October First Friday // Failure by Jack Metcalf

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Hello Missoula Spectators of Art -

A couple months ago Jessica Vizzutti (whom use to work at the MMAC on campus is now working at the student health center on campus) got in touch with me to discuss the possibility to collaborate on a project to bring awareness and acceptance to the idea of failure. The idea being that failure is one of the steps in the process of learning and that without being willing to fail you won’t ever take risks or make new and exciting discoveries. In coordination with the health center's efforts on campus, Real Good will be hosting an off-campus event.

So here is the skinny:

We here at Real Good Art Space are teaming up with the University of Montana's Curry Health Center for a first Friday exhibit in October. The theme is one we all know too well ... FAILURE. So if you are like me, your storage space is probably bursting at the seams with creations that never really met their potential. Now is the opportunity to those eye-sores on display in a public setting. It is important to be able to accept not being perfect, smile, and eat cheese with others, who too, understand falling short of their potential. 

Best Fail Ever

A Juried Group Failure Exhibit

October 7, 2016 8-10 PM

 

MORE INFO:

Exhibiting eclectic artists include: Parker Beckley, Courtney Blazon, Jethro Fisher, Halisia Hubbard, David Mile Lusk, Clayton McDougall, Jeff Medley, Jack Metcalf, Marc Moss, Acton Seibel, Ryan Seitz, April Werle, Liz Williams, and Michael Workman.

 

Artist were asked to explain why they considered the work a failure, and the responses ranged from:

- poor use of color theory

- the artwork was returned to the artist by the love interest they created it for

- misspelling of the word Achievement for a design intended for a writing award graphic

- rejected work from a previous juried exhibition

a small suitcase full of some Connecticut guy's attempt at art school by mail from the late 50s/early 60s

- the piece is potentially dangerous to get close to

 it reminded the artist of 'black face'

 

Thanks for your time and we will see you there!

Jack Metcalf

 

September First Friday // Parker Beckley by Jack Metcalf

Join Missoula Grain & Vegetable Co., Parker Beckley and surprise guests for an evening of organic, free range weirdness. 

Art from/about the Farm made by Parker Beckley will be on display inside the space. Veggies will be provided for food and drink (Bloody Marys) by MGVC.

COMPOST COMEDY- Bring yer jokes, yer bad talent, yer whatever. MGVC will be bringing rotten tomatoes and compost matter for the audience to huck at those not worthy. (Goggles and rain poncho for the performer will be provided)

Live Music and Hay Bale Rides around the block by A Band of Horses.

Here's the skinny:

ART FARM PARTY

by Parker Beckley

September 2nd, 7-10

Real Good Art Space

1205 Defoe St #1

REAL GOOD FIRST FRIDAY // On Your Behalf, VOTE METCALF by Jack Metcalf

Dear Unique Individuals of Missoula County -

We here at Real Good Art Space (as you may know) love campaigning, and tonight from 8 to 10 PM we will be doing just that!

Come on down to your favorite alternative art space in Missoula County to celebrate and support Jack Metcalf's campaign for public office, Justice of the Peace. For your entertainment there will be live music from Spencer!, local food from Lower Crossing Farms, new/exciting games, and hundreds of bumper stickers. For more information on the upcoming election, please visit www.justicejackmetcalf.com

Here is the skinny:

 

“On Your Behalf, VOTE METCALF”

Jack Metcalf

Real Good

1205 Defoe St #1

August 5th // 8-10 PM 

 

STATEMENT: 

Why are you running?

I believe that my university teaching and mentoring experience, community involvement and volunteer service, and even my retail customer service experiences have exposed me to a broader cross-section of real Missoula – a more diverse spectrum of the people who live here -- than more traditional candidates from the legal professions may encounter. I’d like to serve these citizens from the bench and feel my experience credentials me as a strong and empathetic “layperson” candidate for Justice Court. I’d like to carry on this important tradition that has a long and respected tenure in both Missoula and Montana, at large. I want the opportunity to make a positive and immediate contribution to Missoula County. I believe I am the strongest candidate because I know how to CONNECT AND COLLABORATE.

 

LOVE YOU GUYS AND GALS, MEAN IT. Jack Metcalf

 

Call for Entries // Call for Failures by Jack Metcalf

Even the Poster Ain't that Great

Even the Poster Ain't that Great

Dear Artists and Non-Artists Alike -
 

We here at Real Good Art Space are teaming up with the University of Montana's Curry Health Center for a first Friday exhibit in October. The theme is one we all know too well ... FAILURE. So if you are like me, your storage space is probably bursting at the seams with creations that never really met their potential. Now is the opportunity to submit, and celebrate those eye-sores on display in a public setting. It is important to be able to accept not being perfect, smile, and eat cheese with others, who too, understand falling short of their potential. Here is the skinny:

Best Fail Ever
A Juried Group Failure Exhibit
Real Good Art Space
October 7, 2016 8-10 PM

Timeline:
 
9/05/16 + Submissions (up to 3) are to be digitally submitted to jack@jackmetcalf.com by Monday September 5th at midnight. All mediums will be considered. Please include title, medium, special needs, and in a reasonable/logical size/format.

9/10/16 + Notification of accepted Failures will be sent out.

10/02/16-10/04/16 + Delivery of Artwork to Real Good Art Space

10/07/16 + Opening

10/09/16-10/11/16 + Pick up of Failures that failed to sell

Feel free to respond with any questions/comments/qualms. Also feel free to spend the word to anyone you may feel would be interested.

Signing off,

Jack Metcalf
406.531.6560

June First Friday // Jack Metcalf by Jack Metcalf

Hello Missoula Artists and Non-Artists Alike -
 

Here I, Jack Metcalf, sit in Real Good Art Space surrounded by past 'art' projects that are showing their age. I have no clue what to do with them, they just keep on accumulating. They have been moved countless times, and each time they get a new scuff, dent, stain, etc.

Being the problem solver that I am, I decided to put some of these old gems together one more time and curate a wee self-retrospective that also functions as a scratch and dent sale. Here is the skinny:

 

“Things Fall Apart”

Jack Metcalf

Real Good

1205 Defoe St #1

June 3rd // 8-10 PM

 

STATEMENT: 

Things Fall Apart is a retrospective of sorts, probably premature, definitely incomplete. 

Through the wide lens, everything is ephemeral. Nothing lasts forever. All matter has a half-life. What once was, is now or is soon to be different. Time and place does not allow hindsight to be 20/20.

Things Fall Apart showcases just that. One individual's multiple approaches to art projects, both completed and abandoned, only to show the wear and tear that is inevitable.

 

LOVE YOU GUYS AND GALS, MEAN IT. I also am pretty sure we will have a Bingo performance, and food truck.

Jack Metcalf

May First First Friday // Berit Mondale by Jack Metcalf

Dear Readers of Blog Postings from Real Good Art Space -

We at Real Good are oh so pumped to host another First Friday event May 6th. 

So three plus years ago, I (Jack Metcalf) gave a student a 'D' in an Intro Drawing class at the university (which is hard to do). As fate would have it, I noticed they were enrolled in my intro to drawing class this spring, retaking the course because a 'D' is not a passing grade for courses within their major. I had this student in a 200-level courses since our initial interaction, and they had grown leaps and bounds.

Being the generous soul that I am, I decided to put some fire under their butt and offer the opportunity to take the course as an independent study with the end goal being a solo exhibit at Real Good. Here is the skinny: 

 

“Process Enacted / Peeping Tom”

Berit Mondale

Real Good

1205 Defoe St #1

May 6th // 8-10 PM

 

ARTIST STATEMENT: 

Process Enacted is a multi-media reflection of a haunting personal experience in the presentation of an art exhibit.

Being watched in the refuge of your own home without permission is a form theft. It removes a sense of security that is vital to our basic needs. Once the confidence of privacy has been violated, it is difficult to restore. The paranoia of the mere possibility of being viewed lingers and captivates our thoughts.

Process Enacted invites you to simultaneously become the peeping tom and the unknowing subject of interest. The veiled spectator and the involuntary participant.

 

LOVE YOU GUYS AND GALS, MEAN IT. Oh and our friends at Lower Crossing Farms will have their brand spanking new food truck outside!!!
 

Jack Metcalf

www.realgoodartspace.com

GUISE GUISE GUISE // April Last Thursday :) by Jack Metcalf

Hello Missoula Art Lovers -
 

We at Real Good are excited to host a non-First Friday on Thursday April 28th in addition to our regularly scheduled first Friday events that we all know and love.  Here is the skinny:

 

“GUISE”

Nick Kakavas

Real Good

1205 Defoe St #1

April 28th // 8-10 PM 

 

STATEMENT: 

 

Guise is a provocative exploration of Kakavas's perceptions of mass media and its effects on the male psyche. This ceramic centric exhibition critiques masculine sexuality and the technological influences –– pitfalls and tropes of these ideals.

Kakavas repurposes traditional chinaware with visual depictions of modern categories of gay culture –– such as, twinks and bears. Using the imagery of men who are the epitome of these groups, Kakavas navigates where he fits in the infrastructure of these constructed labels.

 

Free and open to the public. With food (cocktail wieners is my guess) and drinks provided.

Jack Metcalf