Many people (including myself) cannot afford to purchase an orignal piece of art, but deeply enjoy the beauty of orignal artwork. Do you want an orignal piece of art at your home or business, but don’t have the cash to make the purchase? Solution: Get a library card from the Art Lending Library and checkout a piece and enjoy for months!
Step 1: Join
The Art Lending Library provides a network of lending and borrowing original artwork to the general public for FREE. Sign up at an opening and get a library card at 201 Yesler Wy. Suite B Seattle, WA.
Step 2: Check out
Attend a library opening and reserve a piece for delivery by the librarians to members’ homes or business.
Step 3: Install
Art Lending librarians will come to your home or business and install the art for you.
Step 4: Enjoy
Gaze and admire your borrowed piece of art for 4 months.
Step 5: Return
Once time is up, the librarians will come collect the artwork, take a picture of you and the piece and return back to the gallery. Choose a new piece of artwork at the next opening or reserve your favorite piece time and time again.
So what are you waiting for? Get a library card!
Next Event: March 1st, First Thursday art walk for their Grand Opening (this won’t be a check-out event)
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit their website and Facebook page.
Below are a few pieces previously featured at the Art Lending Library
"a wandering into morning, wading into evening and sifting into sleep" from: "The Mailbox in the Woods"
"Bodi seti satva" from, Atoms. Motion & the Void
I just saw this and had to share it with my fellow economists courtesy fosslien.com. Hope you enjoy a good laugh!
Another good one
My recent trip to the Big Island of Hawai’i exposed me to island culture, food and hawaiian cooking. During my trip I enjoyed every meal with my aunt and uncle and discovered new culinary techniques that I must share! On the second to last night we enjoyed Kumu, purple potato salad, barbecued pork and bok choy while watching the blazing sunset near Kohala Ranch. This was my first time trying Kumu and definitely not my last. I admit, I was skeptical when my uncle said he was cooking a whole fish in the microwave, but I was very wrong. The fish came out tender, moist and delicious in a matter of minutes. Thanks Uncle Stewart and Aunt Sue for your wonderful meals and inviting us into your beautiful home!
How to Cook A Whole Fish: Microwave Style
- Whole Kumu (goat fish scaled, gutted and gills removed or find a good fishmonger)
- Minced garlic
- Bok Choy
- 4 Tbsp Shoyu (soy sauce)
- Handful minced green onions
- Tbsp Brown Sugar
- Sliced ginger
- 3 Tbsp Peanut Oil
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4 water
Cooking Time: 3 minutes per lb
Place fish on serving plate and stuff ginger into the cavity of the fish. Salt the fish and pour 1/4 cup water onto the serving tray underneath the fish. Place plastic wrap over plate and microwave 3 minutes per pound (Our fish was 5 pounds= 15 minutes microwave time). Mix shoyu with brown sugar in a small bowl. Heat peanut oil over medium-high heat in saucepan. Sautee garlic in a frying pan and add Bok Choy until wilted. Pour shoyu mix over Bok Choy in frying pan. Remove fish from microwave and check if done with a fork (fish should easily flake if done). Sprinkle cilantro and green onions over fish. Place bok choy around the fish on the serving plate and drizzle entire fish lightly with hot peanut oil (Allowing the veggies to fully cook).
P.S. If you are concerned about the safety of microwaving plastic wrap, please read the disclosure below courtesy PlasticsInfo.org:
Q: Is it okay to use plastic wrap with high-fat foods in the microwave?
A: Yes, it is okay to use plastic wrap with high-fat foods in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Plastic wrap is not heated by microwave energy, but it can be heated by contact with hot foods. Normally, foods in a microwave oven do not become hot enough to bring the wrap to its melting point. However, because certain foods with high fat content (such as butter) can become very hot in a microwave oven, most manufacturers recommend leaving an inch of air space between the food and the wrap or turning back a corner for ventilation. The instructions on various plastic wraps may vary, so again, it’s always a good idea to check the label.