Friday, August 28, 2009

My Favorite Things

Jasper Johns, Target, 1974

If you find yourself in or near downtown Seattle this evening and are looking for some culture and what promises to be a fascinating and enlightening half-hour of conversation, be sure to drop by the Seattle Art Museum for Joey Veltkamp's public tour of the museum's current special exhibit, Target Practice (organized by SAM curator Michael Darling and focused on artists who challenged the conventions and traditions of of 20th century painting in myriad ways). From SAM's daypage:
This week SAM offers a tour of Target Practice: Painting Under Attack 1949-78 with painter, curator and writer Joey Veltkamp. Since 2007, Veltkamp's blog Best Of has been essential reading for the Seattle visual art community. His paintings and drawings have been seen in numerous exhibitions around Seattle. Veltkamp's [new] project [is] transforming a group of beloved cupcake stores into a showcase for emerging and established community-minded artists.
The tour is free with museum admission (which is pay-what-you-can), and will meet at the entrance to the exhibition on the Fourth Floor at 6:30. SAM is open until 9 p.m. tonight, and there's lots of other great stuff to see while you're there. More info on Target Practice here (and more on cupcakes and art here).

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