I AM MYSELF A CITIZEN OF NO MEAN CITY

I AM MYSELF A CITIZEN OF NO MEAN CITY

Guest Post by Wendy Lee Spacek Greetings from INDPLS, new friends! Caroline and I saw one another a few weeks back at a poetry reading I gave at Heavy Gel in Chicago. I gushed about life in Indianapolis to her, so she asked me to send a monthly dispatch...
Guest Post By Jamie Kazay

Guest Post By Jamie Kazay

Barbie and La Nouvelle Vague (part 2) I remember my first Barbie. I received her as a Christmas present from my Aunt Diane.  My aunt gave me other dolls (Strawberry Shortcake and Cabbage Patch Kids) over the years, but none consumed my imagination like Barbie. And...
Catholic Craft

Catholic Craft

Guest Post by Robert Burnier     I once had a penchant for the obsessive, compulsive traditions of certain Dutch painters like Paulus Potter, Adriaen van der Spelt and Jan van Cappelle, so whenever I was in an encyclopedic museum, I would always make my way...
Young at Heart: One View of Twin Cities

Young at Heart: One View of Twin Cities

Guest post by Eric Asboe My favorite pieces of art in my house were made by children — the volcano floor mat, the map of the United States with a Mason Dixon line to California, the drawing of a space shuttle with its top next to its base because the paper is...
A Plant as Familiar: The Use of Plants in Contemporary Art

A Plant as Familiar: The Use of Plants in Contemporary Art

Guest Post by Faye Kahn¹ Originally Composed 12/2012   Contemporary society occurs within a system of objects: toasters, cars, latch hooks, extension cords, hair pins, keys, cards, bunk beds, and so on. It is this very system (see also: pile, archive,...