Would someone please tell me how Thanksgiving snuck up on us? Did Harvey and the Astros really take up that much of our time? I guess they did.
Like you, I’m a big fan of eating. Isn’t that really what life is all about? So, it goes without saying, Thanksgiving is one of my favorites.
I want you to be as popular at the dinner table as I have been with my favorite surprise recipe, browned Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts and lemon. Now, come on, don’t immediately think “yuck!” I used to hate Brussels sprouts. But maybe you haven’t had the right kind. I witnessed even my father eat these.
There’s a little more to the recipe than the description, but not much. I have it posted on my website, ArtValet.com. Buy extra Brussel sprouts, and you’re welcome.
After recovering from the biggest meal of the year, if you have no plans to trample your neighbors over-sized screen TVs, or doze off in front of one, there is art to be had this weekend. Serious.
Take yourself (and out of town guests for a walk) in Discovery Green, downtown. There is a new installation that will impress everyone, “Hello, Trees! A Walking Serenade.”
Created by the Montreal art collective Daily tous les jours specifically for Discovery Green’s live oak allée, Hello, Trees! transforms your voice messages into light and music, inspired by the inaudible connections and processes that exist in nature.
This site-specific work is an interactive installation and the park’s first original commission. It uses public participation to create an immersive light and sound experience that is unique to each visitor.
Visitors are invited to speak into input stations located at each end of the sculpture, and their voice messages are translated into light patterns that travel along the arches. The original voice input is gradually transformed into a musical melody as the light reaches the base of each arch.
You’re just going to have to check this one out in person. Get some more details online: discoverygreen.com.
The Galveston Art League’s ArtWalk is Saturday, a great way to walk off that big meal and entertain company. For over 25 years, the Galveston Arts Center has coordinated ArtWalk on eight Saturdays a year in Galveston’s historic cultural arts district. ArtWalk is an evening of gallery openings throughout the district, including the Galveston Art League gallery at 2117 Postoffice.
Meet me Sunday at Saint Arnold Brewing Company for a Sunday Art Market. Seventeen artists from First Saturday Arts Market will setup shop inside the taproom for very discerning shoppers. How cool is that? Very. Join us 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saint Arnold is located at 2000 Lyons Ave, Houston, Texas 77020.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and the new Market at Sawyer Yards, find him at ArtValet.com