Saturday, February 25, 2006

Second Annual Children's Day at Rice Gallery!

Children's Day: Fun with Drums!

Saturday, March 4
11 am - 2 pm

Rice Gallery invites families to celebrate spring with an afternoon of art and fun. On view in the gallery will be Conversation, a colorful, percussion installation by Brooklyn artist David Ellis. Children and their families can listen to the artist speak about the installation or tour the gallery on their own with a free Family Guide. On the gallery plaza, decorate a drum, watch drumming performances, and try out different kinds of drums!

Schedule of Events
11:15 am...........Gallery talk with artist David Ellis
11:30 am...........Rice Percussion Ensemble Performance
12:30 pm...........University of Houston Steel Drum Band Performance
1:15 pm.............Gallery talk with artist David Ellis
1:30 pm.............Rice Percussion Ensemble Performance

Drum demonstrations by Houston Percussion Center throughout the event.

Children's Day is free and open to the public.
All activities will take place in Rice Gallery, the foyer, and plaza.

For more information, please visit ricegallery, or call 713.348.6069.

Special thanks to the Rice University Shepherd School of Music Percussion Ensemble and director Richard Brown, the University of Houston Steel Drum Band and director Blake Wilkins, as well as the Houston Percussion Center.

Location, Parking, and Wheelchair Access
Rice Gallery is on the ground floor of Sewall Hall, and is best reached using Campus Entrance 1 located at the intersection of Main Street and Sunset Boulevard. When the entrance road dead-ends turn left into paid visitor parking (credit card only, $3.00 per hour, $9.00 daily maximum) in the Founder’s Court Lot. For other parking options visit Wheelchair access is on the south side of Sewall Hall, the left side of the building.

By METRORail: Hermann Park/Rice University Station.


Japanese Green roof pagodas/cemetary markers.
First saw image of this on: John_h_Drain's flicker site
also check out his picture of housing in Creteil

Monday, February 13, 2006

Valentine greens from Austin

VIA - Modern Contemporary Design ...not crazy booger (spanish translation)

Why settle for red roses when you can go for a more elegant living arrangement designed especially for you? Big Red Sun puts together tillandsias, mosses and exotic feathers in the shape of a heart for a unique and lasting Valentine’s Day gift. SM


p.s. something interesting-after visiting their site... check out my site:
tell me if you experience any deja-vu...especially when you go to the webdeisgn page and click onthe bird. ;oP
i guess great minds think alike.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

American Photovoltaics LP recently formed in Houston

VIA []

American Photovoltaics LP recently formed in Houston, Texas, to do their part in tackling the worldwide shortage of solar PV modules. The company says it will manufacture and market thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules for the growing international PV marketplace. The company is planning to build a thin-film solar module manufacturing facility in the greater Houston area. To accomplish this, the company has secured a contract with Energy Photovoltaics, Inc. (EPV) in Princeton, New Jersey, which will supply all machinery, proprietary production hardware and software, and expertise necessary to construct and operate such a PV module production facility. American Photovoltaics will also enter into a management contract with EPV to provide plant construction oversight, assist in the training of personnel and establish production operations without unnecessary start-up delays.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Global Warming Contributors- TX

U.S. facilities that released more than 100,000 tons of Carbon Dioxide during 2004
This map displays a Galveston facility,South Houston Green Power, LP CSGP Services, that released 2,204,823 Tons of CO2 in 2004.
According to the EPA. . .
CO2, or carbon dioxide, is a product of fossil fuel combustion which is a dominant greenhouse gas believed to contribute to global climate change.

Find more info in theGlobal Warming maps at
Here you will find a listing of well over a hundred different locations in the US that produce large-scale emissions of CO2; each entry reveals the tons of CO2 output in 2004, and links to a Google Map satellite view of the offending site.