Oh, to be 83 and this young at heart. Here’s a man who does what he loves and it’s clearly loved him back. An artist, sculptor, renaissance man. His sculptures are found all around Houston, Texas and beyond and I had the pleasure of interviewing him and basically hearing his life story. Oh, let me add this: he’s sold paintings to Elvis (which he recently bought back from the Graceland estate), he plays classical piano and he just bought his elementary school in Huntsville, Texas and is turning it into a museum to showcase some 300 of his 6000 works of art along with showcasing other local artists. Check out his website: Adickes.net
I had the privilege of producing the one hour special for KIAH of the 25th Anniversary Art Car Parade in Houston, Texas in 2012. I met many amazing artists, below are three of the many who are worth noting:
This is Robert Rehm. A former theatre teacher turned artist. This career change came from a debilitating twist of fate… he fell into an orchestra pit and broke his neck. Instead of allowing this to understandably whirl him into a world of negativity, he now speaks, inspires and, yes, paints… with his wheels. The wheels on his wheelchair are a rainbow of colors from his years of spinning them around on many a canvas. He’s an inspiration and has an incredible spirit.
Houston has some great music. Jazz musicians are many but unappreciated and to some degree unknown… much like the music itself. So, I talked to a few who know it well and love it lots and let them try to explain to the masses why and how they love it. King Biscuit hosts a jazz jam every tuesday night (great food, too so if you’re ever in town, check it out.
Eric Lee Glass Artist
Eric Lee is a glass artist I had the pleasure of meeting. His work is colorful, creative and limitless. To see more of his work, go to his website: Presteau.com
SXSW = good times and good music. If you aren’t from around ‘these parts’ you might not have heard of it, but chances are, you have. It’s a weekend in Austin Texas that is CRAMMED full of music, all kinds, known and unknowns. It’s a chance for 1000′s of bands to hear and be heard and hopefully, get signed. No matter your music likes, you’ll find something you love.
I was able to meet and interview Jakari Sherman… a man who takes his passion for dance to a whole new level… here’s a little bit of his bio:
JAKARI SHERMAN (Artistic Director) is an intense performer, percussionist and choreographer, whose stepping experience extends over 15 years. Jakari has served as the Artistic Director of Step Afrika! since 2007 and brought new life to the folkloric tradition of stepping both locally and across the globe. He has coached and choreographed for numerous community organizations, and directed the NBA’s first step team. Jakari is Founder and Director of the non-profit stepping education initiative, Ordered Steps, based in Houston, Texas.
Hope you enjoy it! This video was shot, produced and edited by me for KIAH 39 News/NEWSFIX Houston TX
This is Brian Alexander, he’s a 3rd generation shoe cobbler living in Houston, Texas and has a passion for what he does. I just thought he was a cool dude.
These stories were shot/edited by me for KIAH Houston TX.