MUSICIANS WHO MAKE ART? YOU BETCHA!
There’s an interesting show on view at the Art Car Museum, which was guest curated by Melissa Noble and runs through August 7. Noble works with KPFT’s eclectic music show Wide Open Spaces and discovered that many of the musicians interviewed for the show were also talented artists. That and an exhibit curated by Charlie Gallagher at the Museum of Texas Art and Music in Gruene, Texas inspired Melissa to create this show, which features over 20 primarily Texas musicians/artists who represent an assortment of art styles and techniques. Among the artists in the exhibition are Butch Hancock and Joe Ely of the Flatlanders, Sara Hickman, Rock Romano aka “Dr. Rockit,” Loreta Kovacic, and many more. As Melissa says, “The genuine revelation of this exhibition is that prior knowledge of an artist’s musical genre does not allow ready identification of their artwork.” I saw the show and that is so true! Be sure to try the washbasin bass by Gary Bennett – you can jam out to its blues sound.
NOTE: There is some nudity in the show.
The Art Car Museum is always free and is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm.