Ready, get set, go - to ArtHouston
Published 11:45 am, Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Follow the food trucks Friday and Saturday, and you'll likely be on the trail of ArtHouston, as 30 members of the Houston Art Dealers Association host receptions and open houses for their summer shows. Friday night, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the scene is concentrated at 4411 Montrose. On Saturday, events are scheduled throughout the day. See four shows at once at Isabella Courts in the 3900 block of Main, then walk a block to DiverseWorks' artist board group show. Colquitt's "gallery row" lights up 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Pick up a brochure with a map or see the full schedule at arthouston.com.
The Chloe Dao treatment
As if free admission on Thursdays wasn't a draw already, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will pack them in this week with a happy hour to launch new limited-edition T-shirts for MFAH Films. The black and white shirts, $16.95, were designed by Chloe Dao, the "Project Runway" Season 2 winner and owner of the popular Houston boutique Dao Chloe Dao. She'll be there to sign them. There's a cash bar, a local DJ, and the Ladybird Food Truck will be parked on site. 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Beck Building, 5601 Main, 713-639-7300, mfah.org.
Fur, rubble and fierce fun
Art cars aren't the only thing to see at the Art Car Museum. Right now you also can marvel at a menagerie by sculptor Carter Ernst in "Fur Bitten," cry over Ken Mazzu's oil paintings of demolished Houston landscapes in "Echoes of Oblivion" and chuckle at Pat Johnson's tenacity in the ceramic and tile works of "Artist Tries to Save the World." 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays through Aug. 25 at 140 Heights, 713-861-5526, artcarmuseum.com.