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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...
Post date: Jul 2, 2012
Hello everyone!  Our member Q & A picks up again with an interview with the lovely artist Lisa Chow.   Lisa graduated from The University of Texas in Austin with a business degree in 2005.  For five years, she worked in the corporate world before deciding to take the leap to pursue art full time. Since then, Lisa has become a vibrant member of the Houston arts community,...
Post date: Jun 11, 2012
Last Wednesday we hosted a free info session on how non-profits can utilize the Google For Nonprofits program and what kind of benefits they get when they become a nonprofit partner with Google. Here's a recap of some of the most appealing benefits your organization can tap into as soon as you're approved! Free advertisingOne of the most exciting parts of being a part of the Google...
Post date: Jun 5, 2012
Alrighty y'all. Get ready!  Fresh Arts (Spacetaker + Fresh Arts) now has a full time staff of THREE. It's about to get live-er-er(?) over here.   I'm Sarah Schellenberg, the new Manager of Marketing and Member Services @Fresh Arts, and I'm happy. I'm happy to be in the swamp that is Houston summer. (I know. I know...most people would rather drink...
Post date: May 24, 2012
As a grass-roots arts organization, we'd like to pride ourselves in being as responsive to the needs of our community as we possible can. That said, there is one topic that rises to the surface in every single survey we send out to our constituency and that is the issue of healthcare and health insurance.   With all the legislation on the table regarding healthcare, the issue can get a...

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