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Lawndale Art Center Newsletter: Exhibitions On View & Upcoming Events
Press Release

February, 2009


4912 Main Street, Houston, Texas | 713.528.5858


Lawndale Art Center Newsletter



On View Through February 28, 2009

In the space of absence | Kathy Kelley

John M. O'Quinn Gallery

found sound
(Public Music Reconnaissance)
| Patrick Renner

Mezzanine Gallery

Highway 71 Revisited | Barry Stone

Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

Battle Set Play | Aram Nagle

Project Space




Thank You!

Lawndale would like to extend a special thank you to all of the hard working volunteers and interns who helped make the current exhibitions and most recent opening happen including Oscar Alonzo, Hebe Brooks, Sean Carroll, Liz Castillo, Oscar Cornejo, Kristin Flanagan, Jeremy Haines, Lydia Hickey, Sue Lehrer, Emily Link, Michelle Macy, Jennifer Overfield, Ashley Powell, Britt Ragsdale, Barbara Rossetti, Ben Ruggiero Virginia Shaw, William Spoor, Polly Smart, Laurie and Steven Thomas, Eric Todd and Shawn Wright.




Upcoming Events

Spacetaker SPEAKeasy

February 18, 2009

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Spacetaker Artist Resource Center
Winter Street Studios
2101 Winter Street
Houston, TX 77007


Every third Wednesday of the month at the Artist SPEAKeasy, Spacetaker and a guest arts organization hosts two to three artists from varying disciplines to present, in an informal atmosphere, creative dialogs/talks/presentations about their work followed by a question and answer session. The evening is designed not only to bring together artists and those who appreciate the arts, but also to introduce local artists to each other to encourage conversation and cross-disciplinary collaborations.

On Wednesday, February 18, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, three artists whose work is currently on view at Lawndale Art Center, Kathy Kelley, Aram Nagle and Patrick Renner will speak.



Cultured Cocktails



Cultured Cocktails
with Beaver's and Spacetaker

February 19, 2009

5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

2310 Decatur Street
Houston 77007


Celebrate Lawndale Art Center with Beaver's and Spacetaker. Join us at Beaver's when a portion of the Cultured Cocktails menu proceeds will benefit Lawndale from 5 – 10 PM. Beaver's and Spacetaker celebrate our local art scene each week by contributing proceeds to a new local non-profit arts organization each week!




Quilting Bee-hemoth

February 28, 2009

12:00 – 5:00 PM

Room 317

During this Saturday workshop, Studio artist Kevin Curry invites everyone to become part of his ongoing Housewarming project through the cutting, sewing and sorting of fabric as well as the laying out of patterns to be handed off to those sewing [either at Lawndale or at their leisure]. Three sewing machines will be on hand and anyone is free to bring their own if they wish. All participants are also invited to bring any fabric that they wish to have included in this piece. All ages and abilities are invited to become part of the social and interpersonal aspect of this event and it's outcome. Click here for more information...





Upcoming Exhibitions

March 13 – April 18, 2009

Opening Reception Friday, March 13, 2009 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Artist talks at 6:00 PM

Ritual Prototypes for the Afterlife | Dennis Harper

John M. O'Quinn Gallery

Ta Marmaruga | David Waddell & Kelly Ulcak

Mezzanine Gallery

The Listening Post | Tim Brown

Grace R. Cavnar Gallery

Silent Topographies | Brent Fogt

Project Space



Empty Bowls


Save the Date

Empty Bowls Houston

March 21, 2009

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

For tickets, go to

Empty Bowls Houston is a unique lunch event and fundraiser that brings together the arts and crafts community to fight hunger in our area and benefits the Houston Food Bank. For a minimum donation, guests enjoy a simple lunch and select a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind; hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston area ceramicists and craft artists. The event will be held again this year at two neighboring facilities: the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft at 4848 Main Street, and Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street.




Bayou City Art Festival

March 27, 28 & 29, 2009

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Memorial Park

As a Non-Profit Partner of the Art Colony Association, Lawndale Art Center hosts a booth in the Creative Zone of the Bayou City Art Festival. Lawndale Art Center’s booth offers a fun and easy art activity for children visiting the festival.



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