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The Houston Arts Festival is a weeklong celebration of all things Houstonian. I can’t recommend it highly enough. I’ll admit it was a bit of a challenge to get my mind to sit still and just enjoy the sights and sounds of the city. But the festival has become a weekend-long party that I look forward to each and every year.
The day I was there, I went to the Houston Arts Center to see the exhibit called “Paint It Black: Art in Contemporary Houston.” The exhibit features thirty-five artists showing work from the last ten years. I was particularly excited to see what some of the Houston artists had gotten up to since 2003. One of the artists I was particularly interested in was Alex Bresloff, a young artist I had never heard of.
I was surprised to see Alex Bresloff (who was born in 1995) working in contemporary art. I had heard of him before, but he had never given me a chance to see him in person. I had heard of him previously working in film, but this was the first time I had seen him at a gallery.
I had never heard of Alex Bresloff before, but I had seen his music videos and now I was not only excited to see him in person, but I was also excited to see the Houston art scene in general. Alex Bresloff was born in 1995, so he’s probably an old man by now, but he seems to be pretty much in his 20’s.
He is very young though, and a big part of what made me excited for him was I knew he had a big future ahead of him. He has been a big figure in the Houston art community for years now and I was pleased to see how exciting and diverse his work is. In addition to the exhibition he is currently showing at the Houston Arts Center, he was a special guest at the Houston Art Museum and the Houston Museum of Art.
It was really cool seeing him there. He was very humble and modest. I’m sure he’s very proud of himself and knows he’s doing a great job. He is one of those artists whose work I still look at from time to time when I take a trip back in time and watch the work he created back in the day.
I think some artists are like that. I remember when my dad bought this one painting, it was the first time I ever saw it. It was beautiful. I was like, wow! This is amazing. It was the first time I ever saw any of his work, even though we lived in the same apartment complex, and it was a small apartment building. I remember buying this and thinking, wow. This is really good.
When my dad bought this painting, it was on his side of the paint-board, and it was so beautiful, I would never have touched it without first looking at it. The same goes for The Red Door. I have a really hard time finding original work from the same period as this one.
Well, it is definitely the first time I’ve ever been to a local art festival, and I’ve been to it many times in the past. That was the first time I’d been to a “show” and it’s definitely the first time I’ve ever been to a professional art gallery.
Last year at Houston’s annual Art & Art Culture Festival, I had the pleasure of a show at a gallery called the Tully Gallery. I was able to meet a lot of great people in the gallery, and spend a fun afternoon with some of my favorite artists. I highly recommend it to anyone.