The Art Cars Are Coming! The Art Cars Are Coming!
Mishell Karma Ghia (artist: Kathy Kathaman)
Yippee! Art Car Weekend is almost here! It's one of the
BC (before children), I found my social niche in the activities of the Orange Show Foundation. I was recently divorced and had just" run home to Momma" after an 11 year stint in the bourbon soaked frat-rat society that was (not you Charlsie!) Lynchburg, Virginia. I started to volunteer with the Orange Show and found my spiritual home with the skaters and artists that celebrate folk art of all kinds. Eventually (since I am more of an organizer than an artist), I chaired two Art Car Balls - serious fun in a downtown parking garage! (I wish I had a picture of my red rubber dress.)
Anyway - now that I am a
middle-aged fart with kids mom, my Art Car experience is simply a bike ride down to the Parade, which takes place in downtown Houston every May. Last year, there were close to 300 (!) entries - so it's the Biggest Art Car Celebration Anywhere! (everything is bigger in Texas!)
Here are some of my favorites:
The FruitMobile! One of Houston's first Art Cars. (artist: Jackie Harris)
The Stink Bug - classic VW bug covered in cigarette butts - beautiful! (artist: Carolyn Stapleton)
FinnJett- Wow - now that's a LOT of welding. (artist: Antti Rahko)
DeKuntry Pedlur - OK Then! Do you think they are huge fans of the Clampetts? (artists: Rich and Pam Molden)
I love the Yarn Car! (artist: Tim Klein)
And how can you resist the Peeps Car? (artist: unknown to me..)
The Star Car! (artist: unknown to me)
And the FABULOUS!! Fandango - The Little Ol Car From Texas (artist: Rebecca Bass and Waltrip Highschool Students) Check out the ZZ Top beards....
Anyone want to join us this Saturday at 1:00?