Join WiVLA for their monthly meeting featuring Calligrapher/Artist, Debbie Dutton.
Now in its 66th year, the Theta Charity Antiques Show is one of the preeminent charity antiques shows in the country, with proceeds benefitting deserving local charities. The 2018 Show—which focuses on the timeless beauty of botanicals—brings together nearly 70 exhibitors and features fine art, furniture, and decor spanning a wide variety of design styles and time periods. Visitors can experience the Show in full bloom by taking expert-led walks through the exhibition space, browsing curated collections of antiques and artisan-made items for the home, and attending talks and book signings by renowned designers (Ashley Woodson Bailey, James Farmer, Suzanne Kasler, Miles Redd and Carolyne Roehm). Visit www.thetacharityantiquesshow.com for more information.
Proceeds from the 2018 Theta Charity Antiques Show support the Texas Children's Cancer & Hematology Centers, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens/The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Child Advocates, Inc., the Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation, Arrow Child & Family Ministries — Freedom Place, Martha's Way — CCSC, Second Servings, and Small Steps Nurturing Center.
For his program Open Letters, artist Mark Menjivar will read aloud the letter of a Texas death row inmate. After reflection, Menjivar will facilitate a conversation with attendees about the complex issue of capital punishment. The program will be limited to 40 attendees and will be held on October 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Rothko Chapel, 1409 Sul Ross at Yupon. To register visit http://rothkochapel.org/experience/events/event/open-letters-with-mark-m... .
On Tuesday, October 30, visionary playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner, Suzan-Lori Parks, will be the featured speaker of this year’s Mitchell Artist Lecture. Parks is the first African-American woman to receive the Pulitzer Prize in Drama for the Broadway hit Topdog/Underdog and was named one of TIME magazine’s “100 Innovators for the Next New Wave.” In addition to her extensive playwriting bibliography, including many experimental works, Parks has written screenplays for Brad Pitt, Denzel Washington, including Girl 6 written for Spike Lee, and adapted Zora Neale Hurston’s classic novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. The great writer, James Baldwin, declared Parks “an astonishing and beautiful creature who may become one of the most valuable artists of our time.”
The annual Mitchell Artist Lecture features individuals emblematic of artistic collaboration and innovation. Each fall, a leading artist discusses the power and potential of interdisciplinary collaboration to a combined audience of university community and the greater public. Past speakers include Tania Bruguera, Jason and Alicia Hall Moran, Laurie Anderson, Bill T. Jones, and The Yes Men. The Mitchell Artist Lecture is presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, which is part of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.
Vermont Studio Center (VSC) is thrilled to announce more than 50 new residency fellowships to be awarded at our October 1st, 2018 Fellowship Deadline.
All applicants at the October 1st, 2018 deadline are automatically considered for one of twenty-five (25) VSC Fellowships, which are unrestricted merit-based awards open to ALL artists and writers living and working anywhere in the world.
We also have a number of special awards (many with stipends), including residency fellowships for artists working in clay, fiber, glass, metal, and wood; women artists age 50+; 2D visual artists working in painting, drawing, or printmaking; artists and writers with demonstrable financial need and more! In addition to these special awards, numerous generous, merit-based partial funding grants are available.
Every VSC residency includes:
--private studio space
Apply online at: https://vsc.slideroom.com ($25 application fee)
For the complete list of awards and eligibility, visit: www.vermontstudiocenter.org/fellowships
A lively discussion about the state of LatinX Arts in and around the city ; actions, activities and artwork being created in the United State’s fourth largest city, Houston. Topics range from street art to arts funding for LatinX arts communities and the future of the city’s artscape.