Colorful, unique and creative murals are popping up on empty walls all over the country and Houston is no exception. When it comes to vivid murals there is one person who knows them the best, lifestyle and fashion blogger, Carrie Colbert. Her self-titled blog offers readers in-depth guides to murals and hot spots in Houston and other Texas cities. Whether you use murals to guide you through exploring the city’s public art scene or for cute photo ops, here are our top 5. Keep Reading
Happy hour makes everything better. Pinot’s Palette has made good use of this universal truth with their winning pairing of wine and painting with friends. Their program has become a favorite across the nation, drawing crowds for birthdays and bachelorette parties alike. Now, prepare for even more fun: Every third Wednesday from April through September, join Pinot’s Palette and the Houston Downtown District at Main Street Square for happy hour al fresco, beneath one of the city’s favorite public art installations, Trumpet Flower.
Now through August 19, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is host to a trove of royal treasures from the kingdom of Marwar-Jodhpur, a princely state in northwest India. The unprecedented new exhibition, Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India showcases the artistic legacy of the Jodhpur court across nearly four centuries.
The work of Houston artist (and St. Thomas alum) Loida Wexler will be recognized at a reception hosted by local restaurant Urban Eats on Saturday, February 24. The popular Washington Ave spot is known for its made-in-house specialties and its commitment to locally-sourced ingredients. Ms. Wexler’s appearance is part of their “Urban Arts” series of exhibitions celebrating up-and-coming artists alongside artisanal, local food.
Experience the magical work of leading Latin American sculptor Jorge Jiménez Deredia at the debut of his latest exhibition in one of Houston’s premier contemporary art hubs, Art of the World Gallery. The anticipated exhibition, titled Cosmic Energy in the Sculpture of Jiménez Deredia, premieres Thursday, January 18 and will feature 17 of the artist’s works.
As the fourth-largest and most diverse city in the nation, Houston offers plenty in the way of culture. Even so, it’s not often that a modern American master comes to town for an evening conversation.
Last night, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) debuted their latest exhibition, a comprehensive survey of Brooklyn-based artist Christopher Knowles. The show, Christopher Knowles: In A Word, paints a broad picture of the artist’s work, brushing across text, sound, painting, drawing, sculpture, and recorded performance.
The most comprehensive compilation of Mexican modern art in the United States in 70 years has landed in Space City, bringing with it masterpieces by Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and many more.