Friday, April 17, 2009
Come pay your respects to two of the Houston artworld's most caring members who have recently passed away.
via Diverseworks' blog:
Leigh's death has hit us all particularly hard. It's impossible to make sense of the fact that an amazing young woman with so much ahead of her can be so suddenly and tragically taken away. No one can ever say though that Leigh didn't leave her mark on everything and everyone she came in contact with. She was beautiful and funny and warm and powerful and talented in so many ways and she leaves behind a long list of family members, friends, co-workers and colleagues who will forever remember the way she could light up a room. All of us have lost much with the passing of Leigh Bess Boone. May she rest well and know that she was loved and admired. And she will be missed.
Co-Executive Director & Visual Arts Curator
There will be a memorial service for Leigh Boone, executive assistant at the Houston Center for Photography who died last week, on Saturday, April 18, 4 pm at the Rothko Chapel. The crowd is expected to be large and to augment their limited seating, outside speakers will allow those who can't fit into the chapel to hear. A reception will follow at Houston Center for Photography until 8pm. On Sunday, April 19 from 4-8PM there will be a viewing at the Bradshaw Carter Funeral Home, 1734 W. Alabama. The funeral is 2 pm Monday, April 20 at St. Martin's Episcopal Church located, 717 Sage with a procession to the cemetery following. All these events are open to the public.
via Remembering Dale Stewart:
Please join us in remembering Dale Stewart, who died Monday, April 13, 2009
We will meet at 6pm this Saturday April, 18th at the Art League Houston gallery for a memorial service, then process to Menil Park to lay flowers and notes at the tree he died beneath. There will be a reception following at Poison Girl bar.
If you have and would like to share any photos of Dale, and/or any of his artwork, please bring it to the gallery with you and arrive no later than 5:30. The Art League has generously offered us their walls to hang anything we like for the service. This will be an informal memorial, and we invite anyone with stories about Dale to share them during the service.
Bring flowers, letters, or other tokens to lay at the tree.
Poison Girl was one of Dale's favorite hangouts. The owners have offered their space to one and all--children are welcome. Some of Dale's favorite foods will be served.
There will also be a remembrance mass for Dale at the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas. Dale worked at the library there. The mass will be held at 12:30pm on Tuesday, April, 21st. Some of his coworkers and student employees will be speaking at the mass. Everyone is welcome. If you would like to speak at the mass, please let the university know by contacting Jim Piccininni, the library director, at email@example.com. He will make sure that they make time for you to speak.
If you knew Dale and are able to attend, your presence at any or all of these events will be greatly appreciated. Please also feel free to pass this on to others who may have known him. Please see location and parking details below:
Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006
Link to Google Map directions: http://tinyurl.com/c8k229
Parking information: There is a parking lot attached to the building. Feel free to park there. You may also park on the street on either side of the building. There is another small lot on Willard St. behind the building as well. Do not park in the Texas Art Supply parking lot, as they have been known to tow.
The Menil Park
515 Sul Ross St
Houston, Texas 77006
Link to Google Map directions: http://tinyurl.com/ceq6fc
Parking information: There is a lot of on-street parking around the park. Park anywhere the street signs say you can. The park is situated between the Menil Museum and the Rothko Chapel, across the street from the Cy Twombly Gallery.
Poison Girl bar
1641 Westheimer Rd # B
Houston, Texas 77006
Link to Google Map directions: http://tinyurl.com/cdwwcg
Parking information: Poison Girl is located in a grouping of businesses between Mint Boutique and Bombshell Tattoos. It is directly across the street from an emergency veterinary clinic. Look for the red lights in the window--it's easy to miss. There is a small parking lot near the bar. There is also street parking in front of the bar, and in the neighborhood behind it.
Chapel of St. Basil
3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, Texas 77006
Link to Google Map directions: http://tinyurl.com/dxyp86
Parking information: The University of St. Thomas has an inexpensive parking garage located next to the chapel. On street parking is also available.
Posted by b.s. at 9:07 AM
Gulf Coast Green
large scale, low impact
(that's their slogan)
Hi Mat Wolff! He was there with the AIA
That's where all the friggin' trolleys went! Sitting behind the Astrodome rusting.
Winners announced at Noon today; Symposium open and free all weekend
at Reliant Park upstairs from the Bridal Show (which should be hilarious)
Don't pay eight bucks to park, park on La Concha or take the train
Posted by b.s. at 8:49 AM
Thursday, April 16, 2009
How often do you see an exhibit twice?
38% Occasionally, if it's really good.
15% Sometimes, if I'm hanging out with someone who should see it.
11% Not so often, but if I love something I'll bask in it.
11% All the time, I need to soak it in.
7% Never, I got what I came for.
one vote for "All the time, I'm just a gallery rat" disqualified; 'cause it was me :)
Posted by b.s. at 1:10 PM
Posted by b.s. at 8:05 AM
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
ART SQUARE STUDIOS......VISIT 25 OPEN STUDIOS THIS COMING SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009 FROM 12 NOON UNTIL 5:00 PM
2711 MAIN STREET @DENNIS ST. IN MIDTOWN HOUSTON....FREE PARKING...OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AS PART OF 10TH ANNUAL MIDTOWN VISIONS CULTURAL ARTS TOUR
Experience a fun Saturday afternoon exploring artist’s studios. Art Square Studios at 2711 Main above Art Supply is home to a group of top Houston artists. You will enjoy the chance to look at the art, as well as to chat with the artists about their ideas and techniques, as well as purchase art from them directly. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. FREE PARKING AT ART SUPPLY 2711 MAIN ST.
FOR MORE INFO/DIRECTIONS....CONTACT VICKI OR BEN AT 713-652-5028
Posted by b.s. at 4:16 PM
young mother wants to sing (Houston)
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Posted by b.s. at 4:09 PM
Every third Wednesday of the month Spacetaker runs the Artist SPEAKeasy, formerly of Buffalo Bayou Art Park when they had their offices in the West Ed next door to Poissant Gallery. Two to three makers of things, usually artists, present powerpoint talks and sometimes performances/dialogs about their work. They're just trying to get y'all to talk to each other, guys.
Tonight at 6:30 right on the first floor docks of Winter Street, which used to be ghetto but is totally being swarmed by townhomes and Targets and bars, check out these cats:
Refined Crude, 53.54, 2005
Originally from New Orleans, he is currently based in Houston. His sculpture incorporates a variation of the ancient pâte de verre technique, melting crushed glass. Fragile and impermanent, his work is sometimes cast using sugar, chocolate, marble dust or ashes. Crowder was recently nominated for the LC Tiffany Award and a fellowship at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France.
Greg Dean in Dracula
Greg Dean has worked with various theaters and arts groups in Houston since 2003. He has been a member of Mildred’s Umbrella and Infernal Bridegroom, designed sets for Rot, sound and video for Triptych and directed Things Being at the Worst and other plays. He recently completed a role in Backroad, an independent feature.
Vidal depicts icons repetatively and obsessively: tents, hair, stacks of spheres and an arch shaped form referred to as the "Hive". She says "I represent these objects as I conceive of them, as living things, capable of growing, changing, moving and feeling. They have their own set of rules in their own worlds."To further the process of anthropomorphizing the objects in her work she depicts them with colors found inside and outside of the body: red, beige, pink, peach, “flesh”, in all its varied tones and shades, etc. Vidal is planning on building hair and feather suits from her drawings, and will construct a large installation of "circus tents" in the O'Quinn Gallery at the Lawndale Art Center in the near future.
Posted by b.s. at 10:57 AM
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
the parasitic head's parasitic heads
making Love-It uncomfortable
Blaffer curator Rachel Hooper, NOMA curator Miranda Lash and CAMH curator Meredith Goldsmith seen through Samantha Medellin sculpture
installation by Noora Alsalman at rear
Michael Brims, Emily Sloan and Eric Todd
Lane Hagood, Cody Ledvina
can you spot Bill Arning?
demurely dressed dame looking at Wall
detail of Richard Wall photo
Emily Sloan at right
Brian Moss and Kelly Ulack
Blaffer Gallery through April 25
talks by artists tomorrow and next week (CLICK for schedule)
Posted by b.s. at 1:01 PM