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I will have an opening on Jan 17th at 7pm at Capitol Street Gallery 6701 Capitol Street Houston TX 77011
I made my first art car, the Piecemobile in 2008. It was a tribute to my passion for quilting and sewing and was made from a 1999 Sebring convertible.
It was ruined in Hurricane Ike, along with most of the stuff in my studio, and the stuff in my husband’s man cave.
The second car was a collaboration between my husband and I. He came up with the idea of the Peace Expedition, using our 1996 Ford Expedition as the base.
The Peace Expedition
AlongCame Spider was next..a Fiat Spider was the base…it never ran worth a cr@p
After that I made my Mustang into an art car
Ginny Eckley and Susan Ennis made it out to see my studio and it was great to hook up with old quilting buddies. We had 2 groups of people come up from Galveston for the night. People came from Spring and Spring Branch and Katy and Friendswood. Mayoral candidate of many times, Ralph Ulrich, spent some time around the pool chatting with old friends.
The art cars that turned out were fabulous (who wouldn’t want to ride around in a giant 12 foot chicken like Smitty Regula’s Hen-a-Tron). Nicole Strine’s mirrored car twinkled, while Deb Elliot Pterodactyl car glittered. My art car Must Tangle is a painted peace vehicle while my husband John’s Peace Expediton lights up the night with rope light and a glowing dome and globes.
The inside gallery showed my newest dragon quilts, and two dragon quilts by Deb Elliott. Some of my glass work and jewelry was on display along with firecracker hats by Erik Kolflat, Terry Brooks, and Kenny Browning. Tisha Browning lent us three watercolors for the evening and installed her “Piece of Fly-Pa-Cat” giant glowing metal butterfly in the main gallery. Kelli Walker’s “Untitled” a mixed media painting, her beaded shawl and her Magpie Chandelier graced the main gallery as well.
The newest art installations for the yard we have commissioned glowed, literally. The Oil Barrel/Water Barrel change colors and give a nice ambience as they flank the residence steps. The giant Richard Cranium installation by Scrap Daddy with fire poi overlooks the pool, the 10 foot goat torch by Kenny Browning lights the back of the garden, while the new Time Ma-Shrine by Joseph Buttle stood by ready to beam prayers into other times and spaces.
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