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The Tree Dedication Ceremony for The Art Guys Marry A Plant
Saturday, November 19, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
The Menil Collection


On Saturday, November 19, 2011, at 10:30 a.m., a public ceremony will be held at The Menil Collection to dedicate the planting of the live oak tree from The Art Guys Marry A Plant . The tree was planted on the grounds of The Menil Collection on March 29, 2011 and was formally accepted into the permanent collection on June 2, 2011 as a gift from The Art Guys. "The Tree Dedication Ceremony of The Art Guys Marry A Plant" will include speakers Toby Kamps, Menil curator of modern and contemporary art, Lawrence Weschler, writer and Director of the New York Institute of the Humanities, and James Surls, artist. The tree is located in Menil Park on the grounds of the Menil Collection just southwest of the Rothko Chapel. [STREET MAP, SATELLITE MAP] This event will take place rain or shine. Please contact The Menil Collection for more information.

"Mountains Out of Molehills"
Saturday, November 19, 2011, Noon until 2:00 p.m.
The Art Guys Studio

Immediately following The Tree Dedication Ceremony for The Art Guys Marry A Plant, the audience is invited to attend a reception at The Art Guys Studio featuring "Mountains Out of Molehills," an exhibition of selected insignificant works spanning The Art Guys 28 years of collaboration. Noon until 2:00 p.m. The Art Guys are represented by McClain Gallery in Houston.

icetsuoH fails to open with its first non-exhibition featuring nothing at all by Seth Mittag!
Do not come on Tuesday, November 15, 7-11 p.m.
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Johnny Meah: The Czar of Bizarre
an exhibtion of circus sideshow banners, drawings and more from one of the last sideshow banner painters
opens Friday, October 28, 2011, 7-9 p.m.
The Art Guys Museum of Art and Wonders


photos by Gale Zucker
UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE - UPDATE - images from the exhibtion

The Art Guys are pleased to announce the release of “Greens Bayou Street,” an audio walking tour produced in association with Hear Our Houston

The Art Guys explore a different side of Houston with experimental audio tour, William James Gerlich, CultureMap

Insperity Golf Experience at Discovery Green in Houston - September 1 - November 27, 2011, Discovery Green, Houston, Texas
Discovery Green presents the Insperity Golf Experience at Discovery Green, a nine-hole miniature golf course, created by local artists. Curated by Clint Willour.

Score a Hole-in-One at Discovery Green's "Insperity Golf Experience", Troy Schulze, Houston Press
Impossibly difficult: Discovery Green's new mini golf course is more art than putt putt, Fayza A. Elmostehi, CultureMap

Navy Pier Walk 2011 July 4, - September 20, 2011, Navy Pier, Chicago
A curated site-specific exhibition of public art. Curated by Joseph Tabat in collaboration with Dave Hickey.


Under the Big Top: A Thematic Group Exhibition, July 9 - August 27, 2011
McClain Gallery, Houston, Texas

Return To Sender exhibition at Tempus Projects, September 16-September 30, 2011
RETURN TO SENDER features a collection of ninety-three 7x7inch works on paper from various contemporary artists. Each piece was designed specifically for this exhibition as part of an artist's mail-exchange project, and thus delivered by and returned through the U.S. postal service.

The Art Guys present The Meronomic Antinomy of the Trans-Finite Realm (She's a Brick House), THE WRONG AGAIN GALLERY, opens Friday, April 1, 2011 7-9 PM.


The Art Guys: Right Before Your Eyes, Bradbury Gallery, Arkansas State University, March 1- - April 15, 2011, opens March 10, 2011
The Art Guys will present a gallery lecture on Wednesday, March 30, 2011


The Art Guys return to Vanderbilt University to unveil Idle Chatter ,March 22-April 6, 2011, OPENS 4-6 p.m., TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
Space 204, E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center, Vanderbilt Art Department. -PRESS RELEASE- -MORE INFORMATION
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Idle Chatter is an audio sculpture that invites students and from all over Vanderbilt campus, and audiences from all over the world, to participate. Idle Chatter is sponsored by The Vanderbilt University Department of Art in association with The Office of Arts and Creative Engagement


The Art Guys host Oxbow Dinner Gala and Art Auction Saturday, April 30, 2011, 6:00 p.m.,The Oxbow School, Napa, California
The Oxbow School will honor Paule Anglim, a seminal figure in the discovery and promotion of contemporary California artists, at its annual art auction and Chez Panisse-catered dinner. The Art Guys will emcee the night. PRESS RELEASE

The Art Guys exhibit in Giving and Receiving: A Collaborative Exhibition of Contemporary Artists from China and the USA
CU Art Museum of the University of Colorado at Boulder April 8 – July 22, 2011, Opens Thursday, April 7, Symposium - Saturday, April 9

Artists/Scholars Talk: Lads vs. Guys, John Wood and Paul Harrison and The Art Guys, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Saturday, February 12, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
It’s a battle between dynamic duos! British team John Wood and Paul Harrisontake on Houston collaborative duo The Art Guys (Michael Galbreth and Jack Massing).
Toby Kamps, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Menil Collection, Houston, and organizing curator of "Answers to Questions: John Wood and Paul Harrison," will referee.

The Art Guys connect in FREERIDING presented by Subtext Projects, January 10–February 10, 2011, East/West Galleries, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, Reception: January 25, 4–6 pm , -essay- -press release-

The Art Guys exhibit in Beeville Art Museum: Celebrating 10 Years of Art and Education, January 15 - April 18, 2011, opens Saturday, January 15, 1 – 3:00 p.m

The Art Guys and Mark and Angela Walley present "Quartet", Three Walls, February 4-25, 2011, opens Feb. 3, and Feb. 4, 6-9pm , Three Walls, San Antonio, Texas

The Art Guys lecture at Vanderbilt University, Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 7:00 pm, Wilson Hall, 103, Vanderbilt University MORE INFORMATION

The Art Guys in the news 2011

February, 2011
Selling of the Selling of the Selling of the Brand: Old Idea, New Hollywood Treatment by David Wenger of ID University
Art Guys Issue "Final" Statement Regarding Morgan Spurlock/SUITS Controversy by Troy Schulze of HoustonPress
(UPDATE) The Art Guys' Response to Morgan Spurlock: "It Boils Down to Recognition" by Troy Schulze of HoustonPress
Art Guys Accuse Super Size Me! Director of Plagiarism by Troy Schulze of HoustonPress
‘There is No Doubt That [Morgan] Spurlock Has Plagiarized Our Idea,’ says The Art Guys Concerning Director’s Latest Film and Promotional Efforts by Steve Delahoyde of Mediabistro
The Art Guys Issue Final Statement Over Morgan Spurlock Suit Controversy by Steve Delahoyde of Mediabistro
Rihanna Rips Off David LaChapelle, Morgan Spurlock Copies the Art Guys, and More Must-Read News (That We Took From Other Sources) - ARTINFO
Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock on Plagiarism Claim: ‘Preposterous’ by Jeff Bercovici of Forbes
Who wore it best? Logo-shrouded suit pits The Art Guys against Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock by Steven Thomson of CultureMap Houston

March, 2011
Missing in action: ARTnews overlooks The Art Guys in its Dynamic Duos list by Steven Thomson of CultureMap Houston
Call this number and do what you want by Troy Schulze of HoustonPress

July, 2011
Houston invades Chicago: Art Guys dock "fix- ice machine" sculpture at Navy Pier by Steven Thomson of CultureMap Houston

August, 2011
Sizing up Chicago's public art by Laura Viera of the Chicago Tribune

September, 2011
Score a Hole-in-One at Discovery Green's "Insperity Golf Experience", Troy Schulze, HoustonPress
Impossibly difficult: Discovery Green's new mini golf course is more art than putt putt, Fayza A. Elmostehi, CultureMap Houston

The Art Guys explore a different side of Houston with experimental audio tour, William James Gerlich, CultureMap Houston

November, 2011
Nuptials Stranger Than When The Art Guys Married That Plant, Meredith Deliso of HoustonPress
Eligible gay bachelor desperately seeks single female art critic for short-lived marriage, Douglas Britt, 29-95.com (Houston Chronicle)
Should I Marry Douglas Britt? (A Contemporary Art Critic's Dilemma), Jen Graves, SLOG (The Stranger)
Married But Two Years, the Art Guys Plant Spouse in Menil Lawn, Alive Yet!, Bill Davenport, Glasstire
Chron Critic Britt Goaded into Counter-Art by Art Guys Menil Tree-Marriage Stunt, Bill DavenPort, Glasstire
The latest chapter of Art Guys Marry a Plant divides Houston arts community, Tyler Rudick, CultureMap Houston
Art Gay Marries a Woman: Britt Counter-Ceremony Tonight; Art Guys Marry a Plant Dedication Tomorrow, Bill DavenPort, Glasstire
The Art Guys Marry a Plant: Part II, Meredith Deliso, HoustonPress
Uproar over The Art Guys Marry a Plant ends with peaceful tree dedication ceremony at Menil, Tyler Rudick, CultureMap Houston

December, 2011
Britt-Darby Guerrila Action On YouTube: Art Guys Plant Piece “Sucks”, Bill DavenPort, Glasstire
Update on the Art Critic Who Asked Me to Marry Him
, Jen Graves, SLOG (The Stranger)
UPDATED: The Art Guys' Controversial Plant Attacked By Suspected Vandals, Meredith Deliso, HoustonPress
ART GUYS' TREE-BRIDE VANDALIZED, 29-95.com (Houston Chronicle)
Art Guys Tree-Bride Chopped: Vandals Deface Controversial New Menil Installation, Bill Davenport, Glasstire
A tree dies in Montrose: Controversial Art Guys project at Menil Park is vandalized, Clifford Pugh, HoustonPress
Chron Art Critic Douglas Britt's Very Odd Meth-Filled, "I'm a Hooker" Blog: Bad Performance Art Or Sign of a Personal Crisis?, Meredith Deliso, HoustonPress
A Town Without Critics, Theodore Bale, Arts Journal Texas
Homophobia in the Arts, James Payne, Huffington Post


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