Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Spring Blossoms, or Unicorn Pencil Head"

Man I love spring. Everything seems to appear overnight, there's suddenly plops of green everywhere, and those white blossom trees really make it hard to be in a *%##!# mood.

It also doesn't hurt that the next show at The Lot is going to be....pretty much awesome. Let me break it down for you.

Stephanie Hafer and Corwin Levi are artists living in NYC and Mysteryville, Virginia respectively, and they proposed a show that I like very much.

"Drawing in the Margins" is an event about celebrating the act of doodling and about celebrating an unlikely collection of lecturers. This show allows us to role-play in a familiar scene: you're in school and there's someone talking and you're doodling. But this is better because you're outside in a cool empty lot and it brings together a seemingly random group of people in our community and we get to use our brains and have fun.

For me as an event planner, "Drawing in the Margins" allows me to get meta and playful as we envision surreal sets from which the speakers can lecture and I'm on my quest for a keyboardist (for the music in between presenters of course). Our panel of lecturers runs the gamut from an assistant coach for the Detroit Lions to an ER doctor to a self described Hippie McGuyver.

Over the next few weeks leading up to the event we're going to get to know them on this blog. Thank goodness for blogs.

PS Mark your calendars for May 8th, 1pm-3:30pm

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