Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ARTcakes: Dan Conner lays the smack down on reality TV

Before there was Reality TV, there were real TV characters. Characters, you say? You mean like celebrities who wanna lose weight? Or some beautiful well-to-do young people whose personal lives we cannot go one minute without hearing about?


char·ac·ter - the personality or part which an actor recreates

Thanks Merriam-Webster, for clearing that up. And thanks Gretchen McAllister for hanging your super sweet art show in our West Seattle café entitled, Men I Love. Gretchen, (who just so happens to have a day job in our Ballard café putting smiles on the faces of all who are lucky enough to get their morning cup from her,) has created a body of work here that harkens back to a day when there were actors on TV playing roles that were meant to actually connect with viewers in some way, shape, or form.

Whether it was Dan Conner working yet another dry wall job to pay the small town Illinois bills during the recession of the early nineties, or Lloyd Dobler exchanging his heart for Diane Court's pen (ouch), these fine men were keepin' it real.

Ok, that last one was a movie, but you get the idea.

The show is up through the end of the month, and West Seattle ArtWalk is Thursday, April 9th from 6-9 pm. Resist the temptation to stay home and watch Make me a Supermodel, and get on out and look at some art!


  1. I love Dan Conner but even more, I LOVE Gretchen! Can't wait!

  2. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  3. @sheela Aww, shucks. Thanks Sarah! Or, is it Sheela? Either way, we're flattered.

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