Join Fresh Arts and Independence Heights Redevelopment Council for an info session on local resources to help support your artistic business and community art projects.
LYON is hosting “Moving
beyond the Hypothetical,” an Interactive Performance by Emily Sloan
on Sunday, July 1 from 6-7pm. Tea and discussion will follow.
Emily Sloan warns: We all perform and on this day we will vibrate
from the hypothetical to the probable.
Emily Sloan is an artist, curator and educator. Her
art practice has led her on many adventures including a faux burning
house, Victorian lampshades on City of Houston lamp posts, messages
on the ground out of mulch and debris, misting shade clouds made out
of lampshades, Mobile Nap Deliveries, funeral wakes for the undead,
baptisms out of a pick-up truck, an art gallery in a refrigerator, a
neighborhood badminton club, founding the Fifth Ward Chamber of
Commerce and opening Mystic Lyon--an art space in Houston’s
historic Fifth Ward.
ABOUT MYSTIC LYON:
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, house concerts, and
reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club
and Root Lock Sessions.
Date/Time: Sunday, July 1, 6-7pm
Houston, TX (June 5, 2018) – Celebrate the Summer Solstice at with sunrise to sunset activities which will engage and inspire the entire family on Thursday, June 21 at 6:20 A.M. and 8:20 P.M. The Summer Solstice Sunrise and Sunset Observances are part of the Chapel’s Summer Series of programs which includes programs for all including tai chi, meditations, Summer Sounds featuring two energizing bands in July, and more. These programs are available as pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10.00 per person. Rothko Chapel is located in the heart of the Montrose at 3900 Yupon at Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX 77006.
The Summer Solstice Sunrise Observance will begin at 6:20 A.M. with Indian ragas performed by classically trained South Indian vocalist Prema Bhat. With a Masters in Carnatic (Indian voice and theory) Bhat will share early morning ragas which are known to have a meditative quality. The performance is followed by a facilitated walk through a temporary labyrinth placed on the Chapel plaza by Jay Stailey, a founding member of the Rothko Chapel Guild and internationally renowned labyrinth creator. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on the Chapel lawn to enjoy the vocal performances. Please note that no shoes will be allowed in the labyrinth. Complimentary pastries and coffee will be provided by Panera Bread.
At 8:20 P.M. the Chapel’s Summer Solstice Sunset Observance will close the longest day of the year with a performance by Kaminari Taiko of Houston. The word “taiko” means drum in Japanese, and the art of taiko carries deep significance in Japanese culture. Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided by Saint Arnold’s Brewing Company. All natural, organic ice pops by Popfancy will be available for purchase. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy sitting on the Chapel lawn to listen to the drummers.
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Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Public Art and Design Director Reginald Adams from Harris County Precinct One invite you to:
Park-SmART Precinct One Arts & Culture Forum, an evening of conversation and drinks to celebrate the role of artists and the arts in creating compelling, welcoming, beautiful parks and open space for all.
Park-SmART Precinct One is part of a larger effort, Park-Smart Precinct One, through which the Precinct is partnering with The Trust for Public Land, Houston Parks Board, and Asakura Robinson on an ambitious plan to build community resilience by increasing equitable access to parks and trails.
Arts and cultural engagement are essential to creating parks and greenways that are truly accessible and welcoming—parks and greenways that reflect the histories, identities, and aspirations of local residents. We want artists to be active voices in the shaping the plan and in helping us determine how funding, partnerships, and programming can help make art a core asset in Precinct One’s parks.
As members of our vibrant local arts community, we hope that you will come share your ideas as you enjoy a drink on us!
As part of this event we will be asking:
• What role can artists play in increasing equity and community resilience in Precinct One?
• What kinds of parks-based arts and cultural programming and engagement are already happening locally?
• What are the specific places and contexts, in parks and the public realm, where can artists contribute more?
• What can the Precinct do to create more opportunities for artists to share their ideas and work in parks and open space?
Please spread the word and we hope to see you there!
This workshop is a follow up to the beginning metalsmithing course (or with equivalent skill level) and will meet once a week for 4-weeks. This course is for those who want to continue to learn new jewelry making / metalsmithing techniques. The techniques that will be covered include a continuation of soldering, sawing, filing, finishing, texturing, shaping, and designing. Students will learn how to solder a hollow form ring as well as fold-forming techniques that can be used to create new dimensions to your jewelry. Students will leave the course with finished pieces of jewelry.
This is a 16 hour course and has a fee of $220 + materials and meets on 4 consecutive Saturday's in June.
Commemorative ceremony on Saturday, May 26, 2018; at 11:00 am, immediately followed by a Mini Fair from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm, the City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON) Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office will partner with UP Art Studio, Houston Police Department, Police and Clergy Team, Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council #27 and the The Salvation Army USA, to proudly unveil the creation of a community based mural professionally painted by artist Rahmaan Statik of Chicago, who has nearly 20 years of experience painting murals with community engagement.
The groundbreaking event will commemorate the completion of the communal mural on May 26, 2018, following UP Art Studio’s successful accomplishment of securing two grants for the realization of this project. Grants were received from the #PlayEverywhere challenge by Target + KaBOOM! of $20,000 along with an APG grant from the Houston Arts Alliance of $10,000 via UP Art Studio’s fiscal sponsorship relationship with Fresh Arts. Other sponsors and supporters instrumental in this project include: Hotel Ylem, Jerry's Artarama Retail Stores, AkzoNobel, and Rich Rodriguez.
The completion of this community-based mural has enthusiastically engaged many in the community, including the Art Teacher, Ms. Rosio Padilla at Braeburn Elementary School and included her students in the creation of the mural’s design. The artist will be merging various media styles including spray paint, acrylics, and gessoed cloth in creating his platform with inspiration for all to positively reflect upon as a community. This #Gulfton community is one of Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities Initiatives Programs.
The scope of the project includes two additional murals, as well as a creative sidewalk. These artists are: Gelson Danilo Lemus AKA w3r3on3, a Guatemalan-born Houston resident street artist who is a well known for his distinctive style, and Daniel Bombardier AKA Denial, an internationally-recognized pop artist who will paint a colorful mural for the Gulfton community.
We would graciously be honored by your presence at this event. The generated excitement from these works of art throughout the community will artistically resonate with the creativity and beauty it will embrace.
Letters to Akilah is a performative lecture by artist Regina Agu in response to the work of late poet Akilah Oliver. Agu's first encounter with Oliver's work was the poetry collection "A Toast in the House of Friends," which includes the essay "The Visible Unseen" that has served as a contextual home for Agu for many years. The program will include a range of responses to Oliver's work, including texts, readings, images, and sound.
Join us for a complimentary seminar as we share knowledge gained from 25 years of working with nonprofits. Networking and YPTC's 25th Aniversary Reception to follow.
- cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres
- Matchbox 2 and Art Gallery
- 34oo S Main Street
- Houston, TX 77002
- Highlight emerging changes in nonprofit accounting, including implications of the new tax law.
- Discuss steps you can take to protect your organization against fraud, including the latest scams.
- Explore the characteristics of a "best-in-class" finance department.
Hand Sculpted Jewelry Makerspace with Ruthi Drori-Mitelman
Thursday, Aug 16 | 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Are you interested in the design process of sculpted jewelry? This one session makerspace will be an exciting foray into the world of resin sculpting for jewelry. Learn a new skill, meet like-minded people, and use your hands to create anything you can imagine, in a fun, easy going and casual atmosphere! Basic methods will be taught, and you will leave with your own handmade, sculpted, bead inlaid pendant.
Get creative, bring your friends, and unwind. BYOB optional.
$30 per person (supplies provided)
Ruthi Drori-Mitelman, owner/designer The Rock Collections, has designed and produced high end jewelry sold in upscale retail stores. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts/ English Literature from The Open University of Israel, Tel-Aviv, Israel as well as Bachelor of Arts, Certified Architectural and Environmental Design from the Meimad School of Design and the Arts, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Ruthi has been the fine arts instructor for HISD, Emery/Weiner School, the elementary and adult learning at the J. She has taught mixed media studio art, including drawing, painting, ceramics and jewelry making for all levels.