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The 29th annual ArtCrawl Houston returns this Saturday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. The focal point of the multi-participant, self-guided studio tour is of course John Runnels and Charlie Jean Sartwelle’s Mother Dog Studios, founded in 1984 and located at 720 Walnut St.

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Site Gallery Houston at The Silos at Sawyer Yards, 1502 Sawyer St. Suite 400, will host Sculpture Month Houston’s opening reception of Altamira: The Primal Urge To Create, from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. The exhibition runs through Dec. 4.

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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.

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.

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. 

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 […]

Jan. 2, 2021, is here, and so is the initial First Saturday Arts Market of the new year. It’s the 17th year the market has been open for business. It runs from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. this Saturday at the usual space at 540 W. 19th St. With Kiki Neumann as the highlight of last week’s […]

The name Kiki Neumann has appeared in this column many times. Neumann, a longtime Heights resident and self-described folk artist, has a knack for turning abandoned items into art. Her most recent, and arguably most successful trash-to-treasure endeavor has been with recycling license plates. She cuts the letters and numbers up and arranges them into […]