Starting in September Doug Aitken’s art will take a journey by train. Here’s an excerpt about the project: Aitken’s Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening tour will travel to 10 different locations by rail on a train the artist himself designed that is intended to be a “kinetic sculpture [that will] act as a cultural… Continue reading From Station to Station with Doug Aitken
Category: Current Events
Scattered Blossoms Reading on May 12th, 2013, 2 pm at Cy Twombly Gallery
Scattered Blossoms: Poems Inspired by Cy Twombly Please join us for A Poetry Reading at the Menil Collection Sunday, May 12th, 2 pm Cy Twombly Gallery The Menil Collection 1515 Sul Ross Houston, TX 77006 Featuring these poets: Joseph Campana Jane Creighton Robin Davidson Christa Forster Peter Hyland Jonathan Moody Laura Mullen Robin Reagler Fran… Continue reading Scattered Blossoms Reading on May 12th, 2013, 2 pm at Cy Twombly Gallery
Northern Lights All Night
I’ve never actually seen the Northern Lights so the idea of a glass igloo in Finland seems pretty extraordinary to me. I wonder what kinds of dreams one has in these thermal glass huts at the Hotel Kakslauttanen. [via Home Esthetics]
An Optical Chapel
David A Brown created an Optical Chapel in an office space that was once an optician’s office in downtown Houston. The installation incorporated 11,000 photographs. The project was featured in FotoFest 2012.
Resources for NaPoWriMo 2012
If you’re trying to write a poem a day this April, here is a list of people providing writing prompts for the occasion: The official NaPoWriMo Headquarters (Maureen Thorson) The Best American Poetry blog Robert Lee Brewer lists a daily prompts at Poetic Asides More than 30 ideas can be found at Redactions Poetry and Poetics Kelli… Continue reading Resources for NaPoWriMo 2012
What Would You Do With 40,000 Pieces of Junk Mail?
If you were Amanda Nelsen, you’d make art with it. I love that she took something that’s wasteful and rather insidious and used it creatively. Isn’t it beautiful? [via The Artful Desperado]
Havel and Ruck Redux
Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, the creators of Inversion, have created a new piece of temporary public art by the Houston artistic team of Dan Havel and Dean Ruck. Located at Project Rowhouses, the structure is part art, part stage and part park. It’s also awesome art. There are concerts and activities planned there… Continue reading Havel and Ruck Redux
Crocheting the Way: Meet Olek
Art happening on the NYC subway Olek is an artist. What is her art? Well, it’s called knit graffiti, yarn bombing, or urban knitting . It makes us take a second look. Or perhaps a 30 second look. New York City-based artist Agata Oleksiak (known as Olek) uses crochet in bold colors to make her statement.… Continue reading Crocheting the Way: Meet Olek
The Poets: NaPoWriMo 2011
Here’s a list of poets participating in NaPoWriMo 2011. If you’d like your blog link added to (or subtracted from) the list, just leave it in thecomment section. In an effort to save time I carried over my list from last year. If you’d like to set up a free blog, wordpress.com is an easy… Continue reading The Poets: NaPoWriMo 2011
Happy National Poetry Month 2011!
National Poetry Month begins today, April 1st, 2011. At Writers in the Schools (WITS) we send out an email with a child’s poem every day for the month. Find out about that and other poetry offerings here. If you are truly brave and want to WRITE a poem a day this April, consider participating in NaPoWriMo. Don’t… Continue reading Happy National Poetry Month 2011!
The Emperor’s New Soul
A new sculpture exhibit by Jaume Plensa has recently erupted along Buffalo Bayou in Houston. Mr. Plensa will be giving a lecture at the MFAH on February 16, 2011. For complete details, click here. [photo by the Rice Design Alliance]
Framed by Stuart Haygarth
Follow the link to more cool photos and a video. (via DesignBoom)
Art Cars Go Upscale: Jeff Koons Meets BMW
BMW commissioned artist Jeff Koons to art up a BMW. Here it is. Read more about in at Design Boom.
Art Car Parade, Houston, Texas
ac 7039-7040 halo copy, originally uploaded by Cuong T Tran Photography. Great photo by Cuong T Tran of the annual art car parade.
the menil, originally uploaded by eschipul. Here’s another so-great photo by Ed Schipul. It’s The Menil Collection, an amazing art museum in Houston. Architecture by Renzo Piano.