Fine Fare at Anderson Fair

Fine Fare at Anderson Fair

03.27.15

What a turn of good fortune to connect with Maria Moss and Jon Hogan recently in the Heights, where the pair of Texas-based musicians/troubadours were on a shopping mission for the authentic 1930s clothes they wear during performances of their extraordinary scorch folk music. Not sure what scorch folk sounds like? Neither was I until Read

Homecoming: John Alexander Signs Volumes at McClain Gallery

by Catherine D. Anspon
03.25.15

We sat down for five minutes with Texas-born painter John Alexander on the occasion of his book signing at McClain Gallery Wednesday, March 25, 6 to 8 pm. HOW DID YOUR CURRENT MEADOWS MUSEUM SHOW COME ABOUT? It began five years ago as a conversation. Meadows director Mark Roglán and I loosely talked about it … Then Mark called Read

Homecoming: John Alexander Signs Volumes at McClain Gallery
Irreverent Artist Ashley Longshore Pays Houston a Visit

Irreverent Artist Ashley Longshore Pays Houston a Visit

03.23.15
Witty, wickedly humorous and a little bit naughty — the new barware collection by Houston native Bailey McCarthy of Biscuit Home and irreverent New Orleans-based artist Ashley Longshore is just that. Read

Mickey on Our Mind

by Catherine D. Anspon
03.23.15

When Joyce Pensato and I met at the nonprofit DiverseWorks in Houston 18 years ago, she was an established mid-career artist who was at a static place in her career (at least with regards to the New York art world, despite garnering grand prizes such as a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award in 1997 and a Guggenheim Fellowship Read

Mickey on Our Mind
Mandalas, Buddhas, Stars and Saturday Night Specials
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Mandalas, Buddhas, Stars and Saturday Night Specials

by Catherine D. Anspon
03.18.15

Begin at Houston Center for Photography, where NY-based Bill Armstrong‘s series of mandalas and Buddhas emit a captivating glow. A master of color photography, where the blur is emphasized, Armstrong’s seemingly simple work is imbued with a resonance that is impossible to ignore. Previous subjects in his ongoing “Infinity” series have ranged from skulls to Renaissance drawings, but the Buddhas Read