Friday, February 4, 2011

Artsy Saturday

Jim Demetre

Lots of art to see/hear/learn about this Saturday. Like plants? Then come join Hedreen Gallery as they take FACE TIME to the arboretum. It's time for writer/horticulturalist/You Tube curator Jim Demetre's beloved Witt Garden Tours. Tours start at 11am (both Sat/Sun) at the Visitor Center Parking Lot in the arboretum. Rain or shine, free, more info
"As always, his objective will be to use plant life as a means of lowering the sensory threshold with the hope that the condition might persist in the observer." via
Accretion, attrition, 2011 by Margie Livingston & Thom Heileson
Inkjet and acrylic

At 2pm, SOIL will be having a discussion about their current shows, Bloom & Collapse and Don't Blink. As a participating artist, I have to say that even more interesting than the final art works were the collaborative approaches that the artist pairs employed to merge their respective styles. Amanda and Susanna put together a really great supplemental piece where the artists have a conversation around their work.

birthofdisgust, 2010 by Larry Calkins
shellac, ink, acrylic on paper, 15 x 22 inches

After SOIL, roll down the hill to G. Gibson Gallery because at 3pm, Larry Calkins and Gala Bent will be doing an artist talk.

Updated 2:26 PM

Little Treats

I didn't forget about NEPO, I was going to actually save it for its own post tomorrow but just to make things easy I'll include it here.

NEPO is launching a new monthly series tomorrow. Instead of the furniture-moving/co-opting children's bedrooms/let's install a teeter-totter shows we're grown accustomed to, NEPO's new series is called Little Treats. True to its name, these shows will much smaller and more intimate. Jason Hirata is curating the first show, The Pajama Game, which will include work by Gretchen Bennett, Sol Hashemi, Matthew Offenbacher, Daphne Stergides and Ian Toms. The exhibit is from 6-8 but stick around for Totoro afterwards. I've been singing the theme all day.

And don't forget that Saturday is the last day to see Mandy Greer's amazing installation at Roq La Rue.

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