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Sights, Nights, Neighborhoods, and Collaborations: Four Exhibitions Opening in May 2015 at HCP

Amy Elkins (Los Angeles, CA) Ronald O’Bryan, Execution #3, Age 39, From the series Parting Words, Laser print. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York, NY)

Amy Elkins (Los Angeles, CA) Ronald O’Bryan, Execution #3, Age 39, From the series Parting Words, Laser print. Courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery (New York, NY)

HOUSTON—Houston Center for Photography presents an intriguing collection of exhibitions both in their gallery space and online, honoring fellowship winners and highlighting outstanding artists. On view May 8th through July 5, 2015, HCP’s galleries will host four special exhibitions delving into topics of sight, war, interpretation, community, identity, and memory.

Amy Elkins: Black is the Day, Black is the Night & Parting Words features a probing collection of portraits and insight on men in our nation’s prison system who are serving their sentences in some of the most maximum security prisons in the US. 2015 HCP Fellowship Recipient Ben Altman presents Site/Sight, an exhibition highlighting the visitors of war memorials and the behavior of these individuals, heavily influenced by technology. The gallery will also show the work of Vladimir Frumin—2015 Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship Recipient in his exhibition Everybody’s Fifth Ward. Examining the lives of those considered “mostly forgotten”, Frumin documents the daily lives of those in poverty and the conditions they must surrender to over time. Finally, Collaborations XII, HCP’s educational program featuring 15 students from 8 Houston-area high schools, presents their exhibition Identity: Putting It All on The Table, a self-exploration into the themes of adolescence and transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Continue reading

Alba Huerta and Josh Martinez Team Up for “Art of the Cocktail at Cherryhurst House”

Alba-Huerta-main-imageHOUSTON – Julep owner Alba Huerta and The Chicken Ranch co-owner Josh Martinez will team up for “Art of the Cocktail at Cherryhurst House,” an evening devoted to blending cocktails, food and art into an immersive experience. It will take place at Cherryhurst House, an innovative new art space in Montrose, on Thursday October 16th from 6:30-9pm.

Limited to an intimate group of 20, participants will have the opportunity to create three different cocktails under Huerta’s instruction that she has chosen specifically for the location, including a special Cherryhurst Cobbler. Continue reading

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The Orange Show Announces New Date for the 28th Annual Houston Art Car Parade

The Fruitmobile by Jackie HarrisHOUSTON The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, producers of the annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend, announced today that the world-famous celebration of mobile masterpieces has received a new set of dates that are sure to please artists and audiences alike due to its generally cooler and less humid conditions. The 2015 Houston Art Car Parade will take place on Saturday, April 11th – with future Houston Art Car Parades taking place on the second weekend of April.

“Securing this date in April for the Houston Art Car Parade is a dream come true. To be able to present the parade then will allow for a greater audience including those who could not or would not brave the heat in May,” said Don Mafrige, Jr., Orange Show Center for Visionary Art Board President-Elect and Chairman of Houston Art Car Weekend. Continue reading

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