Thursday, March 24, 2011

Criticism - is Seattle ready?


Waldorf and Statler, Muppet critics

When they say, "Everyone's a critic", it's true. We all have the ability to study/evaluate/interpret a piece of art. We know what we like and what we don't like. We have two upcoming talks in Seattle that will touch on this.

Today (March 24, 2011) from 12:30 - 2pm, I'll be presenting at Gage about my experiences as an artist/blogger/arts enthusiast and how easy it is to join the conversation here in Seattle.
Artist and blogger Joey Veltkamp guides you through his experiences as both an artist and a writer, helping you learn how artists can participate in the conversation of art criticism with the popularization of artist blogs and new media such as Facebook and Twitter.

Gage Academy, 1501 10th Ave. E, Seattle
Geo Studio, Room 304, Third Floor
And then next Tuesday, Cornish will be hosting a discussion on critiques with Cable Griffith, Jim Demetre and Jen Graves.
Critique the Critique
Tuesday, March 29
Cornish Main Gallery
Main Cornish Campus, First Floor
12 - 1 PM

Please join us for a casual lunchtime discussion about the “Critique.” Love it or loathe it, it is a common practice shared by students, teachers, artists, and critics. The “crit” is used differently by many, with a variety of applications and objectives. This conversation is aimed at putting the entire practice “on the wall” and examining the best and worst parts of the critique in an effort to become better at both giving and receiving criticism. Seattle art critics Jen Graves (The Stranger) and Jim Demetre (Artdish) will join Cornish Exhibitions Curator Cable Griffith to lead the discussion. Please bring your lunch and appetite for debate!

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