Friday, August 19, 2011

Phantom Galleries Update

My brother posted an interesting statement the other day on his Facebook page. Earth, without art, is just "Eh".... Eh?

There were some post cards sent out this week from the Phantom Galleries Superior inviting people to pARTicipate in this project which has been designed to be a collaboration between the art, business and community in downtown Superior. A reception, dialogue and walking tour have been scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 at 1410 Tower Avenue.

The featured artists in this round of Phantom Galleries include Ken Kollodge ("Iced Light" photography) and his wife Kathy (paintings), Jeredt Runions (with a display titled "Dreamcatcher") and David Derbis, whose paintings on the corner of 13th and Tower have caught a lot of attention.

Phantom Galleries places 24/7 temporary art installation into vacant storefronts, inviting the people to be curious about what's happening there. Everything is for sale, so there is a sense in which it is also an economic initiative.

The Phantom Gallery concept has taken root in quite a wide range of cities across the country, from L.A. to Millville, NJ. Six cities in Wisconsin have been endorsed by the state arts board and

The next round of Phantom Galleries will include what hopes to be a surprisingly outside the box gallery conceived by photographer John Heino and myself called Red Interactive. Please take a few moments to visit us and post on our wall. More info about the planned Red Flashmob and other Red Adventures will be posted there. We hope you will "Like" and join us.

In the meantime, have a great weekend. Find something beautiful to do.

Top Right: Ken Kollodge, who will be at this week's Phantom Gallery open house/reception ot 1410 Tower.

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