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Halloween Countdown: Haunted Overload

Posted in decoration, exhibits, halloween with tags , , on October 20, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I just got engrossed in Haunted Overload for too long. It is an attraction filled with beautifully wicked things to look at, and their use of ambient lighting perfectly compliments the props and scenery.

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From the Haunted Overload mission statement:
Haunted Overload is simply one of the most creative and unique haunted attractions in New England. Now located on the DeMeritt Hill Farm on Route 155 in Lee NH. The show has twice been voted one of the top 13 haunted attractions in the country.
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Focusing on quality, we are committed to giving the customer the ultimate Halloween experience at an affordable price. Nowhere else can you see huge monsters looming over the crowd, some as tall as 34 feet. The authentic farm location provides the perfect backdrop for the hundreds of lighted pumpkins and movie quality sets.
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The haunt is changed and expanded each year to give the patron something new and exciting to experience.
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Has anyone visited?

Haunted Overload

Halloween Countdown: The Doll Asylum

Posted in dolls, exhibits, halloween, macabre, toys with tags , , , , on October 5, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Here we have a great reader submission: The Doll Asylum.

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From the staff:
Welcome to the Doll Asylum. We are a place for the old, the decrepit, the forgotten…the insane. We try to ‘fix’ those we can, and provide a place of refuge for those we can’t.
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´╗┐Founded in 1867 by German Dr. Hermann Reinhardt, the Doll Asylum’s purpose was to receive dolls who were abandoned, neglected, or most importantly, showing signs of psychotic or murderous behavior.

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´╗┐Doll Maker by hobby, Dr. Reinhardt thought he could bridge the gap between the inanimate and animate and stomp out the dark thoughts that lay beneath.

While no true success was to be had in his day, Dr. Reinhardt did establish a home for those unwanted creatures and in doing so, has protected society at large.

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We continue that tradition and throw open our doors to the public 4 days a year to show what his good work has wrought. We cannot guarantee your safety or mind or spirit, but we will have cookies.

Has anyone in Portland gone here?

The Doll Asylum

Suggestivism Chronology

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on August 17, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I’m not sure how many of you (amazing readers) are in LA. Did anyone get to the Suggestivism Chronology opening at Copro Gallery?

A few previews…
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The artist roster is incredible! I’m going to try to get there while this show is up (and I’ll post some favorite pieces if I do).
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Natalie Shau: Forgotten Heroines

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on June 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

One of my all times favorites, Natalie Shau, has a show up at Last Rites Gallery (up until July 5th…I wish I could see this in person).

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(The above may be one of my all time favorite Shau images)

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See the whole show here.
Previous posts on Natalie Shau here and here.

Naoto Hattori: Nothing But Perception

Posted in art, exhibits with tags , on April 13, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Naoto Hattori has a new show at the Dorothy Circus Gallery.

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As I struggle to think of fitting descriptions for his work, the word “cyborganic” comes to mind. It’s not a real word. I made it up. But I’m sticking with it.
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Naoto Hattori
See all the pieces in the show here.
Previous post on Hattori here.

Modern Eden Gallery: The Grotesque

Posted in art, exhibits, macabre with tags , , on March 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Though not quite for the faint of heart, the group show going on at Modern Eden Gallery right now is definitely worth checking out for those who can attend.

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Your can tour the online gallery of multimedia projects…so hideous…so hard to look away.
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A favorite of mine: the string bat.
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Has anyone gone?

Modern Eden Gallery: The Grotesque

Copro Nason: Conjoined IV

Posted in art, exhibits, sculpture with tags , , on January 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I WISH I could attend this opening tonight.

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CONJOINED 4: A New Begining curated by Chet Zar, Starts all over for the next chapter in the Conjoined Chronicle.The New Begining features some of the most outrageous and majestic work yet! Classic sculptures, Lifelike & Life sized models, Surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, Art Toys and other conjoined work will all be featured.

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The roster of participating artists is impressive.

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Conjoined IV

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