- Life Support II by mad glass scientist Mark Zirpel. Don't just tell me what it is, tell me why you're showing it.
Tonight is his coming-out party, and it looks promising. His first show, opening from 5 to 8 pm, is called Show and Tell: Objectivity, and it's not only an art display but also a performance: Faculty and staff will each talk about why they chose what they chose to display—testing notions of "objective" decision-making—to the assembled audience, starting at 5:30.
The best part is the list of artists, from traditional representational painter Bo Bartlett to insect-reanimator Jim Rittiman, mad glass scientist Mark Zirpel, found-paper-embroiderer Marc Dombrosky, comic artist Eroyn Franklin, trekking-a-sculpture-up-a-mountain artist John Grade, punk-nerd-minimalist Vic Haven, performance sculptors SuttonBeresCuller, formal contraptionist W. Scott Trimble, and anthropomorphist extraordinaire Whiting Tennis.
Let's hear it for opening up the doors and letting in some damn air.