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Tim Bailey Sculpture in Eleanor Tinsley Park Houston

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

A most interesting mural was painted on the side of the Roots the Salon Houston building.  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. In the […]

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Oyster Creek Park | Combining Spectacular Beauty & Art

Posted: April 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm   /   Houston Metro Area, Parks & Outdoor, Recent Posts, 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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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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