Saturday, August 15, 2009
Art Quickie #5 - Hostel Art Collective
Last night I attended the opening reception for the Hostel Art Collective, which is a new youth hostel (which the city really needed) in Belltown (2327 2nd Ave, across from Roq la Rue and Halogen galleries) that features the work of nearly 50 local artists. It was a blast! Each artist got their own room, to pretty much do anything they wanted to. The building was very heavy on street (Weirdo) and pop-surrealistic artists (PGee), but there were a few more traditional painters (Chris Sheridan) and installation artists (Carlos Esparza/Sierra Stinson) thrown in as well.
Brown-baggin' PBR was the order of the evening. The crowd was not unlike the exciting Free Sheep events of recent months, art kids and hipsters clogging all the hallways.
Highlights include rooms by Chris Sheridan, John Osgood, PGee, Jeffrey Taylor, Michelle Anderst, Joe Vollan, and so many others!
I'm not sure if there will be any other public events in the Hostel, but if you get a chance to see the space, do not pass it up!
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