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    Artist Quotes: Lovie Olivia

    On August 28, local artist Lovie Olivia will exhibit "Thrice Removed," a new series of paintings at Spacetaker's ARC Gallery (Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter St.). According to a press release, "Her work explores the multi-dimensionality of women ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 10, 2010 @ 3:32 pm
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    Five Comedians We Thought Were Dead

    Recently Bill Cosby died ... again. Last week, the well-known internet hoax popped up for the second time this year (in fact, it was the top trending topic on Twitter a week ago). Funny thing is, we could've sworn it was true, but like five years ago...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 10, 2010 @ 1:00 pm
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    Office Art: Where's It Hanging?

    Museums and galleries aren't the only places to gawk at fine art. Plenty of corporations and businesses snatch up works to hang in their lobbies, communal spaces and boardrooms. Art Attack wants to know what's hanging at your office. Where ar...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 10, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Pop Rocks: Levi Johnston - The Future's So Bright...

    Been a busy month for Levi Johnston. The 20-year old former hockey player and impregnator of Sarah Palin's eldest daughter not only saw his engagement to Bristol disintegrate over reports he wasn't so discriminating with his seed ("Levi is one of thr...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on August 10, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    Creepshow at the Craft Center

    "You Go First," scary and lifelike dolls by Karin Burfict They're protagonists in horror movies. Little brothers pull their heads off to make sisters scream. Bitter enemies burn them in effigy. And then there are the inflatable kind. The Houston C...

    @ Art Attack by Meghan Hendley on August 9, 2010 @ 5:30 pm
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    Houston Playwright's Script Is Albee-Approved

    Art Attack had never heard of Houston-raised playwright Michael Swift until this morning, when we received a press release about his Texas Law Men, a play opening this Thursday and running for four performances only at Obsidian Arts Space in ...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 9, 2010 @ 2:59 pm
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    Coming Soon: A Mini-Season of Shows at Barnevelder

    Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, located over by Minute Maid Park, will be hosting three different groups from mid-August through early October: Hope Stone Dance, NobleMotion Dance and The Catastrophic Theater. Beginning August 12, Hope Stone, in ...

    @ Art Attack by Travis Hensley on August 9, 2010 @ 1:00 pm
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    This Week in TV: Football Season is Over

    One football season ended, another warmed up, and I am this close to canceling cable and just using the Internet. This was the week in TV Land: ? I have never wanted a team to win a game as badly as I wanted the Lions to beat the Panthers in Friday...

    @ Art Attack by Daniel Carlson on August 9, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Opening Report: CAMH's "Dance with Camera"

    "I totally grew up with Merce," said Arning. "He truly understood the limitations and strengths of working with a filmmaker, and he was actively engaged with [film director] Charles Atlas." Then Bill told me something I never knew, namely that Atlas'...

    @ Art Attack by Theodore Bale on August 9, 2010 @ 9:09 am
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    The Week in Photos

    Each week, we'll scour the Houston Press Flickr Pool and see what kinds of art shots our talented photographers have added. If you think you've got a good eye, don't be shy. Put your pictures in the pool and every Friday we'll post the most eye-poppi...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 6, 2010 @ 5:20 pm
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    Jazz Fest: Not Your Dentist's Jazz

    Elevator music. Smooth jazz in your dentist's office. The Kenny G your in-laws spin as they sip chardonnay. All these associations sometimes make us forget the true essence of jazz. This weekend, you can reacquaint yourself with the genre at Discover...

    @ Art Attack by Meghan Hendley on August 6, 2010 @ 3:16 pm
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    MFAH Commissions Beijing Olympics F/X Mastermind for New Artwork

    The Museum of fine Arts, Houston announced this morning that it has commissioned a permanent, site-specific work by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang. Cai is world-known for grand-scale works and major installations--he was the director of visual and spec...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 6, 2010 @ 1:11 pm
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    Southern Comfort at White Linen Night in the Heights

    Those new to the White Linen Night experience should know that the original started in New Orleans to spike retail business, encourage interaction between artists and, of course, to celebrate--we all know New Orleans wrote the book on that. After Hur...

    @ Art Attack by Kristen Eide on August 6, 2010 @ 11:00 am
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    Where's It Hanging?

    If you haven't already checked out Lawndale Art Center's "Big Show," you only have till tomorrow, Saturday, August 7, to see Thedra Cullar-Ledford's "Big Dude" (above) and all the others (114 works by 85 artists) in the juried show. Bit of background...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 6, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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    The Expendable Roles of The Expendables

    But these actors' resums are not as bulletproof as the characters they play. In fact, most have had one-or-more films that are expendable. Send us an example of one we forgot and win a pair of free passes to The Expendables. HPcontest@houstonpress.c...

    @ Art Attack by Travis Hensley on August 5, 2010 @ 5:43 pm
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    Dream Travel and Space Scares

    Seeking an escape from the heat? Escape a step further into the imagination of Hungarian artist Andrea Dezs. The Rice Gallery exhibition "Sometimes in My Dreams I Fly" (which closes this Sunday, August 8) is a direct link to the world of Dezs's dre...

    @ Art Attack by Meghan Hendley on August 5, 2010 @ 4:13 pm
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    Pop Rocks: Flame, Hollywood, Flame

    I'm sure you've all heard the terrible news by now: Judge Vaughn "Mussolini" Walker declared California's gay marriage ban unconstitutional. Obviously I don't have to tell you what severe ramifications this will have, not only for the soul of our co...

    @ Art Attack by Pete Vonder Haar on August 5, 2010 @ 1:22 pm
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    What Are You Looking At?

    Send your crits to artsblog@houstonpress.com....

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 5, 2010 @ 12:18 pm
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    Five Films to Celebrate Prop. 8's Demise

    5. THX 1138 What? You thought this was going to be a list of gay films? You'll have to read on to find out. George Lucas' 1971 film depicted a dystopian future in which a faceless government forces its citizens to take drugs that suppress their emoti...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 5, 2010 @ 10:45 am
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    Opening This Week in Visual Art

    Plenty going on in visual art this week: openings at the Craft Center, Koelsch Gallery, Winter Street and more. Here's our roundup of places to see fresh artwork and enjoy a free glass of wine or three. Dolls Now An exhibition of art dolls handcraft...

    @ Art Attack by Troy Schulze on August 5, 2010 @ 9:00 am
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