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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...
Post date: Apr 10, 2012
  Last week, we announced our merger between Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coaltion.   This week, we are combining our entire newsletter subscriber list as well as our weekly event newsletter! What does this mean for you?!   This means that: - If you were previously subscribed to both Spacetaker's and Fresh Arts Coalition's weekly event newsletters, you will now only...
Post date: Apr 3, 2012
  It's official! Fresh Arts Coalition and Spacetaker are joining forces.   Friends,   What’s better than two Houston arts service organizations? Well, actually, one really awesome arts service organization. Spacetaker and Fresh Arts Coalition are merging!    With similar missions, activities and a passion for the Houston arts community, it just made sense...
Post date: Mar 12, 2012
It’s been over a year since we first started talking with our friends at the Houston Downtown Management District about how we could collaborate together to create ways for Houston artists to activate some of our downtown retail spaces in creative, thought-provoking ways. Finally…we are excited to have helped connect Houston artist Stephanie Toppin with Char Bar for a site-...
Post date: Mar 6, 2012
(Written with great enthusiasm and intensity by Spacetaker's darling intern, Nicole Sackllah!) Listen up, Houston! Our city’s cultural art scene is set to EXPLODE! Performance artists from around the world will be in the city March 8-10 for the first Houston International Performance Art Biennale 2012! For anyone who seeks the rare, the risk, the abstract, and excitement...

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