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UH Public Art Collection, Blaffer Art Museum and CLASS cordially invite you to an evening reception and holiday party to celebrate the closing of the Portable On Demand Art Project
Thursday, December 15, 2011, 5-7:00 p.m.
Location: Fine Arts South Lawn
Parking: For the duration of this event, visitors may park anywhere in Lot 16B
Presented by Blaffer Art Museum, the UH Public Arts Collection, and Houston Arts Alliance, the Portable On Demand Art project (P.O.D.A.) is a temporary public art exhibition featuring the work of Aerosol Warfare, BOX 13 ArtSpace, Lynne McCabe, Gabriel Martinez, Metalab, and Anthony Shumate. Each artist or collective of artists has uniquely transformed a PODS® container into a work of art.
Originally created for the May 2011 American Association of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo™, P.O.D.A. was funded by a partnership between PODS Houston, the City of Houston, and the Houston Arts Alliance. The P.O.D.A. project provides a non-traditional platform for artists to explore the cultural, ecological, political, scientific and socio-economic forces shaping Houston’s aspirations for the future, and showcases our city as a vibrant arts and cultural capital and museum mecca for locals and visitors alike. For the past seven months the P.O.D.A. exhibition has been on view in various locations throughout the greater Houston area. Six out of the eight projects are currently on view near the Fine Arts Building and the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston. For participating artist information and past project locations, please visit: www.portableondemandart.com
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011 (Communograph Sidewalk Talk)
Sidewalk Talk: Life Archived through Art, a poetry performance hosted by artist & poet Michael K Taylor Preceded by a moderated discussion with 3rd Ward Elders including members of S.H.A.P.E.’s Elders Institute of Wisdom. Poems Specific poems written about Elder and Shape within 3rd Ward will be read, an open mic, and dinner will be served (early).
Time: 6 pm – 8 pm
Place: 2521 Holman Street
Houston, TX 77004
Tuesday, December 6
Cap off the year with the literary equivalent of a dozen espresso shots. This rejuvenating event features twelve UH Creative Writing graduate students in Mat Johnson’s Writers on Literature class reading original flash memoir pieces. The theme of the evening is awakening. Get caffeinated. Get literated. Join us.
Sara C. Rolater
LOCATION: Antidote Coffee, 729 Studewood
Spacetaker | Artist Resource Center
Spacetaker accepts Artist Exhibition Proposals twice a year.
NEXT DEADLINE: December 1, 2011
View the submission guidelines here.
Application Deadline: November 16, 2011
The Hemispheric New York Emerging Artist Fellowship program is now accepting applications from emerging artists in New York City who are at the early stages of their careers but have some track record of creating performance-based work. This competitive one-year fellowship will be awarded to one (1) artist who is committed to art as a vehicle for social change, whose work—even if interdisciplinary—is strongly rooted in performance, and who would value the opportunity to be a part of an Americas-wide network of artists, activists and scholars who focus on the intersection of performance and politics.
The residency period runs from January to December 2012.
The fellowship provides the emerging artist with:
Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hemispheric New York Emerging Artist Fellowship is a program of the Hemispheric New York Performance Network Initiativesupported by the Rockefeller Foundation’s NYC Cultural Innovation Fund.
Read the dancesourcehouston review on The Secondary Colors, an original collaborative contemporary dance and music work by choreographer Karen Stokes and composer Bill Ryan that took place last weekend at the Hobby Center.
The Secondary Colors
The Secondary Colors is an original collaborative contemporary dance and music work by choreographer Karen Stokes and composer Bill Ryan. This premiere features nine dancers of Karen Stokes Dance and six world-class musicians hand selected by Bill Ryan; David Cossin, percussion, Michael Lowenstern, clarinet, Todd Reynolds, violin, Andrew Russo, piano, Pablo Mahave-Veglia, cello, and Jonathan Nichol, saxophone.
Karen Stokes is Professor and Head of the Dance Division in the School of Theatre & Dance at the University of Houston and founded the UH Center for Choreography.
Bill Ryan is the Director of the New Music Ensemble at Grand Valley State University and recipient of the American Composers Forum coveted Champion of New Music Award for his commitment to bringing new music into the lives of young students and to a wider public audience.
Read the recent write up on chron.com.
WHEN: 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday
LOCATION: Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center, 800 Bagby
TICKET INFORMATION: $20-$35, 713.315.2525
“When Life Becomes Art” Ken Johnson reviews Living as Form in today’s New York Times.
Rock Star Patti Smith performed on campus in April of 2010 with our help in conjunction with Voices Breaking Boundaries. She read from her prize-winning memoir, Just Kids, and performed Because the Night and My Blakean Years – during which she improvised a verse about her Houston visit.
Dedication of Havel Ruck Projects‘ newest public sculpture
Saturday, Oct 1, 4:30 pm
3705 Lyons Avenue, Houston, 77020
Presentations by Texas Johnny Brown, Zydeco Artist Jabo, Gospel Quartet Endurance and Rapper Moon Rue
ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness
September 19 – 24, 2012
The 18th Annual International Symposium on Electronic Art is a symposium, conference and series of events exploring the discourse of art, technology and nature on a global scale.
TIME TO EMBRACE OUR SURROUNDINGS. TIME TO SHARE OUR IDEAS. TIME TO UTILIZE OUR HUMANITY.
Click here to apply. Deadline: October 15, 2011.
The New York Times reports on Xavier Le Roy in “Product of Circumstances” at the French Institute Alliance Française.
Read Carol Coletta’s most recent blog post for the National Endowment for the Arts to learn more about ArtPlace, a new consortium of foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions charged with driving the revitalization of cities and towns with new investment models that put the Arts at the center of economic development.