Exhibition

Exhibitions Opening


2018 Artist Studio Program Exhibition featuring Regina Agu, Shannon Crider, and thehtxpeopleproject: In Real Life
O'Quinn Gallery

This annual exhibition showcases the work of Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program participants. The Artist Studio Program is a nine-month program that supports three artists annually with an honorarium, project grant, studio space, and curatorial support. Featuring:

Elaine Bradford + Sara Cress: Routine Fables
Horton Gallery

Routine Fables is a year-long collaboration between writer Sara Cress and artist Elaine Bradford in which they created weekly “sculpture poems.” Taking place over the course of 2017, each week Bradford created a sculpture that Cress responded to with a poem, culminating in this 2018 exhibition featuring all 52 works.

ttweak: ttwenty
Cavnar Gallery

ttwenty is an installation by ttweak, celebrating 20 years of creating media and telling stories in and about Houston.

When:
May 25, 2018 to Jul 29, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

Never-Before-Seen Art Exhibition in Houston!

Visit the Houston Premiere and experience the majesty of Michelangelo’s masterpieces at the Corinthian from June 8th – July 31st.
34 true size reproductions from the Sistine Chapel never-before-seen in Houston. 

When:
Jun 8, 2018
All ages welcomed! 
Cost:
$20
Time:
9:57 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
10AM - 8PM | $20
Tuesday Time & Price:
10AM - 8PM | $20
Wednesday Time & Price:
10AM - 8PM | $20
Thursday Time & Price:
10AM - 8PM | $20
Friday Time & Price:
10AM - 8PM | $20
Saturday Time & Price:
10AM - 8PM | $20
Sunday Time & Price:
12pM - 8PM | $20
Location:

Archway Gallery presents Dwellings


Archway Gallery presents Dwellings
 Featuring New Paintings by Silvia PintoSouza

Exhibition: June 2 through July 3, 2018
 
Opening Reception
DATE:                Saturday, June 2, 2018
TIME:                    5 – 8 p.m. 
Artist Talk: 6:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Archway Gallery,
2305 Dunlavy, 
Houston, Texas 77006

Complimentary Valet Parking
& Light Refreshments
 
 
Archway Gallery presents Dwellings featuring new paintings by Silvia PintoSouza on view June 2 through July 3, 2018.
 
The artist will be on hand to visit with guests during the exhibition opening reception on Saturday, June 2 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the gallery and will talk about her work at 6:30 p.m. Through the centuries, each civilization has typically had different types of dwellings developed by society of the time. Vitruvius, a 1st century Roman architect, described the three qualities required of architecture in his treatise, De architectura as being: Firmness, Usefulness, and Delight; these include aesthetic, sensual, and intellectual qualities. Silvia PintoSouza explains, “No matter where I go, I recognize these architectural qualities and when viewing dwellings from afar, I feel invited to imagine what goes on in these spaces… What kind of people are behind those doors and windows? What type of life they are living? How do they feel and what are their thoughts about life? Clusters of buildings bear a remarkable testimony; they are buzzing with life…. We can imagine that everyone inside has a sense of belonging both to the city and to the dwelling that shelters them. Each one of these structures has many stories to tell. Their walls touch but they hide so many separate intimate activities of their inhabitants. The buildings are alive; they resemble their occupants and their cultural values… Some are colorful and light in design while others are simply white-washed; and then there are some which are soberly built in stone. There is so much activity enclosed in those walls; all the years of continuous settlement and successive interventions have each left their imprints. They tell me from every corner, ‘Life is happening here!’”
 
PintoSouza is a painter for whom artistic aesthetics is very important. She feels that much of our cultural life is visual and the aesthetic appreciation of art is a major part of it. “When I look at something that I find striking and beautiful, I feel the need to paint it. I start by creating in my mind a pre-image: I look at the shapes, the colors, the light, the shadows and I create the painting in my mind. I want to produce something of aesthetic value, a work of art  that I would enjoy looking at.” The artist feels that in today’s art world the ‘Art for the sake of Art’ idea has given way to an art that essentially refers to a political or social issue. She continues, “Of course, there is room for all concepts; we all have different ideas we want to express in different ways, but I feel that the aesthetic side of the work seems to have become secondary and of a lesser importance.” We are reminded that Fernando Botero, a world famous Colombian artist, once said, ‘‘The true objective in art is the pursuit of happiness, but the world seems to have forgotten about it.” Silvia PintoSouza totally agrees with this statement and comments, “Happiness is also beauty. Since the aesthetic element in art is very important to me as an artist, I spend days working on a painting trying to accomplish what is beautiful or pleasing as seen through my eyes.” While she spends time on the composition, color scheme, and textural aspects, ultimately, the important thing to the artist is that when a work of art leaves her studio, she has to be in love with it; it has to give her happiness. She paints what impacts her visual senses and says, “I want my work to speak for me with simplicity. There is no need for pompous words or descriptions that take away from what I feel is the real purpose of art… Finding pleasure in viewing art is what I call happiness!”

After graduating with a degree in Architectural Drawing, Silvia PintoSouza traveled from Colombia to London where she pursued her art training and received her Art and Design diploma from Byam Shaw School of Fine Art and Design, now known as Central Saint Martin’s School of Art. She then took a course on Photo Printing at the Slade School of Art at University College London where she met her husband Marco. She moved with him to Rio de Janeiro, his native land, and there she continued her training in metal printing, lithography, woodcut, and silkscreen. For the last 25 years she has lived in Houston and has devoted herself exclusively to painting. Throughout her career, Silvia has received several awards and honors from various institutions and has exhibited artwork in many solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe, and South America; her artwork is included in collections throughout the world. She joined Archway Gallery in May 2016 and has enjoyed the comradery and creative environment of this unique gallery.
 
 
ABOUT ARCHWAY GALLERY  Artist owned and operated since 1976. Archway Gallery, one of Houston’s and the nation’s oldest artist-owned and operated galleries, is located at 2305 Dunlavy and is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m.  Since 1976, Archway Gallery has been exhibiting the work of the area’s finest artists, providing a great selection of affordable, high quality art including sculpture, pottery and painting in a variety of media and styles. One of the more than 30 member artists is always on site, providing visitors a unique opportunity to meet the artists who created the work, offering a personal insight into the process. Each month features a special exhibition highlighting member artist(s). The public is invited to the monthly opening receptions that celebrate the new installations and work, usually held the first Saturday of each month from 5 – 8 p.m.  In addition to monthly exhibitions, Archway also hosts a variety of demonstrations and monthly readings for local writers and authors, as well as a “Tea and Tour” program, providing visitors with a free artist-led tour of the current exhibition, followed by tea and refreshments.  With 30 artist-members, Archway Gallery is THE destination in the Houston area for affordable art directly from the artist. For more information, visit ArchwayGallery.com or call 713.522.2409. Like Archway Gallery on Facebook.
When:
Jun 2, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location:
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Jonathan Paul Jackson: Colorways


Main Street Projects Presents
Jonathan Paul Jackson: Colorways

Public Reception: Thursday, June 7, 2018 | 6 - 10pm
Location: 3550 Main Street, Houston, Texas

Main Street Projects is pleased to present Jonathan Paul Jackson: Colorways, an exhibition of new artworks from the artist and an accompanying site-specific installation in the “Windows on Main.” Presented in conjunction with Mid Main Houston’s June First Thursday block party, Colorways will open to the public with a reception on June 7, 2018, from 6- 10 pm at Main Street Project's recently-debuted Art Salon.

Jackson’s artwork pulls the roots of visual communication through time and into the contemporary context. Through layers of applied color, illustration, and illumination, his paintings, through various moments of revelation and obscuration, depict archaic artifacts —created, lost, and then found again — across the timeline of humanity. Rendered from the artists’ imagination, these new artworks have us visit, in fantastical landscapes, some of the most enduring evidence of ancient culture available to us.

“Colorway," a term which refers to the particular combination of colors applied to a sneaker, in this instance refers to the ancient practice of applying pigment to religious sculptures and statuary – a practice seen in the earliest known and documented cultures, worldwide — and to this artist’s practice of reimagining artifacts from antiquity in vivid color.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jonathan Paul Jackson, a native Texan, is a self-taught artist working in Houston. Having apprenticed with and been mentored by notable Houston artists, Jackson has inserted himself into a heritage of Houston art-making that begins, in some ways, with patriarchal figures in Houston art Jesse Lott and Bert L. Long, Jr. His artworks are the result of experiments in abstraction as he forages a new philosophy toward painting that is at once his own as well as part of a larger dialogue about the nature of painting and perception, executed through the filter of a contemporary multi-cultural perspective.


ABOUT MAIN STREET PROJECTS
Main Street Projects is an artist-run organization in Houston which has hosted over 150 local, national and international artists to date. Founded in 2012, this artists' initiative brings art into urban surroundings, visually engaging the street and the pedestrian. Main Street Projects endeavors to improve the public's accessibility to contemporary art, to beautify and repurpose unused spaces, and to provide support that enables artists to directly impact and shape their community. This marks the fourth exhibition presented in Main Street Project's new salon venue.

When:
Jun 7, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
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All Access Art Show Summer 18

Artist, Houston

Join
us for the All Access Art Show Summer '18 edition at The Health Museum.
Come experience a night of creativity, entertainment, and experience
the amazing energy we bring to these events. The #Biorhythm
Music and Body exhibit will be open for your enjoyment throughout the
night. Over 20+ Visual Artist and vendors will be showcased at this
event.

When:
May 25, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $25 VIP $40
Time:
7:00 pm
Location:

Unbreakable Artist Exhibition and Open Reception

artist reception social drinks unbreakable talent open minds

The Unbreakable Artist Reception includes a cocktail social, viewing, artist discussion, music and games. Here's the meaning behind this special event:
Unbreakable art is about people facing their fears, going against all odds and seeing imperfections as beauty in the making. There is a Japanese term called Kintsukuri, which lacquers broken pieces with gold, silver & platinum to broken pottery increasing its value. To engage in this concept, I paint on textured crackled canvas, with the cracks painted in metallic colors. Also, I love to paint subjects on mostly quadtych canvases. It gives viewers the opportunity to see each piece is like a puzzle, it does not make sense until the end when the pieces come together. It’s a holistic healing concept that’s very close to my art. I am influenced by legendary survivors, such as Maya Angelou, Oprah Winfrey, other celebrities, friends and family.

When:
May 16, 2018 to Jul 9, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
Free 5pm-9pm
Location:
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2018 Montrose Art Party (MARTY): Neon MARTY dance party!


2018 Montrose Art Party (MARTY):  Neon MARTY dance party!

6 - 9 PM - Friday May 18, 2018

It is time for one of Art League Houston’s most important events, the Montrose Art Party, or MARTY, which supports the Healing Art program! Each year, the event has a special theme. This year’s MARTY, "Neon Marty Dance Party,"
is co-chaired by Bobby Bass & Zachary Gresham and will be a glow
party that takes us back to the raves of the 90's . Admission to this
event is FREE.

The event will feature music by Flash Gordon Parks,
delectable bites, a cash bar which includes a very special glowing
concoction made, as well as an exciting silent auction with work by
Texas based artists! A portion of the artwork proceeds will help ensure
the continuation of this vital program.

The 2018 MARTY will honor the National Council of Jewish Women - Greater Houston Section for their continued support of the Healing Art program and it's participants. 

Additionally, an exhibition of artwork created by artists in the Healing Art program will be on view in the main gallery.


When:
May 18, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
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JMV Spring Festival 2018

art exhibit, dance, live music, acting performance

JoMar Visions' big Spring Festival is here as well as its eighth anniversary this month of May, in conjunction with our open studios.

Come for this big celebration. There will be live music by Smith DeVille, dance and acting performance by ImagineNation Theatre and Saint Arnolds is sponsoring this event with their amazing beer while everyone enjoys the best art the city has to offer. Yessss!
When:
May 6, 2018
- Live music by Smith DeVille. - Dance and acting performance by ImagineNation. - Free Saint Arnold's beer for all guests and participants. - Free & open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres - Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm

LILLIAN WARREN: They Woke Up and Started Dreaming


Saturday, May 19, 6:00 – 8:30 pm:
Opening
Reception

Saturday, May 26,  2:00 pm: Artist conversation with Nancy Wozny & Clint
Willour

Anya
Tish Gallery is pleased to announce They Woke Up and Started Dreaming,
a solo-exhibition of Houston-based painter Lillian Warren.  In her newest body of work, Warren constructs
abrupt narratives in colorful, anxiety-driven and relatable character studies.

Representing an
antithesis to her previous series “Wait-scapes,” Warren’s newest series features
characters who interact energetically with their surroundings and with each other
rather than being isolated and disconnected. Composed in both traditional and
graphic novel formats, the series displays a range of exaggerated human movements
and facial expressions frozen in time, consuming the works with a sense of
anticipation and anxiety. As a personal nod to her locale, Warren incorporates
familiar faces from the Houston art scene. The viewer is left to wonder as to
the circumstances of each situation and feels a “familiar yet unexplained”
connection to each character.

 

Warren’s working
process combines photography, illustration and her own painting technique. Acting
as a director of sorts, Warren takes over one thousand photographs of several
individuals amid improvisational interactions. She then begins to draft her
compositions, piecing together different individuals and often repeating the
same subject in different positions within the receding horizon line. A
slippery fluid acrylic is then applied to Mylar which, having a penchant to
pool, creates visible forms but tends to abstract the figures. 

 

Lillian Warren
received her BFA in studio art from the University of Tennessee, completed
graduate courses in Art History from the University of Toulouse (France) and
later received an MBA from the University of Tennessee. Warren’s artwork has
been included in many group and solo exhibitions across the United States and
several juried exhibitions such as the Biennial Southwest, the Albuquerque
Museum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, ArtFutura, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago,
Illinois, and The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, Texas. In 2006,
Warren received an Individual Artist Grant Fellowship from the Cultural Arts
Council of Houston and Harris County along with the Creative Capital Award in
2003 from DiverseWorks Professional Development Workshop, Houston, Texas.
Warren’s most recent project involved her own multiple projection video-imagery
in conjunction with a live performance by choreographer Annie Arnoult at the
Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas, 2017. 

When:
May 19, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
General Categories: 

An Afternoon of Art and Dance at the J


2:00 PM | Art Opening in the Deutser Art Gallery
3:30 PM | Dance Performance in the Kaplan Theatre

Join us for an art exhibit featuring the works of the our drawing, painting, and ceramic students. Following the art opening everyone is invited to attend a dance performance featuring our students of all ages. Houston Tap Happy Tappers will appear as guest artists.

On Display in the Deutser Art Gallery


  • Works by Gerry Melot’s Advanced Drawing 60+ students
  • Works by Susan Wingfield’s painting and drawing students
  • Works by ceramic students under the guidance of sculptor and potter, Stacy Kuropata


Dance Performances

  • Golden Girls Plus One

    Two adult ballet students will perform classical solos under the direction of instructor Margie Bellamy.

  • The Golden Girls Plus One tappers, under the artistic direction of Michelle Schroeder, and the intermediate tap dance students will perform to some of your favorite tunes such as "Boy from New York City " and "Onefrom A Chorus Line.

  • The teen JCrew dancers will perform a Hip-Hop piece created for them by director Jamie Levit.

  • Our teen musical theater students, under the direction of Eva De La Cruz, will perform a number from High School Musical , Jr

  • Houston Tap Happy Tappers (HTHT), directed by Sara Draper, is the performing group of Tap Happy which offers tap dance classes to adults in Houston. Their presentation “Brown Derby Jump” is a playful expression of the wild social milieu and high energy of a sub-culture in a previous age.

The event is free and open to the public. To reserve a seat for the dance performance in the Kaplan Theatre, please contact Maxine Silberstein at msilberstein@erjcchouston.org

When:
Jun 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm


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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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