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New Exhibit at Green House Gallery: "Home for the Holidays"

The Green House Gallery’s “Home for the Holidays” show features the work of Lois Morton. New, highly original art exalts holiday beauty in the private-life setting. In an age of mass-produced holiday decor, the gallery’s personal touch stands out.

Houston, TX, December 09, 2009 --( On Saturday, December 12, the Green House Gallery will open its “Home for the Holidays” group show, highlighting the work of Lois Morton.

The current show celebrates the comforts of home with a new collection of hand-made, highly original work to heighten the beauty of the holidays in the private-life setting. In an age of mass-produced holiday decor, the personal touch at the Green House Gallery stands out.

Lois Morton's newest work offers a vibrant array of pieces made with an inspiring blend of media (as showcased on the TV show "Going Green"). Her techniques include impressions from all sorts of household objects -- from tennis shoes to celery stalks -- and combine themes from Texas and the western US with classical Greek myths.

Kristy Allmon’s photography includes an otherworldly series of images of angels, evoking a range of emotions, from tenderness and mercy, to grief. Her subjects also include haunting images of castles and chateaux, as well as local scenes, including Texan flora and fauna.

Monique Weston’s seasonal collection of hand-crafted jewelry presents an original blend of traditional designs, made with ultra-modern materials. The latest addition to the collection is a range of angel brooches, all made from recycled materials. She continues to craft her signature Afghan-style wedding jewelry using vintage door-hinges; Victorian mourning necklaces incorporating chainsaw blades; and sinuous abstract earrings made from guitar strings, among many other designs. She also designs custom pieces to coordinate with holiday ensembles, notably weddings.

Ray Gonzalez has developed a seasonal set of feather-light mobiles using antique German Christmas ornaments found in an attic. He has also composed a number of mobiles that gracefully balance religious symbols from around the world.

Miquel Correl’s ceramics answer the holiday-season demand for servingware, in a unique fashion. Her platters, splashed with gorgeous glazes in a wide range of colors, are designed with a dramatic flair, yet with a comfortable scale and practicality.

The show will also include new paintings, drawings, jewelry, photography, sculpture and collages by Mina Agah and Marie-Voangy Ramariavelo Grenier.

The Green House Gallery fosters an unpretentious atmosphere, including prices that make art accessible to all, from first-time buyers to longtime collectors. Artists greet visitors and offer demonstrations, in a stately house that opens onto a bough-canopied verandah. The artists encourage questions about their materials and creative processes. As a running theme in every exhibit, the gallery continues to promote and exemplify re-purposed and recycled materials in artwork.

The gallery is open from noon-6 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, and by appointment. A reception is held monthly. For more information, please visit www.

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