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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!

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Ginger Mayerson Collage show at KAFN cafe in Glendale, now until I’m not sure. Only 14 collages and great coffee; totally worth the trip, in my opinion.
The owner and I pronounce it “Kaf-en” but they tell me people under 15 pronounce it “caffeine”. KAVN will happily serve you no matter how you pronounce it.
Strange, I retire from collage and keep getting shows. This one I’d almost given up on. Oh well.
KAFN, 1019 E Palmer Ave, Glendale, CA 91205, (818) 696-2555 Hours: 7am-6pm 7 days a week

“This is probably the most un-Victorian manner possible to articulate this information, but the Anna Cora Mowatt poems I recorded for Librivox earlier this month are now available – along with several other lovely selections by various other poets from other talented volunteers — for your listening pleasure.”
My Librivox “Album” has Dropped!, by Kelly S. Taylor, The Lady Actress, 3 February 2020

“Mowatt wrote The Fortune Hunter to be submitted to a contest held by the New World newspaper. (The novel won the $100 prize.) Contest rules dictated that the title of the work, that the setting had to be New York, and that the text had to be completed within six months. So, recycling a few characters from short stories written under the pen name “Helen Berkeley,” Mowatt quickly created a tale that started with two fashionable fellows in search of wealthy wives — Brainard and Ellery. They, in turn, are pursued by the inexorable debt collector, Mr. Badger. Then the reader is introduced to the objects of the bachelors’ chase, the Clinton sisters. The elder sister, Rachel, has become so disgusted with this cynical game of fortune hunting that she has decided to renounce her claim to her portion of her father’s fortune to escape the mendacity of suitors like Brainard and Ellery. Ester, the melodramatic, Byron-quoting, younger sister (who is now trying to go by the name Estelle) is perfectly happy to play the game, as long as it is by the rules she sets. Love is no game to Miss Arria Walton, the penniless orphan ward of the Clinton’s father and best friend of the sisters, who is desperately in love with young Dr. Edgar Chadwick. Rapid twists and turns of fate and sudden reversals of fortune characterize the plot of this comic melodrama that is part Jane Austen, part Charles Dickens, but establishes a delightful Victorian Americana flavoring all of its own.
The Fortune Hunter: A Novel of New York Society, as read by Kelly S. Taylor, Librivox, 10 March 2020

“You need to treat job candidates with respect. Their time is just as valuable as yours–and in many cases more valuable. You’re receiving a paycheck for all the time you spend recruiting. Candidates receive no paycheck and may be using up their precious vacation time to do so. Candidates may pay for babysitters, transportation, and even new clothes for interviews. Please respect that time.

“I don’t condone ghosting–from candidates or companies. I do, however, support the right of any candidate to walk out of a job interview when it’s clear that the company doesn’t respect them or their time.

“If your company treats job candidates poorly, candidates will take that as a sign that they will treat employees even worse. Make sure you respect your candidates, or they may walk out the door.”
This Job Candidate Walked Out Before His Interview Started. The Reason Is Instructive for Any Employer by Suzanne Lucas, circa 9 March 2020 (because I can’t find a date on the post, which annoys me)

“175 years ago (1845) The Park Theatre in New York City witnesses the debut of Fashion by Anna Cora Mowatt, considered the first U.S.-born woman to have her plays professionally produced. None other than Edgar Allen Poe reviews the piece, twice, unfavorably: ‘Estimated by the natural principles of dramatic art,’ he writes, ‘it is altogether unworthy of notice.’ Still, the play will be known as the first American comedy of manners.”
This Month in Theatre History, by The Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History and Criticism, American Theater, 5 March 2020

Untrue! EA Poe saw it, like, 40 times and fell in love with it. The truth is here!

“The Tlacolulokos exhibition “For the Pride of Your Hometown, the Way of the Elders, and in Memory of the Forgotten” opened on March 1st. It will be on display until December at The Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach.”

“This home for their art seems lightyears away from 2018, when the mural-based art collective famously had their visas revoked and confiscated by customs agents at San Francisco International Airport on Jan. 8, 2018. While the artists are still denied to the U.S., their art stands tall and strong in Long Beach.”
After being Deported, these Oaxacan Muralists are back and now have a ‘Permanent’ Show at MOLAA
LA Taco, Areli Morales, 5 March 2020

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke
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Open studio – no purchase necessary

Open studio, Friday, 21 Feb 2020, from 4-7pm at 2716 N Broadway, #210, 90031. No purchase whatsoever necessary to be welcome.

So the other day, I was trying to talk to a friend and we had a bad cell connection, and it seemed like he said something about a “Money grubbing bore” but he was breaking up so it might have been “Money grubbing door” or “spore.” I’ve really no idea. At any rate, thrust of the discussion was could he come see the collages if he didn’t want to buy anything, and my answer was of course. 

All are welcome, whether to look or buy or do both. Yes, my main goal is to get these collages into good homes, so no reasonable offer will be refused. And whatever sells leaves with the buyer. I’m also happy to ship within in the contiguous United States. And, yes, money is wonderful and always welcome, but I hope no one is confusing me with a money grubbing spore or something. 🙂

So please, one and all, fall by the studio for one of the last chances to see the collages before they go into storage FOREVER.

If you’re not in driving distance, you can have a look at the website at collage.gingermayerson.com. It seems to reliably working these days.

Oh, and happy Valentines Day to those who celebrate it.

The Internets of Cyberspace and Collages!

Framed Collage Sale, 2-5pm, Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 2716 North Broadway, #210, LA CA 90031

Luckily, the “Looking Away” collages were not what I was afraid they were. They were just letting me know it was time to stop making collages.

So I’d like to get the framed ones into good homes before I close the studio and put them in storage until… I have no idea until what or when. If you’re not in driving distance, I’m happy to ship FedEx Ground in the U.S., see below for a happy owner in Denver of “Man Walking”. You can see collages at www.Collage.GingerMayerson.com I’m sorry the website wasn’t working last time. A very small part of a very large website stopped working, and the whole thing was inaccessible, which was quite annoying. As far as I know right now, it’s working perfectly, if you’d like to take a look.

So, if you’d like to come by the studio all collages are going going gone for any reasonable offer.

Also I’m looking for someone to share the space, so if you or someone you know is looking for a nice sunny office/studio in Lincoln Heights, come by to take a look. Google map location: https://goo.gl/maps/E4SeN5CGAZhF6Mgt8

Hope to see you 2 to 5pm on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

Here’s a collage in the studio that looks much better in person. Come see it!

Stuff I found on the internet:

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
Lao Tzu

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
Arthur C. Clarke

Big girls need big diamonds.
Elizabeth Taylor

I’m afraid that if you look at a thing long enough, it loses all of its meaning.
Andy Warhol

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.
R. Buckminster Fuller

A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five.
Groucho Marx

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Groucho Marx

There are three things you can do in a baseball game. You can win, or you can lose, or it can rain.
Casey Stengel