Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Drawing New Connections

"Drawing New Connections" is the culminating exhibition at Cage Elementary where I was an artist-in-residence this past spring through Art League Houston's Artbound! program funded by Target. As part of the residency, I collaborated with three teachers in incorporating art into their curriculum. "Drawing New Connections" features artworks created through various projects we completed. The show is currently on exhibit in their school cafeteria.

Special thanks to Art League Houston, Cage Elementary, Brook Brooks, Yamel Melchor, Cecilia Valdez, and Linda Phenix. -emily

Monday, May 24, 2010


view from the (NAP) cam at Art League Houston.

About (NAP): (NAP) is a performance and participation project providing community naps in collaboration with various performance projects, performances involving the delivery of naps to various sites/contexts around Houston, Texas and an ongoing free nap site at Art League Houston. The free nap site can be utilized anytime during Art League Houston hours, Mondays through Fridays 9am-5pm and Saturdays from 11am-5pm. Stop in anytime, or reserve a spot by calling: 713-582-1198.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Take a NAP!

Napping Affects Performance (NAP) opens Friday, May 14 (6-8pm) at Art League Houston and runs until June 25. NAP is a free service and a participatory/performance project offering people a place to take a nap. NAP’s relation to performance is two-fold: its benefits on day-to-day functioning and the context participants are placed in while experiencing performance art whether a reading, interaction, etc.

Participants may drop-in or make an appointment to nap by calling 713-582-1198 any time during Art League Houston hours (Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm). Special group/community events including bedtime stories and lullabies will be scheduled throughout the run of the show.

Special events include:

Friday, May 14---*Opening reception*, Kisa Parker from the University of Houston's Moore School of Music will perform Brahms' Lullaby (Opening is 6-9pm, performance is at 7pm)

Sunday, May 23---Julia Claire Wallace, performnace art, 2pm.

Saturday, June 5---Beth Secor will treat us to a storytime starting at 1:30pm.

Saturday, June 19---Ruby Woodward a.k.a. "Lips" will be whistling lullabies starting at 1:30pm.

The projected affects of NAP are a more restful community, a unique experience of performance art, and a new context for artists performing.

NAP can be followed at www.nappingaffectsperformance.blogspot.com. For an appointment to nap, please call: 713-582-1198.

Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm
May 14-June 25, 2010