In Los Angeles but ending this weekend, you can check out an #ArtistsForBernieSanders show in support of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. My beautiful friend Souris Hong is one of the curators/organizers/promoters, and you should really read her personal story of involvement. “I live in a country where I can come from a refugee camp and end up on the campaign trail,” she writes.
Included in the exhibition are artists and performers we've blogged about here at Boing Boing over the years--Kozyndan, Ron English, and Shepard Fairey among them. The organizers plan to take the show on the road to more cities, when the Los Angeles kickoff closes.
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Recently, a merry gang of happy mutants gathered for the ninth and final time to revel in Bob Self's incredible Baby Tattooville event.
Over the past nine years, artists, entertainers, creative minds and enthusiasts have been gathering together at Baby Tattooville to create art, and to celebrate one another while spending 72 hours in a reality where everyone is a kindred spirit. I have never been fortunate enough to be able to attend, and now I may never have a chance: Bob decided this installment will be their last. Boing Boing has been following these events since 2007, and I should have paid attention sooner.
This year Baby Tattooville featured Anthony Ausgang, Sas Christian, Olivia De Berardinis, Ron English, Camille Rose Garcia, Bosko Hrnjak, Marion Peck, KRK Ryden, Mark Ryden, and Isabel Samaras. I am certain you'll recognize a lot of familiar faces in these photos. Some of my favorite performers were there, too! Musician Marquis Howell II, and the fabulous contortionist Bonnie Morgan were among them.
As you can see from these brilliant photographs by Mark Berry, Baby Tattooville No. 9 was amazing.
Congratulations to Bob and his entire team! What an amazing run! Bob is still planning events and you can participate in the magic.
In fact, if magic is what you want I suggest you join us at Beyond Brookledge. I've already bought my ticket! This time I don't want to miss out.
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