Andrea Grover moved to Houston in 1995 to attend the Core Program. Shortly after, she founded the Aurora Picture Show. Andrea has much to say about the playfulness and DIY spirit of the Houston art scene and reveals the secret of running a successful program at Aurora.
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts has an interdisciplinary and collaborative focus that is very unique in Houston and nationally.
Founded five years ago by artist Teresa O’Connor, Hello-Lucky is a great store in Houston full of handmade items by artists.
Eric Schnell discusses co-founding the Galveston Artist Residency which provides a studio, housing, stipend, and a bike to artists in residence.
Tiny Park, an art space founded in 2011 in Austin, TX, presents contemporary art exhibitions, readings, performances, and film screenings by local and national artists. Tiny Park will celebrate the opening of their new gallery space on June 29th with a group exhibition entitled, "Greatest Hits."
Rounding out our month-long feature on Houston, TX, RoadsignUSA is a billboard project by June Woest and Urban Artists.
My idea of the Houston art scene still remains plastic, as I continue to discover new communities. Houston, after all, just recently surpassed NYC as the most diverse city in the United States.
"What attracted me to the job at DiverseWorks in the first place was the organization's long-standing reputation as a space that encourages experimentation and risk-taking, values artists and the artistic process, and embraces a multiplicity of voices."
The Lawndale Artist Studio Program provides three artists with studio space; access to visiting artists, writers and curators; a $500 monthly stipend with an initial $1500 materials allowance. The deadline for the 2012-2012 Lawndale Artist Studio Program is May 25, 2012.