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Art Exhibit Shows ‘What It’s Like’ to Struggle with Mental Health Issues

Posted on · On Friday (Jan. 6, 2017) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at RecRoom downtown, there’s an art exhibit featuring the work of visual artists struggling with mental health issues along with pieces depicting those who are dealing with a mental health diagnosis. The nonprofit What It’s Like Project is putting on the show. It’s called Exposis, […]

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The Surface of Things: Exhibit Highlights Images Made Without a Camera

Posted on · A new exhibit at the Houston Center for Photography highlights photographic images that were made without a camera. The Surface of Things includes images from a dozen artists from around the world who manipulate light-sensitive materials or use unconventional methods of photographic capture to create evocative images. The exhibit runs Nov. 18, 2016 through Jan. 15, […]

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Highlighting Recent Conversations About Houston Arts and Culture

Posted on · We devote much of our time on Houston Matters each day to important public policy debates. And we talk with elected leaders and newsmakers and seek to engage you in discussions on a wide variety of important topics. But we also take time each week to highlight important arts and cultural events in the region. We often […]

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Selfies Encouraged: Artist Yayoi Kusama Creates Illusions of Infinite Space

Posted on · This summer, two rooms at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston have transformed into an interactive environment using light and optical illusion. Kusama: At the End of the Universe unites two so-called “infinity rooms” – the signature works of contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. The rooms use lights and mirrors to create the illusion of infinite […]

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Artists Remapping American History

Posted on · Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve used an actual paper map – unless you’re just not a smartphone person. But nonetheless, maps and roads are a big part of American iconography. And that iconography is also a big part of the work of artists Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin. For example, they’ll painstakingly cut out […]