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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...
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...
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 is a group of string and wind players that bring chamber music performances on period instruments of repertoire spanning from the Baroque to early Romantic eras. Named after the Italian word for "hope", la speranza seeks to promote physical and emotional healing through their historically informed performances in Houston communities. Each of our musicians have made historically...
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...
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...
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. 
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...
“Rather than having one stamped style I would say that there’s no Houston style, the Houston style would be the variety of things.” –Joe HavelSculpture Month Houston is a citywide event that celebrates and showcases sculpture throughout Houston. The campaign is hosted in numerous galleries and venues throughout the city from October 15 through November 19, 2016. It will direct attention to the...
Space, Land and Time: Underground Adventures with Ant Farm is the first film to consider the work of the 1970s architecture collective Ant Farm, best known for Cadillac Ranch. Radical architects, video pioneers, and mordantly funny cultural commentators, the Ant Farmers created a body of deeply subversive multidisciplinary work that questioned the boundaries of architecture and predicted much of...
The Houston CALL Project is ready to work with local artists who have practiced for twenty years or more and reside in Houston or an adjacent county and have….Contributed to the community as an educator orMaintained a long term affiliation with an arts organization as a board member, volunteer, and/or donating artist, orServed as the founder of an arts organization orReceived high recognition...
Suplex Editions is a series of publications connected to events curated and hosted by Suplex Projects. Because Suplex Projects hosts pop-up events, the publications provide the exhibitions with a history, exploring the curatorial and creative processes of each and serving as documentation to extend the experience beyond the art space. The publications themselves will vary...
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Starting as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com.TEDx: The x = independently organized...

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