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Houston Artist Krista Birnbaum

Posted on · Houston artist Krista Birnbaum loves sharing her art with the city, especially when she was commissioned to create a piece for the new international terminal at Hobby Airport. She’s inspired by nature and explains where her love of art came from. (Above: Artist Krista Birnbaum’s work “Roadside Attraction” on display in the new international terminal at […]

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Political Roundup and Roland Martin: Wednesday’s Show (February 22, 2017)

Posted on · It’s time again for our weekly political round up and analysis of national, state and local political stories. From President Donald Trump’s lengthy press conference last week (Feb. 16, 2017), to Vice President Mike Pence’s trip to Europe, to the latest from the Texas Legislature, on this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss it all […]

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Houston Artist Krista Birnbaum

Posted on · Houston artist Krista Birnbaum loves sharing her art with the city, especially when she was commissioned to create a piece for the new international terminal at Hobby Airport. She’s inspired by nature and explains where her love of art came from. (Above: Artist Krista Birnbaum’s work “Roadside Attraction” on display in the new international terminal at […]

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David Adickes Known for His Over-Sized Sculptures

Posted on · We learn about artist David Adickes, who’s known for the large statues he sculpts, including the 67-foot replica of Sam Houston for the city of Huntsville, Texas, the “We Love Houston” sign in The Heights and busts of statesmen near downtown Houston, informally known as “Mount Rush Hour.”

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Houston Artist Suzanne Sellers Discusses Creating Large-Scale Murals

Posted on · Houston artist Suzanne Sellers never let the size and scope of her imagination limit her – or her art. So she brings her ideas to life in large-scale murals, that can be seen on various buildings around town. In a recent profile on Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight, Sellers describes what makes her work unique. […]

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Remembering the Artist Behind Houston’s Police Memorial Sculpture

Posted on · A prominent Gulf Coast artist died this month. Jesus Moroles had a collection of honors, including the National Medal of the Arts, the Texas State Artist Award and was known for producing works for several major museums and memorials, including his largest work: the Houston Police Memorial sculpture in Buffalo Bayou Park. Paige Phelps has […]

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Artist Carlos Hernandez Talks About Making a Career in Screen Printing

Posted on · We learn about the artwork of screen printer Carlos Hernandez, co-owner of Burning Bones Press. Hernandez’s work can be seen on many concert posters and in places like the packaging for St. Arnold’s Santo beer and the boxes at Pink’s Pizza.

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Artist Mel Chin Returns to Houston and Reflects on His Eclectic Works

Posted on · Artist Mel Chin is a Houston native known for works that span the media of paint, sculpture, video and performance. You’ve probably seen at least one of his works, “Seven Wonders,” a set of 70-foot-tall, shiny metal pillars along the back wall of the Wortham Center, which highlight  Houston’s history. These days, the artist lives […]

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New Mural is a Giant Selfie of the 3rd Ward

Posted on · When artist Anat Ronen was asked to paint a mural on the side of the Third Ward’s Blackshear Elementary School, she knew she wanted the painting to depict everyday members of the community. As a result, a variety of residents now find themselves painted 15 feet tall on the school’s exterior. The mural, which is […]

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Winners and Losers of Low Fuel Prices: Houston Matters for Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Posted on · Oil prices Monday fell below 50 dollars a barrel for the first time since 2009. That’s a drop of more than 55 percent since June. Sure, gas prices are low, but in a city like Houston, where the oil and gas industry is such a strong economic driver, plunging oil prices are met with hand-wringing. If […]

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The Art of Japanese Noh Theater Masks

Posted on · We learn about an exhibit featuring carved wooden masks from the Japanese tradition of Noh theater, where actors would wear these elegantly hand-crafted masks. The exhibit, Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi, runs Oct. 25, 2014, through Feb. 15, 2015, at the Asia Society Texas Center. We hear from curator Bridget Bray and artist Bidou Yamaguchi.