Unwrap Your Candies Now

“Sky Loop” Heals Memories of Hurricane Harvey, And American Idol’s Tamyra Gray Comes To TUTS

Learn about a multimedia art installation inspired by the storm, and meet one of the original stars of American Idol now singing on Broadway.


To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code:

<iframe src="https://embed.hpm.io/361541/361372" style="height: 115px; width: 100%;"></iframe>

In this episode of the podcast "Unwrap Your Candies Now," Catherine Lu heads to Lawndale Art Center to interview Houston artist Virginia Lee Montgomery about her solo exhibition Sky Loop. Incorporating video, sound, sculpture and Houston-centric symbols, the immersive installation is inspired by the artist's personal experience and memories of Hurricane Harvey, on view through March 29.

Then, Ernie Manouse talks with former American Idol finalist-turned Broadway star Tamyra Gray, who is performing in the North American-touring production of Once On This Island. Theatre Under The Stars presents the Tony Award-winning musical February 18 – March 1 at The Hobby Center.

Share your comments, questions and ideas at UYCN@houstonpublicmedia.org.


This article is part of the Unwrap Your Candies Now podcast

  • Subscribe on Apple Podcasts
  • Subscribe on Google Podcasts
  • Subscribe on Spotify
  • Subscribe on Stitcher
  • Subscribe on TuneIn
  • Subscribe on iHeart
  • Subscribe on Pandora
  • Subscribe on RadioPublic
  • Subscribe on Pocket Casts
  • Subscribe on Overcast
  • Subscribe on Amazon Music
  • Subscribe via RSS


Catherine Lu

Catherine Lu

Senior Content Producer & Announcer

While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

More Information