“Everyone is going through something in their lives. Not everyone can explain it or deal with it in the same fashion. You have to remember that it is tough for people when they are dealing with this stuff to get through to other people about it.”
The egg is 14 feet tall and made of welded steel, covered in a shell of polar fleece. When it cracks on June 25, dozens—maybe hundreds—of people in outlandish, creative, awesome bird costumes emerge, a steady stream of fowl in many shapes and colors that enter the egg in the back and emerge to onlookers through the front.
As a result of Jerry Dantzic’s unique level of access to Holiday’s private life during her one-week engagement at Sugar Hill jazz club in Newark, the collection of photographs works to push back against the historically dominant narrative of who Holiday was.
“There’s no way we would all come together to stop some dumbass Godzilla or some alien or some nonsense. I just watched grown-ass men argue about putting on a mask. Someone would probably say Godzilla is not even real.”
“I get really frustrated with work and writing that’s cut off from people. I try to make things accessible to everybody as much as possible. Not everybody’s gonna be like, ‘Oh my god, Peter Voulkos bottle forms.’”
Flemington DIY, which has served the Hunterdon County creator community for eight years, will host a grand opening in its new location on Stangl Road in Flemington this Saturday, May 14.
“In my late 20s, I literally just started trying everything—different mediums to see what I liked to do. Then I started playing with resin and making toys. That fucking blew my mind, you know?”
“We always have people who come in and are like, ‘I can’t draw, I can’t paint,’’ says owner Erica Jones. “We try to make art an experience, where everyone who comes in can feel like they can walk away with something beautiful.”
Flemington DIY celebrates eight years serving the creative community in Hunterdon County next month, with events in its new space in Flemington.
After years of investment, Millville’s renovated theater, artist spaces, galleries and events make it a bona fide arts destination.