katie calico


V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
Manet Fountain stands watch outside the gallery.
Chiquita Paschal

Art News

The Talking Fountain Still Flows

Gallery remains active despite Lead/Coal scramble

Walking up post-apocalyptic Lead Avenue to the Talking Fountain gallery, I wondered for a split second if it was worth it. The landscape was bleak. Like many businesses along the Lead and Coal corridor, the gallery has seen a decline in visitors, as it’s buried somewhere behind the pile of street-construction rubble. Despite the renovation inconveniences, the gallery and its local supporters are determined to put a positive spin on it.
V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
“What business is it of yours where I’m from, friendo?”
“El Narco” by Sergio Sandoval

Gallery Review

Expression by Any Means

The Talking Fountain Gallery & Boutique

Artist Katie Calico first saw a “talking fountain” while visiting Rome. The fountains don’t speak on their own—for centuries, they’ve served as meeting places for people to express themselves. Calico says they were even used during the Fascist regime in Italy, a time when freedom of speech was curtailed.

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