Society for the Performing Arts to bring Malaysian Artists to Houston

ALL-LINE-by-Jay-Ismail_800x480Houston, TX – Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), Houston’s leading performing arts presenter, is announcing a partnership with Arts Midwest and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art to bring the international program Caravanserai: A Place Where Cultures Meet to Houston during the 2014-15 season. This program began in 2010 as an effort to establish a greater understanding between American and Muslim societies. Houston is one of four cities selected to host the fourth season of Caravanserai, featuring dynamic performance artists, filmmakers and musicians from Malaysia. The other host locations include the Piney Woods Fine Arts Association in Crockett, Texas; the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University in Atlanta; and the University of Florida Performing Arts in Gainesville. Continue reading

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Houston Center for Photography presents 32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition

1194054Featuring 37 artists from across the globe presenting works in HCP’s three galleries
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, July 11, 2014, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
JUROR REMARKS: Friday, July 11, 5:30 pm
ARTIST TALKS: Saturday, July 12, 11:00 am
EXHIBITION: July 12–September 7, 2014
HOUSTON, TX—Houston Center for Photography is proud to announce its 32nd Annual Juried Membership Exhibition and this year’s participants. JurorMalcolm Daniel, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photography and Curator of Special Projects at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, selected 37 artists from the 285 whom submitted entries sent in from across the globe.

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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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