Sunday, April 17, 2011

Where Is The Kitchen? Its At Bihl Haus!

"The Cabinet of (Foreign) Kitchen Affairs"
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The opening night of 'The Kitchen Goddess' was attended by art lovers, the curious and those who simply love love LOVE a sprinkling of kitsch with their cereal.  Bihl Haus hosted the most recent outing of the kitsch-en, and our new and freshly powdered goddesses got a chance to stretch their wings and flirt. 

There were quite a few new pieces, such as this sassy vaccuum cleaner, Merceureka. She positively begs to be turned on, and quite honestly, has a mind of her own.  I've never had so much fun pushing around a purring appliance. I"ve started making excuses to vaccuum. Why the front yard just won't stay clean! 

"The Sink of Failed Dreams: Where All Good Housewives' Dreams Go To Die"
And here is a side shot of the sink, one of my favorite pieces. As fun to make as it is to look at, I think I've created a place where you can unzip the mundane, and step into a technicolor world of volumptuous whimsy and tounge-in-cheek humor.  

And our goddesses have evolved too.  From the early days in Colorado, where the goddesses were reminiscent of Jackie O, and just getting their fuzzy house slippers wet...

to the Blue Star installation goddesses that could barely wait to educate viewers on 'How To Be A Good Housewife'...

our Bihl Haus goddesses have evolved into the kitchen-conscious audacious group of not-quite-liberated mavens of the pre-microwave era.

You can view the full opening night festivities and see some of the pieces in the slideshow in the post below, called, 'Bitch and Kitsch' at   Just click on the slideshow to see it in its proper size. 

The kitchen goddesses have now taken off their high heels and massaged their aching toes...

 poured that martini and settled on the davenport to relax ...

and the Magic Chef with his lovely and perfect helper Betty Jean, have packed up their knives and returned to their home turf to insult regular patrons in French while waving their hands at them to dismiss ...

and the mile-long train of devilled eggs has been long-consumed by our lovely guests ...
Adela, a vision in red, with 'Pimento Loaf', her own creation.
so our kitchen goddesses bid you farewell for the time being. 

The kitchen will be on display, up until May 14th at Bihl Haus Arts.  You can visit on Fridays and Saturdays, 1 - 4 pm or by appointment, if you pick up your telephone and call 210,383.9723.  You can purchase a piece of the kitchen to adorn your home and make it even more spectacular, using all the proper colors, or any of the pieces the Golden artists, like Adela above, have created. 

Many people have asked me 'where IS Bihl Haus???'.  Darlings, its easy to find.  A vision in seafoam green and barbie pink, my kitchen lives in the Bihl Haus gallery for the next 4 weeks at 2803 Fredricksburg Road, INSIDE of the Primrose retirement community.  Its right across the street from DeWeese's Tip Top Cafe, where you can also have a delicious chicken fried steak OR grilled cheese sandwich if the devilled eggs and mini burgers in the exhibit leave you hungry for more. 

My exhibit has much less calories than this...

Here is the map for those of you who need more reference.

We do hope you will have a chance to drop by our kitchen. Its an experience we'd love to share with you. When you are there, simply close your eyes and inhale. We just know you'll be able to smell the cinnamon from those oatmeal cookies we cooked just for you. 

And as soon as my bruised toes recover, I'll be updating on my latest adventure, here at

-- Vanilla, sugar and lots of powdered sugar,

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