Artist Lecture

Photographing the Fifth with Sebastien Boncy

an artist talk and photographic walk

Please join us for Photographing the Fifth with Sebastien Boncy, an artist talk and photographic walk. 

Boncy will share about his current exhibition on view at Mystic Lyon, discuss his art process and lead the group in a walk around the neighborhood to take photographs. Guests are invited to bring their cameras or be prepared to use their cell phone cameras. 

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Sebastien Boncy was born and raised in Haiti, and now lives and works in Texas. He received his BFA from the University of Houston, and his MFA from the University of North Texas. Recently, his work has been exhibited at The Oak Cliff cultural center, published in Sugar and Rice magazine, and part of the multi-media presentation Houston No Limits at the Co-Cathedral of The Sacred Heart. His writing currently appears in Not That But This.

ABOUT MYSTIC LYON:
Specializing in art and Recreational Aesthetics, Mystic Lyon is located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street in Houston's historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. In addition to public art installations, Mystic Lyon offers weekly organic food deliveries, house concerts, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club and Root Lock Sessions. 

GENERAL INFO:
5017 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198 
Event Date/Time: Saturday, July 7, 5-8pm
https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx/

When:
Jul 7, 2018
GENERAL INFO:5017 Lyons Ave.Houston, TX 77020mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com713-582-1198 Event Date/Time: Saturday, July 7, 5-8pmhttps://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx/
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
5-7pm / FREE
Location:
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RESIDENT ARTIST TALKS

Join HCCC for Resident Artist Talks with current residents

Join HCCC for Resident Artist Talks with current residents, Corey Ackelmire, Ean Escoto, Daniel Garver, and Hiromi Iyoda. Discover the artistic process of working craft artists at this afternoon event. Learn about the artists’ works of art, influences, processes, and materials. After the talks, explore the artists’ studios, where visitors are encouraged to ask questions.

When:
Aug 11, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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The Billboard Campaign


The Billboard Campaign
In Partnership with HCP for FotoFest Houston 2018
*The billboard is located on the PRH site in the green space on Emancipation Avenue, north of The Doshi House

Viewing Period
March 10 - April 22, 2018

Opening + Conversation with Regina Agu
March 10, 11-1pm

For Freedoms is an artist-run initiative, founded in 2015 by artists Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas to mobilize the arts infrastructure of the United States toward broader civic participation using the tools of political campaigns, activism, and advertising. The Billboard Campaign(2016– ) is an ongoing series of artist-produced billboard installations in public spaces and in art spaces. Co-opting the billboard format—a tool of political advertising—these works invite the viewer to engage critically both with the messages they present and with the medium of political advertising itself.

This billboard was produced in conjunction with the For Freedoms-organized town hall discussion The Artifice of Drawn Borders. It includes an image from a series of photographs by Eric Gottesman. This series, Jordan Is Not A Country, explores the manufactured phenomenon of nationalism in the Middle East. In a desert landscape stands a porous fence with holes, bent supports, and gaps, symbolic of the fragile veneer of nationalistic structures anywhere, and recalling concerns about immigration and citizenship here in the United States.

The words at the top of the image—“Where do we go from here?”—might evoke multiple associations: the words of the migrant confronting such divisive structures; the thoughts of many people today, who wonder about the current status of where we are as a nation; and Paul Gauguin’s inscription on his painting Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (1897–98), in the MFA’s collection.

When:
Mar 10, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
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Opening Reception: Margin and Center

Exploring the edges of identities, geographies, disciplines and ideas.

Opening Reception from 5:30-8:00pm
Curator and Artists' Talks at 6:00pm
Exhibition on view: March 9 - April 29, 2018

Houston Center for Photography presents For Freedoms: Margin and Center

Margin and Center brings together several artists from around the world whose work explores the edges of identities, geographies, disciplines and ideas, and identifies—through various modes of seeing—physically, psychologically and culturally constructed separations that determine where we are supposed to go and who we are supposed to be. These divisions take the form of walls, bodies, histories, or, as when writer bell hooks—whose writing inspired the title of this exhibition—grew up in rural Kentucky, the train tracks that divided her town between black and white.

When:
Mar 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
5:30 pm-8:00pm Free and open to the public

“LIGHT CHARMER” INTERACTIVE TOUR

Please join HCCC for a casual and interactive tour.

Please join HCCC for a casual and interactive tour of “Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action” led by HCCC Curator Kathryn Hall with featured artists, James Akers, Michael Flechtner, Kate Hush, Lily Reeves, and others. Visitors will have the special opportunity to ask the artists questions about their work as well as see certain pieces come alive inside the gallery through an interactive experience of light and sound.


When:
Feb 10, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Period. New Paragraph: a storytelling practicum


Period. New Paragraph:
a storytelling practicum

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 | 7pm
Project Row Houses | 2505-2517 Holman Street

Join Round 47 artists Brian Ellison, Marc Furi, Marlon Hall and
Danielle Fanfair as they screen films featured in their installations.
End this year by learning new stories and embody a new story
through inquiry and conversation. Each artist’s story will be
explored as metaphor, inviting participants into their own stories
and ending with a cross-pollinating mixer.

We will end this year with new practices and affirmations through
this artist talk / dream practicum.

When:
Jan 19, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:

Conversation with Lynn Randolph and Jeffrey J. Kripal


Conversation with Lynn Randolph and Jeffrey J. Kripal
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7 PM

Join Lawndale and frequent collaborators, Lynn Randolph and Jeffrey J. Kripal, J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University, in conversation about art, religion, and the spiritual in contemporary society. 

Cocktails will begin at 6 PM, with the conversation beginning at 7 PM 
When:
Dec 13, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Visual Arts Alliance 35th Juried Membership Exhibition Artist Talks

The exhibition was juried by Dr. Cindy Lisica, owner and director of Cindy Lisica Gallery.

On December 2 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. the artists in the 35th Juried Membership Exhibition will talk about their work and answer questions from the audience. The participating artists will be Susan Budge, Angela Corson, Luisa Duarte, Nell Gottlieb, Jimmy Hines, Pat McEnery, Ami Mehta, William Reed, Narinder Sall, A M Schaer, John Slaby, Laura Sprague and Stacy Tracy.

The Location is Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston 77007.


The exhibition was juried by Dr. Cindy Lisica, owner and director of Cindy Lisica Gallery. Over the last 15 years, Cindy Lisica has taken her curatorial research and professional work to cities throughout the world. In addition to championing artists' careers through gallery shows, she has worked in museums including The Warhol and the Menil Collection. She regularly presents at international speaking engagements and conferences. As an Asian-American scholar, she continues to teach Art History courses on East Asia, as well as symposiums and guest lectures at museums.  She is currently part-time faculty at the University of Houston, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the "Art and Architecture of India" and "Modern and Contemporary Asian Art".

According to Dr. Lisica "Out of over 300 remarkable submissions, I was able to focus the final selection to 44 distinct and powerful works. Driven initially by an academic curatorial process, I sought thoughtful "smart" art with clear content and ideas, as well as successful execution. I hope that the resulting exhibition finds a balance, as it includes both simplicity in form (with evidence of a healthy dose of intellectual exertion) and more laborious physical processes (with meaning in the method), all imbedded within the layers and textures." The works on exhibit are in various mediums by the following 29 artists: Daniel Brents, Susan Budge, Angela Corson, Luisa Duarte, Rei Egusquiza, Steve Fisher, Terry Fromm, William Gerrish, Lisa Goodrich, Nell Gottlieb, Leslie M. Guzmán, Jillian Hakala, Jimmy Hines, Martin Holmes, Padaric Kolander, Rona Lesser, Rennie MacKay Quinn, David Mann, Pat McEnery, Ami Mehta, Judith Meyer, Ellen Ray, William Reed, Nariner Sall, A M Schaer, John Slaby, Laura Sprague, Stacy Tracy and Jennifer Traina-Dorge.

Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for serious practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all-volunteer-run, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. In addition to educational and recreational programs, VAA also produces professionally juried art exhibitions providing opportunities for members and non-members to have their work professionally judged and viewed by the general public.  For membership details and more information, visit www.VisualArtsAlliance.org. 

When:
Dec 2, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm
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Visual Arts Alliance presents Houston Studio Glass tour, Thursday, December 7

Private demo of Italian glass blowing by Dick Moiel and Kathy Poeppel

On Thursday, December 7, at 6:30 p.m., Visual Arts Alliance will be given a private demonstration of Italian glass blowing by DIck Moiel and Kathy Poeppel of Houston Studio Glass. Dick and Kathy will explain the art of Italian off hand or free hand blowing as done in Murano, Italy for hundreds of years. Sitting on a gaffer's bench, they will work the glass while hot and demonstrate the process of gathering, blowing and punting the glass. They will finish by putting the piece in the annealing oven or kiln. There the temperature is stabilized and over a period of hours the glass is brought down to room temperature.

 

Dick Moiel and Kathy Poeppel's interest began with collecting. After taking their first glass blowing class in 1994, they built a basic hot shop and began melting glass the following year. The couple blows both decorative and functional objects during climate friendly months (October through April.) They continue to take more classes during the summer months. The retired physician and his PA/RN wife are nationally known in glass blowing circles.

Many of Dick and Kathy's pieces will be on display as well as for sale. Houston Studio Glass is located at 610 Jackson Hill, Houston, 77007.

 

 

Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for serious practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all-volunteer-run, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. In addition to educational and recreational programs, VAA also produces professionally juried art exhibitions providing opportunities for members and non-members to have their work professionally judged and viewed by the general public.  For membership details and more information, visit www.VisualArtsAlliance.org. 

When:
Dec 7, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
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Opening reception for Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017

Join Houston Center for Photography and Steidl for the opening of an experimental exhibition showing the work of the great Robert Frank on newsprint.

Opening Reception from 5:30-8:00pm
Gerhard Steidl Lecture at 6:00pm
On view: December 8, 2017 - January 5, 2018

Join Houston Center for Photography and Steidl for the opening of an experimental exhibition showing the work of the great Robert Frank on newsprint.

Conceived by Robert Frank and Gerhard Steidl, this exhibition shows Frank’s work in photos, books and films in a direct accessible manner. Frank’s images are printed on sheets of newsprint and hung on the walls or from the ceiling. Frank’s films and videos, which are so often overshadowed by his photographic work are shown on small portable “beamers”, projecting them directly onto the walls. Each exhibition is to be disposed of after display, thus circumventing the normal cycle of speculation and consumption in the art market. When the idea for this pop-up show first reached Frank in his small, crooked house in the Canadian village of Mabou, he said: “Cheap, quick, and dirty, that’s how I like it!”


When:
Dec 8, 2017
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Time:
5:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
5:30pm-8:00pm Free and open to the public


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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