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Photo courtesy of Janice Bond. 

"To quote Lorraine Hansberry- 'Never be afraid to sit around and think.' In that download, there is the rebound. Allowing those answers to come to you."- Janice Bond

Life informs art and visa versa, but sometimes, life puts art in peril. When we read stories about artists, entertainers and athletes not only having triumph over challenges but using crisis to fuel their craft, the stories are usually told in hindsight. For the first ever Highwater Mag interview, I had the great fortune to talk with Janice Bond, a widely-sought visual artist, curator, entrepreneur and serial inspirer. On the eve of her first solo exhibition, Janice and I met at Women Made Gallery in Chicago to talk about how personal challenges, including a car accident and the deaths of a friend and her grandfather, all in the same month, have informed the work she is presenting tonight. 

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Janice's two shows, 
"Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body" + "Beyond the Binary," opening tonight at Women Made Gallery in Chicago, IL and run though February 25th.
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Rebound and Take Flight, 

Chakka AKA Major Jawn 
Highwater Weekly Picks 

  • Hopefully by now you've bought/streamed/ torrented the newly-released Malibu by Anderson.Paak. His advice on finding creative soulmates is a great guide for any creative who is looking for collaborators. 
  • Writers: Wanna get away? The January 31 deadline for Artsmith's weekend immersion on the Orcas in the San Juan Islands (by Washington State/British Columbia) is coming up quickly. 
  • Honestly, all I've been listening to this week is Anderson.Paak. I took a break from Malibu to check out his track with producer and soulmate Knxwledge. NxWorries (Soundcloud). Sidenote: Saying "bitch" and "nigga" in songs is just a part of R&B now, I guess. In other words, this track has some language. 
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  • I'm still on my crusade to help you be a better artist and steal (not copy, mind you. Make it your own). One of my favorite series, Kirby Ferguson's Everything is a Remix is now online as a single film! Watch it here
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