This Art Stroll Offers a Rare Look Inside the Private Studio Sanctum: At Sawyer Yards’ Big Blowout, Anything Arty is PossibleBY Promoted Series Correspondent // 10.01.18
Studio-goers engage with Emily Dingmann's work in Winter Street, Studio #A1.
Angela Corson's "Selfie," 2014 (Spring Street, Studio 103). This acrylic on canvas was the first prize winner in the Visual Arts Alliance 12th Juried Invitational in 2017, selected by PaperCity's Catherine D. Anspon.
Soody Sharifi's "Mask," 2018 (Spring Street, Studio 226)
Barbara Rubenstein's "In My Dreams," 2018 (The Silos, Studio 128)
Bourne Jewelry's candelaria turquoise and diamond ring, 2018 (Silver Street, Studio 318)
John Hovig's "Hollow," 2018 (The Silos, Studio 106)
Cheri Randolph's "I Gotta Get Away From It All," 2018 (Spring Street, Studio 121)
Chris Silkwood & Ellen Orseck's "Splash," 2018 (Winter Street, Studios C2 and C9, respectively)
Christine Snitkin's "Great Egret with Breakfast," 2018 (Summer Street, Studio 101)
Deborah Ellington's "Glass Piece," 2018 (Sabine Street, Studio 133)
Diane Gelman's "What a Treat," 2018 (The Silos, Studio 209)
Doni Langlois' "Flower Brick," 2018 (Winter Street, Studio B5)
Karen Navarro's "I am Different," 2017. Navarro's photographic portrait depicts CAMH curator Patricia Restrepo; Navarro is showcased in the current CAMH exhibition about DJ Screw and visual artists whose practices mirror the chopped-and-screwed aesthetic. (Sabine Street, Studio 136)
Kaushlesh Biyan's "Mili," 2018 (Sabine Street, Studio 167)
Celan Bouillet's "Fern House," 2016 (Sabine Street, Studio 113)
Kim Ritter's "Phases of the Moon 5," 2018 (Sabine Street, Studi0 105)
Lou Vest's "Passing Ship," 2018 (Spring Street, Studio 223)
Marlo Saucedo's "Thank You Houston," 2018 (The Silos, Studio 231)
Myrrh Haslam's "Hanh's Peak," 2018 (The Silos, Studio 305)
Rona Lesser's "Autumn at the Pond," 2016 (Summer Street, Studio 101)
Tony Parana's "Favela Brazil," 2018 (Spring Street, Studio 227)
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The enormous Houston arts institution Sawyer Yards is once again gearing up for the second blowout in a calendar year with its Sawyer Yards Fall Biannual Art Stroll, which takes place this Saturday, October 6, from 4 pm through 9 pm.
Sawyer Yards is the moniker that defines the sprawling, 55-acre campus and artistic community at the center of the historic First Ward neighborhood near the edge of downtown consisting of the newly minted Sabine Street Studios, Silver Street Studios, Spring Street Studios, Summer Street Studios, Winter Street Studios, and the Silos at Sawyer Yards.
Most importantly, the complex serves as the chief nexus for Houston creatives. The site is home to nearly 350 artists in studio who will open their practices to the public not only for the chance to sell works, but for a rare behind-the-scenes look at how they create and think about art-making in their private studio sanctum.
The Fall Biannual Art Stroll is not merely an indoor market for food and fun for the casual art-lover. It is for those who want a closer connection to some of the best and brightest Houston-based talents as they enter the rarefied air of an artist’s studio space. The idea is to take a discerning viewer deeper, to bring them into the artist’s working environment.
Before the Sawyer Yards complex existed, studio visits were rare and reserved for museum curators or art critics.
No matter what level of buying power you have, there are works to be acquired from Sawyer Yards artists and craftsmen at every price point.
The media is also equally diverse, encompassing paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, mosaic, photography, jewelry, and more. An example of the artists that call Sawyer Yards home include Kathy Drago, who took home first place at the Lawndale Big Show; the environmentally focused Celan Bouillet; the precisionist drawings of John Hovig, which take as inspiration the humble paper clip; Iranian-American artist Soody Sharifi, who addresses gender issues in her homeland; and the striking portrait photographs of Argentina-born Karen Navarro.
What: Sawyer Yards Fall Biannual Art Stroll
When: Saturday, October 6, from 4 to 9 pm
Where: Sawyer Yards
Who: Co-chairs Chris Silkwood and John Bernhard
Find more details here.