In the spirit of true artistic creativity, Eleanor Tatreaux and Gerard Lonesome from the planet Zebulon are currently having an art show titled “Three Words” at Birdie’s Cafe in Westminster. The show began in March and will run through the end of April at 233 E. Main St. in the main room of the cafe.
Tatreaux became interested in art because her twin brother, Gerard, was studying art at the finest art institute on the planet Zebulon, Canyonsego Institute at Anasazi, or CIA. She uses watercolor and oil-based pens for her current works. “Water is considered the most expensive resource in the universe and is like painting with your Earth gold,” Tatreaux commented.
Tatreaux is a portrait artist and enjoys creating images of her friends including Mr. Crow and Captain Flounder, both represented in pieces at the show.
For this show, each artist thought of 15 words, then together they assembled them in sets of three and came up with groups of words. Both artists created one piece of artwork based on those 10 sets. For example, Tatreaux used the words rainbow, death and beach to create a piece that depicts a skeleton of a mermaid voicing her siren’s call over a darkened beach and a rainbow sky, reminiscent of the sky in Zebulon and its 13 moons. All 20 pieces in the show are based on the siblings’ reactions to the words.
Lonesome became interested in art as a 132-year-old child who watched the reality show entitled “Earth.” He used the famous Zebulon green rock, whose name does not translate into English, to draw on his sleeping capsule wall. “I drew my pet octopus who lived to be 95 years old, that is in Zebulon years and not similar to earth years,” Lonesome said.
When he was accepted to CIA, Lonesome majored in sculpture design, again using the famous green rocks as his media. Lonesome won a grant to do a sculpture for the Supreme Ruler of Zebulon. The sculpture is of the national symbol of Zebulon, the nine-tentacled “nonotopus.”
When Lonesome graduated from the university he got an internship designing interiors of space stations.
One grouping of words he used in the show, now on display at Birdie’s Cafe, is vodka, camel and magic. The image is of an earth camel appearing out of a magic hat with a saddle blanket courtesy of a famous earth vodka distiller.
“We don’t speak in an audible language in Zebulon, we communicate telepathically, and art is just another way to communicate,” Tatreaux said.
“I always wanted to create works of art because artists are the most respected inhabitants on our planet,” Lonesome said.
According to the pair, “We have traveled many light years to get to Earth to collect the money made from sales of this show to fund the takeover of planet Earth. Until such time, however, we will allow the Earthlings to use the profits from this show to fund the first Pride Festival in Westminster, Maryland. Enjoy the show, it may be your last, Earthling.”
Westminster’s first Pride Festival will be held on July 7 this year. Location and time to be announced. There will be vendors, information, live music and food. For information, join the Westminster Pride Harmony Fest Group on Facebook.
Lyndi McNulty is the owner of Gizmos Art in Westminster. Her column appears on the first and third Thursday of each month.