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Charles Washington is a Houston artist, mover and shaker. He calls himself an upcycled artist and has carved his own niche in the local arts community for many years. Giving back is as much a part of Washington’s life as his art.

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Theatre Suburbia will host live performances of "The Glass Mendacity," a parody of works by famed American playwright Tennessee Williams, for the next month at its new location at 5201 Mitchelldale St., Suite A-3.

Chris Minamyer describes his paintings as abstract impressionism and new-school tattoo style. Minamyer from my viewpoint appeared on the scene with a bang and stayed there. His name, art and photos continuously appeared every time a new event was announced, it seemed to me.

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Houston was a first-time participant this year in Make Music Day, an international music festival that started in France in 1982. Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Rooftop Terrace served as a host venue on Monday, when a native of France happened to be having dinner and drinks in the Heights and was especially appreciative of the live performances. 

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Nearly 30 artists are teaming up to install more than 20 murals around Houston this month as part of the Big Walls Big Dreams mural festival, a public art initiative that aims to beautify the city while providing inspiration and optimism to residents and visitors.

After a year of canceled exhibitions, limited studio access and online-only classes, 22 UH art students are finally presenting at an exhibition titled Annex Energy. SITE Gallery Houston at Sawyer Yards is displaying the exhibit through Aug. 19. 

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Those who work in the music industry, along with fans of live music, can receive doses of the Pfizer vaccine as part of a COVID-19 vaccination drive hosted by The Heights Theater. The initiative is a partnership between the theater, Houston Music Foundation, Houston Methodist Hospital and rapper Bun B.

In the art world, getting an artist residency is like winning the lottery. The artist gets some money, space and the freedom to create. In almost all cases, the sponsor of the residency is a prestigious organization giving the artist credibility as a resident.

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Visionary Grind Arts Collective will host "Visionaries," the debut exhibition for the 12-member collective, at Hardy & Nance Studios, 902 Hardy St., starting with an opening reception scheduled for 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. The art show is a dive into the minds of artists with a unique…

Last week was definitely another “character-building” moment for us Texans. That phrase “character building” is one we use at the outdoor markets to describe those challenging days. I credit friend and Heights jewelry artists Steve Sellers for coining the phrase and he credits me.

On my way home heading east on 11th Street, I passed Redbud Gallery (at the corner of Cortlandt Street) with barely a glance as I was clearly on autopilot. My peripheral vision glimpsed a 12-foot sphere made out of hubcaps sparkling in the new sculpture garden next to the gallery. I absolute…

Do you have any pet peeves?  I bet everyone discovered a few new ones in 2020 regardless if we were looking or not. The year 2020 gave more insight into my predilection for some odd pet peeves I thought I’d share with you this week. Go easy on me, please. I don’t know when it […]

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The Market at Sawyer Yards is happening from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 9, at 1502 Sawyer St. For the first week of January, I always hear about diets, abstinence, exercising, etc. That’s wonderful, do your thing. However, I need to let you in on a little secret, the State of Texas allows cottage […]