Here’s some fresh art from The Wooster Collective. This is a cool building is Salon Stella in Minneapolis. The art is by Broken Crow aka John Grider.
Photo of the De Young Museum in San Francisco by Heather Powazek Champ.
“Art does not reproduce the visible; rather, it makes visible.” –Paul Klee (1879-1940) When I was a grad student at the Iowa Writers Workshop in the late 80s, I consumed Paul Klee’s notebooks, staying up late studying them, becoming them. I left Klee behind me in the 90s for no reason at all, as far… Continue reading Klee and Houston
On November 3rd the Commerce Street Artists’ Warehouse hosted the biggest skateboard deck art show in Texas featuring local and national artists. We’ll get another chance to see the skateboards at the Mackey Gallery on November 11. All proceeds from art sales are going to help P.U.S.H. Houston build the biggest free skatepark in the… Continue reading Houston, R U Board?
Richmond Hall, on The Menil Collection campus
SUrREALISt “Lunch ” A walk through the Menil’s world-renowned Surrealist Galleries; followed by selections from Surrealist poems read by poets Joshua Beckman Joshua Clover Gillian Conoley Valzhyna Mort Dara Wier Matthew Zapruder _________ The Menil Collection 1515 Sul Ross, Houston 77006 Thursday, October 12, 2006 ∙ Noon Free & Open to the Public… Continue reading Surrealist Lunch
Last month I mentioned that the Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour was gearing up for its cross-country jaunt. Next week that said-same bus will be in Houston. You can catch it Wednesday night, October 11th at the Aurora Picture Show (8 p.m.). Or Thursday October 12, you can join the poets for a surrealist lunch… Continue reading Here Comes the Bus, Houston
Back in the late 90s I met the artist Julie Mehretu. I doubt she’d remember me, but she had won a CORE Fellowship at the Glassell School and lived here in Houston for a couple of years. I think I remember that she was obsessed with maps. Both of these paintings I have posted explore… Continue reading Julie Mehretu
You can send free e-cards from a new website created by Writers in the Schools. It’s called The Meeting House, and it is a virtual structure built out of writing and art created by Houston kids. Any image can be sent via email. Give it a twirl?
Stopping at 50 cities in 50 days the 2006 Poetry Bus Tour, sponsored by Seattle-based independent press Wave Books, might be headed toward a landmark near you. Beginning September 4 and ending October 27, the bus tour will visit a variety of venues, including the Space Needle in Seattle, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD,… Continue reading Get on the Bus
Houston-based artist Rachel Hecker brings a sharp edginess to the naive imagery of childhood. Or, should I say, imagery that at first appears to indicate childhood. This painting is called, "They couldn’t see the Black Cloud that hung over their relationship."
Houston’s Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) is the place to see art of many genres by Kiki Smith spanning the past 25 years. Here’s the official description, from the CAM website: Kiki Smith: A Gathering, 1980 – 2005 is the first full-scale major museum presentation of Kiki Smith’s work over the past 25 years. Smith’s art… Continue reading Kiki Smith Comes to Town
We’re in Arkansas for the week — visiting my family. My father took this photograph.
Some very amazing quilts are part of an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston this summer. For more information about Gee’s Bend, click here.