Gallery 200, The Silos at Sawyer Yards
Color:Story 2019 will be an exhibition of artwork in the Gallery 200 space at The Silos at Sawyer Yards in 2019. The exhibit will open on January 12th and close on March 23rd. The Opening event will be an Art Opening/Reading/Poetry Slam event from 5-8PM on January 12th, immediately following the Second Saturday Open Studios event at The Silos.
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Color:Story 2019 is a collaboration with artist Leslie Gaworecki and Houston-area writers who’ve been chosen by submission.
Our exhibition partner: Writespace Houston
Outspoken Bean - Rachel Browne - Anjola Coker - Raie Crawford - Brandon Dillon - Ayokunle Falomo - Catherine Gentry - Kelli Hines - Adam Holt - G. Paris Johnson - J.S. Kapral - Lisa Levy - Jake Anant Miller - Robin Reagler - Lisa Toth Salinas - Ellen Seaton.
Leslie's freely-formed art is emotion, light and color, while my left-brained art is message, precision and detail, so this right-brained/left-brained art pairing will be interesting to observe.
For this Color:Story 2019 exhibition, every piece will be collaborative work. Each piece will be the visual representation of one local writer or poet's words. We will create our own pieces separately, and create some pieces together combining our methods.
Chosen local writers will perform their work at the Opening on January 12th next to the piece they inspired. Writers and poets will be the center of this artists’/writers’ event.
We highlighted local Houston and Texas writers and poets in our selection for this exhibition. We're working directly with Writespace Houston, who helped us get the word out to local Houston-area writers.
This exciting project bridges the worlds of visual and written art.
If you have questions for us, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the new M.D. Anderson Cancer Center location in League City, TX:
Commissioned & Completed: Two 40x30" Visual Art Narrative pieces (in ink and acrylic on paper) to be framed and installed in the lobby. Visuals from the Apollo missions. Narrative: MD Anderson’s Cancer Moon Shots Program. MD Anderson is doubling down across the board to find cures for 13 different types of cancers. Action plan, doctors involved, discoveries, and other details about the Program are written into these pieces.
For The Woodlands Arts Council:
Commissioned & Completed: The AncesTree Project, an ink and acrylic piece on 3-foot-diameter round canvas.
Neighbors in the community who attended the inaugural Woodlands Cultural and Heritage Festival wrote their memories, traditions, cultures and heritages – 260 personal stories – onto paper leaves hung on a papier mâché tree at the festival. I was commissioned to write all of those shared stories into a more permanent piece, which represents the community’s diversity entwined and growing together. The piece is installed in the Arts Council's office.
Houston Methodist The Woodlands, as a new Houston Methodist hospital location, commissioned a triptych in 2017 with all of their new employees' signatures. Each of their 500 employees and staff members signed one of these trees. The hospital's mission statement and goals are woven into the remaining positive space. This triptych is installed on the third floor, facing the front lobby.
Le Méredien Houston
Le Méredien Houston Downtown chose my work this summer for their Unlock Art™ Program. A portion of my piece Be Here Now-II was featured on Le Méredien limited edition room keys, and my work was exhibited in the lobby at 1121 Walker (77002).