Cover the Cage At Night

Yesterday we didn't exactly catch up on sleep from our late nights of museum installation...instead we ended up ambling around the Heights area of Houston (picture of ice cream truck house) with various family members (picture of pigeon with head wound belonging to Brent's nephew) & art folks! We went to an insane house that was packed with all kinds of outsider & folk art but still managed to be a comfortable, livable home! The collection was insane- everything from a guitar made out of matches, a yard brimming with concrete squirrels, dozens of popsicle stick lamps...I am not doing it justice, you would have to see it to understand it's offbeat power!

The night ended with a trip to a gallery where a show of Negativeland's visual work was on display- including this spectacular animation! We also met some neat people there too including half of The Art Guys and Loreta Kovcic whose music is probably the best thing I have heard in awhile (like the strange charm of Tom Waits with catchy, classical Balkanesque-tinged melodies yet all in the guise of children's songs! Again, not doing it justice!). All this plus hanging out with the film lover/programmer Richard Herskowitz who is the Artistic Director behind the Cinema Arts fest we are participating in at the end of the week and whose taste and scope is unlike any other I've come in contact with throughout my recent film travels (and my extreme teenage film nerd-ery)! He gave me the schedule and there are just too many things I want to try to get to! Again, Houston and your people, you amaze me!



Donna K. is a recent transplant to the Midwest where she can be found exploring culture at large through film programming, writing and her general interest in the world- both on and offline.