It’s one thing to have your work critiqued on a blog by self proclaimed experts, but it’s a whole different ball game to have your work dissected by a professional art critic. The Durham Art Council & The Durham Art Guild are offering local artists that very opportunity next month (May 6th – 8th) when they host art critic Lori Waxman for a 3 day program. The 60 wrds / min format works like this:
“Artists bring in their work and, on a first-come, first-served basis, the critic spends twenty minutes writing them a review of one to two hundred words. She guarantees a thoughtful, critical but not necessarily positive review. The text is then “published” by the receptionist and posted on an adjacent wall for everyone—critic, artist, receptionist, audience—to read.”
It’s a pretty unique idea that will probably get participants and their audience communicating on new levels about the art.