Arts Now Hanging, Pre-Pubescent Edition!
posted by June 6 at 14:22 PMon
You can keep your “Art Walks”, and your “First Thursdays” big and small. I’ve walked them all, baby, and so have you: Each of us in search of the answer to that ever-elusive question, who is this “Art”, and why does he walk on Thursday? But as everyone who knows anything knows damn good and well, the grandest of them all is the occasional and terribly exclusive Lafayette Elementary School Thursday Night Art Walk in West Seattle. And I was there.
Mrs. Miller’s First Graders startled and enchanted art lovers and the PTA in general at this season’s event, with a moody and reflective Self Portraits in Water Color and Pencil series, the highlights of which follow:
And the thrill of the exhibition, this raw and brooding piece from 7-and-a-half-year-old Simon Dawson:
And my personal Pick of the Walk, this mythic, stark, and engaging offering in acrylic on canvas from the reclusive and eccentric 7-year-old painter, Bianca:
The exhibit will be hanging for a few more days, and then will begin its indefinite tour of refrigerators everywhere—-but if you try to see it, you’ll be detained by security and considered something of a pervert.
And of course, it’s totally worth it.