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Hope Farms and Recipe for Success Hosts Chefs in the Field

3 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
In a food desert, near Hobby Airport, is an urban oasis with a gathering barn, a chef's garden and fields of fresh vegetables growing in the hot, humid climate a few minutes south of downtown Houston. Hope Farms is the culmination of Gracie and Bob Cavnar's efforts to provide fresh...
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Lawndale's Oddly Pretty Paper Plate Snake

6 years ago by Meredith Deliso
Abhidnya Ghuge works with the most common and disposable of materials -- paper plates. Their abundance comes in handy, though. In her site-specific installations, the artist employs them by the thousands to create unusual forms that snake organically across the room. Her latest installation, poetically yet incomprehensibly titled "Halls without...
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Lillian Warren's Deeply Human Portraits of Waiting at Lawndale Art Center

7 years ago by Meredith Deliso
We've all been there before -- compulsively staring at our cellphones to occupy our minds with something, even just a colorful screen. Or maybe you're the dozing type, propping your head up on your arm in an uncomfortable half-slumber. Or maybe you do nothing at all and stare off blankly,...
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"Texas Biennial Invitational" Displays the Work of Texas Biennial Alums

6 years ago by Altamese Osborne
Take Adela Andea's "Liquescent Light" exhibition, held this past January at Anya Tish Gallery, stick a fork into whatever socket electrifies its neon light sculptures, and what you get is "Primordial Garden," a hopped-up room installation and entry into the 2013 Texas Biennial (TX★13), an exhibition of Texas contemporary art...
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Lawndale Art Center's "The Big Show" Drips With Figurative Art, Sculpture

6 years ago by Altamese Osborne
A gong clangs approximately every 10 seconds in the Grace R. Cavnar gallery, Lawndale Art Center's largest room. The large bay windows that surround the source of the clanging -- Mari Omari's Fieldwork: 2001-2007, a moody multimedia piece -- support the image, framing fat rainclouds that produce low growls of...
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Capsule Art Reviews: "Colony Collapse," "Halls without walls, room to feel in. The door awaits you, your return within.," "Pastmodern," "Salt House," "Shambhala," "Unwoven Light"

6 years ago by Meredith Deliso
"Colony Collapse" Nicola Parente has a way of getting your attention. Four years ago, it was with giant mushrooms made of peat moss that sprouted from Art League Houston's patio. The piece, a collaboration with Divya Murphy, was in response to a New York Times article that named Houston the...
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Capsule Art Reviews: "The Beauty Box", "Funnel Tunnel", "Gifts from the Past: The Isabel Brown Wilson Collection", "Room Divider", "Summer Studios 2013", "Texas Biennial Invitational",

6 years ago by Altamese Osborne
"The Beauty Box" This is the brainchild of local mixed-media artist Robert Hodge, who, with partner Philip Pyle, a sculptor and digital artist, has converted an open-air space in the Third Ward into a replica of a living room, like "your grandmother's living room or dining room," says Hodge. The...
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Bite-Sized Paintings, Recycled Plywood and Caribbean Girls : Weekend Art Crawl

8 years ago by Altamese Osborne
After a run of covering moody, monochromatic sketches, we were happy to find color in the city's art galleries. All three galleries we visited this weekend showcased artists who had no fear of the rainbow. The first stop was Lawndale Art Center on Friday. The broken air conditioning didn't keep...
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Capsule Art Reviews: "Dog Park," "Emily Sloan: Enlight," "Glass Graphica" "James Turrell: Holograms," "Lillian Warren: Wait With Me," "Michael Petry: Bad Restoration"

7 years ago by Meredith Deliso
"Dog Park" G Gallery put out the open call earlier this summer for artists who use dogs as subject matter in their work. And the resulting show is indeed a winner. It has a range of mediums, from paintings to photography to sculpture, with submissions by some of the Houston...
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Capsule Art Reviews: "Drawings & Air Conditioning," "Glass Graphica," "James Turrell: Holograms," "Lillian Warren: Wait With Me," "Michael Petry: Bad Restoration"

7 years ago by Meredith Deliso
"Drawings & Air Conditioning" With its current show, Front Gallery clearly wants to lure you out into the summer heat and into its Montrose bungalow space. There's a free-form, experimental feel throughout many of the selections on view in the show, especially prevalent in the five pieces by Michael Blair,...

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