An exhibition by Houston artist John Foreman opens Friday, May 24, at the Community Artists’ Collective in the Midtown Art Center Tea Room Gallery, 1413 Holman at LaBranch.
Titled “Morning Coffee,” the exhibit, which continues through July 27, is a collection of Foreman’s early childhood memories, feelings, thoughts and ideas.
“These images simulate a staple in the American home best recognized by its lingering, rich and fragrant smell,” Foreman described of his paintings.
“The smell of coffee, which my mother brewed at the start of each day, represents morning,” he explained.
“The ritual of its pungent scent became the symbol of a new day. In light of this I did not become a coffee drinker,” he said. However, I present to you a culmination of memories. Please sip carefully and enjoy.”
The 6 p.m. Friday reception is followed by a Saturday gallery talk the next day (May 25) from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Collective. Both events are free.
The Collective is open Thursday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.and by appointment.
The Community Artists’ Collective (The Collective) will present an invitational group exhibition March 20-April 28 in conjunction with the National Council on Educational for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) national conference March 20-23.
Chuck Wissinger and Fulden Sara-Wissinger, Texas A&M University at Kingsville art department faculty members, have curated “Cultural Exchange,” and engaged participating artists James Watkins, Texas Tech University, Jesse Sifuentes, Texas Southern University, Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw, Hana Bibliowicz, Elizabeth Montgomery-Shelton and themselves.
An opening reception will be held at The Collective’s Midtown Art Center Tea Room Gallery, 1413 Holman at LaBranch, Friday, March 22, from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Collective’s gallery hours prior to and during the NCECA conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day from March 18-24.
Regular hours after that week are from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and by appointment.
Free Ceramics Arts Workshop
Thursday, March 21, 2013
9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
TSU Campus. John T. Biggers Art Center, Room 115
Parking Garage 1, Blodgett at Ennis (enter Blodgett)
R.S.V.P. Jesse Sifuentes, 832-754-9676
The Community Artists’ Collective opens its 2013 exhibition season with “Points of Reference” on Friday, Feb. 1, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. The show, featuring the works of ten artists, continues through March 1.
Works by Hardy Allen, Leslie Abrams, Marsha Bennett, Leticia Benson, Joan Bristow, Zamora Eikner, Aesha Lee, Oriana McMillan, Joseph Njie and Anthony Suber are featured at The Collective’s Midtown Art Center Tea Room Gallery, 1413 Holman at LaBranch. Michelle Barnes coordinated the exhibit.
On Friday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. “Hot Nights on Holman” returns with a musical tribute to fallen hip hop producer, J. Dilla, Cost at the door is $10.
Gallery talks will be facilitated by Naomi Carrier Sat., Feb. 9, and Leticia Benson on Sat., Feb. 16. Both talks are from 1 to 3 p.m. and are free of charge.
The Collective’s regular hours are from noon to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and by appointment.
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The Collective opens its fall exhibition season with “Blended Talents, Multiple Mediums,” a collection of cooperative and collaborative creative works, and a “Hot Nights on Holman” evening.
The exhibit runs October 5 through November 3 and showcases artists who pair with another artist with whom they have a personal bond to create a collaborative piece. Participating artists include MOCAH (Museum of Cultural Arts Houston) founder Reginald Adams partnering with The Collective’s co-founder Michelle Barnes. Also included are body artist Vonetta Berry partnering with photographer Teidra Bandele, performance artist/dancer. This exhibit will explore the stretch of artists’ relationships and their mediums, whether in their own or in a complementary discipline.
The exhibit opens with a reception at The Collective Friday, October 5, from 6 to 8 p.m., followed by the movie “Medicine for Melancholy,” a love story of bikes and one-night stands told through two African-American 20-somethings dealing with the conundrum of being a minority in a rapidly gentrifying San Francisco.
“Hot Nights on Holman” are presented by Planners’ Revolution, the community development division of The Collective. The idea for “Hot Nights” was generated by the April 2011 “Hot Block on Holman” event, a one-day living workshop designed to energize Midtown/Third Ward and demonstrate how well-designed streets and roads can create safer, more accessible neighborhoods in which to live, play, work and shop.
The 6 to 8 p.m. reception is free to the public. The 8 to 10 p.m. movie, which includes free cocktails and food catered by Tre’ Village Smokehouse, is $15.
The Collective provides after-school and summer art classes for children at a number of venues, including the Performing and Visual Arts Workshop at the St. James School, the Academy for Accelerated Learning, Inc., and SHAPE Community Center. The classes teach printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, drawing and painting, as well as providing experiences in other media–and most of all an appreciation for their unique expressions.
Hana Bibliowicz, Michelle Barnes and other experienced teaching artists guide the children’s classes and mentor emerging artists to develop their skills as instructors.
Hana Bibliowicz teaches a ceramics class.
Semaj B. Lee and the art class at PVA Workshop
- Yma Luis’ class at the PVA Workshop
The Schedule for Midtown Visions &
“Hot Block on Holman 2.0” to energize
Midtown/Third Ward in April
“Hot Block on Holman 2.0” comes to Midtown Saturday, April 14, at the The Collective.
This year’s event, scheduled from 4 to 10 p.m., coincides with the all-day Art in the Park festival at Baldwin Park and Midtown Visions Art Tour.
The first “Hot Block on Holman,” introduced in April 2011, was a one-day living workshop designed to energize Midtown/Third Ward and to demonstrate how well-designed streets and roads can create safer, more accessible neighborhoods in which to live, play, work and shop.
This year’s event again features movies, drink, popcorn, music, Vegan Comfort food and craft vendors, original art and sidewalk tables and chairs and bike parking. Admission ranges from $5 to $15. Art viewing is free.
The movies, which all feature sustainability themes, are “Carmen Jones,” and “Medicine for Melancholy.” Discussions after the movies will be facilitated by Planners’ Revolution staff, the community development division of The Collective, and its partners Zakcq Lockrem of Citizens’ Transportation Coalition and Jay Crossley of Houston Tomorrow.