Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pan Recommends for the week of October 18 to October 24

Robert Boyd

This is a big weekend, what with the art fairs and all. But there are actually other things happening in the Houston art scene, so here are our recommendations.

Thursday through Sunday 

The Pan Art Fair opens tonight at 6 pm in room 307 of the Embassy Suites hotel in Downtown Houston and runs through Sunday. Exhibitors are Lane Hagood, Emily Peacock, Front Gallery, Cardoza Fine Art, Murray Goldfarb Fine Art, Bryan Keith Gardner, Solomon Kane, Jim Nolan, d.m. allison gallery and Devin Borden Gallery. Paul Middendorf is doing a performance at 8 pm, Thursday, and the Kenmore Art Space will be creating a new work over the course of the fair. Personally, this is the only thing on my personal "recommends" list, but I realize that not everyone wants to spend three-and-a-half days in a hotel room with me. (But if you do, call me sometime.) So at Dean Liscum's suggestion, here are some other events this weekend.

The Texas Contemporary Art Fair is going on across the park from the Pan Art Fair at the same time in the Brown Convention Center. Featuring 65 exhibiting galleries, TCAF also has panel discussion and installations, and I heard there will be a live alligator at the Glasstire booth tonight.


Skatestock at the Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park on October 20, 2012 from noon to 9 pm. Lots of music, skating (including a bunch pf physics nerds from Rice doing "velocity experiments"!), and, of course, art: Wiley Robertson, Blue Dozen Collective, Burning Bones Press, Daniel Angullu, Drive By Press, Sketchy Neighbors and Steve Harris.

Project Row Houses: Round 37 at Project Row Houses opening October 20 from 4 pm 7 pm preceded by an artist's talk from 2:30 pm to 4 pm. Four individual artists and two artist groups have installations: Miguel Amat, Jason Griffiths, Autumn Knight, Maurice Roberts, and In Situ from the UK (Paul Hartley, Kerry Morrison and William Titley) and Question Bridge: Black Males (Chris Johnson, Bayeté Ross Smith, Hank Willis Thomas and Kamal Sinclair).

TX/RX Labs hosts Dennis Nance for a night of art crits and pizza at on October 20, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Nance is the Exhibitions and Programming Director at Lawndale, so he knows his stuff. TX/RX Labs combine the worlds of engineering with art--I heartily approve this mission!

And this just scratches the surface--there's actually quite a lot happening. If there's an event you are looking forward to, add it in the comments!


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