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Well, we’ve got Gallery Night coming up again on May 7th (5-9pm). Normally I don’t do anything for it that requires effort but this time I’m going to make an exception. I’ve been really inspired recently by a bunch of interesting individuals I’ve found through the Etsy/Regretsy nexus. Many of them appear in April Winchell’s soon to be released book Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF. I have a bead in the book ,too. You should buy it (the book, that is). It’s cheap as hell and it’s going to be really funny.
Anyway, back to this show thing – because it is very small, a section of wall and some display area, it is indeed a side-show. The opening will be May 7 and it will be up for a month. At the opening we’ll have the book for sale and Robin Crider (Hi Bird) will be there selling her magnificent embroidered toilet paper and embroidered maxi-pad bookmarks. We have attendance of around 100 people on Gallery Night but ultimately, I think this show is going to be more for my own amusement than anything, but you never know. Everyone who is sending something in is doing me a solid, personally. With the exception on the octopus project, which was also Regretsy-inspired, it’s been a while since I found work this entertaining.
So far, on board is Denny Pinkham, creator of the “Say What?” Guy. He’s painting up something special for the show. Dark Vomit, creator of the most shit-stirring Christmas card I’ve ever seen, is sending in two pieces. Frankenkitty has never been featured on Regretsy but I found her through an ad on the site and I love her work . I bought one of her prints and borrowed another.Cappysue, the gal who created the above painting of a big vagina stepping on a bug, is sending in an odd sampler and an ever odder tote bag. We’ve got some jewelry from Sofa City, multiple Obama eggs from Eggenius, 3 donkeys from Pomegranite80, squirrel paw earrings from Custom Creature and finally, my Frog on a Ham Bead. The very one that was sitting in my Etsy store on and off for a year and a half. Thank goodness no one bought it.
In addition to the various and sundry arts, there will be live music, free beer and snacks, a pretty iguana to admire and bead-making demonstrations from 7-9pm. If everything works out this time I may do this again in October. I really regret not thinking of a Regretsy show early enough to have it included in the Gallery Night flyer and on the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art website. We’ll get ’em next time. Then we’ll really look legit.
It’s best that you come to one of these pretty soon because it’s only a matter of time before something stupid happens and the whole free beer thing becomes an issue. I give it a year.
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