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Veterans, Bitcoin, and the Art of Radio Waves: Houston Matters for Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Posted on · This week, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced a plan to improve the speed of veteran care. President Obama promised military veterans at the American Legion national convention that he would fulfill his “sacred trust” to them by overhauling a system deemed “unacceptable and troubling” by an inspector general’s report highlighting a Phoenix VA hospital where there […]

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Archway Gallery Allows Houston Artists to Control How Their Art is Shown and Sold

Posted on · We learn about Houston’s Archway Gallery, which is owned by a cooperative of local artists. This allows the artists — spanning a variety of media — to control how their art is shown and sold to the public. We learn more about the gallery from artist/member John Slaby.

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Transitional Artifacts: An Art Exhibit Constantly in Flux

Posted on · When you go see an art exhibit, it might be easy to think “once you’ve seen it – you’ve seen it.” Or if you really loved it maybe you’ll go see it again – or take a loved one. But in most cases there’s not necessarily any new elements added to the exhibit the second or […]

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Exhibit Highlights the Contributions of African-Americans to Culture and History

Posted on · The Houston Museum of African American Culture is displaying an exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act called African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection. It’s on loan from the Kinsey family through October. Los Angeles natives Bernard, Shirley, and Khalil Kinsey put this collection together over the course of 35 years. It contains artifacts, documents and artwork […]

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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 […]