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Free Public Art Tour at UH


Free Public Art Tour at UH
Guided by María C. Gaztambide, PhD 
Hosted by Public Art of the University of Houston System 
Wednesday, April 5th, noon-1pm
Meet: Wortham Theater Lobby at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
3351 Cullen Blvd., Houston, TX 77204
Free event
RSVP: http://bit.ly/2HtC1r8
Parking: Metered parking can be found in lot 16 (Zone B)

Public Art of the University of Houston System hosts free Public Art Tours on the first Wednesday of each month. These tours will alternate between University of Houston, University of Houston-Downtown, and the University of Houston Sugar Land. Each iteration of the tour will vary featuring select artworks led by public art staff and guest tour guides. The walk will begin with a brief welcome and introduction of the day's tour. Participants are encouraged to wear walking shoes and bring water.

Please meet in the Wortham Theater Lobby at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. Metered parking can be found in lot 16 (Zone B)

Information on Guest Tour Guide: María C. Gaztambide, PhD 

María C. Gaztambide is the inaugural director and chief curator of UHS Public Art. Most recently, she served as associate director of the International Center for the Arts of the Americas at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. There her work straddled administration, research, publications, and long-term exhibition projects such as Contesting Modernity: Informalism in Venezuela, 1955–1975 (2018), Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America (2015); and Intersecting Modernities: Latin American Art from the Brillembourg Capriles Collection (2013).

Previously, she taught art history and served as the curator for Tulane University’s visual resources collection; conducted field research projects for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution; and worked for the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico during its gestational phase. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Dr. Gaztambide, holds M.A. degrees in Art History (Tulane) and Arts Administration (University of New Orleans), and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Latin American Studies (Tulane). She publishes regularly on modern and contemporary Latin American and Latino art and her first monograph, titled El Techo de la Ballena: Retro-Modernity in Venezuela, is forthcoming (2019) from the University of Florida Press.

When:
Apr 5, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm
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Monuments Monologue: Artists Talk


Join us for a discussion with "New Monuments for New Cities" participating artists Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin and Jamal Cyrus.

The talk will be located in the meadow surrounding the Henry Moore Spindle sculpture in Buffalo Bayou Park(Allen Parkway near Gillette St.).

New Monuments for New Cities is the inaugural project of the High Line Network Joint Art Initiative, a new partnership between industrial reuse projects in North America. In collaboration with Friends of the High Line, the Network’s founder, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and three other Network members are presenting New Monuments for New Cities, a year-long public art project. Houston is the launch-site for this unique exhibition that will travel to Austin, Chicago, Toronto and end in New York on the High Line this fall.

 

Each participating site invited five local artists to create proposals in the form of posters that respond to the evolving nature of monuments in our country today. The resulting works are meant to stimulate discussion about what it means to honor a person, an idea or a moment in time. Each participating location will produce an exhibition of the 25 artworks, specific to their site.

More information about the exhibition and art: https://buffalobayou.org/public-art/

When:
Apr 20, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am
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4th Annual Books2Eat - Edible Books Festival

Books2Eat, Edible Book Festival, Houston Book Arts Guild, WIVLA

What's an Edible Book Festival?

It's an event that features food shaped like, or referring
to, books.  Beginning with that simple
and silly premise, much is possible!

Do you have an idea for an entry?  Entries are only $5 each.  To reserve a spot at the table, email us this info: Title of your edible book, your name, contact phone number and contact email address.

Need some inspiration?  Google "Books 2 eat images"

All submissions will be displayed and plenty of time
provided for photo ops for your group’s website and social media pages.  We’ll have light refreshments on hand, should
all entries prove too good (or impossible) to eat!

WIVLA will be teaming up with The Houston Book Arts Guild to bring this festival, and teh wuitty and creative connection between the books we love and the food we love to eat to a wider audience.  

When:
Mar 30, 2019
Cost:
Free to attend $5. to submit an entry.
Time:
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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2019 Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts- Project Row Houses Fellows Lecture


Center for Art and Social Engagement at University of Houston
3333 Cullen Blvd, #120, Houston, Texas 77204

 

Join us to welcome the 2019 Kathrine G. McGovern College of the ArtsProject Row HousesFellows Sarah Raphael Garcia and Libby Bland. The two Fellows will share prior work and provide guiding questions and ideas about their upcoming Fellowship year.

Libby Bland brings a background in oral history and arts-based community design together with her research on the history of self-planned Black communities throughout the rural South. She previously worked with the Community Futures Lab in Philadelphia, and her research work investigates the narratives that Black people tell (and omit) about our experiences. 

Sarah Rafael García is a writer, traveler and arts educator with an M.F.A. in creative writing with an emphasis in fiction and cognate in media studies. She founded Barrio Writers, LibroMobile and Crear Studios, and published the multi-media project titled “SanTana’s Fairy Tales.” 

The KGMCA-PRH Fellowship invites artists and cultural practitioners to the Third Ward to work alongside urban planners, educators and policy makers, as well as engage in creative collaborations that involve the Third Ward community and address issues important to them.

 

 

When:
Mar 20, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
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SUMMER CRAFT CAMPS 2019

This summer, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents five, week-long craft camps for kids between the ages of 5 and 12.

Session 1, Ages 5 – 6:
Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14 (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 2, Ages 7 – 8:
Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 3, Ages 9 – 10:
Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 4, Ages 11 – 12:
Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Session 5, Ages 5 – 6:
Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9  (9:00 AM – 2:00 PM)

Craft Camp is designed to encourage creativity, experimentation, and self- expression, while introducing kids to a variety of craft materials and processes. Campers will practice critical thinking skills through conversations with teaching artists and learn how to look at and talk about works of art. Through individual and group projects in the galleries and Craft Garden, kids will work with materials such as clay, fiber, and metal.

Campers will begin the week by making their own sketchbooks and exploring the resident artists’ studios.  Each day includes time in the galleries, an hour lunch break, and hands-on studio projects, including jewelry making, natural fabric dyeing, and polymer clay miniatures. The week culminates in a mini-exhibition opening, where friends and family can view the kids’ completed works of art!

CAMP INFORMATION

  • Craft Camp begins promptly at 9:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM. Drop-off begins at 8:30 AM, and pick-up ends at 2:30 PM.
  • Campers must pack a nut-free lunch to eat during the supervised lunch break. A daily snack will be provided.
  • All materials, one camp T-shirt, and a daily snack is included in the registration fee. (Kids must wear their camp T-shirt throughout the week; registrants will have the opportunity to purchase a second T-shirt in advance.)
When:
Jun 10, 2019 to Aug 9, 2019
Cost:
FreeRegistration Fee: $275 (per child, per session) HCCC Member Fee: $235 (per child, per session).
Time:
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Collection InSight: The Dharani Scroll


Explore the world of East Asian printing with a close study of Dharani
Scroll. Commissioned in 764, by Empress Shōtoku, one million small
wooden pagodas were crafted and contained a small woodblock-printed
paper scroll (typically 6 x 45 cm) printed with a Buddhist text, the Vimalasuddhaprabhasa mahadharani sutra, and
distributed to temples around the country as thanksgiving for the
suppression of the Emi Rebellion. These are the earliest examples of
woodblock printing known, or documented, from Japan and possibly the
oldest verifiable printed matter.

When:
May 16, 2019
Cost:
Registration: $8. Free for TPM members.
Time:
6:00 pm
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International Women's Day Observance


Location: 

Houston Area Women's Center

Counseling and Education Campus

1010 Waugh Drive, Room 202

Houston TX 77019


Observe International Women’s Day with Rothko Chapel and Houston Area Women’s Center as a panel of research specialists share their data on “The Gender Parity Divide and Its Impact on Women in Houston.”  The program will be held on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 a.m. at the Houston Area Women’s Center Counseling and Education Campus, 1010 Waugh Drive, Room 202, Houston 77019.  The program is $15 and includes a continental breakfast.

When:
Mar 8, 2019
Cost:
$15
Time:
7:30 am
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Vox Storytellers: Artist Voices

Live stories on living with and overcoming mental health challenges, curated and shared by Houston artists

In its fourth year since its inception, Vox Culture is expanding its storytelling event line-up with the addition and launch of Vox Storytellers: Artist Voices. This new addition to the advocacy group's public storytelling lineup will serve to gather prominent and rising Houston-based artists to share their stories, starting with a conversation about mental health challenges artists face and the role it plays in their artistic discipline.

Six thoughtfully curated speakers, all Houston-based artists representing diverse backgrounds and artistic disciplines, will share their individual tales in the debut of `. Artists presenting include: Betirri Bengtson, Vanessa Longoria, Robyn Blodgett, Johnathon M. Espinoza, Nguyen T. Nguyen, and Ruby Rivera (TX Salsa Congress).

Sharing stories goes back to the most fundamental ways of building human connections. Vox Culture feels that it pays to sometimes dig back through our layers of modernity and embrace the calm poise of storytelling; all in an attempt to know each other better. The goal of this event is to connect Houstonians together in a deeper, more thoughtful way to the city's artist community and through the lens of mental health, build a better understanding of what it means and takes to be an artist in Houston. 

Vox Storytellers: Artist Voices seeks to lend human voices and faces to thread a narrative on Houston's mental health dilemma – opening a creative discussion of addressing the accompanying stigmas that exist in the artist community and the wider public. This event is designed as a precursor to the main Vox Storytellers event scheduled for June 2019, which will be hosted in partnership with Vox Culture's primary collaborators on its Rise Above mental health initiative, the Houston Grand Opera and Mental Health America of Greater Houston. The stories curated by the artists will help serve to provide creative context on the subject of mental health in Houston and give us a more holistic picture. Ultimately, Vox Storytellers: Artist Voices hopes to begin to probe the question – how do we change perceptions on mental health stigmas?

The storytelling session will be followed by a artist panel discussion on mental health in the arts community and an audience Q&A. Samples of art work created by the participating artists will also be exhibited.

This event is also made possible by the Vox Storytellers’ program in-kind and repeat hosts, Cafeza. Seats are free but limited, therefore RSVP is strongly suggested. Please reserve your spot by selecting a ticket(s) and and presenting it at the door.
When:
Mar 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:45 pm to 5:45 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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2:45pm-4:45pm / Free Admission
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UST-Houston Mural Reveal Party


University of St. Thomas - Crooker Center
3800 Montrose Blvd, Houston, Texas 77006

 

**********#UPDATE: Due to weather, we need to reschedule our Mural Reveal Party to Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the same time from 12:30pm - 4:00pm!**********

You're all invited to our first ever #USTHoustonMural Reveal Party! Come out to Crooker Center for food, music, entertainment and watch @GONZO247 finish our mural! Details on the invite! See you guys there! #BeYourBoldSelf

 

 

When:
Mar 21, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:30 pm
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Rebecca Morris Artist Talk


University of Houston - College of Architecture & Design
4200 Elgin St, Houston, Texas 77204

 

Join us for an evening with artist Rebecca Morris! Morris will discuss her practice at length in conjunction with her solo major exhibition "Rebecca Morris: The Ache of Bright," currently on view at the Blaffer Art Museum through March 16, 2019. 

University of Houston
Room 150
College of Architecture and Design Lecture Hall
6:30pm

Since the early 1990s, Rebecca Morris (b. 1969, Honolulu) has explored the vast visual language of abstract painting. Inventing an extensive array of original forms, compositional rules, and improvisational associations, Morris creates highly considered images that simultaneously construct and disassemble themselves. Varying widely in scale and density, her works are both unpredictable and precise, often featuring an ebullient cacophony of hues, patterns, layers, and gestures.

Rebecca Morris’s work is held in a number of major museum collections worldwide, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, among others. Since 1994, she has been the subject of more than 25 solo exhibitions and has been included in over 145 group exhibitions at museums and galleries, including the 2016 iteration of Made in L.A. at the Hammer Museum; the 2014 Whitney Biennial; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands; LAXART, Los Angeles; Kunsthalle Lingen, Germany; The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago; 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles; Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin; and Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago; among many others. Morris has also been the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, among others.

When:
Mar 7, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:30 pm
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