2010-2011 Exhibition Season

August 2010

On View August 20 - September 25, 2010

Opening Reception
Friday, August 20, 2010
6:30–8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

Math of the Afterwrath • Boozefox

Potential Modulations • Robert Jackson Harrington

BEING • Tobiah Mundt

Following Huck Finn • Logan Sebastian Beck

Also on view
Snack Projects • featuring Nancy Douthey

Those Who Fell through the Cracks

August 20 –August 25, 2010

Noor | Stanley Greene & Kadir van Lohuizen
A Mobile Photography Exhibition
Hurricane Katrina Survivors Five Years After the Storm

in collaboration with The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Houston Center for Photography

August 21, 2010
12:30–1:30 PM Meet the artists
at Lawndale Art Center

2:00–4:30 PM Afternoon Symposium
at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Brown Auditorium Theater

Those Who Fell Through the Cracks is a traveling mobile exhibition of large-scale mural photographs by Stanley Greene and Kadir van Lohuizen showing Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath over the last five years. It is a powerful visual document of Katrina’s effects on Gulf Coast residents and the struggles they face to this day in re-establishing their lives. The photographs cover the interior and exterior of a highly innovative 24’ itinerant truck as it debuts in Houston and travels to New Orleans in September 2010 during Katrina's fifth anniversary. Those Who Fell Through the Cracks is an interactive documentation of the United States in the beginning of the 21st century, and a testament to the power of images to bring new awareness and sensitivity to communities, and foment systemic change.

September 2010

Workshop with Tobiah Mundt
Thursday, September 2, 2010
6–8 PM

No sewing, no stuffing just stabbing and poking. Tobiah Mundt will teach the basics of sculptural needle felting by demonstrating how to sculpt raw wool into a toothy monster with a single barbed needle. There is a $10 dollar material fee and all skill levels are welcome.

2010-2011 Lawndale Studio Artist
Program Participant Slide Talk

Thursday, September 9, 2010
6 PM

2010-2011 Lawndale Artist Studio Program participants, Stephan Hillerbrand + Mary Magsamen, Daniel McFarlane and Anthony Thompson Shumate, give an informal presentation of their work and plans for their residency at Lawndale.

Museum District Day
Saturday, September 25, 2010

Get ready to enjoy a free day in the Houston Museum District on Saturday, September 25 from 10 AM to 5 PM. Board a free shuttle bus at any of the 17 participating museums and spend the day exploring favorite museums and discovering new destinations. Seventeen museums will waive their general admission fee to offer the community the valuable opportunity to enjoy the District's diverse displays of art, science, nature and history. The 14th annual Museum District Day will feature fascinating exhibitions, hands-on activities, demonstrations and performances throughout the entire day.

From 11AM to 4PM at Lawndale Art Center, visitors are invited to create sock creatures inspired by Tobiah Mundt’s felted work on view, enjoy complimentary ice-cold lemonade and decorate our back patio with sidewalk chalk. Visitors of all ages are encouraged to cool off by taking a look at our current round of exhibitions. Please join Lawndale, and our fellow Houston Museum District neighbors in this free and exciting annual event!

October 2010

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown
October 9 & 10, 2010
Saturday 10 AM – 8 PM
Sunday 10 AM – 6 PM

As a Non-Profit Partner of the Art Colony Association, Lawndale Art Center hosts a booth in the Creative Zone of the Bayou city Art Festival. Lawndale Art Center’s booth offers a fun and easy art activity for children visiting the festival.

Lawndale Art Center’s 23th Annual
Day of the Dead/Día de los Muertos

October 18-November 6, 2010

Click here for more information

November 2010

On View November 19, 2010 – January 15, 2011

Opening Reception
Friday, November 19, 2010
6:30-8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

Adoration of the Mystic Dog • Maria Smits

Fugitive Emissions • David Sullivan

Where Pigeons Dare • Rachelle Vasquez

In and Out of Whack • Kimberly Hennessy & Deb Karpman

Also on view
Snack Projects • Jill Wood

Pick up your copy of Texas Artists Today
This lively, lavishly illustrated volume, from PaperCity Visual Arts Editor and long-time Lawndale friend, Catherine Anspon, offers a fresh take on the mid-career players (plus a few up-and-comers) upon the rich canvas of Texas's art scene. Sixty-two artists are surveyed via insider studio tours, portraits, and examples of their work, accompanied by concise essays that elucidate each talent's intent, inspiration, and working methods. Published in a collectible, limited edition of 3,000 hand-numbered copies, this memorable survey is presented in an oversized format, producing an art tome as big as Texas.

Priced at just under $100, this volume makes a great gift!

Book Signing

Decorative Center Houston
5120 Woodway
Wednesday, November 17, 5 to 6 pm

McClain Gallery
Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 from 6 to 8pm
hosts Robert & Cynthia McClain

Rudolph Blume Fine Art
1836 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77098
Saturday, December 11, 6 to 9 PM

Nau-haus Gallery, RedBud Gallery and The G Gallery
in the 300 block of East 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008
Sunday, December 12, 2 to 4 PM

4045 Westheimer in Highland Village, Houston, TX 77027
Tuesday, December 14, 6 to 8 PM

1025 Studewood Street, Houston, TX 77008
Sunday, December 19, 2 to 4 PM

January 2011

Handmade Nation
Saturday, January 22, 2011
6:00 – 7:00 PM
Film Screening, 7:00 – 8:00 PM
at Lawndale Art Center

Artist talk with Jenine Bresser, 8:15 PM
At Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Presented by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Aurora Picture Show and Lawndale Art Center, with generous support from St. Arnold Brewing Company, Etsy Houston and Domy Books.

Handmade Nation is a documentary about the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of the nation. Director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine traveled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members for her feature film debut.

Today’s craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, and is also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Handmade Nation captures the tightly knit community that exists through websites, blogs, and online stores that connect to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Levine’s interviews were conducted on location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals.

Come early for the film to enjoy a beer from St. Arnold Brewing Company and make a fun paper craft with volunteers from Etsy Houston. Handmade Nation books will be for sale from Domy Books. The screening starts at 7:00 PM and lasts an hour. Join artist Jenine Bresser next door at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft for an artist talk following the screening at 8:15PM.

Museum Educators Open House
Saturday, January 22, 2011 9 AM – 1 PM

Lawndale Art Center will operate a booth hosted by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston for Houston Area educators. Area museums will provide information for educators about activities, events, group visits and other educational programs. For more information or to register, please visit houstonmuseumdistrict.org

On View January 28, 2011– March 12, 2011

Opening Reception
Friday, January 28, 2011
6:30-8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

When I saw you last… • Josephine Durkin

Natural Resources • The Bridge Club

Working Space • Hollis Cooper

M4M • Mark Aguhar

Also on view
Snack Projects • Laura Lark

March 2011

Empty Bowls Houston
March 19, 2011
11 AM – 3 PM

Empty Bowls Houston is a unique lunch event and fundraiser that brings together the arts and crafts community to fight hunger in our area and benefits the Houston Food Bank. For a minimum donation, guests enjoy a simple lunch and select a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind; hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston area ceramicists and craft artists. The event will be held again this year at two neighboring facilities: the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft at 4848 Main Street and Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street.

For tickets and information, please visit emptybowlshouston.org

Bayou City Art Festival
March 25 - 27, 2011
10AM – 6PM daily

As a Non-Profit Partner of the Art Colony Association, Lawndale Art Center hosts a booth in the Creative Zone of the Bayou City Art Festival Lawndale Art Center’s booth offers a fun and easy art activity for children visiting the festival.

Volunteer opportunities are available with Lawndale at our Memorial Park Creative Zone booth and with BCAF event staffing. Register with Lawndale now to receive more details about volunteering at this event!

April 2011

Design Fair 2011: Learn. Shop. Connect.
March 30 – April 3, 2011

Design Fair 2011 features vintage modern objects of the 20th century as well as cutting edge contemporary design. The best in design for furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion will be for sale to collectors alike.

Click here for more information on Design Fair!

X-Corpse Happy Hour
April 7, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Join Lawndale Artist Studio Program resident Anthony Thompson Shumate and Lawndale Art Center, as we revisit a romp of the Exquisite Corpse with a happy hour! April 7, 2011 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm with beverages and a host of iPads. A series of games will be played and showcased at the event. Come participate in the drawing! Come watch as other people make incredibly insane images! Come have some fun!

Welcome to the surrealist parlor game, Exquisite Corpse, now on the iPad. Exquisite Corpse is a drawing journey into chance encounters with surprising juxtapositions. You, as an "artist participant", create a composition on the drawing panel and then pass it to another person without knowing what you have created. Play from two to five panels! No drawing skill needed!

The ending composition is that of a body, or a “corpse”, as the head, torso, legs and perhaps feet have all been imagined and executed by different creators. The final combination is a stitched together figure, one drawing panel bearing no relation to the neighboring panels, thus revealing a hilarious being. But why stop at human figures?

Play Exquisite Corpse using anything you can imagine as a starting point and let the chips fall where they may! Design new aircraft to fly in the sky, submarines to search the seas, or new plants to create a landscape.

"Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau." ("The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.") -André Breton

On View April 22 – June 4, 2011

Opening Reception
Friday, April 22, 2011
6:30-8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

MEASURED • Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Daniel McFarlane and Anthony Thompson Shumate

Walpurgis Afternoon • Marc Bell & Jim Woodring

Into the Sunset • Leigh Merrill

In Order to be Safe… • Carmen Flores

Also on view
Snack Projects • featuring Cody VanderKaay

Lawndale Studio Artists Gallery Talk
April 30, 2011
1 P.M.

Join Lawndale Artist Studio Program resident artists Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Daniel McFarlane and Anthony Thompson Shumate for an informal gallery talk on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 1PM. Their group exhibition, MEASURED, will be on view in the John M. O’Quinn Gallery.

Daniel and the Thunderheads
April 30, 2011
2:30 P.M.

Come and see the metaphoric lion and tiger fight really hard. Prepare yourselves for untold fairytales and mysterious adventures. Daniel and the Thunderheads will give a special one-time performance at Lawndale Art Center, Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:30PM. Beverages provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Company.

May 2011

A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution
A Documentary film by Brett Plymale
Presented by Hillerbrand+Magsamen
May 6 , 2011, 8 PM

Presented by Hillerbrand+Magsamen in conjunction with the Lawndale Artist-in-Residence program. During their residency Hillerbrand+Magsamen are making an experimental short video Elevated Landscape. This video was shot on Lawndale's lawn and looks at suburban lawns as identity for families as well as the social and environmental impact of maintaining lawns. They will be presenting the documentary, A Chemical Reaction, as a free outdoor screening on Lawndale's lawn. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnic.

A Chemical Reaction, is a 70 minute feature documentary movie that tells the story of one of the most powerful and effective community initiatives in the history of North America.  It started with one lone voice in 1984.  Dr. June Irwin, a dermatologist, noticed a connection between her patients’ health conditions and their exposure to chemical pesticides and herbicides.  With relentless persistence she brought her concerns to town meetings to warn her fellow citizens that the chemicals they were putting on their lawns posed severe health risks and had unknown side effects on the environment.

Website: pfzmedia.com

The film will be screened on the (chemical free) lawn at Lawndale, weather permitting, so bring a blanket and some snacks.

Texas Tourism Week Events at Lawndale Art Center and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft May 10 , 2011
5PM - Performance by Don Sanders in HCCC's craft garden
5-7 PM - Kite making activity on the lawn at Lawndale

In recognition of the Texas travel industry and its significant contribution to the state economy, May 7-15 has been proclaimed Texas Travel and Tourism Week. The statewide celebration coincides with U.S. Travel Rally Day on May 10, 2011. Texas Travel and Tourism Week features celebratory events across the state on that day as well as related activities throughout the week. Join Lawndale Art Center and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) on Tuesday, May 10, from 5-7PM for a performance by Don Sanders in HCCC’s garden at 5PM and build and decorate colorful sky-skimming kites to fly on the Lawndale lawn during the evening!

For more information on Texas Tourism Week and Texas Commission on the Arts please visit http://www.artonart.com.

July 2011

The Big Show
July 1–30, 2011

Opening Reception
Friday, July 9, 2010, 6:30-8:30 PM


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