Category Archives: 1980


1980, Houston Post, Four Painters From Lawndale

Hard by the freeway, a warehouse of creativity by MIMI CROSSLEY Post Art Writer , Houston Post Nov. 1980 “JUST OVER A YEAR ago, sculptor James Surls opened Houston’s first alternative gallery in an old warehouse off the Gulf Freeway, The day before the inaugural exhibition called POIV- WOW, water still covered the floor from a leak […]

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Fallen Liberties, 5'x6', oil on canvas, Kelly Alison, 1980

1980, ArtScene, Editor Burt Long, Four Painters From Lawndale

In 1978 Bert Long became, once and for all, a full-time artist.He set up his first studio at his aunt’s house in the Fifth Ward, not far from his mother’s place. He founded ArtScene, a tabloid that alerted Houston that it actually had an art scene. And slowly, he began to build a following.       […]

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