HMAAC Announces Pamela Council's Red Drink Temporary Fountain at Miller Outdoor Theater

Style Magazine Newswire | 6/11/2018, 12:56 p.m.
Continuing Pamela Council’s series began in 2016 to celebrate Juneteenth and honor the ancestors, The Houston Museum of African American ...
Houston Museum of African American Culture

Continuing Pamela Council’s series began in 2016 to celebrate Juneteenth and honor the ancestors, The Houston Museum of African American Culture (HMAAC) is pleased to present Council’s RED DRINK 4:00 - 7:00 pm., Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Herman Park Drive. Come and join us as we support her outdoor fountain filled with a celebratory drink at Miller. Pour out a little Big Red and toast to freedom.

Sticky, sweet, nostalgic, restorative!

According to Council, “I have a signature campy style that I call BLAXIDERMY, where humor-meets-horror meets dead serious revelations about history and materials. I will use this sensibility to create the Red Drink fountain as a temporary offering to the ancestors and performance site.”

She continues, “When filling a fountain with “drinkable” red drink, it transforms into a conceptually ripe macabre scene that points to things like the circulation of blood in the body, the circulation of blood in the public works, and the circulation of resources like sugar… I will perform with the fountain and provide cups filled with strawberry soda. We will toast to freedom.”

HMAAC CEO John Guess, Jr. indicated the museum’s enthusiasm in partnering on this event. “ We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Pamela Council to present this temporary event. It will be spiritual, emotional and artistic, capturing the serious occasion in a way only Pamela can.”

This continues Council’s Fountains series which began in 2016. Red Drink is presented by the artist with support from the Idea Fund, Rema Hort Mann Community Fund, Big Red, Miller Outdoor Theatre and HMAAC.