Artist Lecture

2019 Comic Indie Con

Houston's Independent Comic Convention

This is Houston's premier Independent Comics Convention,  where we feature some of Texas's most creative underground indie artists and writers under one roof.

We'll have panel discussions from the creators themselves to teach the tricks of the trade for those wanting to break into the industry. interactive games, and opportunities. We will also feature independent: boardgames, crafts, artwork, and self-published books!

Come one come all, and enjoy food music, and the rich imagination that Houston has to offer.

When:
Nov 2, 2019
Cost:
$5.00 per person. Kids 5 and under are FREE
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

HCCC RESIDENT ARTIST TALKS

Join HCCC for Resident Artist Talks with our newest residents, Joyce Lin, Robert Raphael, and Megan Wachs.

Discover the artistic processes of working craft artists at this afternoon event. Learn about the artists’ works of art, influences, and materials. After the talks, explore the artists’ studios, where visitors are encouraged to ask questions.

Read the artists’ bios here.

This event is part of HCCC’s Saturday Salon Series, which explores the many facets of craft through artist talks, curator-led discussions, demonstrations, and more.

When:
May 11, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

CRAFT DEMONSTRATION: GULF COAST WOODTURNERS

Join HCCC in the Craft Garden for a live woodturning demonstrations in conjunction with the current exhibition, Tom Loeser: Please Please Please.

 Explore the exhibition to see how Tom Loeser has used traditional woodworking techniques to re-imagine his furniture. Then, learn more about the craft of woodturning by watching  the Gulf Coast Woodturners transform logs into bowls, table legs, and more!

When:
Apr 27, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

Artist Talk: The Legacy and Future of Korean Papermaking


Artist Aimee Lee discusses her work in hanji (Korean paper) as part of "The Magic of Korean Papermaking" workshop at the Glassell School of Art. This presentation will describe how hanji is made in both Korea and the U.S., and how it is used for books, sculpture, jewelry, and artwork.

When:
Apr 12, 2019
Admission for this lecture is included for those enrolled in the April 13–14 workshop at the Glassell School of Arts.
Cost:
$5 ASTC Members, Students, and Seniors; $10 Nonmembers.
Time:
6:30 pm
General Categories: 

EXHIBIT: Looking at a Flower, Chapter 3 by Joseph Cohen

"Art meets science" in this latest body of work by Joseph Cohen in the culminating chapter of his trilogy

This culminating chapter of a trilogy by Joseph Cohen features artworks created with paint that he developed in a medical research laboratory using nanomaterials -- from tracer dyes to separated carbon nanotubes. The works fluoresce outside of the visible spectrum -- ultraviolet and infrared, allowing for multidimensional viewing. When observed with a special light source, the art transforms into vibrant color; and when viewed under natural light, an evident, but faint glow emits from the works due to Cohen's use of purified phosphorous. Also on view are works from Cohen's Chapters 1 and 2. 


Winston Contemporary Art
2426 Bartlett St., Ste. D
Houston, Texas 77098

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 21 @ 6-9pm

Artist Talk
Saturday, April 6 @ 1-2pm

Closing Reception
Saturday, April 27 @ 4-6pm
When:
Mar 21, 2019 to Apr 27, 2019
ABOUT JOSEPH COHEN: Joseph Cohen was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Cohen received his MFA from the University of Texas in San Antonio, where he also taught undergraduate drawing and received his BFA from Texas State University in San Marcos. Cohen’s art practice has afforded him the opportunity to travel the globe and take part in international projects, residencies, and exhibitions. For the past decade after returning to Houston, his artwork has been acquired by The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, he was awarded best in show at Lawndale’s Big Show, and he has given presentations at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Menil Collection, and the Children’s Museum of Houston, among many others. Following the artist’s 2015 solo exhibition in New York at De Buck Gallery, Cohen began working with leading figures in the science and health industry. This led to an Artist-in-Residency program being created for the artist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York. Likewise, Cohen has taken part in Artist-in-Residency programs at Rice University, and the Houston Methodist Research Institute, collaborating with researchers and scientists. For over four years, Cohen has been working in Houston, New York, and Gaithersburg (MD) developing works from nanomaterials in an effort to develop a conversation between the two fields of art and science that goes beyond the superficial and fully integrates artist-researcher in ways never before seen. Cohen is also the Co-Founder of Davis Cohen Art, a full-service art advisory and appraisal firm. To learn more, visit www.josephcohenart.com. Follow the artist on Instagram at @josephcohenart.ABOUT WINSTON CONTEMPORARY ART: Founded in September 2018, Winston Contemporary Art works with collaborators and facilitators to bring compelling art to Houston in new and innovative ways. The gallery works with various like-minded artistic, nonprofit and private partners across Houston, throughout Texas, and beyond to bring meaningful art experiences to the community in ways that are accessible and encourage participation. For a list of exhibitions and other information, visit www.wcahouston.com.
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
10:00am to 5:00pm FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
10:00am to 5:00pm FREE
Friday Time & Price:
10:00am to 5:00pm FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00am to 3:00pm FREE
Location:

41st Annual UH School of Art M.F.A. Exhibition


Each
spring the Blaffer Art Museum and the University of Houston School of Art
proudly present the work of the Masters of Fine Arts degree candidates from the
school’s five studio programs: Graphic Design, Interdisciplinary Practice and
Emerging Forms, Painting, Photography/Digital Media and Sculpture. The
exhibition showcases highly developed bodies of work produced in a studio
intensive environment over a three-year degree program.

School of Art 2019 Masters of Fine Arts
candidates


Erin Carty

Angel Castelan

Jimmy Castillo

Jinyong Choi

Dylan Conner

Leticia Contreras

Sunni Forcier

Rafael Gamero

Madison Luetge

Karen Martinez

Melissa Noble

Robert Redfearn

Amanda Shilling

Derek Witucki

Hoaxing Zhang


When:
Mar 29, 2019
Opening reception: Friday, March 29, 2019 from 6 - 9 p.m. M.F.A. Thesis Artist Talks: Tuesday and Wednesday, April 9 & 10, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Exhibition on view through Saturday, April 13, 2019 
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
General Categories: 

Derek Boshier “Paintings, Drawings, and Film: Selected Works 2004 - 2019” Opening at Redbud West Gallery


“In 2017, after visiting our residency in Germany, I was fortunate to attend an extraordinary exhibition at the Wolfsburg Museum entitled ‘This Was Tomorrow, Pop Art in Great Britain’ showcasing artists, architects, film directors, music bands and photographers. Some of the artists included: The Beatles, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Allen Jones, R. B. Kitaj, Eduardo Paolozzi, Lord Snowdon, The Rolling Stones, The Who and our own Derek Boshier. 

Boshier, born 1937 in Portsmouth, UK and now living in LA, is a well-known English pop artist who works in painting, drawing, collage, photography, film, and sculpture. During the 1990’s, Boshier was an exemplary artist teaching at the University of Houston. While he has kept in touch with many of his Houston friends, he has not had a major show in Houston in recent years.  

We are honored that Derek has agreed to present some of his recent works in this exhibition. A special series, directly devoted to Houston and entitled ‘Ghosts of Houston’, will be premiered. Recent paintings, drawings, and photographs will be available for viewing. The artist will be present. 

After the Saturday, April 6th opening, Redbud will have a rare Boshier film screening and lecture the next night, Sunday, April 7 from 6pm to 8 pm. All events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available.”

- Gus Kopriva (Redbud Gallery Owner)

On View at Redbud West Gallery:
April 6 - April 30, 2019

Opening Reception:
Saturday, April 6, 6pm-9pm

Film Screening and Lecture:
Sunday, April 7, 6pm-8pm

Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Apr 6, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:

Book Club: “Just My Type”


Joins us for an evening of discussion of the book Just My Type
(Simon Garfield, 2012) and the history of font design, followed by an
engaging look into the museum’s rich collection of wood and metal type.

About “Just by Type”

Fonts surround us every day, on street signs and buildings, on movie
posters and books, and on just about every product that we buy. But
where do fonts come from and why do we need so many? Who is behind the
businesslike subtlety of Times New Roman, the cool detachment of Arial,
or the maddening lightness of Comic Sans (and the movement to ban it)?
Simon Garfield embarks on a mission to answer these questions and more,
and reveal what may be the very best and worst fonts in the world.

Typefaces are now 560 years old, but we barely knew their names until
about twenty years ago, when the pull-down font menus on our first
computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of
Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Garfield
unravels our age-old obsession with the way our words look. Just My Type
investigates a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took
over the world, what inspires the seemingly ubiquitous use of Trajan on
bad movie posters, and what makes a font look presidential, male or
female, American, British, German, or Jewish. From the typeface of
Beatlemania to the graphic vision of the Obama campaign, fonts can
signal a musical revolution or the rise of an American president. This
book is a must-read for the design conscious that will forever change
the way you look at the printed word.

“A deliriously clever and entertaining book”

The Boston Globe

“Informative, delightful — and essential reading for word geeks everywhere.”

The Seattle Times

When:
Mar 21, 2019
Cost:
Registration: $8. Free for TPM members. Become a member today!Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Location:
General Categories: 

Artist Lecture: Rafael Soldi


The UH Photography and Digital Media program welcomes Rafael Soldi to the University of Houston to discuss his photographic art work and curatorial practice.

About the Artist
Rafael Soldi is a Peruvian­-born, Seattle-based artist and curator. He is the co-founder of FOUND, a space for contemporary art in Seattle, and the Strange Fire Collective, a project dedicated to highlighting work made by women, people of color, and queer and trans artists. 

http://www.rafaelsoldi.com/

When:
Mar 26, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
General Categories: 

CounterCurrent19: Current Conversations


4/10 – 4/13, 12–1pm daily 
MATCH, Rehearsal Room, 3400 Main St., Houston 77002

Current Conversations are a series of public discussions across disciplines and along parallel lines of inquiry. CounterCurrent festival artists and University of Houston faculty experts engage in lively discussion about themes and concepts connected to this year’s festival programming. Each one-hour, lunchtime talk kicks off with a set of rapid-fire presentations followed by questions and answers among panelists and the audience. Light fare and coffee will be provided. 

Carrie Marie Schneider (Houston, TX) is an artist interested in reimagining the sociocultural politics of space and time through the organization social projects that interrogate the many ways in which community, care, and economics are connected. Her projects include Hear Our Houston (2011), a hub of public generated audio walking tours, Care House (2012), an installation in the house she grew up in considering the roles of caregiving/caretaking and the bodies of mother/home and Sunblossom Residency (2009-15). Schneider co-organizes Charge, a convening at Art League Houston of local and national presenters to platform artist-led models and to consider artists’ work in the larger economy. Schneider was an inaugural fellow for the 2017 Center for Art and Social Engagement fellowship through the University of Houston and Project Row Houses. 

Note: Light lunch and coffee provided.

About CounterCurrent
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects reflect the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.


You can find the full festival lineup and schedule here: 

Free tickets to festival events are available March 5.

When:
Apr 10, 2019 to Apr 13, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
12-1PM | FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
12-1PM | FREE
Friday Time & Price:
12-1PM | FREE
General Categories: 


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007

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