A balance of chaos and serenity best describes the latest release from Mary Wallis, a Parson’s-educated design prodigy who spent 18 years studying under Master Chinese painting teacher Richard Liddicut (starting at the age of 5!). The Edie chandelier consists of fragments of hand-bevelled glass that are configured onto a brass frame. “I’m interested in reconstructing the broken, and making it more beautiful than it was originally,” Wallis says. “The resulting visual is at once kinetic and serene, like a perched bird about to take flight.” The chandelier is available in custom sizes and finishes. marywallis.com
AN INTERVIEW WITH Brad & Joanna Marks, owners of IW Marks Jewelers
What were your biggest challenges of 2020? Our biggest challenge was definitely dealing with the economic shutdowns due to the virus.
GOV. GREG ABBOTT has announced that all Texas businesses will be able to open 100 percent beginning March 10, adding that mask mandates will be lifted, according to multiple press reports. As a preemptive rebuttal to those concerned his actions are premature and could lead to a new wave of Covid cases, he set a new rule that allows county judges to override his policies if Covid hospitalizations rise above 15 percent capacity.
AS SHE PREPARES to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her namesake gallery, Barbara Davis reflects on her trailblazing career. She's pretty much the Grand Dame of the Houston art world at this point, having weathered many a storm — literal and figurative — and launched the careers of several important artists.