Archive for the ‘Urban Art Hunting’ Category

UH 2007 School of Art Annual Student Exhibition

Tonight the Art Dept. at University of Houston is having their student show opening at the Blaffer Gallery. The opening is from 7 to 9 in the Fine Arts building on the UH central campus (Entrance 16 off of Cullen, near Cullen & Elgin).

In addition to the works shown in the gallery proper, tonight all four floors of the building will be opened up for touring the studios of the various disciplines and media within the department.

The King Has Returned

Being that I almost got arrested for taking this photo I decided to get it up on the internet ASAP. NEKST has returned to H-Town and is bombing the shit out of this place. Unfortunately his I-10 piece got buffed before I could snap it but I was lucky enough to catch this shiny silver piece glimmering in the sun today. Bomit was there taking photos too when a security guard threatened us and made us leave so when I was around on the other side of the property he shows back up and decides to tell an HPD officer about my presence. I was ‘lawfully detained’ for trespassing, searched & questioned. Not only did he accuse me of being Bomit but he accused me of creating the piece and couldn’t understand why I admired it or was taking a photo. Crazy how NEKST probably had an easier time creating it than we did photographing it. Luckily they decided to let me go and I’m not banned from the property which is good because Specs Liquor is there!

NEKST, major props man. Shit is dope! Keep rockin’ it!

Superhero Alter Egos


The Buffalo Bayou ArtPark will be presenting three sculptures by David Chen depicting Superheroes as ordinary people. With my latest obsession with NBC’s Heroes flaring out of control, the Sabine Street ArtPark (100 Sabine Street, Houston, 77007) will be the perfect place to hit up after the season finale on Monday! The three sculptures will be on display from May 21st until July 20th, 2007.

The opening ceremony and kid-friendly activities take place on May 31st, 2007 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm.

Dirty Third Streets

I just wanted to take a moment and promote a website that is in its early stages and could use some more support. It’s called Dirty Third Streets. Some of you may already be familiar with it but in case you’re not it’s a new site dedicated to graffiti & street art from the south. Houston & Austin in particular. It’s a great place to visit if you don’t get the time to explore the streets and see this stuff in person. Feel free to submit any cool photos or news stories you might have as well. The administrator is super nice and works for the Houston Press!

Saturday Art Walk

Saturday (today?) is the 8th Annual Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour, an art walk including studios and galleries along Main Street and adjacent streets just south of downtown Houston. I will be upstairs from Art Supply on Main, 2711 Main Street, in studio 215 from noon to 5 with about 30 of my photos for show and sale, probably keeping myself entertained by reading some Jim Steinmeyer and listening to my iPod, but if you’re in the neighborhood, or heading to the Houston International Festival, drop by and say hi!

Finding Waldo – the latest wheat paste crush


Have you seen him? Have you seen him? Waldo has been popping up all over the place lately. Keep your eyes peeled and/or check him out Mr. Waldo’s flickr pages. Great work!!

Photo found online here


If you head over to La Branch at Winbern and look up, you’ll most certainly notice the billboard shown in the photo above. According to the company that owns the billboard, the image seems to be of the homemade variety and was pasted over the top of the advertisement that is supposed to be there.

Jesus was unable to be reached for a comment on whether or not he truly prefers Budweiser.

Source: Dlisted (during one of my many daily celebrity gossip runs).

Who’s Your Mayor?


This billboard is proudly displayed on I-45 inside the loop… and it threw me for a loop when I first saw it as I thought Ray was trying to run for mayor of Houston.

Even though Houston has a large population of people displaced by the storms, I have to wonder if those who are here are the type of people who would vote on a normal basis.

FotoFest 2006: Delilah Montoya book signing

This afternoon at Project Row Houses in Houston’s Third Ward, photographer and UH photo professor Delilah Montoya will be signing her new book Women Boxers: The New Warriors from Arte Público Press. The reception and book signing is scheduled for March 25, 2006 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Project Row Houses (2521 Holman, Houston, Texas 77004 between St. Charles & Live Oak St.) with Montoya, scholar Teresa Márquez, and Houston champion boxers Yolanda Swindell and Akondaye Fountain. Later that evening, women sparing matches will be projected onto the El Dorado Ballroom building (2310 Elgin @ Dowling) from dusk until 8:30 p.m.

Bayou City Art Festival – Memorial Park

Hi folks!

This weekend, between your visits to the various (amazing) installations of Fotofest 2006, visit the Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday
March 24 – 26, 2006
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days
Admission is $8 for adults and free for children 12 and under

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