What are you going to do with Dad this weekend? There are some events just for him you know, you don’t have to just stand in long lines at restaurants. Not there’s anything wrong with that.
The Museum of Fine Arts has several exhibits geared to the Father’s with more art culture leanings.
Pipilotti Rist: Pixel Forest and Worry Will Vanish, are two grand-scale, immersive exhibitions. Welcome to the future of art, this is open daily.
These light-based and video-based installations, under the direction of the artist, transform the vast, central gallery of Cullinan Hall into a cosmic journey through time and space. Pixel Forest consists of thousands of hanging LED lights, each controlled by a video signal so that the “forest” is constantly changing. The artist describes Pixel Forest as “a digital image that has exploded in space.”
My other MFA choice would be the film, David Lynch – The Art Life, this Sunday, June 18, 2017: 5 p.m.–6:30 p.m. This looks like a fascinating autobiographical film about Lynch’s early life through today.
Tickets and more: mfah.org
Saturday evening the 17th, from 5 – 9 p.m., Hardy & Nance Street Studios host #NoHate Art Show.
Here is the event description of the show.
“The message of ‘No Hate’ can be interpreted and applied broadly, and everyone can relate to this message in their own way. Our goal is to present an art show supporting tolerance and love by including creations inspired by, but not limited to, Pride Week, Equality, Anti-bullying, Acceptance & more. The Human Rights Campaign will be onsite during the show to help promote equality.”
Art has been a tool for change throughout history and as a lover of both history and art, I guess that’s why my favorite art (all mediums, really) has an obvious story in it, and if there are words or quotes in the art I’m really sold.
Elena Sandovici’s submission is titled “Don’t Blame the Goddess,” acrylic and collage on canvas “24 x “36. It feature’s two women wearing abayas and hijabs in front of a seemingly random field words that are from the 14th Amendment, the Equal Rights Amendment and Beyoncé lyrics. Other elements hidden among the words continue the story.
The Hardy & Nance Studios is located at 902 Hardy St, Houston, Texas 77020. The event coincides with the artist open studios.
Here are few more events equally great for Dad shopping or entertaining this Saturday and Sunday.
East End Street Market presents Beach Party on the E., Saturday noon – 10 p.m. On the esplanade at 2800 Navigation. Art, vendors, live music food and drink and best Hawaiian shirt contest!
Asher Gallery Sip & Shop with Terry Fromm, hosted by Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Saturday 3 – 5 p.m. Fromm is a Heights resident and will be on hand to discuss the techniques she uses to create metal vessels and her signature ribbon jewelry series. Over 100 national artists work on display for sale. 4848 Main St, Houston, Texas 77002.
Flea by Night at Discovery Green, 6 – 10 p.m. 1500 McKinney St, Houston, Texas 77010. There is plenty of recycled and repurposed art, kitsch, vintage, collectable and furniture. This is one of my all time favorite night markets, worth spending the entire evening here. discoverygreen.com/flea
Kemah Father’s Day Market: The Gypsy Rose Market. Sunday, 1 – 6 p.m. At Kemah Community Center
800 Harris Ave, Kemah, Texas 77565. Definitely Dad-worthy, close to the boardwalk and lot’s of great shopping. thegypsyrosemarket.com