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Carla Hughes "Sifting and Sowing" Opening at Redbud Gallery

Contact Name:
Gus Kopriva
Contact Phone:
713-862-2532

Please be our guest for the opening reception of Harlingen, Texas based artist Carla Hughes.


Artist Statement:

"I find my days are spent sifting through information and ideas. As I sift, I sort and assemble the interesting bits, the bits that contradict the familiar, the easy, the comfortable. These bits become seeds which I tend by seeking context through deliberate research. A viable seed will root, leading me along the path of hidden histories, arguing philosophers, and forgotten artists. In this sowing of ideas, the past is to be faced, reckoned with, so as to nourish future generations."

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 6, 6pm-9pm


On View: October 6 - October 30, 2018.


Redbud Gallery
303 East 11th Street
Houston, Texas 77008


713-862-2532


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The Bennett Prize - Call for Entries

The Bennett Prize is open to qualified painters only. The term “qualified” painter describes a person who meets all of the following criteria:
  • -Is a living woman and a fine art painter who applies paint to a generally two-dimensional surface (this does not include drawings made with pencil or crayon charcoal, photography, sculpture, installation video or performance art). Please note: No painting over digital printing will be accepted.
  • -Is a figurative realist painter who paints in the style in which the realistically depicted human figure, or figures, is central to the work.
  • -Is pursuing a career as a full-time professional painter. Hobbyists or serious amateurs not intending to work full-time as painters are not eligible.
  • -Is a painter who has not yet received significant professional recognition- meaning the artist has not sold any single work of art for, nor has received an art prize or award, in an amount exceeding $25,000.
  • The 2019 Prize is only open to individuals in the United States - it may be expanded in subsequent years.

-The Prize may be awarded to the same individual only once.
-A $50 entry fee will be charged to all entrants.
-Artists may submit artwork of any size for jury consideration but, should the artist be selected as a finalist for The Prize, the largest dimension of submitted work for the exhibition cannot exceed 72 inches.
-Finalists may sell their work, but will enter into a loan agreement upon agreeing to participate in the show.

Due Date: Sep 28, 2018
Fee: $50
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Turkish Film Festival: The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat ağaci)


Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s latest follows a would-be writer’s reluctant return to his native village, spinning an extensive series of conversational encounters into a typically rich, wry, melancholic mood-piece. When university graduate Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol) returns to his parents’ home in the small, coastal town of Çan, he hopes to raise enough money to publish a book of stories inspired by his aversion to the region and its citizens. But his teacher father’s (Murat Cemcir) gambling debts affect not only Sinan’s mother and sister, but also his future as an author. This film has been selected by Turkey for the Best Foreign Language Academy Award nomination.

Read a review from The Guardian.

When:
Oct 14, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
4:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
4PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Turkish Film Festival: Ayla: The Daughter of War


Introduced by Mr. Akil Öktem, Consul General of Turkey, and Mr. Kim Hyung Gil, Consul General of the Republic of Korea

In 1950, amidst the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman (Ismail Hacioglu) stumbles upon a half-frozen little girl. Süleyman risks his own life to save her by smuggling her onto his Army base where they form an inseparable bond. Not knowing her name and unable to communicate with her, Süleyman names her Ayla. Ayla brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war. As the war comes to a close however, Süleyman cannot bear abandoning Ayla, and does everything within his power to take her home with him.  Based on a true story, this powerful film features an international cast. 

Read a review of the film in the Hollywood Reporter.

When:
Oct 14, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
1:00 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
1PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Turkish Film Festival: Yellow Heat (Sari sicak)


Invited to attend: Writer/director Fikret Reyhan

An immigrant family deep in financial debt struggles to survive through traditional farming, but determined son Ibrahim (Ertugrul Aytaç Usun) dreams of a different future for himself. Ibrahim is surrounded not only by his family’s feudal circumstances but also the merciless system of the region. However, he finds that it is not so easy to turn a dream into reality, and his actions will have unexpected consequences for both himself and for his family. A compelling drama, Yellow Heat has earned awards and acclaim at film festivals around the world.

• Read a review of the film.

About the Director
Born in Hatay, Turkey, Fikret Reyhan has a master’s degree in physics engineering. He directed his first short film, Üç Para (A Few Pennies), in 2009 and his second, Meta-morfoz (The Metamorphosis), in 2012. His documentary project The Foundation of Antiochia State and Its Inclusion in Turkey was put on hold at the editing stage because of the war in Syria. In 2013 he directed the short Kesit (Section) followed by a documentary, Mecliste Bir Gün (A Day at the Parliament House). Yellow Heat is his first feature film.

When:
Oct 13, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
7:30 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
7:30PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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Turkish Film Festival:Sour Apples (Eksi elmalar)


Writer/director/star Yilmaz Erdoğan scores big with this boisterous epic spanning decades recounting the story of a small town mayor and his three beautiful daughters. Aziz Özay (Erdoğan) protects his children’s virtue and his leadership of the town with the same fervour, but he cannot stop the girls from growing up—nor can he control the tide of history, which moves across Turkey in the form of political crisis. From grand mountain vistas to ribald humor, Sour Apples is a warm-hearted crowd pleaser.

Read about the filmmaker.

When:
Oct 13, 2018
Cost:
General Admission $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
Time:
5:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
5PM $10. MFAH members, senior adults & students with ID, $8
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