Sometimes being Ca(t)sual is so transcendent, we gotta sing it out–or at least watch some choir kitties meow it out.
There’s no easier way to cool down than with one of our fresh brewed, iced Tealish teas.
Make your own iced creation from our long list of fresh Tealish teas, or seek out a staff recommendation. Steeped-to-order, served cold, unsweetened and over ice, you’ll wonder why tea isn’t always iced.
Bruno Billio is currently the Resident Artist at the Gladstone Hotel. Billio is a Canadian artist working from an interdisciplinary background. At once an installation artist, a sculptor, and a designer, Billio creates challenging works informed by his command of each of these practices.
Billio is fascinated by the architecture of spaces and objects. He transforms everyday objects, re-purposing them and even redefines the scale and position of objects. He is known for his stacked sculptures of furniture, found objects and string installations.
Billio’s artistic practice is informed by the active displacement and staging of the found object, a contemporary art strategy with a historically established lineage. The everyday is reinterpreted through its spatial and contextual re-appropriation by the artist, who presents himself as both an interventionist and an inventor.
The architectural tendencies in Billio’s work are revealed in the structural play and whimsy of many of his installation pieces. Whether a fireplace seemingly elevated by women’s shoes, or columns of books creating literal textual armatures in an interior, the ironic negotiation of utility, culture, and aesthetic is always seemingly at the forefront of the artist’s imagination. Nickel plated suitcases, and perforated suitcases illuminated from within, reveal a tendency towards the investigation of interiors and exteriors, structural combinations and compromises, all informed by an aesthetic sensibility which is fuelled by his sophisticated sense of design.
The Sketchbook Project is a mobile library of handmade sketchbooks contributed to by thousands of creative people from across the globe. The Project encourages everyone — from anywhere — regardless of their creative background, to create and share their process with the public.
Participants sign up online (2013 registration now underway) to receive a blank sketchbook, then fill it with artwork and mail it back. The results are cataloged in the Brooklyn Art Library’s permanent collection, displayed online in the Digital Library, and exhibited at museums and arts festivals from coast to coast including right here at The Gladstone July 19th (opening reception), 6-10pm at the 2nd floor gallery. Demonstrating the power of collaboration: when 10,000 people get together with a common purpose, we can create something uniquely awesome, here’s a look at Anders K. Iden for The Sketchbook Project 2012. Theme: Heroes and Villains, titled Heroes and Villains. Location: Lawrence, KS.
2nd Floor Gallery:
July 19th (opening reception), 6-10pm
July 20th-22nd, 2-6pm