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James Roche "Some Americans Feel Like This" Opening at Redbud Gallery

Contact Name:
Gus Kopriva
Contact Phone:
713-862-2532


Redbud Gallery is pleased and humored to present the latest “Spoken Word” works by the iconic American multimedia artist, Jim Roche, in a rare public appearance. The artist will be present. The viewer should be aware that some of the material will be adult and somewhat irreverent in nature.

Roche was born near Malone, Florida in 1943, received a BA from Florida State University in 1966, and spent seven years in Texas before returning to teach at FSU for many years. Since displaying a painted ceramic sculpture in the 1970 Whitney Annual, he has never stopped working.

Along with sculpture and drawing, he started doing audio performance tapes in 1971 and would later play them in NYC at the Paula Cooper Gallery in 1974.  Very underground and unpolitically correct, these raw tapes caught on and were pirated by several sources in Germany and Nashville.  Some of the work was published in written form.  Invisible City, Red Hill Press, Fairfax, California 1980. Boxcar Magazine, Los Angeles, 1983.  Avalanche Magazine, NYC, 1976.  High Performance Magazine, Spring 1984.  The work has been published in audio form as well, starting in 1972, these audio works have been played many times in museums and gallery shows around the country and were featured on Pacifica Radio in LA during the late 80's.

Roche has been working on visual art efforts for 50 years since 1968, including a solo at the Whitney Museum in 1974, inclusion in the 37th Venice Biennial in 1976, and the 10th Biennale De Paris in 1977.   He has shown mostly in public museums over the decades.  He started doing video performance in 1985 and stopped doing sound-only pieces for a while, only recently picking it back up with a 2013 double CD "Some Americans Feel Like This."   Along the way, Roche did cameo parts in movies including, “Something Wild” in 1986, “Silence of the Lambs” in 1990, “Philadelphia” in 1993, “Beloved” in 1998, and “The Manchurian Candidate” in 2003. His audio performance of “Fight It Out” was used as a guide line to copy in a long scene from the movie “Slacker”.  "The Best of Jim Roche:  Multiple Voices 1986 to 1993," is a DVD of thirty video performance characters that was published in October 2006.

Jim Roche has continued drawing and showing spoken word.  With this new body of "word only" drawings, Roche feels like his interest in our culture and where it goes continues and he thanks all of the people who have helped this happen. Enjoy this rare appearance of an American Southern Master.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 6pm-9pm
On View: November 3 - November 27, 2018


Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
General Categories: 

James Roche "Some Americans Feel Like This" Opening at Redbud Gallery


Redbud Gallery is pleased and humored to present the latest “Spoken Word” works by the iconic American multimedia artist, Jim Roche, in a rare public appearance. The artist will be present. The viewer should be aware that some of the material will be adult and somewhat irreverent in nature.  The exhibit will be on view from November 3 through November 27, 2018.

Roche was born near Malone, Florida in 1943, received a BA from Florida State University in 1966, and spent seven years in Texas before returning to teach at FSU for many years. Since displaying a painted ceramic sculpture in the 1970 Whitney Annual, he has never stopped working.

Along with sculpture and drawing, he started doing audio performance tapes in 1971 and would later play them in NYC at the Paula Cooper Gallery in 1974.  Very underground and unpolitically correct, these raw tapes caught on and were pirated by several sources in Germany and Nashville.  Some of the work was published in written form.  Invisible City, Red Hill Press, Fairfax, California 1980. Boxcar Magazine, Los Angeles, 1983.  Avalanche Magazine, NYC, 1976.  High Performance Magazine, Spring 1984.  The work has been published in audio form as well, starting in 1972, these audio works have been played many times in museums and gallery shows around the country and were featured on Pacifica Radio in LA during the late 80's.

Roche has been working on visual art efforts for 50 years since 1968, including a solo at the Whitney Museum in 1974, inclusion in the 37th Venice Biennial in 1976, and the 10th Biennale De Paris in 1977.   He has shown mostly in public museums over the decades.  He started doing video performance in 1985 and stopped doing sound-only pieces for a while, only recently picking it back up with a 2013 double CD "Some Americans Feel Like This."   Along the way, Roche did cameo parts in movies including, “Something Wild” in 1986, “Silence of the Lambs” in 1990, “Philadelphia” in 1993, “Beloved” in 1998, and “The Manchurian Candidate” in 2003. His audio performance of “Fight It Out” was used as a guide line to copy in a long scene from the movie “Slacker”.  "The Best of Jim Roche:  Multiple Voices 1986 to 1993," is a DVD of thirty video performance characters that was published in October 2006.

Jim Roche has continued drawing and showing spoken word.  With this new body of "word only" drawings, Roche feels like his interest in our culture and where it goes continues and he thanks all of the people who have helped this happen. Enjoy this rare appearance of an American Southern Master.


Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008
713-862-2532
When:
Nov 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:
General Categories: 

Alexa Kleinbard “Songbirds Nesting At Twilight” Opening at Clarke & Associates

Contact Name:
Gus Kopriva
Contact Phone:
713-854-4246


ArtistStatement: 
 
“The catalyst for this new body of drawings has been a lifelong interest in birds, their migrations, songs, and nesting sites.  Twelve years ago, we bought as mall treehouse-like cabin nestled in the North Georgia forested mountains where we listen to the wonderful songs of the birds arriving to build their nests in the spring.  The chorus is spectacular and as time envelopes everything, I have begun to notice the chorus has been depleted, every year a little shorter and quieter.
 
I have been researching this issue and have found over 40% fewer songbirds are able to survive.  Pesticides, climate change, and habitat loss have played havoc on birds’ ability to find clean water and food, plus the habitats they have relied on to nest and live in are disappearing fast. In addition, the overabundance of algae growth killing millions of fish and other aquatic life in our lakes, rivers, and oceans, is beginning to be very toxic to all life.  Recently, a friend who swam in the ocean that had some of these algae died from an infection. As the planet warms, scientists are predicting more of the toxic algae will flourish, encroaching on more of our fragile sanctuaries and causing harm to all life.
 
In my drawings, I use the green swirling wind to symbolize the poisonous danger we will be encountering in the future as deforestation, mountain removal, more coal and oil, too much plastic and pesticides, threaten to destroy our planet as we know it, thus making it a wasteland for all life.
 
The small shaped painted wood panels called Pristine Florida are reflections on our extremely fragile and amazingly rich Northern Florida homeland where over-development is creeping into our precious environment.
 
The dark blue-black drawings are reflections on our twilight in the mountains, its magic wonderment as some animals go to sleep and some wake up.
 
Seawater rise is another issue I have begun to draw.  Specifically, the two drawings of the Roseatte Spoonbills are showing their nesting estuaries that are being flooded killing their chicks.

I have traveled, camping extensively all over the USA, seeing extraordinary beauty in natural landscapes and a spectacular diversity of flora and fauna.  In the last ten years, I am deeply saddened to witness a severe decline in wild habitats…once filled with native plants and animals.  Human manipulation of every natural area is apparent.  These issues continue to impel me to make work about nature’s beauty and magical spirit, what must be protected in the garden of life, and how our very complicated interaction with her is changing the planet greatly.”


On View:  November 3 - November 27, 2018.

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3, 6pm-9pm


Clarke & Associates
301 East 11th Street
Houston, TX   77008
281-310-0513
General Categories: 

Alexa Kleinbard “Songbirds Nesting At Twilight” Opening at Clarke & Associates


ArtistStatement: 
 
“The catalyst for this new body of drawings has been a lifelong interest in birds, their migrations, songs, and nesting sites.  Twelve years ago, we bought as mall treehouse-like cabin nestled in the North Georgia forested mountains where we listen to the wonderful songs of the birds arriving to build their nests in the spring.  The chorus is spectacular and as time envelopes everything, I have begun to notice the chorus has been depleted, every year a little shorter and quieter.
 
I have been researching this issue and have found over 40% fewer songbirds are able to survive.  Pesticides, climate change, and habitat loss have played havoc on birds’ ability to find clean water and food, plus the habitats they have relied on to nest and live in are disappearing fast. In addition, the overabundance of algae growth killing millions of fish and other aquatic life in our lakes, rivers, and oceans, is beginning to be very toxic to all life.  Recently, a friend who swam in the ocean that had some of these algae died from an infection. As the planet warms, scientists are predicting more of the toxic algae will flourish, encroaching on more of our fragile sanctuaries and causing harm to all life.
 
In my drawings, I use the green swirling wind to symbolize the poisonous danger we will be encountering in the future as deforestation, mountain removal, more coal and oil, too much plastic and pesticides, threaten to destroy our planet as we know it, thus making it a wasteland for all life.
 
The small shaped painted wood panels called Pristine Florida are reflections on our extremely fragile and amazingly rich Northern Florida homeland where over-development is creeping into our precious environment.
 
The dark blue-black drawings are reflections on our twilight in the mountains, its magic wonderment as some animals go to sleep and some wake up.
 
Seawater rise is another issue I have begun to draw.  Specifically, the two drawings of the Roseatte Spoonbills are showing their nesting estuaries that are being flooded killing their chicks.

I have traveled, camping extensively all over the USA, seeing extraordinary beauty in natural landscapes and a spectacular diversity of flora and fauna.  In the last ten years, I am deeply saddened to witness a severe decline in wild habitats…once filled with native plants and animals.  Human manipulation of every natural area is apparent.  These issues continue to impel me to make work about nature’s beauty and magical spirit, what must be protected in the garden of life, and how our very complicated interaction with her is changing the planet greatly.”

The exhibit will be on display from November 3 through November 27, 2018.

Clarke & Associates
301 East 11th Street
Houston, TX   77008
281-310-0513
When:
Nov 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
General Categories: 

ArtCrawl 2018 Call for Artists

GREAT NEWS! JoMar Visions is back at the Houston ArtCrawl! YAYYYY!

Coming in November, the JoMar Visions ArtCrawl exhibit, in the East End will count with more than 50 artists participating and you can be one of them.  Participants will have space to showcase their art during ArtCrawl on the 17th and 18th of November, and will also be given a complimentary entry into the JoMar Visions Art Excellence Juried Competition 2018, with a chance also of participating as a featured artist during that event in December, at no extra cost.

 

If you want to participate in the one and only ArtCrawl, the largest free and open to the public art event in Houston that brings thousands of visitors, organized by local passionate communities of artists , then join us.

Due Date: Nov 12, 2018
Contact Name: Joana Esteves
Phone: 832-474-3116
Fee: $85.00
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Zine Fest Houston Zine Workshop & Wrestling BOO-vie Night


Join Zine Fest Houston for an evening of TERRIFYING ZINE JAMS AND SPOOKTACULAR SLAMS...and the official celebration of the winner of our inaugural spb
Memorial Grant for Emerging Zinesters! This grant aims to support the
artistic endeavors of Queer POC zinesters in Texas and Arkansas. We want
to thank The Montrose Center for generously sponsoring this celebratory event!

October 13th at the Montrose Center Room 106 5-9pm!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
5-7pm One page zine making workshop SMACKDOWN!!!
7:30-9pm Screening of SANTO Y BLUE DEMON VS DRACULA Y EL HOMBRE LOBO!!!!!


Description:
"Masked super-hero Mexican wrestler Santo teams up with his sidekick
Blue Demon for tag team wrestling/monster fighting in this classic lucha
libre film. After facing defeat at the hands of Cristaldi the magician,
Dracula is back to seek revenge and rule the world. With the help of
Wolfman and his legion of followers, victory seems imminent. Professor
Cristaldi, a descendant of the magician, is warned about Dracula's plans
and calls upon Santo and Blue Demon in the hopes that they can defeat
the infamous Count and the werewolf once and for all."

That sounds pretty ridiculous. AND KICK BUTT!!! Costumes are HIGHLY encouraged, and....

...THERE WILL BE SNACKS AND BEVS!!!

Suggested donation $5, but none will be turned away!!!

When:
Oct 13, 2018
The zine workshop is kid friendly! The wrestling movie is rated TV-14.
Cost:
$5 suggested donation
Time:
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
$5 suggested donation
General Categories: 

Connect with Art Saturday

Connect with local artist, chat with them, and collect their art.

See the latest original local art at the Houston Art Connective's "Connect with Art Saturday" open house event. We are a group of artists with studio spaces at 1502 Sawyer — the iconic Silos building — and invite you to visit our space.

Browse a wide variety of original and exciting artworks in a range of different styles and media. It’s a great opportunity to “peek behind the curtain” and talk to the artists directly. Learn about each artist’s inspiration and technique and the compelling story behind each work of art. Houston Art Connective offers the ability to buy directly from local artists and collect artwork for your residence or commercial space at your convenience.

When:
Oct 20, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

DeJa Vu

Deja vu, dandee warhol, CH, arka art, warhous

DeJa Vu is an eclectic group of artists, mixing both established and upcoming in one space that highlights each individual talent. With this exhibition, the audience will be immersed in different conversations from the spectrum of talents. Exhibiting artists include (in alphabetical order):

Adrian Landon Brooks
Charlie Hardwick
Damir Zoric’
Dandee Warhol (DeeJon)
David Graeve
Jessica Rice
Marjon F. Aucoin (DeeJon)
Patrick Medrano
Patrick Renner
Rachel Gardner
Sharon Kopriva
Tra Slaughter
Zachary J. Williams

Friday 10/12/18 VIP opening party (6-10pm)
Saturday 10/13/18 Public viewing (6-10pm)

Arka Art Gallery (previous War'Hous)
4715 Main St. Houston, TX 77007

Sponsored by: War'Hous, Deep Eddy Vodka, and more...



When:
Oct 12, 2018 to Oct 13, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
6-10pm FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
6-10pm FREE
Location:

The Alephbet Workshop


The Alephbet Workshop

Learn about the Hebrew Letters and use collage as a creative springboard to get new insights about yourself as a person

Thursday, Oct 25 | 7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Instructor: Deborah Rolnik Raichman

According to Jewish tradition, the individual letters of the Hebrew alphabet, their names, graphic forms, gematrias and respective position in the alphabet are divinely ordained. The letters have been studied and interpreted by our sages throughout our history and therefore, offer a wealth of Jewish concepts that can bring us closer to our heritage.

This workshop proposes the study of material concerning a few of the Hebrew letters and to use them as a subject for collage artwork. These collages created in the workshop could be interpreted into larger paintings on a later date.

The small size of the collages and the simple art activity of tearing and pasting disarms natural inhibitions and makes it possible to easily create art and absorb the values of the material.

Fee: $30 (includes supplies)

When:
Oct 25, 2018
Cost:
$30 (includes supplies)
Time:
7:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$30 (includes supplies)
General Categories: 
Event Type: 

4-Day Silverpoint Workshop

4-Day Silverpoint Workshop

Silverpoint is one of the oldest drawing methods, dating back to the early Renaissance. Some of the first examples of silverpoint drawings come from the 14th century when it was commonly used in manuscripts. Artists such as Leonardo DaVinci, Raphael, Rembrandt and Cennini often employed this method of drawing with metal to create highly archival works, many have lasted over 500 years. This 4-day workshop will simplify the silverpoint process. Students will learn the basics of how to prime and tone paper, create various marks using silver tips and explore how contemporary artists are experimenting today with this re-discovered material. The workshop subject matter will be small objects observed from nature, patterning and how to include other water-based mediums to create a finished artwork.

When:
Oct 18, 2018
Cost:
$150.00
Time:
6:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
$150/4 Thursday classes, 6-9pm
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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