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.
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.
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.
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.
Photos of people, places and things in my home town.
Afterglow was exhibited at Sicardi Gallery. Gilbert Hsaio’s show was at Gallery Sonja Roesch. I bought a venison sausage sandwich from the chef outside of Hardy and Nance Street Studios and went inside to find a girl taking pictures with her mobile phone held high.
Houston artist Ivete Lucas is pictured wearing colorful hose. She and her husband constructed the tree sculpture which stands behind her, at Lawndale Center for the Arts. Her friend Zahira is to her right and the other two girls were the most interestingly dressed ones I could round up for the shot. Claudia is a friend and the shot is a set up.