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The first show of the 2004 tour was a great one, thanks to
Tom Hazelmyer, his wife Lisa, and the rest of the Ox-Op crew.

Tom, aka HAZE XXL, owner of Amphetamine Reptile Records, current artist, restaurant/bar owner, etc., is a busy, busy man...and dedicated to making Ox-Op exceptional. (Tom is also behind the Zippo lighter that Mark Mothersbaugh designed). Grumpy's Bar & Grill, which
is in the same building as the gallery, offers incredible food & drinks.
It's definitely a must-see if you're ever in Minneapolis.

Mark was again bound by movie-scoring duties during the busy post-holiday weekend and couldn't attend, unfortunately, but did manage to chat with a few gallery visitors via phone during the reception.

The show opened promptly at 7pm, and the gallery was instantly packed with eager patrons from wall to wall. Many interesting people showed up, including the youngest Devo fan I've ever met (21 months old!), as well as old friends of Mark from many years ago.

Ox-Op invited Mark to be part of the upcoming QEE doll show, which will include other spectacular artists like Kozik, Gary Baseman, Shag, Pizz, Coop, Glenn Barr, Clayton Brothers, and many more.

We'll be back in Minneapolis later in 2004 for a show at Creative Electric Studios, featuring a new selection of Beautiful Mutants imagery, so we're looking forward to more fun times in Minnesota.
Check the Tour Dates page for specific info on a reception date.

Big thanks to OX-OP and Grumpy's Bar & Grill for filling our eyes and stomachs with mighty good stuff. Hope to see you all very, very soon.

Ox-Op rules, OK?

Michael Pilmer
Tour Manager/Webmaster
Beautiful Mutants Gallery Tour