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The second annual Ellen Art Show

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Events on Thursday 22 December 2011

With over 60 artists participating this year, The Ellen Art Show is a charity event featuring portraits of popular talkshow host and activist, Ellen DeGeneres. The profits for the show are donated to the Trevor Project, which is ‘determined to end suicide among LGBTQ youth by providing life-saving and life-affirming resources and advocacy/educational programs that […]

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Coma Girl loves you

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Art on Thursday 22 December 2011

Artist Lisa Perz, aka Coma Girl, creates fun, colorful and graphic images with big, candy coated eyes that give you a big ol’ dollop of love. Her site declares that she’s been ‘doing cute since the 1990s’ and she is so right. Offering products festooned with her adorable (and sometimes sexy) characters, her shop is definitely worth a look-see.

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Photos of rock gods in action by Ian Witlen

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Photography on Thursday 15 December 2011

Ian Witlen captures the gods of rock with his digital camera. Colorful and dynamic, Witlen’s photography communicates the energy and excitement of these performers in their element with painful clarity.

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The Magical World of Oleander and Mint

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By Cary Polkovitz in Cool Websites on Wednesday 14 December 2011

An incredibly beautiful and imaginative site filled with wonderful characters created by three incredibly creative guys. Oleander & Mint marries a winsome tale, graphic art and lovely music to tell a not-quite-for-children’s story that will wrap you around its finger.

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INVI

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Art on Monday 12 December 2011

Justin ‘INVI‘ Vilonna’s artwork is creepy, cartoony and dark. His artwork has elements of animation combined with a sporadic, slash-art style. Working in spray paint, paper, discarded LPs and marker, this eclectic artist brings an element of angst to his art while giving you a jab with a wicked sense of humor.

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Octokitty: the cuddly designs of Denn Rodriguez

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Design on Monday 12 December 2011

Denn Rodriguez creates cuddly, creepy and crazy plushies that will give you love for both your eyes and your soul. Handcrafted and creative, Octokitty’s (Rodriguez’s nom de plush) work is tremendously fun and stylishly graphic. Her work always puts a smile on your face. Heck, I bought one of her creations for my nephew.

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Echo Chernik

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Illustration on Saturday 10 December 2011

Echo Chernik is a graphic illustrator whose work is reminiscent of the great Art Nouveau master, Alphonse Mucha. Her work is painstakingly designed from an initial hand-drawing through to the final digitally created finish.

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Recycle My Bag

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Eco on Saturday 10 December 2011

Want to look funky and feel green? Migdalia Pace’s upcycled products are, well, both sassy and incredibly fun. Pace’s personality comes through with every bag, which add an element of sexy whimsy to your day.

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Dead Things art series by Cary Polkovitz

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Art on Saturday 10 December 2011

While recently going through a rather upsetting series of events, I decided to try to pour my feelings out on masonite. These pieces are entitled Dead Things, Dreams and Letting Go. Some have been culled from other sets of paintings, but they are all inspired by the same things.

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Hans Chew performs Old Monteagle & Muscadine at The Earl

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Music on Saturday 10 December 2011

If you like to rub a little blues on your honkey-tonk, you should definitely check out Hans Chew. This Brooklyn-based musician has a down and dirty style that really rocks your socks. I highly recommend you go and see him live if you get the chance.

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Devious body art by Georgette Pressler

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Art on Friday 9 December 2011

Georgette Pressler creates fantastical and sensual creatures with paint on an unique canvas: the human form. Her imagination and skill are undeniable; and she transforms her subjects into the most beautiful works of live art.

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Erika Taguchi-Newton

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Illustration on Thursday 8 December 2011

Erika Taguchi-Newton, aka Raven Girl, is an illustrator par-excellence. Her paintings are soft and magical and her characters have such breathtaking stillness and beauty with their big, emotive eyes and open faces. You just have to sit and stare in wonder at the world she has created for you.

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Remarkable avant-cello from cellist Zoë Keating

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Music on Thursday 8 December 2011

I’ve been listening to cellist Zoë Keating’s newest album, Into the Woods, and it is truly remarkable. Her ability to weave layers of melody together to create a feeling that is both melancholic, organic and exciting. You can almost see yourself walking through those titular woods; the bare branches and crunch of the leaves underfoot […]

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The Tweet of God

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By Cary Polkovitz in Cool Websites on Thursday 8 December 2011

Funny, irreverant and thoughtful, the Tweet of God has me chortling every time. Who knew the Almighty had such a biting sense of humor?

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The Starry Eyed photography of Kris Starry

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By Cary Polkovitz in New Photography on Thursday 8 December 2011

Kris Starry’s photos tell stories. Whether it be a pin-up girl in a boudour setting, a quasi-Victorian steampunk goddess, or an exciting take on the Grimm’s classic Little Red Riding Hood, Starry is able to find the beauty in her subject and make it shine. Her subjects bring you into their world to enchant, frighten and titillate.

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