EAR 21 Fall, 1974 Ed. Beth Anderson & Charles Shere, Oakland CA copyright 347w

The MARTIAN ART combination art show and concert of October 19 in Oakland, was a huge success. The artists themselves said such varying remarks as: "It's the first time I've been to a party where I like the music."--S. J. Glebow and "I've never been around artists when none of them talked about when they'd get their doctorate or if they'd get tenure."--Armonita Yuen

Patty Sliva showed several sculptures including Martian Pubic Hair and Martian Incarnation, that were a treat to all the Martian artifactologists. So many people brought musicologically sound field recordings of Martian Music that it is difficult to name them all, but some of the ones whose names EAR can spell are: Jan Pusina, Charles Shere, S.J. Glebow, Peg Ahrens, Paul Kalbach, Ron Heglin. Margaret Fisher's Martian Opera was well received in the performance area, the bedroom. Margaret's saxophone playing was only outdone by her dancing. A. J. Gnazzo dropped in after his favorite TV shows had gone off to make sure his amp was still in one piece and that his art was being viewed in optimal situations.

Martian Art, you will remember, is art which seeks to go beyond the boundaries of art produced on Earth which is limited by our planet's social and political conventions. Martian Art accomplishes its goal by working consciously and unconsciously to give the control over the means of production of all the arts to men and women equally. Howard Moscovitz says that he heard that ten years ago a Martian flying saucer crashed in the mid-west and that a high source had just leaked the story. The people inside were small green ones with large brains, but alas, they were dead on arrival. They had left Mars due to the destruction of their culture and come to Earth to help us along in developing MARTIAN ART.

Thanks to everyone who came, especially Marty the Martian and his conspirators, because Martian Art could not be what She is without you. --Beth Anderson