Artist Reception

MASHUP- Art & DJ Mixer


At JoMar Visions we are SUPER excited about our next open studios! We will have a DJ set up for everyone's entertainment and all kinds vendors and artists participating. Saint Arnold Brewery is sponsoring our Mashup and we expect both the participating artists and the art patrons who keep things alive to have a great time!

When:
Aug 18, 2018
- Free Saint Arnold's beer for all guests and participants. - Free & open to the public- Plenty of on site parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions - Opening Reception

Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions

Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions

Octavia Art Gallery | Houston

                             

 

July 14 – August 31, 2018

 

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions. Included in this exhibition are Nussbaum’s jovial sculptures, mobiles, paintings, prints, and installations.

 

Tom Nussbaum works from his studios in East Orange, NJ and Burlington Flats, NY. His intuitive and colorful sculptures are created out of welded steel and paint. They reference vessels and baskets, the architectural frameworks of buildings and towers, and the human figure. His paintings and prints reflect the three-dimensional works in terms of color and the freedom that they convey. Nussbaum’s current body of work is an exploration of connections between the human figure and forms found in nature, art, architecture, and technology. Many of these works also reflect his life-long interest in creative practices found outside of the main-stream art world, such as folk art, sign painting, quilt making, indigenous architecture, and hand-made objects from around the world.

 

Tom Nussbaum: Recent Constructions includes several free-standing sculptures that are delicate in appearance, but constructed of sturdy welded steel rods and wire. These artworks are rooted in a methodological approach to architecture and objects, as exemplified in both Watership andDon Quixote. Using the same techniques, Nussbaum also creates relief paintings that hang slightly off the wall, each casting its own unique galaxy of shadows. His work is also informed by the history of abstract art in both painting and sculpture, and a formal exploration of color and form, as seen in the large wall work East Orange Boogie Woogie, which directly references the 1943 Piet Mondrian painting Broadway Boogie Woogie. The centerpiece of the exhibit is Nussbaum’s 34’ long wall installation Step Right Up. Built especially for this exhibition, this exuberant and expansive wall relief brings together many of the themes running throughout the show.

 

Tom Nussbaum has been a visiting artist and lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Montclair State University, and Rowan University, NJ. He has served on award juries for the Sculpture Space residency program, NY; the Scholastic Art Awards, NY, and for both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Arts grant programs. He was awarded two New Jersey State Individual Artist Fellowships and has been a three time MacDowell Colony Fellow. Nussbaum’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally; he has completed over thirty site-specific public works in plazas, train stations, schools, hospitals, libraries, environmental centers, and playgrounds. Nussbaum’s work is found in several public and private collections including the Montclair Museum of Art, NJ; Princeton Public Library, NJ; New Jersey Transit, NJ; Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers, NJ; Chase Manhattan Bank, NY; Hasbro Inc., RI, among others.

When:
Jul 14, 2018
Opening Reception:  July 14, 2018, 6 - 8 pm Exhibition dates: July 14 - August 31, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Friday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Saturday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free

MASHUP- Art & DJ Mixer

Mashup

At JoMar Visions we are SUPER excited about our next open studios! We will have a DJ set up for everyone's entertainment and all kinds vendors and artists participating. Saint Arnold Brewery is sponsoring our Mashup and we expect both the participating artists and the art patrons who keep things alive to have a great time!

 

There is no theme and we welcome all artists to participate, in all mediums, styles and themes, wall art, sculptures and all kinds of vendors. 

When:
Aug 18, 2018
Artists process and keep all money from their sales so it is important that you are present throughout the event. Art hanging happens at 1pm, before the event, first come first serve. The space is limited so please register asap.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Impressions 2018 Reception

Printmatters Impressions 2018 Reception

PrintMatters Houston Exhibition Reception, 5:30 - 7:30 pm
HCC West Loop Gallery

When:
Jul 12, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
5:30 pm, Free
General Categories: 

Exhibitions Opening Reception - Jonathan Cowan: Radiant Void in the Main Gallery, Mandy Cano Villalobos: Dust in the Mouth in the Second Gallery

Jonathan Cowan: Radiant Void in the Main Gallery, Mandy Cano Villalobos: Dust in the Mouth in the Second Gallery

Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce two exhibitions, Jonathan Cowan: Radiant Void in the Main Gallery, Mandy Cano VillalobosDust in the Mouth in the Second Gallery. Both exhibitions open June 30 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm, and will continue through July 28, 2018.


Main Gallery

Jonathan Cowan: Radiant Void

This recent body of work continues with the themes of landscape, geometry and art’s power to evoke feelings of the spiritual in viewers. The drawings are all done in silverpoint. I chose this medium for both content and technical reasons. Silverpoint allows for consistent, permanent, sharp lines. Silver, being a precious metal and silverpoint’s connection to the past fit well with the content of the images.

The black paintings are made by staining raw canvas with a thin acrylic and then sewing geometric forms into it. I am depicting a time and space where light is almost absent.


About the Artist:

Jonathan Cowan (b. 1982, Temple, TX) Lives and works in Boston, MA. He attended The University of Texas at San Antonio where he earned a BFA in 2006. He has participated in numerous exhibitions including shows at Simuvac Projects, Brooklyn, NY; Gray Contemporary, Houston, TX; Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY; The Parlour Bushwick, Brooklyn NY; c2c projects, San Francisco, CA; Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY; and TSA New York, Brooklyn NY.



Second Gallery

Mandy Cano Villalobos: Dust in the Mouth

Dust in the Mouth features works that utilize the hand stitch to chronicle the passage of time. The title of the exhibition references the poetry of Anne Bradstreet, a Puritan settler who, unlike the celebrated male poets of her day, wrote of domestic life and familial relationships. Similar to Bradstreet’s poems, my work stems from gendered experiences of the everyday and an awareness of our ephemeral existence. Menial labor and repetitious chores become meditative rituals that transform the banal into something of sacred value. TheMissiveBidding and Supplication pieces record prayerful motions in red, black and brown thread. Cor (Latin for “heart”) III and IV are relic-like sculptures piecemeal from rags. By consecrating each work with time and labor, I elevate base materials into vestiges of intimate touch.


About the Artist:
Mandy Cano Villalobos (b. 1979, Petersburg, VA) is a project-based artist whose practice centers upon concepts of time. Her work has been featured in venues including Van Der Plas Gallery (New York, NY), the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art (Clinton, NY), Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD), the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, (Chicago), The Museum of New Art (Detroit, MI), Hillyer Art Space (Washington, DC) and La Casa Pauly (Puerto Montt, Chile). Cano Villalobos has been an artist in residence at Vermont Studio Center, Post Contemporary, The Wassaic Project, Ragdale, and ACRE. She has also received grants from multiple organizations including the Puffin and Frey Foundations. Her work has been reviewed in The Washington Post, Sculpture Magazine, Hyperallergic, Culturehall, Performa Magazine and Bad-at-Sports, among others. Cano Villalobos received her MFA from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI.

When:
Jun 30, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
Thursday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
Friday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
Saturday Time & Price:
11-5pm & free
Location:
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FRESH! Opening Reception at The Silos

Exhibition to celebrate and explore the role that food plays in our lives!

FRESH! is a visual feast and delicious celebration of original art about food. This exhibition celebrates and explores the role that food plays in our lives. FRESH! features a showcase of imaginative food-centric paintings, exciting food sculptures, a hanging curtain created of wrapped candy, collages of food, and site-specific installations. FRESH! explores food in a myriad of creative ways, through paintings, pop-art works, food themed sculptures, and more. Diane Gelman is an Artist and a Registered Licensed Dietitian.

When:
Jun 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

Diana Greenberg: Movement in Color- Opening Reception 6/1/18

Opening Reception: Diana Greenberg-Movement in Color

Diana Greenberg: Movement in Color June 1 – July 6, 2018
Opening Reception: June 1, 6 – 8 pm

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to start off the summer season with, Diana Greenberg: Movement in Color. This exhibition of abstract painting and works on paper is the Austin-based artist’s first solo exhibition with Octavia Art Gallery.

Diana Greenberg’s abstract color field paintings are meditations on movement and rhythm found in nature. Her intuitive process begins by taking inspiration from striking color combinations found in her immediate environment, ranging from landscapes to a particular plant or figure. She draws upon these visual records as a source material for abstraction. Whether painted from memory or photo, these images are translated to the canvas and then transformed through gestural brush strokes. The rhythm of her mark-making is often influenced by the records she plays in the studio which are then reflected in the title of each work. Through the construction and deconstruction of these colorful forms, each composition becomes unrecognizable to its source, yet essentially linked back to nature. Equally important to the composition is the use of negative space, which gives breath to the cluster of gestural marks she creates.

In Movement in Color, Greenberg continues her explorations of color, rhythm and nature, while integrating new inspiration from books on Japanese calligraphy, patterns in kimonos, and the album, Wave Length by Van Morrison. These new paintings achieve a sense of balance between color and space against the calm stillness of the tonal white and grey background.

Greenberg was born in Dallas, TX, and currently lives in Austin, TX. She received her BBA from The University of Texas in Austin, TX. She has shown at Wally Workman Gallery, Austin, TX; The Contemporary, Austin, TX; Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans, LA; the Geovinsky Gallery of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO; amongst others. Her work is included in the several corporate collections, including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Sabine Oil and Gas, The Fairmont Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ and the South Congress Hotel in Austin, TX.

When:
Jun 1, 2018
Diana Greenberg: Movement in Color Opening Reception, June 1, 2018: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PMd Exhibition schedule:  June 1 - July 6, 2018 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Friday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
Saturday Time & Price:
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Free
General Categories: 

Dwellings, New Paintings by Silvia PintoSouza

Life is happening here!

Archway Gallery presents

Dwellings

 Featuring New
Paintings by Silvia PintoSouza


Exhibition       June 2
through July 3, 2018

 

Opening Reception

DATE:             Saturday,
June 2, 2018

TIME: 5 – 8 p.m.

Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.

LOCATION:     Archway Gallery,

2305 Dunlavy,

Houston, Texas 77006



Complimentary Valet Parking

& Light Refreshments

 

Archway
Gallery presents Dwellings featuring new paintings by Silvia PintoSouza on view
June 2 through

July 3, 2018.

 

The artist will be on hand to visit with guests during the
exhibition opening reception on Saturday,

June 2 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the gallery and will talk about her work at 6:30 p.m.

 

Through the centuries, each civilization has typically had
different types of dwellings developed by society of the time. Vitruvius, a 1st
century Roman architect, described the three qualities required of architecture
in his treatise,

De architectura as being: Firmness, Usefulness, and Delight;
these include aesthetic, sensual, and intellectual qualities. Silvia PintoSouza
explains, “No matter where I go, I recognize these architectural qualities and when
viewing dwellings from afar, I feel invited to imagine what goes on in these
spaces… What kind of people are behind those doors and windows? What type of
life they are living? How do they feel and what are their thoughts about life? Clusters
of buildings bear a remarkable testimony; they are buzzing with life…. We can
imagine that everyone inside has a sense of belonging both to the city and to
the dwelling that shelters them. Each one of these structures has many stories
to tell. Their walls touch but they hide so many separate intimate activities
of their inhabitants. The buildings are alive; they resemble their occupants
and their cultural values… Some are colorful and light in design while others
are simply white-washed; and then there are some which are soberly built in
stone. There is so much activity enclosed in those walls; all the years of
continuous settlement and successive interventions have each left their
imprints. They tell me from every corner, ‘Life is happening here!’”

 

PintoSouza is a painter for whom artistic aesthetics is very
important. She feels that much of our cultural life is visual and the aesthetic
appreciation of art is a major part of it. “When I look at something that I
find striking and beautiful, I feel the need to paint it. I start by creating
in my mind a pre-image: I look at the shapes, the colors, the light, the
shadows and I create the painting in my mind. I want to produce something of
aesthetic value, a work of art  that I
would enjoy looking at.” The artist feels that in today’s art world the ‘Art
for the sake of Art’ idea has given way to an art that essentially refers to a
political or social issue. She continues, “Of course, there is room for all
concepts; we all have different ideas we want to express in different ways, but
I feel that the aesthetic side of the work seems to have become secondary and
of a lesser importance.” We are reminded that Fernando Botero, a world famous
Colombian artist, once said, ‘‘The true objective in art is the pursuit of
happiness, but the world seems to have forgotten about it.” Silvia PintoSouza
totally agrees with this statement and comments, “Happiness is also beauty. Since
the aesthetic element in art is very important to me as an artist, I spend days
working on a painting trying to accomplish what is beautiful or pleasing as
seen through my eyes.” While she spends time on the composition, color scheme,
and textural aspects, ultimately, the important thing to the artist is that
when a work of art leaves her studio, she has to be in love with it; it has to
give her happiness. She paints what impacts her visual senses and says, “I want
my work to speak for me with simplicity. There is no need for pompous words or
descriptions that take away from what I feel is the real purpose of art…
Finding pleasure in viewing art is what I call happiness!”

 

After graduating with a degree in Architectural Drawing,
Silvia PintoSouza traveled from Colombia to London where she pursued her art
training and received her Art and Design diploma from Byam Shaw School of Fine
Art and Design, now known as Central Saint Martin’s School of Art. She then
took a course on Photo Printing at the Slade School of Art at University
College London where she met her husband Marco. She moved with him to Rio de
Janeiro, his native land, and there she continued her training in metal printing,
lithography, woodcut, and silkscreen. For the last 25 years she has lived in
Houston and has devoted herself exclusively to painting. Throughout her career,
Silvia has received several awards and honors from various institutions and has
exhibited artwork in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United
States, Europe, and South America; her artwork is included in collections
throughout the world. She joined Archway Gallery in May 2016 and has enjoyed
the comradery and creative environment of this unique gallery.

 

When:
Jun 2, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Thursday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Friday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Saturday Time & Price:
10-6pm
Sunday Time & Price:
1-5pm
Location:
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Unbreakable Artist Exhibition and Open Reception

artist reception social drinks unbreakable talent open minds

The Unbreakable Artist Reception includes a cocktail social, viewing, artist discussion, music and games. Here's the meaning behind this special event:
Unbreakable art is about people facing their fears, going against all odds and seeing imperfections as beauty in the making. There is a Japanese term called Kintsukuri, which lacquers broken pieces with gold, silver & platinum to broken pottery increasing its value. To engage in this concept, I paint on textured crackled canvas, with the cracks painted in metallic colors. Also, I love to paint subjects on mostly quadtych canvases. It gives viewers the opportunity to see each piece is like a puzzle, it does not make sense until the end when the pieces come together. It’s a holistic healing concept that’s very close to my art. I am influenced by legendary survivors, such as Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, other celebrities, friends and family.

When:
May 16, 2018 to Jul 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
Free 5pm-9pm
Location:
General Categories: 

JMV Spring Festival 2018

art exhibit, dance, live music, acting performance

JoMar Visions' big Spring Festival is here as well as its eighth anniversary this month of May, in conjunction with our open studios.

Come for this big celebration. There will be live music by Smith DeVille, dance and acting performance by ImagineNation Theatre and Saint Arnolds is sponsoring this event with their amazing beer while everyone enjoys the best art the city has to offer. Yessss!
When:
May 6, 2018
- Live music by Smith DeVille. - Dance and acting performance by ImagineNation. - Free Saint Arnold's beer for all guests and participants. - 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


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