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Marshall Harris signs with Nicole Longnecker Gallery

Nicole Longnecker Gallery is proud to announce representation of 2013 Hunting Award winner Marshall Harris.

On the heels of his successful exhibit Not a Statistical Interstices, Nicole Longnecker has added the multi-media Fort Worth-based artist Marshall Harris to her group of represented artists. Primarily known for his hyper-realistic graphite on mylar drawings, Harris also produces unique urethane resin castings through The Treague Project series.

 “I am pleased to add Marshall to our group of artists,” stated gallery owner Nicole Longnecker. “Marshall's work has grown in scope and he continues to stretch his artist talents with his new work, which our collectors will find his compelling and intriguing. His new Duet Series of graphite drawings on mylar are very strong and create an amazing focal point while focusing on the smallest detail of the subject.”

Nicole Longnecker Gallery is located in the heart of Houston's Gallery Row near the intersection of Kirby and Richmond. Our gallery offers a wide range of contemporary artistic ideas in various media by artists on both a national and international level. We are committed to presenting the finest work possible from established and emerging artists.


Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 2625 Colquitt St., Houston TX, 77098 
Gallery is open 11am – 5pm Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment.



Is it Art? Is it Food?? It is BOTH!!

What Enhance your experience of Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907 by slipping into Café Vienna to enjoy Austrian music, bites, coffee and wine in a café environment specially designed by Punita Valambhia Interiors in collaboration with Decorative Center Houston.

After refreshments, curators Cindi Strauss and Marissa Hershon discuss Koloman Moser’s work and invite guests on an exclusive tour of the exhibition. These special viewings take place on select Mondays, when the Museum is closed to the public.

Koloman Moser: Designing Modern Vienna, 1897–1907 is the first museum retrospective in the United States to focus on Viennese artist and designer Koloman Moser (1868–1918), a leading figure in the modern design revolution that swept Vienna at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibition surveys his career in 200 objects including furniture, jewelry, textiles, prints and designs for architectural interiors.

When: Mondays, October 28, November 4 and November 11

Seatings at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Where:  Lower Level, Audrey Jones Beck Building

5601 Main Street

Houston, Texas 77005

Details: Admission is $55 for MFAH Members and $65 for nonmembers. Find more information and purchase tickets online at www.mfah.org/cafevienna.  

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 10:31AM by Registered CommenterDISHhouston in , , , , , , | CommentsPost a Comment

Chalk it up for the Kids

Art aficionados and enthusiasts, get ready for the most captivating art experience of the year. Come for the art and stay for the music on November 17 and 18 as the streets of downtown transform into a live street art museum made of chalk. Houston Via Colori® is the only street painting festival in Texas, benefiting The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS). This annual fall fundraiser is expected to draw over 25,000 attendees and raise more than $400,000 to support programs for children with hearing loss.


This free, two-day event will take attendees on an interactive journey through art, culture and sound. Visitors can experience the street painting process up close as artists bring the asphalt to life. With more than 200 street painters, 16 live bands and plenty of family-friendly activities, people of all ages are sure to enjoy this event.


“It never ceases to amaze me how stunning it is to watch each mural takes shape. It is all made possible by the uncompromising support we receive from Houston,” said Renée S. Davis, executive director of The Center for Hearing and Speech. “Our artists, sponsors and, most importantly, our attendees make this festival a smash hit. We are proud that we can share this ‘museum on the pavement’ with the entire community.”


Every year Via Colori displays some of the top professional street painters in the nation as well as the exceptional talents of Houston-area artists.  This year Via Colori will showcase the largest public art piece in the city, with a block-long mural illustrating Houston’s skyline and iconic landmarks. Award-winning artist Douglas Rouse and his large team of local artists, graphic designers and students will work around the clock and observers can get a birds-eye view from a platform above.


“As a native Houstonian, I’m excited to see our city skyline turned into public art” said Lisa Benitez, event manager of Via Colori. “This has really become an iconic festival. Every Houstonian can be a part of be proud of Via Colori.” When the festival ends on Sunday, the murals are erased from the streets and only photos remain!


For more information on Via Colori, visit HoustonViaColori.com, follow the event on Twitter @Via_Colori, or visit the fan page on Facebook.

Joseph Cohen

PEVETO is pleased to announce the opening of Ten Propositions, a single-artist exhibition featuring new works by Houston-based artist Joseph Cohen. In this particular exhibit, Cohen explores the nature of painting and human perception through a series of unique concrete paintings. The opening reception will take place on Thursday, September 27, 2012 from 7 - 9 p.m., and the exhibit will remain on view through Saturday, October 27, 2012.

“The Propositions that I offer are the philosophical inquiries into both the nature of painting and human perception,” says Cohen. “My work calls for a slowing down, a respite in which one may contemplate.”

Ten Propositions, consisting of Cohen’s most recent works, incorporates 45 degree sides that accentuate the works’ departure from the wall. Through hundreds of layers of personally-made paint, he is able to achieve a multi-faceted perspective through the use of interference pigments, gold, platinum, silver, diamond dust and other precious materials. Using paint as a sensual vicious matter, Cohen highlights its fluid nature by showing its ability to flow, drip and carry a brushstroke’s gesture, but also uses it as a medium with both mechanical and geometric natures. The act of objectification is only achieved through motion and the viewer shifting perspectives, thus it is imperative to view the artworks from numerous angles.

A longtime Houston native, Joseph Cohen has been internationally recognized and continues to withhold strong collector support, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Constantly trying to exceed the expectations and perceived limitations of his medium, he frequently collaborates on projects around the world, including a recent public sculpture for Leon Berard Children’s Cancer Hospital in Lyon, France. Prior to France, Cohen took part in the first exhibit by an American artist in Carlo V Castle, along with two additional exhibitions in Europe during his involvement in a six-month residency in Southern Italy. Currently residing in Houston’s museum district, he finds the city’s rich art scene a potent source of creative inspiration. 


Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 12:32PM by Registered CommenterDISHhouston in , , , , , , , | CommentsPost a Comment

Turrell Skyspace 

The Turrell Skyspaceopened to the public on the Rice University campus on June 14 to great gasps at it's beauty. At first you wonder what the UFO looking thing on top of the hill is and what purpose it serves, those thoughts vanish the second you get inside. The Texas pink granite benches are poised within the specialised plaster walls which hide speakers. This space wasn't created just for the sunrise and sunset light shows but for a one of a kind music experience.

During the summer, the skyspace will be closed on Tuesdays for private events but will be open to the public throughout the rest of the week. Two light shows are held daily, the morning light show begins 40 minutes before sunrise, and the evening light show begins at sunset. Want to know when Sunrise is??The calendar for Skyspace is here skyspace.rice.eduand shows the time of sunrise and sunset for each date and includes notices about when the skyspace will be closed to the public.

DISH Pink with the grey sky (which was actually a bright light blue!)The pyramid-like Turrell Skyspace towers above a 12-foot-high grass berm (What DISH lovingly refers to at the Milti-Million Dollar Hill with a Hole in it) sits just east of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music. Visitors seated on the skyspace’s lower and upper viewing areas can gaze up at the 72-by-72-foot white roof, which offers a view of the sky through a 14-by-14-foot opening. Lights projected on the ceiling will change colors as the sun rises and sets, and these will impact the color of the sky as seen by visitors. Although the color changes on the ceiling can be viewed from outside the skyspace, the magical color changes of the sky through the opening in the ceiling can be experienced only from inside the structure.

Thomas Phifer and Partners served as the architect for the skyspace, and Linbeck was the contractor. The roof is a composition of several specifically engineered materials with a carbon-steel knife edge. The seating area on the lower level is made of pink and gray Texas granite from Marble Falls; on the upper level, poured-concrete benches provide seating. A sequence of LED lights installed in the upper level is programmed to create the light show on the ceiling in sync with sunset and sunrise. The show lasts about 40 minutes, and the light program can operate in a variety of weather conditions.

Rice has the first Turrell skyspace to be engineered for acoustics. As mentioned earlier, twelve state-of-the-art speakers are “hidden” in the special accoustic transferring plaster walls. Although music will not be played during the sunset and sunrise light shows, Turrell is creating additional light shows for use by the Shepherd School for live performances as well as for use by students who participate in the Rice Electroacoustic Music Labs. On Tuesdays the students from the Shepherd School will hold classes there. Can you imagine walking by on a cool, crisp fall afternoon to the gorgeous sounds emitting from the Skyspace? Sounds like a perfect dream!

Mustard Gold with the light blue sky! It's about to start!The Skyspace on the Rice Campus is not the first, over the past four decades, Turrell has created skyspaces in 25 countries. The skyspace at Rice is his 73rd and one of the largest.

“Each is unique,” he said. “I wanted this one to feel open because it’s a very public space and at the same time it’s an enclosure.”

Turrell said the relation of inside to outside is very important.

“This is one in which you will see the sky be almost any color you like, in fact, quite some surprising tones,” he said. “If you take a photo of the sky in this skyspace, the color you see in the opening is not actually going to show up in your camera because in fact it is not there.

“This is a gentle reminder that because we give the sky its color and can then change the color of the sky, we create the reality in which we live. The light that we make is something that changes the reality of how we perceive the sky. We do create the world in which we live to a much larger extent than we are willing to take responsibility for.”

For a little more information about the Turrell Skyspace, watch the video below!

See you at Twighlight Epiphany!

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