KLOL 2022 reunion & art show with Scotty Phillips
Scotty Phillips, who 101 KLOL “Outlaw Radio” fans will remember as Scott T. Phillips, is returning to Houston to be featured in Wild at Art, an art showcase and sale being staged in Houston’s MATCH Gallery, February 4 – 5, 2022.
The art show is benefiting the StellaNova Foundation.
Doug Harris, the event’s organizer and a former colleague of Phillips during their days at the heritage
Houston rocker, is inviting all KLOL fans, friends and alumni to be a part of Scotty’s brief homecoming from 3 PM until 6 PM on Saturday the 5th.
“I was first introduced to Scotty’s work during a visit to Florida a few years back,” says Harris. “And was immediately taken by his passion for the rock and pop music icons who are often the subjects of his portraits. I knew then that I had to find a way to get his art in front of people who were familiar with Scotty, but who did not yet know his work. This show’s going to change that.”
Harris reports an overwhelming initial response to the notion of a station reunion and predicts appearances by former jocks, programmers, record company representatives and even former Miss Rockwear pageant winners.
“For people whose lives were touched by this incredible station, personally or professionally, this is a
rare opportunity to relive those days with some of the people that made it happen,” Harris observed.
“And the art’s very cool.”
Wild at Art is open to the public at no charge, but a ticket reservation is required. Proceeds from this
exhibition benefit the StellaNova Foundation’s efforts to provide mental health care and treatment to
those without access or resources. Complimentary tickets are available here Wild at Art Showcase
and Sale | MATCH (matchouston.org).
Phillips joined KLOL’s iconic “Outlaw Radio” on March 16, 1992 after a nine year run at 95 WYNF Tampa, Florida. Longtime KLOL fans might remember that Phillips was part of the show in early evenings, and then “Scary” Gary Poole continued into overnights.
Phillips took over for John Lyle (aka John Lisle), who was the replacement for original head outlaw Grego.
In addition to Scotty Phillips, the showcase will also feature paintings and photographs by Darron Franta, Kaima Marie, Tra’ Slaughter, and Joni Zavitsanos. Works by Kelley Devine, Phyllis Hand, Robert Rauschenberg, Sanjay Sharma, and others from a private collection will also be on display and offered for sale along with objects d’art, collectibles, and “eclectica.” Wild at Art will also introduce The Studio B Collection of hand painted vests, jackets, and other wearables.
“There comes a point when we must stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they are falling in.”Archbishop Desmond Tutu – Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
A message from Doug Harris
Executive Director, StellaNova Foundation
“As I look to the “third act” of my adventurous life and career, I find myself seeking balance between
what I have been given and what I have to give. And while my efforts to bring relevant, responsible
marketing messages to consumers from trustworthy companies will no doubt continue, I will be
devoting equal time and resources to making my hometown a better, safer place.
My professional and personal endeavors have made me aware of the connection between mental
health issues and many of the social conflicts and financial uncertainties faced by Houstonians. I have
seen firsthand the often-disastrous results when remedies for these challenges are neither sought nor
I also have learned about the growing variety of care and treatment options available, including some
which do not rely solely on long term medication. I have seen what music, art, and even simple nutrition
can do to improve the lives of those who have been separated from the social and familial support most
take for granted.
And I have learned that, regrettably, many of these programs are beyond the reach of those who lack
the resources to pay for them.
Is there anyone among us who hasn’t witnessed a friend, a family member, a neighbor, or a business
associate experiencing a mental health issue or episode? Depression, addiction, domestic violence, even
I am not a physician. I’ve had no training as a counselor or a therapist. I can’t tell if someone is
undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. But I have seen the pain, the suffering, and the tragic, sometimes deadly
consequences of this anguish.
I now feel a duty to help in ways I had not previously considered.
The StellaNova Foundation will provide funding in support of responsible mental health care to those in
in our community in need of this relief.
Your art purchases at StellaNova Foundation events and donations throughout the year will fuel our
efforts and our city will be a better place for it.
See you upstream.”