Friday, March 27, 2009

ArtKrush has a Crush-- and it's you!

David McGee, Giap Vo Nguyen

Well I guess we're all 'urban cowboys' to them... and we're, like, soaring or something. It's super sweet to get the nod on Flavorwire though!

Here's a snippet of Houston: We Have an Art Scene:

Community involvement exemplifies the energetic spirit of Houston’s art scene. Glasstire is an online resource for news, reviews, and blogs covering visual art in the city and throughout the state. Each fall, the Houston Art Crawl invites the public to visit over 150 artist studio spaces in the downtown warehouse district. FotoFest is a biennial festival of photography and photo-related art held at over 100 venues across the city, and is considered one of the most important photography festivals in the world. Perhaps the most irreverent and wildly popular event, the Art Car Parade features more than 200 extravagantly decorated automobiles rolling through the streets of the city. Indeed, an enthusiastic public, amid dynamic organizations cultivating and presenting a wealth of talent, make Houston’s art scene soar.

plus an interview with the Menil's Franklin Sirmans, who dishes the dirt on his local faves:

AK: Who are some of the artists in Texas that you think deserve better national and international attention?

FS: In my humble opinion — and realizing that I work with a lot of artists, so this may be slanted away from there — David McGee, Joe Havel, Katrina Moorhead, Robyn O’Neil, Seth Alverson, Darryl Lauster, Floyd Newsum, and Carl Suddath come to mind.

AK: Are there any artists from the region’s past that you think are underrated?

FS: There are some interesting artists like Jesse Lott, Bert Long, and Delilah Montoya that could be better known here and elsewhere.

Check the link to see what American art destination Sirmans thinks is eclipsed by the Bayou City :)


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b.s. said...

Thanks, Betty!