Thursday, May 5, 2011

Three Art Things To Do

I usually leave the art listings to people who are good at it, like Glasstire and Artshound. But here are three things that are not exhibits so they might be off your radar if you are looking for the latest openings, etc.
  • First (and soonest): The Skydive fundraiser: The Future Is Now. This is happening Saturday, May 7, from 6 pm to 9 pm. Skydive is an art space that specializes in bringing in artists from out of town to show their work, do performances, and hang out with Houston artists (and kibbitzers like me). Your $20 cover gets you in to drink donated Lone Star beer while watching 15 to 20 performance artists doing stuff! Plus there's a silent auction (and you don't even have to be there to bid--you can bid online here.) Skydive is on the corner of Shepherd and Norfolk.
  • The American Association of Museums is having their annual convention in Houston, May 22 to 25, at the Brown Convention Center. Unfortunately it costs a small fortune for a non-member to attend. But fortunately, you can attend by volunteering! You can sign up to volunteer here. Why would you want to attend this convention? Take a look at their convention catalog here--it looks totally fascinating.
  • The Big Show is Lawndale's annual juried show, and I for one always find it interesting. Lawndale has posted the call for entries and the entry form. (The official entry dates are June 15 and 16.) I encourage any artist--especially young artists--in Houston to enter. I think the coolest thing about it is that the juror is always an out-of-town curator who doesn't know who's who in the local scene. You might not get in--it's kind of a crapshoot--but you have just as much chance as anyone else! 


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    1. Saturday, May 7, "Musicians Who Make Art" opens at the Art Car Museum; festivities 7 to 10 pm.

      Various Flatlanders, Natives & Beans Barton himself are among the Featured Artists....

      --Maggie May