Friday Fun: Art Box Show!

Ben Gillin Art Box

Who knew that boxes could be so artsy?  Step aside moving, Crayola and donut boxes – the Art Box Show is here!

Join Schipulite Ben Gillin and  his lovely bride Maria Navarro for this fundraising art event at Bering and James Gallery this Friday, December 4th (12 – 10pm) and Saturday, December 5th (12-6pm).  Each artist was given a wooden box to decorate and manipulate however they saw fit.

The Art Boxes will be for sale at a flat rate of $125, with proceeds going to the artists and DePelchin Children’s Center.  Fun, great art, super artists — all for a good cause.

Via Colori Houston – street painting for a great cause

ViaColori image

The Schipul gang are crazy fans of the Houston Via Colori street painting festival, an annual event that benefits The Center for Hearing and Speech.   Every year artists from all over the country descend upon the sidewalks of Houston to draw, sketch, color and amaze – all for a tremendous cause.

This isn’t anything like the summertime driveway scribbles you may have loved as a kid, this is fine art at its most pedestrian (well… at least NEAR the pedestrians <grin>) and temporary.     Be sure to swing by to view the over 200 artists and their work (including one of our Schipulites – Ben Gillin!), listen to music and watch dance performances, take a Houston Center for Photography   101 lesson and so much more!

What:   Houston Via Colori Street Painting Festival
When:   Saturday + Sunday, November 21 – 22, 2009
Where:   Sam Houston Park (Allen Parkway and Bagby)

Photo thanks to Flickr user I-SEEN-IT