February 2017

A Routine of Parts
In conjunction with R. Eric McMaster’s exhibition, A Routine in Parts, Lawndale is pleased to announce a three-way collaboration between the artist, Lawndale, and Da Camera’s Young Artist Program on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at 7 PM.

The event's program is comprised of three parts: a performance by the musicians together in one gallery, a discussion drawing out their respective practices alongside McMaster’s work on view, and a recreation of the performance with the musicians playing apart in three different galleries. This challenging performance embraces themes relevant to McMaster’s exhibition including individualism, collaboration, endurance, and chance.

Musicians Amanda Gallick (flute), Stephanie Gustafson (harp), and special guest Abhijit Sengupta (viola) are members of the Da Camera's Young Artist Program. The Young Artist Program, launched in 2009 in Houston, is a professional development program for emerging chamber music and jazz musicians. Dedicated to performance and music education, Da Camera's Young Artists performances range from workshops and school visits to galleries and concert halls.

Admission is free and open to the public. Galleries are open from 12 - 8 PM. Food by Moon Rooster will be available starting at 6 pm with beverages provided by Saint Arnold's.

Salt Watercolor Workshop
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Free - Registration is required as space is limited

Join us Sunday, February 26th from 1 - 3PM for a Salt Watercolor Workshop inspired by Margaux Crump’s Blushing and Bruising, I-V, currently on view as part of José Guadalupe Garza's curated exhibition, Play It As It Lays.

In this workshop, you are invited to experiment with watercolor, salt, and chalk to create a mixed media piece inspired by Crump’s work.

This workshop is free and open to all ages. Registration is required as space is limited! RSVP online here.

March 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, March 17
6 - 8 PM

2017 CORE Exhibition
John M. O'Quinn, and Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Denise Liebl
Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

Friday, March 3, 2017
7 PM

Lawndale Art Center is proud to present the third installment of SPEAKEASY, a program featuring music, performance, and discussions of contemporary art that takes its cue from the eponymously titled series that took place at Lawndale from 1993-2002. Featuring Mydolls' release of their limited edition collectible red vinyl EP, It’s Too Hot for Revolution, and a Q and A session with friend of the band and former Lawndale Executive Director Mary Ross Taylor, SPEAKEASY will take place on Friday, March 3, 2017, at 7 pm.

Mydolls, Houston’s original femme punk band, has been part of the music scene since founding in 1978. Part of the first wave punk scene, Mydolls was fronted by girl punk rockers who have since paved a path for women in the arts and continue to empower a new generation of fans. Mydolls continues to play national and statewide shows on a regular basis.

The event is free and open to the public. Gallery Hours are 12-6 PM.

Art Swap
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10AM - 2PM

Lawndale Art Center, in partnership with Big Medium and the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin, TX, is pleased to present Art Swap! You are invited to bring artwork to trade with other artists, collectors, and appreciators.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held at Lawndale Art Center on Saturday, March 4th, from 10AM - 2PM.

1. Nothing may be swapped for cash
2. You may swap for artwork, tools and services. Anything is fair game, as long as both participants are in agreement. Get creative!
3. Promised services must be carried out before goods are provided (i.e. painting is delivered on completion of ceramics class)
4. All trades are final!

Register for Art Swap!

Refreshments provided by Topo Chico, and food trucks will be on site!

April 2017



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Coming Up

Salt Watercolor Workshop
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Free - Registration is required as space is limited

Art Swap
Saturday, March 4, 2017
10AM - 2PM

SPEAKEASY- featuring Mydolls
Friday, March 3, 2017
7 PM
Free Admission

Exquisite Evening
Thursday, April 27, 2017
7 – 10 PM
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