Did you have trouble with wardrobe decisions this week? “Do I need a jacket or shorts tomorrow?”
The events calendar is still looking like a decision-making nightmare and I’m only talking about art. Thank goodness I only have time to attend my own events, which I’ll tell you about shortly.
Let’s start with Saturday, Nov. 10 and work our way back to this Saturday, Nov. 3.
Two art photographers, both regular attendees at First Saturday Arts Market and Bayou City Art Festival, have art exhibits on Saturday, Nov. 10.
On Saturday, Nov. 10, 3-5 p.m., Urban Eats will host the Cyriaque Milhau and his work. Milhau is fond of saying he’s French by nationality, Texan by choice. Smart man. The engineer has had a passion for photography since he developed his first black and white at 11.
Milhau uses technology to go beyond the photograph and turns his subjects into art using everything from his vast collection of camera equipment computer software. My favorites are the mirrored images and circular skylines he manipulates. Still, he’s got to have that photographer’s eye to start with, and he does.
“With the orderly eye of an engineer, this brilliant artist shares fluent and eloquent expressions of our great city,” stated owner and culinary director Levi Rollins.
“I am excited to share his amazing photography-based art with our guests. Everyone is invited to attend our reception for Cyriaque on Saturday, Nov. 10, and enjoy an afternoon of art, live music and complimentary beer, wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. For more information about Urban Eats, visit www.feasturbaneats.com or call 832-834-4417.
Tim Herschbach impressed me with his eye for capturing amazing landscapes when I met him at First Saturday Arts Market (he’ll be in attendance at this Saturday). Then he got my attention when he told me he was leaving what I thought to be an amazing job with one of Houston’s local television stations. From then on I kept an eye on Herschbach and his work.
Going full-time as an artist, even with the support of family is a scary proposition. Herschbach went at as a professional. I noticed that he upgraded his festival equipment, tent and displays. Then he expanded his show circuit beyond Houston.
What really set him apart, was his marketing, and limited print editions of his work. Now Herschbach has stepped up his game again.
“I am so excited to announce that I have partnered with a local art production and marketing company, Art Iconix,” Herschbach said in an email announcement. “They have exclusive production rights to an exclusive collection of my fine art photographs which they will be marketing worldwide to interior designers and collectors. However, these photographs are also available for you to purchase for your own personal collection!”
Art Iconix is a production and marketing company and has opened a very upscale showroom near the Heights. Art Iconix will host Herschbach’s “Colors of the Southwest” series of photographs in an exhibit Nov. 10, 5-9 p.m. Fathom Showroom, 5338 Cornish St., Houston 77007. R.S.V.P is requested to Email.
The same weekend of Nov. 9 and 10 is the Houston Vintage Festival and Market at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum. The 1940 art deco architecture of Houston’s first airport terminal is the perfect backdrop and venue for these vintage enthusiasts. Talk about great people watching. By the way, I’m part of this eclectic group of folks.
This two day ticketed event starts Friday evening with a preview party and fashion show sponsored by the artsy Hotel Ylem (8080 Main St., Houston 77025). The east meets west theme guarantees colorful costumes and decor. Saturday’s events include a dual fly-by of trick airplanes that deliver past Ms. Houston Vintage contestants.
This is the craziest, little known Festival in Houston, learn more at HoustonVintage.com.
This Saturday has a plethora of art events around town – and four are right here in the Heights. The Farm Stand at Petrol Station (one of my favs!) 938 Wakefield Dr., Eleanor’s Market at Cavatore Italian Restaurant 2120 Ella, Heights Epicurean Farmers Market at 1245 Heights Blvd., and mine – First Saturday Arts Market at 530 W. 19th St. Three farmers markets and one big art market and that’s just Saturday. Visit 1stSatArtMarket.com for the amazing lineup of talent.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and the Market at Sawyer Yards, find him at ArtValet.com