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:
The presentations are done, and we're thirsty! Come celebrate with Fresh Arts and the 2019 Artist INC graduating class at the exciting and beautiful new bar situated right in the Arts District: Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory.
Decatur Bar & Pop-Up Factory is dedicated to supporting Houston’s culinary, cocktail and creative communities by providing a space to cultivate and incubate local talent.
Héctor Arguelles // Emily Arrow // Cuyler Ballenger // Marissa Castillo // Shannon Crider // Tatiana Escallon // Jaime Frugé-Walne // Marsha Glickman // Rachel Gonzales // Nyssa Juneau // Brandon Kafarela // Carla Sue // Joseph Nance // P M Neist // Anthony Pabillano // Miles Payne // Peace // Crystal Rae // Jelisa Jay Robinson // Nicci Sevier-Vuyk // Laura Sprague // Chris Thomas // Caroline Truong // Zulma Vega // Arnea Williams
Artist INC-Houston Spring 2019 Peer Facilitators include Emanuelee “Outspoken” Bean, Eepi Chaad, Tami Merrick Moschioni, Nicola Parente, Dominique Royem, and Lori Yuill.
Artist INC Houston is powered by Fresh Arts and is generously funded by Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, Windgate Charitable Foundation, Inc., and the state arts agencies of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Additional support for the Artist INC Houston 2019 session has been provided in part by Frost Bank and Art Colony Association.
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.
Decatur Bar and Pop-Up Factory
2310 Decatur, Houston, Texas 77007
Join us at Decatur Bar and Pop-up Factory for the official #CounterCurrent19preview party! There you'll have an opportunity to meet some of the artists, mingle with the organizers of CounterCurrent, and receive this year's festival guide hot off of the press, plus other giveaways!
Decatur Bar's master mixologists will be serving "Everything is Illuminated," a custom cocktail created exclusively for CounterCurrent19, plus light bites and a cash bar throughout the evening.
Valet parking will be available on site.
For more information about CounterCurrent19 events, programs, and projects, visit countercurrentfestival.org.
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.