Today was a good day for mail. We received a handwritten letter from our friend and NYC-based artist, Ryan McGinness inviting us to visit his studio in 2009/2010+ for "50 Parties. 50 Themes. 50 Weeks. In a Row in the Studio. No Sponsors. No Strangers". Included with the note was an additional welcome letter with website login instructions and a list of the first 29 parties' themes.
They were always filled with creatives and interesting doers. Ryan created the 50PARTIES project in response to this void: "to bring back the artist's studio space as an environment for social exchange and revitalize the practice of the artist's studio as salon." I'm looking forward to picking up my Guest Card and joining the fun!