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The Front Row, Monday, 08/24/2009

At the Heritage Society, we admire a rare exhibition of the work of the late Texas artist, E. M. "Buck" Schiwetz, who chronicled the Lone Star State's indigenous homes, public buildings, landmarks and oil field panoramas in paintings and drawings made across the broad expanse of Texas during a career that lasted for more than fifty years…

Sarah Loudermilk is the Executive Director of the chamber-music society, Da Camera of Houston, which presents the majority of its recitals of classical and contemporary-music and jazz in the Cullen Theater of downtown Houston’s Wortham Center.  Da Camera, along with the Houston Symphony, Ballet and Grand Opera, the Alley Theatre, Society for the Performing Arts, the Uniquely Houston Series, Broadway Across America and Theater Under the Stars welcome one and all to their sixteenth annual Houston Theater District Open House, this Sunday. Loudermilk talks about the upcoming season with TFR host St. John Flynn. Listen Download

Houston attorney and oil-company executive Jeff Steen was painter and illustrator Buck Schiwetz’s patron for the last twelve years of the artist’s life and is a serious collector of the work of Mister Schiwetz, who died in 1984.  Tam Kienhoff is a member of CASETA, The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art, and one of the co-curators of the exhibition, Miles and Miles of Texas: The Lone Star State Through the Eyes of Buck Schiwetz, on view at the Heritage Society Museum. KUHF’s Meghan Hendley heads over to the Heritage Society for a conversation with Kienhoff and Steen. Listen Download Extended Interview