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.
Fall 2018 brochures are out! Please let us know if you did not receive one and we will be happy to send one to you.
Registration is now open. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
The interest list for the fall and spring study tours is also now open. If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez in the fall of 2018 or Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be wait listed for this course.
Have a great summer. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
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.