The Friends of the Texas Room launched a new YouTube channel this week. Kicking off the launch are clips from the PBS documentary “In Search of Houston’s History”. Watch it here:
Preservation Houston honors Texas Foundation for the Arts with a Good Brick award for the documentary “The 1910 Harris County Courthouse.”
Executive Producers: Kim Lykins and James Bailey
Director of Photography & Editor: Mark Susman
Preservation Houston promotes the preservation and appreciation of Houston’s architectural and cultural historic resources through education, advocacy and committed action, thereby creating economic value and developing a stronger sense of community. For information: http://www.preservationhouston.org
With clock towers, turrets, domes and stained glass, Texas county courthouses are some of the most spectacular displays of Victorian architecture found anywhere in the United States. With most of them being built between 1881 and 1990, many were the first permanent structures in some counties in the Lone Star state, and remain lasting symbols of the regional rivalries that helped shape Texas.
Visit these beautiful buildings and hear the stories behind them in Texas Courthouses: The Golden Age, a three-part documentary that previously aired on public television. See the Goliad County Courthouse and its hanging tree, the courthouse in Shelby County modeled after Irish castles and the Parker County Courthouse underneath which a secret tunnel was discovered during restoration. Visit some of the states most monumental courthouses in Tarrant and Bell counties, as well as the distinct yellow courthouse in Harrison County. With more historic courthouses than any other state in the country, this is a unique and architecturally stunning tour of Texas! Click here to order.
The 33rd Annual Telly Awards named Texas Foundation for the Arts a bronze winner in the documentary film category for its program titled Galveston Island. Executive Producers James Bailey and Kim Lykins. Post Production by Fast Cut Films.
This is the second national award for the 60-minute documentary program, which has also been honored with a Gold AVA Award. Galveston Island premiered on HoustonPBS and has subsequently been broadcast on PBS stations throughout Texas. Production began just weeks before Hurricane Ike devastated the island. In the aftermath of the storm, the filmmakers captured the resiliency of the islanders during their struggle to rebuild, a scenario that mirrored the determination of the island residents after the devastating storm that struck the island in 1900. The Telly Awards, founded in 1979, is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. More than 11,000 entries were submitted from all 50 states and five continents in this year’s Telly competition. “The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, executive director of the Telly Awards. “Texas Foundation for the Arts’ accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill and dedication to their craft, and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”
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The Art of Architecture documentary program takes you on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture of Houston’s stunning skyline and surrounding neighborhoods. The second in Texas Foundation for the Arts’ award-winning Houston Arts Television series, the program premiered on HoustonPBS on Monday, April 23, 2012. Executive producers James Bailey and Kim Lykins; Director of Photography, Mark Susman; Editing by Mark Susman; Post Production at FastCutFilms. Please check with HoustonPBS.org for rebroadcast dates and check back with Fast Cut Films or with Texas Foundation for the Arts, texarts.org for DVD availability.