MARCH 9, 2018 by jenn
PRESENTED BY THE DIVERSEWORKS ARTIST ADVISORY BOARD
12 Minutes. The maximum amount of time for a perfect hard-boiled egg. And the maximum amount of time given to each performer. 12 Minutes Max!
Join the DW Artist Advisory Board and friends for two evenings of new, experimental, and unusual performances, each 12 minutes or less.
With a different line-up each night, this fast-paced, high-energy event features performance art, dance, music, sound, spoken word, and more.
THURSDAY, MARCH 29
Anisa Boukhlif + Siri Cyan
S Rodriguez + Sara Balabanlilar
FRIDAY, MARCH 30
Megan Easely, Veronica Salinas, Rebecca Novak and Rachel Orosco
Harrison Guy with Walter Hull
Yue Nakayama with Ronnie Yates
Gee Okonkwo and The Healers
TAME, The Aspiring Me
MARCH 7, 2018 by jenn
EXHIBITION, AUCTION & PARTY
DiverseWorks presents Art • Design • Life —an exhibition, auction and party benefiting DiverseWorks’ exhibitions, performances, and programs. Join us as we bring together Houston’s vibrant art, architecture, and design communities for a celebration of the arts in our everyday lives.
This special fundraising event features music, culinary delights, and a live and silent auction of one-of-a-kind experiences including curated trips and dinners, original artwork by national and international artists, and design objects by Houston makers – all presented in five distinct vignettes in the gallery.
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Surpik Angelini, Natalye Appel, and Sharon Engelstein
Leslie & Brad Bucher
Alycia & Kevin Clark
Victoria Goldstein & Randall Jamail
Mahenou & Omer Ilahi
Catherine & Brian James
OJB Landscape Architecture
New Leaf Publishing
MARCH 7, 2018 by jenn
PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COUNTERCURRENT AND FIESTA MART
A new site-specific work by contemporary Houston and New York-based choreographer Laura Gutierrez, Center Aisle Blues stems from childhood memories of Fiesta Mart to more recent political realizations. Gutierrez choreographs movement inspired by the aisles and atmosphere of a local Fiesta, playing on the aesthetics of the supermarket, the ritualistic experience of grocery shopping, and the convergence of diverse communities in the aisles. Responding directly to the people and objects around her, Gutierrez crafts a traveling performance to challenge concepts of performance and place.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Laura Gutierrez is a performing artist and choreographer based between Houston and New York City. A graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, she received a BFA in Contemporary Dance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where she was awarded a William R. Kenan, Jr., Performing Arts Fellowship at Lincoln Center Education. Gutierrez has performed at the American Dance Institute, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, BAM Next Wave Festival, Soluna Festival, Brisbane Festival, and in museums such as The Menil Collection, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Fabric Workshop Museum, SCAD Museum of Art, and The Guggenheim. Her own choreography has been seen at Lincoln Center’s Clark Studio Theatre, Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Triskelion Arts, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, and Sicardi Gallery, She has been performing in works by Jonah Boaker since 2012 and in 2014 was named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch.”
Gutierrez repertoire includes a series of solo works and concert dance works as well as choreographic projects that challenge audiences’ theater experiences in non-traditional performance venues. She plays with movement themes inspired by postmodern dance, classical ballet, and the visual arts.
CounterCurrent is a free festival of performance, installation, and ideas. Presented by the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, CounterCurrent includes audio and visual installations, live performances, talks, and participatory events by artists from around the world. From large-scale spectacle to intimate interaction, CounterCurrent projects reflect the range of ways we view each other and the city around us. The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts is part of the University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts. More info…
DECEMBER 6, 2017 by jenn
TINTYPE PHOTO STUDIO
Portrait photographer Keliy Anderson-Staley, known nationally for her work using the 19th-century wet-plate collodion tintype process, will make portraits of members of the Midtown Houston community using a tintype photo booth. Visitors can observe this historic photographic process and sit for a portrait. The event is part of Anderson-Staley’s public art project, Shelter in Place, that will be installed in a public space in late 2018.
ABOUT KELIY ANDERSON-STALEY
Keliy Anderson-Staley was raised off the grid in Maine, studied photography in New York City and currently lives and teaches photography at the University of Houston in Texas. She holds a BA from Hampshire College in Massachusetts and an MFA in photography from Hunter College in New York.
Anderson-Staley’s images are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art (Maine), and Museum of Fine Arts-Houston. She was the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Puffin Grant, a fellowship from the Howard Foundation, the Carol Crow Fellowship from the Houston Center for Photography and the Clarence John Laughlin Award from the New Orleans Photo Alliance. Her work was published in a solo issue of Light Work’s Contact Sheet and has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Portland Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, Bronx Museum of Art, Southeast Museum of Photography and the California Museum of Photography, as well as at a number of galleries around the country. In 2016 she completed a major public commission for the city of Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, producing fifty large-scale portraits for installation in the airport tunnel of the rapid transit line.
Anderson-Staley has been making wet plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes for eleven years. Her fine art and editorial work has appeared in a number of magazines, including Photo District News, New York Magazine, Art and Auction, Hemispheres Magazine,Camerawork, Contact Sheet, Conde Nast Traveler, Photograph and Esquire Russia. Online, her work has been featured on Flak Photo,Conscientious, Fraction Magazine, PetaPixel, Ahorn Magazine and Daylight Magazine.
Her series of tintype portraits was published in 2014 under the title On A Wet Bough by Waltz Books. She is represented by Catherine Edelman Gallery.
This project is presented by DiverseWorks, with additional support provided by the Houston Arts Alliance and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston.
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 by jenn
Join DiverseWorks and choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto on Sunday, October 29th for an evening of food, art and performance centered on the subject of the detour and other influences of Japanese history and culture. This exclusive event includes tickets to the Sunday performance of Yamamoto’s new dance work, Direct Path to Detour, and a cocktail reception and hot pot dinner with the artist and performers, prepared by Chef Jean Philippe Gaston at Izakaya restaurant in Midtown Houston.
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$300 / $250 for DW Members
Schedule of Events:
- 3 PM: Direct Path to Detour performance, Matchbox 2*
- 4:30 PM – 7 PM: Cocktails & Dinner with the artist and performers at Izakaya
*Seating is general admission (open seating). The theater will open approximately 30 minutes before the performance begins.
*Please contact the MATCH Box Office if you’d like to attend a performance other than the Sunday matinee, but wish to attend the dinner & fundraiser. Additional performances are Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 PM.
All proceeds support DiverseWorks’ 35th Anniversary Season.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
Kevin M. Clark
Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal
Aimee and Daniel Heimbinder
Lillian and Bob Warren