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Summit Kickoff + Reception


Join Fresh Arts for an evening kick-off to the first annual Fresh Arts Summit! Featured presentations include a performance by Son Kiss'd Dance Theater, an artist talk with famed Houston artist GONZO247, and a dynamic talk on the state of today's artists. with featured Keynote Speaker Diane Scott.  


This event is FREE and open to the public.


About the Keynote Presenter:


Described by artists she’s worked with as a “goal fairy,” Diane Scott uses the power of artists’ stories and community to take the magic out of the “non-art” part of a successful artist’s practice. Diane creates processes, systems, networks and carefully curated experiences to help collegiate arts faculty employ her tools in their personal artistic practices and then mentor the processes with their students. Founder and designer of the nationally recognized Artist INC artist professional development program, Diane now focuses on bringing her tools into the undergraduate arts arena both as an Associate Professor of Arts Management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and through her writing, research, and workshops.


When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
5:30PM - 7:00PM, Free

Summit Kickoff + Reception


Summit Kickoff

Keynote Presentation 

+ Reception

Friday, July 19, 2019

5:30PM - 7:30PM

Silver Street Studios

Free and open to the public


 

Join Fresh Arts for an evening kick-off to the first annual Fresh Arts Summit! Featured presentations include a performance by SonKissd Dance Theater, an artist talk with famed Houston artist GONZO247, and a dynamic talk on the state of today's artists. with featured Keynote Speaker Diane Scott.

This event is free and open to the public. 


Note: Registered Summit attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to signup for "Mentor Power Hour" Dine-Arounds with select presenters and artists following the Keynote Presentation. 



About the presenters:

Featured Keynote Presenter: Diane Scott

Described by artists she’s worked with as a “goal fairy,” Diane Scott uses the power of artists’ stories and community to take the magic out of the “non-art” part of a successful artist’s practice. Diane creates processes, systems, networks and carefully curated experiences to help collegiate arts faculty employ her tools in their personal artistic practices and then mentor the processes with their students.  Founder and designer of the nationally recognized Artist INC artist professional development program, Diane now focuses on bringing her tools into the undergraduate arts arena both as an Associate Professor of Arts Management at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and through her writing, research, and workshops.




GONZO247

Mario E. Figueroa, Jr. aka GONZO247 was born and raised in Houston, Texas. GONZO was exposed to graffiti and began his pursuit as a self-taught artist in 1985. He opened Aerosol Warfare Gallery, founded The Graffiti & Street Art Art Museum of Texas (2015), produced an Aerosol Warfare video series, established a Houston Wall Of Fame (the city’s first largest art production of its kind), has participated in over 50 exhibitions and art projects while also working with top brand campaigns that speak to urban communities.  He has evolved his studio art from aerosol on canvas to aerosol on layered plexiglass using a backwards painting technique.  He creates art on a local, national and international level.  He is well known as an upstanding artist and an early-on pioneer in the graffiti and street art genres in Houston, Texas; he manages Aerosol Warfare and continues to create art, murals and team-based productions. He has served several communities in his local hometown Houston, Texas through teaching his medium and volunteering his time to fellow artists and art groups throughout his career.  Some of the local organizations he has worked with are TEDxYouth Houston, Avenue CDC - Art on The Avenue, DiverseWorks, Fresh Arts, Houston Arts Alliance, The Orange Show Center and Project Row Houses.  


SonKiss'd Dance 

SonKissd Dance Theater was founded in January of 2012 by 3 free spirited, professional and energetic dancers with a call on their lives to inspire through performing arts and entertainment. It all began with one piece of choreography titled The Sound of Silence performed by the 3 founding members. The Sound of Silence was a 4minute routine using the movements of Contemporary, Jazz, and Street dance with no music, no words and no sounds. Not knowing how the audience was going to respond, they took a risk and it instantly paid off. After the companys debut performance, Sonkissd realized they had something people wanted and that was quality entertainment with an encouraging message. After performing in top venues around the city such as the Wortham Theater and the Hobby Center and collaborating with top Contemporary and Modern dance teams in Houston, Sonkissd Dance Theater decided to start producing their own shows. On April 27, 2013 Sonkissd Dance Theater produced their first production, The Chronicles of Creation. Now four years later with a full roster of performers Sonkissd has produced dozens of shows between Houston, Charlotte and New York City including their most outrageous production yet, Moving Mountains which was set at the Texas Rock Gym. With their ability to do anything they put their minds too, Sonkissd created an hour long, sold out production with dancers dancing and swinging 20 feet in the air on rock walls that included live painting and poetry. Sonkissd takes pride in the continued stories and comments on how their productions leave audience members inspired and uplifted which pushes them to keep creating and providing inspirational art.





LOCATION

Silver Street Studios, 

Building Entrance #1

2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007

(MAP)





When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
FREE and open to the public
Time:
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday Time & Price:
Prresentation begins promptly at 5:45pm.

Arts Resource Expo


Arts Resource Expo

Friday, July 19, 2019

12:00-2:00pm


Silver Street Studios

2000 Edwards St. - Building entrance #1, Houston, TX 77007


Free and open to the public.



Get in touch with local arts resources! 


Featured organizations and professionals will share their resources in an open networking format. The Arts Resource expo is geared towards artists and other creative entrepreneurs looking to tap into local resources.

 

Powered by Fresh Arts the Arts Resource Expo is hosted in conjunction with the 1st annual Fresh Arts Summit and in partnership with Houston Arts Alliance Disaster Resources Expo & Symposium.

 

Featured organizations:

Glasstire

Fresh Arts

Sawyer Yards

Houston Arts Alliance

Jerry’s Artarama

Higginbotham Insurance

 


Additionally, Houston Arts Alliance is sponsoring the expo and facilitating the following resources:

TX-CERA (Texas Cultural Emergency Response Alliance) teach artists how to recover their assets after a flood.

Performing Arts Readiness will provide sample documents to help entrepreneurs develop a plan to ensure their safety in case of emergencies large and small.

HAA will provide Hurricane Preparedness Guides specific to artists and arts organizations, as well as the CERF+ Studio Safety Guide.

Galveston Historical Foundation will also be in attendance to share their resources and information.


When:
Jul 19, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
12Pm = 2PM, Free

Nap Church's Southern Naptist Convention

a series of Community Naps

We will be congregating for some community naps at Mystic Lyon on Saturday, July 13 from 5-6pm and 9-10pm and on Sunday, July 14 from 11am-noon and again from 2-3pm.

Pillows and blankets will be available on a first come first served basis. Participants are also welcome to bring their own favorite pillows and blankets. This series of community naps is free to attend.

PARTICIPANTS MAY COME TO ONE OR MULTIPLE SESSIONS.

Schedule of events:
Saturday, July 13, 5pm—Liminal Recognition Nap
Saturday, July 13, 9pm—Storytime Nap with writer, musician and artist Kelly Moore
Sunday, July 14, 11am—Nap for incorporating Pleasure Aesthetics
Sunday, July 14, 2pm—Vibrational Somatics: Healing Gong Nap

These napping and sonic meditations are part of a series of workshops lead by artist Emily Sloan and referred to as Recreational Aesthetics and are funded in part by a Let Creativity Happen Grant from Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston.

To learn more:
http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com

https://www.fresharts.org/events/nap-church-little-woodrows-4235-bellaire-blvd-houston

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/07/exercises-for-rebel-nappers.html

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/08/operation-nap-time-houston-free.html

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/06/southern-naptist-convention-where-two.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmEQQQ5GYoM

ABOUT NAPPING AFFECTS PERFORMANCE:
Napping Affects Performance (NAP) is a performance and participation project providing community naps (since 2009) in collaboration with various performances, including (but not limited to) collaborations with sound, word, touch, and the delivery of naps to various sites and/or contexts.

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 OUR COLLABORATOR:
Kelly Moore is a writer, musician, and artist in Houston, Texas. She teaches writing at the University of Houston and djs for Rice Radio’s Chickenskin show. She is currently using her PhD in Creative Writing to make magnet poetry out of fun botany words like “glabrous” and “spatulate.”

GENERAL INFO:
5007 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198
July 13 - 5-6pm and 9-10pm
June14 - 11am-noon and 2-3pm
Free
https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx

When:
Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
5pm and 9pm / FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
11am and 2pm / FREE
Location:

HANDS-ON HOUSTON: JEWELRY MAKING

This month, join HCCC to make a piece of jewelry that represents you.

Through the jewelry you choose to wear, you share information about your personality, culture, gender, and beliefs. Explore the current exhibition, Tiff Massey: A Different World, and create symbols and images that represent the most important things in your life.  Add your creations to a chain to make your own wearable bracelet or necklace.

Join 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.

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. Learn more here.


When:
Jul 6, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

Sawyer Yards Second Saturday - Out of This World!

Come to Sawyer Yards for a special Second Saturday open studio and art market in celebration of the Moon landing’s historic 50th anniversary!

Sawyer Yards is part of history as one of the largest creative communities in the nation and we can’t wait to join Houstonians in celebrating the Moon landing’s historic 50th anniversary. On the Second Saturday of every month, Sawyer Yards invites the public to tour more than 350 open art studios, explore an outdoor makers market and grab a craft brew with friends and family. July’s Second Saturday will be out of this world with a variety of space-themed fitness offerings, craft beer and interactive art experiences throughout the campus. From 6-10 p.m., Sawyer Yards will host the following activities in conjunction with the outdoor Market at Sawyer Yards and Second Saturday Open Studios:

- Relive the experience of being in space with projections of the solar system in the old Silos train shed and clips of the moon landing shown on the historic Riviana Rice silos

- Enjoy a specialty craft beer and space-themed movies at Holler Brewing Co.

- Grab your friends for space-themed photo opportunities in select buildings

- Create your own artwork at Expressions in Molten Metal with Houston-artist Jack Gron, an interactive experience that allows the public to create their own design in a resin sand scratch block that will then be turned into a cast aluminum block by Gron’s mobile foundry. Bring your creativity and let it shine!

Free and open to the public!

Participating Studios 12 - 7 pm:
Spring Street Studios | 1824 Spring St., Houston TX 77007
Sabine Street Studios | 1907 Sabine St., Houston TX 77007


Participating Studios 6 - 10 pm:
Silver Street | 2000 Edwards St., Houston TX 77007
The Silos at Sawyer Yards | 1502 Sawyer St., Houston TX 77007
Winter Street Studios | 2101 Winter St., Houston TX 77007
Summer Street Studios | 2204 Summer St., Houston TX 77007


When:
Jul 13, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

CRAFT SOCIAL: FOOD & CULTURAL IDENTITY

HCCC’s summer Craft Social will focus on food and how it relates to culture and identity.

Explore the current exhibition, Justin Favela: All You Can Eatwhich features larger-than-life piñata sculptures of popular Tex-Mex foods like chili con carne and nachos supreme.  With HCCC Curator, Kathryn Hall, learn how this outrageous installation came together to inspire conversations about popular culture, the politics of food, and the Latinx experience in the U.S. Then, create felt food inspired by your own background and culture. What do your favorite foods say about your identity?

Held quarterly, Craft Socials are casual evening events designed to emphasize experimentation, curiosity, and innovation. Visitors are encouraged to drop by and participate in a night of making and learning about contemporary craft. All events are free and on a first-come first-served basis. Capacity is limited.

Craft beer is generously provided by Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co., and materials are sponsored by Art Supply on Main Street.

When:
Jul 18, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
General Categories: 

CHAIN-MAKING WORKSHOP

Join HCCC for a chain-making workshop inspired by our summer exhibition, "Tiff Massey: A Different World."

Join HCCC for a chain-making workshop inspired by our summer exhibition, Tiff Massey: A Different World.  Former resident artist and HCCC staff member Tarina Frank will lead an introductory workshop exploring simple chain-making processes. Learn how to make your own jump rings from copper wire, and assemble them using pliers into a wearable chain bracelet. From basic chain links to a foxtail chain or idiot’s delight, discover how to assemble the links to make a variety of styles.

No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided. Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Registration fee is $75 for HCCC members and $90 for non-members and includes instructor, materials, and administration fees. Participants will leave with completed chain bracelet. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over) and requires a minimum of 12 participants to hold.

Click here to register.

Registration Fee
$75 for HCCC members
$90 for Non-members

Cancellation Policy

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is cancelled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their reservation, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at education@crafthouston.org, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.


When:
Jul 20, 2019
 The class is for adults only (age 18 and over).
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

Grounding Study (Brick By Brick): A Community Brickmaking Workshop

Join us Saturday, June 22 from 10am-6pm for Grounding Study (Brick by Brick), a Community Brick Making Workshop in Houston’s historic Freedmen’s Town in the Fourth Ward.


Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10-6pm

Grass lot next to 1320 Robin St., Houston, TX 77019



Join us Saturday, June 22 from 10am-6pm for Grounding Study (Brick by Brick), a Community Brick Making Workshop in Houston’s historic Freedmen’s Town in the Fourth Ward. Together we will build bricks by hand using Texas clay and Buffalo Bayou sand left over from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Participants will also be able to write down their memories of the neighborhood and hopes for the future of Freedmen’s Town on pieces of paper, which will be incorporated into the clay. This process links past, present, and future histories of place and seeks to promote participation in the preservation of the brick streets in Freedmen’s Town, which are an invaluable asset to Houston. The finished bricks will be incorporated into plans for a Freedmen’s Town Visitors Center.



The brick streets in Freedmen’s Town National Register Historic Place are an important historic asset in Texas. In the early 1900s, the freedmen and their descendants petitioned for over six years to have bricks installed in their streets. The City refused permits unless a white company, Eureka Paving, was hired. Eureka hired brick installers who lived in Freedmen's Town and charged the community a steep price to pave their streets. Despite these conditions, the Freedmen's Town laborers worked together to pave their streets using brick patterns that originated from West African traditions.



This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.



This project was conceived by artist Elizabeth M. Webb in collaboration with artist Rick Lowe and planned in partnership with Charonda Johnson of Freedmen’s Town Association and the Freedmen’s Town Conservancy. Grounding Study (Brick by Brick) is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Special thanks to the Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum, the African American Library at the Gregory School, Mister Moonwalk and the Glassell Studio School.




For more information, contact:

Elizabeth M. Webb

elizabethmwebb@gmail.com


When:
Jun 22, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
10am-6pm FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.

Expressions in Molten Metal: A Mobile Foundry Workshop with Jack Gron

Experiment with the aluminum pouring process under guidance of local artist and bring home your own creation!

Experience another aspect of art-making that is not widely available with guidance from Houston-artist Jack Gron!


Happening concurrently with Second Saturday open studios at Sawyer Yards, Expressions in Molten Metal is an interactive experience that allows the public to create their own design in a resin sand scratch block that will then be turned into a cast aluminum block by Gron’s mobile foundry. Bring your creativity and let it shine!


Time: Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM
Location: Art Alley at Sawyer Yards
2101 Winter Street, Houston, Texas 77007


When:
Jul 13, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007

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