Audiences Are Loving the Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit
Big Opening Garners Local Celebs for Nationwide Sensation in Htown
The stars may not have been a prominent fixture in the Houston night sky on Wednesday, October 13, but a bevy of Houston stars came out in full force to celebrate the Bayou City launch of the Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit, the nationwide sensation that has now sold over 3 million tickets, making it the most popular touring North American event.
A diverse array of local celebs from The Suffers’ Kam Franklin, artist Donkeeboy and Texans’ Whitney Mercilus to Jess and Betty Tutor, Marita Fairbanks, and Jana Arnoldy, made it a truly starry, starry preview night for the blockbuster experiential art happening.
Making its Houston home at the west side campus of The Founders District, just a stone’s throw from CITYCENTRE – and not to be confused by another Van Gogh happening at the Marq-E- the massive warehouse was specifically built out for the dazzling show, slated to run through January 3 and created by the Italian cinematographer and composer duo, Massimiliano Siccardi and Luca Longobardi, responsible for the famed French production spotlighted on the hit Netflix show Emily in Paris.
The production harnesses 60,600 frames of captivating video totaling 90,000,000 pixels and 500,000+ cubic feet of projections, bringing the painter’s masterpieces to life.
Approximately 200 guests descended upon the sunflower-laden space, which has been colorfully-adorned with Instagrammable opportunities, including a vintage pickup in an undeniably Van Gogh yellow and an oversized Texas State sunflower sign prominently placed within the lobby for guests to pose in front of as they exited the exhibit.
Photos: V. Sweeten