If you're not hip to Her Dirty Dishes, they are exactly what they sound like—dishes as in kitchen finery, and dirty as in sexy and consensual. There's nothing quite like these beloved pieces of art made by local Sara Karola. This Saturday, April 21, The Tannex (1417 Fourth Street SW) hosts a one-night-only pop-up show of the city's finest plates, platters and more, plus art on paper, canvas and more. The evening—which runs from 8 to 10:30pm—also offers attendees a buy-in on a raffle prize from Her Dirty Dishes worth in the ballpark of $200. It's totally free to attend the pop-up, though you have to be a card-carrying adult to get in on the action. Bring cash to pick up a new piece for you kitchen.
Saturday also offers the opportunity for local cartoonists to connect with representatives from the Center for Cartoon Studies, the institution in Vermont that has offered high-quality education in the field for more than a decade. Cartoonists from the center, Alec Longstreth and Stephen McCranie unpack the school's programming, and also offer a portfolio review at Lobo Anime & Comics (1016 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Ste. D) from 1 to 3pm. Also on-hand are organizers of our 7000 B.C., purveyors of local comic, instruction in the art and camaraderie. The event is free to attend, but you have to register. Head on over to 7000bc.org to get your admission sorted.
BuJo for the People
If you’re aspiring to be organized (even if you flounder, like me) but are also into art, then bullet journaling, also affectionately known as BuJo might just be the means to get your life together that you've been waiting for. While there are hashtags galore to explore for this craft, some proper instruction is valuable to get started. Raven Art Center (301 Washington SE) is offering a class, called “Bullet Journal-The Art of Organiation.” The class, on Sunday, April 22, from 3 to 5pm promises to get you started on the path of productivity by arming you with all the skills necessary to build a time-saving and inspiring personal bullet journal. Tickets for the workshop run from $39 to $45 and can be found at ravenartcenter.com.
Jane Lackey explores themes of humanness and, moreso, what underpins it in her work. Based in Santa Fe, Lackey has long inspired New Mexicans with her installation work, drawings and sculpture. On Tuesday, April 24, Lackey illuminates some of her ideas about her own work during an artist talk at Central Features Contemporary (514 Central SW, Ste. 2). The conversation aptly takes place among a number of Lackey's own original work now on display at Central Features called Shifting Pulse. The artist talk is free to attend, and runs about an hour, starting at 5:30pm.