Glasstire’s Top Five: September 14, 2017

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The 2017 Mitchell Artist Lecture featuring The Yes Men made it into Glasstire’s Top Five, the week of September 14, 2017 – #2 on the list!

Karen Stokes: Artistic Director, Karen Stokes Dance (formerly Travesty Dance Group), Head of the Dance Division, University of Houston

“It’s been said that the university ranks as one of the chief supporters of the arts in the United States. With the migration of more and more working choreographers into university environments, it’s clear that artists are able to continue to create both inside and outside of these institutions. While the halls of academia offer some distinct advantages, most particularly to oft-itinerant and nearly always-struggling dance artists, other challenges and demands can sap their time and energy in their new environment. For this special Dance/USA report, I spoke with six choreographers navigating the academic terrain about both the rewards and sacrifices they face in giving up some independence for the Ivy Tower.”

Read the full report to learn more about UH’s Karen Stokes and her artistic life in academia here Safe House: Dancing in the Ivory Tower, Part 1, by Nancy Wozny.

Lawndale Art Center Design Fair 2012

Design Fair 2012
April 25 – 29

Design Fair 2012 features vintage modern objects of the 20th century as well examples of cutting-edge contemporary design. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century.

The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, features individual Texas-based designers. 2012 Curator Garrett Hunter invited individual designers to offer specific products. These new and emerging product lines currently are in small-scale production and represent innovations in industrial and object design today.

 

Free Lecture
April 25, 6:30PM

Important Design from the 70’s and 80’s
Evan Lobel, designer and founder of Lobel Modern NYC, discusses the ground breaking designs of Karl Springer, Philip and Kelvin Laverne and Ward Bennett. For over 14 years, Lobel Modern has served as an invaluable resource for the finest new and mid-century furnishings to designers and architects world-wide.

Brown Auditorium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet
followed by a reception

 

Special Exhibition – Simple, Beautiful & Usable
April 27–29

Sophomores enrolled in the Industrial Design Department at the University of Houston display innovative objects for the home and classroom in their first ever museum exhibition.

Exhibiting Students: John Capps, Laura Fernandez, Lindsay Lahaug, Jose Martinez, Elizaveta Morris, Seluga Sekanwagi, Trevor Wood, Troy Zinsmeister.

Fair Days
April 28 & 29
Lawndale Art Center
10 AM–5 PM

General Admission: $5

Shop among a special selection of vintage modern objects of the 20th century, as well as cutting edge contemporary design.  Specialist dealers will offer furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion for sale to collectors and enthusiasts alike.

For more information, click here.

 

Hillerbrand+Magsamen | House/Hold 
Beau Comeaux | Periphery

digital photography and video

Opening Reception | Thursday, March 15  6-9 PM

Artists Talk | Saturday, March 17  2 PM
valet parking | refreshments

DARKE | gallery is proud to participate in Fotofest 2012 with two exhibitions of work created for this event.  The Fotofest Biennial, is the first and longest running photography Biennial of its kind in the United States, and one of the largest photography events in the world. The exhibition continues through April 7.

Art, Community & Activism

The Walker Art Center continues the tradition of supporting the most significant visual, performing, and media artists of our time.  Susy Bielak, Walker associate director of education, talks with Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Theaster Gates about their work together and individually, what it means to be an activist who’s also an artist, and the far-flung networks of people who figure in red, black & GREEN: a blues. Click here to read My Hand or My Voice, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Theaster Gates on Art, Community, and Activism.

The Core Program awards postgraduate residencies to highly motivated, emerging visual artists and critical writers who have not yet fully developed their practices and share a commitment to critical dialogue.

About the program
Established in 1982 within the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Core artist residencies encourage intensive and innovative studio practice as well as the elaboration of an intellectual framework to understand that practice. In 1998, the Core critical studies residencies were established to provide an opportunity for writers to pursue independent curatorial and writing projects and to promote the discourse necessary for both artists and critics to sustain their practices. Throughout the year, residents engage in ongoing dialogue with each other and with pre-eminent artists, critics, curators, and art historians invited to conduct seminars, lecture, and meet with residents individually.

Program specifics
Each resident receives a stipend, health insurance, and private studio/office space. The residency term is nine months, from September to May. Residents may apply for a second term.

How to apply
For application instructions, please visit mfah.org/fellowships/core-how-apply.

AUDITION NOTICE FOR DANCERS – performers will be compensated

 Stephan Koplowitz’
NATURAL ACTS/ ARTIFICIAL WATER

site-specific performances

Calling adventurous dancers who are technically trained in contemporary movement, skilled in various improvisation practices, partnering and have experience in developing process based work for alternative spaces…

OPEN CALL

Wed, Jan. 25, 6-10 pm
Barnevelder Movement Arts Complex,
2201 Preston St.

The commitment includes:

Rehearsal Residencies:Thu-Mon, March 8-12 & Sat – Fri, May 12-18 
Performances: May 19 & 20

Please RSVP to sixto@diverseworks with a CV and bring a hard copy to audition.

Brent Green lecture at University of Houston

The  University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and  School of Art will host DiverseWorks artist in residence Brent Green on Tuesday, November 9 from 1:00 – 2:30pm for a lecture in Fine Arts room 110.

Grover’s Guide to Houston: Part I

During the ten years that I was with Aurora Picture Show, I hosted at least 300 visiting artists, and gave almost that many tours of Houston. Like an old cabbie, I have fine-tuned these trips into a scripted tour that features folk art environments, underground tunnels, celebrity grave sites, art cars, urban bayous, museums, mega churches, and art chapels. Imagine my gravelly voice coming through an old p.a. system as I humbly present to you, “Grover’s Guide to Houston, Part I.

Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change

Thelma Golden, curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, talks through three recent shows that explore how art examines and redefines culture. The “post-black” artists she works with are using their art to provoke a new dialogue about race and culture — and about the meaning of art itself.