Sketchcrawl Kenosha Steps Off on Saturday

May 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

Strap on your boots, sharpen your pencils (as well as your perceptions) as Sketchcrawl Kenosha steps off on Saturday, May 15th to draw, write, paint, and celebrate our beautiful town. 

Meet at 10:00 AM at Carolyn’s Coffee Connection, 1351 52nd Street, Kenosha.   From there we’ll head out to our Sketchcrawl destinations:

  • Ed’s Tires (near 60th St. and Sheridan Rd), home to many birds (and tires).
  • Library Park (60th St. and 8th Ave.), home to Simmons Library and many historic homes.
  • Kenosha’s downtown.  Lunch, anyone?
  • Rhode Center for the Arts, (near 56th Street and 6th Ave.) home, for the final weekend, to the HarborMarket of Kenosha.  (HarborMarket moves to 2nd Av. and 56th St. on May 22.)
  • Simmons Island (50th St. and lakefront), home to the Simmons Island Marina, the Coast Guard Station, and our destination: the Southport Light Station Museum, which is hosting a grand opening celebration on May 15.

Sketchcrawl Kenosha is a part of International Sketchcrawl Day.   From Berlin to Barcelona on onward to Kenosha, artists, writers, photographers, and folks who just want to welcome warmer weather and clear skies take to the streets, parks, historic districts, and places of curiosity for fun, fellowship, and art.  

Visit Sketchcrawl Kenosha on Facebook.  Watch for Sketchcrawl Kenosha images on its Flickr Group.   Head over to the Kenosha Racine Arts Network (http://kenoshaartsnetwork.ning.com) and the Sketchcrawl Page there.

Stop in at www.sketchcrawl.com for information on Intl. Sketchcrawl Day and activities occurring around the world. 

See you soon, I hope!

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Southport Press/Sketchcrawl Meetings, Monday

April 22, 2010 at 10:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Head over to Carolyn’s Coffee Connection, 1351 52nd Street, Kenosha, on Monday, April 26 for a couple gatherings to excite your upper lumbar and tickle your fancy, too. 

First up is Sketchcrawl Kenosha at 6:00 PM.  Sketchcrawl is a worldwide event, taking place from Berlin to Barcelona to Kenosha, in which artists and writers take to the streets to capture the environment that surrounds them into words and pictures.  Sound like fun?  Make plans to attend on Monday night to learn about the Spring Crawl, taking place on May 15.  For more on Sketchcrawl, visit www.sketchcrawl.com.  Also stop by www.urbansketchers.com

At 6:30 PM, sit down (or remain standing) for a gathering by Southport Press.  In late March, Southport Press gathered ideas from Racine and Kenosha citizens and is now ready to begin to transform those ideas into fun projects.    Southport Press is the small press publishing division of Kenosha Community Media, Inc., www.kenoshamedia.org

These activities are free and open to the public.   Please join us!

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Mythic Pizza

March 17, 2010 at 10:11 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Mark Your Calendars

December 31, 2009 at 5:43 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Visit Kenosha’s Southwest Library, 7979 38th Avenue, on Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00 p.m. for an evening with Southport Press, publisher of Mother Goosed.  

More details to follow.

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Southport Press Unveils Logo

December 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Southport Press, publisher of Mother Goosed: Twisted Rhymes for Modern Times,  has unveiled its logo, which was created by John Hambrock of Kenosha.  Thank you, John!

Look for this logo on future Southport Press projects, including its latest project that seeks artwork, including sequential art, flash fiction, and poetry from area authors and artists on the the theme of mythology, tall tales, legends and folklore.   Requirements for submissions to be posted soon here.

Southport Press will have a Website in 2010.  Currently, our domain, www.southportpress.com takes you to the home page of our parent nonprofit organization, Kenosha Community Media, Inc.

Please support your local small press publisher by purchasing copies of Mother Goosed and by contributing your talents to Southport Press projects.

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Saturday Night with Mother Goosed

November 13, 2009 at 12:10 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

MG_BirdHit the town on Saturday, November 14th during Second Saturdays in the downtown/Harborside/Union Park area of Kenosha from 6:00-9:00 p.m.  

Copies of Mother Goosed, fresh from the printer, will be on sale for only $10 each at several of your favorite locations: ArtWorks, Heim’s Downtown Toy Store, Carolyn’s Coffee Connection [at its brand new location!), and the Nook Cafe and Gallery.  Click here for a news release on the book’s release.

While you’re on the town, make sure you visit Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Road, as staff, volunteers, patrons, and all of Kenosha celebrates 10 years of Lemon Street Gallery as it provides an arts showcase, art events, and art instruction for the community.  Thank you, Lemon Street!

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Mother Goosed Arrives In November

October 30, 2009 at 11:58 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

MG_BirdSeveral of us had the opportunity to see a proof of the Mother Goosed: Twisted Rhymes for Modern Times book this week.  She’s gorgeous! 

You’re going to want to put a copy in every Christmas stocking you know.  But why wait for Christmas, for Mother Goosed is coming soon. 

Pick up a copy of the Sunday edition of the Kenosha News on November 8th for a story on Mother Goosed.   The book will arrive for sale soon after this date.

Pre-order your very own by contacting ArtWorks, 5002 7th Avenue, Kenosha, WI at (262) 652-5911.  Mother Goosed is published by Southport Press, a division of Kenosha Community Media, Inc., a nonprofit organization.

Image above is from the back cover of Mother Goosed.  Art by Diane Levesque.

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Mother Goosed Lineup of Writers and Artists

October 22, 2009 at 5:59 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Mother Goosed is being shipped off to the printer today, October 22, 2009.  The volume checks in at 60 pages, featuring work by these artists and writers:

  • Diane Levesque: Cover and Back Cover Art
  • Diane Levesque: Jack Sprat
  • Florence Parry Heide: Introduction
  • Joshua Frazer: Boys and Girls Come Out to Play
  • John Hambrock: This Is The House That Jack Built
  • Lisa Adamowicz Kless: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe
  • Katie Dylewski: There Was A Little Girl
  • Chet Griffith: Bonny Lass
  • Janette Louden: There Was A Crooked Man
  • April Szafranski: Four and Twenty Blackbirds
  • Maggie Dosemagen: Butterfly, Butterfly
  • Jodi Diderrich: Jack and Jill
  • Jodi Diderrich: Humpty Dumpty
  • Glen Kelly: Humpty Dumpty
  • David V. Holmes: There Was A Crooked Man
  • Samantha McCann: Mary, Mary
  • Samantha McCann: Mother Goose
  • Jenny Bootle: Jack Sprat
  • Jenny Bootle: Three Children Sliding On Ice
  • Richard Keller: Wee Willie Winkie
  • Lisa Bigalke: Mary, Mary
  • Jasmine Galindo: Little Bo Peep
  • Bryce Ulmer: Wee Willie Winkie
  • Michael Anthony Lynch: This Is The House That Jack Built
  • Rosamaria Parraga: Four and Twenty Blackbirds
  • John Bloner, Jr.: Hot Codlins
  • Kirsten Rae Simonsen: Georgie Porgie
  • Marilyn L. Taylor: Father Goose
  • Tonia Klein: Pussy Cat, Pussy Cat
  • Robin Rhodes: Little Boy Blue
  • Jeffrey Johannes: What If Mother Goose Was In The Canon?

Details on the release date of this book as well as places to purchase copies will be issued soon here and elsewhere.   The book will sell for $10.00.

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