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HANDS-ON HOUSTON: SUN PRINTS

Create your own sun prints at the next Hands-On Houston!

Join HCCC to create your own cyanotypes (also known as sun prints) from a photographic process that produces prints when objects are placed in the sun. To get inspiration for your cyanotypes, explore the new exhibition, Tom Loeser: Please Please Pleaseand discover how the artist uses found objects in his prints. Then, work with your family or friends to select objects, design a composition, and watch, as your work of art develops on photo-sensitive paper in the sun.

Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place outdoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

When:
Feb 2, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Toward a Better Future: Transforming The Climate Crisis


The Rothko Chapel and the University of St. Thomas will present a three-day symposium, Thursday, Feb. 28 to March 2, 2019, titled: “Toward a Better Future: Transforming The Climate Crisis.” The symposium will open on Thursday, February 28, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rothko Chapel with the opening keynote address by New York Times Global Climate Reporter and George Polk Award-winning foreign correspondent, Somini Sengupta. Continuing on Friday, March 1- Saturday, March 2, both at the Rothko Chapel and the University of St. Thomas, the symposium will weave together art, spirituality, and human rights and explore the topic from local, national, and global perspectives through presentations, panel discussions, and breakout sessions. More symposium information including the full list of speakers, agenda, costs and logistics will be available on the Rothko Chapel website.

When:
Feb 28, 2019 to Mar 2, 2019
Cost:
Available on website
Time:
7:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Location:
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

CRAFT SOCIAL: CRAFTIVISM

At the Winter Craft Social, join HCCC to explore “craftivism,” inspired by OTRO MUNDO ES POSIBLE (2017), a protest banner on view in HCCC’s Case Study space and part of Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library.

At the Winter Craft Social, join HCCC to explore “craftivism,” inspired by OTRO MUNDO ES POSIBLE (2017), a protest banner on view in HCCC’s Case Study space and part of Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending LibraryCraftivism provides an avenue through which artists can channel their creative energy, share their voices and experiences, and make the world a better place.  At Craft Social, meet Verónica Hernandez, a Protest Banner Lending Librarycollaborator, and learn how the library creates safe spaces in which communities can work together to address their concerns about current socio-political issues. Take action, and make your own protest sign using a variety of provided materials to create a statement that speaks to your own quest or social cause. Participants will also work together as a group to create a protest banner, based on a local Houston issue, that will be donated to the Protest Banner Lending Library.

Participants in the previous evening’s Protest Banner Workshop will also display their finished banners at this event.

Learn more about Protest Banner Lending Library here.

About Craft Social
Craft Socials are casual, quarterly evening events designed to emphasize experimentation, curiosity, and innovation. Visitors are encouraged to drop by and participate. All events are free and on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited.  Events take place in January, April, July and October.  Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., and materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.

Photos by eedahahm/JAHHM, via https://www.aramhan.com/protest-banner-lending-library.html

When:
Jan 17, 2019
Parking and entrance behind the building on Travis St.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

PROTEST BANNER WORKSHOP

Create your own large-scale fabric protest banner.

Join HCCC for a free, banner-making workshop led by Verónica Hernandez as part of Aram Han Sifuentes’ Protest Banner Lending Library. During the workshop, visitors will learn how to create their own banner to share their voices and experiences and contribute to the growing library of handmade banners. The workshop is held in conjunction with OTRO MUNDO ES POSIBLE (2017), a protest banner currently on view at HCCC (in the Case Study space) that was made by Hernandez as part of the Protest Banner Lending Library.

Participants will learn how to cut and attach letters to cloth to create large-scale banners that examine issues such as immigration, citizenship, race, and craft. Attendees are invited back to HCCC the following night, January 17, to continue the discussion about “craftivism” and to display their finished banners at the winter Craft Social event.

REGISTER HERE

When:
Jan 16, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
General Categories: 

Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration


To honor the life and work of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Chapel will host a public program featuring a short address by civil rights activist and organizer Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr., and former Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao. The program will be held at 7 p.m. on Dr. King’s birthday, Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Following the address, award-winning journalist and Channel 13 reporter Melanie Lawson will moderate a conversation exploring the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Dr. King, especially the importance of non-violence in social change movements. Texas-based musicians Indrajit Banerjee on sitar and Shantilal Shal on tabla will perform from 6:30-7 p.m. before the program begins, and the Phillip Hall Singers will perform Gospel music as the program comes to a close. This program is a pay-what-you-can event with a suggested donation of $20 and includes a reception on the plaza after the program. The Rothko Chapel is located at 3900 Yupon, Houston, 77006.

When:
Jan 15, 2019
Cost:
Suggested contribution of $20
Time:
6:30 pm
Location:

What Works Workshop (espanol)


"WHAT WORKS?" WORKSHOP (in Spanish)

Want to learn more about What Works for artists to create sustainable careers? 

Martes 8 de enero de 2019 / 6:30 - 8:00pm*
@ Talento Bilingue de Houston
333 S Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77003 

GRATIS y abierto a artistas de todas las disciplinas (requiere inscripción)


Únase a Fresh Arts y GONZO247 para un taller gratuito y una introducción al programa de Artist INC-HOUSTON. En el "Taller de What Works", compartiremos estudios de casos de artistas sobre "What Works / What Doesn't" para que los artistas participando en el taller crean carreras sostenibles y discutan los comportamientos comunes de los empresarios de artistas exitosos y los prepare para aplicarlo a su propia práctica artística.

El taller incluye discusión de:
 * Establecimiento de objetivos y planificación
 * Carreras profesionales
 * Múltiples fuentes de ingresos
 * y un resumen del programa Artist INC

Los últimos 30 minutos del taller están dedicados a la audiencia, así que traiga sus preguntas. Los asistentes recibirán el libro de trabajo "What Works" que desafía a artistas comenzar a identificar sus metas y a elaborar un plan después del taller.



WORKSHOP SCHEDULE + REGISTRATION:


Join us before the workshop for Networking + Cocktails: 
6:15-6:45

Registration/Check-in:  6:30-6:45pm
Presentation + Q&A:  6:45-8:00pm





WORKSHOP LOCATION:


@ Talento Bilingue de Houston (TBH)
333 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003
(MAP)








ABOUT ARTIST INC:

First launched in Kansas City, Artist INC is a cutting edge training seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Limited to 25 participants per session, artists gather for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Using an innovative class design, artists learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group application activities, as well as large group discussion and multi-media lecture. Now in its eighth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 800 regional artists. 
 
Artist INC seminars provide a host of benefits to artists of all disciplines through mentorship opportunities, expert presentations, and peer networks to develop their entrepreneurial skill and strengthen their artistic practice. Artists gain:
* Skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law, and technology;
* Increased knowledge and the ability to access local and national art business resources;
* Strategic planning for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; 
* Long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.
Artist INC is a collaborative partnership between Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center.


Sound like a program you want to be involved in? 
Interested Artist INC Houston participants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples that support their proposed project. All applications must be made online HEREThe deadline is January 11, 2019.


THANK YOU TO OUR WORKSHOP SPONSORS:
Talento Bilingue de Houston
Dripping Springs Vodka


When:
Jan 8, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
Cocktails + networking: 6:15, Presentation begins at 6:45pm.

HCCC RESIDENT ARTIST TALKS

Join HCCC for Resident Artist Talks with current residents, Antonius Bui, Zoe Gross, Heather Johnson, and Eunsil Leem.

 Discover the artistic processes of working craft artists at this afternoon event. Learn about the artists’ works of art, influences, and materials. After the talks, explore the artists’ studios, where visitors are encouraged to ask questions!

When:
Dec 15, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

HANDS-ON HOUSTON: PAPER PODS WITH ZOE GROSS

This month, join HCCC and current resident artist Zoe Gross to explore paper sculptures by creating your own paper pods, inspired by Zoe’s ceramic and paper practice.

Learn how to translate a 2D idea into 3D, and practice your color-theory skills as you select complementary colors for your project. Experiment with repetition and multiplies as you arrange your paper pods into a composition, and discover how you can combine pods as a family unit to create a more complicated object.

Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place outdoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

When:
Jan 5, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

Winter Collection 2018, Fifth Ward Art Pop-Up

holiday market

Mystic Lyon is excited to host the third annual Winter Collection, a Pop Up Art Shop featuring works by Fifth Ward artists and their friends. Prices start at $3 for handmade cards and most paintings are priced between $10 and $200. Cary Reeder's art will also be on view in the window installation space. The art shop will be open one-day-only—Saturday, December 15 from 1-5pm.


Antique dealer, creative, and show participant, Mr. Lee, states: “This is the good stuff. Some people just don't get it though.” The Mystic Lyon invites you to come see for yourself.

ABOUT MYSTIC LYON
Mystic Lyon is an installation art space and social sculpture in Houston's historic Fifth Ward. Installations remain on view in and on the windows 24 hours a day. Additional programming includes pay phone call-ins to the artists, physical and metaphysical happenings, community coffees, and events benefiting neighbor endeavors. It is also the home of the Fifth Ward Badminton Club and a founder and host of the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Event Date: Saturday, December 15, 1-5pm
Location: Mystic Lyon, 5017 Lyons Ave., Houston, TX 77020
Contact info: 713-582-1198, mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
Web info: https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx

When:
Dec 15, 2018
Unfortunately, this venue is currently not wheelchair accessible.
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
1-5pm; FREE
Location:

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.

"WHAT WORKS?" WORKSHOP

Want to learn more about What Works for artists to create sustainable careers? 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
@ Talento Bilingue de Houston
333 S Jensen Dr, Houston, TX 77003 

Session 1:  5:00 - 6:30pm
Session 2:  6:30 - 8:00pm*

*Session 2 will be hosted predominantly in Spanish!

FREE and open to artists of all disciplines (Registration required)


Join Fresh Arts and GONZO247 for a free workshop and introduction into the cutting edge program Artist INC-HOUSTON.  In the “What Works Workshop”, we will share case studies from working artists about "What Works/What Doesn't" for artists to create sustainable careers and discuss the common behaviors of successful artists’ entrepreneurs and leave you ready to apply them to your own art practice.  

 The workshop includes discussion of:
Goal setting and planning
Portfolio careers
Multiple income streams
and an overview of the Artist INC program 

The last 30 minutes of the workshop is dedicated to audience needs, so bring your questions. Attendees will receive the What Works Workbook that challenges you to begin identifying your goals and crafting a plan following the workshop. 

This FREE What Works workshop is an introduction into the Kansas City-based program, Artist INC Live and kicks off ARTIST INC-HOUSTON 2019 (application now open).  Interest in the program is not required to attend the free workshop. 

Note: 
This is an encore presentation of the What Works Workshop held on Wed, December 18.




WORKSHOP SCHEDULE + REGISTRATION:


Registration/Check-in: 5:00-5:15pm
Presentation + Q&A:  5:15-6:15pm


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Networking + Cocktails: 6:15-6:45
Open to all workshop attendees.

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Registration/Check-in:  6:30-6:45pm
Presentation + Q&A:  7:45-8:00pm





WORKSHOP LOCATION:


@ Talento Bilingue de Houston (TBH)
333 S. Jensen Drive, Houston, TX 77003
(MAP)








ABOUT ARTIST INC:

First launched in Kansas City, Artist INC is a cutting edge training seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Limited to 25 participants per session, artists gather for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers. Using an innovative class design, artists learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group application activities, as well as large group discussion and multi-media lecture. Now in its eighth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 800 regional artists. 
 
Artist INC seminars provide a host of benefits to artists of all disciplines through mentorship opportunities, expert presentations, and peer networks to develop their entrepreneurial skill and strengthen their artistic practice. Artists gain:
* Skills in arts planning, marketing, finance, law, and technology;
* Increased knowledge and the ability to access local and national art business resources;
* Strategic planning for pursuing, marketing and sustaining their art; 
* Long-term network of cross-discipline, diverse artists to provide peer learning and support into the future.
Artist INC is a collaborative partnership between Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Innovation Center.


Sound like a program you want to be involved in? 
Interested Artist INC Houston participants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples that support their proposed project. All applications must be made online HEREThe deadline is January 11, 2019.


THANK YOU TO OUR WORKSHOP SPONSORS:
Talento Bilingue de Houston
Dripping Springs Vodka
When:
Jan 8, 2019
Cost:
Free with Registration
Time:
5:30 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
5-6:30 & 6:30-8, FREE with Registration


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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