Canadian Artist Paul Butler hosts a slew of local artists for one of his Collage Parties, something Butler has been doing for the last ten years with artists all over the world--as a way to create both art and community. Stop by on Thursday and Friday for a visit to this open studio event. If you're a Henry member, you can get your hands sticky, make your own collage, and hobnob with a fascinating set of brainy artists at work, including: Robert Yoder, Victoria Haven, Whiting Tennis, Jeffry Mitchell, Susan Robb, Gretchen Bennett, Anne Mathern, and Alison Manch. Or just stop by on Friday night for the opening of the Henry's new photography exhibit, Viewfinder where you'll get the chance to see (and possibly purchase) one of these brand-spanking new collaborative works. As always, food, drink, and music will be provided.
Open Studio: Thursday, July 18 & Friday, July 19, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Gallery members Collage Party: Friday, July 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Free.
Opening and collage sale: Saturday, July 20, 8 p.m.; invitation required: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henry Art Gallery, UW campus, Fifteenth Ave. N.E. and N.E. 41st St., 543-2280. (The gallery is free until Labor Day.) Viewfinder ends December 30.
Image: Collage Party,Plug In ICA, Winnipeg, 2003; photo credit: William Eakin.