Artist Reception

ClayHouston Studio Crawl

Visit sixteen artists in six studios - buy handmade art and enjoy free refreshments and snacks!

Get your holiday shopping done during the ClayHouston Studio Crawl! ClayHouston is organizing a Studio Crawl for December 3rd, 12pm - 5pm. The event is free and open to the public; attendees can drive or bike from one studio to the next. Sixteen artists will show work in six ceramic studios in the Heights. Participating artists are Mary Aldrich, Betsy Evans, Jeff Forster, Reema Forster, Helena Gijsbers van Wijk, Denise Greenwood, Michelle Heinesen, Rene LeBlanc, Lilly Lerner, Lana Loveland, Eileen McClellan, Hans Molzberger, Vivian Pastor, Ali Saunders, Laura Sprague, and Joanne Williams. Ceramic artwork will be for sale at a variety of price points, and will include functional pottery, figurines, jewelry, and abstract assemblages. Free refreshments and snacks will be available at each studio. For a map of the event, please visit clayhouston.org!

When:
Dec 3, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
12pm-5pm; free and open to the public

Kelly Costlow "Feral" Opening at Redbud Gallery

Redbud Gallery, Kelly Costlow, art, exhibit, opening reception, The Heights, Houston, raku

In this series of work, the
figures of various sizes are created in clay and transform into animals in
attempt to depict harmony between humankind and nature through
anthropomorphism. The figures develop animalistic aspects of elongated necks,
teeth and skin of the animal they represent to emphasize the emotional,
cognitive and instinctual similarities between animals and humans. The female
nude, a recognizable symbol that appears throughout the history of art,
attracts the viewer while the realistic animal heads simultaneously repulse
them. Their bodies contort and shift to employ an attractive sense of nudity
that becomes obscured and oddly more naturalistic as it transforms into the
mask-like animal head. My artwork has a surreal and seductive quality due to
the intricacy of detail and bold colors produced from the unpredictable nature
of the raku firing process.

 

The exhibit will be on display
from December 2 through December 31, 2017.

 

Redbud Gallery

303 East 11th Street

Houston, Texas 77008

713-862-2532

www.redbudgallery.com

When:
Dec 2, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:

Archway Gallery presents Wild Abandon Featuring Turned Wood Containers by Thomas Irven and Oil Paintings by Margaret Miller

Archway Gallery presents Wild Abandon Featuring Turned Wood Containers by Thomas Irven and Oil Paintings by Margaret Miller

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Debra Ford

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Archway Gallery

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

www.archwaygallery.com                                                                       

 

Archway Gallery presents Wild Abandon

Featuring Turned Wood Containers by Thomas Irven
and Oil Paintings by Margaret Miller

 

 

Exhibition                              December
2, 2017 – January 4, 2018

 

Opening Reception

DATE:                                     Saturday, December
2, 5 - 8 p.m.

TIME:                                      5 – 8 p.m.

LOCATION:                            Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, Texas
77006

 

Complimentary Valet Parking

& Light Refreshments

 

 

 

Houston, Texas (September 15, 2017) … Thomas
Irven and Margaret Miller 's exhibition,



Wild Abandon
,
will be on view December 2, 2017 – January 4, 2018. The artists will be available
to visit with guests during the opening reception on Saturday, December 2, 2017,
from 5 – 8 p.m. with an Artists’ Talk at 6:30 p.m.

 

Thomas
Irven’s elegant and whimsical turned-wood forms display a cunning variety of
detail. Surface texture is added or polished away into a glowing satin finish.
Eccentrically turned finials and legs add personality to hollow containers. In
this show Thomas explores yet another new technique: thin strips of wood are
laminated, then bent to enhance the specific curve of the piece it is applied
to. Margaret Miller joins Thomas in this exhibit. Formerly an Archway Gallery
member, Margaret returns as a guest artist. Her oil paintings investigate a
range of emotion expressed through the use of color, tone, light, and
brushstroke. She works from sketches and photographs made in natural settings.
In her studio, each painting takes on its own identity as Margaret allows
bursts of vivid color to emerge through previous layers of paint, eliciting a
sense of atmospheric surprise. With more blended tones, tranquility prevails.



Beyond
the basic woodturning techniques, Thomas uses several additional techniques to
add individuality to each piece. Trademark finials or spirals sprout from the
tops of lids or from bottoms of some larger pieces. His works may sit askew or
stand lopsided. He often adds feet to the vessels, animating them with a sense
of movement. The graceful feet also serve to direct attention to the
juxtaposition of the delicate legs and the larger hollow vessel they support.



With the
eccentric turning technique, Thomas often turns a piece multiple times; each
time on a different axis. As a finishing touch, he may add color and texturing
to enhance natural grain, emphasize a contrast, or evoke an emotion.



He
enhances some forms with the slanted symmetry technique which he devised. He
forms a single angled shape by inserting a slanted, segmented ring of wood
between two horizontal, hollow sections. The added ring throws the joined form
out of balance visually, additionally the ring may be of varying woods,
finishes and/or color.



Thomas reaches out from his studio and into the community with teaching and
demonstrations of his woodturning. He has previously taught woodworking and
woodturning classes in the Houston area at The WoodWright’s Shop, Woodcraft,
and The Cutting Edge. He has taught at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston’s
History Camp since 2007. In 2013, 2016 and 2017, he presented woodturning
demonstrations for the Texas Children’s Art Festival at the MFAH’s Bayou Bend
location.



Margaret
Miller spent most of her childhood and teen years taking private painting
lessons. At the University of the Arts in Philadelphia she focused on graphic
design. After graduation she moved to Houston to work in the field of visual
communication. All the while, Margaret continued to paint to fulfill her own
desire for self-expression.

 

Her
paintings for the current show are expressions of the resonance of a scene
rather than a faithful reproduction of the visual details. Whether in a quiet
park in Amsterdam, at Brazos Bend State Park, or on the streets of Houston,
Margaret responds to the emotional potential of the scene. She takes a
photograph, or makes a sketch, and takes notes about what attracted her to the
spot. Then she creates the painting in her studio. She paints with the
intention of investigating the sources of emotions that can be tapped with the
use of color. She sees abstract art as the perfect outlet for her intention,
and through art her imagination is released.



Curiously,
the painting style Margaret most often chooses is Impressionism. She works in
oils, capturing the play of light, tone, color and atmosphere. She starts with
a base color, then adds the darkest darks and the lightest lights, then the mid
tones and continues working until she likes the painting and knows it is
finished. Her photo becomes a painting of a scene or perhaps a study of a
single tree that elicits feeling in the viewer. Her vision is the mood of the
scene, not a portrait of it. In a wide horizontal painting, a downtown Houston
street rally becomes a riot of light, color, and activity that draws the viewer
into the action and arouses the desire to join in. This marriage of abstract
intention and an impressionist style works well for Ms. Miller.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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When:
Dec 2, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
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

Sarah Elise Hall: Composite

Opening Reception for Sarah Elise Hall: Composite

Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce Sarah Elise Hall: Composite. For her first solo exhibition with Gray
Contemporary Sarah Elise Hall’s work will be displayed in both rooms of the Gallery. Exhibition opens Saturday,
December 2nd from 5 - 8 pm, and will continue through January 6th, 2018.


Sarah Elise Hall:

My work straddles the boundary between sculpture and painting. I use discarded and recycled plastics as molds
to create multiple casts. The resulting casts reveal the minimal industrial markings of the containers they come
from but also evoke imagery of erosion and fossilization due to the organic casting method and materials. The
cast sculpture/paintings, which I refer to as slabs, are made from dry powder pigment, pulverized marble and
binder. The palette (black, white and ultramarine blue) is suggestive of geologic materials such as coal,
graphite, marble and lapis lazuli.

Through these slabs I’m imagining a fiction about our future environment in which a multitude of disposable and
non-biodegradable containers will fossilize and become trace evidence of our 21st century throwaway culture –
geological forms in the shape of industrial mass-production.


About the Artist:

Sarah Elise Hall (b.1970, Toronto, ON) received a BFA in studio art from OCAD University in Toronto and an
MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in NYC. Selected solo and group exhibitions include shows
with Los Ojos (Brooklyn), Janinebean Gallery (Berlin), the Drabinsky Gallery (Toronto), MUSE Center of
Photography and the Moving Image (NYC), Islip Art Museum (Long Island, NY), Soto Velez Cultural Center
(NYC). She was awarded the Carriage House Residency at the Islip Art Musuem in Long Island NY in 2012.
Her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, the Toronto Star, The National Post (Toronto), the Huffington
Post, and included Michael Petry’s book Nature Morte; Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life
 Tradition published by Thames & Hudson Press. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

When:
Dec 2, 2017
Artist to be present at opening reception.  Exhibition up and available for viewing December 2nd, 2017 - January 6th, 2018.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Friday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Saturday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Location:
General Categories: 

JMV ONLY


On Small Business month we are focusing on our own JoMar Visions artists entrepreneurs, the people that bring beauty into our lives and express it through their art mediums to heal us and inspire us day by day. This month think of how you can support and help our local artists continue their passion in making H-Town a thriving beautiful place to live and be alive. Support the arts!

When:
Nov 18, 2017
- Live music by Erica Nicole - Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm

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

Arts 4 Healing Fundraiser Event



Please join us for a fun afternoon and evening of art and conversations as we join together to help the hurricane Harvey relief efforts through the appreciation of the arts! 

What: 
An art reception and silent auction event, to benefit the City of Houston Hurricane Relief Fund. Music, light bites and refreshments will be provided as guests mingle and enjoy the art reception.

Where: 
A beautiful home located in the Houston Medical Center neighborhood (generously provided by the QRS realty group)
2944 Payson Street
Houston, TX 77021

When: 
Saturday 11-11-2017, 4-9pm

Arts4healing (A4H Group Inc.) aims to raise funds and spread awareness on social and healthcare issues by organizing outreach events utilizing donated artworks and services. This 501(c)3 non-profit organization hopes to elevate and bring a greater appreciation to the local art community through hosting charitable functions. In conjunction with bringing in artists, Arts4healing will join forces with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare workers to educate and spread awareness on healthcare and social issues affecting children and adults.

When:
Nov 11, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:

Arts 4 Healing Fundraiser Event


Please join us for a fun afternoon and evening of art and conversations as we join together to help the hurricane Harvey relief efforts through the appreciation of the arts! 

What: 
An art reception and silent auction event, to benefit the City of Houston Hurricane Relief Fund. Music, light bites and refreshments will be provided as guests mingle and enjoy the art reception.

Where: 
A beautiful home located in the Houston Medical Center neighborhood (generously provided by the QRS realty group)

2944 Payson Street
Houston, TX 77021

When: 
Saturday 11-11-2017, 4-9pm

Arts4healing (A4H Group Inc.) aims to raise funds and spread awareness on social and healthcare issues by organizing outreach events utilizing donated artworks and services. This 501(c)3 non-profit organization hopes to elevate and bring a greater appreciation to the local art community through hosting charitable functions. In conjunction with bringing in artists, Arts4healing will join forces with an interdisciplinary team of healthcare workers to educate and spread awareness on healthcare and social issues affecting children and adults.

When:
Nov 11, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:

Convergence

http://www.jomarvisions.com/convergence

Solo show exhibit featuring fine art by Reese Lynch

This show explores the juxtaposition of abstract and figurative art. Reese Lynch converges two distinctive styles; cropped realistic forms and doodling. In doing this he hopes to create a viewing experience that is both cohesive and dynamic. The message of this work is open for interpretation.

Reese Lynch grew up in the one-horse town of Goodrich, TX. He became interested in drawing in middle school and from there his passion for art grew. He received his BFA in studio drawing/painting from SFASU and it was there he met his wife Heidi. They now reside in Kingwood, TX with their three children and dog.

The artist won 2nd place award at JoMar Visions Art Excellence 2016 with his piece “Potential”. Reese’s work has shown around Houston, TX, as well as Richmond, VA and Amsterdam.

When:
Nov 4, 2017
- Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres- Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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