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A Beautiful Hue: The Hidden Agenda

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Mural by RISK at St. Emmanuel and Bell. Photo: Birdman / 12ozProphet

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In addition to the second annual HUE Mural Festival, which will transform walls across the city, this week brings in opening receptions at Cindy Lisica Gallery, Jonathan Hopson and Anya Tish Gallery, as well as the first of three site-specific projection-based events by Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola.




HUE Mural Festival 

Taking place at locations across the East End, East Downtown and the Northside, the second annual HUE Mural Festival celebrates the city’s diverse arts community by transforming Houston’s cityscape with murals created by more than 100 artists from across the globe. Artists have roughly 190 hours to create their designs using various techniques, ranging from graffiti, muralism and paint brush work to airbrush, wheat paste and stencil. The new creations will add to the existing murals created by last year’s event, adding more than 20,000 square feet of colorful wall space within the same area. With artist vendors, live painting, guided tours and more, the festival runs from 11 am to 7 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.


Thursday, October 13


Opening Reception — Erick Calderon: Block Party at m Architects

From 5 to 8 pm, m Architects (1206 Nance) is hosting the opening reception for Erick Calderon’s first solo exhibition Block Party. The exhibition will feature pieces representative of the various media he’s worked with over the past five years, including a projection mapped installation, LED light art, cut vinyl and 3-D blocks. The exhibition will be on view through December 31.


Opening Reception — Terry Boyd: I Can’t Say That I Don’t Know That I’m Alive at Cindy Lisica Gallery

From 6 to 8:30 pm, Cindy Lisica Gallery (4411 Montrose) is hosting the opening reception for Terry Boyd’s solo exhibition I Can’t Say That I Don’t Know That I’m Alive. As a multi-platform artist who uses performance and fiber art to explore the mind and human experience within his practice, Boyd’s most recent body of work utilizes unconventional drawing, painting and embroidery techniques to connect viewers to lost memories and personal histories. His solo exhibition features a range of works on linen, canvas and paper, as well as installations for Sculpture Month Houston. The exhibition will be on view through November 12.


Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola: Eastext at El Rincón Social

As the first of three live projection performances, multimedia artist Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola presents Eastext at El Rincón Social (3210 Preston) from 6:40 to 8:40 pm.  The event takes place outside with text projections on the building’s façade from a moving vehicle, followed by an artist talk, recitations by local poets, and additional projections inside El Rincón Social’s gallery space. By literally using the East End as a canvas for his poetry, Gimenez-Zapiola seeks to promote the integration, engagement and enrichment of the community with its various cultural identities.


Friday, October 14


Opening Reception — Shayne Murphy: Fluorescent Gray at Anya Tish Gallery

From 6 to 8:30 pm, Anya Tish Gallery (4411 Montrose) is hosting the opening reception for Shayne Murphy’s solo exhibition Fluorescent Gray. The exhibition, which features new and recent paintings and works on paper, showcases Murphy’s ability to visualize the boundaries between reality and imagination. Utilizing vibrant candy colors, blurry scribbles and clouds of dusty gray, her painstaking gradations of pigment could easily be mistaken for digitally rendered prints. Murphy’s exhibition will be on view through November 12.


Saturday, October 15


Discussion — Conversation with Trey Duvall and Joe Wooten at Lawndale Art Center

From 2 to 4 pm, join Lawndale Art Center (4912 Main) for a discussion with artists Trey Duvall and Joe Wooten about their respective exhibitions and the unusual ways their practices intersect, led by Executive Director Stephanie Mitchell. Wooten’s exhibition, Mystic Dumb-Dumb, presents a series of collages, mixing the whimsical and bizarre, while Duvall’s exhibition, Idiot Machines/Infinity Loops, is a series of work that emphasizes humor, futility and failure.


Sunday, October 16


Opening Reception — Emily Peacock: The Likelihood of Future Improvement at Jonathan Hopson

From 1 to 5 pm, Jonathan Hopson (904 Marshall) is hosting the opening reception for Emily Peacock’s solo exhibition The Likelihood of Future Improvement. The exhibition showcases her new photographic works, which “embody the moment we start to question the likelihood of improving; when the familiar image of skull and lit candle creep into our daily life pushing us to be better.” The exhibition will be on view through November 20.