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  • Capsule Art Reviews: December 18, 2014

    published December 18, 2014

    "Julon Pinkston: Nailed" Sometimes an artist is inspired to proceed in a certain direction, but to a viewer the direction may seem the... More >>

  • Capsule Art Reviews: December 11, 2014

    published December 11, 2014

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

  • Capsule Art Reviews: December 4, 2014

    published December 4, 2014

    "The Bruce High Quality Foundation: Isles of the Dead" Arnold Bocklin's 1880 painting Isle of the Dead shows a white-shrouded figure... More >>

  • A Disco Christmas Carol

    published December 4, 2014

    With music by Josh Jordan and Bethany MacLachland and a book by Jordan, Red Door Theatre’s A Disco Christmas Carol is a... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • "Larry Bell Three Decades of Art"

    published November 20, 2014

    There is a mystifying element to Larry Bell's paintings - distance seems to add further enchantment. Up too close, I felt I was missing the forest... More >>

  • "Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition"

    published November 20, 2014

    Hyperrealism is in full swing at the intimate Octavia Art Gallery, as Carole A. Feuerman displays "Carole A. Feuerman Solo Exhibition." A... 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 >>

  • Bhopal

    published November 13, 2014

    On the night of December 2, 1984, there was a gas leak of the pesticide chemical methyl isocyanate at the Union Carbide India Limited plant in... More >>

  • "Yusuke Asai: Yamatane"

    published November 13, 2014

    A remarkable installation by Japanese artist Yusuke Asai painted entirely with earth found around Houston -- 27 different colors -- is now on view... More >>

  • The Servant of Two Masters

    published November 13, 2014

    What’s a servant to do when he’s always hungry? Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni answered that question in his 1743 play The... More >>

  • The Liar

    published November 13, 2014

    Nobody can do farce like the French — that has been evident for centuries. Playwright David Ives, author of the runaway hit Venus in Fur,... 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 >>

  • “Best Laid Plans - Art by Russell Prince"

    published November 6, 2014

    The current show at the Jung Center of Houston is “Best Laid Plans - Art by Russell Prince.” This is the second solo show for... 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 >>

  • Company

    published October 30, 2014

    With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, Company takes a bittersweet look at the age-old issues that... More >>

  • The Who’s Tommy

    published October 30, 2014

    Pete Townsend and Des McAnuff’s Grammy and Tony Award-winning rock opera, The Who’s Tommy, tackles the serious and... More >>

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