Monday, March 29, 2010

Power Nap / Cuddle Puddle with Bedtime Story

A power nap was arranged in the middle of Performance Art Houston's performance night at El Rincon Social. Audience members were invited to refresh themselves with a power nap-cuddle puddle in the upstairs loft. A timer was set for 10 minutes, and I read the group a short story called "Not Tired" from Else Holmelund Minarik's "Little Bear's Visit". Afterwards, everyone was refreshed for experiencing the remaining performances.

Photo courtesy of Matthew Glover.

teaching as performance...

My adventurous drawing class...

Curation Myth

My office and book as part of my curatorial residency at Bluffer Gallery ...

Inside the book...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Farewell to Rosebud...

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today,
Tomorrow will be dying.
---Robert Herrick

Our dear chicken Rosebud passed away Thursday afternoon, March 11, 2010. Tim and Rosebud are pictured above.

Rosebud and Rita.

Rosebud at an opening being carried around after a broken toe. Smitty Regula, creator of the Hen-a-tron, watches in the background.

Rosebud and friends.

Photos courtesy of Mary Scheible of Click Photography and Emily Sloan.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Creation Myth

Creation Myth is a wall of collaborative drawings created by children with additional drawings added by adults. It is an attempt to work from a beginner’s mind as described by the saying of Shunroy Suzuki-Roshi as: “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.”

The initial collaborative drawings were created by 9 to 10 year olds participating in Art League Houston’s Artbound!, a program developed to bring art into Title 1 schools. Additional drawings were added throughout the duration of the exhibit culminating in one large artwork.

-Emily Sloan

Special thanks to Sebastian Forray, Brook Brooks, Yemel Melchor, Cecilia Valdez, Linda Phenix, Artbound! (funded by Target) and its participants at Cage Elementary, the University of Houston's graduate painting wing and the participating audience.