Lawndale encourages teachers to educate their students about important aspects of Mexican culture and their related art practices and offers schools the opportunity to display their work in our Cavnar and Horton galleries. In past years, students have submitted projects such as sugar skulls, papel picado, papier-mâché skeletons, retablos, altars and other large-scale installations.
October 20 - November 8, 2014
Starting October 20, guests are encouraged to bring a personal item of remembrance to add to our community altar honoring departed loved ones.
Papel Picado Workshop
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Houston art educator and Lawndale supporter Jean King, will lead a papel picado workshop as part of this year's Día de los Muertos celebration. The workshop is free and open to the public. Visitors will not only learn about the traditional art of Mexican paper cutting from one of the best, but will also get to create and take home their own unique perforated paper creation.
Gala and Retablo Silent Auction
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Artist, Member and Sponsor preview 6 - 7 PM
Gala and Silent Auction 7 - 9 PM
Silent Auction closes at 8:45 PM
Event Chairs: Lane and Bob Schultz
Admission: $65 per person/ $40 for Lawndale Members
Tickets available at the door or in advance via PayPal or by calling 713-528-5858. Please call for Lawndale Member rate.
Preview the exhibition Monday, October 20 - Wednesday, October 22 during normal gallery hours.
Musical & Literary Ofrenda
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Performances begin at 6 PM
Join us for an evening of celebration and remembrance. During
Día de los Muertos, families create ofrendas to remember and honor the memory of their ancestors. River Oaks Chamber Orchestra and Musiqa composers will present short original contemporary, classic compositions as musical ofrendas. Inprint will also present original readings written in the tradition of making an offering during the Día de los Muertos celebrations. This event is a partnership between ROCO, Inprint,
ROCO is a professional chamber orchestra of 40 select musicians, distinguished guest conductors and dynamic composers wh
o come together from all over the world to present engaging performances of classical and original compositions. Founded in 2005 by oboist, Alecia Lawyer, ROCO has been called the most fun you can have with serious music.
Led by four composers,
Musiqa's mission is to enrich and inspire the community through programs that integrate contemporary music with other modern art-forms. With its innovative collaborations and educational programming, Musiqa strives to make modern repertoire accessible and vital to audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.
By fostering the art of creative writing, the mission of Inprint is to inspire readers and writers in Houston.A nonprofit organization founded in 1983, Inprint fulfills this mission through the nationally renowned Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series, the
Cool Brains! Reading Series for Young People, through literary and educational activities in the community that demonstrate the value and impact of creative writing, and through support for the UH Creative Writing Program. Today Inprint programs and events provide something for everyone and play a vital role in Houston's rich and diverse cultural life.
Family Day Fiesta
Saturday, November 1, 2014
12 - 4 PM
Lawndale's 27th annual Día de los Muertoscelebration continues with a Saturday fiesta for families and children honoring participating teachers and students whose works of art can be viewed in the Cavnar and Horton galleries. Enjoy refreshments and children's activities such as cutting papel picado and decorating sugar skulls, along with performances by Houston Grand Opera, Mixteco Ballet Folklorico and Secret Admirer Puppets.
In conjunction with our 27th annual
Día de los Muertos celebration, Lawndale Art Center is offering an Adult Sugar Skull Class led by artist Amber Eagle. Participants will learn how sugar skulls are made and will decorate skulls with royal icing. All participants will take home their skull created in class, as well as a recipe and a sugar skull mold.
Amber Eagle is a former Lawndale Artist Studio Program participant, sculptor of sugar things in miniature and metal things made of semi-trucks. Eagle received her MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts (1993) and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (1988). Eagle was a Core Fellow at the Glassell School of Art from 1993-1995. After completing her core fellowship in Houston she moved to Mexico for many years after having received a grant to study the art of Alfenique and Fiestas there.