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12.20.16 | GAR Holiday Spectacular!

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The view from the GAR front gates – yes, it is that weird. Always.

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David Snyder’s prophetic show completely predicted the outcome of the election. Man, we wish he was wrong.

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Deinstalling David Snyder’s show was at least cathartic, as we destroyed the mindless spectators with a sledge hammer.

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It’s been a great year so far with the new residents! Here is Pat Palermo and a gaftopsail catfish.

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Lunch is served!

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Fidencio Martinez and Leonardo Benzant share their work in progress with UofH students.

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The artists in residence were also able to present their work to the Galveston community.

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The official GAR sport – Texas boule!

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It’s best played in an alleyway with lots of pebbles and potholes and maybe a dead pigeon.

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If you haven’t come by to see Scott Gilbert’s “True Artist Tales” in the GAR Gallery, it’ll be up through the holidays.

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It’s what all the fancy ladies are doing…

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There’s also a new issue of Binder Magazine available. Featuring handmade incense, created from lovingly gathered fragrant woods, herbs and spices in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.

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Also, a sticker!

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A behind the scenes look at Super Hit Press, where Binder is printed.

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The newest addition to the GARden – boat planter! The mast is a pluot tree.

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Gratuitous kitty photos.

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The GAR kids, being silly.

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It’s always good to end on a sunrise.

Happy Holidays, friends.

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6.23.16 | Summertime

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Thanks to everyone who came out for the opening of the 5th Year Residency Show! It was a great night, with great art, food, and music.

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Thomas Helton’s Boomtown Brass Band was fantastic!

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Himalayan Taste made SO much food! And we did a pretty good job of plowing through it.

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Big shout out to Paul Pedisich, a long time friend of GAR (purple shirt) and congrats on the release of his book “Congress Buys a Navy”. Go check it out here.

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The show is pretty sweet. Congratulations to this year’s residents – Zachary Moser, Diana Puntar, and Michael Waugh.  If you haven’t made it down to see it yet, come on by! It’s up until July 23rd.  You can also see more installation photos here.

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After the show opened we headed West.  Say what you want about Marfa, but just look at that sunset!

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Searching for cave paintings at Mountain GAR.

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We found them! Possibly an elk…?

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Dwindi still loves nothing more than a good hike.

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We still have a few issues of Binder Volume 1 available if you haven’t got yours yet. Contact us for more details.  This issue comes with the zine, a cd, and a poster.

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The GARden has been fruitful this spring, especially figs and berries. But you gotta get to them before the mockingbirds do, because those dudes don’t share!

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Dean Daderko gave us a cucumber seedling plant when he came to do studio visits and it has been cranking out cucumbers all summer long! 

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It’s officially summer, and while all the other plants are fading, the Mexican sunflowers are going crazy! And that’s what’s so great about them.  High fives to anyone who can spot the Sallie among the sunflowers.

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10.25.15 |Fall Gratitude

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A big thank you to Joshua Edwards and Lynn Xu for sharing their poetry with us. This was in conjunction with our Fall show by Joshua Edwards: “Photographs Taken At One-Hour Intervals During A Walk From Galveston Island To The West Texas Town of Marfa”.

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A big thank you to Eric Taylor for coming to GAR and kicking our asses into the real world.

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A big thank you to everyone who came to our hands-on workshop, helping us bind the emotional world to the physical world.

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A big thank you to Robb Walsh for coming to GAR and cooking amazing gumbo for our Residency Artist Meet & Greet party.

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Look at that roux!! (Cajun napalm)

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6 . 27 . 15 | Summer Isn’t Always a Bummer

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Thank you to everyone who came out to the Residency Show, even though it was a rain soaked night!

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Gartist in Residence, Grace Ndiritu, looking fabulous next to the Eatsie Boys food truck.

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Wild Moccasins were able to finish their set right before the storm set in! Thanks for a great show guys!

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Cat Koozies! Cat Koozies! Cat Koozies! If you could correctly answer a Greek mythology trivia question posed by Lucy Sparrow you may have walked away with one of these GAR commemorative beauties!

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After the Residency Show opening we headed out for our annual West Texas field trip. On the way out there we stopped at the Sonora caves. It’s a strange, crystal world down there!

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A Mountain GARfrog eagerly watches breakfast being made.

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Back at GAR proper we see that under Sallie’s eternal optimism our Plant People invite has blossomed into this! Anyone else get any gardens from their invites?

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The swallowtail larvas have been shape-shifting.

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But if anyone out there knows what kind of butterfly this guy will become, please let us know! Because it sure is pretty!

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5 . 5. 15 | Kite Weekend

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A big thank you to kite experts Glenn Davison and Kathy Nixie for coming to GAR and doing three fun kite building workshops with us. We made Miniature Kites, Fighting Kites, and Kites from recycled materials. If you weren’t able to come, here are some pictures from the weekend.

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Building and flying miniature kites in the GAR gallery.

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Building and flying fighting kites.

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Building and flying kites from recycled materials.

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Thank you to everyone who came out to participate! Seeing all the kites up in the air flying together at the end of the weekend was really magical.

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4 . 18 . 15 | April is the Cruelest Month

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Our spring got off to a great start when Maria Molteni gifted us with this net for our basketball hoop.

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Along with working on our basketball game, we’ve been dream machine-ing. Thanks Dan!

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Building and burying Adam Putnam’s obelisk for the “Plant People” exhibition.

 

 

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Also part of the “Plant People” exhibition was current artist in residence Grace Ndiritu’s shamanic plant performance.

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More fun with fungi! Top: Shitake Mushrooms, bottom: Turkey Tail Fungus. Also part of the “Plant People” exhibition.

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Our carnivorous Pitcher Plant is now large enough to eat full grown flies! Thank you Diana for turning us on to this fascinating plant and insect eating machine.

 

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Battle Royale in the garden!

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We’ve had good luck with some new crops this winter: artichokes, broccoli, and sugar snap peas!

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The palimpsest of “New New Berlin”. The structures may be gone, but their mark remains.

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1 . 29 . 15 | The Ghost and The Darkness

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Introducing the GAR kitties! We found them at the shelter, they’re brothers and their mother was a stray. They are cute as shit.

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The Ghost.

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The Darkness.

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The back courtyard is a kitty playground.

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These little dudes have been a great addition to GAR. Everyone has been having such a good time getting to know them!

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