Interview with Mitchel Gomez, Executive Director of Dancesafe, on the opioid crisis, the drug war, de-stigmatizing drug use and Dancesafe’s latest projects.
For our book Women of Visionary Art, which was recently published by Inner Traditions, we interviewed 18 brilliant and extraordinarily talented female painters about how visionary experiences inspired and influenced their artwork. Here’s a sampling of selected quotes, and beautiful artwork, from the contributors to the book.
Feminist multimedia artist, singer, and writer Jean Smith – best known as the singer in the iconic underground rock band Mecca Normal – quit her part time job to sell her paintings online. As she shares her latest paintings on Facebook, she allows her fans to follow the rapid evolution of her work. This is the second in a series of interviews with artists working through Facebook to reach audiences.
What the current pipeline dispute in North Dakota is really all about is how we, as the human family, wish to live in the twenty-first century. Two very different philosophies and lifeways are at issue, one deeply connected to spirit and the sacred beauty of Mother Earth, the other utterly disconnected, regarding the material realm as nothing more than an economic resource.
The Russ Liquid Test is the brainchild of Andrew Block on guitar, A.J. Hall & Alvin Ford Jr. on drums, and Russell Scott (Russ Liquid) on trumpet, keys, and a variety of technological extremities. Keyframe caught up with the guys to discuss their history, creative process, latest EP 1984, and future plans.
Almost all native cultures have integrated psychedelic healing into their way of life. However, since the War on Drugs began in 1971 in response to the counter-culture movement of the 1960s, Western civilisation has turned its back on the idea that psychedelics could have any medical benefit.