Saturday, January 10, 2009

Imaginary Death Trap Museum

Step right up, Ladies and Gentlemen, and Gentle-ladies, and Lady-men...
We will have it all on January 10th 2009!

At Stephen Gros' Imaginary Death Trap Museum And Poetry Showcase!!!!!!!!


6:30 Lupe Mendez (MC)
6:40 Stephen Gros
6:50 Dee!Colonize
7:00 Ken Jones
7:10 Alex Wukman
7:20 Cam Kolaja
7:30 Andy Barnard
7:40 Jessica Villasano
7:50 Salvador Macias
8:00 LoveSun
8:10 Kiawitl
8:20 BGK

also belly dancers!

then the music:
Dj John The Third
(intro and outro to poetry/set up & breakdown between bands)

9:15 - 9:45 John the Third
9:45 - 10:30 Nareme
10:30 - 11:15 Dj Akshun Kid & the Seed
11:15 - 12:00 The Ton Tons
12:00 - 12:45 Magnetic
12:45 - 2:00 HueMan

plus a live artist showcase!
these artists will be painting/performaing throughout the event:

Obsidian Stark(visual artist/ screen printer)
Peter Swik (painter/visual artist)
Richard Lewis III (painter/visual artist)
Christian Navarrete (painter/visual artist)
Kiawitl (graffiti artist)

Free Keg Beer till dry, Full Bar, Crafts, Jewelry, T-Shirts, Prints

Pre-Sale tickets: $8 At the Door: $10

to order your tickets or to get more info:

Friday, January 9, 2009

Who Took A Cookie From the Cookie Jar?

Idea Fund Winners!

Kevin Curry:
Curry is an artist who was raised in Puerto Rico, South Africa and Australia. His proposal, Housewarming, consists of an oversized quilt that will cover a house in Houston, embracing the present with the past.

Mary Margaret Hansen:
A photographer, Hansen has had work shown at FotoFest and is a community leader serving for American Leadership Forum. Her project titled Second Seating will be an installation of fantasy dinner tables from a variety of products from Houston’s East End.

Kara Hearn:
Hearn is an interdisciplinary artist who is currently in her second year as a Core Fellow at the Glassell School of Art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She plans to create a 30-minute narrative video based on dreams and nightmares adults have about being in high school.

J. Hill:
A multidisciplinary (is that different from interdisciplinary?) artist, Hill participates in traditional gallery exhibits and community-based projects. Consisting of a bicycle with a specially outfitted trailer that looks like a cottage porch, The Welcome Wagon will be a setting for collecting and distributing culture.

Ayanna Jolivet McCloud:
McCloud acts as an artist, curator and collaborator. Her exhibition, Screwed Anthologies, will be a mix of videos and sound art inspired by DJ Screw and sippin' on syzurp.

Cody Ledvina and Brian Rod:
Ledvina and Rod plan to use funding to continue The Joanna, an experimental exhibition space for emerging artists and curators.

b. December 1, 1847 d. April 2, 1932
(oh, wrong 'benjamin mason')

Benjamin Mason:
Benji Mason is a Houston-based artist who helped start Workshop Houston, a non-profit that offers creative, technical and academic resources to youth in the Third Ward. His project will be to create an art space within a King's Market stall aimed at bringing art into a comfortable place.

Zach Moser:
Born and raised in Screwston, Moser will construct a series of small sailboats to be sailed and rowed through public waters in Houston.

(googleing 'kelly pike')

Kelly Pike, Sasha Dela and Kara Hearn(Double Hearn!):
This collaborative of filmmakers will be applying the funds to launch the inaugural issue of The Buffet, a DVD publication sourcing Houston artists to create a portrait of where they find themselves now.

Ariane Roesch and Sasha Dela(Double Dela!):
Acting as co-directors, this duo will use the funding for =SKYDIVE= exhibition space, The Free School for the Arts and an online venue for writing projects.

Eating Darwin's Lunch

Museum of Unnatural History
A dioramic installation of new works by Elaine Bradford

opens tonite
Art League Houston (next to Texas Art Supply)

Saturday, January 24 from 9:00 am to noon, ArtBound!, designed to promote family literacy and interaction for parents and children 5-12 years old. Crazy Animal Characters is conducted by sculptor Katy Heinlein. Children and their parents will make animal characters based on their own stories. This workshop is free, reservations are required.

Beers n' Bayous

Details for "EL Clean up the Bayou with Saint Arnold Brewing Company"

It's the first Community Outreach event of 2009! Join Saint Arnold Brewing Company in cleaning up Buffalo Bayou: picking up trash, clearing brush, planting trees, painting over graffiti and that kind of stuff.We'll start at 11:00 AM and then clean until it is done... should be around 1.5 hours of cleaning and then we'll tap the kegs after that. Please bring your own lunch if you like. No food will be provided. And check your email/phone around 10AM Saturday. In the event of inclement weather I will notify you by 10AM Saturday via email. Or call/text at 281.785.1089.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sirmans Sightings

Franklin Sirmans with painting by Kehinde Wiley

Not as good as those UFOs in New Jersey, but Menil curator Franklin Sirmans garners props at Grand Valley State in Michigan.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Monster Mash

Too much fun, the Top 25 Billboard Hits all together at once.
by DJ Earworm

The German Top 25

19 of Korea's top songs

Everything is always the same :)

Taggers Get Legit

There is no better indication of the ascension of grafitti than Shepard Fairey's inclusion in the National Portrait Gallery. Street art, prepare to be passé.

That's gotta hurt

all that money, into the abyss

According the The Art Newspaper, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's endowment fell 22% to around $780 mil by December 2008.

That's a loss of over $170 million.