Some Drinks and Music at DiverseWorks

From Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground to Kaws and Kanye West, the connection between music and fine art is inextricable. Personally, I find few things more inspiring than listening to great music in galleries or museums. So I’m rather excited that the kind people over at DiverseWorks asked me to come play some records tomorrow. A bastion of arts and culture in Houston, DiverseWorks has fostered creative types across mediums for years. Come check out the exhibition, have a few drinks and shoot the shit with some talented artists, curators and all around good folks.

Here’s some more info from the press release.

Industry Night
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Free Admission

After an action packed weekend of art openings and performances, kick back at DiverseWorks for Industry Night. If you are an artist, work, volunteer, board member or intern in the art community or just want to meet other people in the industry, join us for happy hour. Bring your business card, or DiverseWorks Membership card to receive exclusive drink specials for those in the biz.

Industry night is our way of giving back to our friends in the biz. It’s a time to slow down, catch up, and kick back a few drinks with artists, presenters, curators, board members, volunteers—all the incredible people that comprise the city’s cultural workforce and make Houston, Texas such an interesting place to live. We heart them. – Diane Barber, Co-Executive Director & Visual Arts Curator at DiverseWorks

Because there is such great art constantly happening in Houston, it’s
rare for us to be able to get together with our colleagues on other
creative-types when somebody isn’t working hard to make the event
happen. We hope Industry Night is a time for artists and
administrators to come together and relax, and hopefully our friends
and supporters who just want to hang will join us.- Sixto Wagan, Co-Executive Director & Performing Arts Curator at DiverseWorks

Music provided by DJ Brett Koshkin

Pop up Shops by Hello-Lucky & Beatniks

Sponsored by KUHF (88.7FM), Saint Arnold Brewing Company, and Whole Foods.

Oh My! Pocket Pies! Food Truck will be here in case you are hungry.

Plus, art lovers have a chance to check out the current exhibition at DiverseWorks!
This is Displacement: Native Artists Consider the Relationship Between Land and Identity

DiverseWorks presents one of the largest multi-disciplinary surveys of contemporary Native American Artists that Houston has seen. Work in the main gallery, flickerlounge and the theater features the work of nearly 50 contemporary Native American artists from nineteen tribal nations across the United States. This survey offers audiences multiple views of displacement from indigenous perspectives and encourages dialogue and critical commentary on the intersections of art and identity.

This is Displacement is a group exhibit curated by visual artist Carolyn Lee Anderson (Diné) and dancemaker Emily Johnson (Yup’ik). The exhibit features the work of forty-three contemporary Native American artists from nineteen tribal nations across the United States, whose sculpture, painting, drawing, music, written work, short film, and mixed media relates to experiences of displacement – its effects, ills, joys, discomforts, and never-ending complexities.

Find out more about DiverseWorks here.


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