Artist Lecture

Stephanie Saint Sanchez / La Chicana Laundry: Poetic Projections, Tales from Tejas

La Chicano Laundry

Poetic Projections: Tales from Tejas

La Chicana La Chicana Laundry Pictures Presentan A Trio of Texas tinged Short Films featuring selected Poems adapted for the screen. 

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Tonight’s Program features

This is how You Cook Rice
Based on the Poem by Elisa Garza-Leal this short experimental film explores the relationship between generations and culinary traditions. 

Silver Dollar
Inspired by the Poetic Memoir by Manuel Nava Leal Silver Dollar mixes magic and memory in the cotton fields of Texas. 

Aún Pajaros – Even Birds 
Poetic Motion and words collide in this adaptation from an original live performance by Koomah. The real life stories of survival, community, heartbreak, and the defiance of many undocumented Latinx immigrants is related with symbols of birds, shelter, and cages. 

About the filmmaker

Stephanie Saint Sanchez is an award wining Houston based multi-media artist with ties to many of the cities vibrant art communities. She is the founder and executive director of Senorita Cinema, an all Latina Film Festival, which was recently selected as a Warhol Foundation Idea Fund recipient. She has served on the board for Q-fest, Houston International LBGT film festival and was this year’s festival administrator. She was featured as one of Houston Press 100 Creatives and was just inducted to Diverseworks artist board. Her favorite things are film, bringing artists together for collaboration, and putting on a show!

This show was made possible by a grant to the artist from Houston Arts Alliance.

When:
Oct 20, 2018
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Cost:
Pay-What-You-Choose
Time:
6:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
6-9pm / Pay-What_You-Choose
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Cary Reeder: Introverts and Artist Talks

Artist Talk and Workshop for Introverts!

MYSTIC LYON is excited to present an artist's talk workshop on Sunday, October 21 at 2pm. The workshop topic is: How to Give an Artist's Talk When You are an Introvert and will be lead by artist Cary Reeder.

The artist will begin by talking about I’m a Stranger Here a site-specific window installation on view at Mystic Lyon (5017 Lyons) that takes a conceptual approach to addressing questions about community resources and assumptions that “strangers” make about neighborhoods. The artist will then provide a structure, tips and surprises for introverts to access when they need to disuss art and other topics.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Cary Reeder, a Miami, Florida native, has made Houston, Texas her home since 1996. She worked for more than a decade as a graphic artist and typesetter in the early 80s and received her fine art training at the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. In between her stint as a graphic artist and returning to art school, she had a 20+ year career as a grant writer and fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. Her work has been included in numerous local, regional, and national juried exhibitions, and in solos shows at the Galveston Arts Center (2018), Optical Project (2016) and Lawndale Art Center (2013). In 2013, she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, in 2014 was a Hunting Prize Finalist, and has been featured twice in New American Paintings. She teaches at Art League Houston.

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, payphone call-ins to the artists, house concerts, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions and is a founder and sponsor of the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce.

GENERAL INFO:
5017 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198 
Artist Talk and Workshop: Sunday, October 21, 2pm
https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx/

When:
Oct 21, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
2pm / FREE
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LECTURE: THE ENDURING APPEAL OF MEMPHIS

"After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern" opening day lecture by Cindi Strauss, Curator at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

In celebration of After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern, HCCC presents an opening day lecture by Cindi Strauss , Curator and Director of Decorative Arts, Craft and Design at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Memphis, the critically acclaimed but financially unsuccessful design collective, was formed in 1981, in Milan, by the architect Ettore Sottsass and a group of internationally renowned architects and designers. Emerging from the conceptual design collective, Studio Alchimia, Memphis aimed to produce furniture, ceramics, lighting, glass, textiles, metalwork, and other products in the postmodern style. Their riotous use of color and pattern, new materials such as laminates, and distinctive forms took the design world by storm during its debut exhibition at the 1981 Milan Furniture Fair. The outsized influence of Memphis on contemporary design and culture was keenly felt in the 1980s. Over the past few years, a new generation of creatives has discovered Memphis, referencing its key characteristics in their work. This lecture will discuss the history of the collective, introduce its designers and works, and discuss the renewed interest in Memphis, providing context to After Memphis: Crafted Postmodern.

When:
Oct 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm
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Designer Lecture: Ian Lynam


The School of Art presents a talk by Ian Lynam, principle designer at Lynam Design. The Tokyo-based studio operates at the intersection of graphic design, design education and design research.

http://ianlynam.com/

When:
Oct 16, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Free and open to the public
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The Big Slide Show

Join Lawndale and artists from The Big Show as they present short presentations about their work and creative practice.

Join Lawndale and artists from The Big Show as they present short presentations about their work. The Big Slide Show is a chance to hear directly from artists about their work and creative practice! 

The Big Slide Show takes place in Lawndale’s John M. O’Quinn gallery where The Big Show is currently on view.

Lite refreshments will be available.

The featured speakers are listed below:  

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
Maria Bordelon
Agnès Bourély
Jimmy Castillo
Karen Eisele
Gao Hang
Wanda Harding
Marcos Hernandez
Ryan Hollaway
Denise Liebl
Matt Manalo
Penelope Ross
Rajab Ali Sayed
Britt Thomas
Jasmine Zelaya

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Chris Bakay
Deborah Bay
Luisa Duarte
Krista Fay
Sarah Fisher
Brant Fogt
Yu Ru Huang
Julia Barbosa Landois
Colleen Maynard
Quentin Pace
Jessica Philips
Joshua Unikel
Cecilia Villanueva

When:
Oct 27, 2018 to Nov 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
1 PM - 3 PM, Free event
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Connect with Art Saturday

Connect with local artist, chat with them, and collect their art.

See the latest original local art at the Houston Art Connective's "Connect with Art Saturday" open house event. We are a group of artists with studio spaces at 1502 Sawyer — the iconic Silos building — and invite you to visit our space.

Browse a wide variety of original and exciting artworks in a range of different styles and media. It’s a great opportunity to “peek behind the curtain” and talk to the artists directly. Learn about each artist’s inspiration and technique and the compelling story behind each work of art. Houston Art Connective offers the ability to buy directly from local artists and collect artwork for your residence or commercial space at your convenience.

When:
Oct 20, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Distinguished Lecture in Art History: Caroline Jones


The School of Art presents a talk by Caroline Jones, professor of art history at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jones is the author of “The Global Work of Art: World’s Fairs, Biennials, and the Aesthetics of Experience” (2016), “Eyesight Alone: Clement Greenberg’s Modernism and the Bureaucratization of the Senses” (2005) and “Machine in the Studio: Constructing the Postwar American Artist” (1996).


A pre-lecture reception begins at 5:30 p.m., before the 6:30 p.m. talk.
When:
Oct 8, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
Monday Time & Price:
Free admission
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“CRAFTTEXAS 2018” JUROR’S TOUR

Please join HCCC for a special tour of CraftTexas 2018 led by Juror Jennifer Scanlan.

Please join HCCC for a special tour of CraftTexas 2018 led by Juror Jennifer Scanlan.  Scanlan will point out highlights from this year’s biennial as well as discuss the exhibition’s relationship to what is happening within the field of craft today.

About the Juror
Jennifer Scanlan is the curatorial and exhibitions director at Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City. She has curated a number of exhibitions at that institution, including Melvin Edwards: In OklahomaJeffrey Gibson: Speak to Me, and ArtNow 2017. From 2013 through 2015, she was a New York-based independent curator focusing on contemporary art and design.  Her exhibitions included Pathmakers: Women in Art; Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; Made for You: New Directions in Contemporary Design at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz; and Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden at the Museum of Biblical Art in New York.  Previously, she was the associate curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City. Scanlan has lectured internationally and has taught at Courtauld Institute of Art Summer School in London, England, and at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City. She has a BA in art history and Italian from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and a MA in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York.

When:
Sep 29, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Narrated Glass Blowing Demonstrations @ Three Dimensional Visions - Glass Blowing Houston

Experience the Magic of Glass as we demonstrate making a medium - large piece of art glass

Come on out to Houston’s only open access studio and watch us blow glass.  We offer free narrated demos on the 1st Saturday of every month (except August).  Be sure to check our website before heading out, they typically start at 3 pm.  These are a great opportunity see glass makers in action and check us out for your glass blowing experiences, workshops, classes, or events.  Don’t forget we have a showroom and gallery where you can find that perfect gift.


Enriching lives through artistic self-expression 

@ Three Dimensional Visions - Glass Blowing Houston


When:
Oct 6, 2018 to Jul 6, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
1st Saturday of Month - Free
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4-Day Silverpoint Workshop

4-Day Silverpoint Workshop

Silverpoint is one of the oldest drawing methods, dating back to the early Renaissance. Some of the first examples of silverpoint drawings come from the 14th century when it was commonly used in manuscripts. Artists such as Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and Cennini often employed this method of drawing with metal to create highly archival works, many have lasted over 500 years. This 4-day workshop will simplify the silverpoint process. Students will learn the basics of how to prime and tone paper, create various marks using silver tips and explore how contemporary artists are experimenting today with this re-discovered material. The workshop subject matter will be small objects observed from nature, patterning and how to include other water-based mediums to create a finished artwork.

When:
Oct 18, 2018
Cost:
$150.00
Time:
6:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$150/4 Thursday classes, 6-9pm
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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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