Lone Stars

Hassell

AS THE MERCURY RISES and the art scene slows down for the summer months, William Reaves Sarah Foltz Fine Art hangs its 11th end-of-season show, Texas Aesthetic, which this year includes works by more than 20 artists from across the state.


Colorful interpretations of Texas’ natural beauty include paintings of the red-tipped peaks of the Chisos Mountains, a graphically punchy mockingbird spreading its wings among plump peaches, and a herd of white goats dotting a terracotta-colored landscape.

Houston’s Robert McCoy infuses his oil paintings with the motifs and colors of his childhood, spent on ranches in Colorado and in Santa Fe. “Open Range,” one mixed-media piece by McCoy, the former dean of faculty at the Glassell School, includes an old, sepia-toned photo of four cowboys mounted on horses in the background, and a more colorful depiction of a wooden table, covered in memorabilia like Southwestern textiles and a rifle, in the foreground.

With this annual show, the Upper Kirby-area art gallery — which typically highlights 20th-century Texan artists — further opens viewers’ eyes to the great tradition of painting in the Lone Star State. 2143 Westheimer Rd., 713.521.7500, reavesart.com

Above: Billy Hassell’s “In the Caprock Country” is one of several pieces on display in the ‘Texas Aesthetic’ show at William Reaves Sarah Foltz Fine Art.

Uncategorized
Ancient French Wellness Cures Reimagined at Houston’s Escape Spa: The Power of Vichy

Serial entrepreneur and spa visionary LeBrina Jackson

NESTLED IN THE heart of France, the town of Vichy holds a rich history in the world of wellness and hydrotherapy. Acquiring fame for their alkaline springs in the 17th century, the Romans were among the first to recognize the therapeutic benefits of the springs. They established a French spa known as “Vichy,” which still exists today and continues to attract spa-goers from around the world to experience the transformative effects of hydrotherapy.

Keep ReadingShow less

Slushies at Fuzzy's

IT’S OFFICIAL: THE long holiday that kicks off summer arrives this weekend, and Houstonians are due. Getting hungry, thirsty, and ready for some R&R? Whether you want to grill at home, start with casual brunch, or hit a Memorial Day celebration to honor our veterans, we’ve got you covered.

Keep ReadingShow less
Food
“DO YOU KNOW how a river forms?” is the question that begins Houston author Vaishnavi Patel’s new book, The Goddess of the River. The voice belongs to Ganga, goddess of India’s Ganges river, who has been transformed against her will by Lord Shiva from “a tributary of the cosmic ocean” into the physical form of a mere winding river, with no path to the heavens, only the sea. Later, Ganga runs afoul of a powerful sage who transforms her yet again into a human, and as it happens in myths, things get complicated.
Keep ReadingShow less
Art + Entertainment