Editor Nancy Wozny.
PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER DUGGAN.

The poetry of numbers surfaces this month.

World War I ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. On this Veterans Day, November 11, WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As a proud daughter of a decorated WW II veteran, I will there. Devon Britt-Darby fills us in on this show − some 10 years in the making − while Joseph Wozny highlights the five films that are part of War on Film.

Birthdays abound. Rice University is having centennial celebrations; Da Camera and The Menil Collection turned 25; DiverseWorks and Inprint turned 30; and SWAMP is now 35. Congrats to all who made it to these milestones.

Chris Johnson tells us about 600 guitars and other assorted refurbished instruments that end up in the hands of young musicians through Children’s Music Foundation and Music Doing Good.

Some 40 films will screen this month at the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. Nancy Zastudil spoke with executive director Trish Rigdon and artistic director Richard Herskowitz to get an overview.

After an eight-year stellar career, Houston Ballet Principal Amy Fote says farewell. Choreographer Karen Stokes goes short form, trading the evening length for five short pieces in Vine Leaf Dances. Holiday gems? Houston’s got them, too many to count, so I found four more to add to your calendar.

This month’s Art/Ad Bomb, by Houston artist Anne J. Regan, may be the easiest one yet to confuse with a real ad, so look carefully, and to complete your experience of the piece, pay a visit to the establishment it mentions. You can also visit Regan in cyberspace at annejregan.com.

That’s November − 30 days: fill each with some art.

-Nancy

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