Are you still greeting people with comments such as, “Did you get through Harvey, okay?” I think we’ll be doing that for a little bit longer. While we all recover, I am happy to report that an exhibit that first came across my radar in early September, is back on. On Repeat, a new art exhibition presented by Linda Clarke and Gus Kopriva of Clarke & Associates and curated by renowned poet and art critic Raphael Rubenstein, will now open October 7, due to complications from Hurricane Harvey. Featuring a diverse group of 14 established and emerging artists, the show focuses on textile art using patterning and repetition, which draw on a range of influences in repeating motifs. The opening reception is 6 – 9 p.m. on October 7 at Clarke & Associates, 301 East … [Read more...] about See what’s On Repeat this week
Welcome back for the September edition of Craft Chronicles. Following all the stress of the last few weeks I’m sure there are more than a few readers out there ready for a pint. And for those of you who don’t follow new brewery openings, I’d like to inform you that the neighborhood has a new one to check out! Great Heights Brewing Company has set up shop very near to Wakefield Crowbar in the heart of Garden Oaks. These guys had a soft opening right before Harvey rolled over us and are still in the process of filling out their tap wall with some delicious options, but they already have four selections available to fit a variety of palettes, with more on the way. When the family and I cruised in last week, their brews included an Amber, NEIPA, Saison and West Coast IPA ready to pour. … [Read more...] about Great Heights Brewing Co. opens doors on Wakefield
A pop-up is a short-term, temporary retail event or storefront, most often seen during holiday shopping in late falls. Add the word market and you’ve got yourself a shopping extravaganza! Linda K. Trieu is the owner of Three Hearts Apparel, a baby clothing and accessories company that sells primarily at outdoor markets like The Market at Sawyer Yards, where I met Trieu. Thursday evening she is hosting the grand opening of her new studio space at Aurora Studios in the Heights at 129 Aurora St. As luck would have it, Trieu has suddenly found herself also hosting the Pop-up at Aurora Outdoor Market this Saturday. After so many years working with artists, Trieu, in my mind anyway, represents a different group of entrepreneurs - I think of them as “the makers.” They … [Read more...] about Meet a maker and Three Hearts Apparel
While bourbon, beer and tacos have been staples at Eight Row Flint since it opened in early 2016, there has been another mainstay for nearly that long – their Tuesday night cooking series. “We’ve been doing the cooking series almost since we opened,” said General Manager Christina Ramey. The brainchild of Chef Ryan Pera and the team at Agricole Hospitality, which includes Coltivare and Revival Market in its roster, the Tuesday night series was intended to shine a spotlight not just on chefs from Agricole’s restaurants, but from other Houston eateries. The series took a break from November through February of this year but came back in the spring, just in time for patio weather with such fare as the Juicy Lucy, where the cheese is actually inside the patty. While culinary … [Read more...] about What’s cooking on the patio at Eight Row Flint?
About a year ago, a furniture craftsman signed up to be in one of my art shows. We had the usual communication via email that went back and forth about instructions that most new artists have. Boy, was I surprised when a former neighbor pulled up to unload and it was the same guy! Steve Ulrich specializes in metal and wood fabrications, furniture primarily, and home decor like bowls, candle holders and such. Ulrich had a day job when we met nearly 17 years ago and I remember being most impressed that he rode his bike to work daily, from the Heights to somewhere far in West Houston. A couple of eye-opening life events led to leaving the ole’ nine to five grind and Ulrich picked up some metalsmith classes because, as he put it, “we live in a modern society, not everything has to be … [Read more...] about Art Valet: Round two of FSAM this weekend