Podcasts, Tattoos & Favorite Things

What do these 3 things have in common?  They are all new art exhibits and art interviews happening now…and I’m happy to be involved with all three of them!  Spring brings out the motivation & creativity in many of us so it’s a great time to create new work or get out & experience what’s going on in the art world.  Social media makes this easier than ever, especially with podcasts !  My friend at the XFactory hooked me up with the awesome guys at Know-Shit Podcasts to do an hour long interview about everything from what it’s like to be a full time artist, to the Gothic & Steampunk scenes, mythology, spirituality & more!   I hope you’ll take some time to check it out, & listen in on future podcasts as well, as they have many interesting guests.  Here’s the link to my interview:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjFT7TLpCF4&feature=share

As for Tattoos, they are an ancient art form that has gone thru many changes and stereotypes but is now more respected than ever as a true art form and is being honored in a new art exhibit at Atelier Rosal in Rahway, NJ!  Amazing works depicting tattooed people and art by artists who’s work has ended up on a walking canvas as well as images addressing this much maligned but now popular art form. Show runs thru June 7, 2018.  74 East Cherry St., Rahway, NJ.  

Micro/Macrocom Tree (c)2010 Lauren Curtis

Digital photo collage using actual x-ray images.

I’m happy to have 2 of my “X-RAYted” digital photo collages in this show and the exhibit will also coincide with a huge biker fest in town Sat. May 12.  Here’s the Facebook invite page for details:   https://www.facebook.com/events/1803649219938141/

This town wide, free event will be the perfect place to see tattoo art at it’s best, both in the gallery and on human canvases!

Finally we come to “a few of our Favorite Things”.  This is the latest theme for the new art exhibit at the South Brunswick Municipal Gallery, which opens Fri. May 18, 6:30pm-8pm. It’s a free event, with refreshments served, that features art from many local NJ artists focused on things we feel a connection to, that bring back memories and tell stories!  I’ll have the photo below, “NOLA VooDoo Window” in this exhibit.  Show runs thru Aug. 5, 2018.
540 Rt. 522/Ridge Rd., Monmouth Jct., NJ www.sbarts.org

So, there are many ways you can get involved with the arts this spring, whether it’s attending a gallery show, a biker tattoo outdoor fest or listening to a podcast from the comfort of home…or all three!  Either way, I hope you enjoy these free and creative events…& stay tuned for more to come this summer!

Nevermore Play Portrays Poe in Gothic Stlye


Hello arts supporters, creators and fans!  I don’t often promote events here other than art exhibitions, but when I heard about this new Off-Broadway play, I knew it’d be something I’d like to see and that many of you readers, especially those interested in the Gothic culture, would be interested in!   So, for all of you Edgar Allan Poe fans, and those fascinated, like I am, by the whole macabre, Victorian literary style, here’s a play for you…and information on how to get tickets as a discounted price!  Maybe I’ll see you at the play….??

“4 Stars!”- The London Telegraph
“A MASTERPIECE!” – Londonist
Dark and dazzling, bizarre and beautiful, Nevermore – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe tells the strange and fascinating story of the iconic American writer. Through stunning stagecraft and haunting music, the visions and dreams audiences see on this New York stage create a unique theatrical experience within the world of Poe’s macabre life and imagination.


– Calgary Herald
SNEAK PEAK INTO THE WORLD OF NEVERMORE: http://nevermoreshow.com/nmnws115
Mon, Fri-Sun: Front Orchestra & Mezz – $66.00 (reg. $95)
Mon, Fri-Sun: Rear Orchestra & Mezz – $49.00 (reg. $75)
Wed & Thurs: All regular price tickets – $39.00 (reg. $95)
ONLINE: TelechargeOffers.com and use code NMLSP115
PHONE: 212.947.8844 and mention code NMLSP115
BOX OFFICE: New World Stages 340 W 50th Street (btwn 8th and 9th Ave.)
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE – Mon 7pm, Wed 8pm, Thur  2:30PM & 8PM, Fri 8PM, Sat 2:30PM & 8PM, Sun 3PM

*Expires 03/29/15. Tickets regularly $75-$95. All prices include $2 Facility Fee. Blackout dates may apply. All sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability and prior sale. Not valid in combination with any other sale or on previously purchased tickets. Normal service charges apply to phone and internet orders. Cast and Schedule subject to change. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Limit 10 tickets per order. Valid on select seat locations only. Logo Design by Kurt Firla. Photography by David Cooper.

DiggityBomb! Cool site I have work on:

Hey everyone,
As most of you know, Facebook has become THE way to network, market, get exposure (for artwork, etc. not THAT kind of exposure…where’s your mind at?? LOL) and I’ve met some great people on this site. One is known as TangenT Noir and he started a FREE on-line shop for indie/alternative artists and musicians called DiggityBomb, and he was kind enough to invite me to start my own shop featuring my gothic photography. Soon, I hope to add some of my T-shirts & greeting cards as well. Thanks to TangenT Noir, I now have a new online store for some of my gothic photography! Here’s the link:

Please check it out and see all the unique, talented people on the site and fan DiggityBomb on Facebook!
Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in my shop…

This one’s for the goths out there!

Greetings, Children of the Night…it’s been a while in the works but now the event is all set…

The group, The Court of Lazarus, invited me to exhibit my gothic artwork at their upcoming monthly vampiric gathering at The Slipper Room in NYC! It’s their 8th Anniversary Event! Join us for original goth bands NIGHT GALLERY & HATE in the BOX, Tarot readings, DJs, art of a darker nature & more!!
Sunday, Feb. 21, 8pm until The Midnight Witching Hour!
The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St., NYC, NY
only $5, 21+
(see attached flyer for details)

Hope to see you at The Slipper Room in your gothic finest!
New Art & Updates on http://www.laurencurtisart.mosaicglobe.com

NYC Gothic Art & Music Event, Feb. 2010

NYC Gothic Art & Music Event, Feb. 2010

Tim Burton Retrospective

Since this is an art blog, I don’t want it to be just about my own artwork but artists that influence me, creative friends and inspirational finds. So, I’m wondering if anyone has seen the Tim Burton Retrospective at the MOMA in NYC? I LOVE Burton’s work, from his early books and short films to the well-known classics (especially Nightmare Before Christmas!) I’m looking forward to seeing how these works developed, particularly the puppetry and early sketches.

Like another of my all-time favorite artists/writers, Eduard Gorey (who I had the pleasure of speaking to on the phone not too long before he died), I’m greatly influenced by the gothic, darkly humorous style of these artists and I definitely want to visit the MOMA to view the Burton show. I’m wondering if anyone else reading this has seen it yet and what you think of it…so drop me a line if you have thoughts on this! Thanks!