Local artists prepare for Art Car Parade
From a press release:
Artists from around the Cy-Fair area are preparing their cars for the 23rd annual Houston Art Car Parade, May 8 at 1 p.m. Actor Dan Aykroyd will serve as the grand marshal of the parade this year.
The award-winning Parade is produced by the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, an organization that preserves and promotes visionary art environments and provides opportunities to discover and celebrate the artist in everyone. At the biggest and best Art Car Parade on earth, the Orange Show dares ogling onlookers to discover their inner artists and to seek inspiration from stunners ranging from an exact replica F-18 fighter jet car to one inspired by the Beatles classic Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds."
Here's a list of some of the area residents who will be participating in this year's parade.
Mark, Sherri, Erin and Miles Garrett's Percy Peacock" designed and constructed two years ago by the art students of Sam and Nancy Jones as they studied the avian drawings of James Audubon. The kinetic tail feather mechanics were engineered and fabricated by Robert Blue, but the rest of the entry was the result of cutting, grinding, gluing, braising and painting by the art students.
Michael Lawrence's Dragon Wagon," a custom, motorized radio flyer wagon
Daniel Norstrom's Asian Persuasion," a Honda CRX decked out with Japanese calligraphy graphics.
Clients at Reach Unlimited bring CadiFlower," fused-together 1977 Cadilacs make a limo, decorated with flowers made from recycled water bottles and soda rings. The flowers were painted by the Adult Clients at Reach Unlimited for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Josh Jackson's Accelerated Angel," complete with wings, a halo and Biblical verses about angels, represents the youth group from Saint Mark Lutheran Church.
Greater Denton Arts Collaborators bring Super Arts Saturday on the Streets," a Jeep decorated by 2nd-5th graders as a part of a family day art event. Collaborators included Big Brothers and Big Sisters and art educators from the University of North Texas.
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