It's just past the midpoint of another Houston summer, and in the art world, that means it's time for someone to ride into town, survey the local talent and stir up trouble. The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center's annual juried exhibition, is the show everybody loves to hate. But this year, it's getting some competition from the Blaffer Gallery, which has mounted the quadrennial Houston Area Exhibition. The troublemaker over at Lawndale is artist Michael Ray Charles, who teaches at UT-Austin, and over at Blaffer it's Bill Arning, curator of the List Center for... More >>>