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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Be Exposed!, February 19th in Kenosha

February 9, 2010 at 12:21 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

So, you’ve read Mother Goosed and then read it again, but Spring is still not here.  You have cabin fever really bad and need some release.  Head over to Carolyn’s Coffee Connection, 1351 52nd Street, Kenosha, WI, on Friday, February 19th at 7:00 p.m. for a free event, Be Exposed!, an evening of art, poetry, and music. 

Visual artist Rebecca Venn, poet Nick Demske, and musician Brent Mitchell will present and perform.  Be Exposed! is your opportunity to not only beat the winter blahs but also to share in and benefit from the nurturing spirit of the creative culture. 

Did I mention it’s free?  Did I tell you that Carolyn’s is a very cool place?  Be Exposed! is sponsored by ExposeKenosha.com, the Kenosha Writer’s Guild, and Carolyn’s Coffee Connection.

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A Few Words From Mother Goose

January 27, 2010 at 2:15 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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COMICS IN WISCONSIN TO AIR ON KENOSHA TV

January 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Kenosha TV 14 presents a one-hour special, Comics In Wisconsin: An Evening with Author Paul Buhle, beginning Monday, January 11th at 2:00 p.m. on cable channel 14 (Time Warner Cable-Kenosha, WI). This program will be replayed on Saturday, January 16th at 7:00 p.m. It will then be shown on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. through February 13th.

In December 2009, author Paul Buhle visited Southwest Library, 7979 38th Avenue, to discuss the growing impact of sequential art, i.e., comic book art/graphic novels, in popular culture. Among 40 other volumes, Buhle is author of “Comics In Wisconsin” (University of Wisconsin Press), which traces the history of Wisconsin comic artists, editors, and publishers to the language, form, and content of comic strips, comic books, and other forms of this popular art.

Kenosha TV is a service of Kenosha Community Media (KCM), a nonprofit organization that works to build community through media. For more information on Kenosha TV and KCM, visit http://www.kenoshamedia.org

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For Readers and Writers

December 31, 2009 at 5:37 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

The Kenosha Writers Guild has updated its Website to include a calendar of events, a bulletin board, bios on local writers (four of whom whose work appears in Mother Goosed) and a calendar of events, including workshops and monthly gatherings to read, explore, and wonder at the power and beauty of the written word.   Visit their Website by clicking HERE.

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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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Mother Goosed at Working Artist Holiday Sale

December 5, 2009 at 3:31 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

Artists from Mother Goosed will sign copies of the book for you at this popular event.

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Event Reminder

November 30, 2009 at 1:27 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

Author Paul Buhle visits Kenosha on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Southwest Library, 7979 38th Avenue to discuss his new book, Comics In Wisconsin“. 

American Splendor author Harvey Pekar has said, “Comics In Wisconsin recovers the history of an important center of comic art experimentation, and offers readers a four-color glimpse at the richness of a neglected political and artistic counterculture.”

This is a free event, and you’re invited.  See you there.

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