Arty Girl: A Couple Things...

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Courtesy of West Valley Art Museum, by Gary and Leslie Jann
For all you kitty lovers out there...
In keeping with our postmodern or post postmodern (depending on your preference) world in which one must surrender to the idea of constantly referencing, well, everything that has already existed, it's only inevitable that I, Arty Girl, would come full circle and blog about preexisting blogs.

First up, remember this? It's my blog from a while back reminding people to submit entries for West Valley Art Museum's "My Artsy Pet". In it, I voiced some concerns about the quality of works.

Now the show is open and, from what I can tell, it looks like it may not be that bad. I haven't made the trek to see all the works, but the images I have seen run the gamut from predictably artsy and mildly entertaining...
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Courtesy of West Valley Art Museum, by Ellie Fidler
Someone had to do this.
to one step away from a lol cat...
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Courtesy of West Valley Art Museum, by Michael Cunningham

"My Artsy Pet" runs until September 22 at West Valley Art Museum, 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts in Surprise, 623-972-0635,

Second order of business is in reference to my blog from the other day about making donations to keep our Valley's museums and art institutions thriving. As of yesterday, the Phoenix Art Museum cut their hours. Unfortunately, they are no longer open on Tuesday. Good news is, however, they generously kept their weekly "free night" changed to Wednesdays.

New Hours:
Wednesday 10 am - 9 pm
Thursday-Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave in Phoenix, 602-257-1222,

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