Archive for August, 2010

Art Notes

Museum Mile: At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, an intriguing pair of exhibitions rewrites the art historical canon. %26#8220;Dynasty and Divinity: Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria%26#8221; brings ancient terra-cotta and copper portrait heads (circa 9th to 15th centuries AD) from the fabled kingdom of Ife in southwestern Nigeria, the forerunner of the later Benin masterworks in metal. The MFAH is the... | Read More

Elaine Bradford’s Wild Kingdom

It all started with condiment koozies. Houston artist Elaine Bradford, who supplied the ethereal creatures for our fashion feature this month, began crocheting covers %26#8220;for things in the fridge,%26#8221; she says. %26#8220;Then I moved on to logs and branches,%26#8221; even truck bumpers. But it wasn%26#8217;t until she saw two inveterate hunters %26#8212; her father and brother %26#8212;... | Read More

Elaine Bradford’s Wild Kingdom

It all started with condiment koozies. Houston artist Elaine Bradford, who supplied the ethereal creatures for our fashion feature this month, began crocheting covers %26#8220;for things in the fridge,%26#8221; she says. %26#8220;Then I moved on to logs and branches,%26#8221; even truck bumpers. But it wasn%26#8217;t until she saw two inveterate hunters %26#8212; her father and brother %26#8212;... | Read More

Elaine Bradford’s Wild Kingdom

It all started with condiment koozies. Houston artist Elaine Bradford, who supplied the ethereal creatures for our fashion feature this month, began crocheting covers %26#8220;for things in the fridge,%26#8221; she says. %26#8220;Then I moved on to logs and branches,%26#8221; even truck bumpers. But it wasn%26#8217;t until she saw two inveterate hunters %26#8212; her father and brother %26#8212;... | Read More

Art Notes

Maya, Masks and Madrid: %26#8220;Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea%26#8221; arrives at the Kimbell Art Museum. This mystical reinterpretation of the grand Mayan culture is an intriguing archaeological blockbuster that pushes beyond the scholarly realm into the broader consciousness. Based on new excavations plus breakthroughs in deciphering the Mayan glyphs, %26#8220;Fiery Pool%26#8221;... | Read More

Art Notes

Maya, Masks and Madrid: %26#8220;Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea%26#8221; arrives at the Kimbell Art Museum. This mystical reinterpretation of the grand Mayan culture is an intriguing archaeological blockbuster that pushes beyond the scholarly realm into the broader consciousness. Based on new excavations plus breakthroughs in deciphering the Mayan glyphs, %26#8220;Fiery Pool%26#8221;... | Read More

Art Notes

Maya, Masks and Madrid: %26#8220;Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea%26#8221; arrives at the Kimbell Art Museum. This mystical reinterpretation of the grand Mayan culture is an intriguing archaeological blockbuster that pushes beyond the scholarly realm into the broader consciousness. Based on new excavations plus breakthroughs in deciphering the Mayan glyphs, %26#8220;Fiery Pool%26#8221;... | Read More

Edith Baker Art Scholarship Finalist from home country of Edith Baker!

"Saint Elijah" Pavlina Panova

For Pavlina Panova moving to America was more than just a new start in a new country; it was the beginning of what Panova calls her “new creative life.”

“Metaphorically speaking, America made me an artist,” Panova says.

In 1999 the North Lake College art student left her native... | Read More

Houston, We Have A Blockbuster

Mao%26#8217;s Last Dancer recent premier to a full house brought together the Arts of Houston and the unique community that appreciates them so. The venue was ever appropriate considering The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has recently been feeling all things Asian, adding both Arts of India and China Galleries. At the The Landmark River Oaks Theatre this Friday (August 20), this movie is not to be... | Read More

Houston, We Have A Blockbuster

Mao%26#8217;s Last Dancer recent premier to a full house brought together the Arts of Houston and the unique community that appreciates them so. The venue was ever appropriate considering The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston has recently been feeling all things Asian, adding both Arts of India and China Galleries. At the The Landmark River Oaks Theatre this Friday (August 20), this movie is not to be... | Read More
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