Numbers 1, 3 and 4 in the gallery were at 4411 Montrose. Reyna was at the opening of her show at Wade Wilson Fine Art. Her work is currently showing there. Adela Andea’s work is now on exhibit at Art League Houston on Montrose.
Crystal Bowl Sound Healing is based on the Tibetan belief that everything in the world is made of energy. Our bodies contain energy in the form of vibrating atoms. These vibrations can be disrupted by injury, disease, poor diet and other nasty things. Sounds made by a crystal bowl restore natural healthy vibrations. Different sized bowls are intended to vibrate at frequencies appropriate to each of the seven chakras. This group meets at a time observed around the world simultaneously. Music is created by rubbing the bowl with a rubber mallet. The leader of the group also played the flute. I captured their ceremony on an afternoon in Menil Park, just a few yards away from the famous Rothko Chapel. The temperature was around 90F/32C, but it was comfortable in the shade with a light breeze blowing. My headache cleared as the music began.
This is the final installment of the Houston Art Car Parade photos for this year. More girls in costumes for your enjoyment.
Costumes have become a big part of the art car parade so here are a few more people in costume. The man with the flags keeps them outside his home in the nearby Houston Heights. It seems like I get hazed by those who hate the USA every time I publish a shot of his house.
Somehow Houston lucked out and had no rain this afternoon so the parade could go on as planned. As usual there were scores of unconventional people, hundreds of decorated cars, and thousands of spectators. I wanted to post some right away so here are the first 5. More to come.
Coyote Ugly is a chain of bars featuring scantily clad female bartenders who strut around on the solidly constructed bar. They offer body shots where one girl pours tequila into the other’s naval for a customer to drink. The first girl also spits a lime into the customer’s mouth. Some of what went on there was too over the top to show here.
As if Friday night’s insanity wasn’t enough, on Saturday 6th Street was closed off for a street festival and paint covered participants from a color run that morning were wandering around. The bars were open and people were selling beer out of ice filled barrels on the street. [NB, the dizzy rooster girls were asked if it was OK before I started shooting.]