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A Closer Look at Big Show Artists

Photo via Houston Press

Photo via Houston Press

The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center’s annual open-call, juried exhibition, is always a great way to get a glimpse of the up-and-comers in the Houston art scene. For this year’s exhibition, which opened July 10, a total of 76 works by 62 artists were selected from 972 works submitted by 355 artists. But the opening receptions for The Big Show are notoriously packed and certainly not the best way to spend time with the art or to meet the artists.

Fortunately, Lawndale also puts on “The Big Slide Show,” during which The Big Show artists give short, informal presentations about their work. Tonight and tomorrow night, beginning at 6pm, is the chance to meet the artists and get a closer look at their work. Here is the schedule of the presentations:

Wednesday, July 29
Fariba Abedin
Shawn Artis
Karen Braiser
Erick Calderon
Peter Chok
Laura Drey
Trey Duvall
Vincent Fink
John Forse
J.G. Harkins
Iva Kinnaird
Samantha Persons
Eric Thayer
Jaclyn Touchstone
Bradon Zech

Thursday, July 30
Bryan Cope
Adrienne Duncan
Steve Ross Fisher
Mary Forbes
Michael Horvath
John Hovig
Allyson Huntsman
Linda Simien Kelly
Leslie Magdaleno
Cobra McVey
Pen Morrison
Nataliya Scheib
Royce Ann Sline
Graciela Socorro
Jennifer Thompson

also by Paula Newton
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