Carving out his niche

“I love creating pieces for a gallery, but I also like the idea of art as a performance or show. And they produce these interesting artifacts like shields and masks that are still around when the show is over.”

Woodcut artist Dennis McNett, about recently moving to Houston from Brooklyn. McNett will speak about his current show, “In Sailing the Sea of Sutr to the Wolfbat Sanctuary,” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 2625 Colquitt; 713-591-4997.