October 20 @ 2-4pm Closing Reception: Mary and Masoud in Heaven

IMG_0366-closing-invitePlease join us at the closing reception for my exhibition Mary and Masoud in Heaven at The Finley Gallery. Sunday October 20 @ 2-4pm. I will be a reading poems at 2:30.
4627 FINLEY AVE.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027 (in Los Feliz near the corner of Vermont)
During the reception the interior space will be open so you can see the sculptures up close. Visit any evening until October 20 from dawn until dusk to view the work through the window. Take a poem from the box in the garden.

Mary and Masoud in Heaven

My exhibition “Mary and Masoud in Heaven” is on view at the Finley Gallery in Los Feliz 24 hours a day 7 days a week until October 20. Optimal viewing hours are from dusk til dawn. Stand on the viewing platform to see the sculptures and take a poem home with you. 4627 Finley Ave, Los Angeles 90027. This is a tribute exhibition for my best friend Mary Bellis and my boyfriend Masoud Benam who both suddenly and unexpectedly died in 2015. 01-IMG_942902-IMG_944403-IMG_942704-IMG_9451

Thank you Mary and Masoud for all of your love and generosity. Rest in power my gorgeous friends and I will see you on the other side. margie-mary-masoud

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Thank you to all who supported the Lot 2001 Kickstarter campaign! And many thanks to my fiscal sponsor Fulcrum Arts! We exceeded our Kickstarter goal thanks to all of you!  I am in the process of mailing rewards and everything is scheduled to ship by the beginning of April. If you missed the Kickstarter deadline and would like to donate to the Lot 2001 artist residency anytime, you can do so here. Donations are 100% tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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When I got home from the ceramics studio tonight Orff’s Carmina Burana was playing on KUSC.  (I leave the radio on for  Juki so he does not feel lonely). This piece always makes me smile. I think it’s great when classical musical merges with popular culture- even to the point when it’s almost kitsch. (Magic Flute ringtones? Yes I have heard them on the street outside the Disney Concert Hall but that’s another story… ) So I’m not sure which orchestra was broadcasting tonight but here is a performance I found on  YouTube.

The best know piece is  “O Fortuna”. When you listen to this you will have flashbacks of multiple media moments. Totally kitsch!

Kickstarter Reward: Vintage Schnibbe Zines

The Lot 2001 Kickstarter Campaign is going strong!  Come Join Us!

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I wrote these poems in 1994-1995 when I was working as a dominatrix in NYC. This zine was first published in 1996 when I was a graduate student at CalArts and taking a zine-making class with author Nicole Panter. It’s hard to believe that all of this was over twenty years ago and that I am now fifty-five years old! If you want to know the thirty-something Margie you will find her in this zine!