA 91205.

If you can, please stop by to support this brave little café, to buy a coffee/tea or a slice of really evil chocolate cake. Oh, and you can see the show in 1.65 minutes; there’s only 14 pieces on the long wall.

I’m accepting bids on the work in KAFN and all the work I still have on the website www.Collage.GingerMayerson.com. Bids can be sent to kafnshowATgmailDOTcom with the title or as clear a description as possible.

Usually, KAFN gets 10% of each sale, but in order to support this brave little café (or I said that already), I’m bumping the commission to 20% on EVERYTHING on the website and in the show. I’m also happy to ship the collage or collages, framed or unframed, wherever and whenever, although the work at KAFN might need to stay there for a little longer.

I’m happy to conduct personal tours at KAFN when they’re open. There’s a cute park across the street to socially distantly sit in after the tour. Just let me know.

Anyway, if you can get to KAFN for great drinks, really evil chocolate cake, and extremely interesting collages you’ll be glad you did.

Ginger

Yay!

It takes cyberspace to get one in trouble.


Awesome original artwork by the fabulous Molly Kiely for Poetrylandia, Issue 4 publishing in October.


Thanks Muna.

Oh, and there’s still time to join the Wapshott Press Book Club. Next book is Storylandia 32, Drunk on Time, which received a nice review at Cultural Weekley.

“Only an outsider like Swiss architect Peter Zumthor would propose something like this. His voyeuristic vision is supported and championed by Govan, who hails from Massachusetts and moved to L.A. only once he was appointed LACMA director in 2006. The two have worked closely on this $750 million project that destroys four buildings on the Miracle Mile campus. One is already down.” ~snip~ “The Zumthor/Govan plan was eventually approved by the museum’s board in 2013. Govan then started seeking approvals from lawmakers in 2015. The County Board of Supervisors approved the plans unanimously in April 2019, followed by unanimous approval by the City Council in December 2019. The approvals include $117.5 million in taxpayer funding and $300 million in county bonds. Pushback has been both pragmatic and philosophical as two different opposition groups formed: Save LACMA and the Citizens Brigade to Save LACMA. Though each group takes their own distinct stances against the Zumthor/Govan redesign, they find a shared grievance in the loss of exhibition space — from 170,000 square feet down to 109,000, a 36% decrease. These two groups are not alone: the Ahmanson Foundation, which has gifted $130 million worth of European art to LACMA, announced that it would cease gifting due to lack of gallery space in this new design. How can we pay homage to the additional 27,000 pieces of art that Govan has helped the museum acquire during his tenure if much of it will sit in storage due to a lack of space?”
What Will Los Angeles Lose as LACMA’s Michael Govan Tries to Make His Mark?, by Rachel Reyes, Los Angeleno, 13 August 2020

I suppose LACMA will be the Red Car of Los Angeles art. Or something equally sad.
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Déjà vu all over again: Wapshott Press Book Club — Storylandia 32

Wapshott Press Book Club! Because… Never Surrender! Never Give Up! Even when your internet goes out 3 hours before the book club (sigh). So, Storylandia 32; second attempt.

First book: Drunk on Time, by JF Malone, Storylandia, Issue 32, Winter 2020
“Past, present, and future on view in a wondrous machine. Everything everywhere in every universe. Better than YouTube, but can this device bring happiness to a young slacker looking for love and life’s meaning?”
Science! Romance! Gambling! More Science!
Click here for more information: https://www.wapshottpress.org/about-the-wapshott-press/fiction-journals/storylandia-issn-1947-5349/issue-32/

Sign-up for the first book club: click here: http://eepurl.com/g5qU-r

Sign-up closes at midnight on Friday, August 28, 2020.

Access to Drunk on Time book club page and password emailed by midnight Sunday, August 30. 2020.

Online book club meeting end of June to be determined by participants.

Yay!

Ginger

It is not length of the blog, but depth of the blogging


YANSS 185 – Why the reason some people refuse to wear masks during a pandemic has little to do with the masks themselves, by David McRaney, You are not so Smart, 31 July 2020

Wear. Your. Mask!


COVID-19 deaths in Orange County. Credit: John Hopkins University
Why Not Just Party if the Cops — and Everyone Else — Are Doing it?, by Tony Pierce, Los Angeleno, 05 August 2020

Sobering. Wear. Your. Freaking! Mask!
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