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Sculpted in Steel: Art Deco Automobiles and Motorcycles, 1929–1940

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10 Photos in This Gallery

These glorious antique cars and motorcycles are currently on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.

 

 


Corpocracy at the Station Museum

Rebeca Marin 3

Rebeca Marin 3

5 Photos in This Gallery

This show opened last Saturday evening.  It is outstanding. Rebeca Marin is a TV personality from Madrid, Spain and a friend of one of the artists.


Texas Contemporary

This excellent art show was held last week at the George R Brown Convention Center


People in Houston

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5 Photos in This Gallery

Sorry I haven’t been doing much lately. My house flooded back in May and I spend a lot of time dealing with construction issues.


Dress Cutting Performance

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Open Studios

Art in Motion

Art in Motion

I took these about 3 weeks ago at the studio complex now known as The Silos. It started out in an old warehouse on Winter street and has grown.  A major real estate development is planned for the area.


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Lawndale, the Big Show

Deep Eddy Bartenders

Deep Eddy Bartenders

5  Photos in This Gallery

The Big Show at Lawndale is a multi artist show where each of many artists show one or two pieces.  Lawndale is a non profit with the mission of helping local emerging artists.  Deep Eddy Vodka is made in Austin, TX and is available plain or flavored.  The cocktails were free.  You may recognize the redhead.


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At the Galleries, May 2015

Beach Ball on Main

Beach Ball on Main

This was one busy night.  I visited 5 gallery openings and captured photos at 3 of them.  Houston Center for Photography and Lawndale are non profit organizations supporting the arts in Houston.  Samara is a commercial gallery.


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Star Wars Art Festival Part 2

Princess Leia in White

Princess Leia in White

8 Photos in This Gallery

Photos from the 4th Annual Star Wars Art Festival in Houston, Texas.  There was lots of Texas sunshine on the roof.  The show was produced by Dandy Warhol.


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A Saturday in December

 

I wandered up to the Houston Heights and saw the sights on 19th Street.  It looks like Main Street in a small town despite being surrounded by sprawling Houston.

That evening there were more art gallery openings than one could attend in an evening.  Most of these were true openings with new works, not just art store open houses like the ones seen on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Photographs in the background in “3 Blonds” are by John Runnels at Redbud Gallery.  “Cecilia” is at Archway Gallery.

 


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Art Houston Weekend

 

Door in a Green Wall

Door in a Green Wall

Art Houston is a coordinated series of gallery openings in the hottest part of the year.  These photos were taken at, outside of, or near the galleries.


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Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

Rust and a Window

Rust and a Window

This post takes its title from a show at Diverse Works, a Houston non-profit that supports visual arts.  Diverse Works specializes in installations, and this multiple artist show was no exception.


Around Town

Roachmobile

Roachmobile

Photos of people, places and things in my home town.


March Gallery Visits

Barbecue Chef

Barbecue Chef

 Afterglow was exhibited at Sicardi Gallery.  Gilbert Hsaio’s  show was at Gallery Sonja Roesch.  I bought a venison sausage sandwich from the chef outside of Hardy and Nance Street Studios and went inside to find a girl taking pictures with her mobile phone held high.


People, Late Winter

Four Stylish Women

Four Stylish Women

Houston artist Ivete Lucas is pictured wearing colorful hose.  She and her husband constructed the tree sculpture which stands behind her, at Lawndale Center for the Arts.  Her friend Zahira is to her right and the other two girls were the most interestingly dressed ones I could round up for the shot.  Claudia is a friend and the shot is a set up.


Artists in Their Studios

Janavi Folmsbee

Janavi Folmsbee

I had the pleasure of speaking with Janavi in her studio.  She is also a scuba diver and we had an acquaintance in common in India.  Of this group, April Murphy is the only one that I have known for a while.  She appears with a work in progress.  Vincent Fink’s work is all about fantasy.  Paige does abstract floral paintings.  All of these artists were photographed at the Winter and Spring Street Studios Second Saturday open house.


Houston Contemporary Arts Fair

Husbands

Husbands

4 Photos in This Gallery

This major art fair was held over the weekend in Houston at the George R Brown Convention Center, downtown.  They had a lot of interesting contemporary art on display.

 


Houston, First Weekend in October

Christina in Her Studio

Christina in Her Studio

8 Photos in This Gallery

The Winter and Spring Street Studios had their fall open house with over 100 studios participating.  Farrah Braniff just published her new book, “Moments That Matter”.  Her studio is on Spring Street.   She is featured in the Houston Chronicle today.  Christina is an artist in residence at the Houston Contemporary Craft Center.


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In The Eye

Her Head Was in the Clouds

Her Head Was in the Clouds

8 Photos in This Gallery

During August the art gallery scene in Houston is very quiet owing to our extremely hot and humid weather.  Fall is still a month away, but the galleries were open in mass last night and there will be more this evening.  Last night I visited Diverse Works, Isabella Court and 4411 Montrose. In the Eye is a close up of a small sculpture by Katja Loher showing at Anya Tish Gallery. The Butterflies are by Michael Crowder showing at Wade Wilson Art.

Jay Rusovich is a houston photographer.  He is next to the model who appears in “Mother and Child”.  It’s easy to find on Jay’s site.

The last three photos are from the August 29th opening for Lisa Harris at Fresh Arts located in the Winter Street Studios.


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Making an Entrance in Red and White

Making an Entrance in Red and White

8 Photos in This Gallery

Click on any thumbnail to see large on black.

This weekend the art galleries in Houston went all out. The first four photos are from the Big Show at Lawndale, a juried multi artist exhibit. Remaining images were at the Colquitt Art Walk. The final two were at Laura Rathe Fine Art where Photographer George Krause was shooting portraits using his famous light box technique.


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Art on Main Street and Others

Black Crop Top and Crimson Skirt

Crimson Skirt

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Isabella Court and Diverse Works Had Openings, Outside it Was Hotter Than Hell


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Station Museum, Call it Street Art

Model and the Masks

Model and the Masks

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Call it Street Art, Call it Fine Art, Call it What You Know Opening Reception


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At the Galleries Spring 2013

Installation at Lawndale

Installation at Lawndale

16 Photos in This Gallery

 Some of these photos are from a Winter and Spring Street studios open house.  There are 90 artist’s studios at Winter Street and about 40 at Spring Street.  Both buildings were converted from industrial use.  Having a large number of artist’s studios close together creates a critical mass allowing such events.

Tarina Frank specializes in wearable art. She was an artists in residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. The Buzz Cut girls were viewing ceramic craft art there. Women in matching dresses were burying broken china tea cups in a performance art event that was taking place next door at Lawndale. The Deep Eddy Girl was down the block at War’Hous.  Adela Andea’s work was on exhibit at Art League Houston on Montrose.

 


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Houston Fine Arts Scene 0213

Six Girls at Bluefish House

Six Girls at Bluefish House

It’s been a while since I have been to an art event which produced decent photos, but this weekend yielded some good ones. These were captured at War’Haus, JoMar Visions, Fotofest headquarters, Mixed Emotions, G Gallery in the Houston Heights and the Bluefish House restaurant which is surrounded by art galleries. Although the lead image is color, I do have a few black and white photos in the gallery.