Houston Events! Week of 6/1/15

Hi internet friends! People always ask me how Chris and I find out about events in Houston, and honestly, a lot of it is through Facebook. Once I went to a few events, I started getting invited to interesting things. For your convenience, I am going to start posting Houston events once a week! This will be a random, sparse assortment of what I think is interesting. It is by no means a complete list of Houston events.

They, Who Sound – June 1, 2015 Avante Garden

is a weekly series in Houston for experimental sound-making, improvised music, free jazz, noise, noises, electro-acoustics, psychedelia, field recordings, the recitation of words, the reading of words, the projection of light, ?, improvised dance, performed behavior, the performance of art, and the recitation of phonemes.

They, Who Sound happens every Monday at Avant Garden, 411 Westheimer from 7:30 to 9:30pm.

The lineup for Monday, June 1:

  • Damon Choice (Houston) – vibraphone
  • David Dove (Houston) – trombone
  • Ryan Edwards (Houston) – guitar, voice


Painters Painting – June 3, 2015 The Menil

Painters Painting (116 min.) Emile de Antonio, director *Rothko Chapel Plaza

A collective film portrait of the legendary figures who redefined the post-war New York art world. The conversations weave a brilliant portrait—with Barnett Newman at its center—in which can be seen the genesis of Abstract Expressionism. An entertaining way to absorb the context in which Newman’s paintings were made.

Co-presented with the Rothko Chapel and Aurora Picture Show


PrintTX Opening Reception – June 6, 2015 Nicole Longnecker Gallery

PrintMatters is pleased to announce PrintTX, a juried exhibition of contemporary Texas printmaking to be held at Nicole Longnecker Gallery during PRINTHOUSTON 2015.

JUROR Karen Kunc lives and works in Nebraska where she is Cather Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Kunc’s works are represented in many public and private collections, including: the Museum of Modern Art (NY); the Library of Congress; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Walker Art Center Library; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha; Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon; Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University; Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas; Honolulu Academy of Art.

She has taught numerous workshops around the world and served as a visiting artist to over 100 institutions. She has curated exhibitions of American art for Finland, France, and Egypt and frequently serves as a juror for national competitions.


Sebastian Montes “Emergent Visions” – June 6, 2015 G Gallery

Originally from Fort Worth Texas Sebastian Montes earned his B.F.A in painting and drawing from the University of North Texas in 2012 and recently received his M.F.A degree from the University of Houston. His process driven abstract paintings are inspired by the visual poetry that arises out of his experience of natural phenomena. Whether it’s a swarm of insects, a constellation of stars, or a stream of particles these emergent occurrences all share similar aesthetic and relational qualities. Beneath it all there is the notion that chaos and randomness can give rise to deeply attractive, intricate, and orderly structures. These types of complex phenomena are echoed throughout this body of work illustrating the cosmic connections that permeate our world and the universe at large.


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