October 24th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Some of My Lives, 11th Annual Aurora Award Dinner and CTRL + ART + CREATE

Here we are again. It’s Monday. Shake it off. We’ve all been there and we will all be there again very soon.

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Some of My Lives: An Evening with Rosamond Bernier

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Where: Montrose — The Menil Collection [1515 Sul Ross, 77006]
When: Monady, October 24th | 7:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @MenilCollection

American-born Rosamond Bernier lived for three decades in Paris, where she founded the esteemed French art review L’Oeil (The Eye), and came to know the leading artists and composers of her time. When she returned to the United States in 1970, Bernier discovered an art world eager to hear her recollections of those years. Her lectures on artists like Braque, Matisse, Picasso and Ernst, or composers Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein, were virtuoso performances. Splendidly dressed, speaking without notes, Bernier left audiences mesmerized. Her talks at the Metropolitan Museum sold out months in advance. Dominique and John de Menil brought her to Houston four times. In a delightful and engaging new memoir called Some of My Lives, Rosamond Bernier tells her own story. The de Menils are given a chapter in her book. In a special appearance at the Menil Collection, Bernier will speak about her extended visits to the de Menils’ Houston home. Their friendship was inevitable. Bernier’s life, like the de Menils’, was informed and surrounded by art.

Seating for this program is limited. A book signing will follow.

11th Annual Aurora Award Dinner Honoring Joan Jonas

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Where: Address provided with ticket purchase
When: Thursday, October 27th | 6:30PM Cocktails; 7:30PM Dinner; 8:30PM Awards
How much: Tickets start at $250
Scoop’d from: Email

“Aurora Picture Show is pleased to announce the works by Joan Jonas that will be screened as part of the 2011 Aurora Award Gala and Dinner. Pioneer video and performance artist Joan Jonas is the 2011 Aurora Award recipient and will be honored with a celebration that includes an installation screening of Jonas’ READING DANTE SERIES, inspired by the Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso of Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, and MIRAGE, which was motivated by a trip the artist took to India. The award and screenings will be presented at the 11th Annual Aurora Award Dinner on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. Chaired by John Guess, Jr.”

2ND ANNUAL CTRL + ART + CREATE

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Where: The Heights – The Heights Theater [339 W. 19th St., 77008]
When: Saturday, November 5th | 10:00AM to 2:00PM
How much: Free!!!!
Scoop’d from: AIGA Houston

LIVE MUSIC + RAFFLES & GIVEAWAYS + A DAY OF FUN & INSPIRATION! {ALL AGES} Whoo Hoo! Richard went last year, picked up some well made crafts. Good people. Interesting wares. Pleasing music for a Fall afternoon. You cannot lose.

— The Loop Scoop

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