KT Walsh is a compulsive artist. Her home, her yard, her way of dressing are a microcosm of how she thinks the world should be: completely, utterly saturated with art.
"As we go through our daily lives - we go to the gas station, to the grocery store, to our jobs, picking up the kids - it seems crazy that there isn't art everywhere in each of those daily functions," she laments.
"Art in a formal sense," Walsh clarifies, "where we agree to make something, or agree to come up with a concept. I want that to be happening more from inside us, instead of watching someone else do it."
Walsh is taking her philosophy home, literally, at this month's Seed Artist's Lecture, scheduled for 7 p.m. today. Rather than set up a screen at the usual location (4-1-1 Artspace), she is inviting the public to her house at 732 R.I.
Attendees will first engage in "art mayhem" - making their own art, enjoying the scene and listening to DJ Zippy - before a lecture (or Walsh's interpretation thereof) at 8:30 p.m.
Her hope for the lecture is full, festive audience participation.
She recognizes some people will enjoy the free-form creativity; others need structure and are more comfortable with assigned tasks.
That's OK, she says. The key is doing it.
"Don't you want to sing? Don't you want to hop around?" she asks. "I think it's human to be creative."