HEART OF IMAGINATION i hear african birds in the sweet afternoon excess….they remind me of many things, most of them way too ludicrous to discuss here….one that i’ll talk about happened to me when i was with tom peters. we were in north dakota, driving east, from montana to minnesota. the only way to get there is through north dakota. north dakota was one of my least memorable experiences. the only reason i bring it up now to comment on its utter lack of things to say about it. i think brenda lee is from there. brenda lee. — Jon Sarkin jonsarkin.com
Salem State University has just honored Jon with a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Arts. The 2017 awards ceremony will take place on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6pm in […]
The Penn Gazette, the alumni mag of the University of Pennsylvania, recently featured Jon and his work in a story. “This is just another thing that drives the Boy, did […]
This show runs through Dec. 4, 2016 Show at the Law and Water Gallery, 18A Pleasant Street in Gloucester, MA. www.lawandwater.com
Sarkin On Loom Embedded in this link is a video of the John Sarkin fish city rugs. Enjoy Jon Sarkin’s Work Featured on Landry & Arcari Rugs. The first […]
Jon Sarkin Exhibit “The Unchained Brain” at Open Door Gallery. Reception May 5, 2016 4-7pm Posted Wednesday April 27 2016 at 07:14 am. Used tags: art, boston, gallery, vsa Photo by Jared Charney Jon […]
Jon Sarkin featured in Gloucester Daily Times Article Embracing the unexpected Cape Ann artist Jon Sarkin created this mural for Mullen Advertising in Boston. Sarkin is holding an art show […]
OUTPOST 186 is a new arts, media and performance space at 186 1/2 Hampshire Street in Inman Square, Cambridge. Outpost 186 hosts several ongoing series of experimental & improvised music […]
Gloucester Arts Now
Photos by Jared Charney
To view the full website click here Jon Sarkin That flying fish didn’t as much speak to me; that wicked metallic tuna up and gaffed my psyche. I’d never been to Gloucester. […]
Sarkin’s Unbounded Mural opens in Mullen’s “what if” Ad Campaign
In the flow BY MARTINE MALENGRET-BARDOSH / 14 APR 2014 / NO COMMENTS Ever since it arrived on the scene as part of the California Design exhibition, I have been thinking about that happy-yellow beautifully streamlined surfboard […]
Aloe Be Thy Name – Opening at Law and Water Gallery
Word Up: Language in Works from the deCordova Collection On View May 16, 2014 – Oct 13, 2014 This selection of works from the Permanent Collection celebrates the written […]
Cape Ann TV’s Portrait Series Features Jon Sarkin
Check out the original article on Psychology Today Can creative ability suddenly develop following brain damage? Published on April 29, 2013 by Romeo Vitelli, Ph.D. in Media Spotlight Creativity and the Healing Brain […]
August 17th at Law and Water Gallery with Jon Sarkin and others.
When Brain Damage Unlocks The Genius Within Brain damage has unleashed extraordinary talents in a small group of otherwise ordinary individuals. Will science find a way for everyone to tap […]
FLAT ROCKS GALLERY PRESENTS: DRIVEN: For some people art is not a choice. Paul Cary Goldberg, photography. Ken Riad, assemblages. Jon Sarkin, mixed media. Please join us for […]
Jon Sarkin works on a painting while David Patterson plays guitar during a Sept. 23 performance at the Spaulding R. Aldrich Gallery at Alternatives’ Whitin Mill. view the full article […]
“Mackerel” (2011): Mixed Media on Canvas, 70″ X 210″
[haiku url=”http://jsarkin.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/sarkin_bbc_1-2-2.mp3″ title=”BBC Outlook Interview (audio)”] Today on the programme we meet the chiropractor from the US who suffered a stroke and woke up a completely different character. He’s now […]
Bill Moyers and Jon Sarkin at the book release party for Amy Ellis Nutt’s “Shadows Bright As Glass” in NYC
Sarkin painted a piece live onstage at the MET while Guster plays “Jesus On the Radio” from Guster’s new album featuring cover art by Sarkin–Easy Wonderful. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg2oLzQOADU
Discovery Science Channel Documentary Special about Jon Sarkin. Produced for Science Channel by Screaming Flea Productions, Inc. Aired 12/15/2010. [vimeo]http://vimeo.com/18660813[/vimeo]
Guster’s Do You Love Me music video from their album Easy Wonderful is designed exclusively around the artwork of Jon Sarkin, and even features Sarkin himself. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k-VAlIPzKg Check out Guster’s […]
Free Press, On sale: April 5, 2011 (pre-order on amazon.com) Amy Ellis Nutt Shadows Bright as Glass An Accidental Artist and the Search for the Soul From a Pulitzer Prize […]
httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQw7Og7FjVw& “Unbound,” inspired by Mullen Advertising’s new tag-line. Sarkin’s 20-ft mural is on permanent display at 40 Broad Street in Boston.
Jon was just featured in the January/February 2017 issue of Art New England Magazine. Image of the article is below, or go to http://artnewengland.com/ and buy a copy yourself.
One of Jon’s “Fish City Rug Collection” rugs just made it’s way to a home in Vero Beach, Florida. Looks warm!
From Landry & Arcari – “Fine artist Jon Sarkin stopped by today to inspect the newest Fish City Rug Collection delivery with Jeff Arcari. Designed by Jon and Jeff, this […]
Jon Sarkin will be performing his unique blend of poetry, performance art, and scientific mumbo jumbo on 12/9 upstairs at Short & Main. Doors (and bar) open at 5:30pm, Jon starts […]
Show at the Concord Art Assoc., 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA. Opening Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, and running til Dec. 20. www.concordart.org
Check out Jon Sarkin’s work at Law and Water Gallery.
Watch the Interview with Amy Ellis Nutt- “Shadows Bright as Glass”
Check out full article at Art Finder. Outsider Art, or Art Brut as it was called by Jean Dubuffet who coined the term in the 1940s, was primarily used […]
Y’know what I think? Man, you DON’T wanna know….I got a head fulla ideas that, if I told ya, well, they’d bust yer brain. And you don’t want that to happen. This friend of mine, Fat Louie, busted his brain one time on account of having too much – way, WAY too much – information about a situation that he was – or wasn’t – depending upon your perspective, which I’ve heard – and – don’t get me wrong, friend – this is just hearsay – kind of HEARD IT THROUGHT THE GRAPEVINE stuff, y’know? Anyway, back to Fat Louie. We all got a friend like Fat Louie. Well, not EXACTLY like Louie, but somebody who is our friend but can’t be trusted completely, no, not really. He’s always late or owes you money that he’s always promising you he’s gonna pay back, but that day never seems to roll around. He’s always hanging out in the coffee shop I go to, doing nothing, really, just sitting on his fat ass and doing nothing, making small talk with no meaning or purpose, just a run-on sentence in pants. I always sorta wanna read him the riot act – tell him TO GET IT TOGETHER, thinking that being harsh with the dude’d somehow set him straight, but on second thought, knowing that no matter how severe I get with him, it’s not gonna really matter, that it’d be like hitting a dead dog with a stick. I feel sorry for Fat Louie. I really do. Never made anything of himself. Just sits around in his track suit and says to anybody who’ll listen HOW YA DOIN? All day long. That’s his gig! And when the place closes, hell if I know what he does. At least when he was a kid, he could hang out with his friends, who’re all probably losers like him. In fact I KNOW they are. They hang out at the coffee shop too. Shorts in the summer, wool hat in the winter. Like I’m any different. Like I’m any better. I put my pants on one leg at a time. I wonder who invented this saying? It’s thoughts like this that make me feel like I have too many ideas. I honor this feeling. I wonder what it’s like NOT to honor your feelings. Are there people that do this? Imagine your self-esteem being so low that you can’t muster the energy to even honor your feelings. Your energy level must be pretty low. In fact, maybe you have NO energy. But if you had no energy, how could you be alive? You’d be a zombie, like those guys in THE NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD. Fat Louie is pretty close to these guys, energy-wise. I hate to admit this, on account of him being my friend. Like I said, I feel sorry for him, Hell, I feel bad about a lotta stuff besides Louie. Don’t get me started.