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Please Support The Island Growing to Wardenclyffe Gallery

Olivia Mercury Pepper and Katie Rose Pipkin are creative artist friends of mine who like to share.

They reached their fund-raising goal in late-mid February so they will open Wardenclyffe Gallery in East Austin with Art Exhibits and Day Music Shows during SXSW and Not-SXSW

For Folks who don’t do facebook …

See Photos of The Island Last Party on Feb 19 Before We Move to Wardenclyffe Gallery in March 2012

Here is the promotional video Katie Rose shot and created for this fundraising drive.

Spend seven minutes meeting Island Folks — including me — who talk about what makes The Island so much a part of their creative lives.

Katie Rose to the left of Olivia in front of Katie’s art

They have transformed their home along the railroad tracks in NorthEast Hyde Park into The Island – where comfy living room couches in their backyard are clumped next to a quirky collection of typewriters that are across from a network of ponds and just in front of a step-up stage with an aged yet playable piano that stands ready to accompany an array of musicians who play at The Island.

All Bob Kinney Photos

Les Rav at The Island

Cups & Roses

 Interesting people fill The Island to listen to musicians, meet new folks and sip imaginative drinks from The Island’s affordable bar – all of this takes place under a wonderland of nicely designed strings of light that stretch between limbs of huge trees that canopy the backyard.

Everything stops when a freight train engine goes by slowly. All Island residents wave to the train’s engineer as s/he deftly toots back Howdy.

Party on The Island

 60s Old-School Light Show fused with gel liquid

Katie and Olivia have given so much in recent years to help us grow The Island. They need our support now to make it possible on a larger stage.

The two self-described Best Buds have found a bungalow along Springdale Road in East Austin where The Island will become Wardenclyffe Gallery with plenty of room to imagine and grow.

Please contribute as much as you can afford to the Wardenclyffe Gallery Kickstarter fundraising campaign or drop some money off at The Island.

Here is the promotional video Katie Rose shot and created for this fundraising drive.

Spend seven minutes meeting Island Folks — including me — who talk about what makes The Island so much a part of their creative lives.

For Folks who don’t do facebook …

See Photos of The Island Last Party Before We Move to Wardenclyffe Gallery

All Bob Kinney Photos

Olivia, left, and Katie Rose performing in their Private Lives Puppet Theatre show.

Personal Disclosure –

I first met Olivia when she began working at Wheatsville Co-op a couple years ago here in Austin.

Her former roommate Katie Rose is an incredibly imaginative artist who is finishing requirements for a bachelor of fine arts degree at the University of Texas in Austin. The Dwellers, a pen & ink drawing she created, was a joy for me to discover, buy and take home from the Black Lagoon art gallery. The Dwellers is me on my life’s journey now at 65 years. You can see me holding the framed The Dwellers drawing midway thru the Wardenclyffe video.

Since you are looking at this on my blog … thanks for being among the delightful woodland creatures  looking at me as I pass by on my journey.

The Dwellers by Katie Rose Pipkin

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