Last night, Gretchen Bennett presented an artist salon inspired by Marc Camille Chaimowicz' installation Celebration? Realife. Instead of tea, we drank Pabst and sparkling water. Around 20 of us gathered around a table to draw disco balls for a scatter installation. Gretchen set up lights with colored gels and had competing (harmonious?) iPods playing random music.
Riffing on an earlier salon, Gretchen started a painting that the group added to. In between painting and disco-ball making, we served Gretchen's homemade chocolate cake. Lots of social interaction was had and Gretchen did a great job setting the stage for a fun evening.
Only two more artist salons left! I'm so bummed - these have been some of my favorite parts of the residency. Next up - Kimberly Trowbridge on Wednesday, March 3rd, 6pm. Katy Stone is the final salon on Monday, March 8th, 6pm.
Full flickr set here.