Articles by Jacquelyn Gleisner

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Hustling with Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | Hustling with Jennifer Catron and Paul Outlaw

“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.” -Aristotle “Most artists work all the time, they do actually, especially good artists, they work all the time, what else is there …

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | End-troducing

Praxis Makes Perfect

Praxis Makes Perfect | End-troducing

“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.” – T. S. Eliot “We …

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Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | “Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds”

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | “Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds”

In the Deer Forest “Hi, my name is Peter. Do you want to find out why?” With these words, I became acquainted with Katja Tukiainen. In the back room at …

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Open Enrollment | In Poor Taste,* Lunch with Jani Leinonen

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment | In Poor Taste,* Lunch with Jani Leinonen

I was waiting in line to buy a movie ticket when I heard the news: Jani Leinonen had been incarcerated. Conversations with my Finnish friends in the previous weeks had …

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Open Enrollment: An Ordinary Day

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: An Ordinary Day

At 7:30 am, the alarm clock on my Nokia cell phone rouses me from sleep. In preparation of the minus double-digit weather, I layer like a Renaissance oil painting —two …

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Open Enrollment: An Afternoon with Miina Äkkijyrkkä

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment: An Afternoon with Miina Äkkijyrkkä

As if I am perched above on a watchtower, I am peering out the window of Café Java in the Lasipalatsi plaza with my friend and Finnish translator, Marjukka. The …

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Open Enrollment: Artists Are Like Rats

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Open Enrollment: Artists Are Like Rats

“We live in an age where the artist is forgotten. He is a researcher. I see myself that way.” — David Hockney Sometime in the afternoon on the second day …