Saturday

Photography: Going Where?

FotoFestSaturday, October 1
1 pm | Lecture Hall

There is a relentless search for new approaches in contemporary art, and the technologies surrounding photography – including early, alternative, and new processes – have made it one of the fastest growing mediums. Steven Evans, Executive Director, FotoFest International and Malcolm Daniel, Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston will discuss recent trends in fine art photography and its related mediums, also introducing new artist discoveries that have come to their attention.

Presented by FotoFest International
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Michael Collins: From Ruins to Resurrection, Sacred Landscapes

michaelcollins_signingSaturday, October 1
2 pm | Redbud Gallery, booth B4

The works of Michael Roque Collins depict visual stories that adroitly transcend passages of time. In the manner of the great symbolists, Collins portrays political, social and religious topics in a manner that allows his viewers a vast freedom of interpretation. The mysterious landscapes of Collins are beguiling, and his creative use of light hints at a sense of hopefulness. Collins adapts his craft to meet his intent of depicting journeys without end. His work will long outlast us. The artist will sign copies of this richly illustrated volume, published by Halcyon Press.

Adam Brown: Nature Speaks Many Languages

adam_brownSaturday, October 1
2:30 pm | Charon Kransen Arts, booth B9

For photographer Adam Brown, Nature is a reflection of his inner life, including his moods, emotions, and interpersonal relationships. Brown does not seek out the ‘pretty picture,’ but instead sees inquiries into Nature as inquiries into himself. Brown will discuss his body of work, in which he feels the camera works both ways, reflecting his states of mind and spiritual moods as much as capturing Nature itself.

James Surls: “Tree and Three Flowers” and Film Screening of The Journey


surlsSaturday, October 1
3 pm | Lecture Hall

The Journey, created by the award-wining filmmakers Austin and Maitland Lottimer, is a philosophical plunge into the mind of renowned American artist James Surls. The film follows Surls through the creation of one of one of his large-scale pieces from inception to installation.

Jamie Brewster, President, Upper Kirby District Foundation, will discuss this monumental sculpture, completed in 2014 for the Upper Kirby District Foundation, and installed on Kirby Drive in Houston.  A model of the sculpture will be available for viewing after the film.

Presented by Clarke & Associates, Houston, TX

The Art of Mezcal: Tasting and Book Signing with Cheech Marin

papel_tastingSaturday, October 1
5 pm | VIP Event
5:30 pm | Public
VIP Lounge

Join Cheech Marin at this special reception that includes tastings of his new artisanal Tres Papalote Mezcal and a book signing of his latest art publication “Papel Chicano Dos: Works on Paper from the Cheech Marin Collection.” (Please respect and understand that no other merchandise can be signed during this event.)

The VIP portion of this event from 5-5:30 pm is open to VIP and FIRST LOOK pass holders only. Limited space available. RSVP required (kate@urban-expo.com). 

Rum Tasting with Michalopoulos Gallery

rum_michalopoulosSaturday, October 1
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.