The Art School in The Art School News April 21, 2010

For more information, contact Joanna Spitzner:

Upcoming events

All the following events will take place at The AS in The AS  Headquarters: 1003 E. Fayette St. Apt 10 (enter through back door), unless otherwise noted

Wednesday, April 21, 7pm
Frank Cetera: Grassroots Economies: from the Democratic Economy Network to the Alchemical Nursery Project.
Frank is involved all sorts of green and social entrepreneurship in Syracuse: the Alchemical Nursery Project, the Syracuse Social Economy Network, and he’s a Green Business Advisor at the OCC SBDC. He’ll talk about the Democratic Economy Network (DEconN) [], then flow downwards into Alchemical ( and the fiscal sponsorship program it operates, and then talk about Green Business. We’ll learn how the services these different networks offer could benefit folks.

Sunday, April 25, 11 am
Art & Social Movements Reading Group
Readings: on Womanhouse(will be posted soon!)

In the works:

The Anti-Christ of Video: the Work of John Orentlicher.
May 5-8, 2010, hours and opening reception to be announced. John Orentlicher's body of video work spans 40 years of making, and addresses issues of imaging, cultures and environment, and technology.The Anti-Christ of Video will include an ongoing video installation of selected works, as well as a small publication featuring an interview with the artist.

Spectres of Liberty: The Great Central Depot in the Open City. Is Syracuse an Open City? May 17th - June 4th, 2010. XL Projects Space and Lipe Art Park. The AS in the AS will be developing a course around the Open City Workshops, which explore the resonances of local abolitionist histories in contemporary society.

Other news:

How to Make an Art School: For those who like to think about art schools, or would like to continue to conversation, or if you’d just like to know about our retreat, there’s now a blog all about it: We will be organizing more discussions in the near future.

Adopt a Rhizome:
Show your love for Deleuze & Guattari while helping out our beer-making activities. Adopt a rhizome today and grow some hops for the AS in the AS! Care and Feeding instructions:
Rhizomes available: Cacade (1), Horizon (2), Nugget (2). Contact Joanna to make arrangements for your adoption.

Our first art acquisition: The AS in The AS has purchased 4 shares of Thomas Gokey’s “Total Amount of Money Rendered in Exchange for a Masters of Fine Arts Degree to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pulped into Four Sheets of Paper.” We received our first share on April 7, 2010; and have ordered 3 additional shares, by misappropriating $20 of our alcohol fund.



Fundraising Survey
Help the AS think of ways to support itself, provide resources, and fund artists. Take our survey (you can check as many ideas as you like). These ideas were generated at the Alternative Funding Workshop on March 10. We'll try to do those that get the most votes.

Bottles needed!!
I've made too much beer and need to bottle it. Please donate your bottles--brown and green glass, non twist-off bottles. Contact Joanna to make a delivery.

Design a label:
Put your work on beer bottles. We have several batches that need labels: Wheat, Light Amber, Stout, Irish Red, and some others. Our labels have been 3 x 3.75 inches, but anything that will work on a bottle can be used. Email Joanna your images, designs, or expression of interest.


If you want to do something, do it with The AS in The AS! Propose something: send me an email or fill out this form


The Art School in the Art School (The AS in The AS) is located at 1003 E. Fayette Street (corner of S. Crouse), Apartment 10. Enter through the back door off the parking lot. Parking is available behind and adjacent to the building.

The Art School in The Art School (The AS in The AS) seeks to generate a creative and intellectual community through an open school / open source structure. Through activities such as classes, discussions, forming groups of interest, reading groups, critique groups, workshops, eating and drinking, publishing, and making, The AS in the AS seeks to create an experimental environment for shared inquiry. All events are FREE and open to the public.

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