Community Workshop


Building Narratives: Mythology & Poetry in Clay

Building Narratives: Mythology & Poetry in Clay

 

Building Narratives:  Mythology & Poetry in Clay

ClayHouston Fall Symposium 2017

 

Symposium:
October 28 – 29, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Artist
Panel:
October 29, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

 

Demonstrating
Artists:
 
Lauren Gallaspy and Virgil Ortiz

Other
Speakers:
 
Laura Wellen and Perry Price

 

ClayHouston is pleased to announce the 2017 Fall
Symposium, “Building Narratives: Mythology & Poetry in Clay.”  The symposium will enhance public
awareness of and appreciation for contemporary ceramic art.  There will be ongoing demonstrations
from Lauren Gallaspy and Virgil Ortiz, two prominent ceramic artists with
diverse backgrounds and multi-faceted studio practices, and a panel discussion
moderated by Perry Price, Executive Director of Houston Center for Contemporary
Craft. Art Critic and MFAH Core-Critic-in-Residence Laura Wellen will give
a lecture, titled, “On Poetry, with Artists.”


Registration is
through the ClayHouston website:
www.clayhouston.org.  Cost for the 2-day symposium is $100
for non-members; $75 for members; $45 for educators; and $35 for students.  The panel discussion is free and open
to the public (does not require registration). All events are at Houston
Baptist University, Fine Arts Department, Univ. Academic Center (Bldg. 18), 7502 Fondren Road,
Houston TX 77074.

When:
Oct 29, 2017 to Oct 30, 2017
Cost:
Weekend Workshop: $75 member, $100 Public, $45 Educator, $35 student
Time:
9:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Time & Price:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Yoga with Letty


Project Row Houses is pleased to present Yoga with Letty, a series of free yoga classes led by artist and creative practitioner Leticia Contreras held two Saturdays each month. Leticia will host light-hearted beginner lessons to introduce the community to vinyasa flow in a public space. This style of yoga involves synchronizing breath with a continuous flow of poses. Through this flow, participants will learn how to quiet the mind and bring ease to the body during these tumultuous times while connecting with the community. These sessions are an opportunity to fall deeper in love with your body, ground yourself in the Third Ward and look forward to the more compassionate journey that awaits you.  

Yoga with Letty will be hosted the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month in the green space next to Delia's Lounge at the intersection of Emancipation Avenue and Francis Street. The location is subject to change contingent on the weather. 

Every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month: 

September 16
October 7
October 21
November 4
November 18
December 2
December 16 

What to bring 
Yoga mat
Water bottle
Small towel for sweat
Towel for mat (optional) 

This program is supported by the Strategic Art Plan initiative.

When:
Sep 16, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
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Free Disaster Claims Counseling



Disaster Claims Counseling
Saturday September 16, 2017
8:30am - 12:30pm
@ Fresh Arts
FREE with registration

Are you an artist, arts organization or arts employee who was affected by Hurricane Harvey? Do you need help deciphering FEMA and Texas Workforce Commission eligibility and applications?  Come to this FREE event and get the answers you need.


HarveyArtsRecovery.orgAvenue CDC, and Fresh Arts are partnering to provide disaster recovery claims counseling to Houstonians who need help rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  Four Avenue CDC counselors will be available for FREE 1-hour one-on-one consultations  with a claims counselor who will file your claims for you. Or bring your laptop to file your own claim and have your questions answered as you go.


This event will address the immediate actions that need to be taken by artists affected by the storm:  

  • 1.)   Filing a FEMA application (deadline to file is Oct. 24) 
  • 2.)  Disaster Unemployment Claims for Freelancers and Artists (deadline to file is Sept 27)


Check out this Disaster Claim Resource document for more information on disaster claims available to you.





 Space is limited so be sure to sign up now for a FREE 1-hour one-on-one spot and arrive early to have all of your questions answered.

Please read this Disaster Claim Resource document and bring the materials listed to your appointment or you will not be able to file your claim at the event.



LOCATION:

  

   Fresh Arts @ The Silos on Sawyer  

   1502 Sawyer St, studio #103
   Houston, TX 77007




TIP:  Our front door is orange and accessible from the front loading dock which faces Sawyer Street (look for the giant ART sculpture). 

Parking  

Free parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of Fresh Arts office door with additional parking surrounding The Silos. There is an overflow the lot on the East side of the building.



I. Information that you need before You Can File a FEMA Disaster Claim:

A. Photo ID (for Avenue CDC to work with you)

B. Social Security Number

C. The amount of your Gross Annual Income

1. This includes the total gross (before taxes) annual income of the your and your spouse & de- pendents (as per IRS/Federal Income Tax standards)

2. Gross Annual Income includes: all types of income: wages, social security, unemployment, pensions, disability, welfare, child support, stocks, interest, annuities

D. If you want any FEMA money that you qualify for directly deposited to your bank account, you will need your BANK ROUTING NUMBER and ACCOUNT NUMBER -

E. A reliable phone number for which every call is answered at all times, including during business hours - this number must be good throughout the whole claim, approval, appeal & rebuilding process

F. A reliable email address that is checked often and will be good throughout the same time period

II. Information that you need before You Can File a Texas Unemployment Claim:

A. Photo ID

B. Social Security number

C. Last Check Stub (How much money you make per pay period)

D. Work & Employers’ Information

1. Employer’s Name

a)  Employer’s Phone

b)  Employer’s Address

c)  Supervisor’s Name

d)  Supervisor’s Title

e)  Supervisor’s phone number

f)  Date first worked at this job

g)  Last day worked before Harvey

h)  The reason you have not been able to work: “Harvey” & Explanation needed

E. If you have ever applied for unemployment benefits:

a)  bring your User ID & Password (& possibly PIN) to login

b)  without this information you cannot file a new claim 

When:
Sep 16, 2017
 Space is limited so be sure to sign up now for a FREE 1-hour one-on-one spot and arrive early to have all of your questions answered.
Cost:
FREE with registration
Time:
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
8:30am-12:30pm
Location:
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POSTPONED - Brown Bag Info Session: Fiscal Sponsorship for Art Projects



Brown Bag Info Session: Fiscal Sponsorship for Art Projects 

Wednesday, August 30  |  11:30am-1pm
@ United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77007

Complimentary Beverages
Free Covered Parking



FISCAL SPONSORSHIP: WHAT IS IT & HOW DOES IT WORK?

Unlock new streams of project support with Fresh Arts' Fiscal Sponsorship program!

In the city of Houston, there is a passionate community of philanthropic individuals, charitable foundations, and government institutions devoted to funding the arts, however, many of our most talented independent artists and small companies are ineligible to receive grants and tax-deductible contributions without 501(c)(3) tax status. That's where fiscal sponsorship program comes in! A fiscal sponsor is a nonprofit organization that provides fiduciary oversight, financial management, and other professional development and administrative services to help build the capacity of charitable projects. In other words, they help you to fundraise like a non-profit without the administrative burden.

Join us on August 30th for a Bring-Your-Own-Lunch at United Way of Greater Houston to learn more about the Fresh Arts fiscal sponsorship program and how it can help you to raise more money for your creative project. We will be discussing how fiscal sponsorship works, who is eligible, and the benefits of being fiscally sponsored.  

Need one-on-one guidance after the workshop? 
Attending workshop participants with a Fresh Arts membership will have the opportunity to sign up got a complimentary 30 minute office hour consultation with Fresh Arts' Fiscal Sponsorship Manager to discuss your project's eligibility for sponsorship. 


REGISTRATION:
Early registration (BEFORE NOON on 8/29):
FREE for Fresh Arts Members, $5/non-members

Late registration (AFTER NOON on 8/29):
$5/Fresh Arts Members, $10/non-members




Interested in becoming a member of Fresh Arts? 

Questions? Email sarahstevens@fresharts.org or call 713-868-1839



When:
Aug 30, 2017
Join us for a Bring-Your-Own-Lunch at United Way of Greater Houston to learn more about the Fresh Arts fiscal sponsorship program and how it can help you to raise more money for your creative project.
Cost:
FREE for Members with early registration, $5 Non-members
Time:
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
11:30am-1pm
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Shrinky Dink Sculptures

Join us Sunday, August 6 from 1 - 3 PM for Shrinky Dink Sculptures, a Big Show workshop inspired by Valerie Powell's shrinky dink sculpture Shape Shifter. Revisit the art of heated plastic and create a shrinky dink sculpture of your very own!

Join us Sunday, August 6 from 1 - 3 PM for Shrinky Dink Sculptures, a Big Show workshop inspired by Valerie Powell's shrinky dink sculpture Shape Shifter, on view in Cavnar Gallery. Revisit the art of heated plastic and create a shrinky dink sculpture of your very own!

This workshop open to all ages. Drop-ins welcome but purchasing tickets beforehand is highly recommended to secure your spot.

When:
Aug 6, 2017
Cost:
$5
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
$5

Shrinky Dink Sculptures

Join us Sunday, August 6 from 1 - 3 PM for Shrinky Dink Sculptures, a Big Show workshop inspired by Valerie Powell's shrinky dink sculpture Shape Shifter. Revisit the art of heated plastic and create a shrinky dink sculpture of your very own!

Join us Sunday, August 6 from 1 - 3 PM for Shrinky Dink Sculptures, a Big Show workshop inspired by Valerie Powell's shrinky dink sculpture Shape Shifter, on view in Cavnar Gallery. Revisit the art of heated plastic and create a shrinky dink sculpture of your very own!

This workshop open to all ages. Drop-ins welcome but purchasing tickets beforehand is highly recommended to secure your spot.

When:
Aug 6, 2017
Cost:
$5
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
$5

MASTER WORKSHOP: LIFE DRAWING

Life drawing is an essential tool for artists across media and disciplines.

Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft to fine tune your technique in this workshop led by instructor Rajab Ali Sayed. Explore how master ceramic artist Edward Eberle incorporates figures into his artworks, currently featured in the main galleryPractice your sketching methods with a live model, and experiment with line, tones, shapes, and perspectives. No prior experience is needed.

Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Registration fee is $15 per person and includes instructor and model fees. Participants should bring their own paper and drawing supplies. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over) and requires a minimum of 12 participants to hold.

About the Instructor:
Rajab Ali Sayed holds an MFA in painting from University of Houston; a BFA in painting from National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan; and was a Fullbright Exchange Scholar at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  He has taught drawing at the University of Houston and Art League Houston, and his work has been included in numerous shows throughout Houston, Texas, and Pakistan.

When:
Sep 9, 2017
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Cost:
$15 per person
Time:
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
2:00-4:00 pm, $15 per person
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This Side of the Rainbow

An LGBTQI Teen Experience

This Side of the Rainbow is a week-long summer day camp providing LGBTQI teens with tools to strengthen their self-esteem and foster resilience through therapeutic activities.  The program will include creative, thought-provoking, and therapeutic activities, such as film, ceramics, team building, and mentoring.  The camp will be facilitate by three mental health professionals: Jeanie Low, LCSW, Michael DeVoll, LPC-S, and Michael Lesher, LPC-Intern supervised by M. DeVoll. The final day of the camp, Saturday the 29th will be a day of activities for the campers and their families.  For more information or to register please call 832-221-9298.


Our youth should not have to wait for "somewhere over the rainbow" for things to be good for the; we should strive to help them thrive on "this side of the rainbow."  
When:
Jul 24, 2017 to Jul 29, 2017
Cost:
sliding scale and scholarships available
Time:
9:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location:

Scaped Senses Community Workshops


June & July Studio Community Workshops | Volunteer | Donate

9:00AM - 11:30 AM
Saturday, June 10
Saturday, June 17
Saturday, June 24
(July workshop dates to be determined)

Please join us for these studio workshops to paint, collage, and write on PVC pipes that will be used for this art installation.

Location:
Nicola Parente’s Studio
2101 Winter Street, Studio 15
Houston, TX 77007

What to bring? Paint brush, Magazines, House Paint.

Need additional info? Email nicola@nicolaparente.com


“Scaped Senses” is an outdoor, future civic art installation in Houston’s Near Northside to be located at 3517 Irvington.   We invite the community to participate in our family art workshops to create poetic, painted PVC grasses which will align walking paths. Visitors will meander the labyrinth to a monumental, woven, basket sculpture inviting written public comments on glistening cd discs.  Join the artistic team of Tami Merrick and Nicola Parente in creating a meditative, healing, color field, art installation embracing cultural diversity and weaving community with an opening in fall of 2017.   Find “Scaped Senses” on Facebook.
 
“Scaped Senses” is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, and HUB International, in partnership with fiscal sponsor Fresh Arts, Avenue Community Development Corporation and Writers in the Schools. 

When:
Jun 17, 2017 to Jun 24, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:00 am to 11:30 am
Saturday Time & Price:
June 17 9am-11:30am; June 24 9am-11:30am
Location:
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CRAFT SOCIAL ON THIRD THURSDAYS: HANGING OUT, HANGING ART

Join Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for Craft Social, a night of making and exploring contemporary craft over conversation and refreshments.

This month, explore the art of installation, and learn practical tips and techniques to incorporate into your own collection at home! Up your framing game by learning how to “float” a work of art on a mat board in just a few steps from the experts at Art Supply on Main. Bring your own print or artwork on paper (no larger than 5” x 7”) or create one at the event using simple printing processes.

At 6:30 PM, in the Front Gallery, join HCCC curator Kathryn Hall for a behind-the-scenes look at the installation process and learn how HCCC plans and installs exhibitions.

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Craft Social takes place on the third Thursday evening of each month and is a fun way for adults to explore contemporary craft through other disciplines and media.  These casual, social events 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.

When:
Jun 15, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


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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