When you think of the spiritual world or the dark arts, it often comes with a built-in visual lexicon of imagery that rarely strays from black, white, grey, and a dash of red or the occasional yellow. But you most definitely do not see pink, even in the misty Northwest's doe-eyed Twilight Series.
But when Cult of Cute opens at the Glitter Milk Gallery, 22 artists will use their creative powers to present an adorably sweet face of the dark side at this instant classic space on the city's West Side.
The magic spell that inspired the art on the walls has been cooked down into powerful, wearable charms for your bracelet, necklace, earrings, or key chain. At the event, these original charms, which Sharp claims are imbued with special powers, will be revealed -- and most likely quickly snatched up by superstitiously smart collectors.
And like every show that Miranda Sharp, proprietor of Glitter Milk Gallery, curates, it promises to be an evening filled spellbinding moments that last long after the event is over.
Once such magical moment is on Friday, Oct. 31, when Glitter Milk will re-open to showcase Cult of Cute, featuring a special Halloween gathering complete with the all-girl punk band The Doctors' Wives starting at 10 p.m.