Friday, July 09, 2004

Mendieta fron Tracks - by Chris Smith/Lee StalsworthJohn Perrault has a beautiful review and stories about Ana Mendieta and the Mendieta retrospective at the Whitney. Perrault knew Mendieta intimately, as he was a former teacher and friend.

Today's New York Times also has a review of the show by Holland Cotter. This second review, in my opinion, misses the point a bit, as it relies on the old art critic's crutch of writing mostly a biography about the artist to fluff up the review and add words.

An earlier New York Times review by Lesli Cahmi can be read here.

The show comes to Washington later this year at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Tonite is the Bethesda Art Walk, with around fifteen art venues and galleries participating. The shuttle bus route is available online here.

And this coming Sunday is the Bethesda Artist Market. The market runs from 10am-5:30pm in the Bethesda Place Plaza located at 7700 Wisconsin Avenue. Nearly 30 local and regional artists will display and sell their original fine art and fine craft.

Free parking is available in the Wisconsin/Cheltenham garage. The event is also accessible by the Bethesda Metro station. Artists interested in participating in future events should download the entry form which is due July 23.