art for the masses
You read the teaser for our upcoming Bad Santa contest. To prime your creative pump, check out this article in the Seattle Weekly.
My social life, aside from researching the naughty articles in alternative weeklies, is volunteering in numerous nonprofits such as CHAC (the Chicano Humanities and Art Council). Here in Denver, once a month we have the First Friday Art Walk, and CHAC confirms its presence on Santa Fe Drive with an exhibition of local artists.
Mostly I pour drinks to soothe the parched paletes of so many guests whose mouths have gone dry in awe of the splendid artwork. My accomplices in aggravating the cirrhosis of our patrons are the industrious Kendra and Brian.
Besides visual and libationary arts, we also have amazing Andean/jazz/hip-hop music too cool for any one category. No wonder hipsters flock to CHAC.
Beyond the walls of CHAC you'll find plenty of quirky creations like this flaming Halloween pig installation...accompanied by lyrical musings on an electronic didgeridoo. Appropriately bizarre.
Saturday was more subdued but no less stimulating. Lighthouse Writers Workshop hosted the book launch party for Gary Schanbacher
and his collection of short stories, Migration Patterns
Gary's prose mesmerized the Lighthouse crowd. (Notice the booze. Writer's block is a symptom of a thirsty liver. Remember that.)