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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, Did You Know?, 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 a very friendly 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 second most friendly city […]

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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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The House (Heart) Sculpture by Jim Dine

Posted: June 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Tribute to Houston Philanthropist Maconda Brown O’Conner This is one of 3 bronze relief sculptures created by American pop artist Jim Dine in 1983. It was dedicated in the memory of well known Houston philanthropist Maconda Brown O’Connor who was the daughter of George R. Brown of Construction Company Brown & Root fame. Although her […]

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Rothko Chapel on Menil Campus in Houston, Texas

Posted: June 3, 2016 at 4:09 pm   /   Art & Culture, Chapels and Churches, Fine Art, Sculptures

Sacred Places There are two chapels on the campus of The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas.  They are worlds apart in most respects and yet one might also see some similarities. The similarities start from the fact that both are chapels dedicated to quiet reflection. No interior photographs are allowed to be taken. They are […]

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Trail of Art Houston, Texas on Heights Boulevard

Posted: May 25, 2016 at 11:47 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

Trail of Art Houston People in Houston, Texas get to see many spectacular sculptures installed as public art in numerous locations. From downtown to outlying areas residents as well as visitors are exposed to realistic as well as abstract forms of art. The sculptures come in all sizes, shapes and colors. Even people who never […]

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Beans Barton’s Passions + Funky J. Harding Co. Mural

Posted: May 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

Who is Beans Barton? Describing Beans Barton can probably be better done by showing some videos of him and his Bi-Peds band in action; showing off some of his art whether it be on walls, cars or shoes…yes shoes!…and telling a bit about his interests. Local Houston resident and artist Dale “Beans” Barton was born […]

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Smither Park is a Unique & Fun Folk Art Green Space

Posted: April 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Tourist Attractions

The Orange Show Foundation sponsors Smither Park, and once you see the Orange Show, you will understand why both are related. Just like the Beer Can House which is another site in Houston now operated by the Orange Show Foundation, folk art is front and center! Smither Park bears the honorary name of John H. […]

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Amazing Baldwin Park with 100 Year Old Oak Trees

Posted: April 10, 2016 at 11:18 pm   /   Murals, Parks & Outdoor

One of the earliest parks in Houston dating back to the turn of the last century is named Elizabeth Baldwin Park. One day while surfing the net I discovered the existence of one of the oldest fountains in Houston. That was what first made my husband and my wish to explore that park location. The […]

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M-K-T Railroad Museum with Caboose & Depot in Katy, TX

Posted: April 4, 2016 at 8:58 pm   /   Historic Buildings, Houston Metro Area, Katy, Linocuts, Museums

M-K-T Railroad Museum This small but impressive little M-K-T Railroad Museum and park also serves as the Information and Tourist Center for visitors to Katy, Texas. The location is 5615 First Street, Katy, Texas 77493. Hours of operation are 9am to 3pm Monday through Friday and 10am to 2pm on Saturday. What makes this park […]

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Murals, Graffiti and Aerosol Warfare in Houston, Texas

Posted: April 1, 2016 at 3:15 pm   /   Art & Culture, Murals

Graffiti and Art The closeup photo of the graffiti type mural at the top of this page was created by a local artist in Houston, Texas and his crew.  They are known as the Aerosol Warfare Crew. The artist who originated Aerosol Warfare goes by the name of Gonzo247.  His real name is Mario Enrique […]

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Images Of What Was the Cameron / JPMorgan Chase Park

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 7:27 pm   /   Did You Know?, Murals

Pocket Parks Have you ever heard of pocket parks? A pocket park is a tiny space compared to most parks which are larger just as a pocket is a small piece of a larger garment. The Cameron/JPMorgan Chase Park qualified as such. This park was a small downtown Houston urban space that was dedicated in […]

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West Alabama Animal Clinic Mural is Eye Catching!

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 4:34 am   /   Art & Culture, Murals

Rebecca Bass Mural in Houston, Texas My hubby and I headed out today with the intent of photographing more public art in Houston. We were passing by and spotted this engaging mural on the West Alabama Animal Clinic and decided to stop. The location is at 2030 W. Alabama Street, Houston, Texas 77098. The cross […]

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Spectacular Henry Moore Sculpture in Houston Park

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 10:56 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Houston, Texas Showstopper! This voluptuous bronze sculpture by Henry Moore has quite an impressive setting! Originally installed in Hyde Park of London, it was moved to Eleanor Tinsley Park in 1979. On a great expanse of open lawn space within Eleanor Tinsley Park in Houston, Texas, this showstopper piece of public art can be viewed […]

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Funnel Tunnel Art Sculpture by Patrick Renner

Posted: March 29, 2016 at 3:28 pm   /   Art & Culture, Did You Know?, Sculptures

Amazing Public Art Sculpture! Thirty one year old native Houston artist and educator Patrick Renner created an amazing public art sculpture. It was made primarily from recycled and reclaimed wood plus steel.  Named the Funnel Tunnel it was a fun sculpture to see and admire for the time it was on display. You can see […]

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