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B allard Designs moves into River Oaks Shopping Center on West Gray with an expected March opening. What began as a catalog brand in 1983 has grown to include 16 retail stores — this is the first in Houston. Known for its upholstered furniture, decorative staples such as mirrors and lampshades, as well as its collaborations with Bunny Williams, Miles Redd, and Suzanne Kasler, the retail stores also carry items not available in the catalog or on the website … CB2, the modern sister store to Crate & Barrel, also makes its Houston debut, slated for an early 2021 opening in Rice Village, carrying furniture and accessories … Much-loved Skelton + Culver antiques shop moves from its Bissonnet location to 9200 Hempstead Road, Suite 140, and reopens the first week of January. Skelton + Culver, owned by Sharon Skelton and Nelta Culver, is known for fine antiques, folk art, architectural pieces, lighting, and modern and antique art, with a new container from Europe arriving in time for the store opening. A rtist Daniel Anguilu i s o n e v e r y o n e 's l i s t o f H o u s t o n 's best muralists. The Station Museum- and Lawndale-exhibited talent is known as the creator of our town's most captivating street art: al fresco aerosol paintings that resemble stained glass. Fittingly, Anguilu has just completed a commission that graces a house of worship turned artist studios. The project, Arowyn Studios on Sherman Street, transforms a 1948 Lutheran church and its attached school building — last home to the Comunidad de DESIGN BUZZ A t Jonathan Hopson Gallery — an art space tucked into a Montrose bungalow that fosters a serious dialogue about contemporary art — Erin M. Riley is at the forefront of a fresh generation of talents who create at the intersection of art and craft. Riley's medium is one most identified with the past: the medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque tradition of tapestry. Gallery- goers may be reminded of grand examples peppered through art history: the Unicorn tapestry at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, dating from the late Middle Ages, the magnificent output of the Gobelins factory in France; and touching down at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in 2015, a 20-piece tapestry cycle by Peter Paul Rubens. DYSTOPIAN TAPESTRIES STAINED GLASS FOR THE STREETS Riley, however, subverts these high- decorative-art notions via scale (60 by 100 inches at the largest) and her extreme subject matter: car wrecks, highway memorials to disaster, syringe- and condom-littered groundscapes starring the poisonous lady slipper flower, and a menacing chain-link fence with a padlock, the tapestry bearing the potent snippet of text "I am scared to death." An MFA grad of the Tyler School of Art, this Brooklyn artist boasts an impressive resume, including prestigious residencies, international exhibitions, and inclusion in Art Basel Miami Beach. Through February 28, Catherine D. Anspon COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JONATHAN HOPSON GALLERY SHUNELETT MYINTTHU Erin M. Riley's Scared, 2019, at Jonathan Hopson Gallery Erin M. Riley's Highway Memorial 9, 2019, at Jonathan Hopson Gallery Daniel Anguilu's Atlachinolli, 2020, at Arowyn Studios on Sherman Street, East End Gracia congregation, now relocated — into an artist-and-community incubator with studios, plans for pop-up dinners, exhibitions, and programming in the chapel sanctuary. Anguilu's Atlachinolli mural (titled after an Aztec word that speaks to the transformation of water and fire) demarcates the handsome stone façade of the new arts complex. Watch for more about developers Alexander Ron and Daniel Ron, the 20-something brothers who made this happen, in our March art issue. Mural viewing 24/7 at 6601 Sherman St. Catherine D. Anspon 52

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