August 5th, 2011
The Look Ahead: Southern Star, Box 13, DiverseWorks, Brad Absher, and MECA Houston
Fr-fr-fr-friday! I’ll leave it at that.
This is just one more reason for you to head outside the Loop. Worth the drive? Hell, help us get Richard out of his year long funk—he’s been a brooding mess ever since Lost went off the air. Now, personally, I’m a fan of the Pine Belt Pale Ale. Stephan’s a fan of the Buried Hatchet. Paul likes the Bombshell Blonde. To each his/her own. Take the tour and get to know the good tastes coming out of the not so distant North.
Time to pull that linen shirt or pair of pants from the closet. This weekend, specifically on Saturday, traipse around the Heights checking out all of the shops, restaurants and activities that will be available. We went for the first time last year and had an amazing time. Check out the pre-party at Barrio Antiguo and Fresh Arts Coalition’s afterparty at Fitzgerald’s.
Work by Joe Meiser
Box 13 Art Space Opening Reception
BOX 13 ArtSpace is pleased to present four exhibitions opening August 6, 2011, 7 – 9:30PM. In the front downstairs gallery, Culture Laboratory Collective develop works that elaborate on a sentence provided by artist and writer Noah Simblist in Response. In Sentition, Joe Meiser presents sculptural and performanace-based objects connected with his acute awareness of the physicality of his existence in the Downstairs Back BOX. In the Window BOX, Jonathan Leach exploits the vibrant visual language of roadside patterns and colors in his installation, Trigger. In the Upstairs BOX, the Houston Art Scouts present objects created during and inspired by their weekend of camping and community in Nohegan East.
Call for Artists for the DiverserWorks Art Space Project: State Fair
DiverseWorks ArtSpace seeks Texas-based artists to collaborate with DiverseWorks to create a temporary public exhibition that takes as its inspiration the construct of a contemporary art fair and merges it with the age-old tradition of street peddling. Artists are invited to propose projects that explore the notion of street commerce, underground exchange and alternate economies that defy the strictures of the commercial art economy reinforced by the global art fair phenomenon. Hawk your wares! Peddle your services and skills! Trade and barter to your heart’s content! Carry your self-made business on your back!
In Store Performance at Cactus Music: Brad Absher
What more is there to say? It’s Rock and Blues at everyone’s favorite local record store. There’s a good chance there will be Saint Arnold. The show is free. If more persuasion is required, maybe this is the wrong event for you.
Vacancies and Sacrament of the Ordinary at MECA Houston
Where: Washington Corridor – Multicultural Education And Counseling Through The Arts [1900 Kane St., 77007]
When: Saturday, August 6thto through August 31st | 12:ooPM to 7:00PM
How much: Free
Scoop’d from: @MECA_Houston
Vacancies is an exhibit of public poetry installations in the First Ward by Matt Gundlach. Sacrament of the Ordinary is a lifetime stumbled upon in one year by Kate Ambrose. Using image and text, the artists explore Houston’s First Ward community, sharing an often unheard story of neighbor and neighborhood.
Gundlach and Ambrose, from California and Pennsylvania respectively, spent a year living and serving in Houston’s First Ward neighborhood through the Mission Year program. They spent 30 hours a week volunteering at a variety of neighborhood organizations. This exhibit is the result of their observations of the tension in “a community lost and in transition.”