Wednesday, February 7, 2007

God Bless Tulsa!

Here I am, folks. Living Arts is a fantastic, large space. My two-person show has officially become a solo show. Consequently, we've got three projectors, and four monitors churning. What a scene! Tomorrow is the opening and artist talk, and I can't wait. Photos to come.

Right now I'm sitting in the apartment of the space's director, Steve Liggett, who is a force. We are currently contemplating with other Tulsa residents here for dinner whether Tulsa should have an ArtCar parade. We are watching footage from Houston's ArtCar parade. So far, my favorite is the Yarn Car, carefully decorated with tight knit yarn. Then there's the Sashimi Tabernacle Choir car. Very good. Oh, and the motorized couch.

Never in New York.

We're having fun with art.

Never in New York.

I did ask what it was like living in a red state. Folks here seemed un-swayed in their own position, and frankly freerer in their difference.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Yarn Car told me its ears were burning... Thank you for your kind words about my art car! It was created in New York, and has visited Manhattan a few times:

But you're right, as far as I know, there's never been an art car parade in New York. The annual Mermaid Parade at Coney Island has the right idea though.

Yep, Steve Liggett is a force for good in the world, isn't he?

I enjoyed watching the video excerpts on your web site. "The Price of Gold" and "Only One Thing Certain" are powerful.

-- Tim Klein, now living in Dallas, TX