Saturday, October 11, 2008

Learning is fun!

Mr. H will be going to beautiful Banff, Canada for the Banff International Curatorial Institute Symposium: Trade Secrets this November! I am so happy and I can't wait to hear about all of the things he learns there! (Maybe he can do a guest post or two for me)

Here is sneak preview from the Banff Centre Website:

The contemporary art world is undergoing a dramatic change. Against this backdrop, the latest in the ongoing series of the Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI) conferences, Trade Secrets will re-focus the collective discussion about the curatorial profession by exploring specific issues regarding: the education of curators; the challenges facing collection-based curators; trends in curatorial research; and the writing of curatorial histories. It is commonly understood that the art market is leading the field and in turn legitimating what is significant with respect to the new, rather than the critics and curators who traditionally held sway. Paradoxically, while this power dynamic is widely acknowledged, there is a huge growth in the number of graduate curatorial programs {THAT'S ME} and the contemporary art community has come to put an increased emphasis on exhibitions, and curators.

At this significant juncture, Trade Secrets: Education/Collection/History will critically examine the state of curatorial practice today. By bringing influential museum professionals, independent curators, educators, critics, students, and visual artists into dialogue, Trade Secrets will illuminate and identify strategies for the future.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Mr H Turns 26 on Saturday!

I'm looking forward to spending a little time with him

I Love Portland based artist Betsy Walton

We can experience the sublime in the same room where we fold the laundry, and perhaps at the same time.-Betsy Walton

I am pretty crazy bout Walton's strange pink and teal world. It seems all at once lyrical, dreamy, a little bit dangerous, and achingly hip. I check her Etsy shop often to see what's new.
Image above From the artist's Blog


Lets Meet in the Forest

Angular Cloud

Paper House

Make it Rain

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I took this picture last Christmas. Mr. H's dad told me to be careful and not get the plane stuck in the tree and I said I wouldn't and then it went right up in the tree like I was trying or something.


Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween is coming

I wanna be a bat this year!
Mr. H says he will help me make this costume. You can read about it here

Possible costume for Mr. H?

Or we can do one together?

pictures from here