Yellow House is a far cry from the pristine white spaces with carefully configured exhibitions that local gallerygoers are used to. It's a big mess, but it's more approachable and less intimidating than more well-known Dallas or Fort Worth galleries, and so is its owner. She's chosen to be serious about art in her own way, and her unique venue welcomes browsers, collectors, and people walking the streets of the cultural district. She showcases artists of all levels--untried wannabes, her own painting and drawing students, and established professionals alike--and she sells work at very reasonable prices. There's absolutely no telling what you'll find here. Appearances can be deceiving.
Yellow House has been closed for a couple of months while Harper added a new classroom, where a new slate of art classes for every level of student begins in February. On view during the upcoming reopening are paintings and photographs by artists from Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Maryland, and Harper's highlighted artist for the event is George Greeves, a British photographer who is showing images of the fishing fleet based in his native Hastings, England. If it's too tidy, which we doubt, ask Harper to mess it up again real soon. Tell her you appreciate what she's trying to do for local art lovers.