by Hudson Hornick
Every third Thursday of the month for the past year, Frameworks’ (131 E. De la Guerra Street) owners and operators David Court and Christi Westerhouse have been throwing fabulous soirées in which house deejays spin wheels o’ steel and people mix and mingle. A good time is had by all, to which I can attest, seeing as I recently had the opportunity to join in and chat with Court and Westerhouse themselves.
How did this all get started? It was total serendipity. We were sitting at Jimmy’s one night having drinks and thought it would be cool if something like this existed. So one day I [Christi] came in to see a Susan Tibbles show and a friend told me that this space was for sale. She told me I should buy it, so we did. Do you display only contemporary art from local artists, or is anything fair game? Umm, we peruse it first, yes. We pick what we like and that’s what’s hanging on the walls. But we incorporate anyone who’s creative: painters, florists, sculptors, whatever. All we ask is that it has been done within the last year.
Any plans for the future? Well, we’re booked until 2008, and next month is our one-year anniversary of the third Thursday party, during which Alfred Howard and the K23 Orchestra Band will be playing. Basically we’re just trying to provide a venue for young people to gather and listen to music and look at art.