Monday, April 11, 2016

Re-Charge: A Nap Around the Table at Project Row Houses

Re-Charge: A Nap Around the Table
12 - 5 PM April 16 + 17
Charge House @ 2507 Holman Street, Project Row Houses

Charge is excited to invite you to 'Re-Charge: A Nap Around the Table' by Emily Sloan.

This 'Nappening' provides artists and culture makers a specially-prepared place and time to slow down, turn off devices, close their eyes, drift, and reset their inner rhythm before approaching the rest of the day. Eye coverings, ear plugs, and a limited number of cots will be provided. Yoga mats and sleeping bags are also welcome.

Re-Charge will be open 12 - 5 PM on April 16 + 17, 2016 at 2507 Holman Street. Drop ins are welcome.

Napping Enrichments:
2 PM Saturday, April 16 - lullabies will be performed by Sybrena Veazie.
12:30 PM Sunday, April 17 - a gong bath performed by Satmitar Khalsa.

This event is free and open to artists and culture makers.

This event is initiated by Charge co-organizer Jennie Ash as part of a series of programs exploring the subject of self-care, with consideration given to what individual, community-based and/or collective self care might look like, entail, require, or provoke for artists, curators, organizers, researchers, and educators in Houston.

The Charge house is part of Project Row Houses Round 44: Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists, and Instigators curated by Raquel de Anda @ Project Row Houses March 26 - June 19, 2016. Charge is co-organized by Jennie Ash and Carrie Schneider


Napping Affects Performance (NAP) is a performance and participation project providing community naps in collaboration with various performances, including (but not limited to) collaborations with sound, word, touch, and the delivery of naps to various sites and/or contexts. In May and June of 2010, Napping Affects Performance operated out of Art League Houston with 6 weeks of continuous performances taking place during Art League’s regular hours of operation. Collaborators with this project included: Mari Omori, Kisa Parker, Beth Secor, Julia Claire Wallace, June Woest, Ruby “Lips” Woodward, Art League Houston, El Rincon Social, the Heart of Texas in Nacogdoches, Lawndale Art Center during The BIG Show, Little Woodrow’s, NOTSUOH, and St. Rose College in Albany, New York.

For more information or to book a naptism or mobile nap, please call 713-582-1198 or email: or visit:

The Slow Game by Sebastien Boncy

The Slow Game by Sebastien Boncy just closed! It was hosted by The Kenmore at Art League Houston as a part of FotoFest 2016! Thank you to all who came out to see it and play it! Thank you Sebastien for sharing your work!

The Kenmore: The Slow Game
Sebastien Boncy
Curated by Emily Sloan
Exhibition Dates: March 4 – April 9, 2016
Art League Houston is excited to present The Kenmore: The Slow Game by Sebastien Boncy curated by Emily Sloan in conjunction with FotoFest 2016 Biennial. This exhibition features a selection of small-scale photographs from the artist’s ever growing and uncategorized archive of photographs that find resolution as sequences, installations, publications and other types of image networks. This new work will take the shape of a game, where the audience is asked to Restore the Rules of the Universe by interacting with a set of photographs.

Sebastien Boncy was born and raised in Haiti, and now lives and works in Texas. He received his BFA from the University of Houston, and his MFA from the University of North Texas. Recently, his work has been exhibited at The Oak Cliff cultural center, published in Sugar and Rice magazine, and part of the multi-media presentation Houston No Limits at the Co-Cathedral of The Sacred Heart. His writing currently appears in Not That But This.

Not just another white cube, The Kenmore is a small, cold, mobile exhibition object measuring approximately 36" x 24"x 24". The Kenmore's mission is to keep ideas fresh through the opportunity of a unique exhibition context and the experience of collaborating with an object.