Turn a common plastic bag
into a work of art
Gail Mebane, whose exhibit "The Unfolding Story of POLUTNOT" is currently on display at The Collective, will share her techniques at a workshop Saturday, October 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Collective.
Participants should bring at least one clean plastic bag to the workshop, where they will gain experience working with POLUTNOT,
an innovative alternative to canvas and paper, with a variety of media including acrylic, water color, permanent
markers, crayons, alcohol inks and oil pastels. Artists are also welcome to bring their own favorite media.
Individuals participating in the workshop will be encouraged to share their completed work by contributing the pieces to a POLUTNOT patchwork quilt that will be displayed at The Collective during the
November Houston International Quilt Festival.
A closing reception for the exhibition
will be held Friday, October 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Black Buddha Creative Agency and
Artists Clear Houston have organized a Hurricane Harvey Benefit Group Exhibition at The Collective
to support flood relief
efforts in the greater Houston area. Funds raised through this exhibition will be used to directly sponsor the rehabilitation of uninsured families that lost everything after Hurricane Harvey. The organizers ask that you support this exhibition by coming to the event, collecting art work and making a donation if you are able.
Soon to be installed...again
Vandals recently dismantled The Collective's
"Quilt Peace" sculpture, which was installed September 20 in front of the building we occupy at 4101 San Jacinto.
The colorful sculpture
(blue, magenta, orange, yellow and metallic silver), of powder coated steel standing 8 feet high, 11 feet wide and 6 feet deep, features four free-form figures working on a quilt and is a tribute to the November 2017
Houston International Quilt Festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Plans are for the sculpture to remain at the site for three months and then moved to another site in Midtown.
But two weeks after its installation, a vandal who either doesn't like quilts or peace or public art, went to a lot of trouble with some heavy duty tools to dismantle the structure and leave the pieces lying flattened on the ground.
Fortunately, the five powder-coated steel pieces were not seriously damaged and can be reassembled and returned to its original spot, which previously housed a Metro bus stop.
This time with tamper- proof strategies and perhaps some surveillance provided!
The "Quilt Peace" installation was funded by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, sanctioned by the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and approved by the Midtown Redevelopment Authority.
The sculpture was designed by artist and CAC Executive Director
Michelle Barnes and facilitated by
Gail Mebane and
Charles Washington. The sculpture was fabricated by
James Contreras, owner of Adventure Play Systems, Inc.
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
3816 Caroline Street, Houston 77004
October 27-29, 2017
Relief Now: A fundraiser
for artists and musicians
We are raising money for artists and musicians impacted by Harvey.
Donate now to help us meet our goal of $5,000.
Join the artistic community for a fun-filled afternoon of live music with the Gulf
Coast Blues and
Jazz Association, dancing, silent/live auctions, raffles, light bites, and beverages by
Arnold's Brewing Company. Mingle with artists and talk to the individuals who will benefit from your donations as we come together
to rebuild Houston one family at a time.
Date: October 22, 2017
Time: 2 to 6 p.m.
Location: Preston Theater, 2201 Preston Street, Houston, TX 77003
The Unfolding Story of POLUNOT
October 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14
October 13: Closing Reception, 6 to 8 p.m.
12 noon to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Saturdays, and by appointment
Workshop with Gail Mebane
October 14, 2 to 4 p.m.
Hurricane Harvey Group Benefit Exhibition
October 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
October 22, 2 to 6 p.m.
Preston Theater, 2201 Preston St.
Black Art in America Fine Art Show
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
Jubilee Quilt Circle
October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fridays, 1 to 3 p.m.
Workshops and demonstrations are offered at The Collective,
4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116, on Thursdays
from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Fridays from 1 to 3 p.m.
Supplies provided. Suggested donation is $30 per month.
The Community Artists' Collective invites you to learn about and to
Please join us.
work on textiles, including quilting, knitting, crochet and embroidering.