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Patrick Medrano Sculpture in “True North” Exhibit

Posted: December 5, 2016 at 3:50 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

“True North” Sculpture Exhibit in Houston This unique ark like sculpture, created in 2014, was called “From the Hood to the Heights” by Houston artist Patrick Medrano.  It was a part of the temporary “True North” sculpture exhibit found on the Heights Boulevard esplanade along with the seven other sculptures by other well known Houston […]

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Meaning of “Trying to Catch Freedom” by Charles Criner

Posted: November 22, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art

“Trying to Catch Freedom” Sometimes when it comes to art, things just seem to evolve and such is the case with this particular piece of art created by the well known artist Charles Criner. Many people know him as the resident artist at the Printing Museum in Houston.  It is there that he has his […]

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Heights Post Office Building Murals…Clock is Ticking!

Posted: November 13, 2016 at 11:59 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

The clock is definitely ticking down if you care to see the graffiti murals on the Heights Post Office building.  The old post office had been operating and serving local residents in the Houston Heights going back to the 1980s. But times have changed!  Several years ago changes were made by the U.S. government run […]

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“True South” Sculpture Exhibition on Heights Boulevard

Posted: November 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

“True South” was the name of the second annual sculpture exhibition in the Houston Heights.  It followed the first exhibit called “True North” which was a monumental success.  “Houston Chronicle named it one of Houston’s most popular public art exhibits.” Heights Boulevard which is a wide esplanade running north to south in the Heights for […]

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Juneteenth Meaning & Charles Criner Art Posters

Posted: October 22, 2016 at 2:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums, Recent Posts

Artist Charles Criner For more information about this talented and creative artist check out the article titled Heart & Soul of Art by Charles Criner. If you click on the above referenced article, you will have more of an idea of just what goes into a Charles Criner piece of art. He creates many original […]

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Dean Ruck creates “Ourglass” ~ Houston Sculpture Exhibit

Posted: October 14, 2016 at 5:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

“Ourglass” Sculpture by Dean Ruck Do you see an artistic version of an hourglass in this mirrored sculpture created by Dean Ruck, an exclamation point or something else? Dean Ruck’s name for the sculptural piece was “Ourglass” and that title could have a number of meanings. This fifteen foot high sculpture reflected fractured images of […]

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Dan Havel’s Public Art including “Wildlife Sanctuary”

Posted: September 26, 2016 at 6:55 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

What was this? What appeared to be a portion of a partially submerged church was certainly an attention grabber! It was the first sculpture seen as one headed north on the esplanade of Heights Boulevard off of Interstate 10.  It was viewed by many people during the temporary “True North” public art installation in Houston, […]

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Artist Paul Kittelson Supersizes Aluminum Lawn Chairs

Posted: September 18, 2016 at 5:10 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

True North Sculpture Exhibit Paul Kittelson installed a couple of whimsical super sized webbed aluminum lawn chairs in the True North sculpture exhibit.  This display on Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas is now a part of history.  It was fun strolling along the paths admiring the different sculptures.  Eight local Houston artists had their works […]

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Houston Art Gallery Features Modernist Artists from Texas

Posted: September 13, 2016 at 5:03 pm   /   Art & Culture, Art Galleries, Fine Art

William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art Gallery is the Houston art gallery featuring not only modernist artists from Texas but from a specific time period as well. Their focus is to present the modern art of well credentialed and recognized individuals who have created their pieces ranging from the years 1900 to 1975 or […]

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Paper Airplanes Inspired Metal Sculpture by Ed Wilson

Posted: August 31, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

Playing with Paper Airplanes Viewing this stainless steel sculpture created by artist Ed Wilson instantly took me back to my childhood when my parents and grandparents first taught my brothers and me how to crimp paper and make them into flying machines. What Ed Wilson calls “Folded Plane” looks like a giant sized paper airplane […]

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Cypress Flower by Lee Littlefield in “True North” Exhibit

Posted: August 26, 2016 at 4:06 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

Lee Littlefield Many people remember Lee Littlefield fondly. Wonderful messages were left online when this talented artist died in the year 2013. His last number of years were spent in Houston, Texas.  For a while he was thought of as a “guerrilla sculptor”.  He literally sneaked his so called “pop up” sculptures into places along […]

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Linocut Art of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Houston

Posted: August 14, 2016 at 2:23 am   /   Art & Culture, Chapels and Churches, Linocuts

Linocut Art One day a congregant from St. Matthew Lutheran Church wandered into the Museum of Printing History in Houston, Texas.  She noticed a framed linocut print that I had created of her church.  It was hanging on the wall in the gift shop. She contacted me and long story short…they now have the rights […]

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Katy Contemporary Art Museum (KCAM) in Fort Bend County

Posted: August 3, 2016 at 1:57 pm   /   Art & Culture, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Museums, Nonprofits & Charities

The Katy Contemporary Art Museum (KCAM) is the only art museum in all of Fort Bend County!  The museum opened on September 8, 2013. It was the dream of its founder, Ana Villaronga-Roman who invested hundreds of thousands of her own dollars into this venture. Created as a not-for-profit entity almost all of its operating […]

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Whimsical Dillidiidae Spotted in Hermann Park!

Posted: July 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Have you spotted these Dillidiidae in Hermann Park?  There is also a Mamadillidiidae.  There is undoubtedly a Papadillidiidae out there somewhere as well.  Only the Mama and her four cute quadruplets can be seen right now in Hermann Park. It is easy to identify the Mamadillidiidae.  She is much taller and bigger than her children. […]

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Greetings from Houston Mural by Daniel Anguilu

Posted: July 11, 2016 at 11:04 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

It seems very fitting that this Greetings from Houston Mural exists.  It is certainly a friendly looking greeting! It appears almost as if an old timey postcard has been plastered onto the side of a building in the Houston Heights. According to a recent Travel and Leisure magazine, Houston, Texas was voted the 2nd most […]

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Welcoming Love Mural @ St. Mark’s United Methodist Church

Posted: July 9, 2016 at 11:32 pm   /   Art & Culture, Chapels and Churches, Murals

Love Mural My husband and I have been having some fun exploring our city.  In so doing it is hard to miss seeing the many murals around town. Our fair city truly celebrates public art in all forms! I had seen a mural with the word LOVE on some website.  We decided to find out […]

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Biscuit Paint Wall is Popular Mural Photo Destination

Posted: July 4, 2016 at 10:10 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

Biscuit Paint Wall in Houston, Texas is a popular mural frequented by photographers.  During the week it is hard to be able to view the entire wall without vehicles parked in front of it. I took some photos with the parked cars the first time my husband and I stopped there. The second time we […]

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Beautiful Lombard Lamp Gift to City of Houston

Posted: June 28, 2016 at 10:54 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

The Lombard Lamp gracing Heights Boulevard in Houston, Texas is a beauty!  We have passed it while in our car many times.  One day we decided to take a closer look.  We learned much by doing so! There is a Lombard Bridge in the City of Hamburg, Germany.  Many such lamps as this one in […]

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Louise Nevelson Frozen Laces – One Sculpture

Posted: June 26, 2016 at 6:53 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

Abstract Sculpture This abstract black painted Cor-ten steel sculpture by Louise Nevelson is a standout! It provides quite an artistic statement situated among the sleek modern buildings surrounding this public art installation in downtown Houston, Texas. The sculpture is titled FROZEN LACES – ONE and was created between the years 1979 to 1980. Louise Nevelson […]

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Geometric Mouse X Sculpture by Claes Oldenburg

Posted: June 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

Geometric Mouse X Sculpture Geometric Mouse X by artist Claes Oldenburg sits in front of one side of the Houston Public Library in downtown Houston This modern sculpture is in front of the more modern part of the building. It is a full city block campus at the downtown Houston Public Library. It can be […]

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