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Just lowered prices on items in my Etsy Store due to the fact that I will be putting new items on at the end of the week and need to make room for more, so must sell these old ones!!!!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/JohannaFalzone

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So I finished reading and looking at the book Pop-Surrealism of which I have been waiting forever to spend some quality time with. All three essays within the book are fantastic and describe this movement exactly, and its unfortunate that work like this cannot be seen in the big galleries, although that makes this work more special, yet it cheats these artists out of the recognition they deserve.

Pictures below are of my favorite works in the book.

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Anyway so far in art related events that I have attended this year are in order Harrell Fletcher’s Before and After 1565 of which I felt was interesting. The only point I will make about this exhibit is the fact that the artists are the Native tribes of St.Augustine, not Fletcher, many people think that this is an art form taking others art and researching and presenting, no it’s called curating a show and or being a historian of other artists that cannot represent themselves any longer because they are no longer here. As many of you do not know there were once 500 Nations of Tribes in North and South America that were killed off because of the Europeans. Go rent the Documentary its fantastic. My point to all of this is that the “artifacts” presented in the show were the work of these tribes, this is the art of their culture whether it be the Black Drink or and actual drawing, Fletcher is their representative and nothing more, but does deserve the respect for preserving and presenting their history to us.

Other events I have attended was the opening of Laura Mongiovi’s show at the Plum Gallery in downtown St.Augustine. I was unable to attend the lecture, but I was there before when the show opened at art walk and got to speak with her about her art and other things because obviously I know her in real life and we started talking about classes and personal growth etc etc. But I love how her work is very sensual and womanly, I see vagina’s everywhere and it makes me happy.

Last night I attended the lecture on Botticelli of course because I love his work especially the Birth of Venus! David Gariff was the speaker and I felt sorry for him, the projector slides were messing up the whole time, the old ugly ancient wrinkly women were restless and rude making vile comments the whole time egging me on to turn around and give them dirty looks although I kept my composure, and all over it was boring. I wanted to fall asleep, I was excepting a Simon Schama style presentation kind of like this (although Im not sure if this is Schama speaking it’s not part of the Power of Art Series).

Lets face it, I like being entertained and intrigued by lectures, but all I wanted to do was fall asleep which almost happened, but I prevented myself from becoming a 90-year-old woman who sleeps every 5 minutes like the Queen of England during Prince William’s wedding looking so rude in her easter egg colored skirt-suit and top-hat.

Maybe under different circumstances the lecture would have been more successful.

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