Monday, January 25, 2016

NFI Intern Attending The Writer's Colony

The Nomadic Fungi Institute has been so busy with research, lab work and preparing samples for the upcoming exhibit at North Haven Gardens in March that we haven't had time to let people know that NFI has been out there doing lots of BIG things.

So, we sent our intern to the Writer's Colony in Eureka Springs with a long To Do List. He'll be digging through a backlog of NFI digital files, posting updates on the NFI Blog and writing text for the North Haven Gardens exhibit.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Nomadic Fungi Institute Part Of The Chaos At RO2 Arts

Nomadic Fungus

Hey sometimes you have to toot your own horn .... even if it's a little after the fact.  Last fall, NFI was invited to display a few choice items in the Chaos exhibition at RO2 Art.

Pictured above is a Nomadic Fungi Lab Sample next to a photograph of the car the Nomadic Fungus spores were collected from.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Fungus Dreams and Vinyl Thoughts

Nomadic Fungus

It was serendipity that the Nomadic Fungi Institute Lab had just finished the sterilization treatment on the Nomadic Fungus Zap-Em Pest Control Van when the 6th annual Vinyl Thoughts Exhibition popped up.

Nomadic Fungus

So we contacted Cody and Shelby over at Vinyl Thoughts Nation and asked about putting one of our lab samples in the show. They asked us if NFI worked with vinyl toys? Well kind of ...  vinyl toy cars provide an excellent food source for Nomadic Fungi germination. So yeah, we most definitely fit the bill.

Vinyl Thoughts

This one night pop up show featured a surprisingly big assortment of talented Texas vinyl toy designers. It was a fun high energy evening with frantic buying starting long before the free alcohol hits the veins.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Dallas Public Library Coloring Book Has Nomadic Fungi

Dallas Public Library

Given the exhaustive amount of research the Nomadic Fungi Institute oversees, it's not surprising that our staff spends a lot of time at the library. Our good friend Executive Director of the Friends Of The Dallas Public Library Kate Park recently asked if NFI might consider creating a page for their upcoming first annual adult Dallas Library Coloring Book.  We said "YES"!

Dallas Public LibrarySo, only two questions .... what to draw and who to draw it?  Answer, our long term NFI Intern would unwittingly help us out. This somewhat shy, engaging, and slightly balding fellow when not busy working on tasks involving Nomadic Fungus, spends all his time drawing pictures of whatever is on his desk.

Using our stealth field skills, we simply snatched one of his drawings, scanned it, edited out the coffee stains and sent the cleaned up JPG to Kate. Presto!

Nomadic FungusThe Dallas Library Coloring Book, released on last December 5 features over 20 local library loving artists. And from what we hear it has been selling very well to rave reviews. Our NFI office is happy to have a copy.

To get your coloring book you can order them online HERE. It's only $5.00

*Crayons not included.