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PaperCity Houston April 2023

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striving for a little bit beyond what is the conventional." Since Hughes and Smalling have a three-year old daughter, Basket also offers a children's section, stocked with unique and enchanting volumes. The art program reveals itself in the first-floor bookstore space, through small and affordable works on display. "Kathleen McShane makes Daily News Anxiety Drawings," Smalling says. "Ben Peterson is represented by small colorful sculptures made of recycled material, cereal boxes and the like. Jessica Ninci makes distinctive ceramic works often accompanied by small decorative flourishes, a hand-painted strawberry, a small flower, floral motifs. Sarah Welch is the creator of Mystic Multiples; her work features scenes illustrated from life, often Houston-centric; and there are works from Roni Shneior, Brandon Araujo, and Mark Flood's prints." Upstairs is given over to the gallery, where "One Fine Day" pairs the work of Houston-based Dana Frankfort and NYC artist Glenn Goldberg (through April 15). At least one Saturday in April, you'll find Houston performance artist Nancy Douthey doing Table Top Tarot readings. The bookshop's logo was inspired by a painting by Picabia, reinterpreted into a line drawing of a poodle reading a book. The name "Basket" comes from Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas' standard poodle, Basket. "Paris is a place that's very close to both of our hearts," Hughes says. "And since Basket lived at the intersection of the art and literary world in Paris in the '20s and '30s, we're channeling that same kind of wow." Basket Books & Art, 115 Hyde Park Blvd., Catherine D. Anspon 14 P aperCity is now accepting entries for the 2023 H o u s t o n P a p e r C i t y Design Awards, which recognizes outstanding interior design; interior architecture; retail, restaurant, and gallery design; landscape design; historical preservation; and furniture, product, and textile design, along with other categories. The PaperCity Design Awards is open to all Houston-area interior designers, architects, landscape designers, and product, furniture, and textile designers, regardless of professional affiliation. All are encouraged to enter projects across 20 categories. The awards ceremony is Sunday, April 30, at The Post Oak Hotel ballroom, where the winning entries will be announced, kicking off Texas Design Week Houston, May 1 – 5, 2023. Winning entries will be published in the October 2023 PaperCity Decoration + Art issue, 50,000 issues, and online at papercitymag. com, with 5.4 million monthly page views. Panel of judges to be announced. Explore Houston PaperCity Design Awards categories and submit your entries at Entry period closes Monday, April 10, at midnight. For information, contact Madi Hurley, OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. JACK THOMPSON (Continued from page 14) Volumes at Basket Books & Art 16

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