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 Texas German, a unique German dialect developed in Central Texas, was once a thriving language with over 110,000 dominant speakers at the end of the 19th century. Today, however, it’s on the verge of extinction. With the death of a language, soon follows the culture. All Gut Things chronicles the rise and fall of the Texas German through the eyes of the last generation of native speakers,...
Demographers project that one in five Americans will be of mixed racial heritage by 2050. In fact, multi-racial people, through their blend of language, culture, religion, language and genetics, are already redefining what it is to be American.  AMERICA’S CHANGING FACE (ACF), a probing two-hour documentary film for broadcast on PBS, examines the emergence of this growing phenomenon. In-depth...
About the Project:Artsnewmedia, produced by artist Felipe Lopez, is designed to promote, exhibit and monetize video and experience based Art through technology. Through collaborating and documenting performances with dancers, actors, musicians and poets (artists who usually don’t have documentation of their works of art), there will be proper digital record of these artists work which will...
This year, “Classical Minds” Guitar Festival & Competition celebrates its 12th Anniversary as one of the premier, guitar festivals in the nation. Students come from across Texas, and from all over the country including Alaska, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Arizona. International students have come from Puerto Rico, Mexico and as far away as Venezuela. Founded...
Experimental Action is a three day, innovative International performance art festival happening in February of 2017 that will feature a collection of ten groundbreaking International and non local performance artists along with 15 local performance artists. Each of the three nights will be hosted at a different downtown Houston venue and will consist of a series of engaging, participatory and...
A public art installation lead by artist Carol Simon.  The project involves creating a public art installation on a 150 ft fence on Houston Avenue in the First Ward using approximately 10,000 upcycled water bottles. About Carol Simon:Carol Simon is an emerging, self taught artist. She considers herself an abstract expressionist painter but she also makes sculptures out of up-cycled...
Healing Illustrations is a series of large hand-printed silkscreen posters that will be created by artist Christine Olga Smith over a year, derived from the series of illustrations the artist previously drafted concerning healing and therapy. This series consisting of eight pictures, approximately one meter high each, will be exhibited in a public setting, with the final destination being in a...
Jazz Houston is dedicated to promoting the cultivation of Jazz Music through performance and education. The organization will program its first series of concerts starting in the Fall of 2017 and seek to partner with existing community music education programs to bring Jazz to the Houston area schools, senior facilities, medical centers, and the community at large. Through our work, we will...
La Speranza brings historically informed performances of chamber music spanning repertoire from the Baroque to Romantic eras to Houston communities in order to illuminate and explore the link between music and wellness.Before the turn of the 20th century, string and wind instruments were generally built for more intimate concert settings than the large symphony orchestra concerts of modern times...
Main Street Projects is an artist-run collaborative in Mid Main Houston, which has hosted over 50 local, national and international artists to date. Founded by Theresa Escobedo, Galina Kurlat, and Rahul Mitra, Main Street Projects brings art into urban surroundings, engaging the street and allowing accessibility to all who pass by. Artists are invited to create temporary site-specific...
This is a documentary based on the life of Mickey Leland. His life was full of promise, vitality, and most importantly, compassion for all of humanity -- qualities of a modern hero. He left a great legacy. He left us too early.Mickey Leland’s story is both unique and universal.  He came into this world like many other black males. He was poor, fatherless, and grew up in what is reported to...
Mystic Lyon is an installation art space and social sculpture in Houston's historic Fifth Ward. New installations are kicked off with a neighborhood party and typically remain on view 24 hours a day for approximately 6 months through windows lit in the evening. Additional programming includes pay phone call-ins to the artists, community coffees, a bi-monthly organic grocery store and the Gong...
Next Iteration Theater Company's (NITC) mission is to  bring underrepresented voices through relevant and thought-provoking theater to diverse audiences while staying committed to paying a living wage for its artists. Having completed its first season, NITC is looking forward to bringing many more works to the stage here in Houston and beyond.NITC is located at Studio C6, in Winter Street...
Not That But This was founded by interdisciplinary artist Nathaniel Donnett with contributions from artist friends; M’Kina Tapscott, Autumn Knight, Jamal Cyrus, Kenya Evans, and Robert A. Pruitt. Not That But This is a Houston-based webzine blog created out of necessity, by artists and various creatives, that seeks to showcase and celebrate contemporary art and culture created by...
Nuit Blanche is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art. It was originally conceived in Paris in 2002, to bring contemporary art into public spaces. The first edition of Nuit Blanche Houston will take place in 2018.​For one night, the familiar is discarded and the city is transformed into an artistic playground for a series of contemporary art experiences in unexpected public...
PG ► Design for the Public Interest is the facilitating force behind projects that use Design to further the public interest, particularly that of Houston, TX. 
Remembering the Missing explores the intersection between memory and sensation.  Where do we store our memories and how do we access them (or how do they access us)?  Can we call up those sensations at will and what new territory will be revealed by putting them into action.Remembering the Missing is conceived and directed by Lori Yuill and performed by Daniela Antelo, Miranda Tadlock,...
Hello. We are Rogue Productions. A brand spankin' new theatre company in Houston, TX.Rogue Productions was started by Rachael Logue and Chelsea Ryan McCurdy. Both native Houstonians, both performers, both badasses. Inspired by the growing theatre scene here, we took the next step into making our own contribution to the awesome swirling vortex of art here in our home town. We are dedicated to...
Art Chatter History: The Art Chatter Critique Group was founded in 2004 by Tami Merrick and Lynne Rutzky with the primary inspiration being the COBRA, an artist collective formed in 1948 in the Café Notre-Dame, Paris.  Art Chatter is now celebrating 12 years of art criticism!  Most members of the group have studied at The Glassell School of Art, MFAH. Membership is by invitation and...
“Scaped Senses” is an outdoor, future civic art installation in Houston’s Near Norhside to be located at 3517 Irvington.   We invite the community to participate in our family art workshops to create poetic, painted PVC grasses which will align walking paths. Visitors will meander the labyrinth to a monumental, woven, basket sculpture inviting written public comments on glistening cd discs...

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