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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

Girl Talk

8 Photos in This Gallery

These were captured during September and October of 2009.   Some of these were taken at the docks in venues that have moved.  “Girl Talk” was photographed in the basement of Houston’s Contemporary Art Museum.   As I look at these it reminds me that the gallery scene was somewhat more freewheeling then than now.  Most of these have not been previously published.


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Saturday Afternoon Art Events

Burlesque Performer Kiki Maroon

Burlesque Performer Kiki Maroon

8 Photos in This Gallery

As it was close to Christmas many of the Houston art galleries had an open house on Saturday afternoon instead of in the evening as they usually do.  April Murphy is shown in front of her whimsical pet paintings.  Please like her page “AEM Gallery” on facebook.  April says her work is all about happiness.  Later there was a performance art show at Lawndale Art Center. Kiki Maroon produces and performs in burlesque shows.  One of her recent productions is Kiki’s Sordid Sideshow.  She is usually in character.  You can find many images of her in costume on flickr.  A mermaid was cooling off in a tub of water because it was 80F on this warm December afternoon in the South.  The lovely kissing booth girl was fun to chat with, but I did not take her up on the kiss, which would be scored.


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A Saturday in December

Cecilia Shoots

Cecilia Shoots

8 Photos in This Gallery

I wandered up to the Houston Heights and saw the sights on 19th Street.  It looks like Main Street in a small town despite being surrounded by sprawling Houston.

That evening there were more art gallery openings than one could attend in an evening.  Most of these were true openings with new works, not just art store open houses like the ones seen on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Photographs in the background in “3 Blonds” are by John Runnels at Redbud Gallery.  “Cecilia” is at Archway Gallery.

 


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Artcrawl Houston

Four on an Artcrawl

Four on an Artcrawl

10 Photos in This Gallery

Artcrawl is an annual event that takes place in November, usually on the same weekend as Via Colori.  It is an early Christmas shopping opportunity for collectors.  It’s located in the warehouse district North of downtown Houston, Texas that stretches from the docks North of I-10 where Diverse Works used to be housed to the Hardy Nance Studios where over 50 artists have studios.  This area used to be dodgy, but has become gentrified.  My two favorite venues here are Mother Dog Studios and the Hardy Nance Studios.  Those are where I spent most of my time.  The 2014 Art Crawl is next Saturday.


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At the Galleries, September, 2014

Fruitmobile

Fruitmobile

Due to my trip to Spain, I only had half a month of cruising Houston’s excellent art galleries.  I did get to the opening of the Houston Fine Arts Fair.  It was very crowded.


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Art Houston Weekend

 

Door in a Green Wall

Door in a Green Wall

Art Houston is a coordinated series of gallery openings in the hottest part of the year.  These photos were taken at, outside of, or near the galleries.


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Six of One, Half a Dozen of the Other

Rust and a Window

Rust and a Window

This post takes its title from a show at Diverse Works, a Houston non-profit that supports visual arts.  Diverse Works specializes in installations, and this multiple artist show was no exception.


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