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Regina Agu, visual artist
 
Regina Agu, Fresh Arts Featured artist September 2012
 
 
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Catastrophic Theatre

 
Catastrophic Theatre , featured Fresh Arts Org September 2012



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This Week's Art On Tap upcoming
Tuesdaysept11TUESDAY, September 11
 
TONIGHT!
Reading and book signing with authors Amanda Auchter and Lacy M. Johnson
@ Kaboom Books on Houston Ave
Tuesday, September 11
7:30 - 9:30PM, FREE
 

Lacy M. Johnson is the author of Trespasses: A Memoir, which was published by the University of Iowa Press earlier this year. She holds a PhD from University of Houston's Creative Writing Program and has been awarded fellowships from the Kansas Arts Commission, the Mitchell Center for the Arts, and Millay Colony for the Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, Sentence, TriQuarterly Online, Memoir Journal, Gulf Coast, Pebble Lake Review and elsewhere. She lives in Houston with her husband and two children and currently teaches writing to public school teachers and pediatric cancer patients.

 

Amanda Auchter edits Pebble Lake Review and is the author of The Wishing Tomb, which won the 2012 Perugia Press Award and was nominated for the National Book Award, and The Glass Crib, which won the 2010 Zone 3 Press First Book Award. She has received awards and honors from Bellevue Literary Review, BOMB Magazine, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Crab Orchard Review, Southern Indiana Review, Mid-American Review, and was a 2007 finalist for the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation. She holds an MFA from Bennington College and teaches creative writing and literature at Lone Star College. She lives in Houston with her husband and is currently at work on a memoir about adoption and foster care, What Took You So Long.

 


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WEDNESDAY, September 12 

Cultured Cocktails, presented by Fresh Arts benefiting local Houston creative enterprises

Kathryn Kelly "I Dissolve My Fabricated Seatings" 
Reception & Artist Talk
@ College of the Mainland Art Gallery
Wednesday, September 12
2-3PM , FREE
 
College of the Mainland Art Gallery presents Houston based installation artist Kathryn Kelley "i dissolve my fabricated seatings". Reception and artist talk to be held Wednesday, September 12. Show runs September 4-27. 
 

  

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Houston Fine Art Fair Panel Discussion: 
What Lies Between: Contemporary Asian Art, Politics, and the Social Value of Collecting
@ Asia Society Texas Center
Wednesday, September 12 
7:30PM, FREE, limited general public tickets available
 
Against the backdrop of Asia Society Texas Center's inaugural exhibition, Contemporary Asian Art: Texas Connections, join native Houstonians artist Mel Chin and collector Jereann Chaney for a lively discussion exploring artistic practice, the social value of collecting, and the ties that bind. 
 
Presented in collaboration with Houston Fine Art Fair 2012.  
 



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THURSDAY, September 13   



Cultured Cocktails with Stark Naked Theatre Company 
@ Boheme
Thursday, September 13
5 - 10PM, $FREE

Celebrate our local art scene each Thursday with Fresh Arts and Boheme! Join us at Boheme from 5-10PM, when a portion of the proceeds benefits a new local non profit arts organization each week! Cultured Cocktails was named "Best Happy Hour of 2010" by the Houston Press. 

  
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LitFuse Reading Series 
@ Kaboom Books  
Thursday, September 13 
7:30-9PM, $FREE 

For their Welcome To Fall season opener, LitFuse is excited to welcome three of Houston's writers: Miah Arnold, Marc Phillips, and Sarah Cortez. 
 
 
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FRIDAY, September 14
 
Lucha X Vida
@ East End Studio Gallery
Friday, September 14
6-9PM, $FREE

 

East End Studio Gallery presents "Lucha X Vida" a celebration of Mexican wrestling (Lucha Libre).

 

This visual experience will be a exploration and celebration of the popular sport. Artists will interpret the sport and significance of the fighter as well as the symbolism of the luchador mask. Refreshments will be available.

  

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The Nonconformist: A Bernardo Bertolucci Retrospective
The Conformist
@ Museum of Fine Arts I Brown Auditorium
Friday, September 14 
7 - 8:45PM, $7/general, $6/students, seniors, MFAH members 
 

Bernardo Bertolucci's first true masterpiece is the work of a director totally in charge of his medium. The Conformist tells the story of a damaged soul (Jean-Louis Trintignant) whose psychosexual angst translates into political overcompensation and emotional stasis. The protagonist's quest for "normalcy" is initially set-narratively and visually-within the architecture of Fascism. 

 

Vittorio Storaro's initially precise, harsh lighting of vast interior spaces and stylized Roman apartments opens up and acquires a more vivid color scheme as the main character encounters Paris and the possibility of freedom. Dominique Sanda and Stefania Sandrelli give memorable performances, including a riveting tango scene. Based on the novel by Alberto Moravia. 

 

 
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SATURDAY, September 15 

Museum District Day

Saturday, September 15

10AM-5PM, $FREE

 

On Saturday, September 15, the Houston Museum District Association will host the annual Houston Museum District Day. All 19 museums in the Houston Museum District will be free to the public, and many will be hosting special events in honor of the occasion.

 

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Workshop: Taxes for Artists
@ Spacetaker ARC
Saturday, September 15 
12- 2PM, $15 or $5 for Fresh Arts Members
 

Who is this for?

 * Visual artists who sell their artwork 

 * Performing, literary, and design artists who do contract work and have 1099s to file 

  

About the workshop: 

Conquer your fear or confusion about taxes! This workshop breaks down artists' taxes, recordkeeping, and company models into plain English. Accountant Michele M. Stanton specializes in helping individual artists navigate the intimidating world of accounting & taxes. This workshop will offer clear, manageable information and guidance to help empower the individual artist.

 * Business vs. Hobby 

 * Business structures (Sole Proprietor, LLC, S Corp, etc) 

 * Recordkeeping 

 * Taxes (deductions, sales tax, employment tax, income tax) 

 * Case studies 

 * Step-by-step instructions that make filling out your Schedule C a piece of cake 

 * Resources & solutions 

  

 Have no fear! Sign up for this workshop! 

  

 Workshop fee: In advance: $15 ($5 for Fresh Arts members) - members must be logged into their account to get discount Walk-up: $20 ($10 for Fresh Arts members)

 

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Life is a Dream
@ Main Street Theater
Saturday, September 15
8PM, tickets start at $20

A philosophical allegory of the human situation and the mystery of life, this fantastical play remains one of Calderón's best-known works. Nilo Cruz' adaptation is a sublime translation which renders Calderon's soaring poetry into richly elegant, modern language.

 

Recommended for mature audiences.
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.

 


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Houston Fringe Festival-Anything Goes
@Frenetic Theatre
Saturday, September 15
$17 presale/$20 at the door

The Houston Fringe Festival is an annual performing arts festival presented byFrenetiCore in Houston's East End. The festival takes place over three weekends at three venues offering the best independent theatre, film, dance, music and visual arts from Houston area artists and beyond. Closing the festival is the fast paced 'Anything Goes' Weekend. 
 
Performers bring to the stage their weirdest and wildest work under 10 minutes. This awesomely chaotic mash-up of dance, theater, film, song and comedy will keep you wanting more weird. You've been warned.
 

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Art of Feminine Form
@ Black Swan Screenprinting Studio
Saturday, September 15
6-9PM, $FREE

Houston artists will celebrate the female form in a new show opening this September.

 

Feminine Form, Form Feminine will feature artwork created and inspired by women.

The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring St. Suite 103. The event is free and open to the public.

 



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TUESDAY, September 18   

ROCO Beer & Brass 
@ Saint Arnold Brewery
Tuesday, September 18
6 - 8PM, $25/individual or $200 for seven

Join ROCO and help us kick off our Eighth Season with a beer and a bite at St. Arnold Brewing Company.

 

This year Beer and Brass features the ROCO Brass Quintet.

Buy $25 individual tickets online or buy a table for you and 7 of your friends for $200.

 

Your ticket includes: delicious light bites by Stone Kitchen,
and a selection of beers from Texas' oldest craft brewery.

Seating is limited so buy online to reserve your seats!




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The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Evelyn M. Davies Foundation
Fairbanks Foundation
Houston Arts Alliance
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Joan Hohlt and Roger Wich Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Nightingale Code Foundation
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Texas Commission on the Arts
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Our professional development curriculum for artists and arts organizations is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. 


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