an island as it might be, 2005
Arthouse Prize goes to Katrina Moorhead... $30,000 for the Northern Irish painter and sculptor... view work from Inman Gallery and Blaffer Gallery...
Saturday, November 3rd
sketching in the park
in the park at the corner of Mandell and
across the street from Lucky Burger
A little Maria Guzman for ya!
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Referring to my perceived shift from Houston to Austin in glasstire and ArtLies' coverage, Rachel Cook (see HERE) set me straight:
"In the last month we have published 3 reviews of Houston exhibitions and 2 interviews with Houston artists. In comparison we have only published 1 review for both SA and Austin. As for the rest of the month's content we have interviewed a Dallas artist, a SA collaborative team and done one international story with a curator.
So as far as I can see we are still covering Houston more than any other community.
As for Artlies the last issue they had 3 reviews of Houston/Galveston, 1 review from SA, 4 from DFW, 4 from Austin and 4 national/international reviews."
Bloodbath at the Chronicle - 10/30/07 - Rainey Knudson
The first sign of trouble was an email yesterday from longtime Houston Chronicle art critic Patty Johnson that she was leaving the paper... turns out she's not the only one: a bunch of features writers have either been laid off or offered severance packages, including Louis Parks and Bruce Westbrook, both of whom covered film.
Looks like the Chronicle (which did not return a phone call for comment) is cutting feature writing to stringers and becoming even less relevant, less sophisticated, and less out of touch with what's interesting in the city. There is no expectation that a salaried art critic will be brought on board to replace Johnson, so we can all look forward to coverage of major shows at major museums, and little more -- beyond the grotesque T.M.I. and other coverage that assumes the worst of the readership -- and delivers it.
*If I may digress off the topic of art, the cloyingly named "Flavor" section every Wednesday is an abomination for anyone who knows anything about food.
"Graffiti lovers can get their (legal) kicks by attending the DiverseWorks and Aerosol Warfare unveiling of the 'This Old House' project (1625 Alabama) from 5-7pm. The 2-story technicolor Victorian home will serve as a satellite art space and also as a great excuse to hit Soul on the Bayeaux (3717 Dowling St.) down the road for catfish and ridiculously good gumbo."
Beating out MOMA, the Smithsonian, Boston's Museum of Fine Art, the September 11th Memorial and the Met, Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts received more private donations than any other U.S. arts organization in 2006, according to the results of a survey by the Chronicle of Philanthropy and reported by Bloomberg. The museum brought in $185.8 million.