Starting in the 1970s, Houston’s West End, a historically mixed-use, working-class district, became a mecca for Houston individualists and creative people. Their joie de vivre infused the neighborhood with metal-clad houses and small unusual gardens filled with art.
Five such art-filled and art-inspired gardens are included in the West End art garden tour. We will visit a lush native garden with a backdrop of “steel paintings” by artist Terrell James, another garden focused on artist Jim Love’s Giant Bird House, and a sustainable garden conceived by architect Robert Morris as the ideal companion piece for his “aboriginal spaceship.” At artist Salle Werner Vaughn’s, landscape and bungalows merge into an “other world” experience. The tour concludes with refreshments at Hiram Butler’s complex, where a bucolic garden is set between Butler’s contemporary art gallery and the nineteenth-century cottage where he lives.
Registration is open for fall courses online or by phone if preferred. Have a wonderful summer! We look forward to seeing you in the fall.
Storms, Passion, and Power: The Tempest
Dress Rehearsal May 23
Brown Theater, Wortham Center
Registration for the fall 2017 study tour is open!
Newport: History Preserved
Thursday, October 26 - Monday, October 30, 2017
Please contact the registrar for information and registration materials
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.