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Please join us on Wed., Feb. 4th as Le Méridien Chambers and Burnet Gallery host HyperAllergic, Editor-in-Chief, Hrag Vartanian and artist, Sharon Louden. We’ll be engaging in a lively exchange on issues related to today’s contemporary art scene, and you’re invited to join in the discussion.

• Cocktail reception 5:30-6 pm
Artist Conversation begins at 6 pm.
• All are welcome for this special event and we encourage you to come with questions.

Hrag Vartanian is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic, the world’s leading art blogazine. Vartanian writes and lectures about contemporary art, performance, multiculturalism, politics, the internet, literature, and visual culture.

He has been invited as a guest commentator on Al Jazeera, WNYC, and has been quoted in the New York Times, New York Observer, Daily News, and elsewhere. His work has appeared in countless publications and he regularly lectures on the art world online. Vartanian also had a role in the recent HBO documentary, "Banksy Does New York."

In addtion to his writing, Vartanian has curated a number of shows, including "#TheSocialGraph" (2010), the first exploration of social media art, "On Display" (2011) at the Storefront Gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and "Walking Into the Dashboard" (2013), an exhibition, catalogue, and symposium exploring how Tumblr is being used as an artistic medium by artists and creative amateurs around the world.

Vartanian also maintains an extensive archive of images (10,000+) on Flickr, which he has uploaded under a Creative Commons 2.0 license so that anyone can use them with proper credits and links.

For more information on Hrag Vartanian and Hyperallergic, please visit www.hragvartanian.com and www.Hyperallergic.com. You can also find Vartanian on twitter at @hragv and via Hyperallergic @hyperallergic.

Sharon Louden is an artist, educator and editor. Graduated with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from Yale University, School of Art, Sharon Louden's work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Birmingham Museum of Art, Weisman Art Museum, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and here at the Burnet Art Gallery this past 2012.

Her work is held in major public and private collections including the Neuberger Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Gallery of Art, Arkansas Arts Center, Yale University Art Gallery, Weatherspoon Art Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others.

In addition to doing webinars for Creative Capital and consulting for the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and organizing as well as moderating a popular lecture series at the New York Academy of Art in New York City, Louden is the editor of "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists" published by Intellect Books and distributed by the University of Chicago Press. The book is already on its 5th printing since the first run sold out before its official release on October 15th, 2013, and has been #1 on Amazon.com's Bestseller List of Business Art References.

For more information on Sharon Louden and her work, please visit sharon louden.com. You can also find Sharon Louden on twitter at @LoudenStudio.

For more information on this event, please contact Jennifer Phelps at the Burnet Art Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers Hotel by calling 612.767.6824 or email: info@burnetgallery.com.


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