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Indie Chic preview

children's designs by All A Flutter

children's designs by All A Flutter

In case you were wondering who’s going to be at Indie Chic, here are a few photos of just some of the artists’ work. We’ve got art, jewelry, ceramics, wood cutting boards and bowls, clothes, paper items, and because we’re feeling it lately, some zombies, too.  (You didn’t think we’d finish out the year without them, did you?) Everything is handmade by local artists- this is a great way to support our own community.  (And how else are zombies made?!)

Indie Chic is the alternative craft fair being held at ASU Art Museum on December 5.  It’s the same day as our First Saturdays event (this month’s project: spin art!) and also the Tempe Festival of the Arts.

If you’re afraid of parking in downtown Tempe with all this fabulous stuff going on, don’t be! Tempe is public transit-friendly: check out the free Orbit buses in Tempe or take light rail from everywhere else to the Mill Ave and 3rd Street station and walk south. Both get you here conveniently and you won’t have to worry about your car!

Tom Budzak

Tom Budzak

Monsoon Woodworks

Monsoon Woodworks

Betsy Rosenmiller

Betsy Rosenmiller

December 5 is THIS SATURDAY! Make it a creative day!

-diane

November 30, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Installation – Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

Jillian Mcdonald Alone Together in the Dark

-Jillian

November 23, 2009 at 5:26 pm

Recording Studio

In the second week of November, Adam Murray and I transformed my apartment at ASU into a temporary recording studio.

Mattresses formed a sound booth (above) while the bed held instruments (below). We screamed, hissed, moaned, and played auto harp and guitar here. Plus the aforementioned celery snarfing.

We set up a nice little work station (above) while the rest of the room was a mess (below).

Sometimes we played nice (above), sometimes we argued over my “illegible” notes (below), and sometimes technology was not our friend (way below).

-Jillian

November 23, 2009 at 4:37 pm

zombies, fin.

We were so sad to say goodbye to artist Jillian Mcdonald and her motley collection of vampires and zombies this past week.

But the exhibition lives on! You can still come in and see her gallery in the ASU Art Museum, showing the final films, through January 9, 2010.

If you missed any part of it, search through this blog from Oct5 – Nov. 14 – Jillian was great about documenting her work and what was happening with the project. So you can get caught up either before or after viewing her films.

zombies at ASU Art Museum

zombies at ASU Art Museum

 

-diane

November 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm

zombies are never really gone…

Come to ASU Art Museum tonight – Friday the 13th – for the premiere screening of artist-in-residence and master vampire slayer Jillian Mcdonald’s exhibition project.

The goodbye party is 5:30 – 7pm in the first floor gallery of the museum. Jillian leaves us for home tomorrow so come and help us see her off!

-diane

*The video above, which we’ve titled The Undeath of John Spiak, was an elementary art class project – the kids did their own makeup and their own short film while they were here earlier this week. Is that a cool class or what?

November 13, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Cacti, Celery, Oranges, oh my!

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Today I shot a stop motion animation with the help of John Spiak, Alison Sweet, Cory Weeks, and Julie Ganas at a swimming pool in Phoenix. Apparently I was killed by a band of vengeful potted cacti, my body dumped in the ice cold pool.

Luckily I was reincarnated in time to record and edit the audio track for the zombies in Zombies vs Vampires with Adam Murray. It’s 1:30am, we’re still at it.

Below we are recording sounds for zombies munching on limbs (celery and tapioca), and vampires sucking blood (orange). Adam made a temporary sound recording booth in my apartment using the mattress – which is fine since sleep is a distant memory:

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-Jillian

November 10, 2009 at 8:30 am

Improv Alert Redeux!

So sorry to announce that Jillian has had to cancel this week’s meetings regarding Z-Train. Really sorry, everyone. stuff happens. :/

Follow us on Twitter @ASUArtMuseum or check back on this blog for updated info as we have it.

-diane

November 4, 2009 at 12:10 am

Zombies Have More Fun


Prom zombie Tara Logsdon leads the zombies in a move from Thriller.


How can you not love them?
-Jillian

November 3, 2009 at 5:18 am

Zombies vs Vampires: BRAVO to Everyone!

The Gathering

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Fun shots of vampires and zombies getting me – staged before heading out for taping in the desert this weekend, photos by Steve Gittins.

Make-up artists, videographers, photographer, and actors were in top form this weekend when we filmed Zombies vs Vampires in Tempe’s Papago Park.

Both shoots went super well – with warm weather, clear skies, an almost full moon, and no police, though a few hiker families watched the zombies in action this evening from the sidelines. One park ranger came by and thought we were a church group (!?) or a band, but he liked it so John Spiak invited him to the Nov 10th opening!

Now the editing begins!

-Jillian

November 2, 2009 at 5:47 am

Don’t Mess with the Monsters

We begin taping Zombies vs Vampires in two days and everyone is honing their skills.
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Ed turns Aron (above – note Ed’s latex mummy mask work in the background) and Angie transforms Fatima (below) into ghouls.
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Zombie Aron:
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Zombie Fatima:
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Wendy prepares a zombie pyjama (above) as I mold Roxy’s vampire fangs (below).
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Rehearsing vampires move in for a closer look.

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Vampires (above) and Zombies (below) face off in rehearsal.
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Another emergency location-scouting trip, as the sweet desert sun slides away.

-Jillian

October 30, 2009 at 5:33 am

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