Alternate Pathways
to Nov 22

Alternate Pathways

Opening Reception / Alternate Pathways

Saturday, October 19, 2019
6-8 p.m.
The Union HTX
2315 Union St, Houston TX 77007
Free and open to the public

Featured Artists:
Eduardo Portillo /Arte
Celan Bouillet
Hedwige Jacobs
Luisa Duarte Art
Karen Navarro PH

Join us to celebrate the public opening of Alternate Pathways: A group exhibition highlighting Houston's cultural diversity.

Luisa Duarte//
Luisa Duarte is a Houston-based visual artist. A diverse blend of cultures, have shaped her ideas and understanding of what constitutes “home”. A vague sense of displacement, and, at times, an underlying yearning to ‘belong,’ has lead the artist to create imaginary spaces that appear to straddle multiple worlds, perspectives and forms all this using a wide range of techniques.
Throughout her upbringing in Venezuela, Duarte was widely exposed to contemporary non-figurative art,this aesthetic, loosely informed her professional practice as an architect, and currently continue to influence her practice as a visual artist.
Luisa Duarte was recently selected as the Artist of the Month at the Museum of Geometric and Madi Art in Dallas, her work was part of the 6th Latino Art Now conference, The Texas Biennial, among other important art venues and she has shown her work nationally and Internationally.

Eduardo Portillo//
Portillo’s paintings conduct a negotiation between the literal edges and the surface of the pictorial plane, realizing his personal desire to deviate from the rectilinear into real space. The juxtaposition is established between what is considered a painting and what is categorized as a sculpture, subverts the allotted space each is normally given. In this way, his work breathes life into these ordinarily lifeless areas, celebrating the tension between implied capacity and imposed boundary.
Eduardo Portillo was born in El Congo, El Salvador in 1986 and currently lives and works in Houston, TX. He received a BFA in painting at the University of Houston in 2011. His work has been exhibited in numerous art venues throughout Texas including Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, Site 131 in Dallas, RULE Gallery in Denver, Colorado and recently in Galerie Richard in New York City. In 2013 his exhibition with the Houston Community College was included as part of the Texas Biennial. He has been awarded artist residencies with the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas as well as the Vermont Studio Center.

Celan Bouillet//
Celan Bouillet is a mixed media painter based in Houston, Texas. Her upbringing in the American South influenced her love of spinning a good tale, textiles, and sublime landscapes. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, Bouillet is a Vermont Studio Center Fellow, a two-­‐time recipient of the Houston Artist Association Individual Artist Grant, and was selected to participate in the 2017 New Texas Talent exhibition. Most recently, she was included in 44 Artists From Texas a survey of Texas artists at LHUCA in Lubbock, Texas and World of Frida exhibit at Bedford Gallery in California. With the support of a 2019 HAA Grant, Bouillet will be displaying a new body of work “Cosmic Garden” that includes her first large scale installation in Fall 2019.

Hedwige Jacobs//
Hedwige Jacobs is a Singapore born Dutch artist. She currently lives and works in Houston.
She holds a BFA from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague in The Netherlands and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Selected shows include: Women & Their Work, Austin; Lawndale Art Center, Houston; Box 13 Artspace, Houston; The Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo; Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Hague; Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC; Blaffer Art Museum, Houston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Drawing Center, New York City; Friedman Benda, New York City; and the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore. Her work is included in private, corporate and museum collections.

Karen Navarro//
With a background in fashion design, Argentina-born artist, Karen Navarro, works with a highly stylized aesthetic on a diverse array of mediums that includes photography and collage. Her constructed portraits are known for the use of color theory, surreal scenes and minimalist details. Navarro’s work explores themes related to identity and femininity. It expresses self-referential questions that connect in a much larger scale to ideas of social construction of reality.
Navarro lives in Houston since 2014 where she completed the certificate program in photography at Houston Center for Photography. In 2018 Navarro has been awarded a scholarship at Glassell School of Art| The Museum of Fine Art Houston where she studied analog photography. Most recently she has received the Artadia fellowship 2019. Navarro's work has been widely exhibited in the US and abroad.

Made possible in part through the City's Initiative Grant.
Houston Arts Alliance Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
Fiscally sponsored by Fresh Arts

Photo flyer: Eduardo Portillo
Design: NETO Estudio Creativo

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
3:30 PM15:30

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Art Talk Celebrating Hispanic Heritage , Architecture, Art, Cuisine, Music & Language

Friday, September 13


For Hispanic Heritage month, LiA is organizing a forum centered around art, language, cuisine and architecture. The forum will include talks by: artist Luisa Duarte ( and Silvia Chicas with Antena Houston ( Followed by a lecture by Brian Zamora, Senior Associate (Gehry Partners). Mr. Zamora, an integral member and lead project designer of
the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. Frank Gehry was initially skeptical of working in Las Vegas when asked to design the Cleveland Clinic building. That changed once he met the enig- matic Larry Ruvo and understood his passion for doing better in brain related healthcare. Through this relationship, Huntington’s disease was added to the Ruvo Center’s program mission. Mr. Gehry is deeply involved with supporting research for Hunting- ton’s disease. There will also be a presentation of three addi- tional Gehry projects which will focus on the cladding solution of these by the “block/brickwork pattern” design aesthetics and the different materials used brick, metal, and glass.







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Transformed surfaces
to Jun 29

Transformed surfaces

Serrano Gallery and PrintMatters are proud to present “Transformed Surfaces,” a group exhibition coordinated in concert with Print Houston, a city-wide celebration of original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them. Print Houston is a biennial event presented by PrintMatters.

Shanti Conlan

Luisa Duarte

Maria Hughes

Ann Joelle Galley

Armando Rodriguez

Exhibition Dates
June 8 - 29, 2019

Opening Reception
Saturday, June 15
5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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The Americas: Our Stories | Las Americas: nuestras historias
6:00 PM18:00

The Americas: Our Stories | Las Americas: nuestras historias

Artists members of PrintMatters Houston are participating in an international print exchange and exhibition with the members of the printmaking organization, La Estampa, from Medellin, Colombia. 

Each organization will be represented by 15 printmakers and each printmaker will edition 35 prints for the portfolio exchange.

There will be an exhibition of the portfolio in Medellin, Colombia 

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Museum of Geometric and Madi Art , Artist of the Month
to Apr 30

Museum of Geometric and Madi Art , Artist of the Month

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Museum of Geometric and MADI Art

I am pleased to announce that my work will be on display at the Museum of Geometric and MADI Art in Dallas from April 1-30, 2019, at the generous invitation of Dorothy Masterson. The Museum is the only museum in the country dedicated to abstract art and the MADI movement, which was founded in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the 1940s. The museum's permanent collection includes popular works by Joseph Albers, Gyula Kosice, Orna Feinstein, Venezuelan artists Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jesús Rafael Soto, Inés Silva, and even Carmelo Arden Quin, from Argentina, one of the founders of the MADI movement. In addition to the permanent collection, the museum sponsors four exhibitions each year.

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to Apr 27


Main Street Projects is excited to announce “HUB/HTX”, a group exhibition, mural and projection installation, curated via MantecaHTX for Houston’s Spring of Latino Art and in conjunction with Latino Art Now! Curated by Theresa Escobedo

“HUB|HTX” demonstrates the new diversity among Latin artists working in our city and investigates the visual vernacular currently developing within our creative community. This exhibitions hopes to highlight our city as an international creative and cultural hub for contemporary themes, ideas, and creative disciplines.


Debra Barrera
Luisa Duarte
Pedro Morales
Eduardo Portillo
Nacho Sanchez
Paradox ( Camilo Gonzalez and Peter Lucas)

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Diversity + Richness
to Apr 28

Diversity + Richness

Diversity and Richness features artwork by artists from Sawyer Yards with connections to Latin American culture in conjunction with LAN! Curated by Rosa Ana Orlando.

This exhibition explores the rich diversity found in the work produced by artists connected to Latin American culture exploring three main themes; The Real, The Magic, and The Abstract.

LAN!, a signature event of the Inter-University for Latino Research consortium and hosted by the University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies, explores and celebrates Latino/a/x and Latin American visual artists in the United States while advancing awareness, education, scholarship, and knowledge. In 2019, Houston will serve as the fifth US city to host such an effort that targets both local and national audiences. Participation in LAN! is a huge opportunity for Sawyer Yards. This initiative is supported by the City of Houston, University of Houston, the Smithsonian Institute, and other major arts institutions in the city.

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Women of the South | Mujeres del Sur
7:00 PM19:00

Women of the South | Mujeres del Sur

The Union HTX is pleased to announce Mujeres del Sur, a group exhibition featuring a diverse selection of works by fifteen* contemporary Latina artists living and working in Texas and represents the mediums of photography, painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, and installation. This exhibition is presented to coincide with the Texas Contemporary Art Fair and opens with a public reception on Saturday, October 6, from 7 - 9 pm, and is complemented by a panel discussion on (DATE TBD).

Mujeres del Sur surveys artwork from leading Latina artists working across creative disciplines, in multiple capacities, and in a wide variety of roles within arts communities across the Texas South. As cultural leaders, influencers, and visual guides, these artists at once represent the broad scope of subject matter significant to Latina creatives, the challenges of inequity that many women face, and the means through which each artist has been successful in their respective creative disciplines and practices.


Lisette Chávez
Luisa Duarte
Jenelle Esparza
Tere García
Laura Gutiérrrez
Julia Barbosa Landois
Daniela Cavazos Madrigal
Paloma Mayorga
Lorena Morales
Delilah Montoya
Karen Navarro
Stephanie Concepción Ramírez
Xochi Solí
Allison Valdivia
Jasmine Zelaya

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"Personal Scapes; Recent Prints" Solo Art Show at Galveston Arts Center . January 14th to February 26th
to Feb 26

"Personal Scapes; Recent Prints" Solo Art Show at Galveston Arts Center . January 14th to February 26th

Galveston Arts Center (GAC) presents two solo exhibitions opening Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Opening event

Saturday January 14th 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Artist talks beginning at 6:30 PM.

In the downstairs gallery, Guts and Bone by Jonathan Leach utilizes hard edge painting techniques to conform and control the fluidity of internal and external references in paintings and sculpture.

In both upstairs galleries, Personal Scapes: Recent Prints by Luisa Duarte includes a series of abstract geometric monotypes, digital prints, and small sculptures.

In addition, Beyond Bindings: The Book as Art will be on view in the upstairs Pop-Up Gallery.

Jonathan Leach focuses on finding balance between internal and external influences in his exhibition Guts and Bone. 

Born in Venezuela, Luisa Duarte is a visual artist who lives in Houston, TX and has extensive ties to Latin America. With her formal training in architecture, Luisa found early inspiration in the geometric abstraction movement, all of which is loosely referenced in her work. Her exhibition, Personal Scapes, includes a series of monotypes, digital prints and small sculptures. 

The galleries and the ArtWorks Museum Store are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Admission is free at all times.

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Art for Hope
11:30 AM11:30

Art for Hope



Please join Art for Hope chairs, Justin Garcia and Kermit Eisenhut, as we invite you to the fourth annual Art for Hope auction benefiting Bering Omega Community Health Services. Indulge yourself in some of Houston's finest artists, photographers, and creators. The evening showcases a silent auction, live music from Tianna Hall and The Houston Jazz Band, and sophisticated bites by Tarakaan with libations from Cle' Houston. The Master of Ceremonies will be TV Personality and Chef, Adrian Perez. 

June 2nd, 2016 - 7PM to 9:30PM

Cle' Houston - 2301 Main Street

The event is FREE thanks to our 2016 Donors and Sponsors. 


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11:30 AM11:30

Spring Biannual at Silver Street Studios

It's time for the Spring Biannual at Studio 122

Saturday 23 from 5:00 to 9:00

Join me together with the artists of Silver Street Studios for the Spring Biannual Art Opening. Visit our artists' studios and see new work

Enjoy drinks, free valet and pedicab service between buildings. Silver Street is home to a diverse group of artists ranging from emerging creatives to seasoned, award winning names. The event is free and all are invited to attend and go home as collectors.

For more information , please visit Silver street website, linked below.





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