Save the Dates

It’s almost time to turn the page on that old 2012 calendar. Get a jump start on plans for 2013 and mark your calendar.

January 10, Thursday 6-8 PM opening reception for Tuning For The Edge Of The Line. Elaine Buckholtz will take over the entire gallery with an installation featuring light-based work and videos that activate the surface of printed media on the wall.

January 19, Saturday 2-3 PM Joey Sellers creator of the Periodic Calendar will give a short talk about what Type of Year 2013 will be and help the curious find their Birth Elements.

Saved the World

We did it! You may have noticed we’re still here. Yes, we knew all along that Super Bato had saved the world. In 2009 Enrique Chagoya in collaboration with Electric Works created “2012—Super Bato Saves the World” —a slot machine based on the End of Days prediction of the Mayan Calendar. The idea was that if only someone could win the super jackpot on the machine, the world would be saved. Well, someone did. On May 7, 2009 this little tike pulled the one arm of the bandito and the machine whooped and flashed, coins a-tumble– the world was saved. So we knew all along we would still be here on the morning of 12/21/12.

The most amazing part of the 2012 story is that the Maya were astounding counters of “long time”. In this NASA short video you can see the calendar was a repeating device and yes ,we are back at the start. Our solstice wish is for an age of increasing cooperation. Fiscal Cliff negotiations? Maybe that’s the doomsday in real time. Oh well, back to the drawing board.

Between Destinations

Congrats to Candace Plummer Gaudiani!!!

A photograph from her new book Between Destinations has been awarded Honorable Mention in the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards. This year from a large pool of submissions the judges bestowed this distinguished honor on 27 artists from 15 countries.

Lens Culture is an online magazine celebrating international contemporary photography, art, media, and world cultures.