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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter: Mid Main First Thursday benefittingLawndale TOMORROW!
Lawndale Art Center Houston

October, 2013

4912 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 | 713.528.5858

Lawndale Art Center Newsletter 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 
In This Issue
Mid Main First Thursday
Día de los Muertos
Volunteer Opportunities
Studio Program Update
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Sponsor this year's Día de los Muertos events!
 Funds raised in support of Lawndale's 26th Annual Día de los Muertos help underwrite the cost of presenting programs that celebrate cultural traditions of Mexico. These events foster pride and appreciation in one's own heritage and encourage tolerance and understanding. Contributions also fund Lawndale's free programs throughout the year and allow us to continue serving as one of Houston's leading contemporary arts spaces. 

To find out more about making a donation to this year's Día de los Muertos, please download our Donor Packet, contact us at 713.528.5858 or by email at


Donate now via PayPal!  

Become a Member! 

Lawndale members receive a $15 discount on admission to the Día de los Muertos Gala & Silent Auction! Membership levels start as low as $25 per year.
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Support Lawndale this October!
Mid Main First Thursday
Benefitting Lawndale Art Center
Thursday, October 3, 2013
5 PM - midnight

3600 and 3700 block of Main near Alabama


Each month, the stores and restaurants of Mid Main (the 3600 and 3700 blocks of Main Street at Alabama) join together to eat, shop, rock and drink for a good cause on the First Thursday. On Thursday, October 3, 2013, 5 PM - 12 AM, The Continental ClubShoeshine Charlie's Big Top,Tacos A Go-GoSig's LagoonMy Flaming HeartThe TinderboxDouble TroubleBig KatsKat's MeowOld Crow ParlorThe Alley KatThe Place UpstairsNatachee's Supper 'n Punch and our friend Urban Izzy will all donate 5% of their sales that evening to Lawndale. Come by the Art Garden and learn about Lawndale Art Center, purchase raffle tickets for fun prizes donated by Art Supply on Main, then make your way around the block to enjoy free live music and art shows all night!


OKRA Chairty Bar in October

924 Congress

Houston, TX 77002

Open 4 PM - 2 AM daily


Lawndale Art Center has been selected as one of the four charities at OKRA Charity Barfor October! Throughout the month you can vote for Lawndale at OKRA Charity Bar, if Lawndale receives the most votes in October, then all proceeds from OKRA in November will be donated to Lawndale. Plan your happy hour today!
26th Annual Día de Los Muertos
October 21 - November 9, 2013




Lawndale Art Center is pleased to present its 26th Annual Día de los Muertos events, a celebration of the art, music and folklife of Mexico. For over twenty years Lawndale has presented an annual open call, non-juried exhibition that celebrates the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos in a contemporary context.  This program supports area artists and students by offering them an opportunity to show their works to diverse audiences in a museum quality setting. Over the years additional programming has been developed to educate audiences and encourage dialogue in celebration of Mexican-American heritage in our region. Día de los Muertos programs and exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center promote cultural awareness of Mexican folk art practices associated with this celebration of family, life and community.


Click here for a full schedule of events.

Volunteer Opportunities 


Come volunteer with us during our many Day of the Dead events! There is something for everyone, from assisting with craft activities to monitoring the auction of retablo tins, and we hope to have your support. Volunteers during Day of the Dead must be at least 16 years of age or older (see exceptions for Gala and Retablo Silent Auction). Volunteers under 18 must have their Parent/Guardian complete a Waiver. Questions? Contact Community Relations Coordinator, Emily Link,

Studio Program Update 


Jim Nolan'Window into Houston, shifting Scale, is on view through November 6, 2013 at 110 Milam Street in downtown Houston. Nolan's work is also included in The Brandon's Group Show, on view through October 13, 2013. His video piece will be screened on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the closing reception. 

Nolan will also participate in a panel discussion, Artist Residencies and their impact on cultural community development, at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair on Saturday, October 12, 2013, 12 - 1 PM, along with Joe Havel, Director of the Glassell School of Art and Core Artist in Residency Program, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Heyd Fontenot, Director of UT Dallas CentralTrak, Natasha Bowdoin. Panelists will discuss multiple perspectives on the impact of Artist Residency programs on their communities.


Shayne Murphy's work was included in the exhibition Rising Star at Turner House (the Oak Cliff Society of Fine Arts) September 28 & 29, 2013 in Dallas, Texas. Twelve artists who are currently not represented by a gallery were included in the exhibition, each nominated by a Dallas gallery. Murphy's work will also be on view September 6 - October 4, 2013 at  OC3-Oak Cliff Cultural Center in the exhibition austere measures.


Emily Peacock will have work in two exhibitions this fall. Her black and white photographic self-portraits replicating images produced by Diane Arbus in the 60's will be on view at the Galveston Arts Center, October 5 - November 24, 2013, in the exhibitionYou, Me & DianeThis exhibition runs concurrently with former Lawndale Artist Studio Program resident artist David Politzer's exhibition Always a Dissapointment. From November 15, 2013 - January 12, 2014, Peacock's work will be included in the exhibition See Food, curated by Natalie Zelt at Houston Center for Photography.


Programs at Lawndale are supported in part by The National Endowment for the Arts, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The City of Houston through the Houston Museum District Association, The Texas Commission on the Arts, Houston Endowment, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The John R. Eckel, Jr. Foundation, The John P. McGovern Foundation, Art Colony Association, John M. O'Quinn, Cecily E. Horton, Ann W. Harithas, Diana M. Hudson and Lee Kaplan, Chinhui Juhn and Edward R Allen III, Bevin and Dan Dubrowksi, Bruce Eames, Anita and David Garten, Felvis Foundation/David R. Graham, Jenny and Mark Johnson, Jeryn and Walter Mayer, Paula Murphy, Andrew C. Schirrmeister III, Scott Sparvero, TeleFlex, United Airlines, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Poggenpohl Design Studio, Saint Cloud and other contributors, memberships, benefit events and many volunteers. 


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