Visual Art

BABYLON: We the People


BABYLON: We the People deals with socio-political issues that affect society today, and it is essentially these issues being addressed from the youth's point of view; as to why things like the student walkout (which occurs the day after our show) will be addressed and directly tie into the walkout itself.  A big canvas banner made for the walkout will be on display for the rest of the show. This is the first art show of its kind to be this politically charged, especially with all the students involved. This is in collaboration with two other artists in terms of visual art, and 7 other in terms of performance (including poetry, dance pieces, and sound pieces. The performance aspect of it will last for roughly 20 minutes after the doors open at 3:45.

When:
Apr 19, 2018 to Apr 24, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday Time & Price:
7:50 - 4:00
Tuesday Time & Price:
7:50 - 4:00
Thursday Time & Price:
3:45 - 6:00
Friday Time & Price:
7:50 - 4:00
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Rafael Rodríguez Contreras “¡Arte Loco en Lámina de Metal!” Opening at Redbud Gallery


Please welcome Mexican folk artist Rafael Rodríguez Contreras to Redbud for his first US gallery exhibit.  His show “¡Arte Loco en Lámina de Metal!” (Crazy Art on Thin Sheet Metal) is curated by Kirk Baxter and Dave Waller who discovered this wonderful talent several years ago.  Rafael is one of those creative spirits that are largely unknown and located throughout our world. They toil on a daily basis making great art that brings joy and humor to our routine lives.

Rafael has been selling his work at the well-known traditional Mexican public market “La Lagunilla” which has been around since the Aztec era. Many of his works have gone to other countries such as England, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Argentina, Canada, and the United States.  In 2011 and 2012, he was invited to show his work in two calendars in Mexico, “Tequilero” and “The Mezcalero”.  In 2012, he was part of the collective exhibition “Favores Insolitos” at the Popular Art Museum.  In 2013, his work was sold at the “Lopez Morton” auction house in Mexico City. That same year, his paintings were exhibited at the MUJAN (Mexican Museum of the Old Toy).  He had a solo exhibit at the Gallery Chavez and at the MODO (Museum of the Object of the Object) in 2014.

Artist Statement:

“I was born in Mexico City on May 2, 1974. Since I was kid, I have always liked colors, shapes, and being creative using my imagination. All of my life, I have been close to the market “La Lagunilla”. In fact, one my uncles was the famous seller Ignacio Contreras Fuentes “El Chacharitas”.  He took my uncles, cousins and me to La Lagunilla.

At La Lagunilla, I saw art, sculpture, brass work, lamps, furniture and of course the paintings of very famous artists such as Diego Rivera, Frida Khalo, Chucho Reyes, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Chavez Morado and many more. My fascination with that world grew exponentially. I was entering into the amazing Pre-Columbian world.  The Mexican culture, bargaining, and the different personalities of sellers and buyers left such a mark in my life that I had the need to express what I felt.  My first approach as a kid was drawing with pencils.  I did not have the chance to go to art school so I consider myself self-taught. I have been doing the same technique for 23 years: thin tin painting. It is my way to express what I feel and see and preserve my work on hard material.”

The exhibit will be on display from May 5 through May 27, 2018.
When:
May 5, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
FREE
Location:
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Children's Book Launch Party & Exhibition by Artist/Illustrator Tatiana Escallon

Tatiana Escallon

Join me in the celebration of my first Children's Book Launch & bring the little ones!!
I am a Houston based Artist and illustrator, my studio , (a 1940's old house that was abandon and I am reviving)
is located in the historic ward, very close to the new Emancipation Park.
I work abstract art & illustration for children, and my new book has just release.
For this special occasion I will  exhibit sketches and process of the making,  SILENCE PLEASE is collection of Children's Poems, illustrated by me, words by Johnny Ray Moore, Imprint: Clear Fork Publishing.
I will have copies to sign (while supplies Last) , The book can be found in Amazon and B&N.
Oh, yes and there is original art too!!!

Tatiana Art Studio: 3715 Emancipation Avenue, 77004

 
When:
Apr 15, 2018
Tatiana Escallon Art Studio 3715 Emancipation Avenue, 77004
Cost:
Free & Family Friendly
Time:
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Location:
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Glass Gathering Art Show 2018


The Glass Gathering Art Show (GGAS) is an annual, one-day exhibition of glass artwork in cold, warm and hot glass categories.  Its mission is to support and encourage the growth of artists working in glass.  It provides a professionally executed and adjudicated artistic forum devoted to glass as a medium.

The GGAS is divided into two events occurring simultaneously; a juried-entry division, and a non-juried-entry exhibition of glass art works. Both divisions are viewed and evaluated by a guest juror with ribbons given for first and second place in each category.  This year we are pleased to have as our judge Marissa Hershon, Curatorial Assistant for Decorative Arts, Crafts and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.  Cash prizes are awarded for Best in Show, Technical Merit and People's Choice.  The fee for participation is $35 for Glass Gathering members, and $75 for non-members which includes a Glass Gathering membership for 2018.  Join us as we celebrate glass art!

When:
May 12, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am
Saturday Time & Price:
10:00 am - 7:00 pm, free to attend
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See a Work of Art Show, Pet Portraits by Robin K

Pet Portrait Art Show by Robin K

Cassidy Optical hosts a pet portrait art show by local artist, Robin K. Meet the artist, shop for new glasses & support Lone Star Boxer Rescue. Robin K's collection will showcase her client's original paintings. Ten % of all sales will benefit Lone Star Boxer Rescue. Enjoy the sights, lite bites and drinks! See more of Robin K's work at https://www.robink.art.
When:
Apr 22, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Sunday Time & Price:
2-5pm Free
Location:
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Passion!


Solo exhibit with fine art by Marie Casamayor-Harvey

Passion! represents Marie’s journey of life in three countries and events that helped shape her emotionally.  She creates oil and acrylic paintings, collage, drawings, mixed media works and sculptures. She incorporates strong boundaries and borders, different materials, the use of rough sandpaper, detached pieces, torn paper and rips, interlocking parts - almost like puzzle pieces, and bold colors mixed with muted tones to create truly powerful images. Her passion comes through in her body of work.

About the artist:

Marie E. Casamayor-Harvey is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Houston, Texas.  Marie was born in Cienfuegos, Cuba to a Cuban father and a Colombian mother.  Marie left Cuba at the age of 6 months and moved to Colombia, South America, where she spent her formative years.  She moved to the United States at the age of 12.

“My mission is to explore and experiment with different mediums and techniques to express and communicate my thoughts, ideas and feelings to the viewer.”

“My goal is to spark a dialog and make a connection between the viewer and my work of art; that pure harmony between the viewer and the image, a “vibration of the soul and inner pulsation,” as Kandinsky called it. My duty is to ignite people's souls.”

When:
Apr 28, 2018
-Unique fine art by Marie E. Casamayor-Harvey - Free & Open to the public- Plenty of on-site Parking- Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres- Drinks served by  AR Bartending Service.
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

"3 Explorations in Luminosity" Opening at LCD Gallery


LCD Gallery is proud to present "3 Explorations in Luminosity", an exhibit with newly curated, contemporary encaustic paintings by artists: Pamela Beverly-Quigley, Danny Setjo, and Doug Smith. Drawing, painting and photography converge in contemporary abstract paintings, resulting in luminous colors and textures.

Explorations in Luminosity is a group exhibition of encaustic artworks by artists whose art is being exhibited for the first time in Houston. The encaustic process, painting using pigment infused hot wax, is one of the oldest known forms of painting. This wax process technique was notably used in the Fayum mummy portraits from Egypt around 100–300 AD.

The exhibition will be on display from April 19 through June 30, 2018.

Opening Reception: April 19, 2018, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
RSVP required: rsvp@lacolombedor.com

LCD Gallery
114 Main St. - 5th Floor
Houston Texas 77002
Phone: 808-280-1804
When:
Apr 19, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Location:

UHGD18*

2018 University of Houston Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

May 3, 2018 - Grand Opening

4:30 PM – 7:00 PM - Professional Preview

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM - Public Opening


May 4 – 5, 2018 - Open Gallery

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


UHGD18* is an exhibition showcasing the work of 23 designers graduating from the University of Houston's Graphic Design BFA Program. Featuring work which represents a culmination of formative experience and personal growth, UHGD18* acts as an important milestone in which we acknowledge the skills that we have developed thus far, and as a crossing point in which we begin our individual journeys into the unknown.


We honor critical thinking, process and collaboration as the core of our ability to create meaningful work in order to become a version of ourselves that exceeds the last. We choose to be resilient, careful, and critical of how our work affects the world.


Designers

Julio Aguirre

Esalee Andrade-Guerrero

Alwyn Brownewell

Bruce Chao

Sharon Chu

Lucia Delgado

Camille Espinas

Miguel Guerrero

Valentina Gutierrez

Linh Hoang

Jon Inthavong

Kevin Marroquin

Erick Mata

Rebecca Plunkett

Camila Ruiz

Jerry Salgado

Isaac Sanchez

Isabella Serimontrikul

Alex Thrift

Vianey Torres

Nadia Tran

Erick Velazquez

Jessie Vittoria


Faculty

Cheryl Beckett

Beckham Dossett

Sibylle Hagmann

Yoon Kim

Fiona McGettigan

Joshua Unikel


Special Thanks

AIGA Houston

Decode Digital

Dolphin Graphics

High Brew Coffee

KGMCA Technology Center

Lawndale Art Center

Lemond Events

MATCH

O-K Paper

UH GAP

UH Printing And Postal

Workhorse Printmakers

When:
May 3, 2018
Cost:
Free
Time:
7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Thursday Time & Price:
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm - Grand Opening
Friday Time & Price:
11:00 am – 7:00 pm - Open Gallery
Saturday Time & Price:
11:00 am – 7:00 pm - Open Gallery
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Shelter in Place: Keliy Anderson-Staley

SITE Gallery Houston presents the inaugural public installation of Keliy Anderson-Staley’s Shelter in Place.

This will be the first presentation of Keliy Anderson-Staley’s temporary sculptural structure, Shelter in Place.
The simple structure, sheathed in original tintype portraits of
hundreds of Houstonians, will be installed in an outdoor space under the
train shed at the Silos.

Each tintype plate is a powerful portrait of an individual and the
entire piece a portrait of the broader community. The structure is an
expression of the strength and resilience of Houston’s communities, but
also our collective fragility and vulnerability in the face of natural
and environmental catastrophe. Although the project has been in
development for a number of years, the project has taken on new
significance in the wake of Harvey, and many of the portraits have been
made since the storm.

The installation will only be up and open to the public for one week, so plan to see it while you can! Refreshments will be served at the opening reception. on April 21.

Shelter in Place was funded in part by the
City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance and by the Cynthia
Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts.

When:
Apr 21, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018
Additional time info: OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, April 21, 5:00 – 9:00
Cost:
Free
Time:
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday Time & Price:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday Time & Price:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday Time & Price:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday Time & Price:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday Time & Price:
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sunday Time & Price:
9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Jamilyn Hull: Deepika

Jamilyn Hull: Deepika - a presentation of photographic works of India

Main Street Projects is pleased to present "Jamilyn Hull: Deepika," a presentation of photographic works from the artist’s travels and volunteer work in Kolkata, India. Presented in conjunction with Houston’s 2018 FotoFest Biennial and Mid Main Houston’s April First Thursday block party, a benefit exhibition will open to the public with a reception in honor of the artist on April 5, 2018, from 6 - 9 pm.

Deepika is the word for a tiny clay lamp. The proceeds from the sale of any of these photographs will be designated to help Deepika Social Welfare Society located in Kolkota, India. In the vast darkness of Sonargachi, the largest red light district in India, a tiny light can shine a long way. The work of Deepika has been to invite prostituted women into a new life by helping educate and equip them to earn living wages for the products that they hand make. The Deepika Social Welfare Society also sponsors evening care centers for children who are at high risk to be caught in the web of their prostituted mothers’ lives and also has a residence program that gives a home to 50 young girls, most whose mothers are trapped in human trafficking. All proceeds from the sale of artworks and Fair Trade items ASDFwill help to light the welcome lamp in the window. Every Fair Trade Item purchased improves the lives of the artisans that made it by supporting their craft and providing a fair, stable income.

About Jamilyn Hull:
Photographer. Missions Coordinator. Daughter, Sister, Servant and Friend to Many. Jamilyn was an advocate for the marginalized and worked diligently to serve the poor and the powerless around the world. Through documenting her experiences to share with communities stateside, organizing mission trips, and facilitating the purchase of Fair Trade items hand-crafted in the communities she visited, the fruits of Jamilyn’s efforts continue to inspire and to encourage service to others.

Jamilyn lived a furious and passionate life on the earth, but her memory and her calling are still challenging us today. Her decision to say "YES." to whatever God asked of her motivated her photography and continues to drive the causes she was passionate about. For more information on Jamilyn and the #WESAYYESPERIOD movement, please visitwww.jamilynhull.com.

When:
Apr 5, 2018 to Apr 28, 2018
About Main Street Projects: Main Street Projects is an artist-run organization in Houston which has hosted over 150 local, national and international artists to date. Founded in 2012, this artists' initiative brings art into urban surroundings, visually engaging the street and the pedestrian. Main Street Projects endeavors to improve the public's accessibility to contemporary art, to beautify and repurpose unused spaces, and to provide support that enables artists to directly impact and shape their community.
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Monday Time & Price:
9am - 7pm, free
Tuesday Time & Price:
9am - 7pm, free
Wednesday Time & Price:
9am - 7pm, Free
Thursday Time & Price:
9am - 7pm, Free
Friday Time & Price:
9am - 6pm, Free
Saturday Time & Price:
10am - 6pm, Free
Sunday Time & Price:
12pm - 6pm, Free
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Houston, TX 77266-6494


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