The Third Annual Festival of the Beautiful!
Thank you to Benjy Mason for making heaping helpings of gumbo stew! If you’re going to do a Festival of the Beautiful, you need nutrients! It was truly the best gumbo we’ve ever had.
He’s also the Master of the Pour.
This year we added a new song element to our festivities. Thank you to David Feil for helping us transcribe the poems of William Blake as sung by Allen Ginsberg, and lead us all in song!
Parading through downtown Galveston! This was our biggest parade yet!
Burning the Ark with the help of Bill Davenport, to set this year on the right path.
A big thank you to CHALK and Studded Left from Houston for finishing off our night!
A very Happy Mardi Gras from the Galveston Artist Residency! See you next year!
In other news… why is Barry so green?? It must be time for our CREATURE FEATURE!
For some strange reason there were several fresh water turtles found stranded on the beach this winter.
This makes no sense, as they don’t do well in salt water!
They are all Red Eared Sliders and there were four of them in total found over a 10 day period.
Fortunately we were able to relocate them to this little fresh water turtle paradise. Turtle Karma.
This frog lives on the studio window when it’s warm.
The bees are in the calamondin with their big yellow pollen pants.
Here’s a Dan in the wild… checking the surf report.
The Darkness is blissing out on the spring sunshine.
And if you want to see more creatures, swing by the gallery to check out Arden Surdam’s exhibition NAUSEA, complete with this beautiful green Nannochlropsis algae.
Finally, a big thank you to Jana Horn for playing a great set in our back courtyard! Happy Spring everyone!