Culture Wire

Posted on: Sep 29, 2014
For over three decades, the Young Texas Artists Music Competition has been showcasing and supporting the state’s rising classical music stars. As continued validation of its efforts, YTA is pleased to announce that Allyson Goodman, Gold Medal Strings Division winner and Grand Prize winner of the 2013 YTA competition, has won a position as principal violist of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. “Helping young artists launch their careers in classical music is a key focus of...
Posted on: Sep 25, 2014
  Houston Early Music Celebrates the Season with El Mundo Program highlights include newly found work from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles HOUSTON – September 25, 2014 – Houston Early Music audience favorite El Mundo returns to celebrate the holidays with a performance of “Villancicos y Cantatas de Navidad,” a program of 17th- and 18th-century seasonal music from Spain, Italy and Latin America on Dec. 12 at Christ Church Cathedral. A part of the Hispanic Heritage...
Posted on: Sep 17, 2014
New works and songs by 2009/2011 Texas Biennial and 2013 Austin Music Awards Avant Garde Artist of the year, Morgan Sorne.  This work tells a story through poetry, song and visual about a family of five siblings who struggle to defend their house and reconcile their relationship to their father in the wake of his untimely death.  Over a period of fifteen years, Sorne has produced hundreds of drawings and paintings pertaining to the House of Stone saga, along with costumes for his live...
Posted on: Sep 17, 2014
Artist Statement/description:   Steambath-scopop features a selection of drawings by Houston-based artist, Juan Aaron Castillo, as part of a series that emerges from various bodies of thought, personal anecdote, current events and media.  These sources converge intuitively toward graphic Debordian spectacle where all elements vie for meaning, context and relevance within a steam-hazed ectopic social narrative.  Narcotized figures, each wearing a scrawled tribute to a potentially...
Posted on: Sep 11, 2014
Gone Fishing at Nordstrom in The Woodlands Young Artists From The Woodlands Children’s Museum Search for their Tiles THE WOODLANDS, TX – Young artists were recently invited to find their fish at the new Nordstrom location in The Woodlands Mall. The Woodlands Children’s Museum hosted a tile-painting party with an “Under the sea” theme in April 26 led by professional artist Charlie Bigger. The 200 fish-shaped tiles they created have been installed in the kid’s...
Posted on: Sep 9, 2014
Artist Justin Garcia worked his way up from a hopeful painter to the 2013 Artist of the Year. He went from painting all day and night in a small shed on the outskirts of town to being a recognized artist - with pieces in collections throughout the city and paintings hanging on notable gallery walls. This year, however, Garcia's collectors and art aficionados may have noticed his absence in the art scene. The artist took a year-long sabbatical from showing his work - now he is ready to...
Posted on: Sep 5, 2014
Collaborative exhibit in a non-traditional setting focuses on works by over 20 Houston-based artists and artists that once called Houston home   MEDIA ALERT   WHAT:   “Love Street, the Houston Scene, Market and First Ward Editions” Artist Exhibition at Phoenicia Specialty Foods Downtown and MKT BAR   An ode to Houston’s creative community, “Love Street, the Houston Scene, Market and First Ward Editions,” is a one-of-a-kind, collaborative exhibit...
Posted on: Sep 3, 2014
    Montie Awards Celebrate the Arts in Montgomery County Reach of Monties to grow in 2015   CONROE, TEXAS − August 5, 2014 − Being nominated for an award is an honor − but accepting an award in front of a packed house of arts enthusiasts is a thrill. The third annual Montie Awards ceremony celebrating the expanding role of the arts in Montgomery County was held at The Owen Theatre on Aug. 2, 2014, paying tribute to the artists whose efforts enrich the...
Posted on: Aug 29, 2014
Les hommes veulent toujours tre le premier amour dune femme. Cest l leur vanit maladroite. Les femmes ont un sens plus sr des choses: ce quelles veulent, cest tre le dernier amour dun homme.« Après quinze années de batailles de fleurs, ce sera peutêtre ma dernière, souffle le commerçant de la rue Barla. A 66 ans, jai fait mon temps !» Dautant plus que le boulot nest pas de tout repos.Fleurs dintertextualit: comparaisons pithalamiques entre Sappho, Catulle et Virgile. EL 200412...
Posted on: Aug 21, 2014
Stephanie Darling is a Houston-based artist whose work has been exhibited locally and internationally.  Primarily working through series of mixed media paintings, sculpture and large outdoor murals throughout urban Houston, Biomorphic is the result of her aim to absorb those transmutational qualities of decay related to the physical progression of death and the effects of scavenging within the animal kingdom into a deconstructive/reconstructive collage process analogous to the...