Once a year since then, artists have invaded the hotel and replaced its posh furnishings with installations. Last year, one artist sat on a bed surrounded by sharks and candy; in another room, some heavily tattooed people played poker as performance art. Asked for hints about whats in store this year, Walker-Tomé said that one piece will make viewers feel like youre walking into a giant pumpkin while another transforms a room into a fleabag motel for Otis Flea-twood, a flea circus performer. Complete with real dog hair.
In past years, Showtel has been a one-night-only exhibit, but this year it takes place both Thursday (from 6 to 9 p.m.) and Friday (from 7 to 11) at Hotel Biba (320 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach). Admission is free. Call 561-832-0094, or visit www.showtel.org.