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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter: Exhibitions & New Mural OpeningFriday!
Lawndale Art Center Houston

March, 2015



On View

March 13 - April 18, 2015


Opening Reception  
Friday, March 13, 2015
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Artist talks at 6 PM 


Click here to RSVP on Facebook!

On Plasticity: Poetics of the Built

Adam Crosson, Jonas Hart & James Scheuren

John M. O'Quinn Gallery


Adam Crosson, Jonas Hart, & James Scheuren's works counter the monumental aesthetics of the built environment as a means to extract from it the found and the felt. Collectively, the three artists foreground the peripheral, the accidental, the byproduct; they establish a tension between the found circumstance and its elevation to an object of tactile perception. In lieu of a focus on the overt, the works plumb facets of the latent and residual to reflect without ceremony on the ultra-familiar. With attention to ad hoc solutions, the idiosyncratic, and the subjective each artist forefronts a physical act, a record or index of the human hand and in most cases, many hands. The objects and images in this exhibition present generations of inadvertence, resulting in an invitation to observe the irreversible processes of and within systems of choice.  


Adam Crosson's website
Jonas Hart's website
James Scheuren's website

With Wild Abandon

Anthony Sonnenberg

Cecily E. Horton Gallery


In this exhibition, With Wild Abandon, Anthony Sonnenberg tackles the topic of consumption and consumerism. Ranging in media from porcelain to performance the works in the show draw from an equally diverse range of sources such as the still life, the rococo and Greek myth. Unable to decide whether they are warnings or advertisements, these works function as markers along the artist's path to an understanding of indulgence and its effects on humanity's past, present, and future as well as his own body. Throughout the journey there is always the question; when we allow ourselves to enjoy pleasure do we also sow the seeds of our own destruction? And if so, is it better than no pleasure at all? 


Anthony Sonnenberg's website 


Erin Stafford

Grace R. Cavnar Gallery


Touching on ideas of etiquette and femininity, Erin Stafford's studio practice investigates the bygone era of social graces and ritualistic propriety, while also engaging the viewer with ideas of fantasy, desires and delight. For her exhibition at Lawndale Art Center, Stafford creates a floor installation using vinyl parquet tiles in the Grace R. Cavnar Gallery. The parquet floor becomes sculptural, undulating from underneath to create an uncanny visual experience that would allow the viewer to languish between beauty, humor and nostalgia. 


Erin Stafford's website 

8 Ohms

Jason Flowers

Project Space


In 8 Ohms eight cassette decks act as one. They "sing" harmoniously with one another until a viewer approaches an individual deck. This deck, wired with an electronic eye, sees the intruder, becomes distracted and falls out of tune with its peers. 


Jason Flowers' website 

New Mural On View!


Ghost Grid

Jonathan Leach

North Exterior Wall

On view through January 2016



Jonathan Leach's work focuses on the visual language of commercial architecture, city traffic and safety/cautionary imagery. Leach's mural activates the surrounding architecture and visually impacts the space.

Ghost Grid features a hardline geometric style with an emphasis on bright color and spacial illusion, using the three windows as a base grid structure that warps and changes, highlighted by reflective paint accents that activate the mural at night. 


Jonathan Leach's website 


Jonathan Leach is a recipient of an Individual Artist Grant Award. This grant is funded by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. 



The Lawndale Mural Project is generously sponsored by Kinzelman Art Consulting. 


Artist Opportunities


Lawndale Art Center Call for Exhibition Proposals  

Deadline: March 15, 2014


LawndaleArtCenter is currently accepting proposals from artists and curators to be reviewed by Lawndale's Programming Committee for exhibitions to be scheduled between August 2015 and May 2016, including exhibitions during the 2016 FotoFest Biennial
Click here for complete information on Lawndale's proposal review process.


Proposals are accepted online via There is no fee to submit a proposal. 
Please visit to create a free account. This will allow you to return and monitor the status of your submissions. You only need to do this step the first time you submit. We strongly encourage you to apply early. If you are having trouble using the online application system, please don't hesitate to call us at 713-528-5858 during office hours (Monday-Friday, 10AM - 5PM) or email with questions.

Design Fair 2015: Learn. Shop. Connect.

April 20 - 26, 2015


Design Fair 2015 features examples of cutting-edge contemporary design, as well as vintage modern objects of the 20th century. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century.


The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, features individual Texas-based designers offering one-of-a-kind products. These new and emerging product lines currently are in small-scale production and represent innovations in industrial and object design today.

Fair Curator: Lynn Goode


Texas Co-Op Curator: Sara Beck


Advisory Committee: Jeffrey Abel, Beth Abel, Sara Beck, Anne Breux, Lynn Goode, Cecilia Marquez, Meghan Miller, Paula Murphy, Cali Pettigrew, Nicole Romano, Cindi Strauss, Christine West and Eleanor L. Williams


Free Lecture

Dream Cars: Innovative Designs, Visionary Ideas

Sarah Schleuning 
Curator of Decorative Arts and Design,  
April 20, 2015, 6:30 PM

Free admission 
Brown Auditorium, 

Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet

Preview Party

Friday, April 24, 2015
6 - 9 PM

Chairs: Beth & Jeffrey Abel
Attire: Contemporary Cocktail
$60 per Lawndale member
$75 per non-member
(includes admission throughout weekend)


Fair Days

Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015

10 AM - 5 PM

General Admission : $5


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.


Upcoming Event

Kite-making Workshop
with Josh Bernstein
Saturday, March 28, 2015
12 - 1 PM
Join Lawndale Artist Studio Program resident Josh Bernstein for simple-to-make kites just in time for the Hermann Park Kite Festival! All materials provided. Children 8 and older (with parental supervision) welcome. Participation is limited to 10 kite-makers.


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