There is no doubt about it, the Houston art scene is jumping again, especially this weekend.
Listed below are just a few highlights that caught my attention that I want to share. The artists at many of these events had all of 2020 and the first part of 2021 to create their work, so expect to be amazed.
Jill Hakala and Heather Gordy, both studio artists at Hardy & Nance Studios at 902 Hardy St., present a collection of art they created throughout 2020. The collaboration explores the relationships between life and the universe. “We Are Stardust" will be exhibited at Hardy & Nance from 5-9 p.m. Saturday. Visit hardyandnancestudios.com for more information.
Archway Gallery presents Found Objects, featuring new sculptures by Joe Hale Haden, through July 7. The gallery is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at 2305 Dunlavy St. See the gallery website, archwaygallery.com, for updates.
“Annex Energy,” a University of Houston graduate and undergraduate sculpture exhibit at SITE Gallery Houston, is open from 3-8:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday at 1502 Sawyer St., Suite 400. At 7 p.m. will be a performance titled “We Don't Care Bout Your Idea Of Time” featuring UH sculpture students Stevie Spurgin and Randi Long. The exhibit and performance are free to the public.
Sawyer Yards Second Saturday Open Studios returns this Saturday from noon-5 p.m. The sprawling campus of creative spaces and art studios is one of the largest art communities in the country. That’s saying something! In addition to the studios, art exhibits can be found in most spaces. Have a look for details, maps and artists at SawyerYards.com or show up in person at 2101 Winter St.
The Market at Sawyer Yards switches to evening hours this Saturday from 6-10 p.m. The 5-year-old outdoor market is flanked by The Silos at Sawyer Yards (where SITE Gallery is located), Winter St. Studios and Silver St. Studios on “Art Alley.” Find a healthy mix of artisan craft, cottage and packaged foods, live music, wine and cider. Find the market under the silos at 1502 Sawyer St. Visit sawyerstreetmarket.com for more information.
Not artsy but notable is a new bar coming to the Heights, The Rabbit Hole HTX, on 29th Street, close to the Houston Farmers Market on Airline Drive. Currently fundraising, the founders promise “intimate and unique destination for craft cocktails, wines and locally brewed beer.” Ian Frascati of the Flea at Silver St. (also this weekend) is a managing partner. A meet and greet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Love Dance HTX, 2206 Edwards St. That’s on the doorstep to The Market at Sawyer Yards. See you there!