Artist Lecture

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
General Categories: 

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
General Categories: 

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
General Categories: 

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

Inspired by Robert Frank: Publishing the Photobook in the 21st Century

The Museum’s Hirsch Library and the Houston Center for Photography (HCP) jointly present this panel discussion about the current environment in the field of photography and photobooks, as well as perspectives on the future.

Held in the Brown Auditorium Theater at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Moderator: Ashlyn Davis, executive director, Houston Center for Photography | Introduced by Jon Evans, chief librarian and archivist, MFAH

Panel participants:
• Alejandro Cartagena, photographer and editor
• Manfred Heiting, designer, editor, and collector
• Kevin Messina, publisher and editor
• Gerhard Steidl, printer and publisher

The publishing of Robert Frank's landmark photobook, The Americans (1959), inspired generations of photographers to embark upon their own artistic careers. His searing views of postwar America created a new kind of poetry for the medium that was distinctly tied to the form of the photobook, and subsequently inspired generations of photographers to use the photobook in unconventional and impactful ways. Surprisingly, the digital age in which we live has spawned a photobook renaissance, with increased interest in publishing, collecting, and scholarly research in the field.

The Museum’s Hirsch Library and the Houston Center for Photography (HCP) jointly present this panel discussion about the current environment in the field of photography and photobooks, as well as perspectives on the future. This program, which brings together a distinct group of leaders in the field, is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017, on view at HCP from December 8, 2017, through January 5, 2018.

For more than three decades, the MFAH has had a commitment to Frank’s work through its collection of more than 400 of the artist’s photographs, distribution of many of his films, virtually complete holdings of his books, and maquettes for two seminal book works, The Americans and Lines of My Hand.


When:
Dec 9, 2017
Cost:
• $5 Students with ID & members of the MFAH and HCP • $10 Adult nonmembers
Time:
11:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
11:00am - 12:30pm • $5 Students with ID & members of the MFAH and HCP • $10 Adult nonmembers

41st Annual International Watermedia Exhibition

International Watermedia Exhibition, Juror: Iain Stewart, global art, more than $7,000 in prizes

The 41st Annual International Watermedia Exhibition will highlight
the artistic excellence of its global participants in a gallery exhibit
held in Houston's popular Museum District. In March 2018, selected entries will
receive maximum exposure at our juried, month-long exhibit and have an
opportunity to win generous awards from our sponsors. This year highly sought
after Iain Stewart is the honorary Juror and Instructor. Through strong marketing
efforts, public relations and advertising, the 2018 International Watermedia
Exhibition is intended to help provide optimal exposure for outstanding
international artists who excel in water media. 
Winners awarded more
than $7000 in prizes. 


Call for artists: https://www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=4708


Juror: 
Iain Stewart, AWS, NWS
http://iainstew.fineartstudioonline.com

 

Artist
Entry Deadline: 
1/12/18

Event
Dates: 
3/4/18 - 4/5/18

When:
Mar 4, 2018 to Apr 5, 2018
Handicap parking available.  FREE and open to the public. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
FREE, 10am - 3pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
FREE, 10am - 3pm
Thursday Time & Price:
FREE, 10am - 3pm
Friday Time & Price:
FREE, 10am - 3pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE, 10am - 3pm

What Is Intersectionality?

This interdisciplinary panel discussion will provide an introduction to the topics of passing and intersectionality and will approach them through issues of representation, sculpture, and performance, as seen through Gaignard's work.

"Passing has always been a survival strategy, it's not about assimilation or conformity. In my daily life, passing is less of something that I seek out and more of something that's given to me," writes Genevieve Gaignard in the Fall 2017 issue of spot magazine. "There are a lot of assumptions of what Blackness should look like."

Gaignard's photographs point to a structure of identification and social acceptance that is inherently tied to the ways in which we present ourselves in the world through narrow categories outlined by the dominant culture: male, female, black, white, for instance. But, what does it mean to exist at the intersection of multiple identities, and how does an existence at that intersection shape how we navigate the world - and in turn, how the world treats us? This interdisciplinary panel discussion will provide an introduction to the topics of passing and intersectionality and will approach them through issues of representation, sculpture, and performance, as seen through Gaignard's work. In addition to the artist, the other panelists range from diverse academic discourses and include Dr. Jennifer Bratter, Director of Program for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Culture (PSERC), Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Sociology at Rice University, Dr. Sheila Katz, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston, and Dr. Natilee Harren, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Houston.

The panel will be moderated by Ashlyn Davis, Executive Director.

When:
Oct 18, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
October 18th, 6pm - Free and open to the public

Archway Gallery presents Embraced by the Void Mexican Painter, Cecilia Villanueva, Interprets Vacuum in Architecture

Embraced by the Void Mexican Painter, Cecilia Villanueva, Interprets Vacuum in Architecture

Archway Gallery

2305
Dunlavy, Houston, Texas 77006 (713) 522-2409

www.archwaygallery.com                                                                     

Archway Gallery presents Embraced by the Void Mexican
Painter, Cecilia Villanueva, Interprets Vacuum in Architecture

 

 

 

Exhibition                   October
7 – November 2, 2017

 

Opening Reception

DATE:                          Saturday,
October 7, 2017

TIME:                           5
– 8 p.m., Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION:                  Archway
Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy,

Houston, Texas 77006

 

Complimentary Valet
Parking

& Light Refreshments

 

 

 

Houston, Texas Cecilia Villanueva 's
exhibition, Embraced
by the Void
, will be on view October 7 – November 2, 2017. The
artist will be available to visit with guests during the opening reception on

Saturday, October 7,
2017, from 5 – 8 p.m. with an Artist’s Talk at 6:30 p.m.

 

Cecilia
Villanueva reflects upon open spaces using few lines and very few architectural
structures, creating compositions which verge on the void. Through her artwork,
she creates a path to dark yet necessary spaces; a vacuum
in a world without limits.

 

For
the past 15 years, the artist has created paintings inspired by and depicting
architecture from the past and present. On her city walks she noticed that
architecture today is no longer about solid buildings; instead, it is more
about voids and a sense of vacancy. After several years of observing these
immaterial spaces in architecture, she decided to make an imaginary journey
into the insubstantial void.

 

Indeed,
to be embraced by the void, Villanueva immersed herself into an architectonical
space she found, almost by accident, in cities around the world; her paintings
are of a place called vertigo which is a path to a dark yet necessary space…
the vacuum. Villanueva says, “I felt vertigo… and fear. I was seriously
experimenting with my mind, and the leap into the void required courage.”

 

Although
this solo show is about architecture, her inspiration more specifically comes
from the French philosopher Edgar Morin and his work on “complex thought” which
has resulted in the artist’s attempt to immerse herself more deeply and
adequately into understanding the complexity of our present life. In these
paintings, you will see few lines and minimal architectural structures on the
verge of the void. She tempts us with a voyage to the unknown and makes us feel
the need to jump into her dark indigo palette; this is not an attempt to escape
life but to go deep into ourselves depleted of paradigms, media, and politics in
search of answers to the complex questions presented by the 21st
century.

 

This
most recent body of work by Cecilia Villanueva includes paintings which appear
clean, cool, and almost clinical. They are mostly aerial views from what is
seen when traveling by airplane, or views from Google Earth. These paintings
are tactile, rendered in oils and mineral ink. We are reminded that one can
only dare to follow the challenge from the New York-based writer Mila Jaroniec,
“Do not merely fall, but place yourself inside the void where one can only go
with the removal of any external influences.” Literally, come and jump.

Media Contact

Debra Ford

debra@fordandcompany.com

(281) 415-0673

                                                                                                                                                                High
Resolution Images Available

 

ABOUT
ARCHWAY GALLERY  Artist owned and operated since 1976. Archway Gallery, one of Houstons
and the nation
s
oldest artist-owned and operated galleries, is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is
open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.  Since 1976, Archway Gallery has been
exhibiting the work of the area
s finest artists,
providing a great selection of affordable, high quality art including
sculpture, pottery and painting in a variety of media and styles. One of the
more than 30 member artists is always on site, providing visitors a unique
experience to meet the artists who created the work, offering a personal
insight into the process. Each month features a special exhibition highlighting
member artist(s). The public is invited to the monthly opening receptions that
celebrate the new installations and work, usually held the first Saturday of
each month from 5 – 8 p.m.  In addition
to monthly exhibitions, Archway also hosts a variety of demonstrations and
monthly readings for local writers and authors, as well as a “Tea and Tour”
program, providing visitors with a free artist-led tour of the current
exhibition, followed by tea and refreshments. 
With 30 artist-members, Archway Gallery is THE destination in the
Houston area for affordable art directly from the artist. For more information,
visit
ArchwayGallery.com or call
713.522.2409. Like Archway Gallery on
Facebook.

When:
Oct 7, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:

Celebrating Houston’s Founding Modernists: Featuring David Adickes, Henri Gadbois & Leila McConnell


To
inaugurate it’s 12th Year Anniversary Season, William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine
Art is pleased to present,
Celebrating Houston’s
Founding Modernists: Featuring David Adickes, Henri Gadbois & Leila
McConnell
, consisting of three solo
exhibitions and a display of assorted works by their mid-century peers.  
As the gallery’s season opener, this exhibition
offers viewers a delightful segue into yet another highly-anticipated season of
art from the Lone Star state.

In 2013, Houston’s mayor issued a proclamation recognizing
the importance of Houston’s Founding Artists and the impact of their
contributions to the city’s vital and ever-growing visual arts scene.  
The following year in 2014, works by these earlier Houston
painters decorated the walls of City Hall in what was an unprecedented
exhibition.  This exhibit acknowledged
the Bayou City’s rich arts legacy and recognized local artists who have made
life-time contributions to the growth of the Houston arts scene. 

The Reaves | Foltz mission is dedicated to the
continued promotion and exhibition of the artists who advanced the visual arts
of Texas, and particularly the arts of our own city.  Beginning in 2017, Reaves | Foltz plans to
launch this and future exhibition seasons every August with programming dedicated
specifically to honor Houston’s Founding Modernist Artists. With the official
“birth date” for the City of Houston being August 30th, we thought
of no better way than to annually honor these artists and celebrate their
enduring legacy in the city.

Celebrating Houston’s Founding Modernists:
Featuring David Adickes, Henri Gadbois & Leila McConnell
, consists of three solo exhibitions, offering
a tribute to these three celebrated Houston greats. The artists have been pillars
of the Bayou City arts scene starting in the 1950s, and have been actively
engaged in creative production for decades since.

David Adickes: In the Beginning features an exquisite selection of the early paintings that
brought him his first notoriety.  These early works represent the artist’s
original views and formative renditions of his most favored subjects and
themes. With their distinctive style and superb workmanship, Adickes’ paintings
were incredibly fresh and novel when he first introduced them to Houston in the
early 1950s. 

Henri Gadbois: Texas Woodlands features works inspired by woodland
landscapes throughout Texas that Gadbois created over the past fifty years.  This grouping distinctly demonstrates his
evolving aesthetic from abstraction to more representational renderings of the
land throughout his career.  Color,
light, and pattern are all at the core of these sensitive works. 

Leila McConnell: The Search focuses on her
ethereal “sky paintings” and intimate collages which transcend time and place.  In her distinct style, McConnell creates
evocative compositions using light, color, and atmosphere along with repeated tropes,
such as a sphere, bar, sun, or moon, to explore inner and outer worlds through
an almost metaphysical, life-long search captured in paint.

In
addition to the one-person shows above, serving as a counterpart, the gallery
will also display a selection of period works by
their mid-century peers, including stalwarts of Houston’s former Dubose Gallery
in the 1960s: Lamar Briggs, Bill Condon, Frank Freed, Herb Mears, Kermit
Oliver, Stella Sullivan, and Patricia Waldrip-Taylor.

Celebrating Houston’s Founding Modernists will be on
view August 18- September 9, 2017 at William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art. The
gallery will host an artist panel discussion on Saturday, August 19th from
4:30-5:30pm, followed by an opening reception from 6-8:30pm.

 

Exhibition Dates and Special Events at Reaves |
Foltz

On view August 18-September 9, 2017

Saturday, August 19th, 4:30-5:30pm: Artist
Panel Discussion with David Adickes, Henri Gadbois and Leila McConnell;
Moderated by Bill Reaves

Saturday,
August 19th, 6-8:30pm: Opening Reception

When:
Aug 18, 2017 to Sep 9, 2017
About William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art Houston’s Texas-Centered Gallery William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art (formerly William Reaves Fine Art), established in 2006 in Houston, Texas, is dedicated to the promotion of premier Texas artists of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, focusing particularly on historically significant artists active in the state during the period of 1900‒1975. The gallery showcases many of the state’s most accomplished and recognized talents, all of whom have significant connections to Texas and have evidenced the highest standards of quality in their work, training, and professionalism. In addition to its general focus on Early Texas Art, the gallery places special emphasis on the rediscovery and presentation of midcentury works by Houston and South Texas artists. William Reaves Fine Art is the foremost provider of Texas Modern Art, which includes midcentury masters and pioneering expressionists working in the state. The gallery also represents a dynamic group of contemporary artists, known as the Contemporary Texas Regionalists, actively showing their works in annual gallery exhibitions as well as traveling exhibitions throughout the state. William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art is a comprehensive gallery offering fine art appraisals, consultation, collections management, brokerage, and sales services. The gallery exhibits artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, and photography. In order to promote interest and broaden knowledge of earlier Texas art, William Reaves Fine Art supports related gallery talks, community events, scholarly research, and publications. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm and other times by appointment.   Gallery Contact: Sarah Foltz, Director William Reaves | Sarah Foltz Fine Art 2143 Westheimer Road Houston, TX 77098 (713) 521-7500 www.reavesart.com sarah@reavesart.com
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
closed
Tuesday Time & Price:
10am - 5pm, free
Wednesday Time & Price:
10am - 5pm, free
Thursday Time & Price:
10am - 5pm, free
Friday Time & Price:
10am - 5pm, free
Saturday Time & Price:
10am - 5pm, free
Sunday Time & Price:
closed


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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