Brass Flower Workshop
with Anthony Sonnenberg
Saturday, February 6, 2016
2 - 4 PM
$15 per person
Advance registration required
Lawndale Artist Studio Program Resident Anthony Sonnenberg invites you join in a workshop to learn the basic skills and techniques for transforming materials that can be found at any basic craft and hardware store into beautiful one of a kind floral creations. Participants will learn how to make patterns, trace, cut and shape individual parts of the flower, and how to connect all the parts together with low-temperature solder. You will also learn what types or tools are required and where to find all your basic materials so that participants will be able to continue their creating after the workshop is over.
There will be supplies and tools available for all the workshop participants but it is strongly encourage that participants bring their own pair of scissors and small to medium sized needle-nosed pliers. Please note, this workshop will require participants to work with high temperature tools and materials. All participants must wear closed toed shoes and are advised to bring leather work gloves.
Happy hour with thrift store object exquisite corpse fun…
Thursday, February 25, 2016
6 – 8 PM
Advance registration required
Lawndale Artist Studio Program resident Cobra McVey invites you to collaborate in deconstructing thrift store objects to create Frankenthrift assemblages from the re-imagined parts. Exquisite corpse style, objects will be passed from one participant to another as they break down thrift finds and build them into new, exciting treasures - musical chair style! Beer, music and good times will be provided.
Participants should bring one or two three-dimensional objects that you find at the thrift store, plus any desired accessories (jewelry, scarves, hats, mittens, etc.) that you respond to emotionally and/or aesthetically. The object should be deconstruct-able and it should be something you are willing to deconstruct (cut, tear, glue, tape, sew, draw on, paint on, etc.). Deconstructing tools (scissors, hot glue guns, duct tape, etc.) will be provided. Feel free to bring any special tools you'd like to use.
2016 Lawndale Mural Project Opening Reception
Saturday, February 27, 2016
1 – 3 PM
Opening Reception for March 11 - April 16, 2016 Exhibitions
Friday, March 11, 2016
6:30 – 8:30 PM, Artist talks at 6 PM
In conjunction with the FotoFest 2016 Biennial
Discussions - East Downtown and Discotecas
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Coinciding with Jeanette Joy Harris’ exhibition Vanishing Discotecas, Lawndale will host a discussion about gentrification in East Downtown Houston. Focusing on how to best provide economic opportunities while maintaining the fabric of this historic neighborhood, panel topics will include: METRO rail expansion, shifts in demographics and economic development. Participants include: Diane Barber, Managing Director of East End Foundation and Diane Schenke, President, Greater East End Management District. The panel will be moderator by Teresa Schneider, Shareholder, Winstead PC.