By the numbers: over 4,200 people visited the gallery during And the Winner Is Nick Kahn, 117 per day. For the two previous shows, Field Guide and The People’s Biennial : 23 and 22 visitors per day, 836 and 785 total, respectively.
Here are the scorecards for those who made it to The Sweet Sixteen: Continue reading
Somebody came and knocked on the CFG doors today to ask who won the tournament. My favorite thing about this show is that even though it’s over, it’s still not over. Conveniently, relational aesthetics doesn’t have an expiration date.
On April 16th, I asked Michael Rushmore to post an offer on the Go Boards, as I was desperately trying to attract a few bodies to Lee Walton’s talk:
“Also, Professor John Muse will make ‘a fantastic sandwich’ for the person at this event who asks a question, and, in their question, uses the word ‘pants’ either as a noun or a verb (preferably both).”
Peter Loewi answered the call and the put on these pants. Both of them. Today, I made him a sandwich.
Warning: animated gif of sandwich!
From the desks of Adam Van Aken and Aaron Lowe: Continue reading
Nick Kahn dropped by a staff debriefing today and told us the following,
“I got this thing… it was sent in the mail to my coach…. There’s a national skee-ball league; they sent me a trophy and a t-shirt.” Who? How? So fantastic.
I just spent 40 minutes talking to Nick Kahn about his day in Greensboro with Lee Walton and friends. The full story, many pictures, and film clips are still to come. And much to my surprise and melancholy delight, Nick returned the prodigal $20, the one that Sal and Peter had touched and passed along.
On March 16th, 2012 the Haverford College Exhibitions Program entered all 1,920 Haverford students, faculty, and staff into a single-elimination skee-ball tournament. In the opening weeks 729 played competitive games. On April 20th, after 7 rounds, only sixteen remained. Before nearly 100 spectators, The Sweet Sixteen—thirteen students, three staff members, and one member of the faculty—competed for the top prize: 12 pledges made by over one-hundred 5th round players and a trip to Greensboro, NC, to be feted by artist Lee Walton and friends. At 1:15pm, the final game was played: Nick Kahn ’14, a double-major in English and French, versus Director of Communications and Haverford alumnus, Chris Mills ’82. With Chris on lane 1 and Nick on lane 3, they began their round together. Chris finished first with a score of 290; Nick had one ball left and a score of 260. Continue reading