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ClayHouston Studio Crawl

Visit sixteen artists in six studios - buy handmade art and enjoy free refreshments and snacks!

Get your holiday shopping done during the ClayHouston Studio Crawl! ClayHouston is organizing a Studio Crawl for December 3rd, 12pm - 5pm. The event is free and open to the public; attendees can drive or bike from one studio to the next. Sixteen artists will show work in six ceramic studios in the Heights. Participating artists are Mary Aldrich, Betsy Evans, Jeff Forster, Reema Forster, Helena Gijsbers van Wijk, Denise Greenwood, Michelle Heinesen, Rene LeBlanc, Lilly Lerner, Lana Loveland, Eileen McClellan, Hans Molzberger, Vivian Pastor, Ali Saunders, Laura Sprague, and Joanne Williams. Ceramic artwork will be for sale at a variety of price points, and will include functional pottery, figurines, jewelry, and abstract assemblages. Free refreshments and snacks will be available at each studio. For a map of the event, please visit clayhouston.org!

When:
Dec 3, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
12:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
12pm-5pm; free and open to the public

Kelly Costlow "Feral" Opening at Redbud Gallery

Contact Name:
Gus Kopriva
Contact Phone:
713-854-4246


In this series of work, the
figures of various sizes are created in clay and transform into animals in
attempt to depict harmony between humankind and nature through
anthropomorphism. The figures develop animalistic aspects of elongated necks,
teeth and skin of the animal they represent to emphasize the emotional,
cognitive and instinctual similarities between animals and humans. The female
nude, a recognizable symbol that appears throughout the history of art,
attracts the viewer while the realistic animal heads simultaneously repulse
them. Their bodies contort and shift to employ an attractive sense of nudity
that becomes obscured and oddly more naturalistic as it transforms into the
mask-like animal head. My artwork has a surreal and seductive quality due to
the intricacy of detail and bold colors produced from the unpredictable nature
of the raku firing process.

 

Opening Reception: Saturday,
December 2 from 6pm to 9pm

 

The exhibit will be on display
from December 2 through December 31, 2017.

 

Redbud Gallery

303 East 11th Street

Houston, Texas 77008

713-862-2532

www.redbudgallery.com

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Kelly Costlow "Feral" Opening at Redbud Gallery

Redbud Gallery, Kelly Costlow, art, exhibit, opening reception, The Heights, Houston, raku

In this series of work, the
figures of various sizes are created in clay and transform into animals in
attempt to depict harmony between humankind and nature through
anthropomorphism. The figures develop animalistic aspects of elongated necks,
teeth and skin of the animal they represent to emphasize the emotional,
cognitive and instinctual similarities between animals and humans. The female
nude, a recognizable symbol that appears throughout the history of art,
attracts the viewer while the realistic animal heads simultaneously repulse
them. Their bodies contort and shift to employ an attractive sense of nudity
that becomes obscured and oddly more naturalistic as it transforms into the
mask-like animal head. My artwork has a surreal and seductive quality due to
the intricacy of detail and bold colors produced from the unpredictable nature
of the raku firing process.

 

The exhibit will be on display
from December 2 through December 31, 2017.

 

Redbud Gallery

303 East 11th Street

Houston, Texas 77008

713-862-2532

www.redbudgallery.com

When:
Dec 2, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:

Sarah Elise Hall: Composite

Opening Reception for Sarah Elise Hall: Composite

Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce Sarah Elise Hall: Composite. For her first solo exhibition with Gray
Contemporary Sarah Elise Hall’s work will be displayed in both rooms of the Gallery. Exhibition opens Saturday,
December 2nd from 5 - 8 pm, and will continue through January 6th, 2018.


Sarah Elise Hall:

My work straddles the boundary between sculpture and painting. I use discarded and recycled plastics as molds
to create multiple casts. The resulting casts reveal the minimal industrial markings of the containers they come
from but also evoke imagery of erosion and fossilization due to the organic casting method and materials. The
cast sculpture/paintings, which I refer to as slabs, are made from dry powder pigment, pulverized marble and
binder. The palette (black, white and ultramarine blue) is suggestive of geologic materials such as coal,
graphite, marble and lapis lazuli.

Through these slabs I’m imagining a fiction about our future environment in which a multitude of disposable and
non-biodegradable containers will fossilize and become trace evidence of our 21st century throwaway culture –
geological forms in the shape of industrial mass-production.


About the Artist:

Sarah Elise Hall (b.1970, Toronto, ON) received a BFA in studio art from OCAD University in Toronto and an
MFA in sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in NYC. Selected solo and group exhibitions include shows
with Los Ojos (Brooklyn), Janinebean Gallery (Berlin), the Drabinsky Gallery (Toronto), MUSE Center of
Photography and the Moving Image (NYC), Islip Art Museum (Long Island, NY), Soto Velez Cultural Center
(NYC). She was awarded the Carriage House Residency at the Islip Art Musuem in Long Island NY in 2012.
Her work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, the Toronto Star, The National Post (Toronto), the Huffington
Post, and included Michael Petry’s book Nature Morte; Contemporary Artists Reinvigorate the Still Life
 Tradition published by Thames & Hudson Press. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. 

When:
Dec 2, 2017
Artist to be present at opening reception.  Exhibition up and available for viewing December 2nd, 2017 - January 6th, 2018.
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Friday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Saturday Time & Price:
11 - 5 & Free
Location:
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JMV ONLY


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!

When:
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
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm

GAC Exhibit-Connect Workshop: Pinatas

Pinata Making Workshop with Giovanni Valderas at GAC

In conjunction with our current exhibition, Tradecraft by Giovanni Valderas, GAC
presents a piñata-making workshop hosted by Cristal Aldrete. Learn about piñata’s
traditional use in Latin American cultures and the way the form has been
transformed by the artist for this exhibit to make a deeper statement. Then
build your own colorful creation from cardboard, tape and crepe-paper.

 

Open to all ages.  Children under 10 should be accompanied by a
parent.

 

Suggested donation: $10

When:
Nov 12, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
1:00pm $10 suggested donation
General Categories: 
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Honor and Horror

http://www.jomarvisions.com/honor-and-horror

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

When:
Oct 21, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:00 pm

Theresa Anderson: Some Kind Of Cuddle/ Site Conditioner Opening Reception

Theresa Anderson: Some Kind Of Cuddle/ Site Conditioner Opening Reception

Gray Contemporary is pleased to announce Theresa Anderson: Some Kind Of CuddleSite Conditioner in the Main Gallery and works by Amber Cobb, Jonathan Cowan, Mel DeWees, Derrick Velasquez in the Second Gallery. Exhibition opens Saturday, October 21st from 5 - 8 pm, and will continue through November 22nd, 2017.

Theresa Anderson:

This grouping of sculpture in the exhibition, Some Kind Of CuddleSite Conditioner, continues my work of making present, making softer, and cuddling of site and self. These objects were developed through a multitude of performance artworks that include, action cuddle, all flesh is grass, and light as a feather stiff as a board/ diamagnetic gravity vortex as well as the installation, making softer, at Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. While this work stems from items to be used in performance art each sculpture was developed over years of a rigorous painting practice. Object for safety/ object for target practice, 7 is constructed from a found object that is defined by the cast and pigmented rubber that swings delicately from the paint edge. Black hole/ tractor beam/ some kind of cuddle is a large rectangular form hung on a wooden structure. Black hole is made from approximately 150 women’s stockings painstakingly painted with pillow soft foam. My interest in stockings resides both in its versatility as a sculptural material as well as conceptually tickling a point of interest. Stockings dually serve as sexual fetish objects as well as being used for warmth, softness, and comfort to the wearer.

About the Artist:

Theresa Anderson (b. 1967, St. Paul, MN) lives and works in Denver, CO. She recently completed a two-year residency as a resource artist at Redline Denver. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at such venues as the 2013 and 2015 Biennial of the Americas, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver Art Museum, Soo Visual Art Center, Ice Cube Gallery and was included in the exhibition, Thief Among Thieves, at the MCA Denver. 

When:
Oct 21, 2017 to Nov 22, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Tuesday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Wednesday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Thursday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Friday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Saturday Time & Price:
11-5pm & Free
Location:
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FREEZE!


Anya Tish Gallery is
thrilled to present FREEZE!, a
two-person exhibition featuring paintings and drawings by Shannon Cannings and
soft sculptures by Corey
Pickett.
Through the lens of their own race and gender, both artists question the role
of guns in our society in order to appeal for the re-evaluation of current gun
legislation.

 

By looking past the veneer
of consumerism, which has distorted and glorified the meaning of ‘gunplay’,
Shannon Cannings’ oil paintings explore how toy guns normalize gun culture and
create a tolerance for violent language and behavior from childhood.
Using the candy-colored and eye-catching
visuals of advertising,
Cannings’ work draws
attention to the juxtaposition of gun violence and the allegedly harmless
children’s toy. Each painting is meticulously executed to spotlight the shiny,
colored plastic of the gun and its glossy, light reflecting packaging to create
an almost irresistible product. Cannings’ works are the product of a mother’s
meditation on the convoluted messages of advertising and a response to the
controversy surrounding gun control.

 

In place of gunmetal and
steel, Corey Pickett’s immense gun sculptures are stuffed with foam and
upholstered in a mélange of versicolor patterns
. Pickett draws inspiration from his research of the middle
passage and uses Victorian and Dutch textiles to visually reference the past
conditions of African-Americans. The artist states
“Initially these objects were in response to gun violence towards
African-Americans; however, my work has expanded to gun violence against all
humans”. Pickett’s ebullient soft sculptures transpose the issue of gun
violence to create a comfortable and secure environment in which to contemplate
the role of guns in our society.


Shannon
Cannings
earned her Master of Fine
Arts from Syracuse University, New York, and has since exhibited her work
across the United States in museums and institutions including
Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, TX and Tyler Museum
of Art, Tyler, TX.
In 2001, she was selected to
represent the West Texas region in the Texas Biennale. Her work has been
featured in print and online publications including New American Paintings and
the Houston Press, and Glasstire.

 

Corey Pickett received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2000 and
his Master of Education in 2008 from Eastern New Mexico University. In 2017 he
is to receive his Master of Fine Arts from the Vermont College of Fine Art.
Pickett has exhibited his work throughout the United States in institutions such
as the National African American Museum and Cultural Center and is a recipient
of the International Sculptural Center’s
2017
Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.

When:
Oct 13, 2017 to Nov 11, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Friday Time & Price:
6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location:

Sculpture Month Houston: Tensile Strength

Tensile Strength and Sculpture Month Houston are celebrating the sculptural medium and the creative energies of the artists in all their diversity.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 21, 2017
6 - 9 pm, FREE

Tensile Strength is the second exhibition by Sculpture Month Houston at SITE Gallery at the Silos at Sawyer Yards. After the success of the inaugural exhibition in 2016 where predominantly the works of Houston based artists were showcased, Sculpture Month Houston has expanded its scope and future direction by inviting artists from neighboring cities and states.

The unique architecture of the silos, whereby the thirty four end terminals of the original rice silos were converted into individual art spaces, its soaring towers and raw industrial patina have intrigued the twenty participating artists to respond to this challenging space with works of great ambition and scope.

As a survey, the works define the evolution of sculpture from single static object to the exploration of space with all its tantalizing possibilities. The many diverse installations are re-imagining spatial concepts and directly engage the viewer while resonating at multiple sensory levels. Additionally, the unique sonic environment at the Silos space has encouraged several artists to incorporate sound pieces into their installation enhancing the complexity of their work. Above all, Tensile Strength and Sculpture Month Houston are celebrating the sculptural medium and the creative energies of the artists in all their diversity.

When:
Oct 21, 2017 to Dec 2, 2017
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Wednesday Time & Price:
12pm-6pm, FREE
Thursday Time & Price:
12pm-6pm, FREE
Friday Time & Price:
12pm-6pm, FREE
Saturday Time & Price:
12pm-6pm, FREE


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007

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