Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Hurricane Ike hit on September 13, 2008. It forever changed the landscape of Galveston, Texas and the greater Houston area for that matter. I’ll never forget it’s power. Oak trees are not native to Galveston, but many were planted over the years to provide shade and add beauty to the island. Several were wiped out by hurricane Ike. I recently discovered that many artists breathed life into the standing oak stumps by carving art into them. Some are whimsical and some have meaning but they add a beauty and leave a memory that there is always hope after the storm. Whatever storm it may be. It was a journey and adventure to locate many of them around the island but also a way to see Galveston that I have never seen before. The neighborhoods beyond the beaches and seawall. It was definitely like a treasure hunt! I won’t include all the sculptures here. They are for you to go and find! Adventure! The collection of photos here are some of my favorites. Enjoy!

My daughter is going to have a fine art show soon and has recently created a new web page at http://www.gabriellamoyer.com I am attaching a gallery show flyer and I hope some of my followers will stop by her sight. It has front static page of one of her paintings and a few more paintings in the blog.

Today I took a spin over to The Silos. The building has been re-purposed and is now shaping up to be one of the best art spaces in the U.S.A. for visual artists and photographers. It is only going to grow and get better over time. Here are a few murals and photos from the area.

Today was a great day to get out and shoot some photography and see the beautiful murals around Houston. We have so many great artists and art pieces in our city that you could photograph for days and not get them all. Here is a small sample. Check them out!

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The Grotto is an art piece and sculpture integrated into the walkway along the San Antonio river. I took these photos a few weeks ago.

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I stumbled across some of these photos while researching Photoshop. I can not say I created them, but I can say, I am passing them along because they are pretty cool. I hope you enjoy them. There is nothing like IMAGINATION.

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I was cruising down San Pedro Avenue in San Antonio,Texas, when I happened upon these cool wall murals. The people who painted these are not gangsters, or taggers, they are artists.

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Well, I haven’t touched on the topic of art in a while.┬áToday, I stumbled across two really cool artistic guitars.

A Fender Strat that is hand-carved, and right below it, a Gibson Les Paul that looks to be tiled with some mother of pearl and abalone.

What a way to look great while jamming.

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I took this photo while walking in downtown Baton Rouge, LA.

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I took this photo in downtown Houston.

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