Cruz from Dallas

Pop in and see the Honky Tonk show at the Bluecoat this month and next.

Prints by Steve Hardstaff, Neil Morris and Paul Davidson are shown alongside a large number of quirky artworks by artists local and not.

Among the not-local would be Dallas-based Cruz Ortiz. Cruz makes prints, video and performance pieces. The piece showing in Gallery 4 (upstairs) features film and text, the latter printed in the Bluecoat's screen print studio during his recent visit to the 'Pool.

He had a harmonica with him. I asked if he could play. He said 'no, but it helps me relax enough to work'.

Lovely man. Very punchy piece. Here's a pic.