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Open the Door, a Captivating Houston Art Installation

Posted: September 15, 2017 at 6:51 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Recent Posts

Open the Door was a collaborative art project between French artists and those from Texas.  The painted doors were displayed in a total of nineteen locations throughout Houston.  Eagle eyed readers of my articles might have spotted some of these doors in the post already written about the gigantic mural titled Preservons la Creation. The […]

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Preservons la Creation is Huge Texas-Sized Houston Mural

Posted: August 28, 2017 at 7:22 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals, Recent Posts

The old saying that “everything is bigger and better in Texas” can surely be applied to this mural in Houston titled Preservons la Creation.  It is the largest to date mural in all of Houston.  Located in the area called Midtown which has been designated as a cultural district by the state, it is a […]

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McGovern Centennial Gardens | New Haven in Hermann Park

Posted: August 9, 2017 at 12:47 am   /   Nonprofits & Charities, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts, Sculptures

The video below showing McGovern Centennial Gardens gives one a good overall look at the 15 acre newest addition to Hermann Park. There are a total of 445 acres in Hermann Park which is one of Houston’s premier public green spaces. We all benefit from the  philanthropist and benefactor George Hermann who presented 385 acres […]

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Glenwood Cemetery Houston | Who’s Who of Spectacular Grave Sites

Posted: July 16, 2017 at 6:44 pm   /   Cemeteries & Memorials, Nonprofits & Charities, Sculptures

If you are looking to visit a spectacular cemetery with opulent grave sites located in a breathtaking setting you need to plan a visit to Glenwood Cemetery Houston. This enchanting cemetery is bounded by Washington Avenue on the north with Memorial Drive and Buffalo Bayou to the south.  The entrance is located on Washington Avenue […]

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Charles Criner Art | “Man Coming Out Of The Water”

Posted: July 11, 2017 at 3:09 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

“Man coming out of the water” Print by Charles Criner What inspires an artist? Is it something deep within their soul which must be expressed in some way tangible that the rest of us can see, touch or experience? Is it a medium in which to share their feelings of joy or sadness? Is it […]

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Silver Street Studios | Fun & Quirky Exterior Murals

Posted: June 19, 2017 at 2:58 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

Fun and quirky murals are painted on the exterior building of Silver Street Studios as well as other buildings in the area.  This part of Houston is filled to the brim with artist studios in repurposed old structures. The mural at the top of this page is signed with the following: #royalmcgee and @treesmcgee.  Click […]

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James Surls Sculpture “Tree and Three Flowers” Houston

Posted: May 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

The James Surls Sculpture titled “Tree and Three Flowers” can be found just south of Westheimer Road on Kirby Drive in Houston, Texas. The Surls sculpture is another example of the beautiful representation of public art seen in so many places in and around the Houston Metro Area.  It certainly adds to the beauty of […]

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Lo-Fi Vintage Boutique Exterior a Mural Lovers Delight!

Posted: May 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

The exterior of the lo-fi vintage boutique in Houston, Texas is an attention grabber for sure!  When driving past one day we first noticed the cartoon characters on one side of the building. There was another person taking photos the same day that I was engaging in it.  We both had smiles on our faces. […]

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Heights Boulevard Art Trek Sculptures 4th Annual Show

Posted: April 26, 2017 at 10:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

My husband and I love the Heights Boulevard Art which is permanent as well as temporary.  Right now there is one of the temporary exhibits called Art Trek in which eight sculptures are on exhibit. They were installed in March of this year.  People wishing to view them in person have until mid-December of 2017 […]

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Tim Bailey Sculpture in Eleanor Tinsley Park Houston

Posted: April 13, 2017 at 11:46 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

The Tim Bailey Sculpture in Eleanor Tinsley Park was dedicated to the City of Houston by this generous sculptor in the year 2002. The marker pictured above gives the dimensions of this sculpture created in 1987 as being 10 by 20 by 20 feet. This Cor-Ten steel sculpture is titled “Shady Grove” and it is […]

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Roots The Salon Houston, Murals Past & Present on Bldg.

Posted: April 8, 2017 at 2:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Murals

A most interesting mural was painted on the side of the Roots the Salon Houston building in Houston.  The sign on the front of this vintage brick building on Richmond Avenue gave no hint as to what embellished the side of this structure. The graffiti artist Zeso obviously had fun using a play on words. […]

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Oyster Creek Park | Combining Spectacular Beauty & Art

Posted: April 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures, Sugar Land

Sugar Land, Texas is the location where people can find the beautiful Oyster Creek Park.  My husband and I recently visited this wonderful urban park and loved every minute we spent there. From the Highway 6 parking lot there is a nice restroom facility with water fountain. Entering the main part of the park one […]

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Link Lee Mansion | Historic Houston Landmark

Posted: March 23, 2017 at 9:09 pm   /   Historic Buildings, Sculptures

The impressive Link Lee Mansion now serves as the executive offices of the University of St. Thomas campus.  It started out as a private home and construction was finished in 1912. Back in those early days of Houston history Montrose Boulevard where this home is situated was considered the outskirts of Houston.  John Wiley Link […]

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The Bonaventure Pine by Paul Signac and Pointillism Art

Posted: March 10, 2017 at 10:25 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

Museum of Fine Arts Houston Pictured above is my photo of the painting The Bonaventure Pine by Paul Signac.  Those of us who live in Houston or who visit this city are fortunate in that we can see this masterpiece of pointillist style art created by Paul Signac in 1893 up close and personal at […]

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Listening Vessels | Houston Discovery Green Park

Posted: February 15, 2017 at 12:07 am   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Listening Vessels found in downtown Houston’s Discovery Green Park are amazing!  The two concave interiors of these stone sculptures are situated 70 feet apart and face one another.  A person can sit in each one of these sculptures and whisper to one another and be clearly heard. The concave interiors concentrate sound waves which […]

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Spectacular Monument au Fantôme by Jean Dubuffet

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 10:58 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Monument au Fantôme is the name given to this spectacular eye catching sculpture created by the artist Jean Dubuffet.  In 1983 it was installed at 1100 Louisiana in downtown Houston.  Since 2008 this arresting monumental sculpture has been relocated across from the George R. Brown Convention Center in Discovery Green Park. Countless numbers of people […]

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Dazzling Graffiti Murals spotted at Cecil’s Pub & PJ’s

Posted: January 23, 2017 at 11:52 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals, Restaurants

Located on West Gray street in Houston, Texas is a long standing neighborhood bar and gathering place.  It is also the location of some dazzling graffiti murals. One entire exterior side of Cecil’s Bar from top to bottom is adorned with a mural consisting of graffiti art.  If traveling outbound from downtown Houston it can […]

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Carter Ernst Dog Sculpture in “True North” Exhibit

Posted: January 12, 2017 at 5:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

Who is Carter Ernst? This University of Houston graduate with a BFA in painting and her Master of Fine Arts in sculpture has created a supersized fiberglass dog sculpture covered in all sorts of various fabrics and mediums much like a patchwork quilt. Carter Ernst loves to use faux fabrics in her creations which include […]

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The Flying Saucer Pie Company, Mural and Exploring Mars

Posted: January 2, 2017 at 4:08 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

The Leeson family and their helpers have been making homemade pies at The Flying Saucer Pie Company for decades!  They started this bakery business in 1967 solely focusing their efforts on making pies.  These made from scratch pies are ready to eat and have no preservatives in them.  No sugar substitutes are used.  All the […]

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Esperson Buildings ~ Historic Houston Structures

Posted: December 28, 2016 at 11:25 pm   /   Historic Buildings, Linocuts

Historic Houston Buildings Come along with me and learn about the Esperson Buildings in the central business district of downtown Houston. The first building was built as a commemorative.  This memorial became the tallest building in all of Texas as well as west of the Mississippi River.  It ranked as the third largest in all […]

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