“Don’T Run Dry” – Lyric Art. Wall Sculptures And Prints By Pen Morrison

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Houston artist, Pen Morrison, to showcase original works inspired by the song lyrics of legendary recording artists of the Twentieth century.

Gain a unique perspective on the Willie Nelson song "Whisky River" and others at “Don’t Run Dry” – Lyric Art, an exhibition to open at The Record Ranch Gallery inside Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth, on Saturday, August 29th. The exhibit features fourteen 3D, mixed media wall sculptures that were created by graphic and fine artist, Pen Morrison. The new series celebrates songs about drinking - beer, whisky, wine, and coffee. From George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Garth Brooks, Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Nat King Cole, and the Soggy Bottom Boys, these pieces combine old shiplap, cut steel, found objects and painted lyrics to remind us that drinking continues to be written about over and over again in music.

"Songs about drinking are intriguing"' said Morrison of her new series. "They are short stories of real life, sometimes true and sometimes fiction, but decidedly universal."
Five new from her "guitar series" will also be in the show, including Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Harrison/ Clapton, Doug Sahm and the late, great B.B. King.

"Morrison's mixed media pieces have a topography to them that suggests place, whether it's the Mississippi Delta that birthed so much blues or a grid of Houston's wards, which were home to performers like Lightnin' Hopkins and Albert Collins."
- Andrew Dansby (Houston Chronicle, Feb. 2013)
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