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The wondrous creations of Kelly Gale Amen

Pardon me while I have a fan girl moment. Last night at Lisa Hamilton's benefit performance of "Bald in the Land of Big Hair" (an ingenious one-woman show based on my memoir), I met Houston artist Kelly Gale Amen. I've loved (no, make that LOVED -- like a tween loves Bieber, like an elbow patch loves Proust) his mind-expanding, space-bending furniture for years. Now that I've met the guy, I understand why these pieces bring such a strong vibe of joy into the spaces they inhabit. He's a fabulously styled force for good in Houston and the universe. Pictured here, an art bed created in collaboration with Texas Children's Hospital cancer patients and their siblings. Click here to visit the KGA interior gallery and be agog.


Like an elbow patch loves Proust? ha hahahaha!

The show was excellent. Ingenious is definitely the right word for it. I was raving about it to Mark all the way home (he spent the time wandering around the village and lingering in Half Price Books). I hope Lisa can come back and do it again, for several showings somewhere.

Good stuff.
Jo Anne said…
I agree, Joni - Mr. Amen's designs are wonderfully electic. Of course, there was an excellent showing of movers and shakers at the world premier of 'Bald in the Land of Big Hair'. Indeed, an ingenious, funny, and poignant depiction of your memoir.

But you and Lisa were the stars, lady. And hopefully the show will take flight to aid many cancer fundraisers across Texas and the nation.

I also so enjoyed meeting Kathryn. (Hey, Kathryn!) It was great to share the performance next to such a lovely lady. (Not to mention that whole serendipitous thing of running into my sis-in-law from Beaumont.) :-)

It was a lovely evening, and I was proud to be there.
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Unknown said…
A stunningly moving performance by Lisa Hamilton indeed. On the road 'Bald in the Land of Big Hair' must certainly go!

And what is the formula for a perfect evening -- one that entertains, informs and transcends? Last night's event
benefiting Houston's The Rose based on Joni Rogers'real-life journey during and after cancer was just such an occasion at Main Street Theater.

There were culture makers Regina Rogers and Kelly Gale Amen there offering their support along with presidential son Steve Ford, whose courageous mother Betty changed forever the way breast cancer would be viewed by millions of women.

Hats off to Pink Ribbons Project, Hope Tree Home Loans, and all the great folks and firms who make it possible for The Rose to offer screening and treatment for breast cancer to thousands of women whether or not they have the means to pay.

This show -- with Lisa's incomparable talent -- must go on, and on ... and on. Bravo!

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