Performance Artist

Nap Church's Southern Naptist Convention

a series of Community Naps

We will be congregating for some community naps at Mystic Lyon on Saturday, July 13 from 5-6pm and 9-10pm and on Sunday, July 14 from 11am-noon and again from 2-3pm.

Pillows and blankets will be available on a first come first served basis. Participants are also welcome to bring their own favorite pillows and blankets. This series of community naps is free to attend.

PARTICIPANTS MAY COME TO ONE OR MULTIPLE SESSIONS.

Schedule of events:
Saturday, July 13, 5pm—Liminal Recognition Nap
Saturday, July 13, 9pm—Storytime Nap with writer, musician and artist Kelly Moore
Sunday, July 14, 11am—Nap for incorporating Pleasure Aesthetics
Sunday, July 14, 2pm—Vibrational Somatics: Healing Gong Nap

These napping and sonic meditations are part of a series of workshops lead by artist Emily Sloan and referred to as Recreational Aesthetics and are funded in part by a Let Creativity Happen Grant from Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston.

To learn more:
http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com

https://www.fresharts.org/events/nap-church-little-woodrows-4235-bellaire-blvd-houston

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/07/exercises-for-rebel-nappers.html

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/08/operation-nap-time-houston-free.html

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/06/southern-naptist-convention-where-two.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmEQQQ5GYoM

ABOUT NAPPING AFFECTS PERFORMANCE:
Napping Affects Performance (NAP) is a performance and participation project providing community naps (since 2009) in collaboration with various performances, including (but not limited to) collaborations with sound, word, touch, and the delivery of naps to various sites and/or contexts.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Emily Sloan is an artist, curator and educator. Her art practice has led her on many adventures including a faux burning house, Victorian lampshades on City of Houston lamp posts, messages on the ground out of mulch and debris, misting shade clouds made out of lampshades, Mobile Nap Deliveries, funeral wakes for the undead, baptisms out of a pick-up truck, an art gallery in a refrigerator, a neighborhood badminton club, founding the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce and opening Mystic Lyon--an art space in Houston’s historic Fifth Ward.

ABOUT OUR COLLABORATOR:
Kelly Moore is a writer, musician, and artist in Houston, Texas. She teaches writing at the University of Houston and djs for Rice Radio’s Chickenskin show. She is currently using her PhD in Creative Writing to make magnet poetry out of fun botany words like “glabrous” and “spatulate.”

GENERAL INFO:
5007 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198
July 13 - 5-6pm and 9-10pm
June14 - 11am-noon and 2-3pm
Free
https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx

When:
Jul 13, 2019 to Jul 14, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
5pm and 9pm / FREE
Sunday Time & Price:
11am and 2pm / FREE
Location:

Nap Church's Southern Naptist Convention, a series of Community Naps

Contact Name:
Emily Sloan
Contact Phone:
7135821198

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Contact:
Emily Sloan

Telephone: 713-582-1198

Email: mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com


Recreational
Aesthetics: Nap Church's Southern Naptist Convention

a
series of community naps


by
artist Emily Sloan

Saturday,
July 13, 5pm and 9pm and Sunday, July 14, 11am and 2pm

Free to attend



Mystic
Lyon, 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020 is pleased to host the Nap Church's Southern Naptist Convention

on Saturday, July 13 from 5-6:00pm and 9-10pm and on Sunday, July 14
from 11am-noon and again from 2-3:00pm. Participants may come to one
or multiple sessions.


Pillows
and blankets will be available on a first come first served basis.
Participants are also welcome to bring their own favorite pillows and
blankets. This series of community naps is free to attend.


The
series features gong-induced vibrational healing, embodiment (somatic
awareness), listening and nappying scores by Emily Sloan some of
which are inspired by artist Salvador Dali and sound composer Pauline
Oliveros.


Schedule
of events:

Saturday,
July 13, 5pm—Liminal Recognition Nap;

Saturday,
July 13, 9pm—Storytime Nap with writer, musician and artist Kelly
Moore;

Sunday,
July 14, 11am—Nap for incorporating Pleasure Aesthetics;

and
Sunday, July 14, 2pm—Vibrational Somatics: Healing Gong Nap.


These
napping and sonic meditations are part of a series of workshops lead
by artist Emily Sloan and referred to as Recreational Aesthetics and
are funded in part by a Let Creativity Happen Grant from Houston Arts
Alliance and the City of Houston.


Learn
more:

http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com

https://www.fresharts.org/events/nap-church-little-woodrows-4235-bellaire-blvd-houston


http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/07/exercises-for-rebel-nappers.html


http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/08/operation-nap-time-houston-free.html


http://nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com/2011/06/southern-naptist-convention-where-two.html


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmEQQQ5GYoM


ABOUT
NAPPING AFFECTS PERFORMANCE:

Napping
Affects Performance (NAP) is a performance and participation project
providing community naps (since 2009) in collaboration with various
performances, including (but not limited to) collaborations with
sound, word, touch, and the delivery of naps to various sites and/or
contexts.


ABOUT
THE ARTIST:

Emily
Sloan is an artist, curator and educator. Her art practice has led
her on many adventures including a faux burning house, Victorian
lampshades on City of Houston lamp posts, messages on the ground out
of mulch and debris, misting shade clouds made out of lampshades,
Mobile Nap Deliveries, funeral wakes for the undead, baptisms out of
a pick-up truck, an art gallery in a refrigerator, a neighborhood
badminton club, founding the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce and
opening Mystic Lyon--an art space in Houston’s historic Fifth Ward.


ABOUT
OUR COLLABORATOR:

Kelly
Moore is a writer, musician, and artist in Houston, Texas. She
teaches writing at the University of Houston and djs for Rice Radio’s
Chickenskin show. She is currently using her PhD in Creative Writing
to make magnet poetry out of fun botany words like “glabrous” and
“spatulate.”

GENERAL
INFO:

5007
Lyons Ave.

Houston,
TX 77020

mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198
July
13 - 5-6pm and 9-10pm

June14
- 11am-noon and 2-3pm

Free
https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx


Project Row Houses Celebrates Round 49 Penumbras: Sacred Geometries Closing


Project
Row Houses Courtyard

2521
Holman Street

Houston,
TX 77004


Project Row Houses (PRH) will celebrate the closing of Round
49: Penumbras: Sacred Geometries with
a party on Sunday, June 9, 2019. In keeping with the Round theme, the closing
party will feature live music from a Latin Jazz band, as well as street food
and drinks inspired by the Afro-Latin Diaspora. Third Ward chef Shakti Baum of
Etta’s Kitchen will be leading culinary efforts for the event.

Round 49 was co-curated by PRH Curator and Programs Director
Ryan N. Dennis and cultural practitioner William Cordova. The Round explores
the ideology of sacred geometries to form structures and landscapes that allude
to the body, intent and consciousness. Curated in connection with the Latino
Art Now! Conference, the Round 49 installations brought attention to Houston’s
Afro-Latino diaspora.

 Exhibiting artists include: Yanira Collado (Dominican
Republic), Leticia Contreras (Afromexican), Aramis O’Reilly (Cuba), Charo Oquet
(Dominican Republic), Onajide Shabaka (United States), Juana Valdez (Cuba). In
conjunction with Round 49, MacArthur genius grant recipient Okwui Okpokwasili
and Peter Born utilized one of the Art Houses for their installation titled Sitting on a Man’s Head.

 

When:
Jun 9, 2019
Cost:
35
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
6 - 9 PM & Tickets are $35 per person
Location:

Field Day Houston 2019


New works in progress by six of Houston’s hottest artists will be showcased at Field Day on Saturday, May 4, at 7pm at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston. This professionally produced evening features a modern dance performance by Adam Castaneda; dance, spoken word, and visual art by Uwazi Zamani; Kalpana Subbarao will perform Kathak, an Indian classical dance with Flamenco; Ayan Felix will perform a new dance work; Maggie Lasher will perform a buugeng dance solo; Tom Yeager will share an aural story. Core Dance, The Field NYC, and Dance Source Houston present Field Day annually.

When:
May 4, 2019
Cost:
$7
Time:
7:00 pm

SUMMER CRASH COURSE - KING OF TRASHTOPIA

Contact Name:
Arnout Krediet

SUMMER CRASH COURSE - KING OF TRASHTOPIA

The July 2019 summer crash course will be shaped around the theme 'King of Trashtopia'. In our times
people are
 floating around
the world desperately in search for a place to live. 
Simultaneously plastic finds it's way to clump
together in our oceans 
vortices forming unclaimed islands and ignored waste
lands. 
Can these great
manmade tragedies give direction to divide and use our planet?

 All creative spirits, artists, philosophers,
environmentalists, engineers, 
architects, and designers are welcome to join us in
our Barcelona art 
school for the month of July. Our approach to the
theme is very open, 
all artistic
ideas are welcome! 

On the 25th of July, your ideas will be exhibited in
our gallery and show the views of a new artistic generation.

 Dates: 1-26 July (exhibition on 25 July)

Price: €970 (optional Spanish classes, 2 x 2
hours/week for €90 extra)

Brotherhood: In Conversation on Contemporary Black Dance

at Mystic Lyon

The
Pilot Dance Project and Mystic Lyon are pleased to present a
discussion on contemporary black dance with an intimate reception to
follow for Brooklyn-based artists Brother(hood) Dance. This event
will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 7pm at Mystic Lyon in the
historic Fifth Ward at 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020.


From
artist Orlando Zane Hunter Jr:
The
piece that we will be collaborating on is a work that I’m writing
as a short story and bringing it into a live movement experience. We
like to work with a concept we are calling Afro-neo narratives. This
is a understanding we are learning and experiencing. Having the
control to tell the stories of past present and future with a focus
on healing. Having the liberty of black imaginative space to tie time
and space using focused energy to tell stories and mythologies that
someone may never heard of or has, has an affect on viewer who never
get to see themselves in a particular light. I’m excited to share
with the Houston community.


Conversation
with the Artists:

Date/Time:
April 13, 7-9pm

Location:
Mystic Lyon, 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020

FREE


Upcoming Performance:

The
Pilot Dance Project continues its spring season with a special
collaboration with Brooklyn-based artists Brother(hood) Dance. This
critically acclaimed collective will set a new evening-length work on
the Pilot Dance Project. Hawa (The Ride) will make its world
premiere at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). This
project is made possible by a City's Initiative grant from the City
of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.


Date:
April 19 - 21, 2019

Performance
Time: 8pm and 5pm (on April 21 only)

Location:
Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, Matchbox One

Tickets:
$15 presale; $20 at-the-door

www.matchouston.org


Hawa
(The Ride)
is
a contemporary myth, embodied in the characters of two horsemen,
“Jacko” and “Cavalier Spirit.” Referencing West African
cosmologies and urban cowboy practices the work takes up Black
masculinity and the politics of adornment as source material for a
creative fashioning of the future self. Through the use of short
story and multimedia, this is an Afro-neo narrative of resilience,
discovery, and transformation.


Brother(hood)
Dance!

is an interdisciplinary duo that seeks to inform its audiences on the
socio-political and environmental injustices from a global
perspective, bringing clarity to the same-gender-loving
African-American experience in the 21st century. Brother(hood)
Dance! was formed in April 2014 as a duo that research, create and
perform dances of freedom by Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr. and Ricarrdo
Valentine. They have performed their works at FiveMyles, Center for
Performance Research, B.A.A.D! (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance),
VCU-The Grace Street Theater, DraftWork at St. Marks Church, JACK,
Movement Research at Judson Church, Colby College, Denmark Arts
Center and other venues.


Mystic
Lyon

s
pecializes
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, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward
Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions, and the Fifth Ward Chamber of
Commerce.


*
* *


The
Pilot Dance Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with
the mission to empower and transform communities through innovative
dance, theater, and visual art. 

When:
Apr 13, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7-9pm FREE
Location:
Event Type: 

Brotherhood: In Conversation on Contemporary Black Dance

Contact Name:
Emily Sloan
Contact Phone:
7135821198

The
Pilot Dance Project and Mystic Lyon are pleased to present a
discussion on contemporary black dance with an intimate reception to
follow for Brooklyn-based artists Brother(hood) Dance. This event
will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 7pm at Mystic Lyon in the
historic Fifth Ward at 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020.


From
artist Orlando Zane Hunter Jr:
The
piece that we will be collaborating on is a work that I’m writing
as a short story and bringing it into a live movement experience. We
like to work with a concept we are calling Afro-neo narratives. This
is a understanding we are learning and experiencing. Having the
control to tell the stories of past present and future with a focus
on healing. Having the liberty of black imaginative space to tie time
and space using focused energy to tell stories and mythologies that
someone may never heard of or has, has an affect on viewer who never
get to see themselves in a particular light. I’m excited to share
with the Houston community.


Conversation
with the Artists:

Date/Time:
April 13, 7-9pm

Location:
Mystic Lyon, 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020

FREE


The
Pilot Dance Project continues its spring season with a special
collaboration with Brooklyn-based artists Brother(hood) Dance. This
critically acclaimed collective will set a new evening-length work on
the Pilot Dance Project. Hawa (The Ride) will make its world
premiere at Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH). This
project is made possible by a City's Initiative grant from the City
of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance.


Date:
April 19 - 21, 2019

Performance
Time: 8pm and 5pm (on April 21 only)

Location:
Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, Matchbox One

Tickets:
$15 presale; $20 at-the-door

www.matchouston.org


Hawa
(The Ride)
is
a contemporary myth, embodied in the characters of two horsemen,
“Jacko” and “Cavalier Spirit.” Referencing West African
cosmologies and urban cowboy practices the work takes up Black
masculinity and the politics of adornment as source material for a
creative fashioning of the future self. Through the use of short
story and multimedia, this is an Afro-neo narrative of resilience,
discovery, and transformation.


Brother(hood)
Dance!

is an interdisciplinary duo that seeks to inform its audiences on the
socio-political and environmental injustices from a global
perspective, bringing clarity to the same-gender-loving
African-American experience in the 21st century. Brother(hood)
Dance! was formed in April 2014 as a duo that research, create and
perform dances of freedom by Orlando Zane Hunter, Jr. and Ricarrdo
Valentine. They have performed their works at FiveMyles, Center for
Performance Research, B.A.A.D! (Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance),
VCU-The Grace Street Theater, DraftWork at St. Marks Church, JACK,
Movement Research at Judson Church, Colby College, Denmark Arts
Center and other venues.


Mystic
Lyon

s
pecializes
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, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward
Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions, and the Fifth Ward Chamber of
Commerce.


*
* *


The
Pilot Dance Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization with
the mission to empower and transform communities through innovative
dance, theater, and visual art. 

KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge

The Burlesque Varie-TEASE Show

Burlesque, standup comedy, live music, and showgirls! KiKi Maroon's Burly Q Lounge is a Burlesque Varie-TEASE Show, unlike anything you've ever experienced.

Classy and sexy, dirty and funny; this evening of vaudevillian hijinks will transport you to the naughty speakeasy your grandparents never told you about.

Every show is a totally new line-up, each event a brand new experience! Visit our website for show dates, tickets, video, and more.


When:
Apr 13, 2019
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
Cost:
15-35
Time:
8:00 pm

International Art Competition “Black & White”

call for artists, art, online competition, exhibition, international, artist opportunity, art deadlines, art award, art prize, room, gallery, contemporary, painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage, installation

Contemporary Art
Room Gallery is proud to announce their 2nd
“Black & White” Online Art Competition
for the month of March 2019.
This is an international competition and artists from around the world are
welcome to submit their work. Black & White theme in this competition will
be strictly applied and only works in black, white and or shades of gray will
be accepted.
All visual
art mediums are acceptable
(painting, photography,
drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art)
except sound
and video art.

 

All winning artists will receive a digital award certificate.
First, second and third place will be largely displayed with an
article about the artist and  their work.
Winning artwork (First place) will be on the poster of the show.
Depending on the number and quality of all
submissions received,
Merit awards and
Honorable Mention awards may also be presented.

 

Fee is $15 for 2 images of
artwork. Y
ou may enter more than once,there is no limit to the number of images that
an artist can submit.
The deadline to apply to this art competition is April
05, 2019.

 

Please visit the website to submit: http://www.artroomgalleryonline.com/call_for_artists.html
 

 

Due Date: Apr 5, 2019
Contact Name: Art Room Gallery
Fee: $15
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Jennif(f)er Tamayo: LA QUEERADORA


4/10 and 4/11, 5–8pm installation
8–8:45 performance
MATCH, Box 1, 3400 Main St., Houston 77002

Jennif(f)er Tamayo’s LA QUEERADORA installation sits at the intersection of digital cultural production and embodied cultural performance. It asks: How do material bodies, whose lives hold an archive of cultural knowledge and experience, compete with a manufactured and digitally porous production of identity? In Tamayo’s work, the racial project of U.S. Latinidad, as an often capitalist and anti-Black enterprise, becomes an optic through which these questions can be approached. The “Latin-Explosion” of the artist’s childhood and its subsequent productions are, in many ways, imbricated with the rise of mainstream internet culture. Both began to “enter” households during the 80s and 90s. Dora the Explorer (DTE), then, serves as a critical site of inquiry through which the artist interrogates the ways constructions of Latinidad are indebted to and shaped by novel digital technologies. Dora’s physical construction, emerging from an initial design to be a ‘live-action’ character, is imbued with a digital materiality key to her production of Latinidad: fluid, placeless, and amorphous. 

Note: Visitors are invited to drop in and leave at any time. The installation will be activated with live performances each day at 8pm. Multiple visits recommended.

About CounterCurrent
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects reflect the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

#countercurrent19

You can find the full festival lineup and schedule here: 

Free tickets to festival events are available March 5.

When:
Apr 10, 2019 to Apr 11, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:45 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
5–8pm
Thursday Time & Price:
5–8pm


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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