This week, we recommend a "growing" exhibit at the tiny Rice U. Matchbox Gallery, animal-skin-inspired jewelry at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and gnarly graphics at M2 Gallery, among others.
Logan Sebastian Beck: Grass Houses Beck begins a mysterious transformation called the "Grass House," in which he will document and post pictures daily on the Matchbox website. Opens Thursday, December 9, 7-9 p.m., Matchbox Gallery at Rice University
Leigh Navarro:The Color of Enamel Enamel jewelry works, from cuffs to necklaces, inspired by leather and animal skins. Opening reception Thursday, December 9, 5:30-8 p.m., Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main. 713-529-4848
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Boarded Up: The Art of Surf and Skate Neopopstreetfunk presents this exhibition of over 250 skateboard decks and surfboards painted by over 100 Houston and national artists. Proceeds go to The Surfrider Foundation, a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the world's oceans, waves and beaches through conservation, activism, research and education. All skate and surfboards will be for sale. Opening reception Saturday, December 11, 7 p.m., Gallery M2, 339 W 19th. 713-861-6070
Bill and Rahul Paintings, drawing, and sculpture by Rahul Mitra and Bill Willis. The Joanna always throws a great party, so add this one to your holiday shindig calendar. One night only! Saturday, December 11, 6-10 p.m., The Joanna Gallery, 1401 Branard. 713 825-1803
Jill Moser: Editions Moser's third solo show at Wade Wilson includes recent prints as well as examples of her collaborative project with poet Charles Bernstein. Also check out Moser's series of jewelry works, "Lettres," as part of a one-day trunk show at High Gloss (1131 Uptown Park, Blvd.) 11 am to 5 pm, December 11th. "Editions" opens Saturday, December 11, 6-8 p.m., Wade Wilson Art, 4411 Montrose. 713-521-2977