Galleries vs. museums change viewing perspective on masters One of my favorite galleries in New York — actually, anywhere — is Galerie St. Etienne. Located on the 8th floor of the art building on 57th Street, GSE specializes in fin-de-siecle Expressionism. Most importantly, it is a leading research hub for the Austrian Egon Schiele, one … Continue reading It’s All How We Look At It
This is a preview of the exhibition “A Common Occurrence of Time" at The Art Studio, Inc. published in the February 2020 ISSUE arts magazine. Click here for a link to the story. To see a digital version of the pages, click on the image below.
I saw The Pogues in Houston in 2009, which I thought at the time was a rare chance as singer/songwriter Shane MacGowan has battled health issues, mainly stemming from the bottle. Which is why my friend Greg and I decided to travel a couple of hours to see "Poguetry,” a gig featuring original Pogues members … Continue reading Poguetry in the Bayou State
Following the Squeeze concert on Sept. 18, I dropped my friend Greg off at his apartment. By then it was almost midnight. Ramona has sent me a text saying the rain in Beaumont was pretty heavy and I should think about staying in Houston. But the pre-concert heavy rain had completely disappeared and the streets … Continue reading Swimming in Nostalgia (part 2)
On Sept. 18, 2019, a tropical storm developed from nothing in mere hours in the Gulf of Mexico and dumped up to 43 inches of rain in Southeast Texas, causing widespread flooding. And I went to see Squeeze in concert at The Warehouse Live in Houston. My friend Greg, who lives in Houston, had got … Continue reading Swimming in Nostalgia (part 1)
This is the last of a three-part series on the great Modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, published in the December 2019 ISSUE arts magazine. Part 3 focuses on his masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. Click here for a link to the story. To see a digital version of the pages, click on the image below. For more images, see … Continue reading Faith in the Art
NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Wherever I go, I need to start the day with some solid sustenance. On a recent trip to Nacogdoches in east Texas, I decided to look for an outlet for my bacon, egg and hash browns requirements, especially as I knew I was … Continue reading Fredonia Hotel is Mid-Century jewel in piney woods
This is the second of a three-part series on the great Modernist architect Antoni Gaudi, published in the November 2019 ISSUE arts magazine. Part 2 focuses on his Parc Güell. Click here for a link to the story. To see a digital version of the pages, click on the image below. For more images, see … Continue reading A Walk in Gaudi’s Park
This is a review of the exhibition "Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s Not Needed): Australian Aboriginal Art from the Fondation Opale," at the Menil Collection in Houston, published in the November 2019 ISSUE arts magazine. Click here for a link to the story. To see a digital version of the pages, click on the image below.
My recent visit to Barcelona was truly a bucket list experience. I have written extensively about museums visited and enjoyed, but there were many other things that are worthy of comment. Here are a few final thoughts and pictures. The Arc de Triomf de Barcelona was built by Josep Vilaseca i Casnovas in 1888 for … Continue reading Bits of Barca