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Post date: Jul 25, 2013
 Hello! My name is Alexander Coco and I am the new intern at Fresh Arts. Here at Fresh Arts we remain committed to providing essential resources to artists living in and around the Houston area. Many artists are uninsured or underinsured and are unaware of the availability of low income and sliding scale clinics in their neighborhood. To this end, we have compiled a database of sliding-...
Post date: Jun 20, 2013
  Why, hellooooo there!   We know we've been fairly quiet as we work out the details following the merger between Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker, but we assure you there's been a LOT going on under the hood as we prepare for the full roll-out of the "new" Fresh Arts. Over the last year, we've engaged in a great deal of research and have undertaken a thorough strategic...
Post date: Apr 30, 2013
In asking our art community about its most pressing issues, one of the topics we hear reiterated over and over again is that of affordable healthcare and health insurance. As we've come across resources applicable to those we serve, we have endeavored to share them.  However, as we've dug a little deeper, we realize we've had some misconceptions about some of the healthcare...
Post date: Dec 11, 2012
Hello everyone!  As many of you know, our current exhibition, Projection & Amplification by multimedia artist Sandy Ewen closes this Friday, December 14th.  Join us for a closing reception beginning at 8pm featuring Sandy's collaborative performance group, Architects of Cinema. Born in Toronto, Canada, Sandy received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas...
Post date: Nov 20, 2012
In praise of makers: Where Houston artists become artisansREAD THE FULL ARTICLE HERE. BY NANCY WOZNY11.17.12 | 12:00 pmIt all started with a red lace dress. "Where did you get that?" I asked Houston Ballet dancer Jordan Reed. "I made it," she replied.Immediate jealousy set it. Reed is not only a gorgeous dancer, but a successful entrepreneur...
Post date: Nov 12, 2012
 Born in Chile, Carlos Pozo traveled widely in his childhood, exposed to the varied cultures of Iran, Iraq and Europe.  Having a background in architecture informs his silkscreen prints, collages, drawings, and digital images.  Inspired by his work and studies, Pozo's detailed works are intricate and graphic. For WHAM, Pozo will be displaying his abstract...
Post date: Nov 8, 2012
The upcoming Winter Holiday Art Market (November 16-18, 2012) features some of Houston's most talented artists and artisans! Today we feature Jennifer Wagner's uniquely modern jewelry. Jennifer employs traditional materials like copper, leather, brass, beads, and brightly colored thread to create utterly contemporary and wearable pieces of jewelry. Her necklaces, earrings, and...
Post date: Oct 17, 2012
 Hello everyone! This week we chatted with the wonderful artist Donna E. Perkins. After earning a Master’s Degree from the University of Houston at Clear Lake, Donna went on to teach art in public schools for 20 years.  Today, she is a full time artist, showing her work at many venues in and around the Houston area. You might recognize her latest sculpture series “...
Post date: Aug 21, 2012
Hello all!  This week’s member Q & A is with the wonderful Lydia Hance, founder and director of Frame Dance Productions. Lydia graduated from SMU with two degrees in Dance Performance and English Literature.  She was named a recipient of the Meadows School of the Arts Artistic Merit Award and trained at the Taylor School, the Limon Institute, the Graham School, and...
Post date: Jul 24, 2012
Hello everyone! This week's artist member Q&A is with multi-disciplinary artist Y.E. Torres (ms. YET). Torres and artist Lisa Chow collaborated on Fresh Arts current exhibition Once there Was, Once there Wasn't: Two Tales from the Minds of Lisa Chow and Y.E. Torres. Opening with the sweet and fanciful works of Lisa Chow, the exhibition will transform into the whimsical and deviant...

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