Sculpture Month Houston is a citywide event celebrating and showcasing Houston sculpture. The campaign is hosted in a variety of spaces throughout the city—from Saturday, October 15 through Saturday, November 19, 2016—directing attention to the work, creative energies, diverse expressions and shear talent of Houston sculptors.
Houston last celebrated sculpture 16 years ago with Sculpture 2000. In presenting Sculpture Month Houston, organizers Volker Eisele, Sean Rudolph and Antarctica Black (directors and manager of Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery), alongside Tommy Gregory (artist and curator of the City of Houston’s Art Collection at the Houston Airport System), look to provide a current survey of the Houston sculpture scene.
The month consists of more than 35 participating venues including commercial galleries, nonprofit spaces, educational facilities and museums. While participating venues coordinate their own programming of three-dimensional art, Sculpture Month Houston also presents four curated exhibitions—featuring a select number of artists from a wide variety of styles—to highlight a cross-section of Houston sculpture. Participation in the month is by invitation.
Central to the celebration is SITE Gallery Houston at The Silos at Sawyer Yards, an industrial space consisting of 34 igloo-like rooms and flagship exhibition site. In advance activation of the space, a preview of the planned exhibition will coincide with Houston Art Fair from September 29 - October 1, 2016. Following the fair, a Sculpture Month Houston VIP preview party, public kick-off event and subsequent programming will be presented onsite. Additional exhibitions and opening receptions are scheduled for Rudolph Blume Fine Art / ArtScan Gallery, Sculpture Month Houston headquarters and Capitol Street Gallery, an alternative exhibition space behind Box 13 ArtSpace.
Sculpture Month Houston looks to further Houston’s reputation as an art mecca and joins a succession of existing art festivities: FotoFest, PrintMatters Houston and Houston Art Car Parade. Besides showcasing the work of local talent, the celebration aims to provide participating venues and featured artists a needed, income-generating opportunity. For Houston residents and visitors alike, the month offers an opportunity to explore, experience and celebrate a wide breadth of sculpture rarely seen in the Houston region.
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