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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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Sleep and Sleep Disorders, and Finding a Community of Faith: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Posted on · Ahh the sweet caress of sleep. It's where our bodies recharge and our minds defragment. Of course, we all know we're supposed to get eight hours of sleep a night. But too often we're forced to live by the philosophy of "I'll sleep when I'm dead," squeezing in four hours here, a power nap there, […]

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Mae Jemison and the 100 Year Starship, Germophobes, and Wings of the City: Houston Matters for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Posted on · The 100 Year Starship is an initiative to make sure progress continues toward human interstellar space travel. Its annual public symposium begins Thursday, and continues through the weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. One of the key figures behind the initiative is Dr. Mae Jemison. She’s a former astronaut — the first African-American […]

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Transitional Artifacts: An Art Exhibit Constantly in Flux

Posted on · When you go see an art exhibit, it might be easy to think “once you’ve seen it – you’ve seen it.” Or if you really loved it maybe you’ll go see it again – or take a loved one. But in most cases there’s not necessarily any new elements added to the exhibit the second […]

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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.