Upcoming Educational Programs


  • Sat
    07
    Jan
    2023
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Hobby Airport 7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061 RSVP for details
    Program events

    Alton DuLaney, a young man in a hat and glasses, stands between a large canvas that says “ART” and a shelf of smaller artworks.

    Join VAA for a tour of public art installations at Houston’s Hobby Airport, 7800 Airport Blvd, Houston, TX 77061, with Alton DuLaney, Curator of Public Art at Houston Airports. Attendees will meet at the Skybridge Gallery at 10:45am, after parking on the top floor of the Blue Garage.  RSVP to jaymesearl2014ATgmailDOTcom for detailed directions. 

    Alton DuLaney is the Curator of Public Art at Houston Airports overseeing one of the largest collections of public art in the state of Texas, including nearly 350 works spread across multiple campuses.

    He is also a social media creator and conceptual artist who researches art’s ability to transform the perception of objects, images, and actions, as communicated through artistic expression, the relevance of site, and the identity of the artist. His multi-disciplinary practice includes painting, sculpture, photography, textile, neon, jewelry, video, tattooing, branding, mail art, public art, and, of course, performance art.

    Alton has shown his work in countless exhibitions in Texas, Los Angeles, and New York City as well as Europe and South America. He is in the collections of the Tom of Finland Foundation of LA, the Leslie Lohman Museum of NYC, the City of Marfa public art collection, and many important private collections.

    As The World’s Most Famous Gift Wrap Artist, Alton has appeared on numerous national TV shows including The Drew Barrymore Show, Rachael Ray, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The Wendy Williams Show, Access Hollywood, ETV, The HarryConnick Jr Show, as a re-occurring judge on HBO’s Craftopia, as well as his own show the Great Gift Exchange on YouTube.

    Alton has a BFA from the University of Texas in Austin, MFA from the University of Houston, where he also taught Public Art. Additionally, he is an art and décor consultant.

  • Sat
    04
    Feb
    2023
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Gallery Sonja Roesch, 2309 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
    Program events

    A sculpture of coiled metal painted black mounted on a rock. Join Visual Arts Alliance Saturday, February 4, at 11:00 a.m. for an in-person event, a tour of the current exhibition at Gallery Sonja Roesch: “Eye of the Storm” by John Clement. Gallerist Sonja Roesch will lead the tour and talk about the art on view at the gallery, 2309 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004.

    John Clement effortlessly cuts, bends, joins, and welds steel pipes into flowing, interconnecting forms. Clement transforms this industrial material into monumental line drawings that swirl through time and space. The sculptures appear to defy gravity as they twist and turn in the air. Endlessly devoted to the geometry of the arc, John Clement refines cold steel into graceful, vibrant, curling sculptures with power and elegance.

    Gallery Sonja Roesch was originally founded 1991 in Germany. Inspired by gallerists like Denise René, Sonja Roesch established the gallery to spotlight work that embodies a minimalist aesthetic and to create an institution bolstered by strong programming. In 1996, she relocated to Houston, Texas and now she continues to pursue her vision with a program of international artists working with painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation.

    Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. In addition to educational and recreational programs, VAA produces professionally juried art exhibitions providing opportunities for members and non-members to have their work professionally judged and viewed by the public. For membership details and more information, visit www.visualartsalliance.org.