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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 […]

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Artist Turns Threads from Mexican Serapes into Elaborate Geometric Patterns

Posted on · Artist Adrian Esparza pays homage to his Latino heritage, and symbolizes the way his life has changed, by un-spooling the threads from a Mexican blanket, or serape, and then weaving elaborate geometric patterns onto walls. We learn more about him and his art, which is on display through May 11 at the Houston Center for […]

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Events Planned to Mark 50 Years Since Rothko Chapel Commission

Posted on · In 1964, Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil commissioned the famed Russian-born American painter Mark Rothko to create the Rothko Chapel, a sacred space for both art and contemplation located in the city’s museum district. Now, 50 years after the commission, there’s a series of events reflecting on the artist and his work planned […]

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Artist Creates Giant Sculptures from Twigs

Posted on · Artist Patrick Dougherty is known for his compelling, large-scale sculptures made of long, intertwined twigs. He’s currently working on an installation in Houston’s Hermann Park for its Art in the Park project, part of the park’s centennial celebration. He talks about why he chose sticks as his medium and how he makes his pieces.

Arts & Culture

“The Jew Who Loves Christmas”

Posted on · Playwright Abby Koenig's art installation represents and chronicles her family's celebration of Christmas, even though Koenig describes her family as "100% Jewish." On view through January 3 at Fresh Arts Gallery.


Local Artists Struggle To Find Affordable Health Care

Posted on · Houston is home to both the biggest medical center in the country and one its richest arts communities, but those groups don't always get along. For many local artists, finding affordable healthcare is a constant stressor. They struggle to find ways to cope, from working part-time jobs with benefits to going without health insurance altogether.