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Sculpture Month Houston 2021


Altamira: The Primal Urge To Create

October 9 - December 4, 2021

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 9, 2021

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SITE Gallery

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.


Participating artists:

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.


Performers include:

Nestor Topchy, RJSH, Texas New Music Ensemble, Chapel in the Sky, Houston's Poet Laureate: Outspoken Bean

Participating Venues:

Anya Tish Gallery

Art Car Museum 


Art League Houston  


Art Museum TX Katy

Art Museum TX Sugar Land

Barbara Davis Gallery


Blaffer Art Museum


BOX 13 ArtSpace


City of Houston Parking Management Division “Art Meters”


Deborah Colton Gallery


Diverse Works  


Foltz Fine Art  


Gallery Sonja Roesch


Galveston Art Center


Gray Contemporary

Heidi Vaughn Fine Art


Holocaust Museum


Houston Arboretum & Nature Center


Houston Arts Foundation


Houston Botanic Garden 

Houston First & Greater Houston Partnership


Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Houston Heights Association

Heights Blvd Row of Sculptures


Houston Museum of African American Culture


Houston Police Officers Memorial


Lawndale Art Center


Meek Studio and Gallery


Moody Gallery


Mother Dog Studios

Mystic Lion

Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art


Nicole Longnecker Gallery


Public Art of the University of Houston System


Redbud Gallery


Sicardi Gallery


The Tank @ Spring Street Studios


The Transart Foundation


The Techne at TXRX Labs


The University Museum of Texas Southern University


University of Houston, School of Arts


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