Tag: Houston

Funnel Tunnel

Funnel Tunnel

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

From KUHT in Houston Is it a wormhole? A trumpet? A snake? Residents of a Houston neighborhood pitched in to help an artist realize his creative vision. And it was a tall order – 180 feet to be precise – smack dab in the middle of the city’s arts corridor.

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Scrapdaddy

Scrapdaddy

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Mark Bradford, also known as Scrapdaddy, is Houston’s salvageable inventor. Using scrap metal, Bradford creates kinetic artwork that ranges from small sculptures to large vehicular contraptions. A drivable dragon with scales of spoons and a wild creature with moving limbs are just a few of Scrapdaddy’s metal creations.

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Stickwork

Stickwork

| July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Patrick Dougherty has found a way to combine his carpentry skills with his love of nature by creating large-scale installations out of sticks and saplings. His unique structures are very much a part of the landscape, but yet very dreamlike and whimsical.

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Artist Profile: Dixie Friend Gay

Artist Profile: Dixie Friend Gay

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay has done her part to make airports a calmer place… one mosaic at a time. Airports across the country have commissioned her to install public artworks in an effort to enhance the experience of travel. Drawing inspiration from nature, her large-scale airport installations celebrate each city’s unique and natural beauty.

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Barkitecture

Barkitecture

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Barkitecture” is a Houston, Texas competition that challenged the region’s top design firms to create artsy abodes for our four-legged friends. This story might actually have you wishing you could spend some time in the dog house.

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The Beauty Box

The Beauty Box

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Third Ward neighborhood in Houston, Texas was once a thriving hub of African-American culture and business, full of mom-n-pop shops like “The Beauty Box” – a former beauty parlor that fell on hard times with the rest of the neighborhood. Now, two artists have reimagined the Beauty Box as a community meeting space.

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