Proof that the counterculture is alive and well, Grant Park's Young Blood Gallery & Boutique is entering its ninth year, and owners Maggie White and Kelly Teasley still shine spotlights on artistic movements -- from indie craft to California lowbrow -- long before they hit the mainstream. Artist and co-owner Teasley tells us what's on her mind.
1) www.artiststotherescue.com: "I'm involved with this group that throws art-related fundraisers and donates all the money to local animal no-kill shelters or advocacy groups."
2) Vintage planters: "I especially like the ones from the '50 and '70s, the little strange-looking animals with hollow backs."
3) "America's Next Top Model" -- UPN: "I know, I know. But I can't help it."
4) www.day-lab.com: "I love buying indie crafts, and since I look at them all day in the boutique, I get real excited when I see new stuff to slobber over."
5) The art of Wangechi Mutu: "After wandering through the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection, I happened upon this Kenyan artist's exhibition and wondered how the museum was going to fix the wine stains on the floor and gouges out of the wall that she had created."
Little harsh, in'it?
Oh that's right...I DID say enjoy yourself.
Go to hell Kombo!
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