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  • Capsule Art Reviews: November 27, 2014

    published November 27, 2014

    "Buildering: Misbehaving the City" "Buildering" describes overt acts of artistic expression with elements of rebellion against the... More >>

  • 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 >>

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