This Wednesday night, The Living Room (a bar and now gallery in the space formerly occupied by the Anne Bonny) presents its inaugural exhibition, curated by Amanda Manitach and Monika Proffitt.
Inspired by Twin Peaks, Montana-born Seattle-based artist Joey Veltkamp constructed 30 paper maché owls (and one gigantic dear trophy) for the show, and invited friends Jeffry Mitchell, Matthew Offenbacher, and Gretchen Bennett to contribute their own guest owls. The northwest has a complicated relationship with these secretive little birds, to say the very least, so it's a natural motif for exploration, and I'm looking forward to seeing these ones en masse by some of my favorite local art superstars.
IT IS HAPPENING AGAIN opens this Wednesday, July 14th, with a party from 6–9 PM, and will remain up through August 31 at The Living Room (Olive between Bellevue and Melrose).
See more of Joey Veltkamp's work at his blog and website.