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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
Press Release

August, 2009

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
August 5, 2009
30th Anniversary Logo
In This Issue
On View: The Big Show
Upcoming Exhibitions
James Surls Lecture & HCP SPIN5 Flash Party!
From the Archives
Eat at Katz's
During the months of April, June and July 2009, Katz's Deli is hosting a Lawndale benefit table. Go to Katz's and ask to sit at the benefit table and proceeds from your meal will go
to Lawndale.
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Shop at Kroger
Kroger recently introduced the new Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Donation Program, which allows your grocery store purchases
to benefit organizations like Lawndale Art Center. To help support Lawndale, please link your Kroger Card to Lawndale by using this form.
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Shop at the Heights Buffalo Exchange from July - December and support Lawndale at the same time!
Buffalo Exchange donates to local nonprofit agencies in the community through its Tokens for Bags® program, which has generated over $300,000 for hundreds of nonprofits since 1994, saving 6 million bags. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases. From July - December 2009 the Heights Buffalo Exchange will donate five cents to Lawndale Art Center for every bag not taken. Be sure to put your token in Lawndale's box!

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Upcoming Exhibitions

August 21-September 26, 2009

Opening Reception Friday, August 21, 2009 from 6:30-8:30 PM
Artist Talks at 6 PM

Lawndale Art Center 30th Anniversary Exhibition | Curated by
Clint Willour
Work by Seth Alverson, Dawolu Jabari Anderson, Chuy Benitez, Elaine Bradford, Mark Schatz and Emily Sloan
Me, Mine, and not Yours | Joe Ives and Jahjehan Bath Ives
Paper or Plastic? | Nathaniel Donnett
The Green™ cyber web | Adela Andea
James Surls dancing!Save the Date!

Lawndale from 1979 | James Surls
Thursday, August 27, 2009, 6 PM
John M. O'Quinn Gallery

In conjunction with Lawndale Art Center's 30th Anniversary, Lawndale Art Center founder James Surls presents a talk on the origins of Lawndale, its unique place in Houston's art community, and its relevance today.

Followed by a reception at Barbara Davis Gallery where James Surls's From 2009 is on view through August 29, 2009.

HCP SPIN5: Flash Party!
Friday, August 28, 2009, 8-11 PM

at Houston Center for Photography

HCP's annual Friendraiser is almost upon us! Join HCP and Lawndale Art Center for SPIN5: Flash Dance! with Leigh Doone's Pickin's, a raffle to benefit the Leight Bess Boone Foundation.

Tickets: $10 for tickets in advance, for Lawndale and HCP members, and for 80's attired folks; $15 at door. Ticket  price includes HCP pint glass and open bar.

More Information.
From the Archives

As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we thought we'd take a look back through Lawndale's archives and share some of our findings with you and give you all the opportunity to share your memories with us. We see a few recognizable faces in this photo from the original Lawndale Annex off Hillman.

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Click the picture for a closer look!

Share your stories by commenting on our blog or upload your photos from back in the day to the Lawndale Flickr Group. We can't wait to see what you find!
Sponsor the 30th Anniversary Exhibition 

Funds raised in support of Lawndale's 30th Anniversary Exhibition help underwrite the cost of our free public programs throughout the year. Please consider supporting Lawndale Art Center at this important milestone in our history. Your generosity allows us to continue serving as one of Houston's leading contemporary arts spaces - engaging audiences and fostering dialogue among the region's diverse communities. Your financial support will provide valuable funding for Lawndale's many programs, helping to cover expenses such as the presentation of exhibitions, catalogue production and printing and direct financial support for artists. To find out more about making a donation to this year's event, please download our Donor Packet or contact us at 713.528.5858 or by email at

Special thanks to Continental Airlines and Saint Arnold Brewery.
Household Goods Donations Needed

For their exhibition in the Mezzanine Galley, Me, Mine, and not Yours, artists Joe Ives and Jahjehan Bath Ives need your unwanted household items for their installation.  Items include: a loveseat, dining room table and two or more chairs (can be mismatched), low coffee table (preferably wooden), household knickknacks, pillows, dishes and plates, vases, linens, hardbound books.  The artists plan to use household items to create their tableau in the Mezzanine.

All the items will then be donated to charity following the close of the exhibition.  Items can be delivered to Lawndale between Monday, August 10th, and Friday, August 14th, 10 AM to 5 PM or by appointment.  Please contact or call 713-528-5858 for further information.

Become a Member!

Receive invitations to our exhibitions and discounts to special events. Information about membership levels and benefits is available via our website. Send us your membership form today! Recommend a friend to join or purchase a membership gift for that special art lover in your life. Memberships can be purchased via PayPal, check or credit cards. Give us a call at (713) 528-5858 to join today!
Lawndale Art Center thanks you for your support!


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