C R E A T I V E C U L T U R E
LIVING DEEPLY IN TINY ROOMS
....But sometime during this period, I also decided to start painting again. This desire came from a very different place than my other choices over the last few years. I didn’t do it because I thought I should, or because I might someday be successful. I did it because I saw a video online of a little girl throwing paint and glitter in the air while wearing a tutu, and I thought, that looks like fun. READ MORE...
"The first (and second and third) time I responded with the fire department as a photographer, my hands shook so badly I couldn't take a good photo. I was getting better at controlling myself with training and practice and now I regularly repeat to myself: 'do your job do your job don't think do your job' READ MORE...
BEGGING NAKED - film review
Karen began by shooting her friend and fellow artist Elise with a borrowed camera without any idea that it would turn into a 9 year voyage and a downward spiral for Elise that ended with homelessness. This uncompromising fable about Elise and her life is exceptionally significant to the modern conversations we should be having more of ...domestic violence, mental health, addiction, gentrification, homelessness, sex work, poverty and of course, the relentless creative talent that keeps artists alive ...READ MORE...
Bitter Pill recently produced a musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s "violent, bloody, grotesquely, ridiculous, abomination of a play", Titus Andronicus...the theater production ran earlier this year in Portsmouth prior to this newly released recording of Prepare Your Throats. The album features Butler's original music and lyrics from the stage performance, along with a couple of folk and hymn classics, and it was all recorded live in one day at The Noise Floor in Dover NH..... READ MORE
THIS ART HAS NO OPINION
Emerging from the art shadows is a message of hope, love, desperation, personal freedom ...and much like what we are seeing from artists like Marshall Carbee, poignant environmentalism. These are the deeper conversations we all crave and that we need to move on and keep from going insane amidst the constant screaming, verbal assaults and dirtiness of politics and vapid social media... visual art is a the subtle and more kindly way to dispatch this broad language to the masses....READ MORE