Creativity tucked away at Heights’ The New School

Paul Carr poses with students before they get to test drive the truck he hand crafted.

Nestled among the giant shade trees and behind a tall iron fence on the 400 block of Heights Boulevard, are two seemingly normal homes. With the exception of the giant Tonka style wooden truck, and the dozen children playing. Welcome to the not so new, The New School in the Heights. The over-sized vehicles were […]

Art Valet: Remembering Van McFarland

Chris Silkwood and Sharon Kopriva

The day after Christmas last year, Houston artist Van McFarland suddenly passed away. An original artist of Winter Street Studios, McFarland’s quiet manner and friendly nature left many friends in the art world in shock. Mosaic artist and Heights resident Chris Silkwood began thinking about many of the great artists at Winter Street Studios that […]

Art Valet: Bright and bold Heights artists

Featured art at Public House Heights entitled "Bruce Li" by Nicole Gavin.

As my deadline for this week’s column approaches, my eyelids keep getting heavier and heavier. Time for a reboot! Actually, this just reminds me that summer is around the corner as the spring art shows slow down. Looking back I have had a busy schedule, not anything back breaking; just nonstop. After the Sunday Streets […]

Art Valet: Two art shows you don’t want to miss

Cohen and featured artist Carolyn Betrand.

Two art shows are on my radar this weekend that I highly recommend you check out. Both are by friends that I’ve known for about the same amount of time, with one big difference – about 55 years between their ages. This Saturday, paintings by Lindsay Peyton, Ian Anderson and Justin Dunford will be on […]