Town in City Brewing Company has new art work on the walls and will host a reception for this month’s featured artist, Kimberly S. Schwarzkopf, from 7 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17.
Schwarzkopf’s work often depicts sea creatures like crabs, seahorses and octopuses exploring human refuse like beer bottles and various sundries lost at sea.
“I mostly enjoy working with acrylics, graphite and ink,” Schwarzkopf said. “My work has been described as ‘eccentrically high in detail’ and that sums it up pretty good! My ideas are all creations from my own silly little brain, and I live for the smile on people’s faces when they see my work… that’s what it’s all about for me and why I create.”
You can bet on some beer-themed paintings, such as an owl holding a bottle of Raptor Brewed Beer titled Hoot Beer.
Schwarzkopf’s original humor mixed with her exceptional attention to detail has kept this mother of four young ones very busy.
A few originals from Town In City’s featured artist, Kimberly S. Schwarzkopf, that are currently on display at the Heights brewery (art contributed by Art by Kimberly S. Schwarzkopf).
“My motto is simple: have fun with everything and always question the possibility,” Schwarzkopf said.
The brewery is located at 1125 W. Cavalcade St. In addition, parking is available across the street in a designated lot and the AJ Foyt Paint store.
The gallery at Hardy & Nance Street Studios has change coming this Saturday, also. Their popular 10”x10” Art Show, that drew a crowd of over a reported thousand last year, including the Mayor of Houston, is back from 5 – 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. With over 300 pieces of art priced at $100 or less, this is a great opportunity to buy great art for a great price.
Hardy & Nance is a short drive from the Heights at 902 Hardy St, Houston, Texas 77020. The event coincides with the 3rd Saturday open studios.
Quite often I’ve written about art in unusual places. Recently, I wrote about where to find art within walking distance of my neighborhood in our local newsletter, and I thought it might be time to update you, too.
Pure Barre is an exercise facility housed in a former laundromat on the corner of 1436 Studewood. The remodel included a wonderfully long wall that faces the street through large floor-to-ceiling windows. At the time, owner and neighbor, Dory Dale, approached me about finding artists to display their work on that long street front wall. (The column ran on Nov. 26, 2014.)
Pure Barre continues to display art on this entrance hallway. Currently, artist Chandana Paravastu’s artwork is on display. Easily viewable in the early evening when the lights are still on, Paravatu’s work focuses on botanicals and nature with some abstraction. The artwork can be viewed without disrupting a class, but if you are interested you might call them first (832) 831-5071. Follow Paravastu at studioviana.wordpress.com.
Are you still wondering about the title, “Change is coming?” I joined the gym! Specifically, I hired Constructive Fiticism to help me with some better life style choices. The company’s tag line is Change is coming. I’ll keep you informed, meanwhile check them out, @fiticism.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market, he visited a gym for the first time in his life the morning he wrote this column. Bless his heart. Find him at ArtValet.com