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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...
Post date: Feb 23, 2012
Hello, everyone! Since late Spring 2010, Spacetaker has presented a regular Exhibition Series in our Artist Resource Center (ARC) Gallery. As an extension of our professional development services, the ARC Exhibition Series is designed to provide emerging and established artists with an alternative space to show their work outside of a commercial gallery setting and mentor through the process...
Post date: Feb 1, 2012
Woohoo! Our fabulous friends at 002houston Magazine featured our current exhibiting artist CURTIS GANNON in their Febuary 2012 issue! If you've visited the 002 headquarters at Spring Street Studios, you'll know that publisher Alejandro Martinez has a not-so-secret obsession with the comic genre. Since Curtis' show opened on January 13th, we've observed many cases of instant COMIC...
Post date: Jan 5, 2012
While the ink is still drying on our New Year's resolutions, the Spacetaker staff has been reflecting on the last year-- our accomplishments and our deficits-- in an effort to refine our vision and aspirations for 2012. We're proud of our progress, but the one thing we know, more than anything, is that we couldn't have made it this far alone. As we take a moment to consider all those who made...
Post date: Dec 23, 2011
We had a grand ol' time at A Night of Inky Improv together with our talented friends of NANO Fiction and Sketchy Neighbors. What extraordinary creations came out of it!   You might recall a similar event we hosted in 2010 called Poetry & Art - ON DEMAND. The premise of the event is to encourage collaboration amongst artists and writers, two groups that rarely work together in such a...
Post date: Nov 1, 2011
We are pretty thrilled to feature the work of French born Magid Salmi for our next ARC Exhibition, opening this Friday, November 4th. In Alternate Reality, Salmi takes a playful and humorous approach to his visual commentary our society’s obsession with consumerism and technological progress. His uniquely constructed still life photographs feature the use of common household and perishable...
Post date: Oct 11, 2011
"Spacetaker is the most efficient way to get skill sets that I’m looking for because the information comes from experts."– artist Lydia Hance, Frame Dance Productions “Spacetaker has really contributed to raising my profile in the community and helping me to raise awareness about my work and that has been very very valuable.”– artist Misha Penton,...
Post date: Sep 28, 2011
Welcome to our third installment of our ongoing series illuminating Why We Love What We Do here at Spacetaker. (If you need to catch up, you can catch part 1 here and part 2 here.) As you may already know, Spacetaker's mission is to provide artists and non-profits access to economic development, continuing education, and networking opportunities to support their professional growth. This week's...

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