Second day of EAST. Number 37. Current soundtrack: Blonde on Blonde.
On deck: Illinois, Dean Martin, The Felice Bros, Sgt Pepper, & Dinah Shore.
4:45 am, stil painting. Need to call out quits though, as I have to get up in two hours to hang my work. East Austin Studio Tour. #EAST #EastAustinStudioTour
One of my favorite journals American Short Fiction, asked me to do some artwork for their recent relaunch of the magazine. So I did a collection of illustrations inspired by "The Disappearing" by Joyce Carol Oates, which appears in ASF’s new issue. Issue 56 also includes work from Kevin Wilson, Rachel Swearingen, Kellie Wells, Barret Swanson, Ryan Mcdonald, and Sabrina Orah Mark, and can be ordered online. I can’t recommend ASF enough; I’m not a big short story reader but my wife had a subscription from some years back and I started reading the issues and have never been disappointed. To have this journal return and for them to have asked me to do work for them (especially for a writer like Ms. Oates) was a real honor. See all my pictures here.
Like last year I’ll be participating in upcoming EAST!
The East Austin Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour which champions the abundance of talent within Austin’s large and wildly diverse creative community. The public is invited to discover new artistic talent, see working studios, learn about artists’ tools, techniques, and inspirations, and support the arts community by building their collections and supporting local businesses.
I’ll be showing at location #37 this weekend and the next, November 16-17 and November 23-24, from 11-6pm each day. Check the map! I’ll have paintings, prints, drawings, and books for viewing and for sale, so feel free to stop in and see some of my previous work as well as new art I’ve been working on.
One can pick up this year’s EAST catalog at Austin libraries while supplies last and can get all information online as well. All the info is here. Hope to see yall there!
With his newest collection, Songs From Under the River, Mojgani has pasted together a vivid collage comprised of new works, previously unpublished early poems, and classic staples of his live readings… Mojgani has the rare gift of being to create inspiring works that spring to life on the page with the same passion and fervor as when he takes them to the stage. They are the stuff of self-sacrifice as Mojgani peels away little pieces of himself and gives them away to the reader.
So kind! A pretty great review from [PANK] for Songs From Under The River, courtesy of Stanton Hancock. Read the whole thing here and find the book here. Via pankmagazine.