Bill’s Sayonara Top Five: April 30, 2015

by Glasstire April 30, 2015

Rainey visits Bill’s Junk for Bill’s sayonara performance on Glasstire’s weekly Top Five video, but they are interrupted by a space battle.



1. Annabel Livermore: Unseen Works
Kirk Hopper Fine Art, Dallas
April 18 through May 23, 2015

Rarely seen oil paintings and watercolors by El Paso artist Annabel Livermore, the alter-ego of West Texas guru James Magee. Full of portent and dream-like narrative.


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2. Kent Dorn: Into the Night
The Safe Room at the Texas Theater, Dallas
Apr 25- May 30

Dorn’s nightscapes parody the pathos of 19th Century American landscape paintings with contemporary characters. add some earler works, and it’s a great introduction to the Houston painter for Dallasites.

BONUS: Avengers: Age of Ultron preview screening  on tonite, Thursday, April 30, at 10pm!


3. Jesse Amado: 30 Day Rx
Ruiz-Healy Art, San Antonio
April 30 – June 6
Opening: April 30,  6–8 pm
Artist talk: May 9,  1–2 pm

New works by San Antonio artist Jesse Amado informed by his recent personal experience with illness and prescription drugs, and felt.



4. Paintings by Rich Cali & Dan Phillips
Webb Gallery, Waxahachie
April 12- May 31

Philips, the great Dallas furniture maker’s paintings on paper reflect a folksy early American sensibiliy. Paired with symbolic graphics by Rich Cali.


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5. War’Hous 4th Annual Star Wars Art Festival
2500 Summer Street, Houston
Saturday May 2 & Sunday, May 3, 12-6pm

Would you rather have a good painting of Chewbacca or a kitchy, wonderfully terrible painting of Chewbacca? We choose the latter. $5 (exact change!) at the door. Kids under 12 are FREE!


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kathy Armstrong April 30, 2015 - 10:48

Hello, Please credit the image of Jesse Amado’s work within the gallery installation to his exhibition that just closed at the Southwest School of Art.
“Installation view of Amado’s work in the exhibition Confections & Fictions at the Southwest School of Art. Photo by Todd Johnson.”

Rainey Knudson April 30, 2015 - 14:42

I took that photo Kathy!

Brian Jones April 30, 2015 - 10:51

Bill you are a an adorable dork but you probably lost some nerd cred there at the end but we’ll miss you. Kent Dorn’s show at the the Safe Room is fantastic but the opening was lacking attendance. Dallas get your butt to the closing event on May 30th and show him some love! Dan Phillips show at the Webb Gallery is gorgeous and he shares the space with the fantastic art of Rich Cali, it’s a great combo.

Rainey Knudson April 30, 2015 - 14:41

Full disclosure: Bill cut my derisive reaction to the Vulcan hand sign.

Bill Davenport April 30, 2015 - 23:51

That was an ironic Vulcan salute! My cred is as nerdy as anyone’s!

Loli April 30, 2015 - 12:01

Bye, bye, Billy…


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