July 2021 NEWSLETTER
I hope you’re doing well as we begin July! This past month marked a return to in-person events for ClayHouston and it was wonderful to get together again! The Moody Center for the Arts hosted us for an exhibition tour of Brie Ruais: Movement at the Edge of the Land. We were so fortunate to be joined that day by the artist who gave us a guided tour and provided insight into her process and work.
Later that week, ClayHouston facilitated a community clay workshop at the Moody Center. I want to send a HUGE thank you to our dedicated member volunteers who helped out! It was a wonderful afternoon of playing with clay and sharing in the joy of discovery and it reminded me of all the reasons I love our clay community.
As we return to more normal activities again, I am happy to report that our Pop-Up market event is back! It will take place Saturday, September 18th, from 10am - 4pm at The Scout House in the Heights (1711 Rutland street, Houston TX 77008). Keep an eye on your inbox, we will be sending an email soon with details and info about how to participate!
Help us spread the word! ClayHouston is now offering a limited-time Free Trial Membership for educators! If you are a teacher at a K-12 or collegiate level program, we invite you to give ClayHouston membership a try for free through December 31, 2021.
In other news, Clay Talks is going on hiatus for the slower months of summer. We’ll keep you updated on timing and format when we resume.Take care and hope to see you all soon!
We want every member to have the opportunity to be featured on the Member Spotlight. In order to be selected, you must have an up-to-date profile page with at least 6-10 images of your work currently on display
Pandora Snethkamp to Receive Certificate of Achievement
Pandora Snethkamp will receive a Certificate of Achievement (COA) in Studio Art with a specialization in Ceramics from the Glassell School of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston in August 2021. The graduating student exhibition will run from May 28 to September 5 in the Boucher Gallery (2nd Floor) at the Glassell School of Art. There will be a reception and Certificate and Student Exhibition award ceremony for the ten 2021 COA students on Friday, August 27th.
Pat Johnson at Women & Their Work
Pat Johnson is pleased to be included in We Know Who We Are. We Know What We Want. the inaugural exhibition at the new home of Women & Their Work in Austin, Texas featuring 9 artists curated by Vicki Meek. Exhibition runs from July 24- September 21. womenandtheirwork.org. Opening reception Saturday, July 24, from 6:00-9:00.
Thomas Perry at Las Cruces Art Museum
Thomas Perry's "Path Up Petroglyph Mountain" has been selected by juror Joshua Clark for the Potter's Guild of Las Cruces "From the Ground Up 2021" exhibition at the Las Cruces Art Museum. The exhibition runs from August 6 through October 9.
Linnis Blanton at Dishman Art Museum
Linnis Blanton announces his one person exhibition “Connecting Heaven and Earth” at the Dishman Art Museum - 1030 East Lavaca Street, Beaumont, TX 77705. Exhibition runs from June 12 – August 3. To take a video tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-cYDn0Bsxg&t=3s.
Ron Loyd at the Silos
Ron Loyd is having a solo exhibition of new work at the Silos, Sawyer Yards in Gallery 100, 1502 Sawyer Street Houston TX 77007. Show runs from August 28 - September 18. Meet the Artist: Saturday Sept.11, 12-5 pm.
Mara Cavalcanti Reid at Kinder Morgan HQ
Mara Cavalcanti Reid has work in the exhibition "Movement" organized by Glassell. Show will be held in the lobby of the Kinder Morgan’s building (1001 Louisiana St.). Show runs from May 29 to August 26.
Angela Corson, Thomas Perry, and Jo Zider at Lawndale
Thomas Perry's Guardian: Maya Soul Departs was selected for inclusion in Lawndale Art Center's "The Big Show 2021", June 19 - August 14. Angela Corson and Jo Zider were also selected.
Jodi Walsh at the Silos
Jodi Walsh announces the opening of her show - "Flying Solo @ The Silos" in Mixed Media. ARTIST IN THE HOUSE: Saturday, July 10th & Saturday, August 14th 10am-5pm. Show is from Saturday, May 1st - Saturday, August 14th, 2021; Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm; Gallery 100 in The Silos at Sawyer Yard; 1502 Sawyer Street, Houston TX 77007. https://www.sawyeryards.com/do/flying-solo-the-silos.
Michelle Matthews at SITE Gallery
Michelle Matthews announces the opening of Annexed Energy, University of Houston School of Art, Sculpture Grads and Undergrads at the SITE Gallery, 1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, TX, May 1-August 19. Opening reception is Saturday, May 1st, 2 – 6pm.
Melissa Symmonds at Sabine Street
Melissa Symmonds has work in the exhibition "Multiplicity". Opening is May 8, 6-8:00 pm. Show runs from May 8-July 10 at Sabine Street Studio on the corner of Silver and Spring St, Houston; Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm. https://www.sawyeryards.com/do/multiplicity
Nicolle LaMere at Box13 ArtSpace
Nicolle LaMere announces the opening of her exhibition, "POINT OF ORIGIN", at Box13 ArtSpace, 6700 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX 77011 on May 22 at 1:00 - 5:00 PM. Exhibit runs from May 22 - July 24. https://www.box13artspace.com/
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