Upcoming Educational Programs


  • Sat
    04
    Jan
    2020
    11:00 am - 12:00 pmWinter Street Studios, Studio 10, 2101 Winter St, Houston, TX 77007
    Program events

    Will Henry is a visionary artist based in Houston.  VAA will visit his studio, which is rarely open to the public. He and arts writer Garry Reece will discuss the current works Henry is readying for his next exhibition at the Galveston Arts Center in May. VAA members and guests will be the first to see these new paintings. The studio visit will be Saturday, Jan 4, 11:00 a.m., at Winter Street Studios, Studio 10, 2101 Winter St, Houston, TX 77007.

    Will Henry says of his work, “The paintings have a strong sense of narrative and the landscape functions almost as a backdrop to the drama that unfolds. Growing up in a rural area the landscape really imprinted on my psyche and noticing a sense of sparseness of melancholy or loneliness.”

  • Wed
    05
    Feb
    2020
    6:30 - 7:30 pmRSVP for address.
    Program events

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    Leslie and Brad Bucher Mandell Artspace


    Designed as a private retreat and housing a major collection of contemporary and Latin American art, this converted plumbing supply warehouse is tucked away in Houston’s eclectic Montrose neighborhood. The collectors are strong supporters of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and in addition to an outstanding selection of modern and contemporary Latin American Art, have added a special balcony room focused on the works of alumni of the Museum’s Glassell Core Program. The collection tends towards minimalism and most pieces reflect a strong geometric component, including works by Kelly, Judd, de Kooning, Nevelson, and Eliasson and a strong Latin American emphasis with works by Soto, Cruz-Diez, Oticica, Kuitca, Crespin, Saraceno and Neto. Site specific installations by James Turrell, Soo Sunny Park and Henrique Oliviera round out the collection.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Cherryhurst House, 1603 Cherryhurst St, Houston, TX, 77006
    Program events

    Limited attendance: RSVP to vaa.rsvp@gmail.com with "Cherryhurst House" in the subject line.

    Join VAA for a private tour of the current exhibition at Cherryhurst House, "The Art of Music."

  • Sat
    04
    Apr
    2020
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.The Printing Museum, 1324 W Clay St, Houston, TX 77019
    Program events
    This event has been canceled.
    A conversation between collector and art consultant.
    Presented by Judy Nyquist and Lea Weingarten.

    A self-proclaimed civic arts activist, Judy Nyquist believes that the transformative power of art has the ability to expand understanding, communication, expression and tolerance between generations, ethnic groups and socioeconomic divides. Through longstanding board work and support, she has strengthened more than two dozen arts organizations in Houston, as well as supported many of Houston's cultural, historic and educational institutions.

    Judy's primary philanthropic activities have focused on emerging artists, arts education and public art, particularly in green spaces. She has served on the Boards and committees of the Contemporary Arts Museum, the Menil Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Glassell School of Art, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the Rice University Public Art Program, the Blaffer Gallery, the Asia Society, Hope Stone Dance, Gulf Coast Journal, the Houston Arts Alliance, The Houston Seminar, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Hermann Park Conservancy, and Discovery Green. Her roles in these organizations have been aimed at bolstering education, exposure and availability to wide audiences. An art historian and curator, Judy received her B.A. in art history at the University of Michigan and her M.A. in Northwestern University.

    Lea Weingarten began the Weingarten Art Group in 2006, after more than fifteen years’ experience of working with public and private art collections in achieving their collecting goals. Lea has an extensive private client clientele and travels nationally and internationally throughout the year to art fairs, galleries, and artist studios to provide the best and most knowledgeable access for her collectors.

    Ms. Weingarten co-founded The Menil Collection’s popular Contemporaries and has served on numerous Menil Committees, including as Chair of the Menil Society.  She has served on the boards of the Prints and Drawings Acquisitions Committee of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Glassell School Core Committee, and Civic Arts Committee for the Houston Arts Alliance. She has served multiple terms on the boards of the Contemporary Art Museum Houston and the Holocaust Museum Houston. Lea holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

    *AA: Art Addiction

  • Sat
    02
    May
    2020
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Studios of John Calaway and Terrell James
    Program events

    Join Architect Cameron Armstrong for a discussion of the Impact of Reflective Light in the Artist's Space.  Artist John Calaway will speak on Design Exploration through Large-scale 3D Printing. Both talks will be followed by a members' social at the scenic studios.