From KUHT in Houston While it may be the season of ghosts and goblins, there’s nothing spooky about this cemetery… or is there? In this segment, we enter the gates of the historic Glenwood Cemetery is Houston, Texas, where art and serenity are abundant.
From KUHT in Houston In this segment, we’ll explore the heritage and tradition of mural painting at Texas Southern University in Houston that began in 1949. Today, the halls are lined with more than 120 murals by African-American artists, which offer a visual representation of the black experience in the South.
Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay has done her part to make airports a calmer placeâ€¦ 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 cityâ€™s unique and natural beauty.
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 â€œThe Beauty Boxâ€ â€“ 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.