Friday, November 6, 2009

you're invited!

"i made you a mix tape."

i really ought to have extended this invitation ages ago, but here it is, finally!

come on out tomorrow night - saturday, november 7th - for the 6th annual hot one inch action button art show!

w2 perel gallery
112 w hastings
button trading starts at 8pm!

hot one inch action, created and curated by chris bentzen and jim hoehnle, is a fun night of art and social interaction. this one-night only event showcases 50 buttons by 50 different artists. for $5 you'll receive a blind bag of 5 buttons and from there you are encouraged to trade with other attendees until you get all the buttons you want! a good way to sharpen your bargaining skills indeed. and yes, you are allowed to buy as many bags of buttons as you like! some live music, light snacks and a mini bar are usually present as well!

i am doubly excited for this year's show because i'll be one of the 50 artists featured again! this year it was a collaboration with my friend. if you're attending, keep a look out for "Dickbag" by kel/kel! what the button looks like, i cannot reveal just yet. (the photo above is of my 2006 button "i made you a mix tape.") hope to see some of you there!


  1. Hey! Thanks so much for the sweet comment! I Love reading them :) That is such a cool picture. I love badges... Sadly, i can't go to the art thing but i would love to see more of your work.....

    Panda xxx

  2. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

  3. Love it! I miss the days of making real mix tapes. Wish I could have gone to the show. Sounds like it would have been fun.


  4. that's so wicked - sorry i missed the show1 did you get lots of trades in?

    i love your mix tape button. I remember the old days when I used to tape songs off the radio. haha how silly is that?

  5. omg this is so cool! wish I had seen this earlier so I could've went! that mix tape button is awesome. thanks for your support on my shopping ban! I need all the help I can get :)

    oh god, don't even get me started on that gold sequined dress... BIG SIGH.

    but yes, hopefully the chronicling will be enough to keep my shopping urges under control! hahaha

  6. too late... But I couldn't go anyway, because I live like ten hours travelling from where you live...

  7. @Livie - i used to tape songs off the radio too!! haha

    thanks everyone! i'll keep you all posted about the next one - no more last-minute invites!


merci beaucoup!