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Aspen-based painter and gallerist Christopher Martin’s eponymous Upper Kirby gallery at 2625 Colquitt Street is changing names and ownership. The high-profile Houston Gallery Row business, is being reborn as Avant-Art under former Christopher Martin Gallery Directors Ally Ondarza and Abigail Henningsen. The gallery will host its soft opening on Saturday, September 24 from 2 until 8 pm to debut “Emerging Perspectives”. On view through October 14, the exhibit will feature artwork from their entire portfolio of artists to share their community vision.