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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 on Heights Boulevard, Houston, TX

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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Three Quarter Time Sculpture in Memorial Park

Posted: April 16, 2016 at 1:29 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

Houston’s Memorial Park is the site of a monumental red painted steel sculpture.  It is located on an esplanade. If heading west on Memorial Drive look to the left to see the sculpture when you spot the overhead signs directing one to the West Loop & Woodway or staying on Memorial Drive. My husband and […]

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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 the Smither Park and once you see the Orange Show, you will understand why both are obviously 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 was named in honor of […]

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Twelve Portrait Paintings of Interest in Houston’s MFAH

Posted: April 11, 2016 at 4:17 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

Portraiture Studying the work of fine artists through the centuries and how they portray the people who pay them to create portraits can tell us a lot about the times and lifestyles of their subjects and also the current artistic trends of the day regarding the painting style of these portraits. Please take time to […]

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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 me wish to explore that park location. The […]

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

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

This small but impressive little 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 special is the restored Missouri-Kansas-Texas Depot and […]

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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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Photos of Steel Sculpture titled “Houston” by Mac Whitney

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 10:23 pm   /   Art & Culture, Parks & Outdoor, Sculptures

My hubby and I have noticed this imposing red sculpture for years as we have driven from downtown Houston to the western suburbs where we live. Until recently we have only seen glimpses of it from Interstate 10. Yesterday as we were leaving the downtown area we decided that we would take a detour off […]

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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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9 Favorite Masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Posted: March 30, 2016 at 12:53 pm   /   Art & Culture, Fine Art, Museums

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston It would be literally impossible to show all of our favorite masterpieces located inside of Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts. This post will show nine of the ones that my husband and I really enjoy viewing. Local art lovers are fortunate to have one of the five largest art museums […]

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Eye Catching Mural on West Alabama Animal Clinic

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 230 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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Tolerance Sculptures Houston by Jaume Plensa

Posted: March 28, 2016 at 11:10 pm   /   Art & Culture, Sculptures

Houston, Texas Sculptures Several years ago in Houston, Texas we started noticing some interesting looking sculptures located along Buffalo Bayou. They were adding to the public art displays in Houston and as we were driving by I wanted to be able to photograph them and get a better look at them. These metal sculptures made […]

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St. Patrick Catholic Church in Galveston & Saint Patrick

Posted: March 26, 2016 at 2:24 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Linocuts

Galveston Attraction How is St. Patrick, St. Patrick’s Church and a Galveston attraction in Texas all tied together? Stay tuned. St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Galveston is certainly an attraction if only to see the beautiful architecture. It is another one of noted architect Nicolas J. Clayton’s designs of which which he had more than […]

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Eaton Memorial Chapel Galveston & Storm of the Century

Posted: March 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Linocuts

Galveston Attraction The focus of this article is Eaton Memorial Chapel and my original linocut print. It will also concern itself with hurricanes on Galveston Island including the “storm of the century” in 1900. Eaton Memorial Chapel is one of the two oldest historical churches on Galveston Island.  It is another beautiful and elegant structure […]

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church + Galveston, TX History

Posted: March 25, 2016 at 11:51 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Galveston, Houston Metro Area, Linocuts

History of Galveston Many people going on a Galveston, TX. vacation might be interested in learning a bit of the history of Galveston. They also might like knowing a bit more about the dazzling white Moorish designed Sacred Heart Church which can hardly escape notice if they are driving into town on the main street […]

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