When: Sat., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.-12 a.m. 2012
It's always refreshing to see artists who are so passionate about delivering their art to the community that they're willing to reach into their own pockets to fund the rental space for an art show. That's the case for A Multi-Disciplinary Art Thing, a one-night-only shindig showcasing the works of 10 artists, designers and illustrators. One is Eric Hurtgen, who specializes in photography. For "Northgate," Hurtgen snapped a window shot of a house at the end of the street where he lives. He was drawn to its handmade, whitewashed qualities that reflect the afternoon sun. For another of his works, "De Brevitate Vitae 1," he set fire to a sketch of a decaying white rose. Hurtgen says that when he got to the point where he wanted to keep the sketch, he knew it was time to destroy it. Luckily, in the show, we have the result: a photograph of part of the burning sketch, with hand-painted typography over top. For more information, visit www.tentwentytwentytwelve.com.
Price: Free admission