Archive for November, 2010

Conan meets Buffalo at the Greyhound Station

The Greyhound Station on Main Street, Houston, TX, ca. 1992 as seen on Conan O’Brien.  Check out some other great local tv clips from YouTube in my column this week in Art Attack.

Sitched by Jena Moreno

Houston filmmaker, Jena Moreno, has created Stitched:

Stitched follows three competitive quilters as they race to complete their quilts in time for the nation’s largest quilt show. Who will win Best in Show?

Looking forward to seeing the film! In the meantime. learn more about the film here: http://www.frame1media.com/.

Dominic Walsh Dance Theater rehearsal for Dance Gallery

I had the opportunity to see this lovely performance at the Blaffer Art Museum last night.  Dominic created a dance piece in response to Gabriel Kuri’s Nobody needs to know the price of your Saab. Look for my review on Art Attack next week.

“Over the past decade, Gabriel Kuri has concentrated on making sculptures and collages that zealously rummage through the realm of material consumption. Both his objects and images are often created from the residue of monetary exchanges and the consumed goods that the artist collects on a daily basis. Kuri is a material archivist who extracts visual and linguistic value from the tracking systems, retail supplies, and trivial marketing mechanisms that constitute our daily lives.”

Video Picks of the Week on Art Attack: TeenTube

Houston Studio Pro presents Quince Paseo.

Check out my column this week on Art Attack:  TeenTube.

Mayor Parker accepts Guardian of the Human Spirit Award

On November 2, 2010, the Holocaust Museum Houston presented Mayor Annise Parker with the Guardian of the Human Spirit Award, a platform for acknowledging dedicated Houstonians who have worked to enhance the lives of others and to better humankind. Check out her acceptance speech, which includes her thoughts on the recent rash of suicides by gay teens who had been bullied and her advice to others in similar situations that it gets better.

YouTube and Guggenheim present PLAY

Check out my review of the YouTube Guggenheim Biennial on ArtAttack in the Houston Press.

The YouTube/Guggenheim Play Biennial: Recap Part 2

The YouTube/Guggenheim Play Biennial: Re-cap Part 1

Vid Picks of the Week: The YouTube Play Biennial, Part 2

Vid Picks of the Week: The YouTube Play Biennial, Part 1