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Custom Carbonites from Photo

PaulPapeCarboniteStore_GGOK, this is too funny – send Paul Pape a photo and he will make a custom figure encased in carbonite!  I’m sure you know someone you want to honor or just freeze in the stuff.

Who is Paul Pape?

Paul is a hobbyist in Nebraska who’s built a career designing furniture, stop-motion animation figures. He has even made a set  for an Alicia Keys’ tour! One is only $50 and is a 2” X 5” brick with the custom image.  So start taking photos and Paul will make it happen.  Go Paul! The website is


Frank Beard (ZZ Top)
with Han Solo in Carbonite
at Sound Works, Houston




October 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm Leave a comment

Houston Creative Summit is Friday October 23!

71_t is your last reminder to save $25 when registering for The Houston Summit for the Creative Economy, lifting off this Friday at Rice University’ McNair Hall.

An elegant vase by Houston artist Terry Hagiwara has been donated by the Goldesberry Gallery to be our door prize. You must be present to win!

Walk-up registrations will be $125, but if you act visit right now, you can still register for $100 with the code word ‘collaborate.’

— Connect to Houston’s most vital community of fire-starters
— Boost creativity and innovation in Houston
— Learn how to turn ideas into reality
— Build relationships with supporters and advisors
— Join teams revolutionizing Houston.

Register now at or call (281) 433-2302.

Spread the secret code "collaborate" by email, word of mouth, social media. please forward this email to everyone you think needs to be there. follow us on twitter @houstonsummit and tag your tweets with #HSCE. Look for us on Facebook and Linkedin, too.


Creative Summit Schedule

Friday, October 22, 2010


Check-in, networking



Welcome, orientation


George Worthington


Opening panel

How creativity drives Houston’s economy

Jonathon Glus, CEO of Houston Arts Alliance

Peter Bishop, futurist and UH Professor


Move to strategy labs



Strategy Labs

Urban Regeneration

Andrew Burleson of
Russell Hruska, AIA of Intexure Architects


Arts-based learning

Donna Howell of Third Coast Theater, artist Lillian Warren and representative from corporate training at Weatherford


Incubators & hives

Matthew Wettergreen of Caroline Collective, and 
Marc Nathan of Chai One, formerly with Houston Technology Center


Local assets

Brian Rod and Cody Ledvina of The Joanna, plus more names to be announced


Recap of learning



Culinary arts panel

Creating Cuisine

Teresa Byrne-Dodge of My Table and 
Monica Pope of t’afia




Buffet by Grant Gordon of Tony’s and Michael Cordua’s restaurants, Monica Pope. …


Move to strategy labs



Strategy Labs


Mauro Ferrari, The Alliance for Nanomedicine


Medical innovation 

Pumps & Pipes Conference founder Alan Lumsden, head of cardiovascular surgery at Methodist


Creativity, technology and community

J.R. Cohen of, Alfred Cervantes of Houston Film Commission


Digital, design & film

Tim McLaughlin, Texas A&M Visualization Department
Jerry Alexander of Acumen Design


Recap of learning



Closing panel

Marketing the Creative City

Ward Pennebaker, agency founder and chief marketing officer for Houston Grand Opera, Steve Latham of Spur Interactive agency and Dwight Cook of Soundworks and OnlyInHouston


The Symphony of Ideas


Conducted by Durwin Sharp of The School for Innovators

October 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm Leave a comment

Free Food Friday – October 8th @ SoundWorks


SoundWorks has fun ways of supporting the creative community with Free Food Friday* networking lunches.  Menus for past events have included everything from good ole’ fashioned homemade hamburgers to Mexican, Spanish and Portuguese-inspired dishes prepared by local chefs.  FFF is free lunch fun with Houston creative people.  Dwight Cook of SoundWorks says, “It’s very cool to see graphic designers, writers and filmmakers make personal and business connections. It’s about making the Houston community smaller by getting to know each other.”

The next FFF event on October 8th will feature a Jamaican-themed menu and guests get to suggest their favorite Caribbean tune for download.  Pirate punch for everyone!  

* FFF translates: free lunch, invitation only, creative community enjoying creative cuisine. We believe in building this Houston network of  professionals through the art of conversation, a shared perspective, a plate at a time.  FFF is by invitation only, so if you want to attend you might have to twist an arm at SoundWorks.


September 1, 2010 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

Sunshine for the coast!

 beachs It’s been a one-two punch hitting Gulf Coast tourism and jobs! I rode my motorcycle down to Surfside and along the coast to Galveston August 1st and things look great.  I saw no sign of the oil spill. I know other areas have been hit harder than Texas.  This giant BP oil spill wreaks havoc on the Gulf of Mexico coastline from Louisiana to Mississippi and toward Florida. As early as today, BP may be able to seal the leak for good!


KTRH-740 and KPRC-950 Houston, TX Talk host Michael Berry’s latest agenda is to promote tourism and drilling and to put a face to the people harmed most by the [oil drilling] moratorium. Michael broadcasts live from an offshore oil drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico from Monday through Wednesday, August 4, 2010. Historically speaking, Berry is the first Talk host to ever broadcast his radio show live from an offshore oil rig. Michael is fresh off his recent God Bless Arizona tour where he and his listeners caravan across the State of Arizona. They spend money and support local AZ businesses. Berry says that he wants to do something to show Texans’ support for their neighbors to the east.


August 3, 2010 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

TAX BREAK Houston’s Creative Bailout!


facebook[1]TAX BREAK Houston’s
Creative Bailout!


Comedy – Music – Live Art – Networking 
Add this to your calendar NOW!

 RSVP on facebook 

After bobbing and weaving together last year, this year’s creative mixer is
all about getting a little relief from work and taxes. Join Houston’s leading
professional creative organizations as we socialize and enjoy another
tax season passing us by …

Event Name:     Tax Break! Houston’s Creative Bailout
                Thursday, April 15, 2010
               5:30p – 10p
Admission:      Free, Cash Bar
Food:               Hors de’ oeuvres
Activities/Programming: Comedy, Tax Relief, Creative Interaction


Sponsoring organizations:

American Advertising Federation Houston (AAFH)
Natalie Gonzalez, President

American Institute of Graphic Arts Houston (AIGA)
Robin Parrish, Programming

Art Director’s Club of Houston (ADCH)
Alex Barber, President

Only in Houston (OiH)
Dwight Cook, Chairman

University of Houston Graphics Alumni Partnership (UHGAP)
Daniel Bosse, President

March 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm Leave a comment

OiH 2010 Award Winner

The 2010 Only In Houston award was given to Dan Workman of Sugarhill Studios Saturday February 13, 2010. The OiH Award is given to honor people who have contributed to the Houston creative community and has set a new standard of excellence.

Dan has been very supportive of the Houston music industry for as long as I can remember, and I’ve known him since the 80’s.  In addition to the OiH award, Lou Congelio presented him with a proclamation from the mayor of Houston naming Saturday “Dan Workman Day.”  Dan will also be joining OiH as a new board member! 

Thank you Dan, for your support of the Houston Creative community and Only in Houston.


February 15, 2010 at 8:55 pm Leave a comment


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