Final Weekend “Buffalo Bayou: River of Life”

Last Chance to Buy Buffalo Bayou Art, Support Save Buffalo Bayou and Friends of Don Greene

Flatland Gallery and Café Brasil, Westheimer and Dunlavy, Houston

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27 and 28, noon to 6 p.m.

Nov. 26, 2021

We’ve had great turnout for the fabulous show of art and photographs old and new curated by Geoff Winningham. But we still have amazing prints to sell. So come and buy this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, and help support Save Buffalo Bayou and Friends of Don Greene.

All the work in the show focuses on Buffalo Bayou, from maps and postcards promoting the health benefits of 1836 Houston to recent photographs documenting flora and fauna.

Here is a link to the catalogue. Besides Winningham and 19th century photographers, the show also includes photography by Jim Olive and George O. Jackson, as well as artwork by Janice Freeman.

Gabriela Rodríguez (3rd Grade, Treasure Forest Elementary School), “Legend of the White Buffalo,” 2016. Signed, archival pigment print from an original monoprint.

Don’t forget to check out the lovely large-format photos and artwork on display in the café itself, 2604 Dunlavy. The bulk of the show is hung in the gallery, located next door at 1709 Westheimer, accessible through the café or through the gate on Westheimer.

“Baptism in Buffalo Bayou,” ca 1900-1914. Baptism on the South Bank of Buffalo Bayou, opposite Glenwood Cemetery. Anonymous photographer.

Interviews with Geoff Winningham

Winningham has been teaching at Rice University since 1969. He holds the Lynette S. Autrey Chair in the Humanities and is the author of numerous photography books, including Along Forgotten River, an exploration of Buffalo Bayou from the ship channel to its source in the Katy Prairie.

Winningham continues to run the Pozos Art Project, teaching photography and art to children in Mineral de Pozos, Mexico, and in Houston. His work with children resulted in the 2017 publication, In the Eyes of Our Children: Houston, An American City. Artwork and photographs by the children who participated are for sale in the show. Anyone who purchases a print receives a free copy of the book.

View of the installation, “Buffalo Bayou, River of Life,” in Flatland Gallery, 1709 Westheimer, Houston

Here are links to recent interviews with Winningham about the creation of the show:

Interview with Niven Saleh, “Geoff Winningham’s Buffalo Bayou,” for her excellent podcast series, Houston and Nature.

Interview with Lisa Gray for her new program, City Cast Houston.

Here is a transcript of Winningham’s discussion with Gray.

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