Join HCCC for Resident Artist Talks with current residents, Corey Ackelmire, Ean Escoto, Daniel Garver, and Hiromi Iyoda. Discover the artistic process of working craft artists at this afternoon event. Learn about the artists’ works of art, influences, processes, and materials. After the talks, explore the artists’ studios, where visitors are encouraged to ask questions.
Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Public Art and Design Director Reginald Adams from Harris County Precinct One invite you to:
Park-SmART Precinct One Arts & Culture Forum, an evening of conversation and drinks to celebrate the role of artists and the arts in creating compelling, welcoming, beautiful parks and open space for all.
Park-SmART Precinct One is part of a larger effort, Park-Smart Precinct One, through which the Precinct is partnering with The Trust for Public Land, Houston Parks Board, and Asakura Robinson on an ambitious plan to build community resilience by increasing equitable access to parks and trails.
Arts and cultural engagement are essential to creating parks and greenways that are truly accessible and welcoming—parks and greenways that reflect the histories, identities, and aspirations of local residents. We want artists to be active voices in the shaping the plan and in helping us determine how funding, partnerships, and programming can help make art a core asset in Precinct One’s parks.
As members of our vibrant local arts community, we hope that you will come share your ideas as you enjoy a drink on us!
As part of this event we will be asking:
• What role can artists play in increasing equity and community resilience in Precinct One?
• What kinds of parks-based arts and cultural programming and engagement are already happening locally?
• What are the specific places and contexts, in parks and the public realm, where can artists contribute more?
• What can the Precinct do to create more opportunities for artists to share their ideas and work in parks and open space?
Please spread the word and we hope to see you there!
JoMar Visions' big Spring Festival is here as well as its eighth anniversary this month of May, in conjunction with our open studios.
We are celebrating the Chinese New Year in Studio 8- the Year of the Dog!
Stop by for some Chinese New Year treats, and to view our new Year of the Dog-related pieces. Jain Jones, in Studio 20, and Marilyn Lewis, in Studio 15, will be open as well- come see their awesome work!
Art Square Studios on Commerce
We are looking forward to seeing you all on 2/17!
All artists are welcome to enter the 2018 art competition at the Cultural Activities Center in Temple, TX, including Central Texas residents, CAC members, college and high school students 16+, military or VA Hospital residents and area arts organizations. There will be Awards of Excellence, $150 award for Best in Show, as well as cash awards up to $100 in each category. There must be at least four (4) entries in each category to be judged as a category. Deadline is Friday, February 9, 2018, by 4 pm, and all works must be delivered to the CAC by this date.
Entry fee is $30 for the first two entries and $10 for each additional entry. Student works for ages 16-25 is $15 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry. Artists may enter up to five total artworks. For complete rules and to download the entry form, visit cacarts.org/current-exhibits or call 254-773-9926.