Houston Matters

David Adickes Known for His Over-Sized Sculptures

Posted on · We learn about artist David Adickes, who’s known for the large statues he sculpts, including the 67-foot replica of Sam Houston for the city of Huntsville, Texas, the “We Love Houston” sign in The Heights and busts of statesmen near downtown Houston, informally known as “Mount Rush Hour.”

Arts InSight

True South: The Story Behind the Latest Sculptures Along Heights Blvd.

Posted on · Perhaps you were among the many who strolled down Heights Boulevard last year and posed for a picture in one of the over-sized lawn chairs on the esplanade. Well, the chairs were just one of many sculptures that comprised a public art exhibit called True North. Now, you may have noticed there are more sculptures: […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Alcohol and Gun Sales, Free Airport Wi-Fi, and Anatomically Correct Sculptures: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · This week: gun rights groups and gun control groups agreed on something — that the TABC should not allow alcohol to be sold at some venues where gun sales take place, both Houston airports now have free Wi-Fi, ground was broken at the new SpaceX spaceport in Brownsville, and some folks are upset saying the “Wings of the City” sculptures downtown […]

Full Show

Going Door-to-Door, Good Bad and the Ugly, and Ian Anderson: Houston Matters for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014

Posted on · You might think the idea of a door-to-door salesman sounds outdated. But the practice of going door-to-door is alive and well in Greater Houston, whether it’s to sell things, to register voters or to raise money for charity. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss going door-to-door in Greater Houston. Also: We discuss The […]

Arts InSight

“Wings of the City” Brings Interactive Sculptures to Discovery Green

Posted on · Maybe in the fast few days you’ve seen someone post a picture of themselves in front of a pair of giant bronze wings. Well, they’re posing in front of one of nine sculptures by Mexican artist Jorge Marín that are on display now through Feb. 8 downtown at Discovery Green. The exhibit, called “Wings of […]