Friday

From Terra to Verde: the Art of Sharon Kopriva

sharonkopriva_signingFriday, September 30
1:30 pm | Redbud Gallery, booth B4

Sharon Kopriva will sign copies of this catalogue which accompanied her 2012 exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art at the University of New Orleans. Kopriva’s work has explored issues of faith and doubt, life and death, primitive culture, historic events and contemporary society. Working in an imagist style, she conveys her personal spiritual journey through her art. Moving from earth tones of her early expressionistic landscapes and mummies to more recent magical realistic depictions of forests as cathedrals, this book reveals the breadth and unity of her career.

Placing Contemporary Craft at the Center: The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft at 15

HCCC_LectureFriday, September 30
2 pm | Lecture Hall

Since its founding in 2001, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft has made its mission to education on the process, product, and history of contemporary craft through exhibitions, educational programs, retail representation of artists, and an innovative artist-in-residency program. Recently appointed Executive Director Perry A. Price will present a look at the activities that have defined this unique institution over its decade-and-a-half history and what is in store for the future.

Presented by the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft

Donna Rosenthal: An Artistic Upbringing

rosenthalFriday, September 30
3 pm | koelsch gallery, booth B3

Artist Donna Rosenthal grew up in Connecticut in the 1950s and 1960s, the daughter of window display artists. Throughout Rosenthal’s childhood, her parents created amazing displays for numerous storefronts in Connecticut and New York. While earning her MFA, Rosenthal realized that many of her childhood toys were scraps from her parents’ window displays—cast offs from their artwork—and that these items had a profound effect on her artistic development.  The artist will discuss these formative years and her current body of work, as well as her own experience of being an artist and a collector.

Rum Tasting with Michalopoulos Gallery

rum_michalopoulosFriday, September 30
5-7 pm | Michalopoulos Gallery, booth A8

Celebration Distillation is owned by renowned New Orleans-based artist, James Michalopoulos, and is the oldest operating rum distillery in the United States. Join Michalopoulos gallery for a rum tasting featuring rum Old Fashioneds and samples of King Creole 20th Anniversary Blend, Gingeroo and Cajun Spice rums.