Each year as part of the Houston Artcar Weekend the artcars perform an outreach to places where there are people who might not otherwise be able to experience the Artcar Parade firsthand. It's called The Main Street Drag and it takes the artcars out to schools in impoverished areas, senior centers and most importantly for Bonnie Blue, the Lighthouse, a residence for the blind. "I always volunteer to be on the route that goes to The Center and The Lighthouse" Bonnie says. She loves showing the residents the various sculptural features and watching their reactions as they use their hands to see the car. "This is the best part of artcar weekend for me." Keep spreading smiles across the miles.
Big doings from Bonnie Blue this weekend. She will be the featured artist at the Peanutbutter Warehouse in Galveston's historic Strand District. Bonnie will be debuting some special pieces created in her newest medium Gulf Coast Sand. Come to the Island to celebrate the sun and sand and take home a little bit of Galveston with you to always remind you of the special times.
It's going to be a really great party down at the Peanutbutter warehouse. There will be musical acts performing, door prizes, live art demonstrations, two bars will be serving drinks, and wine and complimentary snacks will be available throughout the building. And Bonnie tells us she will be giving away small pieces of signed art. Fun! And as a special added bonus Bonnie's awesome artcar Zena the Mermaid will be on display.
As I said, this is a big deal for our Bonnie Blue. To be the featured artist at Artwalk is a vindication of many years being overlooked. "This is the work of my hands, my thoughts and my heart. I have been declined from more art shows than I want to admit to, juried shows don't see my work as art for some reason. But it has brought thousands of smiles to countless onlookers and that's enough for me!"
These are some of the pieces Bonnie will have on exhibit at the event.
The event is Saturday March 5, from 6-10. See You on Saturday!
What a fun new piece from Bonnie Blue. She calls it Nothing Butt Friends. It depicts a trio of ladies sitting on a bench watching the ocean waves crash upon the beach. Wearing skimpy bikinis and fancy hats to protect their fair skin from the blazing sun, these three friends are having a relaxed conversation, their toes in the sand. The only thing missing are the margaritas and daiquiris which are no doubt sitting just outside the frame.
These three are all very different. They're different in their style. They differ in skin tone and body type and height. One thing they share in common though, they all have Rockin' Butts!
Contact Bonnie at 713/649-6931 if you want to purchase this painting or one similar to it.