August 2017

Big Workshop Series: Fun with Frottage

Saturday, August 12, 2017
1 - 3 PM
$5 donation fee to attend

Announcing the fourth and final part of our Big Workshop Series: Fun with Frottage!

Celebrate with us on our final day of The Big Show this Saturday, August 12 from 1 - 3 PM for Fun with Frottage, a painting workshop inspired by the frottage work of Dune-Michael Patten and Christian Sarkar featured in The Big Show. Come on out and explore paints and various textures to create frottage work of your very own!

This event is open to all ages. There is a $5 donation fee to attend.

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SPEAKEASY featuring whole wide water

Friday, August 18, 2017
7 PM
Houston's whole wide water will be collecting sounds in anticipation of their performance as part of Lawndale’s SPEAKEASY program on August 18, 2017. Big Show artists and attendees are invited to use the provided objects and instruments, or their own voices, at the recording stations. The sounds will become the foundation for a live musical performance composed and arranged by Anthony Barilla with words by Lindsay Kayser.

whole wide water is an ongoing collaboration between writer Lindsay Kayser and multidisciplinary artist Anthony Barilla. whole wide water encompasses a variety of projects, transmitted over a span of twenty years. The narrative is set in the future, when modern civilization has mostly washed away. Previous and ongoing projects include handmade books of nursery rhymes, the creation of a new cosmology and its attendant mythologies, and the composition of songs for an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.

Post-show entertainment will be provided by Houston's A.S.S., an accordion and drum quartet that plays new arrangements of classic Lou Reed, Beyoncé and Bon Jovi songs.

Read more about the event here.



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Coming Up

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July 7 - Aug 12 2017

Big Workshop Series: Fun with Frottage
Saturday, August 12, 2017
1 - 3 PM

SPEAKEASY featuring whole wide water
Friday, August 18, 2017
7 PM


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