. In this workshop, participants will use various collectible items such as shells, reproductions of prehistoric art, and coins to create collage composition inspired by Luna's work, which contemplates the meaning of objects we hold dear.
Collaged Collections Workshop Sunday, December 10, 2017 1 - 3 PM O’Quinn Gallery $10 non-Members $5 Lawndale Members Join Lawndale Sunday, December 17 from 1 - 3 for our Collaged Collections Workshop inspired by Layla Luna’s I Saw Nobody Coming, So I Went Instead, on view in Cavnar Gallery until Sunday, January 7, 2018. In this workshop, participants will use various collectible items such as shells, reproductions of prehistoric art, and coins to create collage compositions inspired by Luna’s work, which contemplates the meaning of objects we hold dear. This workshop is $10 for non-Members and $5 for Lawndale Members. All ages welcome! RSVP today! Space is limited (20). To become a Member of Lawndale today and receive workshop discounts among other benefits, click here: http://www.lawndaleartcenter.org/about/memberships.shtml.
Collaged Collections Workshop
Sunday, December 10, 2017
1 - 3 PM
$5 Lawndale Members
Join Lawndale Sunday, December 17 from 1 - 3 for our Collaged Collections Workshop inspired by Layla Luna’s I Saw Nobody Coming, So I Went Instead, on view in Cavnar Gallery until Sunday, January 7, 2018. In this workshop, participants will use various collectible items such as shells, reproductions of prehistoric art, and coins to create collage compositions inspired by Luna’s work, which contemplates the meaning of objects we hold dear.
This workshop is $10 for non-Members and $5 for Lawndale Members. All ages welcome! RSVP today! Space is limited (20).
To become a Member of Lawndale today and receive workshop discounts among other benefits, click here: http://www.lawndaleartcenter.org/about/memberships.shtml.
HARVEY ARTS RECOVERY: KNOWLEDGE SHARE
December 2, 2017 | 9:30am - 1:30pm
@Winter Street Studios, 2nd Floor Gallery
2101 Winter St. Houston, TX 77007
Free with RSVP at harveyartsrecovery.org, click "Upcoming Event"
- Open to all
Individual artists (writers, dancers, filmmakers, musicians, actors, visual artists, etc.) and staff of arts, culture, preservation and historical organizations impacted by Harvey: You're not alone. This Knowledge Share hosted by the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund offers resources to help you get back to business.
9:30am - 10am Networking/food/beverages
10am - 11am Panel #1 - Arts Responders
Hear from leaders in the arts about their experience and knowledge on the subject of disaster recovery.
11am - 11:15am Break
11:15am - 12:15pm Panel #2 - Artists Respond
Artists who have lived and learned how to come out on top after experiencing a natural disaster share their stories.
12:15pm - 1:30pm Resource tables
PANEL #1 - ARTS RESPONDERS
Amy Schwartzman has been working at the intersection of arts and disaster management since 2001, when she served as the Information Officer of the New York Arts Recovery Fund, created to help NYC’s artists and arts organizations recover from 9/11. While there, she authored two guidebooks developed by the NYC Arts Coalition, one geared toward artists, the other toward nonprofit organizations, about how to negotiate the response and recovery resources that had arisen. In 2007, she was hired by the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response (NCAPER) to draft a Blueprint for a nationwide disaster safety net for artists and arts organizations. Her work for NCAPER includes principal authorship of “The Cultural Placekeeping Guide” (2017) and “Essential Guidelines for Arts Responders Organizing in the Aftermath of Disaster” (2011). After Superstorm Sandy, Amy served as the Community Planner for artists and arts organizations within the Natural and Cultural Resource Recovery section of FEMA’s New York Sandy Recovery Office. She is currently a consultant to PAR, the Performing Arts Readiness project. Amy previously was a dancer, choreographer and sometime director and actress, working with Meredith Monk, Blondell Cummings, Alyson Pou and The Kings County Shakespeare Company.
Sanford Hirsch is the Executive Director of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, New York. The Foundation, which has been operating since 1976, offers grants to individual visual artists through an annual Individual Support Grant and through an Emergency Grant program that assists visual artists in cases of catastrophic events. The Foundation also maintains an archive on the art and life of Adolph Gottlieb and organizes exhibitions of his art and that of others.
Amelia Brown, is a writer, speaker, artist and consultant with more than 20 years of community development experience spanning four continents. She earned a self-designed master's degree from the University of Minnesota integrating arts, emergency management, and community development. She has recently written a series of articles focused on crisis and creativity featured on Springboard for the Arts Creative Exchange, presented the role of arts in disaster recovery at the 2015 International Award for Public Art, Cities of Climate Change Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, and coordinated commemoration events for the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is the founder of Emergency Arts, a central resource dedicated to building a cross-sector network, strengthening community resilience, and advancing arts as integral to emergency management.
PANEL #2 - ARTISTS RESPOND
Galveston jewelry artist, Diane Falkenhagen, is best known for her fabricated, mixed media compositions that often combine characteristic pictorial imagery with fabricated metal forms and a diverse range of art media. Her work is an unconventional marriage of material and content that references myriad interests including: memory, figuration, romanticism, historical ornament and art history. Aside from her one-of-a-kind art jewelry, Diane periodically lectures and leads special workshops around the country and has taught in various college and university programs. She received her B.F.A. from the University of North Texas and an M.F.A. from the University of Houston. In 2008 Diane received a CERF+ Emergency Grant and CERF+ Emergency Recovery Loan after Hurricane Ike inundated her West Galveston island studio with five feet of seawater.
Lacy M. Johnson is a Houston-based artist, curator, professor, activist, and is author of the memoir The Other Side (Tin House, 2014). For its frank and fearless confrontation of the epidemic of violence against women, The Other Side was named a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, an Edgar Award in Best Fact Crime, the CLMP Firecracker Award in Nonfiction; it was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer Selection for 2014, and was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus, Library Journal, and the Houston Chronicle. She is also author of Trespasses: A Memoir (University of Iowa Press, 2012), which has been anthologized in The Racial Imaginary (Fence Books, 2015, edited by Claudia Rankine et al.) and Literature: The Human Experience... more
CERF, MusicCares, and Harvey Arts Recovery.
More to be announced...
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!
Held in the Brown Auditorium Theater at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Moderator: Ashlyn Davis, executive director, Houston Center for Photography | Introduced by Jon Evans, chief librarian and archivist, MFAH
• Alejandro Cartagena, photographer and editor
• Manfred Heiting, designer, editor, and collector
• Kevin Messina, publisher and editor
• Gerhard Steidl, printer and publisher
The publishing of Robert Frank's landmark photobook, The Americans (1959), inspired generations of photographers to embark upon their own artistic careers. His searing views of postwar America created a new kind of poetry for the medium that was distinctly tied to the form of the photobook, and subsequently inspired generations of photographers to use the photobook in unconventional and impactful ways. Surprisingly, the digital age in which we live has spawned a photobook renaissance, with increased interest in publishing, collecting, and scholarly research in the field.
The Museum’s Hirsch Library and the Houston Center for Photography (HCP) jointly present this panel discussion about the current environment in the field of photography and photobooks, as well as perspectives on the future. This program, which brings together a distinct group of leaders in the field, is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017, on view at HCP from December 8, 2017, through January 5, 2018.
For more than three decades, the MFAH has had a commitment to Frank’s work through its collection of more than 400 of the artist’s photographs, distribution of many of his films, virtually complete holdings of his books, and maquettes for two seminal book works, The Americans and Lines of My Hand.
Education Inc. returns to host another stellar holiday musical event, bringing
the true spirit of Christmas along for the ride. Founded by Bubbha
Thomas, JAZZ.... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!
HOLIDAY JAZZ CONCERT
Saturday, December 9th 2017
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Jazz Workshop (SJW) All-Stars
Jazz Singers with Bill Jones
Unyt Band featuring Tekai Hicks & Dean James
Free Admission with 5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s
benefit the Emergency Aide Coalition & The Lord of the Streets Homeless
Location: Trinity Episcopal Church 1015 Holman Street - Houston, Texas 77004
Great fun for all ages! Sing
along to your holiday favorites and find a new groove with original songs from our
special blend of local artists. Let’s celebrate the holiday spirit with a
available on Eventbrite at https://holidayjazzconcert.eventbrite.com
us online for more information or call 713.839.7000.
GAC will offer a free children’s mask-making workshop,
led by local artist and GHF historic preservation manager Nick Barbee.
Presented in partnership with Galveston Historical Foundation, Nick and
instructors from GAC will show kids how to make 3-D paper animal masks to wear
in the parades during Dickens on the Strand on December 2 and 3rd.
Children will be able to wear their masks to
gain free entry to the start of the parade. Parade times and route information
will be posted at www.galvestonhistory.org/dickens-on-the-strand and detailed parade participation information will be given at the
the workshop; participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for
painting and getting messy. Parents are invited to stay, especially with