Arts & Culture

Arts and culture

Houston Hobby Airport
Tommy Gregory

 The City of Houston has installed works of art in the new international concourse at Houston's Hobby Airport, art that was chosen partly for its ability to help make travelers feel happier. Houston airport system curator Tommy Gregory told the Houston Chronicle, "Artwork is the lightest part of the airport. It's meant to ease the transition" for travelers.  The new concourse opened Oct. 15. The new works include Henrique Oliveira's painting titled "Travessia." The acrylic on canvas greets the public with a blast of wavy-lined colors.

Photo courtesy of Michael Gast

The Mid-Texas Symphony splits its time between New Braunfels and Seguin, and on Sunday they’re playing at New Braunfels' Canyon High School.  For this concert they've  invited a noteworthy horn player.  Michael Gast, Principal Horn of the Minnesota Orchestra.

“The concert starts with a Finnish piece by Sibelius, his Finlandia Overture. A very moving, stirring piece,” said Gast. “And then my horn concerto, with Mozart."

From Texas Standard: There are lots of musicians who can claim to be from Texas, but only a handful who are convincing enough to make you believe they're really from the Lone Star State — even though they're not. 

From Texas StandardDuring her first couple of years in San Miguel de Allende, a colonial city in Central Mexico, Dallas native Carrie Cameron spent most of her time creating art. But then, she thought there had to be more to retirement than just making beautiful things. 

Office of Historic Preservation

There are huge events all weekend at the Missions honoring their World Heritage Designation. Here's one that will change dramatically the way you see Mission Concepcion. Shannon Miller Directs the city’s Office of Historic Preservation. 

"We are actually going to be restoring, figuratively, the frescoes that would have been on the original façade of the Mission.”

The frescoes she’s talking about were repetitive geometric designs that originally painted brightly those current-day earth-toned Missions.