You’ve probably noticed by now that we’ve been noting some artiFACTS in our Weekly Dose of Vitamin A+C. This week we have so many announcements from the Houston arts community that we couldn’t fit them all in. Wipe the summery sleep from your eyes and take a look at what the 2012 – 2013 arts season has in store!

Wade Wilson Art hosts a closing reception for the current exhibition of works by Justin Garcia and Winston Lee Mascarenhas on Friday, August 24.

The Catastrophic Theatre presents the closing weekend of Tamarie Cooper’s Doomsday Revue (The Greatest Musical Ever!) Friday and Saturday are SOLD OUT, but waiting list spots of up for grabs, so don’t wait another second to try to snag a seat!

The Sleep Border Town Insomniacs - Crawling With Monsters

The Sleep Border Town Insomniacs – Crawling With Monsters, Image Courtesy of Frenetic Theater

Freneticore announces the 5th Annual Houston Fringe Festival September 1 – 9, 2012.

Stages Repertory Theatre announces their 2012-2013 Season. Tickets on sale NOW!

DiverseWorks launches into their 30th Anniversary Season in their new home at 4102 Fannin on September 7 with Keren Cytter: Video Art Manual

McClain Gallery presents paintings by 40 Houston based artists, curated by Aaron Parazette with In Plain Sight. Opening Reception September 8.

Catherine Couturier (formerly John Cleary Gallery) opens Vivian Maier: Out of the Shadows, exhibiting mid-century street photographs. Opening September 8.

Musiqa

Musiqa Houston Performance, Image Courtesy of Musiqa

ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra kicks off the 2012 – 2013 Season with Beer and Brass at Saint Arnold Brewery on September 18! Tickets on sale NOW!

Main Street Theater announces their 2012-2013 Season. Subscriptions and tickets now available!

Musiqa announces their 2012 – 2013 Season opening September 22 with Deep Sky Objects, including music from Sebastian Currier, Poetry by Sarah Manguso and a World Premiere ballet by Houston Ballet II.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft announces CRAFTTEXAS2012 opening September 28.

Texas Contemporary Art Fair (of which A+C is a proud Cultural Partner!) announces The Texas Contemporary Award showcasing national and international artists navigating new and innovative directions in contemporary art.

Houston Met Dance in Stand Back by Kate Skarpetowska.

Houston Met Dance in Stand Back by Kate Skarpetowska. Photo Credit: Ben Doyle, Runaway Productions

Houston Metropolitan Dance Company announces their 2012 – 2013 Season. They make their debut on the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Inside/Out stage this Saturday, August 25before heading home.

Society for the Performing Arts announced the replacement of the Bejart Ballet, which had to cancel their upcoming 2013 U.S. Tour, with New York based Shen Wei Dance Arts which will debut May 18, 2013.

Anya Tish Gallery will open the arts season with British-born, Texas-based William Cannings: MetalUrges on September 7.

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue is accepting applications for the Artadia 2012 Awards through September 24. Open to all visual artists living and working in Harris County, Texas.

Hooks-Epstein Galleries will present Mark Greenwalt’s, Surface Time: and other portraits, an exhibition of drawings and paintings. Opening Saturday, September 8.

William Cannings, Quilt, 2012, Inflated metal with automotive paint, 53" x 63" x 10"

William Cannings, Quilt, 2012, Inflated metal with automotive paint, 53″ x 63″ x 10″. Image Courtesy of Anya Tish Gallery

As if all of this isn’t enough, arts lovers and culture seekers can head Downtown this Sunday, August 26 for the Capital One Bank 19th Annual Theater District Open House.

We’re hardly skimming the surface of the arts community here. For more on your favorite arts organizations and galleries, stay tuned to A+C and look for our September issue on stands August 31!

-CANDACE KIZER
Candace is a corporate construction aficionado by day and our Marketing and Social Media Manager by night.