Rich Theroux, along with some like-minded artist-friends have seen a vision come into being this summer, the Gorilla House! I think that ‘what it is’ seems to be evolving and based on this recent video of last week’s event, people are lovin’ it! The concept is that ‘the process’ of making art is honoured as much as the ‘art’…a notion that any artist will speak about, if you happen to back one into a corner and chat for a short while.
Art battles are waged based on themes selected from wee boxes at the beginning of the evening. People mingle…observers become participants in the process and at the conclusion, a relaxed and informal auction is held. Great things are happening in our arts community! Congratulations, Rich! Thank you for bringing something ‘magical’ to Calgary!
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