This week presents an array of inspired arts events, including opening receptions at Devin Borden Gallery, Lawndale Art Center and more, as well as the second annual Weird Homes Tour, which gives Houstonians the opportunity to explore some of the city’s most unique houses.
Thursday, October 5
From 6 to 8 pm, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (4848 Main) presents their monthly Craft Social, an evening of making and exploring contemporary craft over complimentary beer and refreshments. This installment explores experimental sound, inspired by the works on view in the institution’s current exhibition The Sound of Things. Patrons will have the opportunity to explore the exhibition through tours with curatorial fellow Sarah Darro to discover how artists Bohyun Yoon and Alyce Santoro conceptualize sound within objects and craft materials in their exhibition. Additionally, the event will feature a sound performance by Megan Easley, Gabriel Martinez and David Dove.
Friday, October 6
From 6 to 8 pm, join Devin Borden Gallery (3909 Main) for the opening reception of Paul Kittelson’s solo exhibition On the Line. “Through unending exploration of materials, Kittelson creates sculpture in traditional and experimental media including bronze, wood, glass, cement, resin, styrofoam, vinyl and, in the current body of work, graphite on paper.” The exhibition will be on view through November 11.
From 6 to 8 pm, Lawndale Art Center (4912 Main) will host the opening reception for Lynn Randolph’s exhibition Between Worlds. The Port Arthur-born artist presents approximately 20 meticulously rendered drawings that combine elements of the scientific, metaphoric realism and the spiritual. Curated by Susie Kalil, the exhibition responds to Randolph’s ongoing work with palliative care patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The exhibition will be on view through January 21, 2018.
From 6 to 9 pm, head to the closing reception for Trey Duvall’s site-specific, kinetic installation Moving Right Along at a former convenience store located at 2132 Bissonnet. Randomized programming triggers pendulums to flail and strike the shelves, drink coolers, retail racks and walls of the space during the installation’s 15-day run, creating an evolving and unpredictable landscape of detritus.
Saturday, October 7
From 10 am to 6 pm, Houstonians have the opportunity to explore the interiors of nine outlandish local homes as part of the Weird Homes Tour. The occupants will open their doors to allow visitors to see where they live, answer your questions, and tell you stories about their homes. The city-wide tour is self-guided, allowing for guests to spend their time as they like, with tickets for $30 or VIP tickets for $50, which includes access to one extra home and an exclusive party from 6 to 9 pm.
From 6 to 8 pm, G Spot Gallery (310 E 9th) will host the opening reception for Attachments, an exhibition by Bryan and Liz Kuntz. The show is centered around the concept of the various attachments we have to different things and ideas, exploring the idea that we as a community should come together to see our similarities rather than our differences. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a time when the destruction that befell the Texas coastline brought communities together to serve each other, the exhibition is an exploration of the people we are, what we are attached to, and the possibilities of who we can become. The exhibition will be on view through October 29.
Don’t miss the final day of Katja Loher’s solo exhibition at Anya Tish Gallery (4411 Montrose), The Trembling of a Leaf or the Movement of the Universe? The Swiss-born, New York-based multidisciplinary artist presents her latest body of work, including video, video-sculpture and installation. Her video works are collaborative efforts between poets, composers, costume designers and performers, helping animate Loher’s imagined worlds under her direction.