Big Step Forward with My Art This Fall – Come to My Exhibitions!

Table Of Contents
1. My Big Step Forward
2. September Classes/Events (MD, Phoenix, SF, Santa Cruz, Tokyo)
3. ForteFemme SF & NYC October. Registration open now!
4. October Classes/Events (SF, Edmonton, NYC)
5. My Online Hangouts

1. Big Step Forward with My Art This Fall – Come to My Exhibitions!

It’s a little bit scary and a whole lot exciting for me.
I feel like I’m taking a big huge leap forward with my art and showing of my art. This fall brings events that have my heart racing with excitement.
I hope you’ll be there at these events to share my art, passion and excitement!

Now for a bit of a candid confession….

I’ve been steadily creating art for many, many years now. But I’ve often felt frustrated with my work being ghettoized and dismissed, or forced into categories I did not consent to. Still I create. Maybe I’m a fool. True, my venues, my ‘studio’, my laboratories have been non-conventional and out of the refined art milieu. But doesn’t art and expression belong everywhere? The reality is that art is dismissed or discounted if it’s not curated into digestible and socially acceptable context – this is especially true for works that make people uncomfortable. My work isn’t made to match the sofa. (Although I’ve made sofa art that’s meant to match the art. http://youtu.be/iZWZAN8AYBM )

Still I create. Sometimes this very frustration drives me forward to continue with this madness called art.

I have a notebook full of sketches, scripts and ideas. A bit at a time, they are coming to life. Will I have enough time and resource to birth all of them and the others that I keep conceiving? It’s my hope to have you to witness the births and growth of my creations. Some of these creations want to play with you. Sometimes they have strange ideas of entails play, but you just might enjoy them.

This fall I have three big art steps I’m taking.

  1. September 15th in San Francisco, my Yamamba character will set foot in the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and perform a new piece. Will I defile this hallowed hall of contemporary art? Femina Potens Gallery is guest curator of the Askew Film & Performance Festival. http://www.ybca.org/femina-potens-askew-film-and-performance-festivalI’m in the midst of creating accompanying video, collaborating with Eliza Barrios http://elizabarrios.com, Michele Serchuk http://serchukphoto.com, and LissaIvy Tiegel
  2. September 29th in Tokyo, my Yamamba appears again, to create beauty and mark time and memory using bodies and flowers at Sadistic Circus… Which will then create source material for….
  3. My first participation in San Francisco Open Studios on October 18 – 21st. There, for the first time, the scrolls created form moments of madness and beauty will be publicly displayed. I’m also planning to create body prints on the spot for a special event on the 18th. http://www.artspan.org/artist/midori

Yamamba

Please come and share my passion and witness a step in my journey.

With love and lunacy,

Midori

A teaser video of the 9/15 event from Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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2. SEPTEMBER CLASSES / EVENTS: (MD, Phoenix, SF, Tokyo)

RURAL MARYLAND

• 8/31 – 9/3 FetFest – several classes and salons. Use my code “FemDom” for a discount on your registration!

PHOENIX, AZ Sponsored by Fascinations.

• Thr, 9/6 "Fifty Shades Revealed" at Fascinations
8367 W. McDowell Road Tolleson, AZ 85353
• Fri, 9/7 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Fascinations, 14747 N. Northsight Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260
• Sat, 9/8 "Best Kink Advice Nobody Told You" hosted by AZ: TNG
• Sat, 9/8 "How to Eat a Peach: Exquisitely Pleasuring Her" at Fascinations
838 W. Elliot Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284
• Sat, 9/8 "Pink Japan Dinner with Midori" hosted by AZ: TNG
• Sun, 9/9. "Kinesthetic Rope: Dynamic Passionate Movements" hosted by APEX

SAN FRANCISCO

• Sat 9/15 Performing from “Yamamba” body of work at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Askew Film & Performance Festival, curated by Femina Potens gallery
• Wed 9/19 Live on line “Sex with Others” interview w Jayme Waxman and Lidia-Anain 7pm Pacific, 10pm Eastern www.sexwithothers.com
• Fri 9/21 Performing at “Under My Big Top - Sexy Circus” Created by “San Francisco’s Sluttiest Blogger”

SANTA CRUZ

• Tue 9/18 How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her at Pure Pleasure boutique http://www.purepleasureshop.com/peach-pleasuring-p-551.html

TOKYO, JAPAN

• Fri 9/28 “Bedroom Body Moves” for women at Love Piece Club
• ~ Sat 9/29 Performance at “Sadistic Circus” produced by Vanilla Gallery

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3. FORTEFEMME SF & NYC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive

www.ForteFemme.com

  • SF ForteFemme. Oct 12-14 at the SFO Hyatt Regency
  • NYC ForteFemme. Oct 26-28 at an elegant 3000 sq ft private loft in Chelsea

    Cost: Early Registration $700 (through Sep 11)
    Standard Registration $750

    To all the wonderful women out there! Be the best dominant you can be!
    Find your authentic power, erotic fulfillment, confidence and skills in this unique and transformative intensive. This program is limited to 9 women.

    Experience 3 days of personalized education, psychology, support, technique and more, all in an elegant private setting. Includes a field trip of kinky shopping and dinner in NYC. Original material textbook. Meals and refreshments

    For registration and more information on the weekend go to:
    www.fortefemme.com

    Registration & Info: http://www.ForteFemme.com

    Sponsored by: The Stockroom, The Pleasure Chest, Purple Passion,

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    4. OCTOBER CLASSES / EVENTS (SF, Edmonton, NYC)

    SAN FRANCISCO

    • Thr 10/11 Speaking at LitQuake Literary Festival. Sex on the Beach: Bawdy Storytelling at the Park Chalet
    • 10/12 – 10/14 ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive www.ForteFemme.com
    • Tue 10/16 “JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man” at Pink Bunny
    • Thr 10/18 Special Sneak Preview & Performance. Open Studios event at Still Motion Studio glass arts. 7pm. 1258 Fitzgerald #109, San Francisco CA 94124 http://www.artspan.org/artist/midori
    • 10/19-10/21 Open Studios exhibition at Still Motion Studio glass arts. 7pm. 1258 Fitzgerald #109, San Francisco CA 94124

    EDMONTON, CANADA

    • 10/19-10/21 “Alberta Ropegasm” event. Several classes. Yellowhead Inn

    NEW YORK CITY

    • Wed 10/24 Evening Class. Topic to be announced
    • Thr 10/25 “Bawdy Luxe” San Francisco's infamousBawdy Storytelling comes to NYC! Midori co-producing this special evening of real people & rock stars sharing their bona fide sexual exploits in 10 minutes or less. More details soon!
    • 10/26-10/28 ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive NYC www.fortefemme.com
    • Mon 10/29 Evening Class. Topic to be announced
    • Tue 10/30 afternoon Tuesday Afternoon Delight – A Special Salon. More info soon
    • Tue 10/30 Evening Class. Topic to be announced
    • Thr 11/1 “Art of Feminine Dominance” at Purple Passion.

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    5. MY ONLINE HANGOUTS

    Social Networking Slums & places to procrastinate


    Instagram PlanetMidori
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    Facebook Midori | 

    Google +: Midori Midori
    FetLife: Midori_SF (Drop by “Midori’s Lounge” group there!)
    Personal Blog
    Kink Q&A
    Sexuality Q&A Midori's Yahoo group

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