Category Archives: Art

The 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend Rolls up to April 9-12, 2015

Earth Rover 1 by Dion LaurentHouston, TX aka Art Car Capital of the World – The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art is pleased to announce a fantastic weekend of events April 9-12, 2015 as part of the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend! What started out as a small caravan of like-minded artists and individuals over a quarter century ago has blossomed into one of the largest and most beloved events in the city of Houston, drawing one of the largest crowds for any free public event all year. 2015 marks the first year that the Houston Art Car Parade will take place on its new permanent date, the second weekend in April – allowing for cooler and a more enjoyable experience for both participants and spectators alike.

Over the past 28 years, the Houston Art Car Parade has received national and international attention as being the premier celebration of self-expression and “the drive to create” – a representation of Houston’s unique entrepreneurial and creative spirit. Continue reading

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Buddha & Mandala, Visions, and Learning Curve: Three Exhibitions Opening at HCP

Bill Armstrong (New York, NY), Buddha 704, 2013, From the series Buddha & Mandala Chromogenic print mounted on Sintra.Courtesy of the artist and Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO).

Bill Armstrong (New York, NY), Buddha 704, 2013, From the series Buddha & Mandala Chromogenic print mounted on Sintra.Courtesy of the artist and Robischon Gallery (Denver, CO).

HOUSTON—Houston Center for Photography presents three dynamic exhibitions exploring the realms of color, perspective, contemplation, and education. On view February 27th through April 26th, HCP Gallery displays a variety of artistic interpretations of photography, opening up dialogue and discussion amongst the exhibitions. Bill Armstrong: Buddha & Mandala depicts luminous images of the artist’s interpretation of Mandalas and Buddhas. Nodding to certain themes in the Buddhist religion, Armstrong alters the depiction of the cosmos and life through his use of abstraction and alteration. Through the use of his technique and the pulse of color, the artist allows the viewer a chance to meditate on these spiritually centered photographs upon viewing.

In the exhibition by Ryan Bush entitled Visions, visual captures of inspiration and dreams are presented through three-dimensional photographs. Through various interpretations of visions in spiritualism, meditation, nature, and in the imagination, Bush creates a delicate narrative to be viewed with and without 3D glasses thus uncovering the layers and intensity of each piece. Both Armstrong and Bush take inspiration from Buddhism and the search for Nirvana, which completely alters our experience of the world. Continue reading

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Houston Center for Photography presents its 2015 Print Auction and Exhibition

quarter page PAPERCITY rev2 FINHOUSTON – Houston Center for Photography presents an intriguing exhibition in their galleries running from January 16 – February 16, 2015, cumulating in an elegant evening of art and fundraising at The Junior League of Houston, Inc. on February 18, 2015. Now in its 31st year, HCP’s annual print exhibition and auction features artists, galleries, and collectors from all over the world contributing premier photographic art that is auctioned to benefit HCP’s operating fund. The exhibition and auction features 74 artists from around the globe including a vast catalog of vintage and contemporary fine-art prints from both mid-career and established photographic artists, collected in both the museum and private sectors.
Artists represented include Elliot Erwitt, Ken Rosenthal, Lisa Robinson, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Laurie Lambrecht, Renate Aller, S. Gayle Stevens, John A. Chakeres, Mitch Dobrowner, David Fokos, and Jeffrey Becom, among many others. All pieces in the exhibition are available for a “buy-it-now” purchase during the exhibition. To view the entire exhibition click here. Continue reading

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Cherryhurst House featured in Houston Modern Luxury

Dallas McNamaraThis month’s issue of Houston Modern Luxury features a two-page spread dedicated to Cherryhurst House and owner Dallas McNamara’s vision for her restored 1910’s bungalow in the heart of Houston’s Montrose neighborhood. Through an extensive renovation process, McNamara transformed the home into both her personal residence as well as an alternative art space where she holds exhibitions and special events focusing on the art created out of her on-site artist-in-residency program.

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