CURRENT SPECIAL PROJECTS
SCULPTURE MONTH HOUSTON 2021
Altamira: The Primal Urge To Create
October 9 - December 4, 2021
Saturday, October 9, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Silos at Sawyer Yards
1502 Sawyer Street, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77007
17,000 or so years ago in Altamira, in Northern Spain, prehistoric man created these magnificent and now famous cave paintings. Along with early carvings made out of animal bones or mammoth ivory these paintings and similar ones discovered in Lascaux or Chauvet can be considered the origin of art as we know it today.
Participating artists sit back and picture themselves as cave artists, but with the entire array of modern technology at their disposal. They will try to explore and tie into this ”primal urge to create” that compelled our ancestors to become curious about the human existence and to transform their observations into tangible images.
As a fitting background, the architecture of the Silos represents an urban cave environment that provides a near authentic experience with its 34 individual art spaces, dark passage ways, mysterious side chambers and dramatic scale shifts.
Ariel Bowman, Robin Baker, Christyn Overstake, Justin Boyd, Elaine Bradford, Emily Link, Susan Budge, Larry Graeber, Suguru Hiraide, Allison Hunter, Kathy Kelley, Cindee Klement, Sue Anne Rische, John Runnels, Shawn Smith, Anthony Suber, Damon Thomas, and Nestor Topchy
Ambient Avenues Performing Arts Series Presented By Chapel In The Sky
Ambient Avenues is an expanded performing arts series that merges living artists who create music, poetry, dance, and performance with living visual artists with an emphasis on instillation and video art.
Performances will occur on select Saturdays at 3:15pm after the 2pm tour and artist talks in The Silos. Dates TBA.
Nestor Topchy, RJSH, Texas New Music Ensemble, Chapel in the Sky, Houston's Poet Laureate: Outspoken Bean
City of Houston Parking Management Division “Art Meters”
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Houston First & Greater Houston Partnership
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
Heights Blvd Row of Sculptures
Houston Museum of African American Culture
Houston Police Officers Memorial
Public Art of the University of Houston System
The Tank @ Spring Street Studios
The University Museum of Texas Southern University
University of Houston, School of Arts
For more information, please visit http://sculpturemonthhouston.org/altamira-festival-2021