Texas Contemporary Art Fair
artMRKT Productions, a newly formed Brooklyn-based organizer of modern and contemporary art fairs, announces Houston as the host city for its inaugural Texas Contemporary art fair taking place October 20 – 23, 2011 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Texas Contemporary will present 50 contemporary art dealers from around the world, including a section showcasing special projects and pieces that focus on energy and sustainability by Texas-based artists featured in solo booths.
B Scene at the Blanton
Friday, October 14, 6 - 10PM
Join us for B scene and celebrate the opening of El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa. Feel the Afrobeat - enjoy an evening filled with the fusion of jazz, funk, psychedelic, and African rhythms with performances by Hard Proof (9PM) and the Ephraim Owens Quartet (7PM). Mingle with friends and other art lovers and enjoy music throughout the night by el john Selector (Thievery Corporation), tours, free snacks, and a cash bar.
Monday, October 24, 5–6 pm, ART 1.102
Jon Rafman, who lives and works in Montreal, often acts as a cyberspace anthropologist, performing exploratory ventures into areas of the Internet such as social media and web mapping sites. Rafman represents automated, “neutral” documentations of our world via Google Maps and conducts guided tours of Second Life, providing sociological glimpses at varied online subcultures.
Arthouse Rooftop Architecture Film Series
Wednesday, October 26, 7:30pm
Arthouse at the Jones Center presents the Texas Premiere of How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? on Wednesday, October 26 at 7:30pm. The film traces the rise of one of the world's premier architects, Norman Foster, and his unending quest to improve the quality of life through design.
October 30, 5-7pm
In collaboration with Austin Center for Photography, B. Hollyman Gallery is hosting a one night exhibit and reception with ACP Icon Linda Connor on Friday, September 30. At 6pm, Connor will speak about an assortment of recent works on display in the gallery. Connor's work takes us on a journey to places near and far. For over 25 years, she has traveled to India, Mexico, Thailand, Ireland, Peru, Nepal, Egypt, Hawaii and the American Southwest, capturing the spiritual and sacred essence of people, place, custom, and landscape with her 8x10 view camera.
Talking Art with Carlos Rosales-Silva
November 2, 6pm
Talking Art is a forum for visitors to engage more deeply with Arthouse exhibitions by attending and participating in gallery talks led by exhibiting artists and other experts in contemporary art and culture. All talks are free and open to the public. Carlos Rosales-Silva is an artist living an working in Austin, Texas. He is a member of the Okay Mountain collective.
San Antonio Events
Thursday, November 10, 6:30 pm
Lecture with Jane Greenwood. Educated at London's School of Arts and Crafts, Jane Greenwood moved to New York City in 1963 where she began her career as a costume designer. A professor of drama at Yale University since 1976, she has received 17 nominations for the Tony Award in costume design and was honored with the 1998 Irene Sharaff Award for Lifetime Achievement in costume design from the Theatre Development Fund.
24th Annual Dia De Los Muertos
October 17- November 6
Lawndale Art Center is pleased to present its 24th Annual Día de los Muertos programs, a celebration of the art, music and practices of Mexico. This program supports area artists and students by offering them an opportunity to show their works to diverse audiences in a museum quality setting. Over the years additional programming has been developed to educate audiences and encourage dialogue in celebration of Mexican-American heritage in our region. Día de los Muertos programs and exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center promote cultural awareness of Mexican folk art practices associated with this celebration of family, life and community.