Brandon Zech and Rainey Knudson on some communal art events to get you out of the house this weekend.
1. Lawndale Live
Lawndale Art Center (Houston)
November 11 – December 22
Opening November 11, 6:30-8:30PM
“Lawndale Live is a live show filmed weekly in front of a studio audience at Lawndale Art Center. Lawndale Live is directed by Phillip Pyle, II and hosted by Maurice Duhon, Jr.; Stephen Wilson serves as set designer and Jawwaad Taylor as music director.”
Various venues across San Antonio
November 9 – 12
A festival featuring works by dancers, actors, poets, comedians, filmmakers, musicians, composers, and visual artists. For a full schedule of events, please go here.
3. Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher: Clockworks
McClain Gallery (Houston)
November 10 – December 22
Opening November 10, 6-8PM
An exhibition of self-contained sculptural mechanisms by artists Jeff Shore and Jon Fisher. “These animated works subvert the traditional function of the clock mechanism, to keep real-time and in a related fashion, viewers reflect on the passage of time, the experience of moving images, and the present moment.”
4. ULTERIOR MOTIFS no. 15 in Splendora
The Studio @ Splendora Gardens
November 12 – 13
Opening November 12, 6PM
Film November 13, 5PM
It’s the 15th installation of Ulterior Motifs! This iteration of the show will celebrate the grand re-opening and 40th year anniversary of the 12,000 square feet studio of sculptor James Surls’ historic Splendora Gardens in Splendora, Texas.
5. EAST 2016
Various venues across Austin
November 12 – 20
On view November 12 & 13, 12-5PM
The East Austin Studio Tour is back for its 15th edition! This multi-weekend festival will feature art exhibitions, open studios, and more. For a full schedule of events, go here.