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Arts / Museums

A Mobile Art Van Shakes Up Houston’s Creative Scene

Bringing Art to Foodies — and More

BY // 11.11.15
photography Auliya Flory

One of our fave discoveries of late is artist Chasity Porter’s year in-the-making rolling art gallery, Dormalou Project. Named for a pair of familial femmes, the mobile art van transports — literally — a cache of Houston notables, joined by some under-known talents, to schools, kids’ birthday parties, art openings, foodie destinations such as Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream, the farmers market at Imperial Sugar Land and more. Gallery walls are the interior of a ‘97 Ford Econoline bus that this mother of two transformed to showcase the work of art-world pals, while espousing the mission of taking paintings, sculpture and drawings to new audiences.

The show we caught, “The Magical, Mystical, Fantastical Dream Catcher,” nodded to the kaleidoscopic ’70s, complete with dream catcher wall sculptures. Best finds: a grisaille painting of cupcakes by Thedra Cullar-Ledford ($100) and an edgy drawing of a crying nymph by floral designer-turned-artist Gail Terrill ($50).

Chasity Porter
Chasity Porter

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