Thursday, November 7th
* Artists in Dialogue at Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University at 6pm. “Join the Moody for a conversation between artist Matthew Day Jackson and former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander Leroy Chiao. The discussion, moderated by artist Matthew Ritchie, will focus on moon exploration and the artistic creativity that it inspires.” Free and open to the public.
* Panel Discussion: An Atlas of Indigenous Australia at The Menil Collection from 7-8pm In conjunction with the exhibition “Mapa Wiya (Your Map’s not Needed):
Friday, November 8th
* Holdouts II Comic Book Release at Brazos Bookstore from 6:30-8pm. “Sarah Welch & James Beard (Mystic Multiples) will be there to talk about the process of creating the comic, sign copies, and show some new art made alongside the book.”
* Opening Reception for Virgil Grotfeldt: All That Is at Deborah Colton Gallery from 6-8pm.
* Opening Reception | Will Boone: The Highway Hex at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston from 6:30-9pm. “An exhibition that explores the space and time between California and Texas, the Los Angeles River, Interstate 10, why people leave Texas and why they come back.”
Saturday, November 9th
* A Conversation with Saúl Hernández-Vargas and Arden Decker, PhD at Lawndale Art Center from 1-3pm. “Join Lawndale for a conversation with exhibiting artist Saúl Hernández-Vargas and Arden Decker, PhD, as they discuss Hernández-Vargas’ artistic practice and explorations of history’s construction, the spectrality of indigenous Mexico, making past as available time, and resurrection.”
* Dream of America at Miller Outdoor Theatre with Texas Medical Center Orchestra from 7-9pm. ‘”Ellis Island” celebrates the historic American immigrant experience by highlighting seven immigrants’ stories, dramatically interpreted here by young actors from Houston’s Emery/Weiner School.’
* In Conversation | Will Boone and Patricia Restrepo at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston from 2-3pm. “Join the conversation as they discuss the themes of placehood, storytelling, unconventional portraiture, as well as a focus on Texas and the subcultures of the Southwestern United States throughout the exhibition.”
** Drop-In Experience | Where Do I Live? inspired by the exhibit from 1-4pm.
* Magick Hands Art Exhibition at The Whimsy Artisan Boutique from 3-7pm.
* Objects: Redux Conversation with Kathryn Hall & Anna Walker at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft from 3-4:30pm.
* Sawyer Yards Second Saturday open studios and market. “Spend the afternoon wandering through Sawyer Yards’ six studio buildings and discover an extensive selection of painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, clothing, mixed media and more. Meet some of the 300+ artists, learn about their work and add a new piece to your collection. An outdoor market, breweries and fitness facilities all around, it’s easy to spend your entire day at Sawyer Yards on the second Saturday of each month.”
EXTENDED HOURS: 12-7 P.M.
Spring Street Studios – 1824 Spring St.
* Stick ‘Em Up! When The Streets Are Your Canvas – Free Admission at Antidote Coffee from 8-9:30pm. “Documentary filmmaker Alex Luster delves into the minds and motivations behind some of Houston’s most notorious guerilla street artists, capturing the lifespan of their art… “
Sunday, November 10th
* Curator Talk with Paul R. Davis at The Menil Collection at 3pm.
* Mud Turtle Quintet: The Sounds of Color at Archway Gallery from 6-7:30pm. Performing a program inspired by the venue, each piece will musically depict visual scenes, art, and colors in various ways. Works by Phillip Houghton, Eduardo Angulo, and Maximo Diego Pujol. FREE admission! Donations accepted and appreciated. ($20 suggestion) Reception to follow.
* National Dance Company of Siberia at Miller Outdoor Theatre from 7-9pm.