November 11 - December 22, 2016

Opening Reception
Friday, November 11, 2016
6 PM Artist Talks
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Opening Reception

Double Digits: Lawndale's Artist Studio Program, 10 Years and Counting
Grace R. Cavnar, John M. O'Quinn, and Cecily E. Horton Gallery
Friday, November 11, 2016
6 PM

Lawndale Live
Project Space

Lawndale Live is a live show filmed weekly in front of a studio audience at Lawndale Art Center. Lawndale Live is directed by Phillip Pyle, II and hosted by Maurice Duhon, Jr. Stephen Wilson serves as set designer and Jawwaad as music director.

Lawndale Live Guest Schedule

All show times are from 7 to 7:45 PM
Doors open at 6 PM
All episodes will be available online








Guests: Emily Peacock, Patrick Renner
Music by: Jawwaad

Guests: GONZO, Toby Kamps, Artist Studio Program Residents: Melinda, Sarah, Randi
Music by: Jawwaad

Guest: Jerome Solomon
Music by: DJ Good Grief

Guests: Marlon Hall, Danielle Fainfair
Music by: DJ Good Grief

Guest: Mayor Anice Parker
Music by: DJ Flash Gordon Parks

Guests: Fat Tony, Paul Middendorf
Music by: DJ Flash Gordon Parks

Guests: Lisa Gray, Lisa Harris
Music by: Fat Tony


Phillip Pyle, II

Phillip Pyle, II is a visual artist, and photographer based in Houston, Texas whose primary interests are race, humor, advertising, sports and popular culture. Mining imagery from sources diverse as mass consumer culture, contemporary advertising, to ephemera, historic imagery and hip-hop, Pyle, introduces a complex vision that derives from a strong comedic foundation while also looking at the abstraction and transience of our values, and beliefs.

Maurice Duhon, Jr.

Maurice Duhon was trained in theater at the High School for Performing Arts. Since that time he has toured the U.S. as frontman for a punk rock band, starred on a MTV reality show, campaigned for congress, started a neighborhood garden, and tended to a ranch in east Texas.

Stephen Wilson
Set Designer

Stephen Wilson is an art-maker and entrepreneur currently living and working in Houston, Texas. He received his BA from the University of Texas, Austin with a concentration in Modern philosophy. From there, he traveled extensively through Southern Africa and Western Europe, finding work as a studio and installation assistant, while also expanding his creative practice. Wilson’s artistic interests are often at the intersection of epistemological uncertainty and photography, documenting their potential impacts on identity, politics and connectivity. He is the Co-Founder of Raincoat Creative LLC, an audio/video consultation and installation company based in Houston, TX.

Jawwaad Taylor
Music Director

Jawwaad Taylor is homegrown Houstonian who recently returned after living Harlem, JAWWAAD’s undeniable skills have placed him in good company and allowed him to tour throughout the world. He has a long list of collaborations, recordings and performances including appearing on the marquee with Jay-Z at the Hove Festival in Norway and performing with The Roots. He has worked closely with Grammynominated trumpet player Christian Scott and plays trumpet with the jazz group The Young Mothers. He recently performed at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival and is a member of Red Bull’s Bass Camp. JAWWAAD has also been tapped by Red Bull to develop a local marketing campaign.

Double Digits: Lawndale's Artist Studio Program, 10 Years and Counting
Grace R. Cavnar, John M. O'Quinn, and Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Now in its 10th year, the Artist Studio Program fosters the professional advancement of artists working and living in Texas. Each year, through a competitive application process, Lawndale awards three artists with nine-months of space and support, including a monthly stipend, studio visits, and an exhibition at the end of their residency.

This exhibition celebrates not only the thirty artists who have participated in the Artist Studio Program since 2006 but also the vital contribution that the Artist Studio Program makes to the Houston art community.

Artist Studio Program Participants from 2006 to 2016:

Dawolu Jabari Anderson
Domokos Benczédi
Josh Bernstein
Dawn Black
Bradly Brown
JooYoung Choi
Kevin Curry
Lina Dib
Nancy Douthey
Amber Eagle
Hillerbrand + Magsamen
Donna Huanca
Danny Kerschen
El Franco Lee II
Lynne McCabe

Daniel McFarlane
Cobra McVey
Nick Meriwether
Seth Mittag
Shayne Murphy
Jim Nolan
Teresa O’Connor
Emily Peacock
David Politzer
Anne J. Regan
Stephanie Saint Sanchez
Anthony Thompson Shumate
Anthony Sonnenberg
Patrick Turk
David Waddell

Public Programs:

Gallery Conversation with Artist Studio Program Residents
Saturday, December 3, 2016
2 PM

Lawndale Comedy Club
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Doors at 8 PM, show at 8:30 PM
18 years of age and above
Tickets: $5

Lawndale Studio Program alumni Nick Meriwether and Emily Peacock present an evening of stand-up comedy. The show will feature a diverse mix of some of the best comics in town as well as national touring acts, visual artists, and some surprise guests. Check out this lineup!

Daniel Webb - Headliner, tours nationally, fist bumped Obama, in general a big deal
Avery Moore - Austin comedy luminary
Jaffer Khan
Justin Blandford
Toby Kamps
Vinod Hopson
Tony Sonnenberg
Stephanie Saint Sanchez
Joe Folladori

Plus a few more surprises! Purchase Purchase your tickets here.

Conversation with Dawn Black
Saturday, December 17, 2016
2 PM

Join past Artist Studio Program resident Dawn Black and Executive Director Stephanie Mitchell in conversation about Black’s ongoing and timely work, Conceal Project, currently showcased in Double Digits: Lawndale’s Artist Studio Program, 10 Years and Counting.

January 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, January 13
6 – 8 PM

Pulltight, Texas Glenn Downing
John M. O'Quinn Gallery

Play It As It Lays
Curated by Jose Garza
Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

A Routine in Parts
R. Eric McMaster
Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Mon Frère
Irene Reece
Project Space

March 2017

Opening Reception
Friday, March 17
6 - 8 PM

2017 CORE Exhibition
John M. O'Quinn, and Cecily E. Horton Gallery

Denise Liebl
Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

Body Shop
Taraneh Fazeli
Project Space

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