Last night’s meeting of THE ARTIST’S BOOKSHELF was the first to be held in our funky new club-house, a retro-fitted, mood-lit ART LAB. Our conversation, covering the stimulating COLORS INSULTING TO NATURE went through the usual ebb and flow of inspiring ideas and intellectual exchange until an aspiring rapper from St. Louis Park got the real flow going. His insights on fame and celebrity within a contemporary high school setting brought an unexpected urgency and poignancy to the evening. (It didn’t hurt that the guy demonstrated major flow skills; he really could rap.)
Some of us also attended a guided tour of Sharon Lockhart’s photo/film exhibit, which some of usperceived as being thematically linked to the novel (kids, California, coming-of-age, the loss of innocence) and others thought of as… interesting nonetheless.
Up next month: DRACULA, supposedly one of Ms. Arbus’s favorite books.