Clown College Reunion on the Cape– “Chuck-centennial”

I’m hanging around with 50 Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Clown College  (RBBBC) Alumni this weekend on Cape Cod. It’s a little overwhelming.  Clowns of all shapes, ages, and classes are here.  Clown college started in 1968, and went up until 1997, there are over 1500 alumni of the school.  Of course, some have passed on, some have stopped clowning […]

Read more

Circus Poster Exhibition in Cincinatti

The Amazing American Circus Poster February 26, 2011 – July 10, 2011Organized by the Cincinnati Art Museum and The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art  Strobridge Lithographing Company Living Pair of Full Grown Hippopotomi.   Organized by Curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Kristin Spangenberg, The Amazing American Circus Poster features 80 circus posters created between 1878 and 1939, […]

Read more

Toy Theatre Exhibit: Worlds in Miniature (San Francisco)

Toy Theatres: Worlds in Miniature is an exhibit starting July 13 at San Francisco’s Museum of Performance and Design. The exhibition features 21 rare toy theatres dating from the 18th century up to the present, drawn from seven different countries including the United States, England, France, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Mexico. Along with the theatres, the exhibition will display printed […]

Read more

W.C. Fields Exhibit at NY Public Library (Lincoln Center)

Thanks to Trav S.D. and his  blog for the heads up on this fantastic exhibit now through August 21 at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The exhibit, titled “The Peregrinations & Pettifoggery of W. C. Fields”, features ephemera, clippings, playbills, photos, and a fantastic film exhibition about William Claude Dukenfield.  The films are curated […]

Read more

The Curse of Bigness

The Curse of Bigness May 16 – October 03, 2010 Opening Reception May 16, 2010 2-5pm (click here for more information) The Queens Museum will be presenting  The Curse of Bigness, a group of new projects by people working in the theater, graphic design, fashion, jewelry, performance, music, and art scenes, often as part of small-scale, self-reflexive partnerships or groups. […]

Read more

UP and cLOWN: (Jim Moore Clown Photographic exhibit) starts May 15 (NY)

UP and CLOWN: Photographic Cacophony of Eccentric PerformersFor the last 30 years, Jim Moore has been photographing all kinds of clowns, mimes, and eccentric performers. On May 15 the SB Digital Gallery will be hosting an exhibit of Jim’s photographs. The exhibit will feature over 300 shots, including shows of the NY Downtown Clown Revue, where Jim is the photographer […]

Read more

HawHaw James– Self-portraits and visual inventiveness

HawHawJames isn’t a professional clown– he’s a painter, artist, and (according to his bio) a drag queen and born again Christian. All that’s unimportant, though, because I think his latest project is delightful. He’s been doing some amazing trompe l’oeil’s, using his face as a canvas, and then photographing the results. These self-portraits are witty, clever, and very well done. […]

Read more
1 2