Todd Woodruff opens Austin-style barbecue restaurant Maples Barbecue; Current Studio pairs its Embrace exhibit with a dinner by Patrick Clark II; and Sheli Reynolds, Tami Lake and Traci Stone team up with Cally Johnson to open Stone Sisters Pizza Bar.
“We wanted to come up with a model that could potentially be replicable in other schools as well as something that is sustainable for the long-term,” Karper said. “It is an opportunity for artists, but it also benefits students.”
The Classen Ten Penn studio has been offering the program since May.
Participating artists include Sarah Engel-Barnett, Suzanne Thomas, Erin Latham, Kelly Rogers, Lauren Zuniga, Holey Kids and Beau Sparks.
“Can utopia ultimately be achieved, or is utopia found in small moments within our everyday lives? Can utopia exist without dystopia?” she asked.
Sen. Bill Brown joined in the comment section on an anti-Trump Facebook post and found himself in a sticky situation.
Participating artists included Sean Vali, Randall Barnes, Nick Bayer, Dylan Bradway, the Holey Kids, Trent Lawson, Mandy Messina, Marcus Muse, Jason Pawley, Cassie Stover and others.
“My husband doesn’t understand the relationship,” she said. “But she’s free. She can come and go as she likes. I respect her.”
Current Studio curators hope to remove pressure to sell from the art-making process.