Artist INC WHAT WORKS workshop

A free workshop to learn about "What Works" for artists to create sustainable careers, plus an intro to the Artist INC-Houston program.

Dec 13, 2017
This FREE "What Works" workshop is an introduction into the Kansas City-based program, Artist INC and kicks off the online application for Artist INC coming to Houston in Spring 2017.   Stay after the workshop for cocktails and networking with 2017 Artist Inc grads as we celebrate the closing of Connecting The Silos, an Artist INC Houston showcase. 
FREE with registration
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
6:00: Check-in + Door Registration; Program begins at 6:15

Collaged Collections Workshops

Collaged Collections Workshop
Sunday, December 10, 2017
1 -3 PM
O'Quinn Gallery
$5 - Lawndale Members 
$10 - Non-Members 

Join Lawndale Sunday, December 10 from 1 - 3 for our Collaged Collections Workshop inspired wit 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 composition inspired by Luna's work, which contemplates the meaning of objects we hold dear. 

Dec 10, 2017
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
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Collaged Collections Workshop

This Sunday, create a collage at Lawndale inspired by Layla Luna's I Saw Nobody Coming, So I Went Instead.

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:

Dec 10, 2017
$10 for non-Members; $5 for Members
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:

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, click "Upcoming Event"

 - Open to all

Facebook Event


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





Amy Schwartzman

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

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

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.



Diane Falkenhagen

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 Johnson

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...

Dec 2, 2017
To RSVP go to and click on "Upcoming Event."
Free with RSVP
9:30 am to 1:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:

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!

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

Inspired by Robert Frank: Publishing the Photobook in the 21st Century

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.

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

Panel participants:
• 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.

Dec 9, 2017
• $5 Students with ID & members of the MFAH and HCP • $10 Adult nonmembers
11:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
11:00am - 12:30pm • $5 Students with ID & members of the MFAH and HCP • $10 Adult nonmembers

WHAM Preview + Ugly Sweater Party!

Nov 17, 2017
Open bar and specialty cocktails, light bites, live music, early shopping access, and free parking.
$15 presale, $25 at the door
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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Annual Holiday Jazz Concert

JAZZ... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!

Education Inc. returns to host another stellar holiday musical event, bringing
the true spirit of Christmas along for the ride. Founded by Bubbha
JAZZ.... Is the Gift that keeps on Giving!


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
little JAZZ!

Tickets are
available on Eventbrite at

us online for more information or call 713.839.7000.


Dec 9, 2017
FREE w/5 Non-perishable Food Items or Men’s Socks
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:

Free Student Workshop & Docent Tour about "Vedem - The Secret Magazine of the Terezin Ghetto

Vedem, WWII, Holocaust, Workshop, Students, Creative Activism, Creativity, Docent Tour

Come visit the the Vedem Exhibit at the Czech Center Museum.

On view: September 12th, 2017  to November 30th, 2017


Vedem’s magazine’s lessons of artistic activism will inspire today’s teens! It’s a chance to use creative means to explore their identity while driving change in their own communities.

Vedem Underground : The Secret Boys Magazine deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Using a combination of pop-art graphics, drawings and paintings, and the prose and poetry of teenage prisoners in the Terezin Ghetto, the exhibit breaks down the 83 weekly issues totaling the 800 pages of Vedem (“In The Lead” in Czech”), then reconstructs them in the form of a contemporary magazine.

Through the exhibit, Vedem, which was produced from 1942-44, is recreated as the original ‘zine (hand made magazine), complete with “Masthead,” “Mission,” “Newsroom,” “Printing Press” and “Circulation” sections as well as panels dedicated to subject matter such as “Columns,” “Features,” “Humor” and “News and Editorial” panels.

Vedem Underground enlarges the intimate scale of the original publication while mixing and matching works of art with poetry and prose to create a collage in which Vedem is reinterpreted as a work of artistic activism that remains as relevant today as it did more than 70 years ago.

The Vedem Underground multimedia project examines the historic, cultural and artistic legacy of Vedem, a teen-authored magazine that was the only underground publication to be regularly produced by young Nazi concentration camp prisoners.

Vedem Underground teaches an invaluable lesson that transcends religion, age and eras to secondary-school and college students. Students are able to see how young activists inside the Terezin ghetto fearlessly fought anti-Semitism using their creative expression.


Students participate in journalism workshop that concludes with student creations of hand-made magazines (‘zines).

The workshop is designed to teach middle- through college students both the historic context of Vedem and the art of creating a ‘zine, or hand- made magazine, as a symbol of creative expression, and a way to explore one’s identity through socially-engaged creativity.

They will conclude the course showcasing their work for the community with a ‘zine pop-up exhibit, where they will share ideas and trade their ‘zines.

FOR MORE INFO CALL 713-528-2060 or email


Nov 2, 2017 to Nov 30, 2017
For further information, please visit the brochure link. To follow our free events, please visit our Facebook page.
Free for students $6 for adults
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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Free for students and $6 for adults
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Free for students and $6 for adults
Wednesday Time & Price:
Free for students and $6 for adults
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Free for students and $6 for adults
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Free for students and $6 for adults

Children's Animal Mask Workshop at GAC

GAC in Partnership with GFH Host Animal Mask Workshop for Children

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 and detailed parade participation information will be given at the

 All mask-making materials will be provided at
the workshop; participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing for
painting and getting messy. Parents are invited to stay, especially with
younger children. 

Nov 18, 2017
10:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00am Free
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


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