Very Artsy Houston News: Station Museum and artist residencies

Houston’s ART scene this season is stacked with action-oriented events. From the Houston Art Alliance annual gala this Wednesday, October 13 at the Black Theater Coalition and Broadway Across America joining forces in search of scholarship applications, the city is in full philanthropy mode.

Here’s more art news for your week.

The contemporary art station museum is mounting an inspiring new exhibition

In support of the Collectif Artistes solidaires avec la Palestine and the Palestinian Youth Movement, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art presents, In the sun, a group exhibition and symposium featuring 17 local artists whose work explores community and liberation. The exhibition will be commemorated with a conference and artist reception on October 17, 2021.

For more information on the exhibition, visit here.

New mural honoring historic Mexican-American community leader unveiled in Houston’s Northside

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, local artist Gelson Danilo Lemus paid tribute to the late judge Alfred J. Hernandez (1917-2010) with a commemorative mural in the North Houston neighborhood. Hernandez was the first Latinx judge elected to the bench in Houston and has been the leader of the Mexican-American community throughout his career. The mural is presented as an active tribute to the life and legacy of Hernandez, with a portrait of the judge and accompanying images that tell the story of the Northside community.

The mural is located on both sides of the Judge Alfred J. Hernandez Tunnel (North Main Street @ Daly Place).

Fresh Arts seeks proposals from Houston artists for Space Taking artist residency

Fresh Arts, a local arts advocacy organization, is seeking proposals from artists in the Greater Houston area for their Space Taking artist residency. Two selected projects will receive a stipend of $ 2,500 and have access to an 1,800 square foot gallery space to take over for eight weeks. Local artists and creative collectives are encouraged to apply until Sunday, November 14.

For more information on the application and guidelines, visit here.

PVAMU announces Melina Abdullah as its first activist in residence

Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Chapter researcher, professor and co-founder Melina Abdullah heads to Prairie View A&M University to teach and empower students at their 2021-2022 Activist-in-Residence. Born in Oakland, California, Abdullah is a leading figure in racial studies, social movements and has also had an imprint in the world of cinema.

For more information on Melina Abdullah and the PVAMU Center for Race and Justice, visit here.

MFAH Core Residency Program Announces Public Lecture Schedule

Since 1982, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston has granted postgraduate residencies to visual artists and critics as part of its primary residency program. The program, which is hosted by the Glassell School of Art, recently shared its 2021-2022 public lecture program which will kick off this Thursday, October 14 with Iranian director Anahita Ghazvinizadeh. The program also includes a virtual talk with curator Meg Onli (who was recently appointed director of the Underground Museum in Los Angeles), Houston artist Jamal Cyrus, and more.

For more information on residents and 2021-2022 programs, visit here.


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