Arts InSight

Changing Worlds: Behind the New Mural at The Printing Museum

Posted on · We learn about a project by Houston street artist DUAL to design a mural for the west wall at The Printing Museum on W. Clay Street in Montrose. The mural, called Changing Worlds, incorporates Arabic script, calligraphy and historic English typestyles and also refers to printing technology. The project hopes to bridge the divide between languages and communities. It […]

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Marketing to Hispanics and Joe Leydon on Roger Ebert: Houston Matters for Friday, July 25, 2014

Posted on · According to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, about 20 percent of Hispanics in Harris County are 16 to 31 years old. It’s a group of key importance to marketing agencies. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alex Lopez Negrete, CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, a Houston-based Hispanic marketing agency about […]

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Lawndale’s Annual ‘Big Show’ Gives Houston Artists A Chance to Be Seen

Posted on · Each year, Lawndale Art Center invites artists living within a hundred mile radius of Houston to submit their art work for its annual juried exhibition called “The Big Show.” Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse asks Lawndale Executive Director Christine West why an “open call” show like this is so important to Houston and its art […]

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Ike Dike, Middle School Stress, Dog Show, & Open Call Art: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Posted on · It’s by no means a new idea. But the recently formed Bay Area Coastal Protection Alliance is trying to move the coastal barrier idea forward. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll find out why, and hear the case for what is popularly-known as the “Ike Dike” to protect Galveston Bay communities from storm surge […]

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Biggest Mural In Houston Meant to Highlight Importance of Public Art

Posted on · If you’ve driven in Midtown lately, you’ve probably been distracted by the newly created “biggest mural in Houston.” It’s a painting spanning five stories across an 8,000-square-foot wall of a building at 2800 San Jacinto. The mural is an homage to Michelangelo’s famous fresco, “The Creation of Adam.” But, instead of reaching out to touch the […]

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Sculptures on Heights Boulevard Aim to Make Art More Accessible

Posted on · You might have noticed something a little strange on Heights Boulevard recently, a building that appears to be sinking into the ground, an over-sized paper airplane made of metal or giant lawn chairs. No, you’re not hallucinating; it’s an art exhibit that is the brainchild of Gus Kopriva, the owner of Redbud Gallery. Gus spoke […]

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More Than 300 Artists Set to Showcase Their Work at the Bayou City Arts Festival

Posted on · The Bayou City Art Festival is also happening this weekend, March 28-30. Now in its 43rd year, the festival hosts over 300 national and international fine and visual performing artists Friday through Sunday, at Memorial Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Working in 19 different media, artists showcase their fine and pop original works […]

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MFAH Showcases Rare Collection of Watercolor Master John Singer Sargent

Posted on · We learn about the Museum of Fine Art Houston’s new exhibit John Singer Sargent: The Watercolors, which offers a rare collection of 100 watercolors by Gilded Age American master John Singer Sargent. Sargent’s was renowned for his mastery of the watercolor medium and for his avant garde way of framing subjects. The exhibit runs through May […]

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What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?

Posted on · An interactive art installation is coming to Houston that asks passers by to complete this sentence: “Before I Die I Want To…” The piece was created by artist Candy Chang after the loss of a loved one and has appeared all over the world. We hear from Jeff Friedman, owner of Distinctive Life Cremations and Funerals. […]