Houston Matters

Full Show: Hidalgo’s First Commissioners Court, And Women In The Cockpit (Jan. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss Lina Hidalgo's priorities as Harris County Judge. A UH professor studies sea level rise in Antarctica. A pioneer in women's aviation tells her story. And we learn about a pivotal era in Houston's art scene.

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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.

Arts InSight

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 […]

Arts InSight

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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Houston Art Museum Features Rene Magritte’s Early Work

Posted on · The Menil Collection is opening a new exhibit that takes a look at the early works of the surrealist painter, Rene Magritte. “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-1938” opens February 14 and will be on display at the art museum until June 1.

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Fracking Chemicals, Hockey in Houston, Great Art in Ugly Rooms: Houston Matters for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Posted on · Companies that drill for oil use combinations of chemicals in the hydraulic fracturing process to free oil trapped in rock formations called shale. You probably know that drillers pump thousands of gallons of water mixed with such chemicals down into their wells. You may be aware there are rules about reporting what those chemicals are. […]

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Houston and Mandela, Houston’s Performing Arts, and Facial Hair Clubs: Houston Matters for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Posted on · Tributes continue to pour in around the world in remembrance of Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95. Houstonians are, of course, among those Mandela touched in his life. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll share what some have to say about the man, and what he said about how he […]

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Houston Public Media GM Lisa Shumate Explains Moves at Classical 91.7 KUHA and Creation of New Arts and Culture Team

Posted on · Last week, Houston Public Media announced the formation of an arts and culture team, while at the same time making public the elimination of eight full time positions, including four on-air hosts on Classical 91.7, KUHA. Houston Matters host Craig Cohen talks with Houston Public Media Executive Director and General Manager Lisa Shumate about the […]

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Nov. 7, 2013

Posted on · Typical projections from the oil and gas industry suggest, thanks in large part to the burgeoning shale oil industry, the United States could become the world’s top oil producer in the next decade. But what if those projections are overstated? Is there a danger in Houston’s economy hinging so significantly on one industry? What should we […]