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The Murals of Texas Southern University

The Murals of Texas Southern University

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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October 8, 2014 Full Episode

October 8, 2014 Full Episode

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

On this episode of Broad & High, The Art of Belly Dancing, The Murals of Texas Southern University, The Abstract Art of Jason Rohlf, and The Music of Billy Childs.

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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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