August Artful Thursday: The Art Guys present Home on the Range

This month’s Artful Thursday program, August 13, 2009, beginning at 6:30 PM
at the at the Caroline Wiess Law Building,
The Art Guys present Home on the Range. For more than a quarter of a century, The Art Guys—Houston based Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing—have intrigued, entertained, puzzled, and moved audiences with their art. Theirs is a world where the everyday becomes monumental, humor is serious, and the ridiculous meets the sublime.

The Art Guys Home on the Range DVD coverBest known for their numerous staged performances and public spectacles, The Art Guys have presented their work in grocery stores, movie theaters, airports, restaurants, sports arenas, and other non-traditional venues for experiencing art while also exploiting mass media and entertainment to explore contemporary society and issues.

At the August Artful Thursday, The Art Guys talk about and show selections from Home on the Range, the new two-DVD box set anthology of their work from 1983 through 2008 produced by Microcinema International. The set includes live stage performances, conceptual events in public, video works, and the ZenFilm documentary, Nothing To It: The Art Guys in Concert. Clint Willour, Curator of the Galveston Art Center, will moderate the event.

Artful Thursdays receive generous funding from the Rockwell Fund. Promotional support is generously provided by KUHF 88.7 FM, Houston Public Radio. Refreshments are generously provided by Starbucks.

The Art Guys discuss these topics with KUHF’s Eric Ladau, who hosts the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s monthly Artful Thursdays.


Eric Ladau

Eric Ladau


NightClassics host and Station Tour Coordinator Eric Ladau graduated from Illinois State University in 1979 with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communication. While in college, he worked at KFJM in Grand Forks North Dakota and WGLT in Bloomington, Illinois. He hosted jazz, classical, folk and blues music programs and even...

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