Go East, Young Man

Oolong Art

Catherine D. Anspon
May 06, 2013

Our latest discovery is the charming micro space Oolong Art, a gallery devoted to all things Asian — especially the grand traditions of Chinese watercolor painting, jade carving and jewelry, plus the delicate celadon porcelain needed to enact the tea ceremony. Oolong is owned by Wendy and Vincent Wan; she designed the handsome, compact 600-square-foot interior, and he’s a descendent of the Wan family, celebrated archaeologists in the Jiangxi Province of China who discovered a cache of Tang dynasty kilns. This scholarly pair brings a welcome dose of the East to River Oaks Shopping Center, with price points ranging from immensely gift-able lotus-shaped censers for around $30 to important paintings on silk, soaring to $38,000. River Oaks Shopping Center, 2005-F West Gray St., 713.526.2100; oolongart.com.