Tuesday, August 03, 2010

critique the critics

Tonight: Lenny and the WaPo have pinpointed your art destination of choice for this Tuesday evening:

On Tuesday, August 3, AAC and The Pink Line Project are turning the tables on writers who cover the DC area arts and culture beat.

For CRITIQUE THE CRITICS, eight authorities on all things stylish will compete head to head, attempting to create works of art on the spot and exposing themselves to the scrutiny of a horde of artists, patrons, and other curious onlookers who will judge their artistic abilities (or possible lack thereof).

These eight brave writers will use familiar kids’ toys and craft materials—from play-doh, to finger paints, to duplo blocks—to battle in a humorous tourney filled with unlikely aesthetic challenges. By competition’s end, one writer will emerge victorious.

Our roster of warrior critics includes:

Maura Judkis (tbd.com), Stephanie Kaye (WAMU), Svetlana Legetic (Brightest Young Things), Danielle O’Steen (Washington Post Express), Holly Thomas (Washington Post), Ben Eisler (WJLA), Annie Groer (Politics Daily), Peter Abrahams (DC Modern Luxury).

Music provided by DJ Anish. Tickets are $5, and are available on the AAC website:

https://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/critique-critics-0

Hey, when I copy and paste entire press releases, at least they're ones that I wrote myself, right? That makes it all OK.

Anyway, it should be a fun time. See video below of our previous collaboration with Pink Line, ARTIST SPEED DATING. The video is mostly just the sound of 50 people all talking at the same time, but, hey, it's a document of an actual thingy.

Speed Dating with Artists from Arlington Arts Center on Vimeo.

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