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  • Capsule Art Reviews: November 20, 2014

    published November 20, 2014

    Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition Hyperrealist art is intended to simulate reality so precisely that the art can easily be mistaken for... More >>

  • Capsule Stage Reviews: November 20, 2014

    published November 20, 2014

    Hänsel und Gretel When Opera in the Heights announced it would perform Englebert Humperdinck's gargantuan fairy tale —... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: November 13, 2014

    published November 13, 2014

    "Larry Bell: Three Decades of Art" There is a mystifying element to Larry Bell's paintings — distance seems to add further... More >>

  • "Danny Rolph: Paradiso"

    published November 13, 2014

    Danny Rolph offers us a hint of the future to come, in nine major paintings, acrylic on canvas, all completed this year or last. It is a utopian... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: November 6, 2014

    published November 6, 2014

    "Earl Staley: The Resolution of Doubt" Earl Staley seems to be forever reinventing himself, and his latest exhibition at Zoya Tommy Gallery... More >>

  • Houston’s Ebony Opera Guild Annual Opera Gems Concert — Opera in the Black 2

    published November 6, 2014

    There’s only one performance of Houston’s Ebony Opera Guild Annual Opera Gems Concert — Opera in the Black 2. A showcase... More >>

  • "HJ BOTT: Scribble Morphings"

    published November 6, 2014

    The scribbles over the acrylic on canvas paintings that make up "HJ BOTT: Scribble Morphings" document that HJ Bott has a sense of humor,... More >>

  • "The Resolution of Doubt"

    published November 6, 2014

    Earl Staley is not only a prolific artist, he is also a most inventive one, either re-inventing himself or tackling new approaches in his art,... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: October 30, 2014

    published October 30, 2014

    "Jorge Marin: Wings of the City" This installation at Discovery Green has nine wonderful sculptures by an acclaimed Mexican sculptor;... More >>

  • Ophelia’s Rope and Friends

    published October 30, 2014

    Ophelia’s Rope is an improv troupe formed by Autumn Clack and Ruth S. McCleskey. McCleskey says “Ophelia’s Rope want its... More >>

  • Bal-Trap

    published October 30, 2014

    The French-speaking theater group Et Voilà Théâtre is presenting Bal-Trap, a new play by Xavier Durringer. The... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: October 23, 2014

    published October 23, 2014

    "Mokha Laget: Chromatic Constructs" Mokha Laget has broken free of "the tyranny of the rectangle," a straitjacket that many artists seem... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: October 16, 2014

    published October 16, 2014

    "Jorge Marin: Wings of the City" This installation at Discovery Green has nine wonderful sculptures by an acclaimed Mexican sculptor;... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: October 9, 2014

    published October 9, 2014

    "Fools Gold: Katy Heinlein & Alika Herreshoff" Strong colors deliver the messages of two artists, one using fabric sculptures and the... More >>

  • Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2014

    published October 9, 2014

    Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2014, a two-day celebration with some 300 national and international juried fine and pop visual artists,... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: October 2, 2014

    published October 2, 2014

    "The Left Bank on the Bayou: Avant-garde Art & Theater in 1930s Houston" A burgeoning 1930s art scene included Margo Jones founding the... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: September 25, 2014

    published September 25, 2014

    "Earl Staley: Reconstructions" The transformations caused by time and the evolution of thought have been illustrated brilliantly by artist... More >>

  • Nashville Hurricane

    published September 25, 2014

    Chase Padgett created and stars in Nashville Hurricane, a one-person show about the rise to fame of a shy young guitarist. Pushed... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: September 18, 2014

    published September 18, 2014

    "Earl Staley: Reconstructions" The transformations caused by time and the evolution of thought have been illustrated brilliantly by... More >>

  • Capsule Art reviews: September 11, 2014

    published September 11, 2014

    "Aloe Vera: group show" Gray Contemporary is a new gallery in the Houston Design Center, large, high-ceilinged and beautifully... More >>

  • Happy Hour — the Play

    published September 11, 2014

    Catch the world premiere of Joe Barnes’s Happy Hour — the Play. The action is simple — and hilarious. Four weary... More >>

  • Always a Bridesmaid

    published September 11, 2014

    In Always a Bridesmaid, it’s senior prom night and four friends promise to be in each other’s weddings no matter what.... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: September 4, 2014

    published September 4, 2014

    "Allison Rathan: The Cutting Bridle" The Exchange, 60"x48", is a self-portrait of the artist Allison Rathan striding behind a very... More >>

  • New Girl in Town

    published September 4, 2014

    Eugene O’Neill’s dark family drama Anna Christie seems an unlikely source for a musical, but composer/lyricist Bob Merrill and... More >>

  • The Last Five Years

    published September 4, 2014

    Budding novelist Jamie loves actress Cathy, and Cathy loves Jamie, but holding onto love is difficult, and the relationship and joy slip from the... More >>

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