“Obstacle Art Path” is 5th Annual Heights Blvd. Sculpture Show
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5th Annual Heights Boulevard Sculpture Show
“Obstacle Art Path” is the name of this year’s annual curated sculpture show located in the Houston Heights of Houston, Texas. The wide Houston Heights Boulevard has these eight new sculptures distributed between the 400 to 1800 blocks through December 15, 2018.
If you wish to purchase one of these unique sculptures at the end of the show, contact Kenny Terrell of the Houston Heights Association at this number: 713-515-1379. He will be able to assist you with the information you need.
The Iranian born artist who created the colorful abstract sculpture titled Sculpture #3, Where Art Meets Science lives in Houston. #303 is the number of her workspace at Silver Street Studios. You can learn much more about her by going to her site. “Harmony through Light and Color” are carefully chosen words on her website that depict her artistry.
Part of what delights me in addition to looking at public art sculptures is learning about the artists who create them.
I got a kick out of looking at Tommy Gregory’s website. He describes himself as “Artist | Human.”
He is a well-credentialed artist but also a businessman. Tommy Gregory currently oversees art exhibits and projects for the City of Houston airports which include Bush Intercontinental, Hobby, and Ellington Airports.
Do you see an armadillo at the base of his sculpture? That is what I envision looking at his bronze sculpture.
Do you see a melting glacier when looking at this sculpture? Adela Andea viewed glaciers which were rapidly melting on a trip to Alaska. You can read about her and her inspiration for this piece from the Anya Tish Gallery which represents her work.
Adela Andea was born in Romania. She now lives in Texas where she often creates illuminated sculptures. We viewed her Glacier Parallax in the daytime. It would be even more impressive at night!
Her resume is impressive! From studying law in Romania to being valedictorian when getting her B.A. at the University of Houston to achieving a Master of Fine Arts in New Media as well as one in Art History…this is one smart and talented lady!
This colorful mosaic sculptural piece titled Blood Relations is pretty when seen from all angles. The details when viewed up close are amazing. Round tops of old Shinola shoe polish tins have the words ME, US, THEM and YOU painted at the top of each one.
Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw is a Houston artist as well as an educator. She is active in helping children create murals such as the one my husband and I got to see in Stude Park where a gigantic steel sculpture created by Mac Whitney stands. Houston views along with that sculpture are in the mural affixed to the Stude Park Community Center building. Her artistic work is in many other SPARK parks as well as community centers in the Houston area.
John Ross Palmer
This widely traveled artist creates all types of art including murals, works on canvas, ceramics, neon pieces, jewelry, and more. Found in his abstract pieces are also bits of realism.
John Ross Palmer is called the founder of “Escapism” art. He firmly believes that modern day artists can be successful. Mr. Palmer and his partner, who also serves as his business manager, teach other artists empowerment techniques. You can read more about John Ross Palmer on Wikipedia.
Anthony Thompson Shumate
This artist, as well as an art teacher, produces objects that make one think. Bitcoin is an alternative type of currency that is unregulated. This colorful sculpture created by Anthony Thompson Shumate represents a real tangible item, one that can be seen and felt. It is 72″ by 60″ by 6″ in dimension. Latex paint was used to paint this steel and wood sculpture.
One of his civic art projects back in 2007 located in Buffalo Bayou Park served to feed hungry people. That sculpture consisted of 450 label-less food cans plus can openers. Undoubtedly homeless people benefited most from this temporary sculpture created with heart.
Currently, she teaches ceramics at the Glassell School of Art which is part of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and at the Art League of Houston. She used to be the department head of ceramics at San Antonio College.
This inventive artist received her master’s degree in environmental art at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. As a devotee of the environment, Susannah Mira often uses discarded or unwanted items and transforms them into art.
I must admit that we missed seeing her sculpture titled “Safety Yellow” the first time we drove down Heights Boulevard. My husband and I were trying to spot higher profile sculptures for this “Obstacle Art Path” for me to photograph. Little did we know at the time that we should be looking on the ground.
In this piece of art, about 1,600 plastic pieces placed into patterns around and under trees define this sculpture. The 1700 block of Heights Boulevard is where you will find this bright yellow sculpture. It must have taken her some time to assemble this on site.
Learning of her love to protect the environment I am sure that these very pieces will become some other form of art in the future after this exhibit closes.
Other Exhibits on Heights Boulevard
If you enjoyed this 5th annual Heights Boulevard sculpture exhibit, “Obstacle Art Path,” you might wish to see the ones preceding this. Click on the links below.
I hope that these annual shows continue long into the future!