Houston Matters

CounterCurrent Festival Highlights Female And Minority Empowerment

Posted on · Houston Matters learns more about the annual CounterCurrent festival, a multi-day event featuring themes driven by women and artists of color sharing their perspectives.

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Full Show: Harvey’s Effect On Drinking Water, And Dealing With The Storm’s Psychological Challenges (Oct. 5, 2017)

Posted on · On Thursday's edition of Houston Matters: We learn how Houston's drinking water supply managed to come through Harvey clean. We discuss the mental health challenges many survivors will face in the short- and long-term future And we learn about a new art exhibit that focuses heavily on patterns and repetition.

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The Future is Female Festival Highlights Theatre By Women

Posted on · (Above: Dana Bowman and Brandy N. Carie of Collective 48, which is organizing stagings and readings of plays in Houston as a part of the national The Future is Female Festival. Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public Media)March is Women’s History Month, but instead of spending the month looking at the strides women have made for […]

Arts InSight

Texas vs. the Federal Government, and School Closures: Wednesday’s Show (August 17, 2016)

Posted on · Texas has always had a bit of a contentious relationship with the federal government — especially lately. One report says that, since Pres. Obama took office in 2009, his administration has been sued by the state at least 43 times. One of the most recent lawsuits deals with transgender children and bathrooms in schools, and […]

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Local Artists Create Sculptures with Recycled Materials

Posted on · We’re used to seeing things like ancient tribal masks or great chiseled statues in museums and art galleries. Oftentimes, they’re painstakingly carved out of the finest exotic wood or hammered expertly out of blocks of stone. But a new exhibit by two local artists features sculptures made from more conventional materials, such as masks made […]

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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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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 […]