On Small Business month we are focusing on our own JoMar Visions artists entrepreneurs, the people that bring beauty into our lives and express it through their art mediums to heal us and inspire us day by day. This month think of how you can support and help our local artists continue their passion in making H-Town a thriving beautiful place to live and be alive. Support the arts!
Nov 18, 2017
- Live music by Erica Nicole
- Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres
- Drinks served by AR Bartending Service
Free, Movie night, movie, Czech Republic, Bagpipes, Exhibit, History, Music
FREE MOVIE NIGHT
Our CCMH movie night is back!
FREE to the Public
Doors Open for exhibit viewing: 6.30 p.m.
Movie Begins: 7.00 p.m.
November 10, 2017 (Friday)
Call of Dudy – Bohemian Bagpipes Across Borders
Bagpipes are generally associated with the Celtic Fringe of Europe, but one of the richest and ethnically diverse bagpipe traditions can be found in Central Europe. In the Czech Lands and in Neighboring Bavaria this traditions once became marginalized and almost disregarded. Yet this historical musical form has survived and even managed to renew itself, to develop further on a regional scale – crossing national and linguistic borders. Call of Dudy captures the people and places which are keeping this centuries – old tradition alive today for future generations.
Vedem, WWII, Holocaust, Workshop, Students, Creative Activism, Creativity, Docent Tour
Come visit the the Vedem Exhibit at the Czech Center Museum.
On view: September 12th, 2017 to November 30th, 2017
Vedem’s magazine’s lessons of artistic activism will inspire today’s teens! It’s a chance to use creative means to explore their identity while driving change in their own communities.
Vedem Underground : The Secret Boys Magazine deconstructs and reinterprets the literary work of a secret society of Jewish boys, who created the longest-running underground magazine in a Nazi camp. Using a combination of pop-art graphics, drawings and paintings, and the prose and poetry of teenage prisoners in the Terezin Ghetto, the exhibit breaks down the 83 weekly issues totaling the 800 pages of Vedem (“In The Lead” in Czech”), then reconstructs them in the form of a contemporary magazine.
Through the exhibit, Vedem, which was produced from 1942-44, is recreated as the original ‘zine (hand made magazine), complete with “Masthead,” “Mission,” “Newsroom,” “Printing Press” and “Circulation” sections as well as panels dedicated to subject matter such as “Columns,” “Features,” “Humor” and “News and Editorial” panels.
Vedem Underground enlarges the intimate scale of the original publication while mixing and matching works of art with poetry and prose to create a collage in which Vedem is reinterpreted as a work of artistic activism that remains as relevant today as it did more than 70 years ago.
The Vedem Underground multimedia project examines the historic, cultural and artistic legacy of Vedem, a teen-authored magazine that was the only underground publication to be regularly produced by young Nazi concentration camp prisoners.
Vedem Underground teaches an invaluable lesson that transcends religion, age and eras to secondary-school and college students. Students are able to see how young activists inside the Terezin ghetto fearlessly fought anti-Semitism using their creative expression.
FREE WORKSHOPS & CLASSES AVAILABLE!
Students participate in journalism workshop that concludes with student creations of hand-made magazines (‘zines).
The workshop is designed to teach middle- through college students both the historic context of Vedem and the art of creating a ‘zine, or hand- made magazine, as a symbol of creative expression, and a way to explore one’s identity through socially-engaged creativity.
They will conclude the course showcasing their work for the community with a ‘zine pop-up exhibit, where they will share ideas and trade their ‘zines.
First Saturday Arts Market is a monthly outdoor fine arts event featuring the works of dozens of visual artists. Located in the Historic Houston Heights by YogaOne Studios, 540 W. 19th St. at Lawrence St., the market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items.
Bring the entire family and come enjoy the great outdoors, live music and delicious fare from some of the area’s best gourmet food trucks. Open year-round on the first Saturday of each month.
Nov 4, 2017
First Saturday Arts Market is a monthly outdoor fine arts event featuring the works of dozens of visual artists. Located in the Historic Houston Heights by YogaOne Studios, 540 W. 19th St. at Lawrence St., the market showcases paintings, sculpture, photography, jewelry and handcrafted items. Bring the entire family and come enjoy the great outdoors, live music and delicious fare from some of the area’s best gourmet food trucks. Open year-round on the first Saturday of each month.
This year the annual Zine Fest Houston event will be at Lawndale
Art Center on Saturday, November 11 from 1-7 PM! Zine Fest Houston 2017
is open to the public free of charge and all ages are welcome. With 100+
vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2016, the fest continues to grow
apace and 2017 promises to be its biggest year ever.
The theme of this year’s festival is T H E C Y B E R F U T U R E I S N O W !
theme is all about indulging our wildest and most ~aesthetically
robust~ fantasies about our cybernetic future! What does a C Y B E R F U
T U R E look like to you? For those of us who grew up in the 90s, or
spent much of those early consumer PC years immersed in a freshly
created digital universe, we imagined a lush world like the ones in our
coolest screensavers, or that amazing-looking open-world game slash
chatroom we would spend hours in. But what about the DANGERS of
cyberfuture? Will sentient AI rise up and smash the oppressive and
small-minded humans that engineered it? Will we never escape the
all-seeing-eye of targeted advertising until we have to pay-to-play for
What do you see when you look into your crystal
ball emoji? C Y B E R U T O P I A, or C Y B E R D Y S T O P I A ? The
future is yours to decide… Now!
Programming during the day
includes “Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via
Blockchain” presented by Conner Clifton, a lecture by Houston Anarchist
Black Cross, a live podcast recording with Veer Queer, an all inclusive
LGBTQ+ podcast based out of Houston, TX, and a screening of selected
zine clips as well as a teen zine workshop and animation workshop with
DIY Animation Club.
2017 PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE*
PROJECT SPACE 2:15-3:00 PM "Zine Distros in the Digital Age: Releasing Your Work via Blockchain" presented by Conner Clifton 3:15-4:00 PM Spotlight On: Anarchist Black Cross Houston Chapter 4:15-5:00 PM Screening of Selected Zine Clips 5:15-6:00 PM Live Podcast Recording with Veer Queer
CLASSROOM SPACE 2:30-3:30 PM Teen Zine Workshop with Jasmine Monsegue 4:00-6:00 PM DIY Animation Club Workshop
*All programming will take place on the 3rd Floor at Lawndale Art Center.
Fest Houston is a local volunteer-run organization and annual event
dedicated to promoting zines, comics, and other forms of small press,
alternative, underground DIY media and art. It is also a grassroots
attempt to build the local zine, DIY, and alternative media scenes and
form networks with media creators in other areas. ZFH is committed to
providing accessible space to celebrate self-publishing and small
presses, encouraging the distribution of independent art, writing, and
media primarily through the medium of zines. The goal of the event is
for attendees to discover new zines and be inspired to create their own
DIY art and media projects.
Often in this world conflict can create strong individuals, hard times create new leads, each with their own intentions. Over time these people become heroes and villains, for good and evil. Often times it is horror that shines the light on those we honor. Join us as we celebrate the honored by dressing as the horror. Please come as scary as you like, the art will all be scary in the main gallery, the side gallery we will be holding a silent charity auction benefiting wounded veterans of the United States Armed Forces.
This event is in conjunction with JoMar Visions Third Saturday Open Studios.
- Silent Auction benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project.
- Live music by Erica Nicole
- Free & Open to the public - Plenty of on site Parking - Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres and wine
HOUSTON ART ALLIANCE GRANT RECIPIENTS REINTERPRET STOLEN PAINTINGS FROM WW2 GERMANY ONTO HUMAN CANVASES
Masters of illusion, Chadwick & Spector, exhibit their Houston Art Alliance Individual Grant award-winning Museum Anatomy photos and wall reliefs at Harambee Gallery in partnership with HTV @ Houston City Hall, in Houston, TX.
Collaborative artists Chadwick & Spector (Chadwick Gray & Laura Spector) have spent twenty years traveling the world in search of hidden and destroyed paintings from museum basements. Together, they reimagine lost images onto contorted nude bodies. Recently, their focus has been reinterpreting paintings that were stolen by Nazis during WW2. Their upcoming show is a collaboration with the Johann Friedrich Danniell Museum in Salzwedel, Germany.
Museum Anatomy works from Germany will be on display for the first time at Harambee Gallery at City Hall in Houston from October 26, 2017 -January 11, 2018.
The opening reception is October 26th, 2017, from 6pm - 8:30pm,
901 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002, and is free to the public.
Museum Anatomy has been created in conjunction with museums in fourteen countries. The artwork meshes together pre-19th century painting and contemporary art. Germany agreed to work with the artists after the recent US presidential election, stating, “It is an important reminder of what can happen if culture comes under attack by a dictator”. After selecting a painting to work from, the artists render an original work of art inspired by the the historical painting using the human body as a canvas. The process takes anywhere from 6-12 hours. The ephemeral paintings are then documented through photography. This is the first time the artists have used models outside of their duo collaboration. “Our work allows us to feel like we can transcend time and space. A missing painting that depicts a specific time or event was stolen by Nazis and allows us to reinterpret history to become a more accurate tapestry reflecting the needs of our diverse community today. We’re taking a war crime and turning it into something thoughtful and positive.”
Museum Anatomy by Chadwick & Spector
Harambee Gallery in partnership with HTV @ City Hall Houston, 901 Bagby Street,
Houston, TX 77002
Exhibit runs October 26 - January 11th , 2017
Opening Event is October 26th, 2017, 6pm-8:30pm, Free to the public
*PRESS PREVIEW & City Council Member tour - October 24th
Please contact for appointments or private tours:
Tel: 832-972-0758, 832-650-8703
Last Sundays will also feature the artists that were very carefully
selected to represent ROCKSTAR Gallery! Be sure to come and see these
amazing artists, it's your last chance to see these artists work hanging
This interdisciplinary panel discussion will provide an introduction to the topics of passing and intersectionality and will approach them through issues of representation, sculpture, and performance, as seen through Gaignard's work.
"Passing has always been a survival strategy, it's not about assimilation or conformity. In my daily life, passing is less of something that I seek out and more of something that's given to me," writes Genevieve Gaignard in the Fall 2017 issue of spot magazine. "There are a lot of assumptions of what Blackness should look like."
Gaignard's photographs point to a structure of identification and social acceptance that is inherently tied to the ways in which we present ourselves in the world through narrow categories outlined by the dominant culture: male, female, black, white, for instance. But, what does it mean to exist at the intersection of multiple identities, and how does an existence at that intersection shape how we navigate the world - and in turn, how the world treats us? This interdisciplinary panel discussion will provide an introduction to the topics of passing and intersectionality and will approach them through issues of representation, sculpture, and performance, as seen through Gaignard's work. In addition to the artist, the other panelists range from diverse academic discourses and include Dr. Jennifer Bratter, Director of Program for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Culture (PSERC), Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director of Sociology at Rice University, Dr. Sheila Katz, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Houston, and Dr. Natilee Harren, Assistant Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Houston.
The panel will be moderated by Ashlyn Davis, Executive Director.