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Lawndale's New Exhibitions
Lawndale Art Center in Houston

May, 2010

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4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858
 

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
May 5, 2010
 
 
30th Anniversary Logo
In This Issue
Exhibitions Opening Friday, May 7th!
Thanks!
Artist Opportunities
Upcoming Events
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Lawndale Art Center Night
at the Ballpark!

Lawndale Art Center

Astros vs. Nationals
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Game time 7:05 PM

Come out and cheer on the Astros with Lawndale friends! Purchase tickets in
View Deck I
for $12.
$3 for every ticket sold will be donated to Lawndale Art Center.


To purchase: Log on to astros.com/lawndale
Create an account and use the password: art to make your purchase.

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Exhibitions Opening this Friday!
May 7 - June 12, 2010
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Round 4 | Dawn Black, Nick Meriwether, & David Waddell
The Lawndale Artist Studio Program is part of Lawndale's ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by Gulf Coast area artists. Dawn Black's drawings question the nuances of identity politics and cultural norms. Nick Meriwether presents a collection of work spanning a variety of themes and mediums. David Waddell presents his expanding world of creatures through new iPod pieces, wall drawings and collaged specimen studies... More

Spoiler | Ann Wood
Since becoming one of the many unfortunate victims of Hurricane Ike, Ann Wood has been making pieces that are loosely about objects or events that can "get you" or "spoil" your day. A subtle undercurrent in her newest work has also been the idea of the food chain and how danger is relative: a bird is wonderful to look at unless of course you are a worm...More

The Stand | Lily Cox-Richard
Lily Cox-Richard is interested in the historic and commemorative roles of sculpture, from public monument to personal grave marker. Her current work explores the power of icons and objects, and how this power shifts with time, context, and readability...More

Farming Of The Future (Now Is The Only Thing That Is Real) | Malcolm Smith
Aquaponics is a high-density food production arrangement that produces both plant matter and fish in one system with an absolute minimum of water usage...More

Also on view:
Snack Projects | featuring Rachel Hecker
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.

Design Fair Thank You!

The staff at Lawndale Art Center would like to extend a HUGE thanks to all the amazing volunteers who made Design Fair a possibility! These fashion-forward folks donated their time and energy where we needed it most.

Kevin Benard, Sophia Carbone Moussa, Christopher Comperry, Alicia Esquivel, Bill Fester, Denise Furlough, Jorge Galvan, Sebastian Granados, Peter Gray, Cynthia Grove, Lynette Henry, Hilary Hunt, Katie Lewis, Irena Li, Raquel Lozano, Judy Malone-Stein, Emily Platt, Estrella Rivas, Anne Roberts, Cynthia Roney, Monica Scott, Virginia Shaw, Sophia Spessato, Steve Thomas, Laurie Thomas, Afrodet Zuri & Chris & Walter Lamberti
 
Interested in volunteering? The Big Show 2010 is right around the corner, and with it comes lots of great volunteer opportunities! Email volunteer@lawndaleartcenter.org for more info.

Artist Opportunities

2010-2011 Lawndale Artist Studio Program
Application Deadline: May 28, 2010, 4 PM

Applications for the 2010-2011 Lawndale Artist Studio Program are now available via our website. This program provides three artists with studio space on the third floor of Lawndale Art Center, a monthly stipend, materials budget and exhibition in May 2011. Please visit our website for complete information or download the application form. Applications are due by Friday, May 28, 2010 at
4 PM (Please note, this is NOT a postmark deadline).
An information session for prospective applicants will be held at Lawndale on May 10, 2010, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. 

Upcoming Events

Lawndale Artist Studio Program Application Information Session
Monday, May 10, 2010
5:30-6:30 PM

This workshop will introduce the Lawndale Artist Studio Program to prospective applicants, including a short presentation about the program and application guidelines, followed by a tour of the studio spaces and introduction to the current studio program participants.  The workshop is optional for program applicants.

For more information on the Lawndale Artist Studio Program, click here.


Altered Realities
Curated by David Waddell
Friday, May 14, 2010
6-8 PM

Saturday, May 15, 2010
2-4 PM

David Waddell, media artist, Director of Media Studies at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and Lawndale Artist Studio Program participant, curates a video screening in two parts. The first part will include work from HSPVA's digital lab. The second part will be an eclectic group of artists selected from around the United States.

Waddell's videos have been screened in Washington, D.C., Chicago and San Francisco. His iPod work has been on display at Fotofest in the Fall 2008 and at Gavin Brown Enterprise, in 2007. He curated the show "Play" at Commerce Street Art Warehouse in 2007 and was included in Aurora Picture Show's Extreme Shorts (2009).


Audio Transmission for Beginners
Workshop with Nick Meriwether
Thursday, May 20, 2010
6-8 PM

Make a contact microphone with Lawndale Artists Studio Program participant Nick Meriwether. In this class you will learn the basics of electronics. You will also learn the fundamentals of soldering while creating your very own contact microphone*. Plus you will learn how to transmit sound through a laser beam!

It is easier than you might think. This class is for anyone with an interest. You do not have to have ANY experience or prior knowledge to be successful.

Registration for this class is required as seating is limited. Please register by emailing dnance@lawndaleartcenter.org or calling (713) 528-5858. There is a $10 equipment fee for the class, which includes all of the materials you will need and allow you to take home the contact mic you make in class.

*(A contact microphone is a mic that is designed to transmit audio vibrations through solid objects.)


Gallery Conversation with Emily Ballew Neff, MFAH curator of American Painting and Sculpture, and Lily Cox-Richard
Thursday, May 27, 2010
6 PM

Join the conversation as Lily Cox-Richard introduces her project The Stand, currently on view in the Grace R. Cavnar Gallery, and Emily Ballew Neff discusses the complexities and significance of Hiram Powers' The Last of the Tribes, a sculpture in the collection of the MFAH and the impetus for Lily's project. Together they expand on ideas of density, tension, and conflict in sculpture. Following the talk, join Lily for a walk to the MFAH to see Hiram Powers' sculpture in person (On Thursdays, the MFAH is free and open until 9pm).



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