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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

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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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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“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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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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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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Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum becomes a New Venue

Posted: July 4, 2016 at 3:38 pm   /   Chapels and Churches, Did You Know?, Museums

Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum in Houston, Texas This is a look back at a very special museum exhibit which once graced our city for a time. Those of us who got to see it were fortunate to have had that experience! If you were not among its visitors, take a look at what you missed […]

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Cow Parade Fun in Houston, Texas ~ It was Moovelous!

Posted: March 31, 2016 at 11:24 pm   /   Did You Know?

Yippee Cow Yea! The cows are here! This was the headline ad in the Houston Chronicle for the “Moovelous” CowParade Houston, Texas 2001 event that was on display all over the metropolitan area from September 6th to November 7th. It was a fundraising event that was the largest ever at that time benefiting Texas Children’s […]

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Memories of the Forbidden Gardens in Katy, TX

Posted: March 31, 2016 at 7:21 pm   /   Did You Know?

Forbidden Gardens preserved in photos… The reason memories is in the title of this article is that the once fabulous attraction called Forbidden Gardens is now permanently closed and has been dismantled. At least it has been preserved in photos and some videos. This is what I wrote about it many years ago… If traveling […]

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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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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 Houstonian 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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