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Houston: The Hidden Gems

Art, Articles 0 April 22, 2018 204 Lady Zeii

Lately, Houston has received lots of attention due to the sports teams’ amazing performances. The Rockets are dominating on the court with the best record in the NBA with 65 wins, and the Astros won the World Series Championship for the first time in franchise history, making them hometown heroes.

Another scene constantly making a statement in H-Town is the art scene. There are the art museums, the Montrose area, some spots downtown, and how could anyone forget the beloved “Be Someone” message on I-45? If you keep your eyes open you’ll see different forms of art throughout the city. There are beautifully painted generators at different intersections in the Westchase District. Next time you’re at Richmond and Rogerdale, you may notice a generator that stands out. It’s decorated with hand-painted images of aquatic wildlife!

One right turn and a few lights down on Rogerdale and Westpark, near Cheddars (and those delicious honey butter croissants!), you’ll see a generator that showcases animals living in a dryer habit. The monkeys, jaguar, and the background are all done with precision! At the corner of Wilcrest and Briar Forest, there’s also a little surprise for you, another electrical source used as a canvas! This one covered in a floral arrangement, acting as a great distraction from the recent construction in the area (don’t even think about U.S. 290!).

There was a man hand-painting this generator one afternoon. It’s not clear if he painted them all, but nonetheless, the man is cold in his craft. How many can even guarantee a decent stick figure drawing? If anyone sees a middle-aged, caucasian male turning a generator into a masterpiece, holla at ya girl!

Houston is home to millions and you should be proud to say it’s filled with an artistic and expressive group of people! Whether you’re a painter, a dancer, singer, rapper, or a photographer you have Houston within you and that flare will never die. Go live your best life and be great!

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