Monday, January 31, 2011

Friday Night Art

Shawn got us tickets for this cool event called Walker After Hours. The Walker is a contemporary/modern art museum in the Loring Park neighborhood of Minneapolis. Before any exhibit opening, they have one of these after hours events. You get food and drinks and can walk around the exhibits with a DJ playing in the background. It was pretty fun! We've been twice before but I thought the idea behind this exhibit was nice. Here is a quote for The Walker's website "Inspired by artist Mike Kelley’s observation that “the mass art of today is the folk art of tomorrow,” The Spectacular of Vernacular embraces the rustic, the folkloric, and the humbly homemade as well as the crass clash of street spectacle and commercial culture."

We had fun walking around the gallery and seeing all of the rustic and homemade art. It was like artists took things that were traditional like sailor's valentines but took them to the next level. Check it out if you're in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Like all contemporary art, I was confused by quite a few things and some were downright absurd. Even if I don't understand your art, at least show me that it took talent to make. A woman in folk dress violently massaging her boobs...that doesn't take talent to do and I don't get it. Oh well.

Plus, it was MN themed so there were lots of funny sweaters, big fur hats and parkas. Great people watching :) Here are some pictures from that night!

walker after hours 001
This was part of the exhibit but they only let you in one at a time. Needless to say, we didn't wait in that line...

walker after hours 002
Ice luge. Oh yeah.

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Shawn getting his drink from the ice luge.

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Hot chocolate bar. This is where I hung out. :)

photo booth pic
Shawn and I courtesy of the photo booth they had set up. We were boring and didn't pose all crazy.

white sweater black skirt

Outfit details:
White sweater - thrifted
Black pleated skirt - thrifted
Green shoes - Rewind Vintage
MN necklace - Etsy (forgot seller, old)
Tights - Forever 21
Plaid clutch - Bitten (Steve and Barry's)

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