Thursday, July 2, 2009

Britt's Got the Divorce

DumpTruck Divorces a Sculpture

Check It

The Best Thing to see this Weekend

The MFAH is the first of only two museums on the national tour of The Ann Dunham Collection of Batik: Indonesian Identity and Artistic Tradition. This installation features traditional Indonesian batik textiles from the collection of President Barack Obama´s late mother, Ann Dunham, an anthropologist who spent many years in Indonesia. Also featured are batiks on loan from Houston-based collector Ita McCutchen.

Additional venues on the national tour include the Indonesian Consulates of New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, as well as the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.

through July 5th

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Press Releezzee

Lost Paradise
Cheyanne Ramos

Friday, July 10
6 - 8 pm

Ramos "Grackle Flock"
Grackle Flock, Stone Mountain, California, 2008

Joan Wich & Co. Gallery is pleased to introduce the work of Cheyanne Ramos in the exhibition Lost Paradise opening Friday, July 10, 2009.

Often using actual events of a disastrous nature (Hurricane Ike's devastation of Galveston, etc) with her own bizarre imaginings, Ramos draws from an extensive treasury of found photographs and images to create worlds about to fall apart. Doom looms in these disaster works - a tornado, a hurricane, a volcano.

Ramos says, "They are amalgamations of real, perceived, and projected experiences built from the fragments of found and personal photographs, objects, memories, art history, and the natural environment. I fuse these unstable, divergent and often times conflicted sources into new fictions. Places appear as apparitions, distorted or idealized memories, fabrications, or projections. Together they conflate time - the present exists as the discomfort between a nostalgic past and a foreboding future."

Ramos, a native of California, completed her BFA at Georgia State University and her MFA at University of Houston. She has exhibited in a number of group shows, most recently the MFA Thesis Exhibition 2009 at Blaffer Gallery. Lost Paradise at Joan Wich & Co. Gallery is her first solo exhibition.

ArtHouston, Saturday, July 11 from 11 am to 5 pm, will solicit contributions to benefit the reconstruction of Galveston Art Center.

Regular gallery hours are Tuesday thru Saturday 11 - 5. For more information or images, contact Katie Jernigan or visit the gallery website at

City close to renewing troubled agency’s contract

“This is a poorly run organization from an administrative point of view,” City Councilman Mike Sullivan said. “It appears to have no or very weak controls in place ... This whole thing appears to be a big mess. It’s time for us to step up to the plate, admit it and get it cleaned up.”

via Chron

(they're talking about Houston Arts Alliance)

Press Reeleeze

Patrick Renner, Found Sound, 2009

the Houston Fire Museum becomes Local Art Space
July 16 through September 19, 2009

Opening Thursday, July 16
6 to 8PM
Fire Museum
2403 Milam (Midtown)

Apama Mackey Gallery and Houston Fire Museum proudly present the opening of its upcoming exhibition The Paramilitary Show. The groundbreaking exhibition features 8 artists working in Houston, LA and El Salvador.

The exhibition will illustrate the correlation between the military and the fire service. There is much to compare; rank, structure, training, attitude and willingness to risk one's life for the public safety. Fire is the enemy and these brave men and women willingly go into 'combat'.

This July, 8 artists will take over the Fire Museum in midtown Houston for an eclectic exhibition. Created to encourage visitors to see the building in a new light, Paramilitary utilizes installation art and new media to take over the space fully. Artists were asked to reinterpret the building structure or create a piece that highlighted the paramilitary structure of the fire service.

Artists include

Luciana Abait

Sharon Engelstein

Wayne Gilbert

Ann Harithas

J Hill

Ronald Moran

Patrick Renner

Ariane Roesch

For more information please contact Apama Mackey Gallery at (713)-850-8527 or visit our website at The Houston Fire Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM to 4PM

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Mark Flood in New York City

Mark Flood, Warm, 2005

Check out Britany Salsbury's review of Mark Flood's show at Zack Feuer Gallery HERE

Vanessa sez:

Homes wanted for 3 male kittens, about 3 months old.
They have been treated for fleas and worms but still need booster shots.
FREE to a Good Home.
$500 for a bad home.

There mother is a grey tabby who was dumped on a feral colony I feed. At first we thought she was male so we named her Franky after Frank Sinatra (she also has very blue eyes). Then she started getting wider so we pulled her onto our covered back porch and 3 months later Kittens were born. We are keeping Franky, but would be willing to part with her to an exceptionally good home.


Salvador is the shyest of the three, but the 2nd largest. He was 3lbs at 2 months of age. He has a very sweet and gentle demeanor but he does take a little time to warm up to some people. He loves my boyfriend..but I had to give him eye drops for a while so he's still not very fond of me, so i might be bias. would probably be good with other cats, children, or the elderly.


Pablo is the largest, at 2 months he weighed 3.02lbs and is definitely still the largest of his brothers. He is curious, but not to forward and very laid back. He is going to be perfect for someone looking for a big lazy tom who hangs out and just kind of enjoys life. He isn't afraid to come up for attention when he wants it, but also is okay with just relaxing in your presence. He would also probably be good with other cats, children, or the elderly.


Jackson was named thus because he tends to shake when he gets scared, causing the vet to remark that he looks drunk. He is the littlest of the 3, and has white feet with one grey toe. He is the most out going of the kittens, and is always ready for play time! If you're looking for a lively tom who is up for anything Jackson is your man! Little kids would probably love how playful Jackson is, but he is a little forward and might be harder to integrate with already established cats. He tries to run up in the faces of my full grown females and get them to play, of course they don't appreciate this much. For an older person he might be a little to spunky, but he is definitely a joy.

People interested or with questions can e-mail me at

I live in the 2nd ward near Gulf Gate, and would be willing to meet people so you can to meet kittens.