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.
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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/.
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.”
Houston Studio Pro presents Quince Paseo.
Check out my column this week on Art Attack: TeenTube.
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.
Check out my review of the YouTube Guggenheim Biennial on ArtAttack in the Houston Press.
From the Digital Services Department at the University of Houston, we have the Birth of An Idea, a compilation of images and vinyl recording by The University of Houston 1955 Yearbook staff .
TedxHouston presents co-founder of hometta.com, Mark Johnson, as he discusses his company’s philosophy to what is sustainable and what is authentic. From their site:
Mark Johnson is an entrepreneur and a teacher. As the founder of Hometta.com he conceived a new delivery system for modern housing, introducing modernism to the stock house plan market, and introducing local construction to a modern housing market dominated by prefab. This concept was recently recognized by TreeHugger, which awarded Hometta their Best of Green 2010 Award for Best Architecture Idea. Mark likes to think big thoughts about developing local resources, whether they are architectural, social, cultural or human. In his previous life as a local real estate developer, his projects have been recognized with a Greater Houston Preservation Alliance Good Brick Award, a Houston Heights Community Improvement Award, and a Special Recognition award from the Houston Business Journal.
Check out my Video Picks of the Week: The Empire of Chingo Bling on Art Attack.