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Lawndale Arts Center News
Lawndale Art Center in Houston

March, 2010

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4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858
 

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
March 3, 2010
 
 
30th Anniversary Logo
In This Issue
Upcoming Exhibitions
Upcoming Events
Sponsor Design Fair 2010
Volunteers!
Artist Opportunities
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Upcoming Exhibitions

   Lawndale Art Center

Exhibitions Opening Friday, March 12

Opening Reception Friday, March 12, 2010
6:30 - 8:30PM
Artist talks at 6PM

Dirty Secrets from the Cataract Cinema | Dan Havel & Chuck Ivy
In conjunction with FotoFest 2010, Lawndale Art Center presents the work of two artists exploring the visual and emotional potential of salvaging old film images and re-mixing them to create digital prints and short films in the John M. O'Quinn Gallery. More...

site: interventions, observations, & simulations | Caroline Gore
Caroline Gore exhibits work creating a link between photography and jewelry in the Mezzanine Gallery at Lawndale Art Center. Gore responds to spaces where she lives and travels, imbuing value and beauty through materials used and created sites of origination for adornment. More...

Tip Toe | Jonathan C. Leach & Ariane Roesch
Jonathan C. Leach and Ariane Roesch transform the Travis Street entrance and the Grace R. Cavnar Gallery as a place of transit through the use of colored light and fabric to create a structural dynamic that moves the viewer through this transitional space while creating spatial shifts and color vibration. More...

Laureate | Anne Allen
Allen is interested in the way commonplace, mass-produced items point to the handmade, art origins in their decorative history, and how the banal comes from what once was beautiful. Laureate explores through a series of drawings, the form, function and decorative aspects of select coverings and jewelry for the head. More...

Also on view:
Snack Projects | featuring Dean Ruck

Upcoming Events

Paint a Pet
Workshop with Dawn Black
Thursday, April 8, 2010
6-8 PM

Paint your favorite pet in watercolor and gouache with Lawndale Artist Studio Program participant Dawn Black!  Learn how to transfer your pet's image onto a piece of watercolor paper and how to paint it using water-based paints. This program is free of charge and for all ages and all skill levels.  Please bring a few photos of your pet.

Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Please register by emailing dnance@lawndaleartcenter.org or calling (713) 528-5858.


GET OUT! OF THE CLOSET!
Screening at Lawndale Art Center
presented by B & G & Lightfoot Productions and Zenfilm
Friday, April 9, 2010
8 PM

A breakthrough in reality television, "Get Out! Of The Closet!" follows host Natty Ice as she crosses the country helping those struggling with their sexuality in a direct, no-nonsense, in-your-face fashion. She dishes out truth sticks - sticks made out of THE TRUTH - to each and every Closet CaseTM that she meets, inspiring them to lead a brand new life full of exciting opportunities. Natty emphasizes (through an intervention-style confrontation) that there's no reason to live your life full of shame, or more importantly, full of shame-rage. Each person that appears on the show is given carte blanche access to the life they could have - opportunities to say yes to themselves, to fussy meals and tight, expensive clothing - to explore themselves, their own bodies, and the bodies of strangers who share the same sex. If you, a loved one or even a casual acquaintance needs to GET OUT! And OUT OF THE CLOSET!, the bold new reality show is for you!


11th Annual Midtown Visions Cultural Arts Tour
Saturday, April 10, 2010
12 -5 PM

Midtown artist's studios, galleries, complexes and collectives will be open for you to purchase artwork from the artist's studios and view compelling installations, mixed media and performances. Come enjoy some of Houston's most creative visual and performing arts environments and be a part of Midtown's growing art community! Stop by Lawndale and visit with current Lawndale Artist Studio Program participants Dawn Black, Nick Meriwether and David Waddell. For more information on this event, please visit www.midtownvisions.com.


Art Car Parade Trophy Making Workshop
Saturday, April 10, 2010
1-4 PM

On Saturday afternoon, April 10, from 1-4 PM, come to Lawndale and make a one-of-a-kind work of art to be awarded to prize-winning art cars in the 2010 Art Car Parade. Rain or shine-come join us and support Houston's Art Car Parade-the first and largest Art Car Parade in the world!

Save the Date
April 21 - 25, 2010

Design Fair 2010

Be a sponsor! Download the Sponsor Packet!

Volunteer with Lawndale

Volunteer with Lawndale Art Center at the Bayou City Art Festival, March 26 - 28, 2010. Help us do our part in raising money not only for Lawndale, but many other participating non-profit partners. Your efforts will be multiplied as you help organizations throughout the community by volunteering at just one event! Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and free admission to the festival for the entire day of their shift. Sign up today!

Artist Opportunities

Call for Exhibition Proposals
Deadline: March 15, 2010

Lawndale Art Center is seeking proposals from artists and curators for exhibitions to be scheduled between November 2010 and May 2011. Click here for information on Lawndale's proposal review process.


Call for Videos
Deadline: March 15, 2010

Lawndale Artist Studio Program participant David Waddell is currently seeking submissions for a video screening to be held at Lawndale Art Center this May. The screening, curated by Waddell, will include a broad scope of films, including stop-motion, moving images and animations. Please send links to videos to hdmint@gmail.com or videos on discs saved in Quicktime format to:

David Waddell
c/o Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Please include your name, title, length of video and year. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2010.


Call for Bowls
Deadline: Week of May 3, 2010

The Empty Bowls Steering Committee invites artists to donate handmade bowls for Houston Empty Bowls 2010. Proceeds from the sale of donated bowls benefit The Houston Food Bank. Bowls will be collected the week of May 3rd at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Ceramic Store. For complete details, please visit houstonfoodbank.org/emptybowlshoustoncall.aspx. For more information on Houston Empty Bowls 2010, please visit: emptybowlshouston.org.


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