“The Texas Watercolor Tradition”

Watercolors can be sparkling little jewels or giants exploding with panache and energy; they can be subtle or bold or blunt; and as a medium, watercolor is demanding and unforgiving — one false stroke and all is lost. But watercolors often “don’t get no respect,” as even avid art lovers rush by them to get to the oils. William Reaves Fine Art does its bit to change that perception with its latest show, “The Texas Watercolor Tradition.” These works by Texas watercolorists Erik Sprohge, Hunter George, E.M. (Buck) Schiwetz and Harold Phoenix are stunners that will likely stop you in your tracks.

There’s an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on November 23 and a gallery talk from 2 to 4 p.m. on December 14. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Through December 21. 2313 Brun. For information, call 713-521-7500 or visit reavesart.com. Free.
Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Starts: Nov. 23. Continues through Dec. 21, 2013

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Randy Tibbits is an independent art writer and curator, specializing in the art history of Houston. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CASETA: Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art and the coordinator of HETAG: Houston Earlier Texas Art Group. He writes art exhibition reviews for Houston Press from time to time.