We traveled to Fort Worth last night to see the Fort Worth Stock Show and meet up with Joe Ely.  We are friends and admirers of Joe, his music, his words, and his artwork. So, we are super excited that he is part of our next exhibit opening here at the gallery.  It's an exhibit about what we think about Texas and Texas isn't Texas without Joe Ely.
Picking up Joe's work was like a drug deal in the Garden Hilton Inn parking lot.  He passed us a suitcase and a bundle of wrapped pieces which are framed with prison glass. 
"Rambler Gambler" is the suitcase piece.  It's based upon a story from Joe's plumber friend Ducky.  Ducky once grabbed the opportunity to look into Hank Williams suitcase.  Let's just say that Hank had the essentials.......