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Rene Cruz, Untitled, 2008

Flora and Fauna
Thursday April 24, 5-7:30pm

Hello Lucky
1025 Studewood Street
Houston, Tx 77008

Work by Rene Cruz, Ryan Geiger, Lisa Irvin and Christine West

Ongoing work by Woody Golden, David Krueger and JoAnn Park
Through May 17

Come out and help Mel Ziegler

This project involves volunteers collecting breath samples, by getting participants to blow up balloons, and draw self portraits on them. We will have volunteers stationed in 9 downtown buildings, and our goal is to collect around 2000 breath samples. Volunteers must be willing to approach workers in the buildings, explain the project, and convince people to participate. We will have tables set up in the lobbies, but volunteers may also need to make the effort to find people. The balloons will be collected each day April 23-25, 2008, and will be mixed together over the weekend, and installed in the buildings Monday April 28th.

We will have 3 different schedules for volunteers during April 23-28
All Day: 7am-6pm
1/2 Day: 7am-1pm, 12-6pm
4 hr shifts: 7-11am, 10am-2pm, 2-6pm

-Please meet at the One Allen Center lobby, 500 Dallas St. There you will get your Downtown Mixer t-shirt and be assigned to a building. If possible try and arrive a little before your shift starts.
-There is usually available metered parking outside of One Allen Center, if you want to pick up your stuff, then drive to park closer to the building you are working in. Or there is a parking garage for the Allen Centers where you can park, and walk down to your assigned building. The buildings are all with in walking distance. MAP here.
-Everyone must wear the t-shirt while collecting balloons.
-Tables will be set up at the buildings with the signage and information.
-Your job will be to convince as many people as possible to blow up a balloon and draw a self portrait on it.
-Cards with all the info will be on the tables, but please take a minute to familiarize yourself with all the info, so you can answer general questions.
For more info about the project and artist, click here.

Patty’s still writing for the Chronicle, and instead of her old school glad-handing tripe, this new freelance gig has spurred her on to making decisions… but I think she’s a little out of practice.

“The distinction between journalistic, commercial and fine-art photography is eroding to the point where differentiating between them is mostly a matter of opinion.”

Jesus Abad Colorado
“It’s iconic.”

y mas..

These might not be art, but they are life-affirming.”

“[T]he pictures’ appearance, sleek and lovely as travel brochures, falls short of inducing the hoped-for meditation.”

“Their scale dwarfs the people, Lilliputians in a land of monstrous physical and psychological domination.”

I wonder if this blogger doesn’t like what I’m doing… ha ha hahaa haha ha ha ha

We’ve got a deal for you: Become a first-round draft pick for Houstonist.

No, seriously.

Houstonist is looking for writers to help us better keep track of what’s happening in Houston. As far as jobs go, being a Houstonist contributor is right up there with working for Google (except without the climbing wall, pool table, lap pool and sand volleyball court) — you get to work on your own schedule, from the comfort of your own home, writing about what you want to write about. There aren’t that many qualifications, either: You have to be able to put together a good sentence (several good sentences in a row: even better), you should be able to commit to producing content regularly (weekly is ideal) and you must be an expert on Houston. Whether you’re a foodie, a bookie (no, not that kind), a sports fan, a City Hall groupie, an art junkie … anything goes, as long as it has to do with Our Fair City.

So what are you waiting for? If you’re interested in joining us, drop a line to write (at) houstonist (dot) com and tell us a little about yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit with the site. It never hurts to attach a writing sample, too.

If you’re still not sure about the whole thing, stop by Brasil between 10:30 a.m. and noon on Saturday, May 3, and hang out with Houstonist. We’ll be on the back patio if the weather’s nice and inside if it’s not — but either way, we’d love for you to get to know us and learn more about being part of the team.

(And no, coming to Brasil isn’t a requirement for writing for us.)

also via Houstonist… Cocktails, Anyone?

No, no that’s not what it means… it’s a blog about the U of Houston aka Cougars…

Claudia Schmuckli captured by the lens of two intrepid fashion bloggers

“We really liked this dress, very simple and cute with a little bit of detail at the top and bottom.”

Cougar Style

What a silly title… no, it’s really so that we can hopefully expand to other universities soon.


Hey everyone! Lets all meet up at the FIRST ART HISTORY ASSOCIATION MEETING

– When: Wednesday, April 23 @ 5 pm
– Where: The comfy sofas outside the Houston room at the UC Student Center. 3rd Floor.
(If you’re still lost: I, Sarah, will be wearing a white and gray-striped shirt.)

We will introduce ourselves, go over local art events and unveil our group outing!

(If you haven’t already heard……. Sean and me are VERY excited about a certain Orange Show event in May!…)

Bill says:

VBB (Voices Breaking Boundaries) continues its Living Room Art series this evening at the home of John Pluecker, 5036 Jefferson St, Houston. New site-specific installations by Jorge Galvan and Donna Huanca. 7 pm. FREE.

Britt says:

Dancers from Nayikas, a New York-based classical Indian Odissi dance theater company, will interact with [Houston artist Molly] Gochman’s steel sculptures as part of a performance during the [EnGendered] festival.

Q: How did you come to be in this festival? I understand that you’re the only non-Asian participating.

A: They wanted an outside perspective. It’s in New York, so having an American perspective was a desire. The visual-arts component of the festival is called Pardah, which means unveiling.

My work usually deals with fabric and, conceptually, my work challenges boundaries. Gender issues are brought up in my work. The theme of the show addresses the complex realities of gender and sexuality in contemporary South Asia.

Frank told me Smitty says:

Find more videos like this on ArtsHouston

Ride for Obama 08 says:

Also I just ate an entire sleeve of Hostess Chocolate Donuts…excuse me, “donettes” according to the discarded packaging. I don’t feel so good.

I know the starting plans:

We’re meeting at the Pearl Bar on Washington Ave at 4.

Bring your bike, skate, wahatever you need to roll with us and 10 bucks for the donation! I can’t wait to see everyone! I’m very excited and hope this goes smoothly, but how can it not with plenty of beer and our amazing group of friends?


NeoHooDoo link

its also the name of a blog

and a book from 1974

and a dance performance from 2006

Hoodoo Performance Artist Seeks Generous Prosperous Financer (Houston Texas)

Reply to: comm-646850470@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-04-18, 8:50AM CDT

What Is Hoodoo? Its the speak it up dream time roots and herbs to heal folk magick
What is Hoodoo Art? Its the rememory of the ancient ways givin’um -dem spirits- a place to shine be contained through art instead of roaring their giant walkin’ selves hurricane tornados earthquake style through the lands

Who Am I? Servant of the Giant Fire Walkers, The Hoodoo Daughta, The Dark Goddess Ringbearer, Zora Neal Hurston Madame Marie Laveau and Isis Herself Big Footed Heavy Handed Stir It Up Good ‘n Thick Sauce Maker, Double Headed Wild Child, Writer of the Speak It Up, Congo Mystery Keeper, Drawer Interpreter Mythologist and Conjurer of Scenicville Texas Hoodoologist Landscape of the Forgotten Ones, Filmmaker, Art Art Art Art Art Art Art Art Art Art Art…

Who Are U? The One Who Cares Got Loot and Knows

Together we will bring them through in a creative way- let actors who know how to channel spirits tell their stories- cause all they wanna really do is that instead of body jumpin folks who can’t handle’um and makin fires and storms and such like they do on their planet

Please hear well