October 2016

Retablo Exhibition & Silent Auction
Thursday, October 27, 2016
7 to 10 PM
Tickets: $50 Non-members | $35 Members

A festive event featuring works by approximately 150 Houston-area artists. On view through November 5, these works will be auctioned to benefit Día de los Muertos programming and Lawndale’s 2016-2017 exhibition season.

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2016 Día de los Muertos Program
Friday, October 28 to Saturday, November 5, 2016

Building on the 29-year history of this beloved event, Lawndale is excited to introduce a series of short films organized by the Houston Latino Film Festival, site-specific installations by artist Grace Zuniga, and literary and artistic workshops that will engage audiences of all ages with the rich tradition of Día de los Muertos throughout Mexico and Latin America.

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November 2016

Opening Reception for Lawndale Live
Friday, November 11, 2016
6 PM

Lawndale Live is a live show filmed weekly in front of a studio audience at Lawndale Art Center. Guests will be interviewed by host Maurice Duhon, Jr. Jawwaad serves as the in-house band, with Phillip Pyle II as director and a set designed by Stephen Wilson. New episodes will be aired weekly in the gallery and online, with a live show each Tuesday, 7 to 7:45 PM. 

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Nick Cave
Here Hear, 2015
Courtesy of Cranbrook Art Museum
Production still from ART21's series Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8, 2016

ART21 Season 8 Screening
Los Angeles: Edgar Arceneaux, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, Diana Thater
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30 PM

Lawndale hosts a free screening of Season 8 of Art in the Twenty-First Century. Season 8 features sixteen artists from four cities—Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver—revealing how they engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways.

Next screening::

Thursday, December, 15, 2016
Vancouver: Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Liz Magor, Jeff Wall

Zine Fest Houston
Saturday, November 19, 2016
2 - 8 PM

Zine Fest Houston is excited to announce its partnership with Lawndale Art Center for ZFH 2016: Year of the Ama-Zines! This year the fest will take place on Saturday, November 19th at Lawndale Art Center. Registration for Zine Fest vendors will open on August 19th.

Zine Fest Houston is a local volunteer-based organization and annual one-day festival dedicated to promoting zines, mini-comics, and other forms of small press, alternative, underground DIY media, and art. With 72 vendors and over 1,000 attendees in 2015, the fest continues to grow apace. Since 2013 fest organizers have been diligent in seeking out, collaborating on, and creating fresh year-round programming in the form of workshops with organizations such as Art League Houston, The Houston Center for Photography, Writespace Houston, pop-up tabling events, and unique zine and creator driven events like Comix Gauntlet, and the annual ZFH compilation release.

For more information on Zine Fest Houston: zinefesthouston.org



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Coming Up

Retablo Exhibition & Silent Auction
Thursday, October 27, 2016
7 to 10 PM

2016 Día de los Muertos Program
Friday, October 28 to Saturday, November 5, 2016

Papel Picado Workshop
Sunday, October 30, 2015
2 PM
Free Admission

Musical and Literary Ofrenda
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
6 PM
Free Admission

History and Symbolism of Ofrenda
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6 PM
Free Admission

Family Day Fiesta
Saturday, November 5, 2016
11 AM to 4 PM
Free Admission

Lawndale Live
Friday, November 11 to Thursday, December 22, 2016

ART21 Season 8 Screening
Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30 PM


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