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70th Anniversary Gala

October 12, 2018

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Honorary Chair:

Council Member David W. Robinson

Co-Chairs:

Duyen & Marc Nguyen, & Kristen Perrin

Current Exhibitions

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Something

Francesca Fuchs

2018 Texas Artist of the Year
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – November 3, 2018
Opening Reception: 6 – 9 PM Friday, September 7, 2018
Artist Remarks: 6:30 PM

Art League Houston (ALH) is pleased to present the 2018 Texas Artist of the Year exhibition Something by Francesca Fuchs. The exhibition features a series of recent paintings of child-made objects from the artist’s family that have become treasured keepsakes. The paintings continue Fuchs's fascination with concepts of worth and value as they relate to themes of memory and home. Drawing from these personal references, the works in the exhibition portray moments of emotional and intellectual intimacy and self-reflection. Something is presented in conjunction with How to Tell the Truth and Painting at Inman Gallery (September 14 – October 27, 2018). A limited edition catalog titled She Lives with Objects will be available, featuring an essay by Laura August. Funding for the catalog has been generously provided by the Heimbinder Family Foundation, Wortham Foundation, Kerry Inman & Inman Gallery, Talley Dunn Gallery, Judy & Scott Nyquist, Julie Kinzelman, Leigh & Reggie Smith, Lynn Goode & Harrison Williams, and Jill Whitten & Rob Proctor.

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Journey to the Brightest Star

George Smith

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – November 3, 2018
Opening Reception: 6 – 9 PM Friday, September 7, 2018
Artist Remarks: 7:00 PM

Art League Houston (ALH) is pleased to present the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts exhibition: Journey to the Brightest Star by George Smith. The exhibition focuses on work made by the artist during the past four decades and features drawing, sculpture and printmaking. The works in the exhibition reflects Smith’s lifelong fascination with synthesizing three fundamental sources; the sense of scale and the intuitive look of Abstract Expressionism; the flat-faced industrial geometry of Minimal Art; and the expressive symbols and geometry inspired by the Dogon peoples of West Africa. The exhibition opens Friday, September 7, 2018 with a reception from 6 to 9 PM, and will remain on view through November 3, 2018. A limited edition 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts catalog will be available in conjunction with the exhibition featuring texts by Dr. William Camfield, Phillip E. Collins, Mel Edwards, James Harithas, Tierney Malone, Tierrie S. Rouse-Rosario, George Smith and Dr. Walter Widrig.

 

Upcoming Classes

 

LANDSCAPE TECHNIQUES (P-17)

Instructor Steve Parker

Wednesday & Thursday
9:30AM–4:00PM
December 5 & 6

2-Day Workshop

In this workshop students will explore various techniques used in rendering landscape subjects such as the use of painting knife and brush work applications.

WRITING INTENSIVE: ARTIST STATEMENT (MM-7)

Instructor Rajab Ali Sayed

Saturday morning

9:30AM–12:30PM
September 15 - October 6

4 Weeks

Through a series of group discussions, class presentations, and writing exercises, this class will assist students with verbalizing and transcribing their portfolios and art practices.

COLLAGE / MIXED-MEDIA (MM-3)

Instructor Sasha Dela

Tuesday afternoon
1:00–4:00PM
September 11 - November 6

9 Weeks

Through the exploration of artists’ work in collage as well as hand-on experimentation this class will give students a chance to become familiar with the elements and ideas involved in collage and mixed media works.