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Lawndale Art Center

Lawndale Art Center, located in Midtown near the Museum District, is best know for its annual juried Big Show, when artists submit work for a chance to be seen in the gallery by hordes of hip,...
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Lawndale's Stellar Studio Show

7 years ago by Kelly Klaasmeyer
In 1980 Hurricane Allen hit Brownsville, traveled west and spawned tornadoes in San Antonio. If you search YouTube, you can find a clip of a period San Antonio newscast about the storm from KENS TV Eyewitness News. The 30-year-old video includes a report of a Bexar County trailer home being...

Animal Heroism Memorialized at Lawndale

9 years ago by Kelly Klaasmeyer
Rachelle Vasquez's lovely exhibition of animal drawings closes this weekend at Lawndale Art Center. Some may have seen Vasquez's work before, she crochets witty animal scarves for Hello Lucky; they look like a dead fox or rabbit is wrapped around your neck - but in a silly rather than a...

September Literary Events: Colson Whitehead, Chris Shepherd and Zines

14 days ago by Susie Tommaney
Houstonians play a major role in the literary scene this month, with a visit by former UH teacher Colson Whitehead, a return of Zine Fest Houston, and even a new cookbook by Chris Shepherd. So stop by your favorite indie bookseller and say hello, pick up a book or two or three,...

September Art Shows: Urban Legend, Ground Zero and Prisoner of Love

13 days ago by Susie Tommaney
Between upcoming museum exhibitions that cover everything from murals to American Sign Language and Aboriginal art, to local gallery openings and even a few out of town offerings, September is the month to get out and see what's happening on the local art scene. Dig deeper to learn how the...

“Lawndale Has Many Friends”

12 years ago by Dusti Rhodes
Brian Piana says his installation “Lawndale Has Many Friends” isn’t the only reason Lawndale Art Center’s MySpace friend count has increased, but it must have helped a little. “When I made the proposal they had 509 friends,” Piana says. “When I started actual production…on May 5, they had 571, and...

Bourely, Fisher, Manalo and Sayed Take Top Honors in Lawndale's "The Big Show"

1 year ago by Susie Tommaney
The odds were in everybody's favor when Lawndale Art Center announced the winners of 2018's "The Big Show." Not only was there less competition this time around — only 53 works by 44 artists — but the prize money was just a little bit sweeter. Taking home the win were...

They, Who Sound Experimental Music Returns, and Now It's at Lawndale

2 years ago by Steve Jansen
When Nameless Sound founding director David Dove informally put together the first version of They, Who Sound in 2008, he wasn’t expecting a whole lot. Neither, apparently, was the to-remain-unnamed Midtown bar who hosted the weekly concert series. On the Sunday afternoon of the third show, Dove and his friends...

Lawndale Studio Program Accepting Applications

9 years ago by Steve Jansen
For studio-less artists, this is an absolute dream. Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main Street, recently announced the details on its 2011-2012 Artist Studio Program. Initiated in 2007, the residency will allow three lucky-duck artists to post up in their own digs for nine months on Lawndale's third floor. There's also...

Art For Galveston's Art's Sake At Lawndale

11 years ago by Richard Connelly
The Galveston Arts Center, like a lot of places along The Strand, took a pretty big hit from Hurricane Ike.Four feet of floodwater destroyed artwork, the plumbing and a/c systems, and much of the walls. It'll take close to $850,000 to repair it all and bring modern art back to...

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