UPCOMING SPECIAL PROJECTS

Sculpture Month Houston 2021

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


 

For more information, please visit http://sculpturemonthhouston.org/altamira-festival-2021