FLATS Presents: Sustenance
to Jan 27

FLATS Presents: Sustenance

Sustenance explores our relationship to the things we eat and their inextricable link to our personal and cultural identity.

For all living things, food is the first necessity. More than any other natural need, we have built the daily quest for sustenance into a vast array of experiences and feelings that are as diverse and limitless as the human race itself. Each culture contains unique ways to prepare and consume food. Of all the basic functions that are needed to survive, dining is the only action that is regularly practiced as an art form and a competition.

The artists in this exhibition touch on many of the roles played by food in our lives. For some, traditional dishes serve as a connection to their heritage or to satiate homesickness. Others recall lost love through particular eating habits. For each of our artists, food is a point of change between who they were and who they are— a comfort and a crutch on the path of growth.

Featuring the work of:
Shannon Duncan
Brenda Edith Franco
Rosine Kouamen
Emily Peacock
Moe Penders

Hosted in a home built by Abhinav Kumar, Aspiring Homemaker

FLATS is created and produced by Jessi Bowman and Cris Skelton

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to Dec 28


Latino Hustle: Brindis with Art Tooth

Brindis is a exhibit celebrating local Latinx talent in collaboration with Art Tooth. As part of the Family Reunion exhibition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center we plan to showcase local Latinx artists doing big things.

'Brindis', or 'Toast', gives thanks to the many artists Latino Hustle has been able to showcase and exhibit in Fort Worth, TX. In the spirit of Art Tooth’s 'These are my Friends' program, we bring together a selection of local and regional Latinx artists who we consider friends. We believe these artists are making big impacts with their work. The exhibition brings Fabiola Valenzuela, Brenda Edith Franco, Melissa Gamez-Herrera, Juana Manuela Guzmán, Ricardo Orozco and Arnoldo Hurtado.

Family Reunion showcases the true talent in Fort Worth's artist community. Once again we'll be working alongside other Fort Worth Collectives including Art Tooth, Artluck, ART ROOM, Fort Worth Art Collective, Mañanaland and Dying Photo Club.

Opening reception will be held on December 7th at Fort Worth Community Arts Center from 6PM to 9PM. Artwork will be displayed until December 28th.

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Ephemeral Instant
to Sep 30

Ephemeral Instant

Main Street Projects is proud to present "Ephemeral Instant" — a group exhibition that surveys the creative pursuits of six Houston photographers making artwork via the ever-evolving medium of instant photography. Through respective practices of still life, candid, and fashion photography, installation, and multi-media sculpture, the emerging artists featured in "Ephemeral Instant" demonstrate a variety of methodologies through which they reinforce instant photography as a relevant and tenable contemporary photographic medium.

Featured Artists:
Jessi Bowman
Theresa Escobedo
Junior Fernandez
Ryan Francisco
Brenda Franco
Maureen Penders

A reception for the artists, presented in conjunction with Mid Main Houston’s September First Thursday event, will be hosted at Main Street Projects Mid Main location and is open to the public

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to Jul 22


Breathe Easy(B.E) at Noble Artisan has been created to welcome all into a space that is raw and unfiltered. The particular subject of this show is SELF-LOVE.
Here we have designed an interactive way people can leave their struggles at the gate and embrace positivity and life for everything it is.
Through art and love people can find a way to uplift each other.
This is in response to the extreme amount of negative things going on in our world that may cause one to lose sight of their truest reflection of self.
-racism -mental illness’s -social rejection -stress -expectations -social media -misrepresentation inside and out of media -toxic relationships -suicides/genocides
the list goes on. and on.
The lack of SELF-LOVE can only lead to destruction.
A team of creatives and myself welcome you to a night to [B]reathe[E]asy and just B.E yourself. To assist you on that journey we will have :
•An art exhibit featuring some of the most impacting artist around Houston + Surrounding Areas showcasing their most vunerable work. (Paintings, Prints, Photography, Interactive Pieces,Crafts, Etc)
•Poetry starting at 10:45pm to make you silently shout and snap for days.
•A DJ spinning feel good Tunes
•Spirits for the 21 and up
•Entrepreneurs Vending their products and gifts

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El Chow: Fruto en vaina
to Apr 6

El Chow: Fruto en vaina

  • 3210 Preston St. Houston, TX 77003 United States (map)
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The title, Fruto en vaina, translates to “fruit from a pod.” Rooted in a shared and sweeping Latinx experience, the featured artists simultaneously demonstrate the significance and influence of a common cultural history and heritage as well as the intrinsic value of individuated experiences and the expression of personal perceptions/perspectives.

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FLATS Presents: FAM
to Dec 11

FLATS Presents: FAM

FLATS is a pop-up photography exhibition series held in homes around the Houston area. Our aim is to create a platform for local photographers to connect and show their work in non-traditional and intimate settings. This third edition, titled "Fam," seeks to explore the theme of family in all its shapes and sizes.

Join us December 10th to see the works of featured artists:

Clifton Barker
Emilee Cooney
Brenda Edith Franco
Michael O'Brien
Meredith Richey
Jamie Robertson

Curated by Jessi Bowman, FLATS Co-founder

Hosted by Stacey Daniels, Senior Hairstylist at Studio 31 Hair Lab and Co-host of Relationshit

FLATS is organized and presented by Jessi Bowman and Cris Skelton

There will also be amazing beer from Town in City Brewing Company and delicious bites available from Skratch Food Truck

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