Upcoming Educational Programs


  • Wed
    06
    Feb
    2019
    5:00 - 6:00 pmForma110, 1824 Spring Street, Suite 110, Houston, Texas
    Program events

    Join us for an artist's talk immediately before the opening of Felipe Lopez's The Liquidity of a Right.  The Artist's Talk will be at 5:00 pm; the Opening Reception will begin at 6:00 pm.

    Get an early look at this new exhibition, in which Lopez elevates the concepts of light and water in a contemporary sculpture format. His work takes the Edison Bulb form and marries it with a commonplace bath faucet. The is some of Lopez’s strongest work to date, both conceptually and visually. It addresses the necessity of water to daily life while emphasizing the fragility of the earth's clean water supply.

    “We are allowing old tech to affect the future of our health in an age when we know how precious life’s greatest asset is which makes up 60% of our physical state…” says Lopez. “Regardless of people thoughts towards climate change, politics, or manufacturing practices, water is as precious as life itself.”

    Felipe Lopez is a multi-dimensional, self-taught visual artist based in Houston, Texas. Born in New York, Lopez began his career with his mixed media drawings & paintings. He has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Exposure; Cindy Lisica Gallery; PrintHouston; the Aspen Art Fair; and Scope Miami, among others. He has been a facilitator at Artist INC with Fresh Arts, and is a recipient of a 2019 HAA Individual Artist Grant. 

  • Sat
    02
    Mar
    2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmThe Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
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    Join us for a lecture by Clare Elliott on the subject of Forrest Bess, a Gulf Coast abstract artist. The event will take place at The Printing Museum, 1324 West Clay Street, Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m.

    A unique figure in the history of American art, Forrest Bess (1911-1977) lived an isolated existence in a fishing camp on the Gulf Coast. He painted visions that he saw in dream states, creating an abstract vocabulary that was mysterious, even to him, and he develop idiosyncratic theories about his work. “Forrest Bess: Painter-Fisherman” explores Bess’s curious and compelling abstractions and the letters that he wrote explaining how they relate do his theories of symbology and hermaphroditism.

    Clare Elliott is Associate Research Curator at the Menil Collection, Houston. In 2013 she curated “Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible,” the first retrospective exhibition of the artist’s work in more than twenty years. Elliott received her M.A. in the history of art from Williams College in Massachusetts.

    The Printing Museum Hours:
    Friday & Saturday, 10am – 4pm with guided tours at 11am & 2pm
    Tuesday – Thursday, Group Tours by appointment only.

  • Wed
    03
    Apr
    2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pmSilver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston, TX 77007
    Program events

    Join the Visual Arts Alliance for a tour of “Diversity and Richness” - part of the Latino Art Now! Conference (LAN!) - with exhibition curator Rosa Ana Orlando. The exhibition features artists with connections to Latin American culture addressing themes of The Real, The Magical, and The Abstract.

  • Wed
    01
    May
    2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pmMATCH - Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002
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    Three Artists in Conversation: Pat Colville, Terrell James and Rabea Ballin
    Three generations of artists, currently based in Houston, speak about gender dynamics, challenges and rewards of creating through their personal experiences: Pat Colville during the 1960s, Terrell James during the 1980s, and Rabéa Ballin in the current decade. The artists will discuss experiences and challenges that shaped their careers, and what motivates them to continue to create and believe in their artistic practice. This conversation will also examine the current state of gender equality in the art world, considering progress we have made, but what steps are needed to move us forward. Moderated by Sarah Beth Wilson, Director of Exhibitions and Curatorial Projects, Art League.Limited seating. Get tickets at MATCH: https://matchouston.org/events/2019/work-identity-and-gender-disparity-arts
  • Sat
    01
    Jun
    2019
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.The Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
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    Charles Criner, artist in residence at The Printing Museum for over a decade, will give a lecture on his inspiration and experience creating his large body of work. His lithographs and paintings reflect his own childhood and the larger history of black people in the United States. He is especially known for his posters celebrating Juneteenth, the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in Texas.

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  • Wed
    10
    Jul
    2019
    6:00 - 7:00 pmArchway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
    Program events

    Self-taught urban artist Anat Ronen, whose large-scale murals often ask the viewer to consider deep questions about their world, offers her thoughts on the artist's intention.

  • Sat
    03
    Aug
    2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmMontrose Center, 401 Branard Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
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    Inside the Selection Process: VAA invites their past exhibition jurors to discuss previously submitted works in an open panel, to give attendees insight into the process of jurying and offer tips for artists planning future submissions.

  • Sat
    07
    Sep
    2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmThe Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
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    Join independent curator and collector Jay Wehnert for a discussion of his book Outsider Art in Texas: Lone Stars, followed by a book signing.

  • Sat
    05
    Oct
    2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmMontrose Center, 401 Branard Street, Houston, Texas, 77006
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    Chris Higham invites three collectors to offer their unique insights into the process and experience of acquiring and curating a private art collection.