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Top Five Events in the Houston Museum District
December 3-9, 2018

Lecture and Book Signing: Matthew Genitempo’s Jasper
Houston Center for Photography
Thursday, December 6
6:30-7:30 pm
Houston Center for Photography is pleased to present a lecture and book signing with Marfa-based photographer, Matthew Genitempo, discussing his recent body of work, Jasper. Nominated for The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award’s First PhotoBook Prize, Jasper presents the otherworldly environment of a semi-fictional place located deep in the woods of the Ozarks. The imagery fluctuates between detailed depictions of the men inhabiting Jasper in total solitude and the hazy, romanticized landscape in which they live. Teetering the line between fact and fiction, Genitempo’s Jasper further investigates his own intrigue and fascination about escaping the everyday, revealing the reality and myths of what it means to be truly independent from society.

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Opening Reception: Olaniyi Akindiya (Akirash), Katy Heinlein, Kristen Cochran, Marcelyn Mcneil, Antonius Bui, And Ryan Hawk
Lawndale Art Center
Friday, December 7
6-8 pm

Olaniyi Akindiya (Akirash)
Ara Oru Kinkin (Masquerades Mythology)
John M. O’Quinn Gallery
The Egungun Masquerade festival is celebrated by adherents of the traditional religion in Southwest Nigeria, who believe that their ancestors reincarnate and pay them regular visits to bless them.

Katy Heinlein, Kristen Cochran, Marcelyn McNeil
Fold In
Cecily E. Horton Gallery
Fold In, organized by Katy Heinlein, brings three Texas-based artists together: Kristen Cochran of Dallas, and Katy Heinlein and Marcelyn McNeil of Houston, who have never before exhibited together. Cochran, Heinlein, and McNeil share an affinity for quiet, coyly emoting, almost non-objective abstraction.

Antonius Bui
yêu em dài lâu (me love you long time)
Grace R. Cavnar Gallery
yêu em dài lâu (me love you long time) is a new series of life-size, hand-cut paper portraits that celebrate Queer AAPIs (Asian American Pacific Islanders) in the artist’s life.

Ryan Hawk
Sweet Surrender
Project Space Gallery
Ryan Hawk will showcase a new sculpture and moving image-based installation that scrutinizes representations of masculinity through narratives of tragedy and macabre humor.

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Holiday Wreath-Making Workshop
Houston Center For Contemporary Craft
Saturday, December 8
1-3 pm
$50 for members and $55 for non-members.
Kick off the holiday season with HCCC by creating your own contemporary spin on the holiday wreath.

Using a variety of seasonal greens and cuttings, create a contemporary wreath by experimenting with the core design principles—balance, proportion, and attention to texture and color—in a way that’s not overly technical. Wreath-making is forgiving and accessible to all skill levels, so have fun! At the end of the workshop, take home your fragrant wreath, and enjoy for the rest of the holidays.

No experience is necessary. Supplies will be provided. Registration fee is $50 for HCCC members and $55 for non-members. Fee includes instructor, materials, and administration fees. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over) and requires a minimum of 12 participants to hold.

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Czech Christmas Market With St. Nicholas
Czech Center Museum Houston
Saturday, December 8
2-6 pm
FREE for kids under 13, $5 for adults and kids over 13.
Join the Czech Center Museum Houston on Saturday, December 8, 2018, for our Czech Christmas Market With St. Nicholas. We will have food trucks, Christmas activity booths, Christmas music and a special visit from St. Nicholas himself. 

Festivities will kick off at 2:00 pm. Surround yourself with Czech Christmas Tradition at this one-day holiday event. Several food trucks will be in our lot providing a wide variety of options. 

Svatý Mikuláš (St. Nicholas) will be on hand to see if kids have been good this year and for photographs. 

Our Prague international Gift Shoppe will be open with a selection of Czech Christmas decorations and unique gifts.

Tickets are free for children under 13 and $5.00 for adults and kids 13 and up. 

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Second Sunday On The Roof: Strength
The Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston
Sunday, December 9
11 am-Noon
On the second Sunday of the month, spend a morning with outdoor exercise and one of the city’s most beautiful views! Bring your yoga mat and a water bottle for a guided session of pilates or yoga on the BBVA Compass Roof Garden, which offers a 360-degree view of Houston’s skyline atop the new Glassell School of Art. Afterward, stroll the Museum galleries to round out a day of building up your body, mind, and soul.

Rain or shine! Back-up location in case of rain: Covered porch, Beck Building

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