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Planetary Dance Houston


Core Dance, a professional dance organization, invites Houstonians of all ages and abilities to come together to dance for peace in Planetary Dance on Sunday, June 2 from 10am to noon in Hermann Park. Planetary Dance will be performed in Hermann Park off Hermann Park Drive on a grassy area located across the street from the main entrance of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, 77030. Participation in “Planetary Dance” is free and open to the public but advance registration is required: https://donate.coredance.org/campaigns10823-planetary-dance-houston-2019

When:
Jun 2, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Summer Docent Training Program


If you love culture, heritage, art and history, share your passion with visitors from all over the world. Become a Czech Center Museum Houston Docent at our museum! Join us once a week and enjoy the feeling of a small baroque palace in Houston,Texas! Every Tuesday, June 4th to July 16th, from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM.

No previous experience required, just a passion for history, art and interest in meeting international visitors.

Anyone is welcome to apply. All applicants should be available during business hours, Monday–Friday, for training and leading tours. If you are interested in applying to the docent program, please send an email to development@czechcenter.org

For more information visit: https://www.czechcenter.org/volunteer-become-a-docent

Thank you! 

When:
Jun 4, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am
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Event Type: 

El Chow: Mango verde -Sound and Poetry


El Chow: Mango verde presents:
- Sound and Poetry -
Queer edition (always)

Join us for our closing reception at El Chow: Mango verde! With an amazing group of queer poets and sound artists!

El Chow: Mango verde was created to showcase Queer Latinx folx, by queer Latinx folx. With the goal of highlighting and uplifting our community, and to create more shows which talk about queer identities and themes. To create opportunities to show our work, create space and community, not just in Houston, but for it to expand our network!

This event is created mainly for queer latinx and poc to share their poetry or sound art! Other queer people are welcome to join and share, but please be mindful of the space, thank you!

The last days to view the show is May 18th! Wednesday is a great opportunity to check out the show! and enjoy the work of other creatives!

When:
May 15, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:30 pm

Summer Docent Training Program


If you love culture, heritage, art and history, share your passion with visitors from all over the world. Become a Czech Center Museum Houston Docent at our museum! Join us once a week and enjoy the feeling of a small baroque palace in Houston,Texas! Every Tuesday, June 4th to July 16th, from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM.

No previous experience required, just a passion for history, art and interest in meeting international visitors.

Anyone is welcome to apply. All applicants should be available during business hours, Monday–Friday, for training and leading tours. If you are interested in applying to the docent program, please send an email to development@czechcenter.org

For more information visit: https://www.czechcenter.org/volunteer-become-a-docent

Thank you!

When:
Jun 4, 2019 to Jul 16, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
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Artist INC Presentation Night After Party (NEW DATE)


New date!
Artist INC-Houston Presentation Night
After Party!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
9:30pm to Midnight
@ Decatur Bar & Pop-up Factory
2310 Decatur St, Houston, TX 77007


UPDATE:
Due to predicted weather reports of flash flooding, we have rescheduled our Artist INC Houston Presentation Night and the After Party to May 22nd. If you have any questions please contact our team at info@fresharts.org



The presentations are done, and we're thirsty! Come celebrate with Fresh Arts and the 2019 Artist INC graduating class at the exciting and beautiful new bar situated right in the Arts District: Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory. 

Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory is dedicated to supporting Houston’s culinary, cocktail and creative communities by providing a space to cultivate and incubate local talent.


Presenting artists include:
Héctor Arguelles // Emily Arrow // Cuyler Ballenger // Marissa Castillo // Shannon Crider // Tatiana Escallon // Jaime Frugé-Walne // Marsha Glickman // Rachel Gonzales // Nyssa Juneau // Brandon Kafarela // Carla Sue // Joseph Nance // P M Neist // Anthony Pabillano // Miles Payne // Peace // Crystal Rae // Jelisa Jay Robinson // Nicci Sevier-Vuyk // Laura Sprague // Chris Thomas // Caroline Truong // Zulma Vega // Arnea Williams

Artist INC-Houston Spring 2019 Peer Facilitators include Emanuelee “Outspoken” Bean, Eepi Chaad, Tami Merrick Moschioni, Nicola Parente, Dominique Royem, and Lori Yuill.



Artist INC Houston is powered by Fresh Arts and is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc., and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Additional support for the Artist INC Houston 2019 session has been provided in part by Frost Bank and Art Colony Association.

When:
May 22, 2019
New date!
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:30 pm to 11:59 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
9:30pm-Midnight

Comicpalooza Live Art Auction benefiting Fresh Arts



Comicpalooza's Live Art Auction


benefiting Fresh Arts

Live Art Auction is an evening event where Comicpalooza artists donate time and creativity to produce unique pieces of art, not only for an evening of entertainment but to raise money for Fresh Arts, a charity that champions our local art community to succeed in the business of art and make a living as artists. The number of artists that participant in the Live Art Charity Auction varies from year to year as do the creative backgrounds and disciplines, including painting and drawing.

Comicpalooza attendees are invited to watch these creations come to life and to bid on their favorites during the silent auction that’s going on simultaneously.

Limited edition stickers and featured guest appearances by GONZO247, Fariba Abedin, and David Maldonado.


When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 7:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: George R Brown Convention Center, Hall C Lobby 

Free and open to the public!


All bidding concludes at 11:00 pm sharp and must be paid for immediately after. You must be present to win.

When:
May 11, 2019
Hall C, first floor.
Cost:
FREE!
Time:
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:00 to 11:00pm
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2019 Comic Indie Con

Houston's Independent Comic Convention

This is Houston's premier Independent Comics Convention,  where we feature some of Texas's most creative underground indie artists and writers under one roof.

We'll have panel discussions from the creators themselves to teach the tricks of the trade for those wanting to break into the industry. interactive games, and opportunities. We will also feature independent: boardgames, crafts, artwork, and self-published books!

Come one come all, and enjoy food music, and the rich imagination that Houston has to offer.

When:
Nov 2, 2019
Cost:
$5.00 per person. Kids 5 and under are FREE
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Comicalooza Artist Panel presented by Fresh Arts

Image by David Maldonado @capdavjon

Comicpalooza Artist Panel:
How Local Artists are Reimagining Entrepreneurship
presented by Fresh Arts

Saturday, May 11, 2019  | 4:30-5:30pm
George R Brown Convention Center, Room #361AD


Going to Comicpalooza? Join Fresh Arts for an artist-led conversation on arts and entrepreneurship. Discussion points will include sustainable income streams, the creative process, and local resources for artists. The panel will feature three local artists who maintain a creative entrepreneur practice spanning different forms of public engagement in the arts.


No registration is necessary for Comicpalooza attendees.



Panelists will include:


David Maldonado is a Houston based multidisciplinary artist and musician, whose medium has varied from canvases and large-scale murals to cleats worn by professional athletes. As a Hispanic artist, he believes that there is an importance in reflecting his culture, tradition and good storytelling through the forms of art. 

Follow him on Instagram @capdavjon





Emanuelee Outspoken Bean is an award-winning performance poet, writer, compassionate mentor, electric entertainer, and educator. Bean uses poetry to collaborate with other mediums and institutions and has been recognized as the first poet to perform on the main stage production of Houston Ballet’s PLAY. He is also the founder of Plus Fest, the everything plus poetry festival, an innovative, one-day festival provides a platform for nationally renowned spoken-word artists and poets to fuse their work alongside and in collaboration with local visual artists, videographers, DJ’s, musicians plus more.  In 2017 he served in the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Artist in Resident program and is a 2016 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Idea Fund recipient. Follow him @outspokenbean and @plusfest



Anastasia Kirages is a Houston-based zinester, art lover, and occasional traditional Greek dancer. She publishes zines under an open-ended imprint called Modernizm and helps organize Zine Fest Houston (ZFH). In addition to her work with ZFH, she is a member of DAMN GXRL, a feminist booking collective, and also volunteers her time whenever she can with The Printing Museum, Girl’s Rock Camp Houston, and The Montrose Center. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010, moved back to Houston that same year, and became involved in the zine scene in 2011. Her zines have been included in shows such as The Zine Society Library at CentralTrak (Dallas, TX), ZINESHOW at Tymutopiyapres (Lviv, Ukraine) and Amsterdam Zine Jam at Mediamatic Fabriek (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).





Stephanie Saint Sanchez is a by-any-means-necessary media artist, movie maker, and instigator who grew up in the MTV-era 1980s. When she received her first video camera at age 13, she was off and running, creating video stories and mini-epics. Over the last 15 years as founder of La Chicana Laundry Pictures, she has written, produced, and directed more than 30 award-winning, genre-splitting short films. She started Señorita Cinema, an all-Latina film festival based in Texas and now in its fifth year. She is recipient of a S.W.A.M.P. Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship, The Idea Fund, and The Lawndale Artist Studio Program. When not making movies and hosting super fun events she also makes Art Cars, VHS furniture and her own line of Ded Celeb Prayer Candles.




After the panel, visit the Comicpalooza Live Art Auction located on the first floor of the convention center from 7:00-11:00pm. Auction proceeds benefit Fresh Arts, a nonprofit that champions local artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art.




When:
May 11, 2019
Featured panel for registered Comicpalooza attendees. For $1 off Day Passes and $3 off Weekend Passes use discount code:  fresharts
Time:
4:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
4:30-5:30pm

Morgan Menil Biennial Lecture: Antonia Pocock


Drawing "The Street": Claes Oldenburg and Figurative Expressionism in the 1950s

Before Claes Oldenburg rose to fame as a leading figure in American Pop Art, he produced a poignant body of work in response to modes of life and expression observed on the streets of Chicago and New York. Comprised of sculptures and drawings—and works that straddle the two media—"The Street" was first exhibited as an immersive environment at the Judson Gallery in New York in January 1960. While much attention has been paid to "The Street" as a pioneering example of installation art, there has been little in-depth discussion of the many works on paper produced as part of the project.

This lecture focuses on a group of Oldenburg’s "Street" drawings, monotypes, and collages in the Menil collection, and addresses the central role of drawing in "The Street" series as a whole. Guided by Oldenburg’s formative dialogues in the 1950s with the "Monster Roster" in Chicago and the figurative expressionists in New York and Provincetown, "The Street" is a meditation on drawing as the most primitive or basic form of expression, utilized by children and anonymous graffiti-makers. With a deliberately crude style of draftsmanship, Oldenburg established a poetic analogy between the surface of paper and the surface of the streets.

Established in 2012, the Morgan-Menil Pre-Doctoral Fellowship is awarded to scholars devoted to the study of art history and theory, with demonstrated expertise in the field of modern and contemporary drawing, and aspects of its continuity with Old Master and/or 19th century drawing. This year’s recipient is Antonia Pocock.

This program is free and open to everyone.

When:
Apr 25, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:
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Sunshine and Sun Prints


Join Project Row Houses and Leticia Contreras to create your own cyanotypes (also known as sun prints) from a photographic process that produces cyan-blue prints when objects are placed in the sun. To get inspiration for your cyanotypes, explore the current exhibition Round 49: penumbras: sacred geometries, and discover how artists Yanira Collado, Leticia Contreras, and Juana Valdez produce cyanotypes in various ways. Then, work with your family or friends to select objects, design a composition, and watch your art reveal itself, as the action of light creates a silhouette effect on your paper or fabric.

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. All ages and experiences are welcome to come anytime between 11 AM and 3 PM. Materials are provided.

Location: PRH Courtyard

Cost: FREE

When:
Apr 27, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
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