Special Events

Intro to Urban Sketching with Siver Black at Mystic Lyon

drawing workshop in Fifth Ward!

MYSTIC LYON is happy to present Introduction to Urban Sketching with artist Siver Black. This free workshop will take place at Mystic Lyon, 5007 Lyons Avenue (Fifth Ward) on Saturday, June 15 from 1-3pm. This workshop is free to attend and materials will be provided.

In this workshop artist Siver Black will introduce you to the world of Urban Sketching. Urban Sketching is the activity of drawing on location from observation, with the intent of capturing a sense of place. Urban Sketching changes the way you experience a place by slowing down and really looking.

Siver Black will discuss how Urban Sketching is a part of his artistic practice, how it provided the inspiration for his installation at Mystic Lyon, and how you can get started with simple materials. We will look at examples, talk about what makes an Urban Sketch, and then we will draw together inside and outside the Mystic Lyon Art Space.

This workshop is open to all ages and skill levels- anyone who likes to draw! Materials will be provided.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW AT MYSTIC LYON:
Siver Black's print installation, “Nickel Views,” includes multiple hand drawn images of the Fifth Ward brought together into on large woodblock print.

From the artist (edits): My art at Mystic Lyon combines my love of urban sketching with woodcut printmaking. I began by using Lyons Avenue for my inspiration and starting point, making drawings of the neighborhood on location, from Des Chaumes to Lockwood. These sketches feature buildings as well as people with the intent of capturing a sense of place. Some of the places I have drawn are churches, barber shops, the Fifth Ward Jam, De Luxe Theater, the old hospital, Cane River Gardens, and various homes.

ALSO ON VIEW:
Kelly Moran's print installation, Urban Animals, includes images of local bayou critters. From the artist: “I ride my bike on the bayou in Houston and have observed many types of birds that live in this urban habitat. I also have walked in the creeks that are connected to the Bayou and have found some beautiful fish. In my studio practice, I have made some etchings of these magnificent creatures.”
This June, Moran will lead a free, community workshop inspired by the show.

ABOUT SIVER BLACK:
My work is based in drawing. I carry a sketchbook everywhere. For me the act of drawing on location celebrates a place and what it means to be there in that time. I search for connection through these drawings; drawing a place connects me to that place and drawing a person connects me to that person.
Some of these drawings need to live outside the sketchbook and that is when they become the basis for relief prints. I have a deep fascination for the traditional methods and materials of woodcut printmaking. I am drawn to the feel of the tools cutting through wood, the smell of the ink and the sound it makes while being rolled out, and the graphic punch of black ink.

ABOUT MYSTIC LYON:
Mystic Lyon is 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.

GENERAL INFO:
5007 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX 77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198
Workshop: Saturday, June 15, 1-3pm
Exhibition on view through: July 20, 2019
https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx/

When:
Jun 15, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
1-3pm FREE
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Recreational Aesthetics: Observational Listening and Drawing in the Neighborhood


MYSTIC
LYON is hosting
Recreational
Aesthetics: Observational Listening and Drawing Series
by
artist Emily Sloan. The series will take place on three Saturdays
including June 8, 15 and 22 from 10:30am-12:00pm. The series is free
to attend.


The
series features drawing and listening scores by Emily Sloan inspired
by the late experimental sound composer Pauline Oliveros. These
drawing and sonic meditations are part of a series of artist lead
workshops 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.


ABOUT
RECREATIONAL AESTHETICS:

Recreational
Aesthetics takes inspiration for its name from Relational Aesthetics,
a term coined and defined by French art critic Nicolas Bourriaud
referring to art that is participatory. Recreational Aesthetics has
similar traits with a particular focus on fun, play, improvisation,
the experimental and happenings that expand our experiences of what
art is. Its also a tool for avoiding tired "art speak" and
trendy labels (as Relational Aesthetics has sometimes become).


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 MYSTIC LYON:
Mystic Lyon is
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, and reading groups. It also plays host to the Fifth
Ward Badminton Club and Root Lock Sessions. 

GENERAL
INFO:
5007 Lyons Ave.
Houston, TX
77020
mysticlyonprojects@gmail.com
713-582-1198 
June
8, 15 and 22

10:30am-12pm

https://www.facebook.com/mysticlyonhtx

When:
Jun 8, 2019 to Jun 22, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
10:30am-12pm FREE
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Cultured Cocktails benefiting This Side of the Rainbow

Since its inception in 2018, Fresh Arts' Cultured Cocktails has raised nearly $100,000 for Houston Area artists and arts organizations.

Please join us for drinks and conversation at Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar on Thursday, June 6th, when a portion of the proceeds from all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour will go to support This Side of the Rainbow. So enjoy a drink or two, meet the This Side of the Rainbow team, and take-in Boheme's bohemian atmosphere! The proceeds from the evening will support This Side of the Rainbow so don't be shy, raise a glass (or three) while raising funds for This Side of the Rainbow.


About This Side of the Rainbow:

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. 


Learn more about This Side of the Rainbow HERE.


About Cultured Cocktails:
Cultured Cocktails is a community building fundraiser in celebration of the arts and takes place EVERY Thursday during the 5:00-8:00PM happy hour at Boheme Café & Wine Bar (307 Fairview St.). Each Cultured Cocktails event features a different local artist, arts organization, or arts project. Participating artists and arts groups receive 10% of all drink sales during the 5:00PM -8:00PM happy hour. 

Powered by Fresh Arts, the Cultured Cocktails program is generously sponsored by Boheme Cafe & Wine Bar.
Fresh Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that champions artists and creative entrepreneurs to succeed in the business of art. www.FRESHARTS.org
When:
Jun 27, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
Happy hour: 5-8pm

"Three for the Show"

June 8 Fundraising Event at MATCH Benefits Houston’s Rescued Pets Movement

A  trio of
dog-loving artists with ties to Texas will lend their talents and wares to
benefit Houston’s Rescued Pets Movement in a one-day exhibition and art sale
dubbed “Three for the Show”. On Saturday, June 8, 2019, works by painter Tra’
Slaughter, photographer Darron Franta and objects d’art creator Ted Edwards
will be offered for sale between 6 and 9 PM in the open floor plan Gallery at Midtown
Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH).

Original works from all three artists will range in
price from $500 to $5,000, with prints, limited edition t-shirts and other
expressions starting at $50. A generous portion of the sale price will benefit
Rescued Pets Movement and their ongoing efforts to address the overwhelming
number of stray and abandoned pets in Houston who are at high risk of
euthanasia in the city’s overcrowded shelters.

For more information and to get tickets, please
click here.
Admission is complimentary, however, a ticket
reservation is required as seating is limited.

About
the Artists:

Tra’ Slaughter   

Tra’ and his fiancé Amber share their home with dogs
Beau and Pedro, along with cats Pollock and Georgia. His studio is in the Elder
Street Lofts, which formerly housed Houston’s historic Jefferson Davis
Hospital. Tra’ is a native of Lake Jackson, Texas and has made his home in
Houston for years.

Darron Franta

Darron and wife Audra are pet parents to dogs Bennett
and Cooper. They make their home in Richmond, Virginia. Darron hails from
Baytown, Texas and attended Sam Houston State University.

Ted
Edwards

Ted plays doggie dad to Atticus Finch, who is
frequently featured in his work. The two live in Kansas City, Missouri. Ted was
formerly a program director at Houston’s legendary rock station 101 KLOL where
he first connected with Doug Harris.  

About Rescued Pets
Movement
                  

Rescued Pets Movement (RPM)
was founded in September 2013. RPM is a 501(c) (3) organization whose mission
is providing a second chance for thousands of homeless dogs and cats through
rescue, rehabilitation and relocation. Through vetting and research, RPM
connects with animal welfare organizations across the United States and Canada
with a need for more adoptable animals.

An estimated
1 million homeless dogs and cats roam the streets of Houston, TX. With many
animal shelters and other animal welfare organizations operating at capacity
(and often overcapacity), this overcrowding forces kill shelters to euthanize
up to 85% of the animals brought in.


Since commencing operations in
2013, RPM has saved the lives of over 35,000 homeless companion animals and with
each weekly transport that number grows. The animals that RPM saves from
Houston-area shelters are fully examined and treated by the organization’s partner
veterinarians, and then placed in loving, short-term foster homes with RPM
volunteers. Once these animals are fully rehabilitated, RPM drivers transport
them to partner rescues and shelters via commercial Sprinter vans specially
outfitted to transport animals. From there, these animals are adopted out,
making their final stop at their forever homes.

When:
Jun 8, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
6:00 - 9:00 FREE
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Opening Reception

2018/19 Artist Studio Program, Preetika Rajgariah, Jonathan Molina-Garcia, and Michael Bhichitkul

Join us Friday, June 21st from 6 - 8 PM for an Opening Reception for Lawndale's Summer Exhibitions! Artists include the 2018/19 Artist Studio Program participants, Julia Barbosa Landois, Robert Hodge, and John Pluecker, as well as Preetika Rajgariah, Jonathan Molina-Garcia, and Michael Bhichitkul. ⠀


This event is free and open to the public. V
isit our website for more information! 

When:
Jun 21, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
Free
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KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge

Burlesque, standup comedy, live music, and showgirls!

Burlesque, standup comedy, live music, and showgirls! KiKi Maroon's Burly Q Lounge is coming to Houston! This evening of Vegas-Style vaudevillian hijinks will transport you to the speakeasy your grandparents never told you about. Hosted by comedienne KiKi Maroon, this burlesque Varie-TEASE show is unlike anything you've ever experienced. 

Visit the website for show dates, tickets, video, and more


When:
Jun 8, 2019
Doors at 8, Show at 9 $15 General Admission $35 VIP Table
Cost:
$15 General Admission $35 VIP Table
Time:
8:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Doors at 8, Show at 9 Tickets $25
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Dance & Movement Classes (Stepping Into Independence)


Join us for a 8 week instructional dancing course every Wednesday starting from July 3rd, 10 AM to August 21st.

BABY BALLET  
Course Description: Introduction to dance basics including rhythm, posture and movement to music in a fun nurturing atmosphere.

Age: (19 mo-2.5 years old)

Duration: 45 Minute-Parent & Child Class 

INTRO TO BALLET
Course Description: Children learn Ballet basics and working in a group  environment without parents, they will also learn creative movement and musicality including basic arm and feet positions.

Age:  (2.5 to 4 years old)

Duration: 45 minutes 

Dress Code:  Footless tights and fun ballet wear, ballet slippers are not required, barefoot preferred!  
When:
Jul 3, 2019
Cost:
$160
Time:
10:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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Eternal 30 - Cultured Cocktails Happy Hour + Live Performances

A happy hour benefitting Eternal 30, a month long sound and light installation

Join us in celebrating Eternal 30!

Thursday, May 23 5-8PM
Bar Boheme

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:
www.internaleternal.org

When:
May 23, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
5-8PM Free
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KiKi Maroon’s Burly Q Lounge

Burlesque, standup comedy, live music, and showgirls!

Burlesque, standup comedy, live music, and showgirls! KiKi Maroon's Burly Q Lounge is coming to Houston! This evening of Vegas-Style vaudevillian hijinks will transport you to the speakeasy your grandparents never told you about. Hosted by comedienne KiKi Maroon, this burlesque Varie-TEASE show is unlike anything you've ever experienced. 

Visit the website for show dates, tickets, video, and more

When:
Jun 8, 2019
Cost:
$15-$35
Time:
8:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
Doors at 8, Show at 9.
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Artist INC Presentation Night After Party (NEW DATE)


New date!
Artist INC-Houston Presentation Night
After Party!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
9:30pm to Midnight
@ Decatur Bar & Pop-up Factory
2310 Decatur St, Houston, TX 77007


UPDATE:
Due to predicted weather reports of flash flooding, we have rescheduled our Artist INC Houston Presentation Night and the After Party to May 22nd. If you have any questions please contact our team at info@fresharts.org



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.


Presenting artists include:
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.

When:
May 22, 2019
New date!
Cost:
Free
Time:
9:30 pm to 11:59 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
9:30pm-Midnight


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


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