Fresh Arts presents
inaugural graduating class of Artist INC Houston
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
@ The Legacy Room at City Hall
901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
FREE and open to the public
Join Fresh Arts and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs for a special evening celebrating the close of the Artist INC Houston- Spring 2017 session. The free event will feature a cocktail reception and short visual presentations by the first graduating Artist INC Houston class which includes a diverse group of 24 of Houston’s brightest and most driven visual and performing artists. Over the last 8 weeks these artists have gathered one night a week to develop their entrepreneurial skills and strengthen their artistic practice through mentorship opportunities, expert presentations, and peer networks. Now in its eighth year, the Artist INC regional program has been completed by more than 700 artists.
Presenting artists include:
Khalil Abusharekh, Khrystyna Balushka, Aaron Booker, Eepi Chaad, Adam Vincent Clay, Luisa Duarte, Karen Eisele, Hedwige Jacobs, Claire Drennan Jarvis, Mathieu Jeanbaptiste, Elaine Kuckertz, Melanie Loew, David Maldonado, Pat McEnery, Edgar Medina, Corine Michel, Karen Navarro, Roberta Paixao Cortes, Nathan Parmer, Cary Reeder Art, Dominique Royem, Y. E. Torres, Heather VonReichbauer, Suz Woodbury.
Artist INC Houston Spring 2017 Peer Facilitators include:
The Outspoken Bean,
Felipe Lopez (Artist),
Mollie Haven Miller
and Lori Yuill.
Artist INC Houston is administered by Fresh Arts and is supported in part by an award from Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts, and foundations, corporations individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Fresh Arts would also like to extend special appreciation to Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston, the Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Houston Public Library system for their support.
And many thanks to the 2017 Artist INC «Subject Matter Experts» who led lectures and shared their knowledge: Lisa Marie Evans (Artist INC Kansas City), Kim Stoilis (Stoilis Communications), Elizabeth White-Olsen (Writespace Houston), Kathy Ploch, CPA, Erin McClarty, PLLC, Marci Dallas (Fresh Arts), and Tim DeSilva (Culture Pilot).