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| Lawndale Art Center is currently closed for installation. Join us on November 20, 2009 for the opening of our new exhibitions! |
|Upcoming Exhibitions |
On view November 20, 2009-January 9, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, November 20, 2009 from 6:30-8:30 PM
Artist Talks at 6 PM
Blow Up Heart | Monica Vidal
Monica Vidal has been using variations on the tent and the body as the primary themes in her work for the past 5 years. The tents have anthropomorphized with a palette of anatomical colors and textures that evoke muscle and tissue. She has a reoccurring character named the "hive". It's a tent that has mutated and become organic, but with a pattern that suggests textiles The hive is both a place and an entity. More...
Grotto | Kia Neill
Through sculpture and installation, Kia Neill creates simulations of nature that blur discomfort and the fantastic. With her installation Grotto, Neill mimics extraordinary, almost alien, natural landscapes, such as caves and coral reefs, as well as enlarges the diorama of their miniature collectable counterparts, which serve in household aquariums, souvenir cases, gardens, etc. More...
Moonlight Towers | Andy Mattern
In 1895, the City of Austin acquired a street-lighting system from Detroit, Michigan consisting of thirty-one 165-foot tower lights. The network originally ran on hydro-electric power and provided illumination to the city center and surrounding neighborhoods. By the late 1930s, however, the lighting system was all but obsolete, and yet the city kept it in use due to public admiration and advertising value. More...
Vicious Venue | Shawn Smith
Shawn Smith's work explores the depiction of nature through digital technology and comments on the effects of technology on our perception of the world. Smith's recent work explores his interest in birds of prey as a source of conceptual inspiration and analogy. He is fascinated by vultures and the visceral way most people react to them. More...
Negotiation | Jasmyne Graybill
As an interdisciplinary artist, Jasmyne Graybill uses site-specific installations and sculptures to explore and magnify the ongoing negotiations for space that arise everyday between nature and domestic life. Borrowing from the familiar forms of fungus, lichen, mold, and barnacles, she invents and sculpts fictional organisms that graft onto manufactured domestic objects and infest the nooks and crannies of architectural spaces. More...
Also on view
Snack Projects | featuring Claire Chauvin
Snack Projects is a miniature and portable art space, a "gallery" measuring 11" x 20" x 13", organized by artists Michael Guidry and Robert Ruello. Snack Projects will feature the work of both local and regional artists throughout the 2009-2010 exhibition season at Lawndale Art Center.
|Volunteer Thank You |
Lawndale Art Center would like to thank our hardworking volunteers! You're the best!
Lorena Arias, Mayra Arias, Brittany Bassett, Catherine Berlanga, Amy Blumrosen, Elaine Bradford, Larry Chapman, Yvette Chapman, Chris Comperry, Lacy Crawford, Michele Damato, Katy Emde, Steven Evatt, Gabriella Flournoy, Shannon ford, Hagen Friend, Denise Furlough, Garland Gay, Melissa Gil, Balmoris Gomez, Amira Gongora, Candice Goodwin, Larry Hamilton, Lydia Hickey, Rachel Hooper, Nabiha Hossain, Margaret Jelson, Annette Kinslow, Angelica Ledesma, Sue Lehrer, Caroline Marcos, Karin Martin, Beatriz Martinez, Alice McCarthy, JoAnn Park, John Phi Hyunh, Mike Pomeroy, Britt Ragsdale, Lauren Riojas, Anne Roberts, Allison Rogers, Maxine Rothman, Adine Rotman, Richard Sanchez, Jennifer Sasser, Abi Semptner, Piyu Sen, Kaneem Smith, Mary Smith, Sam Soliz, Laurie Thomas, Steven Thomas, Osman Torres, Ginger Travis Page, Rebecca Trivino, Sabrina Ulmer, Starr Ulmer, John Williams, Lita Wills, Monica Yael Garcia, Mindy Zapata, Afrodet Zuri
|Retablo Pick-up Reminder |
If you purchased a retablo at the auction, please stop by the gallery Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM, to pick up your new piece of art. Thanks for supporting Lawndale Art Center.
|A Note from the Director |
Many thanks to everyone who participated in and supported our 22nd Annual Día de los Muertos programs. Lawndale simply would not be here without the time, talent and generosity from our artists, volunteers and sponsors. Special thanks to our Chairs, Michelle Aviña and Steven Hempel, who helped us reach our fundraising goals and made for a really fun Auction and Gala. Throughout the celebration, we had record attendance and great energy for all of our events. Collaborators such as Target, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, Musiqa, Imprint, Mixteco Ballet Folkorico and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs made so many programs possible and enabled us to offer a wide range of programs in celebration of the culture of Mexico and of Houston.
Thanks again and hope to see you at Lawndale soon,
| Lawndale Art Center thanks you for your support!|