Culture Wire

Apr 18, 2014
Gus Kopriva and Redbud Gallery are pleased to announce a showing of works by the great Mexican master David A. Siqueiros opening Saturday, May 3. Siqueiros, along with Jose C. Orozco, and Diego Rivera was one of the most influential artists of the renaissance that took place in Mexican art during the last century.   Siqueiros (1896 – 1974) had his last major show in Houston in 1997 at the HMFA. His subject matter included celebrity portraits, social/political murals, volcanic...
Apr 17, 2014
Skymning presents 15 artists from Scandinavia whose practices reflect the ambiance of the Nordic region.   In Swedish “skymning” is the word for dusk, but it can also relate to the transitions between light and dark, day and night.  The further north you travel on the globe the longer the duration of this transition.  The 18 hour long summer day is contrasted with an equally long winter night.  Dawn and dusk last for many hours at the extreme points of the...
Apr 2, 2014
Divergence Vocal Theater presents:ravens & radishes: a new operatic song cycle    Misha Penton, lyrics, concept, artistic directionGeorge Heathco, music Concert, Music Video Premiere, and Digital EP Release Celebration   The Witch's Granddaughter comes for a wintery garden visit...Rapunzel is locked in the tower; Little Red Riding Hood, lost in the forest, is relentlessly stalked by a She-Wolf; The Sorceress muses in her mirror; Seven brothers are turned to Ravens and...
Mar 23, 2014
"I am still trying to learn how to play.Turning off the inner critic and just see what happens.Giving myself rules to work within so as to not to be overwhelmed with possibilities.  Using the figure in an abstract way.Just giving the bare essentials of what it is to be human.Not explaining it all.But have a psychological content floating threw the work.Eliminating all references to the hear and now.  Working for timeless images."   The exhibit will be on display from...
Mar 19, 2014
Mezzo-Soprano Takes Grand Prize in 2014 Young Texas Artists Music Competition   Rice University Student Allegra De Vita Calls Her experience at the 30th Annual Competition "Stellar"  Mezzo-Soprano Allegra De Vita, a student at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, received the Young Texas Artists Music Competition's Voice Division Gold Medal and the coveted Grand Prize at its 30th annual competition.   At the Finalists’ Concert...
Mar 14, 2014
YOUNG TEXAS ARTISTS MUSIC COMPETITION 1608 Pine Oak Drive Conroe, Texas 77304 www.youngtexasartists.org              30th Annual Young Texas Artists Music Competition Winners Announced   The Young Texas Artists Music Competition (YTA), presented by the Montgomery County Performing Arts Society, celebrated three decades of highlighting and supporting the state's up-and-coming stars of classical music at its Finalists' Concert & Awards on...
Mar 5, 2014
My work is an exploration of decomposition and recomposition, probing the fragments and leavings of humanity in coincidence with the natural world. The delicate structure of a mouse skeleton is the same as a forgotten bicycle dripping rust back into the earth. As an avid naturalist and explorer, I pursue the play between objects and materials left behind, looking for the moment the lines are blurred between organic and inorganic. A fascination with skeleton and frame propels the imagery of...
Mar 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   On May 3-4, Pop Shop Houston returns to Silver Street Studios with a two day festival of handmade design goods, visual art, indie bands, and small bites. Featuring over 90 local vendors, Pop Shop Houston has a blend of fine art and practical goods from local makers.  Throughout the weekend, there are outdoor musical performances by The New Mercies, Children of Pop, and Mikey and the Drags. Inside will be a wonderland of design goods, activities, a braid bar,...
Feb 28, 2014
Cultivating Creative Practice with Misha Penton   Nurture Inspiration!Latin: inspirare ‘inspire, inflame, blow into,’ from in- "in" ("into, in, on, upon") + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit) Before you enter the studio, pick up the pen, the brush, the spade, or sit at the piano, how to prepare? Explore the foundations of artistic practice through breath, centering, movement, and non-singing voice work. Be prepared to connect and to play!   Why...
Feb 26, 2014
Art League Houston is delighted to present The Function of Attention, a three person exhibition curated by Emily Peacock featuring work by three emerging Texas-based artists: Matt McEver, Shawn Mayer and Daniela Galindo. In conjunction with the FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the exhibition features a selection of photographs that playfully explore the creative purpose of boredom as a form of attention. The opening reception is Friday February 28 from 6 - 9 PM in the Art League Front Gallery. Artist...