Okay Mountain, a Texas Biennial 2007 host, participated in the Johnson Courts bungalow exhibition at CAM 2006, thanks to CAM co-director Anjali Gupta, who reached out to galleries in Austin, Portland, Dallas, and Brooklyn for the show. Gupta will exert an even bigger influence on next year’s CAM: Blue Star Executive Director Bill FitzGibbons has invited her to curate Blue Star 22, the art space’s annual CAM show. The tentative opening date for CAM 22 is June 29, 2007.
But there is a new face around Blue Star: Sculptor David Isenhour picked up where Tico Perez (who is, ahem, now working in the Current’s retail-sales department) left off. In his position as Gallery Preparateur and Facilities Manager, Isenhour will also work on Blue Star’s educational-outreach programming, says FitzGibbons.
Isenhour is one of the artist-tenants at the Lone Star Art Space, FitzGibbons’s new studio suite that has joined the growing art crowd on South Flores — Gallista Gallery, one9zero6, Salon Mijangos, Fl!ght, and L.A. David’s new Arte Cosmico Studio (Lone Star is also where FitzGibbons’s wife, realtor Ann FitzGibbons, hosted a recent fundraiser for the fledgling New Era Democrats). FitzGibbons would like to open a doorway between the adjacent Salon Mijangos warehouse and his space for art openings; he says to look for an event sometime after Christmas.
Right — that’s months away. For something fresh to do this week, swing by Galeria Expresion in Centro Cultural Aztlan’s new digs, 1800 Fredericksburg Road in the Deco District. The group show, curated by Richard Arredondo, includes work by Ricky Armendariz, Alex Rubio, Dayna de Hoyos and more. Call 432-1896 for hours and info.