Urban Arts2021-07-15T22:01:04+00:00

Urban Arts

ELEVATING OUR SPACE, THROUGH LOCAL TALENT

Urban Arts

ELEVATING OUR SPACE
THROUGH LOCAL TALENT

Urban Eats is more than feast + drink, we are love.

And our love of art is as strong as our love of food. Join us as we feature new talent every three months, we’ll host each artist’s opening night when we introduce them and their masterpieces to our space and community.

Current artist: Loida Wexler

July 16, 2021 – October 3, 2021

Artist statement

Loida Wexler began her professional life in corporate America in international business which makes full use of her Master’s degree in International Business from St. Thomas University. This was not, however, the fulfillment of a lifelong dream of being an artist. Upon early retirement, she was able to fully pursue the calling – to be a professional painter and to “create”.

Having done so, she has participated in many art shows in the past and continues to improve her skills in different ways. Latest is to tackle big murals. She was asked to create 4 murals at a Houston local restaurant – Eighteen36 Bar and Restaurant on 2221 West Alabama, Houston, TX 77098 – where her work was featured in Paper City, as well as other publications.

She was formerly a part of the Art Machine Gallery at the Silos at Sawyer Yards (one of the biggest artists compounds in the U.S.) and has previously held her own studio at Summer Street Studios. She also has representation by From the Heart Gallery and Affaire d’Art Gallery, both in Galveston Texas.

Loida also has a thriving antiques business in the Heights at AG Antiques – 313 West 19th street, Houston, TX 77008 – where she has a permanent art wall exhibiting the latest works, among her antiques offerings. As a promotional effort, she is also providing the window art for the storefront which changes during the different seasons.

She lives by the law of kindness and participates in many local charities whenever possible. These include Straight out of Texas rescue group, BARC, feeding the homeless, stopping human trafficking, donations to women’s shelters, as well as other charitable organizations around Houston.

She believes everyone has the right to a happy existence – “live and let live” and supports our gay community, as well as BLM and other social causes.

Her art continues to grow and expand. She has taken art classes focusing on photo realism and portraits. She has completed over 130 pet portraits and is considered to be one of the best pet portraits artists around.

Her art is well-rounded. Some of her works include abstracts, landscapes, animals, florals, fantasy art, cityscapes, as well as portraits. One funny question she’s received upon entering her studio, “is this ONE person’s work?”

Join us for Loida’s champagne toast reception from 3-5 p.m. on September 18 to meet the artist and learn about her work. For inquires on commission work or questions, email loida.wexler@gmail.com.

Connect with Loida online:

Website: www.loidawexlerart.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/loidastreasures