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[Stage] Speed Killed My Cousin

(Nov 15th, 2014)

An artistically superb and powerful presentation by The Carpetbag Theater. “Speed Killed My Cousin”.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/ThroughTheDoorsofMECA/Exhibitions-and-Performance/20141115-Speed-Killed-My/45801384_Mh7T5Q 

 

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(Oct 25th, 2014)

More than 3 chords and doing it without a tuba. Tejano giant David Lee Garza y Los Musicales at the East End Street Festival.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Cantus-Mundus/2014-Cantus-Diem/20141025-David-Lee-y-Los/45267891_D9LDFJ

 

(Oct 19th, 2014)

from Houston Arts Alliance website:

Silos II: Inter/action & Noche Roja
Buffalo Bayou Silos Series as part of Transported + Renewed
Co-sponsored by Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Visual artist Allison Hunter’s latest video installation Inter/action draws comparisons between human and insect behavior and reflects on how various species go about creating community. FrenetiCore Dance fuses fiery Spanish dance and music by Solero Flamenco with daring contemporary choreography.

Silos II kicked off with live music from La Sien, presented by Lunaface Promotions, infusing Spanish pop rock with jazz, blues and funk. Throughout the evening, female Houston street artists Anat Ronen, Royal, Clear1, Lady Binx and Lee Carrier joined forces to showcase their talents; flow artists Agent Cilantro, Alie Rose and MX Tr3y of Mental Dexterity Special Operations and Punk Rock Hoops created a party atmosphere with roaming dance and illuminated float arts; and HTX Bike Fest, The Byke Project and Black Gold Cycling showed off their freestyle bike stunts. In addition, Silos II featured cocktails crafted by East End’s own Voodoo Queen alongside Ladybird, The Modular and MoonRooster‘s delicious menus.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20141011-Silos-II/45052901_qDGp9P

 

(Oct 19th, 2014)

Got a chance to hang out with graffiti artists Angel Quesada (Art Kungu) and Daniel Anguilu, while they were installing new art at Frenentic Theater in Houston’s East End. Performance artist YE Torres also came by to add fire to the process.

“Articulated Energy”. Yin and Yang Dragons.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20141019-Painting-Dragons-and/45123057_nNZQvx 

Also did a Stop-Motion Time-Lapse video of the whole process.

 

 

(Oct 4th, 2014)

It was rained out, and rescheduled to coincide with another HAA sponsered event. Turned out was a bit thin, but sheer enthusiasm made up for the lack of numbers.

Different water vehicle types gathered at Allens’ Landing, from art boats to barely floatable types to can that even float types. They paddled few miles upstream to across Tony Marron Park, where the Buffalo Bayou Shrimp Festival was held.

It is also important to note that the weather was spectacular.

For more information on the parade and the festival, visit Houston Arts Alliance http://www.houstonartsalliance.com/transported/afloat   and Shrimp Boat Projects http://www.shrimpboatprojects.org/shrimp-fest/

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20141004-Afloat-and-Buffalo/44799675_MtpZrS

[Solis] East End Ramble

(Sept 27th, 2014)

Images from Houston Arts Alliance’s East End Ramble. Unveiling of interactive art installations around the East End Neighbourhood.

Part of the 3 month long Transported + Renewed festival (Sept 1 – Nov 30th, 2014)

more information on East End Ramble, art work and artists: http://www.houstonartsalliance.com/transported/ramble

 

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Events/2014-Solis/20140927-East-End-Ramble/44666245_6gTVs6

(Sept 13th, 2014)

Houston Museum of African American Culture and Nigerian-American Multicultural Center presented  “Parallels” – Devotional Music from the African Diaspora. Hosted by MECA, and performances from Journeymen For Christ and RCCG Restoration Chapel Choir. The contrast and similarities of Gospel music and an almost full African Choir should be a real visual and audio feast for any ethno-musicologist.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/ThroughTheDoorsofMECA/Exhibitions-and-Performance/20140913-Parallels/44332253_626J4V 

 

[Photo Art] Fun Squares

(Sept 8th, 2014)

Square formats has its limitations, and possibilities. Like a chess board, the creativity is found within its square borders. The square format succeeds by not being ‘landscape’ or “‘portrait’.

Taking it one step further via panoramas, “Tiny Planets” app offers a fun way to create square images. A photo purist will no doubt scoff at the idea and application, but then I am no technosnob.

Never say never, of course, until I discover another fun (and easy) way to do photo manipulation, this will probably where I might draw the line. Any more will bring me from a passable decent photographer to a really bad entry level “graphic designer”.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Art-Folio-And-SHOP/Stand-Alone-Complex/Fun-Squares/44178193_mCtvH9

 

(Aug 28th, 2014)

Jazz artists comes in all types. Bassist, Guitarist and Vocalist Sonia Flores.

Jazz Portriats usually presented in black & white. Pin-up just does not translate well in that format.

More images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/Jazz-In-Photos/Jazz-Portraits/Sonia-Flores/44131749_mchpwn

(Aug 14th, 2014)

It’s one of those instances where the GPS leads you to an accidental discovery by insisting you make a somewhat questionable right turn.

It is a road I have driven a few times before from Houston to Alvin, and then back. I have noticed it’s also route that I have to take when I forget how to get to a location in Alvin, or how to get back to Houston.

It is not a particularly scenic route. One lane traffic designated CR 129. Some warehouses, industrial buildings and a very interesting landscape or architecture building that has some sort of metal sculpture on the roof. (Which I will have to remember to take a closer look next time).

Then I noticed a rock sign for a Buddhist temple. And then this large statue of a meditating buddha right next to it. Needless to say, it got my attention. I only had time to take some pictures of the statue. Will try to find time in the very near future to see about the temple.

more images at: http://forestphotography.smugmug.com/100Images/2014-100-Images-of-Summer/20140814-Buddha-Statue-Alvin/43650407_8mRc73