REAL EYES Maintain Downtown Pop-Up Gallery
One and half weeks ago Kaycee Dougherty from the El Paso Downtown Arts District contacted me about a new space for the Last Thursday Art Walk. She was wondering if I'd be willing to put a last minute show together. I said yes because I have a hard time saying no and I'm glad I did. The whole process was quick and painless. The staff at the Camino Real hotel were amazing and helpful. Especially Crystal Bocanegra, who initiated the idea of having the space be a part of the Art Walk. MCAD also did a great job with promotions and support. I rallied the Maintain crew and some other friends, Miguel Ibarra (www.mibarra.com) cranked out a an awesome and quick flier, and we had a show on our hands. The show turn out was great, so many people came out to support and it seemed like everyone had a good time.
Artists included Los Dos (Christian Pardo Cardenas y Ramon Cardenas), CIMI, EXIST1981, Andrew Joseph Perez, Miguel Ibarra, Deena Mustin, Jason Lucero, Julian Quiambao, Zeque Peña, Tim Razo, Matthew Poe and Schiani Ledo. As well as music by System.A, OneManJazz, Eureka the Butcher and Ed Chalace.
Love and respect to those who came out.
Photos: Andrew Joseph