Saturday, August 16, 2008
Photo heavy VICE fashion/culture blog takes a step past Olympic coverage for photos uploaded to websites by Russian soldiers. Brutal.
Does Houston's Art Scene...Woah. Somehow I contracted my survey out to Albert Hoffman.
Enjoy the world of 156%
Need an Influx of Creatives?
Seem Out of Touch?
Have Major Infighting?
Get Along Swimmingly?
Why do pictures of Houston always have the freeway in the foreground?
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Opening August 29th at Aerosol Warfare
Friday, 7 to 11pm
2110 Jefferson (@ Hutchins)
EDO Houston, TX 77003
For the last 4 years, local street artist DUAL has tore up Houston, Texas. His love for creation and destruction is an itch he can't shake. Through a variety of methodologies- from paint and canvas to ink and silkscreen and mouse and monitor- DUAL is an art addict with a mission. His street installations employ guerrilla war tactics, but they are personal "urban beautification projects".
New work and projects are always posted at DUALSTREETS
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
join us monthly to create, design, learn, imagine, bitch about shit and sleep in the grass.
Let all your friends know where you'll be on Sunday August 24th!
For more information or if you have any questions, suggestions or comments please contact artdayhouston@yahoo. com
Can you feel the excitement?
via Performance Art Lab
... Get there another! Phillip Perez might not have won the Artadia award this year, but he did just collect $20,000 from the City of Houston to settle a wrongful arrest lawsuit stemming from an unpleasant incident at the Westheimer Block Party.
the beginning of the mess
The worst part for the city is that Perez aka ARTICLE had been working with their Graffiti Task force- according to a Chron article- "to paint anti-smoking murals in the city and to educate law enforcement about graffiti."
They basically busted their own informant and the ACLU bit them in the ass.
"let me have proof of your existence"
"Mr. Perez is very happy," said Randall Kallinen, his attorney. "This shows that people will not stand for being illegally arrested. Mr. Perez stood up for his rights."
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Every Day is Drink Day
No, its on Thursday, August 13th
It will be at the River
2009 West Gray
The A/V Swap is coming next Friday, August 21st!
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|Well, it sure as fuck is big.|
|Would you buy a cow from this crazy guy? |
Boudreaux's "artistic statement"
Gehry's original (so much better designed!)
well, at least JB was a cute kid
Handstamp at the Chron with all the cats and kittens at the Ozone Awards
(Southern Hip-hop Awards)
David Banner took home the inaugural Pimp C trillest artist award, designated for a performer who has "expressed personal views and been outspoken about controversial topics in and outside of music."
...true to form, he let his views be known on the current state of presidential politics.
Banner said backstage; "Black people -- chill out on Obama for a second... Obama is trying to be the president of the United States, not the president of black people. Allow the man to run what he's doing and run his course and get in the office."
Oh yeah. Mike Jones got sucker punched by Trae too.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Will Bookstop be torn down? Swamplot
I worked there for about three years, and I imagine it is as sleepy today as ever. I was a really bad employee.
I would imagine any wrecking balls will have a tough time getting traction... All the lawyer heavies come in, and the River Oaks high schoolers (the girls always have black eyes and bandages from nosejobs each August) with their AmEx parents.
The building is the oldest remaining theater in Houston, and the crazy colors and murals are from a short-lived Italian Seafood restaurant that operated there in the 80s. Sometimes people would come in and say they saw The Empire Strikes Back there- I bet it was the last film ever shown in the theater.
p.s.- it has been on the endangered list for over a year.
Is Jim Pirtle bringing the flavor of Notsuoh, his antiquated and ramshackle calling card in the heart of downtown Houston, to tony Chelsea for a show?
Rumor is that the upstairs will be crated and shipped- along with some of the hard-drinkin' regulars- to New York for a gallery show curated by Jack Massing and Michael Galbreth at CUE Art Foundation!
Notsuoh = Houston spelled backwards
Apparently some people have never heard of OBEY.
Moving on, all that noise about Obama and the artworld is gaining some traction in print- check out THIS article from the San Francisco Chronicle.
There is enough Barack artwork out there to fill a blog for three months, and it'll only get bigger over the next three. Check out The Obama Art Report- and if you have a moment, read Obama's Plan for the Arts.
McCain's art clout is for shit.
sahra - a short by FrenetiCore dance theater from freneticore.
Trisha Brown lookin' dancy dance
Friday, August 29
1709 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098
830 - Midnight, FREE ADMISSION