Serrano Gallery presents
"My Pie in the Sky Wish"

A solo exhibit featuring the work of Miss Carolyn Bertrand Hodges

Artist Reception

Friday, August 30 2019
5:00-8:00 PM
Serrano Gallery
Silver Street Studios, #317
2000 Edwards Street .
Houston, TX 77007

Map and directions included below.

For more information, and to schedule an appointment, contact the Gallery at 713 510-3439.

Carolyn Bertrand Hodges

Carolyn Bertrand Hodges


Artist Statement

I wish it to be known why I use the medium of ink to create my art. For many long years, I painted with oils. Focusing with intent on subject matter with a realism we are all familiar with and relate to in our personal experience. However, now, the pen is more handy for me than painting.

With a pen, there is a flow. With a pen, there is no clean-up as with paint, and there is certainly no tediousness … indeed there is a timelessness. With the fine point of a pen, multi-affects may be visualized. There can be surprise, discovery, and inventiveness. And, in my art, no monotonous design! Now I approach my art in a different manner than I did in the past. Subject matter, or things which we are all familiar with remain and comes partly from memory.

However, as I draw, in a randomized sort of way, and like in a dream, unforeseen images appear consciously. Dependent on this unconsciousness, as with dreams, or imagination as some people call it, the artist is faced with the unpredictable until an image pops out. That’s it, this is what it means … and after all, much better than I could have thought up, and certainly a lot more fun!

Like in dreams, the images may be a mystery. The whole unconscious is a mystery to most of us. Like the unconscious, we can dream up images with our art. Also, as with meditation, we may transcend beyond the ordinary when we create art … making art as a whole; The great “I am that … I am.”

There is a ceaseless flow of imagery, and with such spirit, things don’t matter, for detail, memory, etc., are part of the whole, and all-embracing.


Silver Street Studios. 2000 Edwards Street. Houston, TX 77007

FROM IH-10: Exit the freeway on Taylor Street, going South. Continue onto Sawyer Street.  Turn left onto Edwards Street.  Turn left again on Silver Street, and enter the complex through the first entrance.  Drive past the first building on your left, and you will enter a parking lot by making a slight right past the second building. Park, and walk up on  to the deck on the North side of the building (a sign over the first door you will encounter reads "Silver Street Studios.") Enter through that door.

Serrano Gallery is in Studio 317.

Rolando Rojas Gallery is in Studio 304.


SERRANO GALLERY specializes in contemporary abstract and figurative art by established and emerging international artists, with a primary focus on Latin American artists. The mission of the gallery is to promote art that nurtures the human soul. The gallery regularly hosts public exhibitions and arts events in its state-of-the-art facility throughout the year, and welcomes visitors by appointment.

FIRST SATURDAY ARTS MARKET is a 15-year-old fine arts event that takes place in the Houston Heights.

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Valentina Atkinson, 713 510-3439.