Archive for May, 2013

Art Notes

The Instigators: We%26rsquo;re just back from the buzz of the Dallas Art Fair where %26mdash; besides the conversations, connections and visual banquet %26mdash; we were all smitten by the meaning and message of Seven at the Dallas Contemporary. Meeting legendary Seven founder Joe Amrhein of Pierogi and his artist Brian Conley was truly a highlight. In the spirit of taking the Fair + Seven... | Read More

Art Notes

The Instigators: We%26rsquo;re just back from the buzz of the Dallas Art Fair where %26mdash; besides the conversations, connections and visual banquet %26mdash; we were all smitten by the meaning and message of Seven at the Dallas Contemporary. Meeting legendary Seven founder Joe Amrhein of Pierogi and his artist Brian Conley was truly a highlight. In the spirit of taking the Fair + Seven... | Read More

Groves Gone Wild

Houston gets its own sacred grove %26mdash; actually, a pair of sylvan sanctuaries %26mdash;%26nbsp;this spring, thanks to the Houston Arts Alliance, which tapped Melbourne-based artist Konstantin Dimopoulos to create a site-specific Temporary Art Program (TAP) for our fair town. Dimopoulos%26rsquo; project, perfectly monikered The Blue Trees, emits an environmental statement along Waugh... | Read More

Groves Gone Wild

Houston gets its own sacred grove %26mdash; actually, a pair of sylvan sanctuaries %26mdash;%26nbsp;this spring, thanks to the Houston Arts Alliance, which tapped Melbourne-based artist Konstantin Dimopoulos to create a site-specific Temporary Art Program (TAP) for our fair town. Dimopoulos%26rsquo; project, perfectly monikered The Blue Trees, emits an environmental statement along Waugh... | Read More

Groves Gone Wild

Houston gets its own sacred grove %26mdash; actually, a pair of sylvan sanctuaries %26mdash;%26nbsp;this spring, thanks to the Houston Arts Alliance, which tapped Melbourne-based artist Konstantin Dimopoulos to create a site-specific Temporary Art Program (TAP) for our fair town. Dimopoulos%26rsquo; project, perfectly monikered The Blue Trees, emits an environmental statement along Waugh... | Read More

New Music From The Polyphonic Spree, Jon Hopkins, More

This week, All Songs Considered goes big with massive, heart-thumping new music from the gloriously exuberant, sprawling pop group , and the brilliantly experimental folk-rock band . We also check out a gritty album from a Swedish group known as Goat. The band's music is part prog-rock, part Afro-pop and undeniably awesome. Also on the show: New solo music from former singer; electronic... | Read More

Go East, Young Man

Our latest discovery is the charming micro space Oolong Art, a gallery devoted to all things Asian %26mdash; especially the grand traditions of Chinese watercolor painting, jade carving and jewelry, plus the delicate celadon porcelain needed to enact the tea ceremony. Oolong is owned by Wendy and Vincent Wan; she designed the handsome, compact 600-square-foot interior, and he%26rsquo;s a... | Read More

Go East, Young Man

Our latest discovery is the charming micro space Oolong Art, a gallery devoted to all things Asian %26mdash; especially the grand traditions of Chinese watercolor painting, jade carving and jewelry, plus the delicate celadon porcelain needed to enact the tea ceremony. Oolong is owned by Wendy and Vincent Wan; she designed the handsome, compact 600-square-foot interior, and he%26rsquo;s a... | Read More

Vampire Weekend On New York, Souls Of Mischief And The Secrets Of Its New Album

The four members of Vampire Weekend — Ezra Koenig, Rostam Batmanglij, Chris Baio and Chris Tomson — made their third record over a period that began in 2009, while they were still recording Contra, the band's second album. Now the record is done. It's called Modern Vampires of the City, and it comes out on May 14. I think it's the band's best yet. Hear an interview with Ezra and... | Read More

In the Studio: Ascendant Visualists

%26hellip; and one always wants to know: What would a modern Georgia O%26rsquo;Keeffe wear? Or today%26rsquo;s Basquiat? Those are the questions posed to eight emerging Houston artists by PaperCity%26rsquo;s fashion editor Kate Stukenberg and arts editor Catherine D. Anspon.%26nbsp;

Portraits and places: 
Allison V. Smith

Because: No one conjures the light of West%26nbsp;... | Read More

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