Guerrilla art performance turns heads at library

Everyone knows to keep quiet in the library — signs on the Ballard Library doors even ask visitors to turn off their cell phone ringers.

So quite a few folks were surprised when a three-piece band began playing in the library lobby Saturday afternoon, followed by the appearance of a large woolly creature and colorful dancers:

The five-minute “guerrilla art performance” was all part of a promotion for a new exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum, “Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth.” More details here.

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4 thoughts to “Guerrilla art performance turns heads at library”

  1. BOOKMAN: Well, let me tell you something, funny boy. Y’know that little stamp,

    the one that says “SEATTLE Public Library”? Well that may not mean

    anything to you, but that means a lot to me. One whole hell of a lot.

    Sure, go ahead, laugh if you want to. I’ve seen your type before:

    Flashy, making the scene, flaunting convention. Yeah, I know what you’re

    thinking. What’s this guy making such a big stink about old library

    books? Well, let me give you a hint, junior. Maybe we can live without

    libraries, people like you and me. Maybe. Sure, we’re too old to change

    the world, but what about that kid, sitting down, opening a book, right

    now, in a branch at the local library and finding drawings of pee-pees

    and wee-wees on the Cat in the Hat and the Five Chinese Brothers?

    Doesn’t HE deserve better? Look. If you think this is about overdue

    fines and missing books, you’d better think again. This is about that

    kid’s right to read a book without getting his mind warped! Or: maybe

    that turns you on, Seinfeld; maybe that’s how y’get your kicks. You and

    your good-time buddies. Well I got a flash for ya, joy-boy: Party time

    is over. Y’got seven days, Seinfeld. That is one week!

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