This has to be the cutest thing of all time!
Archive for September, 2009
Another Houston Press “Best of Houston” winner, Nick Gaitan, performs his “Best Song About Houston“. The song hits close to home as it talks about my neighborhood. Check Nick out at the Continental Club.
Congratulations to Micheal Pickering, winner of Best Local Film in the Houston Press Annual Best of Houston Awards for “The Messenger, 360 Days of Bolivar.”
The Italian Style Expo takes place this weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The expo features displays of the best of Italy in categories ranging from dance to cooking. Today’s video features two pieces that will be featured in the expo: Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre will perform and Nicola Parente will show pieces from his most recent works.
From the Italian Style Expo site:
“Italian Style Expo is an exhibit for the public to see the excellence of high-quality fashion apparel and luxury design, taste Italy’s world-renowned cuisine & wine, and plan their next Italian vacation with our tourism experts, all while enjoying the cultural entertainment!”
First there was her birthday, then the VMAs and, now, this. Beyonce is on her way to being named the new “Queen of Hearts”.
A little history about Houston’s oil origins courtesy of Houston Arts and Media.
The Blaffer Gallery gives us an interview with artist Jon Pylypchuk. Jon’s work is on view at the Gallery September 11 – November 14, 2009.
From the Blaffer site:
“Pylypchuk’s exhibition includes sculptures, paintings, and drawings that draw upon the animal world to explore the frailty of human existence and social relationships.”
Gallery Director and exhibition curator Claudia Schmuckli explains Jon’s work:
“Endowed with human attributes, yet endearing in their furry cuteness, Pylypchuk’s animals inspire empathy. Their experiences and struggles speak to the pathetic banality, stubborn determination and relentless optimism that define many of our paths through life, that unfolding tragicomedy of epic proportion.’”
Montreal-based artist Jon Rafman presents (link NSFW) Kool-Aid Man in Second Life as part of this year’s Fotofest. Jon will “be” at Boheme in Montrose tonight to take us on a tour of the Second Life. The event is co-hosted by Spacetaker.