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See in the installation of the 2015 mural, Ghost Grid, by Jonathan Leach on our YouTube channel
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Lawndale Art Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and relies on individual donations and memberships, along with government and foundation grants to support annual exhibitions and programming.
Dear Lawndale Supporters and Friends,
By now you may have heard I will be leaving Lawndale in May. It has been my great honor and pleasure to work for Lawndale for the last eight years. I can't begin to describe how much I have grown because of the generosity and courage shown by the thousands of artists I have met and worked with here, the tireless dedication of the MOST awesome staff in the entire universe and the huge support, energy and enthusiasm given by our board, volunteers, interns and donors. With a deep sense of gratitude and great confidence I step down leaving Lawndale in good hands. I can't wait to see Lawndale's bright and exciting future.
Join us for Design Fair 2015, April 20 - 26, become a member or stop by the gallery to see the current exhibitions. Lawndale will continue to be a vital resource for artists and audiences in the Houston and your generous support makes this possible. I look forward to continuing my involvement with the organization and the community and seeing you all out and about in the near future.
Christine Jelson West
Design Fair 2015: Learn. Shop. Connect.
April 20 - 26, 2015
Design Fair 2015 features examples of cutting-edge contemporary design, as well as vintage modern objects of the 20th century. A wide selection of carefully curated items will be available for purchase as part of the Design Fair, including furniture, glass, ceramics, lighting, books, metalwork and fashion. Visitors to the Fair will be able to meet the designers and exhibitors for an up-close and personal look at the pace-setting designs of today and the mid-20th century.
The Texas Co-Op, a special section of the Fair, features individual Texas-based designers offering one-of-a-kind products. These new and emerging product lines currently are in small-scale production and represent innovations in industrial and object design today.
Fair Curator: Lynn Goode
Texas Co-Op Curator: Sara Beck
Advisory Committee: Jeffrey Abel, Beth Abel, Sara Beck, Anne Breux, Lynn Goode, Cecilia Marquez, Meghan Miller, Paula Murphy, Cali Pettigrew, Nicole Romano, Cindi Strauss, Christine West and Eleanor L. Williams
Dream Cars: Innovative Designs, Visionary Ideas
Curator of Decorative Arts and Design,
April 20, 2015, 6:30 PM
Caroline Wiess Law Building, 1001 Bissonnet
Friday, April 24, 2015
6 - 9 PM
Chairs: Beth & Jeffrey Abel
Attire: Contemporary Cocktail
$60 per Lawndale member
$75 per non-member
(includes admission throughout weekend)
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015
10 AM - 5 PM
General Admission : $5
Museum Experience - Zone 2
Saturday, April 25, 2015
Holocaust Museum Houston, Asia Society Texas Center, Czech Center Museum Houston, Lawndale Art Center, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, DiverseWorks
The Museum Experience is Houston's newest cultural block party! The Museum Experience features four walkable "zones" to help visitors navigate through the area and learn more about all 19 museums in a more personal way. On the last Saturday of January, April, July and September, each zone will showcase a handful of museums at a time, complete with special programming, pedicabs in select zones and food trucks. Create your own Museum Experience with the Houston Museum District.
Click here to learn more about the museums of Zone 2 and activities planned for Saturday, April 25, 2015!
Museum District Family Night at IKEA
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
5 - 7 PM
7810 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024
Join participating museums from the Houston Museum District at IKEA Houston from 5 to 7 PM for a Children's Creative Workshop with educational hands on activities for kids.
Houston Museum District Family Night at IKEA Houston activities include:
* Create your own glass-bead bracelet at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft station
* "Create Your Own Mural" in conjunction with Jonathan Leach's new mural titled "Ghost Grid" on view at Lawndale Art Center.
* Make origami butterflies with the Holocaust Museum team as part of their butterfly project.
* Buffalo Soldiers National Museum presents a code-making activity that educates children about Buffalo Soldier military terminology utilized on the Underground Railroad. Create your own codes then take an oath to join the New Underground Reading Railroad.
2015-2016 Lawndale Artist Studio Program
Application Deadline: May 31, 2015
(Midnight - Central Standard Time)
Applications for the 2015
-2016 Lawndale Artist Studio Program
are now being accepted online via submittable.com
provides three artists with studio
space on the third floor of Lawndale
Art Center, a monthly stipend, materials budget and exhibition in May 2016
. Participating artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio
and organize a workshop for the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic. Please visit our website for complete information on the Lawndale Artist Studio Program.
All application materials are due by May 31, 2015
(Midnight - Central Standard Time). Please note, applications will only be accepted online via submittable.com