September 19, 2012

Think Unsexy Thoughts: A Post-Erotic Art Show at Wardenclyffe


 "Things to tell your husband three years later", Watercolor and pencil, Molly Wilbanks


  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 21, 2012, 7-11 pm
    Gallery Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 4-8pm through October 6

    Think Unsexy Thoughts emphasizes the not so much sexy subjects of straight and gay erotic art, but rather examines the genre: its formalities, presentation, contexts. What do the aesthetic constraints of the erotic oevure say about how genre artists and enthusiasts, both their own (internal), and in art/media/culture (external)? How does art that supposedly expresses the limitless bounds of sexuality and sensuality, originally meant to be authentic, become a consumable product? How do these product design standards then permeate the norms of acceptable turn-ons from the upper echelons of mainstream media to our own internalized psyches? The artists participating in Think Unsexy thoughts have deviated from this well-beaten path (and for some, even their own comfort zones) to produce provocative works and performances that are political, feminist, androgynous, genderqueer, secret, comical, shocking, subversive, sarcastic, parodic, historic, slapdash, beautiful. Activating the mind and the loins, Think Unsexy Thoughts will not be your average erotica exhibition.

    Curated by Rachelle Díaz, with juror David de Lara.

    Selected artists include:

    Vladimir Mejia | Austin | vladimirmejia.tumblr.com
    Molly Wilbanks | Charlotte, NC | mollymcclintock.com
    Kim Largey | Tucson, AZ | kimlargey.com
    indaco | Houston | indacoart.com
    Jerry Jordan | Leipzig, Germany | flickr.com/modernus
    Charles Cohen | New York City | promulgator.com
    Sarah Fox | San Antonio | sarahfoxstudio.com
    Gay Men Draw Vaginas (various artists) | San Francisco | gaymendrawvaginas.tumblr.com
    J. B. Mendez | Austin | facebook.com/PostDreamism
    Travis McGuire | Austin
    Vanity Fairy | Austin
    Ashley Dennington & Josh MacLeod | Austin
    Lauraly Hernandez | Austin
    Janosz Coufal | Austin | yelbley.tumblr.com
    Beverly Bland Boydston III | Austin | blandboydstoniii.com
    Laura Kvistad | Austin
    Paul Moncus | Austin | pmonk.com
    Blair Bogin
    David de Lara | Austin | daviddelara.com
    Rachelle Díaz | Austin | artdivastudios.com
    and others.

    Sponsored by Treaty Oak Distilling Co | treatyoakdistilling.blogspot.com

August 27, 2012

Invisible Cities Art Exhibit, September 6th, Artist Space 711 @ WCA



Detail from Molly Wilbanks’ project titled “Maurilia”

INVISIBLE CITIES
September 6 – October 12
  Reception: September 6, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Artist Space 711 @WCA
711 Pressley Road
Charlotte, NC

Participating artists:
Daniel Allegrucci, Diana Arvanites, Amy Bagwell, Jeff Jackson, Phillip Larrimore, Janet Lasher, Rae Legrone, Shane McCormick, Taryn Rubin, Molly Wilbanks and Ross Wilbanks 

“Invisible Cities” encourages the viewer to journey through the mental cities that comprise the landscape of the imagination. Deriving its name from Italo Calvino’s book containing stories told by Kublai Khan, Calvino describes 55 cities all named after women. These structures, cultures, and existences stretch the boundaries of reality.
The Invisible Cities exhibition responds to Calvino's work through exploration of urban themes that are distinct yet intertwined. This exhibit engages in many questions and stereotypes as well expands on the discourse surrounding how we construct the world we live in. How the perceptions of place are shaped by personal influences as diverse as memory, desire, and loss, as well as by cultural forces such as history and the media.
contact and directions
womencenteredart@gmail.com

April 29, 2012

MOENDA now with lyrics, Monday May 30 @ Snug Harbor



Here's what they say about :

$5. Starts at 9:30. Ever present drink specials and friendly staff.
--ROOMRUNNER mashes the best of In Utero with Daydream Nation to make new massively hooky and excellent noise rock. They split Yauhaus wide open the last time they were in Charlotte, and too many people missed it.
--MOENDA continues to explore its artistic reaches with hot and abrasive sounds. No band in Charlotte has ever sounded like this.
--BO WHITE will play an all new set of originals for the first time. Man + Amps + Keys + Guitar + Tape + Deep Reverb unit. These are the seedlings of Rrequests.

March 5, 2012

Reel Women: Herstory, Friday March 16th, 7pm

Celebrating a history of film through 7 women film-makers 1897-1944
with a variety of live accompaniments by local people with Free Admission



Films curated by Ross Wilbanks
Friday, March 16th, 7pm
711 Pressley Street
Charlotte NC 28217

*image from the film Thumbelina (1954), Lotte Reiniger

November 20, 2011

Sunday muse

"Fashion is a vampiric thing, it's the hoover on your brain. That's why I wear the hats, to keep everyone away from me. They say, 'Oh, can I kiss you?' I say, 'No, thank you very much. That's why I've worn the hat. Goodbye.' I don't want to be kissed by all and sundry. I want to be kissed by the people I love."

Born Isabella Delves Broughton in 1958, Blow was a fashion editor, consultant, muse and nurturer of young fashion talent. She was renowned for her extrovert dress sense, which sometimes involved little more than a fur coat, red lipstick and a hat."

November 3, 2011

Phobos by Roger Zare



Music composed by Roger Zare
Video by Ross Wilbanks
Performed by FiveOne, Mélisse Brunet conducting
Cleveland Public Theatre
Cleveland, Ohio
February 20, 2011

October 27, 2011

"Hippy Fit" a zine


This rave goes out to the immitigable Rachelle Diaz a.k.a. Mrs. Art Diva.

This particular project, a zine called "Hippy Fit" is a quirky, bold and passionate take on being fit and female in the current century. I won't tell you what my favorite part about this zine is because, once again, it is SO AFFORDABLE. Buy it for inspiration, or whatever at only $5 clams.

The culture of zine has been around for a long time, but there is nothing as fulfilling as making your own. What are you obsessed about? What are you mad about? What are you happy about? Make a zine about it already dammit. Buy a cheapie zine or two first to get some ideas of how they are put together, and run on from there my zine-making-friends.

September 23, 2011

Art Camp Follow-Up Feedback

"Hope the camp is offered again in the future. Also, it was so generous for you to offer this camp for free, but even if there was a fee, we would attend again."

"Thanks again for your commitment to this effort and I’m glad to be able to contribute any way. It was truly a pleasure."

"My girls LOVED art camp SO MUCH! Thank you for doing it!"

"Thanks for all the time and effort you (and all the other instructors)
put into each Saturday."

"We really enjoyed art camp and my girls were disappointed
to hear it was over."

July 30, 2011

Art Camp Follow-Up Pictures


At Art Camp the kids made Collage, Duct-Tape Wallets, Paper Mache Masks, Bookmaking, Storytelling, & Painting!

A big Thank You to everyone who Taught, Donated and Participated!












July 28, 2011

Art Camp canceled due to Heat!

We'll be canceling Art Camp due to the heat and lack of air conditioning in our studios. We had fun -- thank you for joining us!

If anyone would like to pick up their unfinished paper mache mask, please contact Molly at MaxedArt[at]gmail[dot]com, and we can set up a time to meet.

We'll be sure to contact everyone again, if we hold classes in the future!

July 15, 2011

Art Camp update

We have been Learning things and making art projects!

We tried getting a Comics teacher, but unfortunately we are at a dead-end on that one! If anyone knows of someone who would like to teach Comics, please let us know. If your kid is really into comics, and would like to share with us what you like about comics, please contact us, because that would be way cool too.

Remember to Bring Lunch so little brains can keep thinking and doing art!

As you can tell if you've been with us for a moment, Art Camp is different each week. We're glad you come and have fun and learn with us. We're always learning.

June 27, 2011

No Art Camp, July 2nd!

A big Thank You to all parent volunteers, Val, Rebecca, Erik, Scot, & Thorin! And Thank You for all the parent help from last week!

We won't be having Art Camp this Saturday due to 4th of July.

For those of you who will have photographs to share, bring your photographs on the 9th!
I found Joseph B.'s camera, and Marshall's camera too and will get those developed for them.

Please email Molly at MaxedArt[at]gmail[dot]com with any questions.

May 7, 2011

WAITING LIST for ART CAMP, JUNE 18

*WAITING LIST ONLY* SORRY!
Join us for ART CAMP this summer!


















updates:
So sorry, but we now have a waiting list for ART CAMP!

We are looking for volunteers. If you like kids, and want to learn alongside them, this Camp is for you. Please email Molly at MAXEDART@gmail.com

We'll be adding
COMICS! to the workshops.

If you are able to provide WATER, a helping hand, or ART SUPPLIES (paper of all sizes, origami paper, disposable cameras, colored pencils, crayons), Please Let Us Know!

Waterworks Studios, 152 Kerr St.

Concord, North Carolina


Saturdays 11am – 2pm

June 18 – August 13


Ages 7-15 are welcome

No Charge


Call or email to reserve a space today!

MaxedArt@gmail.com or 520-245-2681


What to do?

Bookmaking! Drawing! ORIGAMI! Storytelling!

ScaVEngeR HUnt! MUSIC MAKING! Photography!



Saturday, June 18th, 11am-2pm, we will host an Open House for anyone and everyone interested in our ART CAMP. Parents are Welcome!


At ART CAMP, workshops are designed to engage all different types of youth personalities. Some workshops will offer structured techniques, while other workshops will allow youth to explore their own approach. On Saturday, August 13th, all youth artists will feature an exhibition for the community of Concord, free and open to the public.

ART CAMP is led by Molly Wilbanks, Ross Wilbanks, and Hana Blumenfeld. Guest artists include D. Thorin Medford, Diana Arvanites, faZe eXile, and more! Please come back for updates on guest artists.


Please contact Molly Wilbanks if you enjoy teaching youth, and are interested in leading a workshop. 520-245-2681, MaxedArt@gmail.com


***All costs for ART CAMP are from out-of-pocket monies. If you would like to SPONSOR ART CAMP with in-kind donations or monetary donations we will be able to provide more art opportunities for youth, and we will be happy to advertise your company***


Molly Wilbanks is a photographer, writer, and a new mother. She has worked as an art instructor with youth, as well as a photography and writing volunteer with various youth programs.

Ross Wilbanks is a filmmaker, musician, social worker, and new dad. He has worked with youth in a professional capacity for over 15 years. Ross has organized a variety of community events in North Carolina such as film screenings, musical performances, and theatrical and film productions.

Hana Blumenfeld is a scientist and an arts educator. She has worked many hours as a volunteer in Arizona, and North Carolina, including work at Crisis Assistance Ministry and the Free Store of Charlotte.

Diana Arvanites has been making and teaching art in both an academic and community setting for over ten years. Her artist books, monotypes, drawings, paintings, installations and writings explore the intersections of physical place, climate, weather, science and personal experience. She has been the recipient of grants and awards and her work is in both public and private collections throughout the United States. Diana has had many experiences teaching workshops and classes. They range from academic foundation classes to community collaborative. For more please visit Diana's website.

April 11, 2011

OPEN HOUSE, Cabarrus Art Walk, THIS FRIDAY!

Meet the Artists of Waterworks Studios!















Open House at Waterworks Studios
152 Kerr St
Concord, North Carolina

Friday, April 15th, 6-9pm

Films by Ross Wilbanks!
Paintings by Louise Stewart Farley!
Paintings by D. Thorin Medford!
Photography and Artists Books by Molly Wilbanks!

for more please visit:
Ross Telford Wilbanks http://rtwilbanks.com/

Louise Stewart Farley http://www.charlotte-artist.com/

D. Thorin Medford http://thorinmedford.com/

August 18, 2010

PLUME ZINE READING: Saturday Sept. 11th, 2010

PLUME ZINE READING
with Live Music by Ben Henry, Ross Wilbanks, and Dustin Cape

Saturday, Sept. 11th, 2010, 7-9pm
152 Kerr St., Concord, NC
at Waterworks Studio















come party with us
art / rock / poems / CRIMINALITY / cheese














with readings by J. Era Martin, Molly McClintock Wilbanks, Ross Wilbanks, and more.
Plume Zine Issue 3: Criminality hand-bound zines will be available

with contributions by Christine Scheer, Colleen Burns, Jill Martin, Boyer Rickel, Gerry Loew, Max Paradise, Wendy Burk, Eric Magrane, Christy Delehanty, Ben Korta, Molly McClintock, Heidi McLaughlin, Marc DiMartino, J. Era Martin, Jaxun Doten, and Kristy Lynn.

*PLEASE STAY TUNED for a recording of the reading to be released after the show*


For more info or directions
520.245.2681 or email maxedart@gmail.com


July 21, 2010

OMG Can you believe it?! Plume Zine Issue 3: Criminality is HERE














With contributions from Molly McClintock, J. Era Martin, Christine Scheer, Colleen Burns, Jill Martin, Boyer Rickel, Gerry Loew, Max Paradise, Wendy Burk, Eric Magrane, Christy Delehanty, Ben Korta, Heidi McLaughlin, Marc DiMartino, Jaxun Doten and Kristy Lynn, Plume Zine Issue 3: Criminality contains Poetry, Short Fiction, drawings, and photographs on the issue of: Criminality.

















Plume Zine Issue 3 will have a reading debut party/event at the end of August in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The reading will be broadcast via Internet with a live stream so YOU can be a part too. Although Plume Zine originally published in Tucson AZ, the editors are now living in publishing in Charlotte NC.

After the reading we will have limited editions available for sale per request.

Stay tuned for more.

Sincerely,
The Editors
Molly & JMercury

March 9, 2010

100_1624


100_1624
Originally uploaded by MAXED 27

Rachelle Diaz & Steve Soloway: 27-6

Obscured Figures: February 27
http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxed27/4418399575/in/set-72157623458940997/

February 20, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010: You've seen 27 online, now it's time to see the show!















image by Jenny DuPont: Trophy


27-6

6-month anniversary art exhibition, reception and interactive art experience –
ONE WEEKEND ONLY!


Date:
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Time:
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location:
Candelabra Gallery
Street:
412 E. 7th Street
City/Town:
Tucson, AZ


You've seen 27 online, now it's time to see the show!


27 is how different artists approach the same theme.
27 is to be excited and inspired by photography.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxed27/collections/

***Come to the Saturday reception to take part in a surprise interactive photographic experiment!*** Music + refreshments

Work from MAXED ART members not limited to:
Rachelle Diaz, Alex Gonzalez, Christian Ramirez, Steven Soloway, Alex Von Bergen (Tucson, AZ)
Molly McClintock, Alex Nelson, Sylvia Sewell (Brooklyn, NY)
Jaxun Doten (Portland, OR)

Open Gallery: Sunday, February 28, 12-5pm

27 is an international group art project occurring on the 27th of every month. The project began in September 2009 as a collaborative photography experiment among mixed/multi-media artists and friends originally based in Tucson who, over the course of a few short months, found themselves living in different cities and missing the connection once accessible when it was easy to meet in person to share and talk about art.

Each month, we pick a different theme simple enough to shoot on a busy weekday, but one that also requires conceptual thinking and attention to detail. Past themes have included Place, Colors, Reflection, Transport, and Portraits. However, we’ve self-imposed a few technical limitations in order to make us stretch our imagination further within the given subject, leaving room for nuance and surprises. Images can only be taken within 24 hours on the 27th of the month, and only "lo-fi" cameras including disposable cameras, vintage cameras, toy cameras, cell phones, webcams and even scanners may be used.

But 27 is more than just a picture-taking/picture-looking/documentary project. We then share the resulting images online for commentary ranging from introspective aesthetic feedback to humorous quips. 27 has not only provided an outlet for communication within our collective, it has also made us grow as artists through examination of our personal thought processes and technical inventiveness.

maxedart@gmail.com

January 25, 2010

27: January theme is: Portraits














image by Steve Soloway, 27: December: Transport



Dear 27,

We began this project to make ourselves grow as artists, and to see and interact with what other artists are doing.
Our hopes are that 27 is more than just a picture-taking / picture-looking project.

If you are involved in 27, we want to hear your thoughtful, introspective, aesthetic, and intelligent comments on everyone's set.
Consider 27 your new way of talking photography.
Take 27 as your own, and contribute to your own international group project!

27 is now 5 months old.
We work to pick themes that are strong in their simplicity.
Themes that you can shoot on a busy weekday, but that you can also put some thought into.

In our opinions, the best thing to come out of 27 is how differently each artist approaches the same theme. We are excited and inspired to see what new sets appear each month!
Continue to be inspired with us.

Wednesday, January 27th, 2009
This Month's Theme: Portraits

Shoot with any lo-fi camera such as:

Disposable camera

Digital point and shoot (less than 3 Megapixels!)

Plastic toy camera

Camera Phone
Web camera


please email us if you have any questions, or if you would like to contribute to the satellite / traveling exhibition by hosting a show in your hometown.

Visit HERE to see the full project.


team 27
Rachelle, Molly, Steve

January 18, 2010

Plume Zine, Issue 3: Criminality: update deux















The birthing process has begun.

Copies of Criminality are being made January 18th, 2010.

That's Today.


stay tuned.



Sincerely yours,

JMercury and Molly
editors in crime

December 30, 2009

27:Transportation:December 2009


truck with Gavin painting
Originally uploaded by MAXED 27

Molly McClintock: "truck with Gavin painting" Gavin Hugh Troy's studio, inside and out.

27:Transportation:December 2009

December 23, 2009

27: December theme is Transport

Sunday, December 27th

This Month's Theme: Transport
Shoot with any lo-fi camera such as:
Disposable camera
Digital point and shoot (less than 3 Megapixels!)
Plastic toy camera
Camera phone
Web camera

27
International group art project
The 27th of every month. 2009.

We began this project to make ourselves grow as artists, and to see and interact with what other artists are doing.
27 is more than just a picture-taking/picture-looking project.

We pick themes that are strong in their simplicity. Themes that you can shoot on a busy weekday, but that you can also put some thought into.
We choose to use "lo-fi" cameras as a way of putting limits on our technical capabilities, thus making us stretch our imaginative capabilities.

We want to hear your thoughtful, introspective, aesthetic, and intelligent comments.

27 is how different artists approach the same theme.
27 is to be excited and inspired by photography.
Come be inspired with us.

email maxedart at gmail dot com with questions!

December 2, 2009

27: Reflections: November 27, 2009



Originally uploaded by MAXED 27

SSoloway: ...fairest of all?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxed27/sets/72157622769156771/

November 21, 2009

Friday, November 27


Alexgreen08
Originally uploaded by MAXED 27

image: Alex Nelson Green!

27
International group art project
The 27th of every month. 2009.

We began this project to make ourselves grow as artists, and to see and interact with what other artists are doing.
27 is more than just a picture-taking/picture-looking project.

We pick themes that are strong in their simplicity. Themes that you can shoot on a busy weekday, but that you can also put some thought into.

We want to hear your thoughtful, introspective, aesthetic, and intelligent comments about our photographs.

27 is how different artists approach the same theme.
27 is to be excited and inspired by photography.
Come be inspired with us.

Friday, November 27, We shoot: Reflections
Shoot with any lo-fi camera such as:
Disposable camera
Digital point and shoot (less than 3 Megapixels!)
Your plastic toy camera
Camera Phone

November 11, 2009

Criminality: Plume Zine update


we're making Criminality guerrilla style. like in the '90's when DIY first began.

this zine is our blacksheep3rdchildangstlovecriminaldemonbaby.
this zine's taking some time to come about. he's a little troublemaker.

we're terribly excited by all the wonderful contributions from our talented writers (you!) and artists (you!), and we continue to feed our baby.

soon. Soon! you will have your issue!

we thank you for your patience.

Sincerely,
the editors

Untitled-19


Untitled-19
Originally uploaded by MAXED 27

Jaxun Doten: Holga Fun in Portland
New 27 photo set from photographer in Portland, OR

Check-It-Out-&-Tell-Us-What-You-See

October 28, 2009

A Whiter Shade of Pale



Originally uploaded by MAXED 27

Newest 27 Shoot: Pick Your Color

27 is a nationwide group art project. The 27 of every month. 2009.
27 will soon materialize into a traveling exhibition and more.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxed27/

October 21, 2009

27. Image by Christian Ramirez


24
Originally uploaded by MAXED 27

27
A nationwide group art project
The 27 of every month. 2009.

Sunday, September 27. Our debut month.
27 exposures on disposable cameras.
We shoot: Home/Place
http://www.flickr.com/photos/maxed27/sets/

Monday, October 27
Shoot with any lo-fi camera such as:
Disposable camera
Digital point and shoot (less than 3 Megapixels!)
Your plastic toy camera
Camera Phone

We shoot: Pick Your Color

Interested? Ideas? Want to join?
Email maxedart@gmail.com

Organized by team 27
Brought to you by MAXED

*
Beware the Golden Fang.
We have now begun.

August 27, 2009

Plume Zine Issue 3, "Criminality"

Dear Writers and Artists,
Thank you for all your submissions.

The editing process for Plume Zine Issue 3, "Criminality" is finished, and production has now begun. You may expect a release date of late September. We will let you know where and how you may get a copy of the zine, once it is ready for reading.

Dear Readers,
Here follows, a teaser:

image by Christine Scheer


















"That there is such a reminiscence, and that is hillsides. In climbing, hiking alongside ridge or ravine, on such days that the placing of a foot one after the other may suffice to bring the memory back. In the spotless horizon, or the remembered and oft-treasured holding of the hands. I have been called out by spouse and co. for remembering only in stark light, as if in the past no suns set. That such might be a game of catch, or while tackling the beloved object of one’s affections between sheets, or wooly bushes. On nights minus sleep I count stars, and place numbers to the grains of sand. Such are nights when I roll from the duvet and stalk the hallways with a sunken roar."

Excerpt from "Brambles" by Max Paradise


June 23, 2009

Call for Submissions: Plume Zine 3

Jmercury and MAXED ART present
Plume Zine 3
Writers! Artists! Allonse!

We invite you to submit your work to the National Plume Zine, 3rd edition.
DUE: JULY 29, 2009, 5pm EST
Summer Theme: CRIMINALITY

Entries may consist of prose or poetry, political tract or essay, philosophical treatise or microfiction,chess diagram or miniature, photograph or drawing (hires JPEGs), but they must abide by the theme. You may take this in any direction you like. Entries may be no longer than two pages, 8½ x 11,double-spaced, no less than 10point font, to be considered. Name sources if necessary. Editors reserve the right to edit grammatical errors (and we will try to contact you about it). Unpolished work will not be accepted. We will contact you no later than August 10, 2009.

If your work is accepted, we will then request a three-sentence bio, including your current city. We prefer your bio sentences to be more Hemingway than Foster Wallace when considering length. Thank you. Questions and submissions: madzetetic@gmail.com or maxedart@gmail.com

In honour of my Sweet Pit Bull Tyche’s Recent Passing

March 17, 2009

Sound Of Paint 2009 pix

Dear Friends, thank you for a great time. 

The Sound of Paint 2009 Live Paint & Music Sessions were "one of the most happening experiences going on in Tucson" according to a guest. Featured local music by Cathy Rivers, Leila Lopez, Steve Soloway, Sierra Norris and Helene, Sssss, Impossible Map, dj Critter, and Missing Parts. Participating Artists were the wonderful Ana-Elisa Arredondo, Megan Bailey, Carly Cutrone, Roberta Gentry, Jerry Jordan, Joe Marshall, Emily Phillips, and Donovan White, with many guests artists painting also! Please visit TuScene's Flickr and Steven Soloway's Flickr for pictures.

Creative directors Molly McClintock & Steve Soloway would like to Thank You for being there.
Please email MAXEDART@gmail.com with any inquiries about this project!
Many thanks to our host, Dinnerware Artspace.

Here are pix for you courtesy of some very awesome photographers.

images ©Andrew Brown
















































images ©MAXED ART











images ©Steve Soloway
















































images by Donovan White
























































images by MAXED ART



































































































































































images ©Rachelle Diaz