As someone who has been working in this industry for the past 15 years, I wanted to share with all of you some of the tidbits I wished someone had told me when I was starting out. Brace yourselves - it's not all pretty.
That's the secret that Morgan Frazier shares, in all of her music and in all of the time she spends with all of those young people; showing the bullies as much as the bullied that hurting people has absolutely nothing to do with being strong.
Our generation's fight to build a sustainable future will be long and hard. To prevail we will need a battalion of Flobots to inspire and fortify our wills -- and together we will make the world better and more beautiful place.
Teen Art Gallery seeks to provide talented teenagers with the audience they deserve by curating shows in New York City galleries and providing a platform for their work to be admired, discussed and applauded.
It's funny -- post-college life thus far has been a chorus of people mostly telling me to find a steady job with a dependable company and a 401(k). And all it's really taken is one or two voices to drown out that chorus. I just hadn't heard those voices until now.
While not every child today has the opportunity to dance, act, sing or play an instrument, there will always be a group of extraordinary people who have a need to express themselves and the have ability to do so. We need to continue to provide vehicles for these young artists.
It is 2012, but in the art world it is often still 1966. Some of the "traditions" underlying the business side of the gallery and museum world date back decades. Don't let 'em fool you that they are hip.