The day started with mimosas at Cecil’s Pub, under a truly stunning April spring day. Diane Gelman had put on a wonderful spread of goodies,and our group was soon in good cheer. VAA President Matt Adams started the proceedings,with Laurie Mills making the introductions including Daniel Anguilu who spoke about his work.
We boarded our bus and were on the road by 10.30a.m.,escorted by Biggie, Daniel’s dog!
Joel Carpenter of Gulf Coast Graffiti, our tour guide took us first past a couple of wheat paste pieces, including a Wiley and a Coolidge. Travelling East, we drove by a piece of Daniel’s that is one of the longest pieces in Houston. We then disembarked on Harrisburg at the iconic “Big Blue Warehouse”, viewing various types of different artists styles.Next up was “Super Happy Funland”, a quirky little spot that most had never heard of. Moving on, we stopped at the old Meridian, soon to be a hipster church, checking out Gonzo’s famous “Houston” piece as well as many others.
Last stop was at Fannin and Drew where we saw the massive Mr.D’s “God” piece,as well as an assortment of other work.
Everyone had a splendid time, especially after the mimmosas started to kick in! Special thanks to Laurie Mills ,for organizing our trip and to Daniel, Black Cassidy and Scott Tarbox for joining our merry troop, and giving us their time and insights.All in all,a great morning!