A September full of exhibitions, benefits, art fairs!      


                                                                                                                                                Lovie Olivia 

Unapologetically Black, Latina, Feminist, Queer Unapologetically Conscious

Opening Reception:  Saturday, September 10, 6-9 p.m.


The exhibition Unapologetic explores race, gender and activism. Artists Rabéa Ballin,
Ann Johnson, Lauren Kelley, Rosine Kouamen, Delita Martin and Lovie Olivia
are artists who have consistently created works that challenge perceptions, history
and artistic discourse.  These artists make no apologies for exploring explosive
social issues in their work or simply mastering the fine art of drawing.  They are
confident about who they are as artists and the works they produce.

This exhibition is in conjunction with a series of exhibitions dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Community Artists' Collective.
Since 1987 The Collective has
co-created opportunities for various aspects of professional development especially for emerging and mid-career artists through
its exhibitions, education and entrepreneurship and community development programs.  The Collective has been an integral part of the Houston arts landscape,  particularly as it relates to women of color.

When:  September 10-October 9, 2016
Opening Reception:  September 10, 6-9 p.m.
Where:  Community Artists' Collective, 4101 San Jacinto, Suite 116 
Exhibition Hours:  Thursday, noon to 8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.;
and by appointment 

Artists:  Rabéa Ballin, Ann Johnson, Lauren Kelley, 
Rosine Kouamen, Delita Martin, Lovie Olivia

Exhibition benefits The Collective


Deborah Colton Gallery is pleased to present
Tribute: Women Artists of the African Diaspora
Exhibition Dates: September 17 to November 5, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17 ---6 to 9 p.m.
Tribute: Women Artists of the African Diaspora is a selection of works by established African and African American women artists working in painting, sculpture, works on paper, video, photography and installation from the 1970s to the present, in
collaboration with Community Artists' Collective. Some of the artists included in the exhibition are Ann Johnson, Jean Lacy, Annette Lawrence, Delita Pinchback Martin, Sondra Perry, Alison Saar, Kaneem Smith, Colette Veasey-Cullors and Erika Walker.
An opening reception on Saturday, September 17, will take place with many of the
artists in attendance.

Deborah Colton Gallery is graciously supporting the Community Artists' Collective
with this exhibition to launch a series of exhibitions on women of the African Diaspora
in celebration of the nonprofit's 30th anniversary that will take place in April of 2017.
Since 1987, the Community Artists' Collective has created opportunities for various aspects of professional artistic development in Houston, especially for emerging and mid-career African American artists, through exhibitions, education, entrepreneurship
and community development programs.  over the years, The Collective has worked
with more than 200 artists, reaching approximately 25,000 people annually directly
and indirectly through their programs.  Read more



Continuing Education:
Road trip to the Amon Carter Museum
in Fort Worth for the Norman Lewis Exhibition

Coordinated by Robbie Lee and Merian Sherrod

From left, Naomi Carrier, Robbie Lee, Merion Sherrod,
Michelle Barnes, Gail Mebane, Greg Carter and Alyce Coffee

  An Amon Carter Museum docent, left, guided the tour at the Norman Lewis exhibition.  

Featured Artist

Lee Ann Carrier, K-12 art coordinator for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, is The
Collective's featured artist of the month.  She is a practicing artist with art works
featured in exhibitions across the city, including The Collective and the Houston
Museum of African American Culture, and a dedicated arts educator.  You can
visit with her at The Collective's booth at the Texas Contemporary Arts Fair at the
George R.  Brown Convention Center September 29-October 2.

Lee Ann reached one of her goals when she joined the administration at Cypress-Fairbanks earlier this year after teaching several years in the district.  "It's possible
to be a working artist, but my calling was really a love of teaching,"  she said. 

"Even by having a solo show, I'm still teaching.  I'm being a role model for my
students, showing them how to strive for a goal.  And that's what's driving all of this."

Learn more about Lee Ann's history and achievements in this Chronicle feature



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.

The Community Artists' Collective invites you to learn about and to
work on textiles, including quilting, knitting, crochet and embroidering. 
Please join us. 

Supplies provided. Suggested donation is $30 per month.


Community Artists' Collective