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Friday, October 17, 2008

Musical Chairs

posted by on October 17 at 14:00 PM

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At 4Culture, Gallery4Culture manager and King County’s collections curator Greg Bell is leaving, to be succeeded in November by Esther Luttikhuizen. Bell’s going to work for a private collection, and I’ll miss him. He’s a stabilizing presence wherever he is, and his dry wit will trip you up if you don’t watch it.

Luttik-what, you say? It’s pronounced LOO-tick-high-zen: not so hard. And as unfamiliar as her name may sound, Esther Luttikhuizen is a very familiar figure: She presided over the glorious Esther Claypool Gallery from 1998 until it closed in 2003. Esther Claypool gave young, energetic artists a chance and almost all of them went on to greater things. Luttikhuizen’s got a great eye, and she’s been missing from Seattle’s public sphere these past years. I’m excited about her comeback tour.

Over on the Eastside, Bellevue Arts Museum has decided to wean itself away from the man who came in to save it four years ago: Michael Monroe, whose official resume began in 1974, when he joined the Renwick Gallery (for American craft) as an associate curator.

Monroe’s not leaving just yet. But he’s paving his own drive out. BAM has hired an interim executive director, Mark Crawford (an executive with nonprofit and for-profit experience), and a search for a permanent ED will be launched in 2009. This allows Monroe to step back slowly. For now he’ll continue to oversee curatorial affairs and to organize exhibitions alongside BAM curator Stefano Catalani.

And now please enjoy this recent interview with Les Claypool (seen above), who has himself shifted roles, as he has taken to making movies.

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Thanks SOOOOOOOOO much for this very relevant, interesting information.

Posted by 5464565464 | October 17, 2008 2:12 PM
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And thanks to you also 5464565464, for the equally transparent set of large Zero's.

Would you appreciate that with or with out a comma?

That can change the "look" of the feeling you may see expressed, and speaking of expression, Dear Jen, I thought the possibility of this weekends

New York Times
Fine Arts and Leisure
Friday October 2008

Calder At Play
Funding
Whimsy
In Simple
Wire

may be something worth bringing to the attention of the Slog, granting of course that you haven't already brought the story to your friends and peers.

Holland Cotter, was kind enough to point out the 'hard to know' whether of the depth of field in the shadows of wire and KIKIS and TENNIS, floating and circles...

for what it is worth, the little pictures provide in the newsprint that's fit to print do not do the ink justice... although,
between Who's on Line? Who's on Back? Even Referees Don't Know by Jere Longman,

and the

Zipping through The Treetops...
one might think New Yorkers would be inclined to move to the northwest and search for more square footage.

Posted by danielbennettkieneker | October 17, 2008 4:20 PM

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