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.
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!
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.
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.
Join us in celebrating Eternal 30!
Thursday, May 23 5-8PM
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:
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.
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!
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.