“Musicians Who Make Art”

“Musicians Who Make Art” is the latest artistic endeavor from Melissa Noble, guest curator for the show opening at the Art Car Museum. Noble has been an active fixture in Houston’s art scene for more than 30 years. An exhibit at the Museum of Texas Art and Music in Gruene, Texas, which featured musicians who make art, inspired Noble to create this show. She pulled together a group of primarily Texas musician/artists who would represent an assortment of artwork styles and techniques as widely varied as the categories of music they perform. One such musician/artist being featured is Butch Hancock of the band the Flatlanders. The Flatlanders are credited with building up the local folk/country scene of the 1970s. As a visual artist, however, Hancock is less rock and roll and more ballpoint pen. His drawings are reminiscent of a toned-down HR Geiger.

Other pieces include stage clothing worn by Houston’s own first lady of soul, Trudy Lynn, during a concert at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. Lynn has a penchant for razzle-dazzle and embellishes her own clothing. That’s not the only article of clothing on display.

San Antonio-based artist and musician Ken Little will showcase his money jacket, an oversize sculpture made out of dollar bills. Other recognizable artist/musicians participating include Rosie Flores, Joe Ely, Al Souza and Bryan Wheeler. There’s an opening reception 7 to 10 p.m. on May 7. Regular viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Through August 7. 140 Heights. For information, call 713-861-5526 or visit www.artcarmuseum.com. Free.
Sat., May 7, 2011

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