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Post date: Oct 6, 2010
We are excited to announce our next ARC Exhibition: Texas Red Road Project, a photography exhibit by artist Monica Villarreal (pictured to the right). Texas Red Road Project features the culture and traditions of indigenous Native Americans in Texas today through a series of portraits taken at various ceremonial events.   A native Houstonian of Mexican decent, Monica Villarreal has...
Post date: Sep 29, 2010
posted by our fearless leader, Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, this morning on her blog on Chron.com Thinking outside the loop Posted 9/29/2010 7:29 AM CDT   I grew up in Sugar Land.  There, I grew up with a handful of talented dancers, musicians, writers, visual artists, and performers.  I have friends and acquaintances playing in popular rock bands, producing...
Post date: Sep 15, 2010
We wouldn't doubt if you've wondered that recently and we apologize for the radio silence…it's just that we've got our noses pressed against our computer screens planning this HUGE SPECTACULAR ARTS FESTIVAL IN SUGAR LAND!   It's the next iteration of the ARTernative, an ongoing collaboration between Spacetaker and Fresh Arts to bring Houston's best arts groups to the burbs and...
Post date: Aug 25, 2010
Lovie Olivia…even her name inspires beauty…   We feel so honored here at Spacetaker to be showcasing Ms. Lovie Olivia's brand new body of work, titled "Thrice Removed," beginning Saturday, August 28 through September 18.   Please join us for the Opening Reception of "Thrice Removed" this Saturday, August 28 from 6-8pm at our ARC Gallery (2101...
Post date: Aug 24, 2010
Visual artist Pablo Gimenez Zapiola has dedicated the last decade producing a really unique body of work called "meaning in motion."   We were thrilled to have him at this month's Artist SPEAKeasy along with Lydia Hance.  Pablo recently learned that he has been selected as one of the 2010 FotoFest "Discoveries," a truly great honor.  10 critics review all of...
Post date: Aug 23, 2010
This month's Artist SPEAKeasy was a real treat. For those of you who couldn't make it, here's a brief recap including where you can catch more of our two artist presenter's work.   Ms. Lydia Hance, dancer/choreographer and director of Frame Dance Productions, kicked off the evening by using the Speakeasy forum as a Fieldwork workshop with a new twist:  live immediate feedback to a...
Post date: Jul 26, 2010
    Heeeeeeyyyy yoouuuu guuuuuuuyyyss!  It’s that time of year again, artists!  Time to submit your entry for our Winter Holiday Art Market, otherwise known as WHAM.   This year, WHAM turns 5!  If we were married, the 5th anniversary would be the Wood Anniversary and you would want to shower us with gifts entries made of wood. Like, you know…wooden...
Post date: Jul 19, 2010
HELLO, WORLD!   Today is my first official day at Spacetaker and believe you me, my squee level is OFF THE CHARTS! See?   squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!   So here I am, K.C. Scharnberg, the new Program & Marketing Manager @Spacetaker. I am living my DREAM of being completely surrounded, inundated, enveloped in the...
Post date: Jul 14, 2010
  Everyone at the ARC is pretty jazzed about the new HATER Magazine exhibit currently up in our space.  The show features six talented artists (Aaron Casas, Matthew Oberpriller, Fabian Owens, Veronica Ramos, Isaac Solomon and Tim Spencer) presenting their work in a gallery for the first time as well as the lovely Lisa Marie Godfrey (if you’ve been in our office space, she’s...
Post date: Jun 30, 2010
Welcome to the NEW Spacetaker Blog!  For our inaugural post, we want to show you a bit of what went down at Poetry & Art - ON DEMAND!  We had a hilariously good time watching poets and artists co-create, bringing audience suggestions to life.  The Skinny:Audience members contributed five-word suggestions, which were then handed to either a poet or an artist.  These...

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