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Artist Spotlight in Almost Real Things (+ We Got Issues Release Party)

A.R.T. We Got Issues 13 & 14

Woot woot! Your girl got herself a print feature.

Several of my Krystalline Kweens have graced the pages of Almost Real Things’ 13th issue all about Identity. Come out and celebrate the issue release with me and grab your copy!

About the Issue & Release Party

What is Almost Real Things?

Almost Real Things (A. R. T.) is a local non-profit quarterly mini art-zine, providing a free platform online and in print for creatives of all kinds to showcase their craft.

What’s the Issue?

Issue 13 was focuses on identity and explores the relationship between creativity and the self. It navigates through a few of the many layers of this concept — identity fluidity, perception, how art relates to the artists, anonymity — while giving contributors a platform to express who they are.

Last November, I did an eight-part portrait series featuring women who have inspired and supported me throughout various points in my life, as well as a self-portrait.

Based on cards from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, I selected four major arcana cards to illuminate and explore the individual identities of my mother, sister, childhood best friend, and myself. Additionally, my four minor arcana queens were matched with the identities of female entrepreneurs who’ve inspired me. My self-portrait and a couple of the minor arcana cards were featured in this issue of Almost Real Things.

As a portrayal of myself and those closest to me, identity is heavily reflected throughout this series. I have a plan for future series, expanding into an entire fully-inclusive deck at some point, with each card focused on unique personalities of people from all walks of life.

We Got Issues Celebration: 13 “Identity” & 14 “Vivid”

Soma Vida
2324 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

Friday, June 21, 2019 — 6pm-10pm
Happy summer solstice!— Please, come say hi, but keep in mind that I will also be working. Don’t forget to wear your sunscreen.

General Admission — Free
Supporter (2 drink tickets)$10
VIP (Unlimited drinks & welcome gift including: flamingo koozie, stickers & selection of magazine issues)$20

All ages outdoor event. Limited metered street parking and garage parking available in area.

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