Red Bull Art of the Can Opening: When Worlds Collide!


Red Bull received 500 entries from 39 states and 14 countries for its latest Art of Can contest. A panel of judges chose 47 pieces for an exhibit on view at the Galleria through July 25. I am proud to be one of the 47.

What a fun night we had.  I stepped out of the elevator with my Red Bull Champagne cocktail to see none other that Bob Ruggerio, a VP and VIP at Quilts, Inc (and one of my favorite fixtures at festival…always smiling and laughing inspite of what must be a VERY stressful week)   He was covering the event tor the Houston Press.


I quickly found the art car group, as you can’t miss them in a crowd. They were most likely the most photographed people at the event and they didn’t even have their cars <GRIN!> They had come out in support of their President Nicole Strine who had a piece in the collection,  and also for me, the newbie.


Next I spotted an unusual hairdo which I recognized as one of my daughters friends, Cameron Rowe, who I last ran into at Home Depot when I shopping for art car adhesives. He also had a a wonderful piece in the show.

It was a really great opening with freeflowing Red Bull cocktails and loud music.  A great contrast to some staid art openings where people wander around whispering and nibbling on crummy cheese and cheap white wine.

The catalog was fun although I would have loved the pics to be bigger. <VBG>

Here is the Red Bull Press Release

2 Responses to “Red Bull Art of the Can Opening: When Worlds Collide!”

  1. Kay Cox Says:

    Congratulations, Kim! I do want to get over and see the show. I love the whole idea!

  2. Kim Says:

    It was a great opening. The hard part is you GIVE them the work, even if you don’t get in. So glad I did.