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Lawndale Exhibitions Opening Friday!
Lawndale Art Center

April, 2011


4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

In This Issue
Exhibitions Opening Friday!
Upcoming Events
Artist Opportunities
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Domy Books,
in association with

The Great God Pan Is Dead  

and Lawndale Art Center,
is pleased to present


A Comic Book Signing

with Marc Bell and  
Jim Woodring 


Saturday, April 23, 2011 at

Domy Books, Houston 

1709 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77098

6-8pm, FREE


Lawndale Art Center is pleased to announce that
Lawndale Members will now receive a 10% discount at Domy Books!
Visit our website for more information.

Visit the Exhibitions on Flickr!  
Dod retablo

Visit our flickr pages for images of current and past exhibitions!

Did you know
April is Modernism Month?


Houston Mod is hosting lectures, tours and a market.

Support Lawndale

Lawndale Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on individual donations and memberships, along with government and foundation grants to support annual exhibitions and programming.


More Ways to Support Lawndale

A percentage of your purchases at both Kroger's and Randall's grocery stores can be designated to go to Lawndale. If you are a Kroger shopper, download the Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor Program letter and bring it with you on your next shopping trip. Randall's shoppers, link your Randall's Card to #11622.

Exhibitions Opening Friday!  


April 22 - June 4, 2011

Opening Reception Friday, April 22, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 PM

Artist talks at 6 PM

Demonstration of Jim Woodring's seven-foot long dip pen at 7 PM

MEASURED | Hillerbrand+Magsamen,
Daniel McFarlane & Anthony Thompson Shumate
Lawndale Artist Studio Program Exhibition

Walpurgis Afternoon | Marc Bell & Jim Woodring
Curated by Robert Boyd

Into the Sunset | Leigh Merrill

In Order to be Safe... | Carmen Flores

Also on view
Snack Projects | featuring Cody VanderKaay

Participating in the 2011 Texas Biennial


For a list of all participating organizations and further information on the 2011 Texas Biennial, information on exhibitions on view in Austin, Houston and San Antonio from April 9 - May 14, please visit

Upcoming Events   


April 30, 2011
Lawndale Studio Artists Gallery Talk
1 PM

Join Lawndale Artist Studio Program resident artists Hillerbrand+Magsamen, Daniel McFarlane and Anthony Thompson Shumate for an informal gallery talk on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 1PM.  Their group exhibition, MEASURED, will be on view in the John M. O'Quinn Gallery.



April 30, 2011
Daniel and the Thunderheads   
2:30 PM

Come and see the metaphoric lion and tiger fight really hard. Prepare yourselves for untold fairytales and mysterious adventures. Daniel and the Thunderheads will give a special one-time performance at Lawndale Art Center, Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 2:30PM. Beverages provided by Saint Arnold Brewing Company.



May 6, 2011
A Chemical Reaction: The Story of a True Green Revolution
A Documentary film by Brett Plymale
Presented by Hillerbrand+Magsamen
8 PM

Presented by Hillerbrand+Magsamen in conjunction with the Lawndale Artist-in-Residence program. During their residency Hillerbrand+Magsamen are making an experimental short video Elevated Landscape. This video was shot on Lawndale's lawn and looks at suburban lawns as identity for families as well as the social and environmental impact of maintaining lawns. They will be presenting the documentary, A Chemical Reaction, as a free outdoor screening on Lawndale's lawn. Bring your chairs, blankets and picnics.  




Artist Opportunities  


2011-2012 Lawndale Artist Studio Program

Application Deadline: May 16, 2011, 5 PM

Applications for the 2011-2012 Lawndale Artist Studio Program are now available via our website. This program provides three artists with studio space on the third floor of Lawndale Art Center, a monthly stipend, materials budget and exhibition in May 2012. Please visit our website for complete information or download the application form. Applications are due by Monday, May 16, 2011 at 5 PM (Please note, this is NOT a postmark deadline).


Design Fair: Learn. Shop. Create.

Thank You! 


Many, many thanks to the Chairs, Sponsors, In-kind contributors, Dealers, Host Committee, volunteers and everyone who participated in Design Fair 2011.  We hope everyone had fun, learned a bunch and was inspired to explore more design in our region.

Save the date for 2012

Design Fair will take place April 25 - 29 in 2012. 

More details to come soon about how to get involved.



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