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Lovely Petaluma: Storm Tharp and Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor in Suddenly Last Summer

Lovely Petaluma is small A projects’ (1430 SE Third) screening series at the gallery. Tonight at 7 PM, installment no. 2 of the series finds Portland-based artist (and critical favorite) Storm Tharp presenting a program of excerpts from Boom, Suddenly Last Summer, and A Place in the Sun and discusses “what a crazed and unsubtle actress she (Elizabeth Taylor) is – and how great she is in her badness.”

It’s not the first time Tharp has considered Liz. What we didn’t know that is noted in his mini-bio on the press release is that, “To get into college he submitted drawings of Guess models on velvet paper and scratch-boards of movie stars. It worked.” There’s nothing that could warm up a frigid night like Liz Taylor in a green dress. Plus, beer and popcorn…and Tharp.