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Very Artsy Houston News: Station Museum and Artist Residencies

Houston's ART scene this season is stacked with action-oriented happenings. From The Houston Art Alliance's annual gala this Wednesday, October 13 to the Black Theatre Coalition and Broadway Across America joining forces in search of fellowship applications, the city is in full-on philanthropy mode.  Here’s more art news for your week.  The Station Museum of Contemporary Art Mounts Inspiring New Exhibition  In support of the Collective ...

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Departing Houston Director Launches a New International Photography Website — Assembly Creates Art Buzz

One of the most positive pieces of art news we received during the pandemic has a photo focus. Houston Center of Photography’s departing director Ashlyn Davis Burns shares that she had a new project in the works: Assembly, a smart, artist-focused website that just launched this spring.It’s already generating buzz in the international photography community. Why?Look no further than cofounders Davis Burns, based in ...

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Houston native making mark on Tokyo’s art scene

Tokyo – When you step into one particular gallery in the Otsuka neighborhood of Tokyo, you will feel a little bit of Houston. The Misako and Rosen Art Gallery is owned and operated by Houston-native Jeffrey Rosen and his wife Misako.“My art education began in the Museum District,” said Rosen.He grew up in southwest Houston and West University, but has called Tokyo home for ...

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Latest News in Black Art: Tau Lewis Joins Stephen Friedman Gallery, Christopher Blay Named Chief Curator at Houston African American Museum, Housing Gallery Receives Armory Show’s Gramercy International Prize

  Latest News in Black Art features news updates and developments in the world of art and related culture   Tau Lewis in her Brooklyn, N.Y., studio. | Photo by Flo Ngala, Courtesy National Gallery of Canada   Representation Jamaican-Canadian artist Tau Lewis is now represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery in London. Lewis makes hand-stitched, sculptural portraits and quilts composed of upcycled materials sourced ...

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MFA Houston Allegedly Has Painting Sold Under Duress During WWII – ARTnews.com

The Monuments Men Foundation for the Preservation of Art, an organization that researches works looted during World War II, is calling on the Museum of Fine Arts Houston to return an 18th-century painting to the heirs of a German-Jewish collector. The MFA asserts that the sale of the work was “legitimate” and that there is therefore no need to restitute the painting. In a ...

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Houston artist awarded UH’s inaugural fellowship in Rome

Lisa E. Harris, a Houston-based independent and interdisciplinary artist, is the inaugural Houston Regional Affiliate Fellow for the American Academy in Rome.  Photo: Roman holiday, but make it art school. Independent and interdisciplinary artist Lisa "Li" Harris will spend eight weeks in Rome, Italy next summer as the inaugural Houston Regional Affiliate Fellow. Through a partnership between the American Academy in Rome and the ...

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Former Houston police chief Art Acevedo calls new Texas handgun measure “ridiculous”

Washington — Miami Police Chief Art Acevedo, who used to lead the Houston Police Department, called a new measure approved by the Texas state Legislature that would allow people to carry handguns without a license "ridiculous" and urged Governor Greg Abbott to veto the bill."There's something that God gave us and that is common sense, and common sense tells us that that is ridiculous," ...

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Texas’ largest contemporary art show is headed to San Antonio, Houston

The state’s largest contemporary art show is seeing a few changes this year, with one of them being that the show is debuting in San Antonio and Houston.Big Medium, an Austin nonprofit “dedicated to supporting artists and building community through the arts in Austin and across Texas,” announced 51 participating artists and five museum partners of the 2021 Texas Biennial: A New Landscape, A ...

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Houston artist Israel Rodriguez makes news with Google mural

Israel Rodriguez poses in front of his mural "Google: Derek Chauvin." Photo: Amil Velasquez / Amil VelasquezIsrael Rodriguez admits that he didn’t follow the trial of Derek Chauvin too closely. Not until Instagram posts flooded his feed (@ir_artwork) announcing that jurors found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of murdering George Floyd. That’s when Rodriguez, an abstract portrait artist, took notice. Color-blocked canvases are ...

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