Schipul Pops In At The CultureMap Pop-Up Party at FotoFest

FotoFest A Matter of Wit

Above: Gilbert Garcin, The flight of Icarus(after Leonardo da Vinci),
[L’envol d’Icare (d’apres Leonard de Vinci)], 2005 – FotoFest.org

FotoFest: A Matter of Wit

Last night I had the pleasure of popping into the Culture Map Pop-Up Party at FotoFest.  What was all the celebration about?  Yesterday was the opening of a great new exhibit at FotoFest:  A Matter of Wit.  Featuring collective works of Gilbert Garcin, Miro Švolík and Colin Blakely, each visitor was surrounded by remarkable visions of whimsy, humor and ability as they navigated through the displays, friendly faces and tasty treats.

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Aside gawking at some amazing photography, The Culture Map Pop-up Party at FotoFest also gave me my first taste of sugary goodness from MMM…Cupcake and an amazing twice-baked potato pocket pie from Oh My! Pocket Pies (which was adorable and delicious).  The folks at MMM…Cupcakes and Oh My! Pocket Pies couldn’t be nicer (and kudos to the pie guys for sticking it out in freezing temperatures).


Another awesome turn up at the Map Pop-up Party at FotoFest was Smile Booth!  I got to chat with Josh from Smile Booth and I have to say, it’s probably one of the neatest things I’ve seen out and about in Houston.  A superior twist on old school instant film, a high quality instant camera with takes a few photos of you and your friends and print right out; these pictures turn out great and you can view them online the next day (just like the ones from FotoFest)!

FotoFest Smile Booth
Everyone had a blast, but if you missed the Pop-Up Party at FotoFest, don’t worry the exhibit: A Matter of Wit continues through Feb 25th. Thanks to CultureMap, the awesome food vendors, Silver Eagle, FotoFest and everyone who contributed for a great night!

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FotoFest: A Matter of Wit | Gilbert Garcin, Miro Švolík, Colin Blakely

February 10, 2011 – February 25, 2011
Mon-Wed and Fri, 10am – 5pm, Sat, noon – 5pm,
Late Night Thursdays 10am – 7pm

Want more FotoFest?
Reserve a tour: Jennifer Ward, exhibits@fotofest.org or at 713.223.5522 ext 18.
Information and Visuals: Vinod Hopson, press3@fotofest.org or at (713) 223.5522 ext 26
Literacy Though Photography: Kristin Skarbovig,  ltp@fotofest.org or at (713) 223-5522