Last month, A + C Houston celebrated its first birthday, but October marks a year that I’ve been at the helm, a position I coined “a work in progress,” a favorite phrase from my dance-making days. The work and the progress continue, as I try to keep a nimble stance.
We like flux here.
And we are not alone. Abby Koenig reports on all the changes at Theatre Under the Stars, while John DeMers brings us into the expanding presence of Stark Naked Theatre, now in residence at Studio 101.
Don’t expect any standing still in the classical music world either. Chris Johnson fills us in on new recordings from Houston Chamber Choir, Ars Lyrica and Mercury-the orchestra redefined.
Alecia Lawyer, founder of River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO), is a force to behold with or without her oboe. She brings us up to date on Planet ROCO in the Cultural Warrior interview.
The momentum continues with CraftTexas opening at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Nancy Zastudil guides us through this show and the rise of craft consciousness throughout the nation.
With one art fair down, and Texas Contemporary Art Fair to go, Devon Britt-Darby’s candid chat with Max Fishko gets to the heart of how Houston can sustain two art fairs.
From the size of our review section, you can tell we’ve been a busy bunch.
October’s Ad/Art Bomb is San Francisco Climate Change 01 (2012) by Craig Poindexter, a San Francisco-based artist. You can find him here.
And so we continue, eyes open, in motion, riding the wave that is October in Houston’s ever-evolving art scene.