6th Annual MenilFest to take place Saturday May 3

DSC_1059Free public event features live music, readings, kids activities, art & book sale, and more

Back for the sixth year, now with a much shorter name (formerly called the Menil Community Arts Festival and Houston Indie Book Fest), MenilFest takes over the Menil Campus for an extraordinary day of FREE art and entertainment on Saturday, May 3, from 11AM to 6PM (rain or shine). Highlighting the diversity of the Menil neighborhood arts community, the festival will include musical performances, spoken word, Chakra tuning, literature, and visual art, all taking place on the Menil Collection lawn and the Menil Bookstore deck, as well as the Rothko Chapel and Houston Center for Photography.

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Houston Center for Photography Presents Four Exhibitions for Summer 2014 Season

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Robin Myers (Jamaica Plain, MA), Fur (For Cooper), 2012. Inkjet Print. Courtesy of the artist.

Works from fellowship award winners, Photolucida, and HCP’s Collaborations program

The Houston Center for Photography, one of the state’s leading photographic arts organizations, will present four new exhibitions opening on May 9. These exhibits represent a broad range of eclectic subjects and artistic expression —from visually stunning photographs of constellations to hauntingly somber black and white tintype images.

Opening Reception: May 9, 2014 – 6-8pm
Artist & Curator Talks: May 9, 5:30pm
On View: May 9, 2014 – July 6, 2014

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Mayor Annise Parker to be Grand Marshal of 2014 Houston Art Car Parade

mayorparker150x225Houston, TX aka Art Car Capital of the World – Leading a weekend filled with exciting events May 8-10, 2014, the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art today announced that Mayor Annise Parker will be Grand Marshal of the Houston Art Car Parade, honoring her for her two decades of dedication to Houston and the strides that she has made in helping the city to become a world-class arts and culture destination during her terms as Mayor. During her years of service to the community, Mayor Parker has shown great support for civic events and the arts, including the Houston Art Car Parade, and has contributed to the growth of the creative economy. Mayor Parker will be riding with her family in the lead entry of the parade: a fantastic float that debuted at the Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013 built by Houston Art Car Klub, depicting the Houston skyline and several of Houston’s iconic art cars. Continue reading

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PROJECT B Announces Camera Era Exhibition for 2014 FotoFest

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Photographer Unknown, Tattooed Lady, c. 1920 / 2014.
Archival Pigment Print, 30” x 40” made from 3.5” x 5.5” object.
Limited edition by PROJECT B.

On display at The Raven Grill – 1916 Bissonnet St., Houston, TX 77005

Opening Reception: March 19, 2014  5pm-8pm

On View: March 19 – May 4, 2014

HOUSTON (March 3, 2014) – Showing in Houston for the first time during the 2014 FotoFest Biennial, San Francisco-based Project B will present their solo exhibition Camera Era: Freeze Frames from a World Long Gone opening to the public on March 19th at The Raven Grill—1916 Bissonnet St. Co-founded by artists Barbara Levine and Paige Ramey, PROJECT B specializes in the collecting, preservation and publishing of vintage photographs made by unknown photographers. They combine unusual artistic and curatorial practices to their archive of found photos to create one of a kind books and large format pigment prints. Continue reading

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