We are excited about the newest addition to the courtyard here at the Live Oak Art Center. The Courtyard Wine Bar opened in March 2017 and offers an extensive selection of wine and beer along with some exciting food and music! Courtyard Wine Bar is open Thursdays, 5pm-8pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5pm-10pm.
Our annual Member's Exhibit. Feature the artwork of both local and regional Texas artists. Opening reception TBA.
The Live Oak Art Center will be exhibiting the works of Moe Naraghi September 22 through October 13.
Opening Reception September 22, 6pm-8pm
Moe Naraghi is a Houston based architect who travels extensively and documents his travels with quick sketches, watercolor and acrylic paintings, and native plant arrangements. Born in Iran in 1936, Naraghi studied architecture in England from 1956 until 1965. After moving back to Iran, he fled the county during the Islamic Revolution in 1979 and moved to Nice, France where he frequented areas that Van Gogh had lived and worked for much of this later life, inspiring Naraghi and his artwork. In 1984 Moe moved to Houston, Texas and set up his architecture practice. In addition to living in Houston, he has a ranch in Columbus, Texas that he frequents on the weekends.
Naraghi’s work is unique in that he documents his travels by creating artworks rather than the iPhone photos that most of us rely on to capture our memories with. His artwork can be as simple as a sketch in pen on a restaurant napkin, or as complex as a well thought out watercolor painting. In addition to his sketched and paintings, Moe likes to collect native plants and flowers and frame them as memories dedicated to a specific landscape or place. This collection of artwork represents close to 60 years of his life.
An opening reception will be held on September 22nd from 6pm-8pm at the Live Oak Art Center. Naraghi will be present and will give an art talk starting at 6:45pm. He will talk about his travels, and his unique way of capturing memories with his artwork. Exhibition will be on display through October 13.
Come by and do some Christmas Shopping as we will be open from 5pm-9pm with multiple vendors selling art and handmade crafts.
Join us for our annual fundraiser, for food, drink silent and live auctions and more. Click on our Brunson Night link for more information and to purchase tickets.
Houston Architect Moe Navaghi will present his drawings and paintings of his travels, and discuss his travels and life after fleeing Iran during the Iranian Revolution
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