ARTIST GROCERY LIST

APRIL 12, 2018 by jenn

Laura Gutierrez’s grocery list

ARTIST GROCERY LIST is a public program organized by DiverseWorks that invites artists, dancers, and local community members to share their grocery lists and participate in nutritional workshops. Participants will have the opportunity to receive advice from Amy Ell (a dancer, exercise physiologist, and nutrition and culinary arts advisor specializing in raw and plant-based diets) through workshops and small-group shopping trips to the local Fiesta Mart to help make better decisions about food and healthy eating on a budget.

ARTIST GROCERY LIST will conclude with a grocery list/recipe swap in the form of a printed zine and a potluck dinner, to which artists and community members will bring their favorite healthy dishes to share. ARTIST GROCERY LIST is meant to provide a playful platform for community dialogue and exchange of valuable information regarding food, healthy eating, creative cooking, and best practices for shopping on a budget.

TO PARTICIPATE

Please send an email to info@diverseworks.org with a short statement (1 to 2 sentences) explaining your interest in being a part of ARTIST GROCERY LIST, along with a scan or photograph of your recent shopping list!


Presented in conjunction with Laura Gutierrez: Center Aisle Blues, April 12 – 15, 2018, as part of CounterCurrent18 in partnership with the University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and Fiesta Mart. ARTIST GROCERY LIST is funded in part by an Arts Respond Grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts.

12 MINUTES MAX!

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.

Performances by:

THURSDAY, MARCH 29

Anisa Boukhlif + Siri Cyan
Devin Kenny
Evan McCarley
New Factories
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

ART • DESIGN • LIFE

MARCH 8, 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 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.

BECOME A SPONSOR – CLICK HERE TO DONATE ONLINE

DOWNLOAD SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES (PDF)

CO-CHAIRS:

Surpik Angelini, Natalye Appel, and Sharon Engelstein

SPONSORS:

INVENTORS

Anonymous
Leslie & Brad Bucher

PRODUCERS

Adam Adams

MAKERS

Jereann Chaney
Cherryhurst House
Alycia & Kevin Clark
Corev America/Permatone & Natalye Appel & Associates Architects
Frost Bank
Victoria Goldstein & Randall Jamail
Josefa Gonzalez Mariscal, Fine Art Appraiser
Rob Greenstein
HOK
Mahenou & Omer Ilahi
Catherine & Brian James
Tara Kelly & David Leftwich
Dillon Kyle & Sam Lasseter
OJB Landscape Architecture
Stern and Bucek Architects

IN-KIND

Art Attack
Minor Design
New Leaf Publishing
Saint Arnold Brewing Co
The Transart Foundation
Underbelly

MEDIA SPONSOR

Paper City

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM

INSIGHT Structures
Penelope & Lester Marks
Parra Design Group LTD
Sarah Balinskas Fine Framing
Vinology

SILENT AUCTION

original artwork, objects, services, and furniture

Daniel Anguilu, Patrick Appel, Rabéa Ballin, Maggi Battalino, Thomas Bayer, B&D Contractors, Jill Bedgood, Dike Blair, Natasha Bowdoin, David Brown, James Brummett, Susan Budge, John Calaway, Bob Card/Greenwood Bay, Paul Carola, Keith Carter, Claudia Casbarian, Tara Conley, Creative Flooring, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Claire Cusack, De Petra, Design Within Reach, Sharon Engelstein, Filz Felt, Sarah Fisher, Don Foster, Janice Freeman, Francesca Fuchs, Dixie Friend Gay, Rosemary Hallgarten, Katy Heinlein, High Gloss, Rick Houser/The Houser Group, Mahenou Ilahi, INCLAN Studio, Martin Ivy, Jeffrey Jennings, Heather L. Johnson, Trisha Keel, Charles Mary Kubricht, David Lackey, Bronwyn Lauder, Lilly Lerner Reilley, Ken Mazzu, METTLE by FMW/fablab, Onézieme Mouton, NEST, Danny Nguyen Couture, Aaron Parazette, Vivian Pastor, Albert Pope, Russell Prince, Carolyn Ray, Renfrow + Co., Rootlab, Saint Arnold Brewing Company, SCHAUM/SHIEH, Alyson Shotz, Julie Soefer, Eric Stephenson/Lunarburn Studio, Studio Lifestyle, Sunset Settings, Tokerud + Co., 3 Form, Randy Twaddle, Kelli Vance, Vandrick James Custom Upholstery, Marco Villegas, Tracye Wear, White Oak Music Hall, Susan Whyne, JoAnn Williams, Geoff Winningham, Geraldina Wise, and Bill Wittliff.

LAURA GUTIERREZ:
CENTER AISLE BLUES

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.


ABOUT COUNTERCURRENT

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…

KELIY ANDERSON-STALEY: COMMUNITY PORTRAITS

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 NewsNew York MagazineArt and AuctionHemispheres Magazine,CameraworkContact SheetConde Nast Traveler, Photograph and Esquire Russia. Online, her work has been featured on Flak Photo,ConscientiousFraction MagazinePetaPixelAhorn 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.

SUPPORT

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.