Community

INDEPENDENCE HEIGHTS ARTIST RESOURCE INFO SESSION


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. 

When:
Jun 25, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
6:00-7:00PM // Free
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HANDS-ON HOUSTON: CASTING PENDANTS WITH EAN ESCOTO

Join current resident artist and metalsmith Ean Escoto for mold making and plaster casting.

Choose from a variety of objects to create textures and impressions for your mold, and cast a wearable plaster pendent.  Visit Ean’s studio to discover how he uses this technique in his own wearable works. Once your piece has dried, pop it out of the mold, and see the exciting results!  Hang your pendant on a string to wear as a necklace or hang as an ornament.

Note: Please allow 20 minutes to complete this activity and 15 minutes for the project to dry. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM and participate in a 15 – 20 minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft.

When:
Jul 7, 2018
Parking behind the building on Travis St,
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Moving beyond the Hypothetical

An Interactive Performance by Emily Sloan

MYSTIC
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.


Artist
Emily Sloan warns: We all perform and on this day we will vibrate
from the hypothetical to the probable.


ABOUT
THE ARTIST:
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:
Specializing in
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. 

GENERAL INFO:
5017 Lyons
Ave.
Houston, TX
77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198 
Performance
Date/Time: Sunday, July 1, 6-7pm

https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx

When:
Jul 1, 2018
GENERAL INFO:5017 Lyons Ave.Houston, TX 77020mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com713-582-1198 Performance Date/Time: Sunday, July 1, 6-7pm https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
FREE , 6pm
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Celebrate the Summer Solstice

CELEBRATE THE SUMMER SOLSTICE AT ROTHKO CHAPEL ON JUNE 21

Houston, TX (June 5, 2018) – Celebrate the Summer Solstice at Rothko Chapelwith 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.   

For more information visit http://www.rothkochapel.organd click the “event” tab. 

When:
Jun 21, 2018
Cost:
10
Time:
6:20 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Park-SmART Precinct One - Arts & Culture Forum

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.

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!


When:
Jun 21, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Intermediate-2 Jewelry Making Workshop

Taught by local jewelry artist, Rene´ Lee Henry

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. 

Contact JEMCO to reserve your space at 713-541-4242. 
For more information about the instructor visit www.reneleehenry.com or www.facebook.com/reneleehenryjewelry/


When:
Jun 3, 2018 to Jun 24, 2018
* Long pants and closed toe shoes are required
Cost:
$220 + material and use fee
Time:
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00-2:00
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Growing a Brighter Tomorrow in Gulfton


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 YlemJerry's Artarama Retail StoresAkzoNobel, 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.

When:
May 26, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
11 AM - 1 PM - FREE
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Letters to Akilah

Performative lecture by ASP artist Regina Agu in response to the work of late poet Akilah Oliver

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.


When:
Jun 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
Free
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Change Happens: What Nonprofit Leaders Need To Know


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.


Date: Thursday, June 7
Registration: 3pm
Seminar: 3:30pm
Networking Reception: 5pm
  • cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres
Venue: MATCH 
  • Matchbox 2 and Art Gallery
  • 34oo S Main Street
  • Houston, TX 77002

During the Seminar we will:
  1. Highlight emerging changes in nonprofit accounting, including implications of the new tax law.
  2. Discuss steps you can take to protect your organization against fraud, including the latest scams.
  3. Explore the characteristics of a "best-in-class" finance department.
Executive Directors, board members, and other nonprofit leaders are encouraged to attend. Space is limited.

When:
Jun 7, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:30 pm
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Hand Sculpted Jewelry Makerspace Workshop


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

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.

When:
Aug 16, 2018
Cost:
$30 per person (supplies provided)
Time:
7:00 pm
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PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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