Summer at Sawyer Yards Art Tour featuring Silver Street Studios

Summer at Sawyer Yards Art Tour featuring Silver Street Studios
Event on 2017-07-08 15:00:00
Fresh Arts presents Summer at Sawyer Yards Art Tours This summer join Fresh Arts for an intimate look at the artists of Sawyer Yards, Houston’s largest, most eclectic group of artists and makers. Beginning this May, visitors can explore the creative campus’ through five monthly guided tours and featured artist talks. Learn the history of the Sawyer Yards’ repurposed artist warehouses and spend the afternoon discovering an extensive selection of painting, sculpture, jewelry, photography, clothing, textiles, printmaking, mixed media and more. It’s a laid back way to meet some talented artists, explore the Washington Avenue Arts District, and maybe find a treasure or two! Summer at Sawyer Yards Art Tours are presented by Fresh Arts and held in conjunction with Sawyer Yards’ monthly Second Saturday open studio events which are always free and open to the public.  Saturday, July 8 Summer at Sawyer Yards featuring Silver Street Studios Silver Street is an arts and event complex that includes a 20,000 square foot event space and 70 creative studios. 2pm-3pm: Member Cocktail Hour (members only)* 3pm-4pm: Silver Street Studios Art Tour (free with registration) Featuring artist talks from John Bernhard, Luisa Duarte, Angela Fabbri, Justin Garcia,  *Cocktail events are for exclusive for Fresh Arts Members only. All studio tours are FREE and open to the public with registration. Fresh Arts' Membership Program is designed to cultivate meaningful relationships between artists and arts organizations and those businesses and patrons who support their endeavors. CLICK HERE TO JOIN OR LEARN MORE. About the Artists John Bernhard Studio 317 John Bernhard is a Swiss American artist and photographer who traveled North America extensively before settling in Houston, Texas in 1980. For more than three decades he has chosen the medium of photography to explore the everyday world from new perspectives, breaking away into different pathways of artistic expression. He continues to devote all of his energy taking photographs and bringing them together to enhance their meaning with visual interplay. Luisa DuarteStudio 122 Born in Venezuela, Luisa Duarte is a visual artist and world traveler with extensive ties to Latin America. As an artist with formal training in architecture, Duarte also found early inspiration in the geometric abstraction movement, all of which is loosely referenced in her work. Line and color provide important structural bases for an exploration of themes related to fragility– understanding fragility as a range of experiences and events that trigger meaningful change and growth. She engages with these themes through a variety of techniques and mediums, which include monotypes, digital art and objects. Angela Fabbri Studio 101 Angela Fabbri, was born in California and raised in Mississippi, but her home is here in Texas where she has lived since 2006. She discovered her passion at an early age and has been painting most of her life. Most recognized for her use of color and various textures, Fabbri, has unique techniques seen throughout her work. In her various series, you will see paintings on canvas as well as more industrial materials including sheet metal and wood panel. Angela's work is held in private collections across the nation as well as corporate offices including the AIG building and the City Centre. Her Houston studio is at Silver Street Studios and is appointment only. Justin Garcia Studio 120 2016 Hunting Prize finalist and native Houstonian, Justin Garcia, attended the University of Houston Bauer Business School but soon realized this was not the right direction for him and returned to his first passion: painting. Through art, Garcia began his struggles to understand himself and his surroundings and to search for a personal truth. For two years he painted in a boating storage unit with all his belongings stacked in the back. As he sought a path with a deeper meaning, he taught himself by making mistakes through exploration and experimentation. In the ensuing years, Garcia released seven series of work and following the seventh series, he took two years away from the art scene to analyze and document what he learned. With the effort of these seven series and a depth of experience behind him, he spent several months isolated in central Mexico. There he mapped and constructed blueprints for a theoretical model called Humanity’s Sustainable Infinite (HSI). In late 2015 he announced the completion and publication of his first book, One Ton Goldfish: In Search of the Tangible Dream, a retrospective of his seven series in which Garcia’s personal truth carried some universal meaning. ADDITIONAL SUMMER TOURS: Saturday, August 12 Summer at Sawyer Yards featuring The Silos  This exciting renovation of one of Houston's most iconic silo buildings promises to bring even more creative energy to the vibrant creative heart of Houston. Located in the thriving Washington Avenue Arts District, the Silos at Sawyer Yards features 55+ creative workspaces along with the opportunity to bring restaurant, retail, showroom, gallery, office space and more.  Saturday, September 9 Summer at Sawyer Yards featuring Spring Street Studios Spring Street Studios is a redevelopment and preservation project in Houston’s historic First Ward Arts District. Located at 1824 Spring Street, in the former Harris Moving & Storage Building, the refurbished building now houses 80 unique artist studios and a beautiful gallery corridor. ABOUT FRESH ARTS Fresh Arts, a 501c3 nonprofit, is committed to the growth of a thriving, innovative, and diverse arts sector in Houston. We enhance Houston's art community by promoting local artists and arts organizations and creating meaningful connections between artists, arts organizations, and patrons of the arts.  WWW.FRESHARTS.ORG ABOUT WASHINGTON AVENUE ARTS DISTRICT The Washington Avenue Arts District is a state recognized cultural district in Houston, TX. Already, the District is home to several converted warehouse studio buildings including Sawyer Yards' creative campus which houses over 300 studios of artists and creative entrepreneurs, as well as vast amounts of exhibition and event space. Because of this unique congregation of creative space, the District boasts what is believed to be the highest concentration of working artists in all of Texas! WWW.ARTSDISTRICTHOUSTON.COM ABOUT SAWYER YARDS Located near downtown Houston in the Washington Avenue Arts District, Sawyer Yards is one of the largest creative campuses in the nation – a total of 7 repurposed warehouse buildings over 36 acres, housing over 300 working artists and multiple independent small businesses.  WWW.SAWYERYARDS.COM

at Silver Street Studios
2000 Edwards Street
Houston, United States

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