Monday, August 31, 2015

Moving Sale

I went to a studio closing Friday.

Caitlin Karolczak, Minnesota’s most noted painter of Victorian medical procedure-themed oil paintings, was leaving her old studio space. The building which housed her studio,  located in a charming conversion of an old factory, is becoming a victim of its own success—first it added a thriving brewpub, and then a wedding reception venue. The artists, as usual, seemed to be getting squeezed out.

It was a nice place, I visited it several times: buying some of her art and even managing to have a few art-related conversations with her without coming off as a creepy stalker. Caitlin said she had experienced run-ins with ‘weirdos’ at previous open studios; I think her moving to a more private space may have been a way to clear out some of this excess baggage as well.

I did buy some of her artwork, and even some supplies.

Flippist World Headquarters now has a new painting in a position of prominence:

By Professor Batty


Blogger Jono said...

You picked up some supplies? I'd be curious as to the results.

Blogger Professor Batty said...

Just solvents and varnishes.

And yarn for the Weaver.

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