This past Saturday was the first show of the year for The Market at Sawyer Yards, the folk art themed show that I got off the ground last May. It was, without a doubt, the best show we’ve had. We had cool weather, a nice breeze and families were obviously ready to take advantage of Houston’s faux spring. Oh, did I mention we’re neighbors to Holler Brewing Co.? The Craft Chronicles have more on that.
Since starting this market, we’ve experienced high heat, flooding, rain, cold and trains. Some humor – there are two train tracks, one on each side of us and on Saturday mornings they’re both very busy. It’s frustrating when you’re in a hurry!
Put us on your calendar for Feb. 11.
While there, be sure to visit the art studios, always open on 2nd Saturdays. One of the highest numbers of professional artists in the nation create and display their masterpieces at Sawyer Yards. Meanwhile, we’ll probably see the Sawyer Yards Creative Campus on the news in the coming weeks as that’s where many of the Super Bowl parties are being held. See SawyerYards.com.
This Saturday night, January 21, the artists of Archway Gallery are hosting “Late Night Pie” at the gallery, 2305 Dunlavy near Fairview, 7-9 p.m. Why? For the love of art and pie, of course! Join for a free, casual evening of art and conversation.
There is a great exhibit currently on display by member artist Shirl Riccetti titled “….In a Good Place.” It is a whimsical collection of watercolors, drawings, and musings. Each colorful piece brings a place, a time, and a feeling together and invites the viewer to share these moments in time with the artist. Riccetti explains that being in “a good place” could be a physical location, a moment shared, or a friend’s laughter.
Riccetti is the hostess for Archway’s popular “Tea and Tour.” For more information, visit ArchwayGallery.com or call 713-522-2409.
Jump ahead to next Saturday night January 28, I’ve got one more for your radar. Studio 20 REMIX 2017 art show and party at the Hardy and Nance main gallery.
“REMIX is a party to celebrate new partnerships and new creative synergies,” Jenny Wilde, one of the event’s hosts told me in an email.”
Classic rock and blues band, Room for Three, will perform, and refreshments will be served.
The occasion features Wilde, a photographer, joining studio photographer Ken Hudson in Studio 20 and jewelry artist Rachel Goodman moving in with Heather Jones Taylor across the hall in studio 21.
“My portion of the exhibit is titled mono/ROAM and will consist of an artistic relation of my semi-nomadic existence across the country over the past year,” Wilde said. “Making space for art in the midst of increasing corporate travel.”
Just say it, y’all wanted to throw an art show/party combo! More details available on the event page on Facebook.
Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market, find him at ArtValet.com