JUST BECAUSE IT’S THE SECOND MONTH DOESN’T MEAN IT’S SECOND BEST. GET INTO YOUR RHYTHM WITH THE FRESH ARTS SCENE.
AREAS FOR ACTION
DiverseWorks On view through March 7
Areas for Action (AFA) is an exhibition concept of participatory performances, improvisatory sculptures and real-time collaborative artworks. Taking advantage of mixed media and chance encounters, Herring creates unique worlds in which artist and audience interact with one another in a visual and embodied exploration of community. The exhibition can be seen at DiverseWorks Artspace at 4102 Fannin Street, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the exhibition and performances, visit www.diverseworks.org.
THE 2015 INPRINT POETS & WRITERS BALL FEATURING SALMAN RUSHDIE
Inprint Margarett Brown Reading Series
Saturday, February 7, 6:30pm
Inprint invites you to attend a festive and stimulating evening honoring the written word — the 2015 Inprint Poets & Writers Ball — chaired by Joan and Stanford Alexander, Jeff Fort and Andrea and Bill White. The featured speaker is Salman Rushdie. The evening begins with cocktails and touring the ballroom. All of the tables in the ballroom will be decorated in literary themes by gala committee members and guests, featuring books and items from personal collections. At 7pm, in intimate reading rooms, guests will enjoy short salon-style readings by three wonderful Inprint fellowship and prize recipients and University of Houston Creative Writing Program alumni, Nina McConigley, Kimberly Meyer and Tiphanie Yanique. The event takes place at Houston Country Club, 1 Potomac Drive, Houston, TX 77057. For more information, visit www.inprinthouston.org.
Saturday, February 14
Italians make everything sound romantic, especially in music! A swoon advisory is thus in effect for this performance featuring duets from Claudio Monteverdi and cantatas by Vivaldi and Scarlatti. Two rising stars of the opera world return to the Zilkha Hall stage for this special Valentine’s Day treat: countertenor John Holiday and mezzo-soprano Ellie Jarrett Shattles. Tickets range from $36 – $57. Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street #300, Houston, TX 77002. For more information, visit www.arslyrica.org.
LOVE YOU FOREVER AND BEYOND
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 7, 5–8pm
The exhibition features original art and Giclee prints of illustrations by Sheila McGraw from published children’s books, including bestsellers. Giclee prints from the bestseller Love You Forever (more than 27 million books in print), original art and Giclee prints from I Promise I’ll Find You and Pussycats Everywhere!, original art from Indie books Where the Lost Things Go and Snuffy and Vroom Vroom, original art from out-of-print books Lightning Bug Thunder, My Mother’s Hands, and My Father’s Hands. The reception takes place at Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, Houston, TX 77006. Complimentary valet parking and catered refreshments. For more information, visit http://www.archwaygallery.com/.