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All You Can Eat: HCCC’s Latest Exhibit

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The latest exhibit from Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is by mixed-media artist Justin Favela. It features a visual-feast of large scale Tex-Mex cuisine piñatas, think nachos, a Margarita machine and more. The exhibit is playful in nature but intended to ignite a conversation about pop culture, the politics of food, and the Latinx experience in the U.S. Keep Reading

Installation Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

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On July 20th 1969, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made history by planting an American flag on the moon and becoming the first humans to step foot on another planet. SkyWaves is an artistic collaboration between River Oaks District and Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Produced by local creative studio MATTER, the installation elegantly honors the Apollo 11 Mission’s groundbreaking success 50 years ago. 

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Icons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography

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The boom of fashion photography happened in the 1920’s thanks to the editors of Vogue and Harpers Bazar. The editors began hiring photographers who pushed boundaries and came to make history with their photographs. Today, fashion photography has transformed into a genre of its own that goes far beyond the pages of magazines. The newest exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonIcons of Style: A Century of Fashion Photography explores this history with over 200 photographs from both well known and smaller yet influential photographers.  Keep Reading

JoyBox Fine Flowers Delivers Happiness in a Box

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JoyBox Fine Flowers launched in 2017 by Houstonian, Layla Asgari, and opened the doors to their studio almost a year later. Layla, a dentist by trade, started JoyBox after realizing her dream floral arrangement didn’t exist, a statement box filled to the brim with seasonal blooms.  Her unique boxes are handmade in Houston and are available in every color under the rainbow. Layla works with her team to dream up new floral designs daily, so they’re always fresh.   Keep Reading

Houston Grand Opera Comes to Miller Outdoor Theater

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To close their season Houston Grand Opera is having three free outdoor performances of La bohème at Miller Outdoor Theater and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. La bohème, tells the dramatic and heartbreaking story of a group of young, Parisian artists during the bohemian revolution in the Latin Quarter of Paris. This beloved production features current and former artists from the HGO Studio, the company’s prestigious young artist training program. With soaring music that you may recognize and is enjoyable for all ages. Keep Reading

Reflect on your Medical Ethics Compass with A.D Players

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A.D. Players has been putting on one of a kind performances since 1967. Founder, Jeannette Clift George was a Golden Globe-nominated actress returned to her hometown of Houston to bring together her love of the theater and extensive experience to her community. A.D Players is kicking off their summer performances with The God Committee by Mark St. Germain. A show which will make you think about not just your own morals but those around you.  Keep Reading

The Houston Grand Opera’s World Premiere of The Phoenix

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Houston Grand Opera will close out its standout 2019-2020 season with the world premiere of composer Tarik O’Regan and librettist and director John Caird’s The Phoenix. This opera is part of the Seeking the Human Spirit initiative, which reflected the theme of “transformation” for this season.  Keep Reading

Discover Drama: Houston Grand Opera Presents Mozart’s Don Giovanni

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Houston Grand Opera is one of the largest and acclaimed opera companies in the country. The company is thrilled to be the only American finalists for Opera Company of the Year in the 2019 International Opera Awards. To date, Houston Grand Opera’s 2019-2020 season has been one for the books and much more is planned.  The spring production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni opens April 20th at Wortham Theater Center and marks the debut of Danish director, Kasper Holten.  Keep Reading

True Uniqueness at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

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The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft started in 2001 with the mission to educate visitors on the history, process, and product of craft. Today they provide a space for artists, both local and national, to not only showcase their work but support one another as well as the community. Through craft camps, artists in residence, and much more, HCCC delivers a unique approach for their visitors.

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Vincent van Gogh: A Journey Through His Life

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The newest exhibit at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston takes a deeper look into Vincent van Gogh’s life and vast body of work. With pieces from his early sketches to final paintings that chronicle his journey to becoming the artist he was. The MFAH worked closely with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, and the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, who together house the largest collection of his work.  Keep Reading

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