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.
Another revolution has passed around the sun! War'hous, the city's premier artistic event organizer is bringing back their highly anticipated, May the 4th Art Festival on its 8th year! The heavily-promoted, family-friendly event will take place on the weekend of May 3-5, 2019. Over 100 participating artists & artisan vendors | Live DJ sets | gracious sponsors | volunteers | food trucks | and cosplays!
Friday (May 3rd) VIP Preview Party - 6-10pm | Saturday & Sunday (May 4-5) - 12-6pm both days
$10 at the door, kids 12 and under are FREE to enter! Tons of artwork to see and vendors you can buy souvenirs from. Complimentary drinks will be provided by our gracious sponsors!
Super Happy Incredible Toys | Deep Eddy Vodka | Topo Chico | Saint Arnold's Brewery
Hiram | Brandon Duhon of Night Drive | Grrrl Parts
Curated by: Dandee Warhol
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.
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.
with the Artists:
April 13, 7-9pm
Mystic Lyon, 5007 Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020
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.
April 19 - 21, 2019
Time: 8pm and 5pm (on April 21 only)
Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston, Matchbox One
$15 presale; $20 at-the-door
(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.
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.
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
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.
Mexico, Oregon, and Tennessee and from Madrid, Spain, in addition to
dealers from various parts of Texas.
books, artist’s books, fine printing, maps, photographs, prints,
postcards and more. A tantalizing range of subjects will be represented
with books illustrated by artists from William Blake to Tom Lea;
vernacular photo albums to fine art photographs by Edward Curtis; and
documents spanning presidential letters to seventeenth-century Mexican
decrees. Republic of Texas material is highlighted by signed Sam Houston
Texas and U.S. history will be displayed. Various genres of books will
be for sale, including history, literature, first editions, and signed
books, cookbooks, Latin American literature, signed mystery books, books
about books, and many other categories.
exhibiting. There will be something in all price ranges for the general
browser to the serious collector.
is pleased to support The Printing Museum which led the Houston Book
Show for fourteen years. TBA is working with The Printing Museum and
proceeds will benefit the Museum. The Houston Book Show is also
co-sponsored by the Southwest Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers
Association of America (ABAA).
National Jazz Appreciation Month! Let’s with our 2nd
Annual Fundraiser to benefit the musical development of young musicians through
the Summer Jazz Workshop (SJW). LIVE ON STAGE! The All Stars are
a collection of exceptional youth artists, who are skilled beyond their years.
Fundraising never felt so good!
April 6th at the Mucky Duck! Believe the
hype. Come soothe and excite your senses. Brunch. Patronize. – All while you
raise awareness and support of Jazz and our deserving youth!
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.
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