The Hidden Agenda: Never A Dull Moment
Realistically, there’s never a dull moment in Houston if you know where to look. That said, this week brings in a great batch of events, including exhibition openings at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and BOX 13 ArtSpace and a unique projection-based art and film event at the Menil Collection.
Tuesday, May 24
Performance Art Night at Notsuoh
First started in 2007 by Julia Claire Wallace, Performance Art Night has recently become a more regular occurrence at Notsuoh (314 Main) after taking a hiatus. With some of the city’s most active performers coming out, as well as the opportunity for the uninitiated to take part, the event certainly promises to be interesting. Performances begin around 9 pm and admission is $5.
Wednesday, May 25
Feast Your Eyes: Food Photography from Across Texas at MKT Bar
My Table Magazine and Houston Center for Photography are presenting Feast Your Eyes, an exhibition hosted at MKT Bar (1001 Austin) that presents works from more than 20 Texas-based photographers, from amateurs to professionals, showcasing the colorful and diverse aspects of the food industry. The juried exhibition, which includes “an array of images highlighting the farm, sea, market, kitchen and table – and everything in between,” will feature an opening reception from 6 to 8 pm and the exhibition will be on view through July 9.
Thursday, May 26
Exhibition Openings at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
From 5:30 to 8 pm, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (4848 Main) is hosting the opening reception for three new exhibitions, including A View Within, an exhibition of textiles by Karen Rips and Paula Chung; Glass Armory, a solo exhibition by Charlotte Potter; and In Residence, an exhibition of works produced by seven artists who began their residencies at HCCC in 2014: Clara Hoag, Natasha Hovey, Jera Rose Petal Lodge, Sarah Mizer, Alexis Myre, Collette Spears, and Rena Wood.
Friday, May 27
Christopher Cozier: Actions Between Territories at Project Row Houses
Artist Christopher Cozier will discuss the potential free spaces that Caribbean artists are constantly imagining, constructing, and navigating, including in his own creative practice at the Alice Yard arts space in his hometown of Port-of-Spain in Trinidad & Tobago. Cozier will also discuss how the established idea of the Caribbean as a site of exchange, an owned product or territory traded between various beneciaries persists. The lecture begins at 6 pm at Project Row Houses (2521 Holman).
BYOB: Bring Your Own Beamer at Menil Collection
The Menil Collection and Aurora Picture Show are co-hosting the third annual BYOB: Bring Your Own Beamer event at the Menil campus (1533 Sul Ross). The event brings together a new wave of filmmakers and videographers aiming their beamers (projectors) at the museum’s exterior, creating a free-form display composed of an array of media types. Admission is free and the event runs from 8 to 10 pm.
Saturday, May 28
Girls Rock Camp Houston Picnic in Menil Park
Local music education group Girls Rock Camp Houston, dedicated to empowering girls and women of all backgrounds and abilities through musical education and creative expression, is hosting a volunteer information session and meet and greet at 2 pm. Get involved and show your support for a great local organization by volunteering your time to help the community.
Exhibition Openings at BOX 13 ArtSpace
BOX 13 ArtSpace (6700 Harrisburg) is hosting the opening reception for three new exhibitions, including Paradise Elsewhere, a multimedia exhibition by Daniel Bertalot, Andy Davis, and Diamond Gray; Dispersal, a window installation by Laura Latimer; and a group exhibition of recent work by BOX 13 artists. The opening reception takes place from 7 to 9 pm and the exhibitions will be on view through July 9.
Blake Jones: Caint Stay Too Long at TOMO Mags
Artist and graphic designer Blake Jones is hosting the opening for his solo exhibition, Caint Stay Too Long, at TOMO Mags (1206 Hawthorne) from 7 to 9 pm. The show consists of more than 80 new mixed-media paintings — ranging from airbrush to foil transfer to ink — that Jones has created over the past few months.