Eye Candy — Candy Hearts Edition
Short and sweet, here’s the art going up this weekend.
Green Valentine is putting on an eco-conscious exhibition held at G Gallery, curated by Wayne Gilbert, Gus Kopriva, and Apama Macky. Artists participating in the Green Valentine Art Show promote sustainability by using recycled and upcycled materials like grocery product boxes, driftwood, and leather jackets - giving aesthetic value to the most unlikely of materials. The impressive lineup includes BEXAR, bmoodyart, Elaine Bradford, Rebecca Braziel, Tara Conley, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Sergio Garcia, Wayne Gilbert, David Graeve, Kelli Scott Kelley, Lee Littlefield, Liza Littlefield, Lynet McDonald, Michael Meazell, Susannah Mira, Kimberlyn Penrose, Chasity Porter, Robert Pruitt, Patrick Renner, Rusty Scruby, Torie Shelton, Carole Smith, Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, and Aron Williams. Free and open to the public, this is a one-night only event from 6-8pm and a percentage of sales will benefit Trees for Houston.
Arts Brookfield has commissioned The Art Guys to exhibit the installation The Tunnel of Love in One Allen Center Gallery. The interactive exhibition is inspired by fun houses, circus sideshow experiences, black holes, and unicorns…
Opening reception is from 11:45-1:15 with special guest Carl Lewis as the official ribbon cutter. The tunnel is on view through May 9th.
Friday and Saturday from 11am-4pm, The Printing Museum invites you to turn clothing into paper and prints with Drew Cameron and the Combat Paper Project Workshop. Cameron is a second-generation hand papermaker, trained forester, and former Army soldier. He co-founded the Combat Paper Project and has been facilitating workshops with veterans and the community in which they transform military uniforms into handmade paper, prints, books and art since 2024. The Combat Paper Project is based in San Francisco, CA with affiliate paper mills in New Jersey, New York and Nevada. The project has traveled extensively throughout the United States and through Canada, England, Scotland, North Ireland and Kosovo providing workshops, exhibitions, performances and artists’ talks.
The workshop is open to the public and all materials will be provided. However, if you would like to use your own military clothing, bring it before 2pm on Friday and you can come back Saturday to make paper and pulp prints from your transformed material. Also on Friday, at 6pm, Cameron will speak about the workshop program and how this process generates a much-needed conversation between veterans and civilians regarding our collective responsibilities and shared understanding of war.
galleryHOMELAND brings together Tierney Malone, David McGee, Cody Ledvina, and Beth Secor in Point to Point. The exhibition focuses on the act of mark making and hones in on this amazing group’s creative process. This exhibition highlights an exciting new angle from which to view their memorable work. Be sure to check out some of Houston’s finest artists at the opening reception from 6-9 and on view through March 14.
Hiyme Brummett shows new work at Hello Project Gallery in Semantic Color Space. Having a wide range of artistic identities, from sculptor to muralist, Brummett continues his material experimentation with works inspired by the conversation between contemporary painting and ancient mark making. See what he’s been up to at the opening reception from 7-10 pm and on view through March 14.
Self Actualization will be hosting a closing reception for Ian James’s In the Caverns of Your Mind from 5-8 pm.
Another of the newer galleries, Civic TV Collective, will finally be showing the work of founder Terry Suprean. “Radiant Beings Of New Flesh” is Suprean’s new series of photographic and installation work exploring the symbiosis of light and flesh overly stimulated, simulated, and transcended through the sensory apparatuses of digital recording devices.
Sounds for the night will be provided by:
With special sound environments by PFAFFENBERG during the exhibit.
Dinner with the artist: 6:30 PM
Opening: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Sound: 9:00 - Into The Night
El Rincon Social will host a birthday party for sound and visual artist Sandy Ewen with music, art, and beer, featuring B L A C K I E , Kose, Jonathan F Horne, and more.
FrenetiCore Dance invites you to be their (Un)Lucky Valentine and enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and entertainment for their annual Valentine’s fundraiser. FrenetiCore Dance will present original choreography throughout the evening in addition to appearances by special guest performers. Enjoy a night out on the patio with live music and Valentine’s Day festivities.
The Nicole Longnecker Gallery is hosting a dance performance focused on presenting the art in the architecture of movement. BARE is aimed at bringing together the ballet, modern dance, and visual arts communities. Held in the intimate gallery, the equally intimate performance is directed and choreographed by Laura Gutierrez. The evening will include a premiere work in collaboration with Connor Walsh; dance by Catalina Alexandra, Jacquelyne Boe, Danielle Garza, and Jamie Williams. There are two performances: Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6pm. Tickets $18.
An art show at Christy’s Donuts & Kolaches? Yes, indeed. There will be an art sale this weekend at Christy’s Donuts.
There will be free barbecue served as well. There will also be a poetic performance by local poet Kris Smith,the ringleader of The Houston collective, The Manifesto Form. Free and open to the public.
Watch Your Step 1974 : A deserted subway, a fat man, a vacuum cleaner and an escalator to nowhere in a film seemingly designed to make teenagers even more suicidal than they already are. Features an electronic score that will appeal to Houston experimental and noise musicians.
Staying at a Motel 1960s : A film about staying at a motel that is actually more about something else, maybe more than one something else.
In honor of Valentine’s Day - The Psychological Differences Between the Sexes 1964 : Or might one say, The Battle of the Stubble?
1960 The Revealing Eye - Demonstrates how techniques of high-speed and time-lapse photography, allied with x-rays and the microscope, have enabled scientists to study phenomena which the eye cannot normally see. Brought to you by the Shell Oil Company’s Film Unit.
The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts invites you to an INTERSECTIONS Community Meeting on Wednesday, February 18th.
The Fine Arts Building is along Entrance 16 off Cullen Boulevard on the University of Houston main campus. Metered parking is available in Lot 16.
Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!
The INTERSECTIONS initiative is aimed at building knowledge and expanding perceptions of Muslim societies through contemporary art. Throughout the span of the project, four artists from different parts of the world have been commissioned by the Mitchell Center to develop new performance-based works in Houston that reflect the complexity of Houston’s many Muslim cultures.
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