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Guys, do you take this oak . . .

This Saturday, June 13 at 11am is the Art Guys tree wedding at the MFAH’s sculpture garden. In case you haven’t heard (unlikely), The Art Guys will marry a live oak tree (quercus virginiana) in a traditional-style ceremony presided over by ordained minister Ed Cooper. Immediately following the ceremony, a reception will be held at the Contemporary arts Museum across the street. The "Marry a Plant" idea, first conceived in 2004, could be "an exploration of Germanic lore linking manhood to tree planting, a symbol of our simultaneously loving and destructive relationship to nature, or a provocative test of the slippery-slope ‘what’s next?’ argument used by supporters of California’s recently upheld Proposition 8, outlawing gay marriage," says CAMH Senior Curator Toby Kamps. The performance is in conjunction with the exhibition "No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston."

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