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Sikh Coalition Day of Service- Tomorrow!

By Laura Coburn One year ago, on August 5, 2012, six Sikh worshipers were shot and killed inside a Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. It was the most lethal attack on an American place of worship since the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church. The hate crime was committed by a neo-Nazi and reflects the religious prejudice that ... Read More »

A New Space for Space

  By Laura Coburn The streets of Montrose are bursting with unique and quirky stores that make the neighborhood among the most vibrant in Houston. One Montrose favorite, Space, has been open since December 2010 and is overflowing with U.S. hand-made art, jewelry, clothing, and knickknacks galore. The store near the corner of Dunlavy and Westheimer has been a huge ... Read More »

The Big Show

By Laura Coburn After a successful exhibition opening with cocktails, St. Arnold’s, a vivacious crowd, and art awards, the Lawndale Art Center’s annual exhibit The Big Show is on display. The open-call juried exhibit began in 1984 and has since been a platform for underrepresented and emerging local artists to gain exposure. The 2013 free-admission exhibit features 83 works by ... Read More »

Andy Coolquitt: Attainable Excellence

By Laura Coburn Andy Coolquitt recycles. But instead of throwing the old beer bottle into the dumpster to be picked up Tuesday morning, he gently places it in his studio. Coolquitt collects and reuses found objects and transforms them into masterpieces. Some finished pieces are left untouched, in the exact fashion that the pieces were found. Other final products are ... Read More »

James Surls, Artist of the Year Exhibit

A native Texan, a dedicated family man, and an innovative sculptor, James Surls has been named American Institute of Architects Houston 2012 Artist of the Year. He has been given the opportunity to display his works, which range from pencil sketches to substantial sculptures, in the “James Surls: American Institute of Architects Houston 2012 Artist of the Year Exhibit.” Surls’ ... Read More »

The future of houston rock needs you

Girls Rock Camp Houston is building the future of the Houston music scene and they need your help. The week long camp teaches girls, ages 8-18, how to play instruments, write and create music and play in a band. GRCH differentiates itself from other music camps by using musical education and creative expression as a tool to empower young women. ... Read More »

The Cargo Space

By Laura Coburn From the Houston Ballet to the Houston Grand Opera to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston prides itself on the arts. However, not every city in the world has access to renowned performing and visual arts companies— and that is why the “Cargo Space” came into being. The Cargo Space is art itself on wheels. The new ... Read More »

Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop.

By Laura Coburn Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop. June 2- Aug 25, 2013 We have all learned about how the celebrities, runway models, and political leaders sporting a gleaming smile and a perfectly contoured body on the front covers of Sport Illustrated, People, Cosmopolitan, and Time Magazine do not actually look as spectacular in reality. Nearly every image has ... Read More »

Father’s Day Gifts-For FREE!

This Sunday is a very special day. It is the one day that dads have secretly been waiting for all year. It is the day that fathers are celebrated for being fathers. So, to help you make father’s day as special as possible for your dad, step-dad, grandpa, uncle or whoever else you want to dedicate this day to, here ... Read More »

The Art Affair at Winter Street Studios

By Laura Coburn The Art Affair @ Winter Street Studios Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 6 PM to 11 PM (CDT) The Houston Art Affair will take place on Thursday, June 13th at Winter Street Studios.  The event will provide complimentary wine and cocktails, as well as live music performances. All proceeds from the Art Affair will benefit Multicultural Education ... Read More »

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