Fundraiser

Vox Local Arts Mixer V (V+LAM 5)

Annual mixer + outdoor arts night market dedicated to providing a platform for advocacy-oriented Houston artists.

 Vox Culture’s milestone fifth annual Vox Local Arts Mixer (V+LAM 5) is just around the corner. 

This fun and diverse arts mixer will feature Central Texas/Vietnamese Fusion barbecue, a seafood boil, and French pastries created by local chefs, while celebrating both established and new and fast-rising names in the Houston arts scene. The mixer allows Houstonians to engage with painters, photographers, poets, dancers, jewelry makers, and more. Artists are selected for V+LAM through their contributions towards Vox Culture's advocacy projects. Guests will have the opportunity to view live performances and live art, and purchase any work exhibited by featured artists, with 100% of those proceeds remaining with the artist.

In addition to bar bites and drinks from The Phoenix, other food vendors featured at the Vox Local Arts Mixer will be Khói Barbecue, Julie's French Pastries, and Friends of The Phoenix Seafood Boil Team. Additional vendors include Space Montrose.

Proceeds from tickets will support a bike ride organized by the Friends of The Phoenix group benefiting the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF). While Free Entry tickets are available, a $5 per person ticket is also available and proceeds will be donated to the Galveston Bay Foundation. The $5 ticket option guarantees V+LAM guests eligibility to enter a gift prize give away competition that is to take place at the event. RSVP IS REQUIRED

Artist line-up includes: TX Salsa Congress; The Outspoken Bean; Betirri Bengtson; Robyn Blodgett; Vanessa Longoria (Longoria Living); Nguyen T. Nguyen (Wind Photography); Ileana Đujić (Foxy Pearl); Justin Earl Grant; Mariela G. Dominguez; and Yulia Drozdova.

When:
Aug 23, 2019
While Free Entry tickets are available, a $5 per person ticket is also available and proceeds will be donated to the Galveston Bay Foundation (GBF). The $5 ticket option guarantees V+LAM guests eligibility to enter a gift prize give away competition that is to take place at the event. RSVP IS REQUIRED. 
Cost:
$0-$5 per person
Time:
6:15 pm to 9:15 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
6:15pm-9:15pm / $0-$5 per person

Linocut Demonstration and Artist Talk with Kelly Moran


MYSTIC LYON is excited to host a Show and Tell by artist Kelly Moran on July 20 from 5-6:30pm. The artist will discuss the process for creating her work currently on view at Mystic Lyon as a part of PrintMatters' PrintHouston 2019. The event will include a linocut demonstration and its printing without a press.

ABOUT KELLY MORAN:
New York Native Kelly Moran is a printmaker and object maker who lives and works in Houston, TX. She is currently maintaining a printmaking studio in Houston Heights. She is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts and The New Orleans Contemporary Museum. Her works are in numerous private collections and corporate collections. She has exhibited throughout Texas and also nationally and internationally.

Her artistic practice draws on contemporary events, personal life, and intuition to compose her well-crafted, multi layered universal images. Kelly is an avid collector of ephemera from the 1800’s to 1970’s, getting constant inspiration from their time-specific and timeless color combinations. They are mined by Kelly to find treasured images from another time that speak volumes about our culture, where we are now and then. The content of her images can be straight forward or not.

Kelly Moran has a BFA in painting from Louisiana Tech University 1982. She studied ceramics at the University of Houston graduate program 1983-84, participated in the artist collective “Little Egypt Enterprises”, 1984-87 and was associate director of “Texas Collaborative”, 2003-2011, a place where national and international artists collaborated to make prints.

ABOUT MYSTIC LYON
Mystic Lyon specializes in art and Recreational Aesthetics, Mystic Lyon is an artist-instigated space located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street in Houston's historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. In addition to public art installations, Mystic Lyon offers weekly organic food deliveries, house concerts, meditation and sound sessions, community coffees, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions, and the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce.

ABOUT PRINTMATTERS
PrintMatters Houston is a Houston-based 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote traditional and non-traditional printmaking, encourage print collecting, and to further the professional growth of its members.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW AT MYSTIC LYON:

Nickel Views by Siver Black
Urban Animals by Kelly Moran
In collaboration with PrintMatters for PrintHouston 2019

Show extended to August 3!

When:
Jul 20, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
5pm - 6:30pm / FREE
Location:

Cultured Cocktails benefiting Acid Test

Since its inception in 2018, Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails has raised nearly $100,000 for Houston Area artists and arts organizations.

Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, May 9th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Acid Test. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the Acid Test team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support Acid Test so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Acid Test.


About Acid Test:
Based on an award-winning short film, Acid Test is about a teenage girl who launches a rebellion against her family fueled by Riot Grrrl music, a dysfunctional family, and LSD. The feature film is an activist film. With a female lead of Mexican descent, our story showcases much-needed diversity on screen as part of a need in the film industry and film market for more diverse content. We are also showcasing that diversity behind the camera: as a female writer director, it is vital to me to be part of the changes needed in my industry in hiring women and people of color in crew positions. We've also partnered with Houston Community College (HCC) where I teach filmmaking full-time to offer students an opportunity to train on our feature film set to gain valuable professional experience while also earning credits toward their degrees. All crew are local to Houston and all of our cast are either local or originally from Texas.

About Cultured Cocktails:
Cultured Cocktails is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts and takes place EVERY Thursday during the 5:00-8:00PM happy hour at Boheme Café & Wine Bar (307 Fairview St.). Each Cultured Cocktails event features a different local artist, arts organization, or arts project. Participating artists and arts groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. 

Powered by Fresh Arts, the Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.
Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that champions artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art. www.FRESHARTS.org
When:
Jul 4, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Happy hour: 5-8pm
General Categories: 

Summer Solstice Observance


Celebrate the Summer Solstice with the Rothko Chapel at the labyrinth in the Gueymard Meditation Garden located on the University of St. Thomas (UST) campus next to the Chapel of St. Basil, 1018 W. Alabama St, Houston, 77006, on Friday, June 21 at 7am. The observance will open with words from Father Chris Valka of UST, followed by a labyrinth walk guided by Jay Stailey, with meditative flute and guitar music provided by Laura Lucas and John Edward Ross. This is a pay what you can event with a suggested donation of $10. Register for the Summer Solstice observance at: http://rothkochapel.org/experience/events/event/offsite-summer-solstice-morning-observance. 

When:
Jun 21, 2019
Cost:
Suggested donation of $10
Time:
7:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

Cultured Cocktails benefiting This Side of the Rainbow

Since its inception in 2018, Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails has raised nearly $100,000 for Houston Area artists and arts organizations.

Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, June 6th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support This Side of the Rainbow. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the This Side of the Rainbow team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support This Side of the Rainbow so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for This Side of the Rainbow.


About This Side of the Rainbow:

We provide a therapeutic summer camp for LGBTQ+ youth; monthly groups for LGBTQ+ youth and their parents/guardians; and educational programs on working with the LGBTQ+ community for mental health professionals, schools, churches; corporations, and other community organizations. 


Learn more about This Side of the Rainbow HERE.


About Cultured Cocktails:
Cultured Cocktails is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts and takes place EVERY Thursday during the 5:00-8:00PM happy hour at Boheme Café & Wine Bar (307 Fairview St.). Each Cultured Cocktails event features a different local artist, arts organization, or arts project. Participating artists and arts groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. 

Powered by Fresh Arts, the Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.
Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that champions artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art. www.FRESHARTS.org
When:
Jun 27, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Happy hour: 5-8pm

Eternal 30 - Cultured Cocktails Happy Hour + Live Performances

A happy hour benefitting Eternal 30, a month long sound and light installation

Join us in celebrating Eternal 30!

Thursday, May 23 5-8PM
Bar Boheme

Fresh Arts has given Internal/Eternal the opportunity to raise awareness (and funds!) for our upcoming 30 day installation. Please spread the word and come raise a glass or three with us! A portion of proceeds from each drink with be donated to our project.

With special live performances by
Sonia Flores + James Murphy: bass, voice, flute
Rachel Orosco + Rebecca Novak: lights, sounds
Tom Carter: electric guitar

Eternal 30 is a 30 day sound and light installation that will feature weekly rotating artists in residence and weekly live performances from local and international artists. Funding of this project is generously provided by Houston Arts Alliance and Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs.

Artists and full schedule TBA soon!
For the most up to date info on our programming and projects:
www.internaleternal.org

When:
May 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
5-8PM Free
General Categories: 

Neuroscience and Visual Art: The Complex Relationship of Light, Color and the Brain


Rothko Chapel in partnership with the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) presents an illustrated talk by Dr. Aziz Shaibani, “Neuroscience and Visual Art: The Complex Relationship of Light, Color and the Brain,” on May 16 at 6:30pm in the Burke Baker Planetarium at HMNS, 5555 Herman Park Drive, Houston, 77030. Shaibani, a neurologist associated with Baylor College of Medicine, will share the latest in brain science on how light impacts the way we see visual art. Reservations may be made online http://store.hmns.org/DateSelection.aspx?item=4347.

When:
May 16, 2019
Cost:
$10-$20
Time:
6:30 pm
General Categories: 

Zine Fest Houston 2019 Compilation Release & Fundraiser


Please join us for our annual compilation zine release party! Every year Zine Fest Houston publishes a compilation zine of work (writing, photography, collage, drawing etc.) submitted by vendors who have tabled at previous ZFH festivals. Compilations will be on sale for $5. We accept card and cash!

Ryan Grimes(@knives_in_water) will be cooking up some delicious food during the compilation release party and from 7-9pm Dusti Rhodeswill be playing some sweet tunes!

This year's theme is: ZINE CUISINE!

Every month Poison Girl donates proceeds from the night to a local non-profit organization and we are thrilled to be the beneficiary for May 5th!

When:
May 5, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Location:

Cultured Cocktails benefiting Ángel Lartigue


Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, May 30th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Ángel Lartigue  So enjoy a drink or two, meet Ángel Lartigue, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support the Ángel Lartigue  so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Ángel Lartigue

About Ángel Lartigue:
Ángel Lartigue is an artist born and raised in Houston TX. Recently I've been accepted to take part of the residency, SymbioticA, at the University of Western Australia in Perth. I am raising money for my travel expenses, living costs and residency bench fees for SymbioticA. The residency asks for a three month minimum stay but planning to stay at least a full six months, for the 2019 semester starting August. Founded by two bioartists, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, the residency is the first of its kind, an experimental artistic laboratory where researchers from all over the world create space, ask questions and critically engage with the life sciences. This residency will greatly benefit my current artistic projects and will be a stepping stone into furthering my career. Learn more about Ángel Lartigue HERE.

About Cultured Cocktails:
Cultured Cocktails is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts and takes place EVERY Thursday during the 5:00-8:00PM happy hour at Boheme Café & Wine Bar (307 Fairview St.). Each Cultured Cocktails event features a different local artist, arts organization, or arts project. Participating artists and arts groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. 

Since its inception in 2008, the program has raised more than $100,000 for hundreds of local artists and arts projects!
Powered by Fresh Arts, the Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.
Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that champions artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art. www.FRESHARTS.org

When:
May 30, 2019
A portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Ángel Lartigue.. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Happy hour: 5-8pm

CULTURED COCKTAILS BENEFITING ETERNAL 30


Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, May 23rd, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Eternal 30. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the Eternal 30 team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support Eternal 30 so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for Eternal 30.


About Eternal 30:

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.

Learn more about Eternal 30 HERE

About Cultured Cocktails:
Cultured Cocktails is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts and takes place EVERY Thursday during the 5:00-8:00PM happy hour at Boheme Café & Wine Bar (307 Fairview St.). Each Cultured Cocktails event features a different local artist, arts organization, or arts project. Participating artists and arts groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. 

Powered by Fresh Arts, the Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.
Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that champions artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art. www.FRESHARTS.org

When:
May 23, 2019
A portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support Eternal 30. 
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Happy hour: 5-8pm


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