September 2014

Houston Modern Home Tour
Saturday, September 20, 2014
11 AM - 5 PM
Tickets: $30 ($25 online with promo code ‘LAC2014’)

The 2014 Houston Modern Home Tour will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014. The day-long event is a self-guided driving-tour of Houston’s coolest modern architecture, designed by some of Bayou City’s greatest architects. From 11 AM to 5 PM, tour-goers can explore the inside and outside of 5 to 8 private residences in the area that are sure to wow even the most casual observer. Lawndale Art Center is the official non-profit partner of the 2014 Modern Home Tour - so spend a day checking out some of Houston’s finest modern residential architecture, and help support Lawndale Art Center! Tickets are $30 in advance.

Lawndale Art Center friends, family and associates can use the coupon code LAC2014 to get $5 off each advanced ticket purchased online. Proceeds from every ticket purchased with this code benefit Lawndale Art Center.

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Houston Fine Art Fair
September 18 - 21, 2014
NRG Center (formerly Reliant)

The fourth edition of the Houston Fine Art Fair (HFAF) will take place September 18 - 21 at NRG Center (formerly Reliant). HFAF aspires to reflect Houston’s sophisticated and diverse collecting practices, where art enthusiasts will encounter an international cross-section of works in all media-from past to present. The fair will feature modern and contemporary masters, mid-career and emerging artists from around the globe. HFAF also features memorable on-site installations and special projects, plus an invigorating three day program (September 18-21) of panel discussions designed for both novice and experienced collectors. For more information on the fair, please visit:

As a Houston Fine Art Fair Cultural Partner, Lawndale Art Center is pleased to offer you complimentary passes to this year's event. Click here to download your complimentary VIP Pass. Your complimentary VIP PASS admits you and one guest to Opening Night Preview on Thursday Sep 18, 7:30 - 9:30 PM. Enjoy complimentary wine bar Opening Night. Unlimited entry to the fair throughout the weekend. Access to the VIP Lounge (except during private events).

2014-2015 Lawndale Artist Studio Program Artist Talk
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6 PM

2014-2015 Lawndale Artist Studio Program participants, Josh Bernstein, JooYoung Choi and Lina Dib, give an informal presentation of their work and plans for their residency at Lawndale.

The Museum Experience - Zone 4
Saturday, September 27, 2014
(Zone 4 – Children’s Museum of Houston, The Health Museum, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo, Rice Gallery)

The Museum Experience features four walkable “zones” to help visitors navigate through the Houston Museum District and learn more about all 20 museums in a more personal way. Join us the last Saturday of January, April, July and September to explore our four walkable zones. Each quarterly event will showcase a group of the District's 19 institutions complete with special programming, pedicabs and food trucks.

October 2014

Enchanting Everyday Objects Workshop with Lina Dib & Navid Navab
Saturday, October 4, 2014
2 - 4 PM
at TX/RX Labs
205 Roberts St.
Houston, TX 77003

This 2hr long workshop will introduce participants to the practice of augmenting objects using contact microphones, using a set of pre-prepared objects and software instruments. Participants bring their own objects and try creating a few scenarios with provided mics, software instruments and laptops. Ensembles can be up to 8 "re-voiced" objects. Those with sound editing skills may also design/edit their own sounds to use as raw material. Laptops, some everyday objects and contact mics will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own!

Lina Dib is a 2014-2014 Lawndale Artist Studio Program resident. Her installations and compositions range from the ethnographic to the experimental. She is an affiliate artist at the Topological Media Lab in Montreal and TX/RX Labs in Houston. She has received grants and awards from Canada’s Social Science and Humanities Research Council, AMIDA’s European training program, and Rice University’s Humanities Research Center. Dib has a PhD in Anthropology and is a teaching fellow at Rice University. Recent exhibits and publications include Hirsch Library Project (Museum of Fine Arts Houston), MURMURATIONS (Lawndale Art Center), Sheaf of Times (Rudolph Blume Fine Art; Yerba Buena Gardens; MOP Projects, Sydney, Australia), Microsoundtrack (Pitman Park; Rice University), The Forgetting Dis-ease: Making Time Matter (differences), Of Promises and Prototypes: The Archeology of the Future (LIMN).

Navid Navab is a Montreal based alkemist, composer/improvisor, programmer, and sound designer. A graduate of Ontario Royal Conservatory of Music, Concordia University’s Electroacoustics and Computational Arts program, and McGill Music Technology, he has been working for the past several years creating deeply expressive media instruments synthesizing research at IRCAM, CRIMMT, CNMAT, Topological Media Lab and Matralab. Interested in the poetics of gesture, materiality, and embodiment, his work explores the social lives of objects and the enrichment of their embedded performative qualities. Navid uses gestures, rhythms and vibrations from everyday life as basis for real-time sound generation, resulting in augmented acoustical-poetry that enchants improvisational and pedestrian movements.

TX/RX Labs is Houston’s Hackerspace. They are a project-based team of makers with backgrounds in the creative arts: electronic circuitry, music composition, 3D printing, computer science and security, screenprinting, fashion design and even haute cuisine. TX/RX’s goals are to bring creative people together, to serve as an incubator for imaginative solutions for everyday problems, to make opaque scientific and technical concepts accessible to everyone through education and to provide much-needed services to our community, made possible by the skills and passion of our membership.

27th Annual Día de los Muertos
October 20, 2014 – November 8, 2014

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November 2014

Opening Reception for November 21, 2014 - January 10, 2015 Exhibitions

Opening Reception
Friday, November 21, 2014
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6 PM

Drive • Curated by Joshua Fischer and Katia Zavistovski

After Landscapes • Regan Golden-McNerney

Pulse • Margaret Smithers-Crump

at dawn and dusk • Mari Omori

Also on view...
The People's Plate • Otabenga Jones & Associates



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Coming Up

Houston Modern Home Tour
Saturday, September 20, 2014
11 AM - 5 PM

Houston Fine Art Fair
September 18 - 21, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center

2014-2015 Lawndale Artist Studio Program Artist Talk
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6 PM

Enchanting Everyday Objects Workshop with Lina Dib & Navid Navab
Saturday, October 4, 2014
2 - 4 PM
at TX/RX Labs


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