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Photographer Collects Stories of Houston’s ‘Everyday Strangers’

Posted on · Houston-based artist Alonzo Williams, Jr. is building a digital, cultural exploration of Everyday Strangers. In a project similar to the popular art collection Humans of New York, the artist is embedding himself into different cities and then gathering images and personal stories from the random people he meets during his travels. In the video below, the team from Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight caught […]

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Houston Filmmaker Explores Dimensions of Paper Animation

Posted on · Brandon Ray is a Houston-based filmmaker who makes living telling stories through hand-crafted animation. In addition to short films, his production company has completed projects with nationally syndicated programs for Amazon Studios, the Disney Channel and Sesame Street. Here, in an excerpt from Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight, Rays talks about his work and how […]

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Lovers in Life and Art: Multimedia Artists Discuss Their Work, Relationship

Posted on · Katy Anderson and Patrick Medrano, a photographer and a multimedia artist, respectively, are a married couple that produce collaborative artworks ranging from painting and sculpture to stop-motion animation. In a recent conversation on Houston Public Media’s Arts InSight, the couple talked about their process, their inspiration and their artistic trajectory.

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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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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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Husband and Wife Trade the Operating Room for a Glass Blowing Studio

Posted on · Not everyone has the experience of working alongside their spouse. But a Houston couple has done just that – two different times. We meet husband-and-wife team Dick Moeil and  Kathy Poeppel, who once worked together in the medical profession and who now operate their own glass blowing studio, Houston Studio Glass. Their interview was produced by […]

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Artists Remapping American History

Posted on · Maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve used an actual paper map – unless you’re just not a smartphone person. But nonetheless, maps and roads are a big part of American iconography. And that iconography is also a big part of the work of artists Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin. For example, they’ll painstakingly cut out […]

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Whatever Fest Showcases a Little Bit of, Well…Whatever

Posted on · Houston Whatever Fest — the two-day music, comedy and art showcase – is this weekend (Nov. 21-22), featuring musical acts like Ghostland Observatory and Metric, along with comedians like TJ Miller and Doug Benson. Houston Public Media’s Ernie Manouse caught up with founder Jason Price at Warehouse Live and asked him to explain what exactly […]

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Mini Murals Spring Up on Houston’s Traffic Light Boxes

Posted on · If you’ve been waiting at a stoplight in southwest Houston recently, maybe you’ve noticed one of several small murals painted on the utility box that controls the traffic signal. Thirteen local artists were commissioned to treat 31 different signal boxes as their blank canvases, across Houston’s City Council District K. The first wave of these […]