Internal/Eternal is the collaborative effort of Rachel Orosco and Tom Carter. Together we design environments in which performers and artists (often including ourselves) dismantle the imaginary barriers between music, art, and performance in order to inspire a sense of community and possibility.
Eternal 30 is an installation combining light, music, and collaborative performances that will endure for 30 days in a non-traditional venue to emphasize the short-lived nature of independent creative spaces in the face of Houston’s competitive real estate market.
The installation will include multimedia projections by Rachel Orosco and improvisational and electronic music by guitarist Tom Carter that will envelop the viewers and listeners in an immersive environment punctuated by intermittent interventions of dance, performance, music, poetry, and other forms of expression.
The venue for the installation is yet to be announced, but we're investigating spaces in central Houston locations that will allow access both by foot and public transportation. Our target months are May or September, although dates are flexible depending on the final venue. Other collaborators in the project will include internationally-known multimedia artists, musicians, filmmakers, and performers. Eternal 30 is partially funded by a generous Individual Artist Grant from the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and the Houston Arts Alliance.
Fresh Arts nurtures a local arts ecosystem designed to position artists and creative entrepreneurs for success.
Fresh Arts is the facilitator of a unique framework that helps rising artists shine alongside their peers by breaking through common barriers that could otherwise impede the advancement of their careers. We are not a creative agency. Our programs help advance the careers of local artists and creative entrepreneurs by complementing their artistic practices through carefully cultivated communities that facilitate shared resources, knowledge, experiences, and audiences. We achieve this through resource sharing, skill building initiatives and through our artist-centered communities programs.
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Join us to welcome the 2019 Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts- Project 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.