If you like art, art markets, festivals, receptions, and anything art related, you are a lucky individual because art “season” is now in full swing.
I’m going to start with the one that got away. The “John Ross Palmer: Through the Lens of Nabarupa Bhattacharjee,” opening is finally here, Friday evening October 5, 6 – 8 p.m. at 1218 Heights Blvd. ArtLaunch.org. My interview of Nabarupa Bhattacharjee, the artist, ran in the Sept. 15 edition of The Leader, due to a printing mishap, the books had to be reissued and Friday is the official launch.
First Saturday Arts Market, the monthly outdoor fine arts event that has literally steered my life for the past 15 years and put me on the map, is Saturday afternoon. Located at 530 W. 19th Street, just one lot over from our previous location next to our awesome new neighbor Adore Dental. 1stSatArtMarket.com
Come hungry – Churrasco’s Food Truck will be serving for the first time. This Brazilian specialty is a favorite with meat lovers.
Follow some of the market artists to the Sawyer Yards Campus after the market for the Fall Biannual Art Stroll and visit all six buildings that house one of the largest art communities in the U.S. Ruben Salazar’s Bug in The Box is at The Silos at Sawyer Yards, number 132. Monique Weston, the maker of amazing multimedia jewelry, think antique foreign postage stamp earrings, also in the Silos studio number 308. SawyerYards.com
If you’re going to head over to this massive event, get car service to drop you at Bill & Valerie Meek’s studio. 1903 Spring St., across from Spring and Sabine St. Studios.
Bill Meek is one of the most amazing glass artists I’ve ever met and the couple is just tremendous supporters of their fellow artists.
Other upcoming events at Meek Studio & Gallery include Second Saturday Open House coinciding with the Opening of Sculpture Month Houston of which Meek Studio & Gallery is an official participant and will be exhibiting three Jesus Moroles sculptures with Bill Meek sculptures and Syd Moen’s installation “The Bridge.” Saturday, October 13, Noon to 5 p.m.
Then on Saturday, October 20, Noon to 5 p.m. the Meek’s present “ART INSIDE OUT,” an outdoor exhibit of 10 established artists on the grounds of Meek Studio & Gallery with live music by Texas Johnny Boy Band and food truck & beverages by Spring Street Beer & Wine Garden. I hope to bring you more about this event soon. www.meekgallery.com
That’s just the tip of this art iceberg, October is also Arts District Month and FreshArts.org has the lowdown on what to explore in the newly named Arts District Houston.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and the Market at Sawyer Yards, find him at ArtValet.com.