ABOUT Arts InSight

Each week, Arts InSight covers the myriad aspects of the performing and visual arts both locally and nationally. Hosted by Ernie Manouse, the show features profiles of artists, writers, composers and performers who shed light on their creative process. Find out what drives creative thinkers and gain InSight into the always exciting, always surprising Houston arts scene.

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WATCH: Tour The Innovative, Intimate Menil Drawing Institute

The sleek, natural-light-filled building blends institutional and domestic design.


WATCH: Healing Trauma With A Laugh Track

Local writer and producer mines his painful past to create a new sitcom.


WATCH: Air-Brush with Greatness

Make-up and special effects artist Rudy Campos demonstrates his unique skills.


WATCH: Pay Phones Re-Appear As Third-Ward Time Capsules

The nearly obsolete devices have been re-purposed as interactive historical markers.


WATCH: Interactive Exhibition Explores The History Of Human Knowledge at Rice’s Moody Center

Artist Matthew Ritchie conceptualizes human history using multimedia and virtual reality.

Project Row Houses

WATCH: A Look Back at 25 Years of Project Row Houses

The community-based organization celebrates a milestone.

Christina Wells

WATCH: AGT Singing Sensation Christina Wells

Houstonian Christina Wells tells how this singing nurse came to national prominence...

Classical musician, Anyango Yarbo-Davenport, plays the violin during the Colour of Music festival at the University of Houston in September 2018.

WATCH: Musicians of Color Showcase Diversity in Classical Music

The Colour of Music festival highlights classical musicians of African ancestry, such as opera singer Laquita Mitchell and violinist Anyango Yarbo-Davenport.

Wortham Theater

WATCH: A Year After Harvey, The Wortham Theater Prepares To Reopen

Take a look at the damage and what went into bringing the Wortham Theater back to life.

Artwork By Printmaker Delita Martin

WATCH: Artist Reconstructs Image Of An African American Woman

Martin's piece "The Dinner Table" is her latest attempt to showcase a range of black identities to spark conversation.

David McGee

WATCH: A Houston Artist Re-Casts Famous Figures Of Art History And Literature

Noted authors and artists inspire and inform the paintings of David McGee.

Encounter Installation at the Buffalo Bayou

WATCH: Inside The Design: Students Build Artworks Along The Buffalo Bayou

The site-specific projects were intended to foster public engagement and conversation about evolving plans to expand Buffalo Bayou Park.

Dan Havel (left) and Dean Ruck talk about their latest creation.

Two Houston Artists Make A “Ripple”

An artist-partnership unveils its newest immersive art installation.

Sharad Patel Animation

Video: Animating Art, Bringing Paintings To Life

A Houston filmmaker shares his process of animating paintings by a critically acclaimed artist Shiva Ahmadi.

Poet Trees

Video: Poet Trees Grow In Houston’s Buffalo Bayou Park

Three large ribbon-wrapped "Poet-Trees" are on display at Buffalo Bayou Park for National Poetry month.

Carton of Pysanka

Video: Eggs-estential Art!

A local artist honors his Ukrainian heritage with intricate Easter egg designs.

Artist Shiyuan Xu talks about her work on display at Capsule Gallery

Video: The Microscopic World Of Shiyuan Xu

A ceramic artist from China sculpts gravity-defying works inspired by microscopic photographs of seeds.

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