• Connecting the Silos

    Connecting the Silos:
    an Artist-INC Group Showcase
    On view November 1 - December 13, 2017
    Opening Reception: November 8, 6-8pm


    Connecting the Silos, is an interdisciplinary group show featuring new collaborative works by twenty-seven Houston-based visual and performing artists with disciplines ranging from music, film, dance, public art, photography, fashion, and painting. The collaborative nature of the exhibition will result in a dynamic multi-media showcase of installation and performance art.

    The exhibition will be on view from November 1 to December 13, 2017 and open with an artist reception on November 1st from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Additional performances and artist talks will be scheduled throughout the exhibition period. Dates to be announced.

    Participating artists are 2017 graduates of Fresh Arts' Artist INC Houston program. Through Artist INC-Houston, these artists - selected through a juried process - gathered for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.

    The opening reception has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 8th from 6-8pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

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    Wednesday, November 8, 6:00 - 8:00pm

    Additional artist talks and performances to be announced

    The Silos on Sawyer // Gallery 100
    1502 Sawyer Street, Houston, TX 77007

    November 1 - December 13, 2017
    Mon. - Sat. 9:00am - 6:00pm


    Khalil AbuSharekh // Khrystyna Balushka // Aaron Jaymes Booker // Eepi Chaad // Adam Vincent Clay // Luisa Duarte // Karen Eisele // Hedwige Jacobs // Claire Drennan Jarvis // Mathieu JN Baptiste // Elaine Kuckertz // Melanie Loew // David Maldonado // Pat McEnery // Edgar Medina // Tami Merrick // Corine Michel // Mollie Miller // Karen Navarro // Roberta Paixao Cortes // Nathan Parmer // Outspoken Bean // Cary Reeder // Dominique Royem // Y. E. Torres // Suzanne L Woodbury // and Lori Yuill


    First launched in Kansas City, Artist INC is a cutting edge training seminar that addresses the specific business needs and challenges artists of all disciplines face every day. Limited to 25 participants per session, artists gather for one night a week for eight weeks to learn business skills specific to their art practice and apply those skills cooperatively with their peers.

    Using an innovative class design, artists learn and grow together through artist facilitator mentoring, small group application activities, as well as large group discussion and multi-media lectures. Now in its eighth year, the Artist INC workshop has been completed by more than 700 regional artists.

    2018 marks the second year of Artist INC-Houston, powered by Fresh Arts. Applications for the Spring 2018 session of Artist INC-Houston will open November 1st, 2017.

  • Houston Press Review of 'Cats. Bunnies...'

  • 002 Magazine

  • Press Release Feb 2013

    |http://winterstreetstudios.info/2012/opening-march-15h-cats-bunnies-and-the-surface-value-of-it-all/|Cats, Bunnies Press Release

  • March 2013

    Spacetaker.org listing

    As part of its ongoing exhibition series, Fresh Arts invites you to Cats, Bunnies, and The Surface Value of It All, an exhibition of portraits by Lynn Lane and Melanie Loew. While using dissimilar mediums, Lynn Lane (black and white photography) and Melanie Loew (paint on paper) both seek to understand the dynamic relationship between humans and animals, specifically cats and bunnies, through a series of straightforward and occasionally funny portraits. Loew says about the exhibition, "It's just not that deep. They are what they are. 'Surface value...' means there is nothing to dig up."

    About his studio portraits of friends holding a cat, Lane states, "Oft times we try to look beyond the surface of an image and try to impose deep meaning into a piece of art when, at times, it truly can be exactly what you see, a man or woman holding someone else's cat. It can be merely a documentation of a moment in time of two beings whom have never met coming together for an odd "family" portrait of sorts."

    Cats, Bunnies, and The Surface Value of It All is on view from March 15 through April 26, 2013. The public is invited to meet the artists at a free opening reception on Friday, March 15, from 6-8 PM at the Fresh Arts gallery, located at 2101 Winter Street, Studio B11, Houston, TX, 77007.

    In addition to the opening reception on March 15, there will be a closing reception with the artists on Friday, April 26, 2013, from 6-8 PM at Fresh Arts.

    About Melanie Loew:
    Melanie Loew portrays the psychological inner workings of human kind in her painted works, weaving a reality only she is able to tap into. Loew comes from a diverse educational background, having first received a degree in funeral services. She later went on to graduate with a Bachelors of Fine Art from the University of Houston and Masters of Fine Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Loew’s work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout Texas, Georgia and New York. For more information, visit www.melloew.com or “like” her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Melanie.Loew.Art.

    About Lynn Lane:
    Lynn Lane is an award winning, internationally recognized photographer, designer, artist and documentary filmmaker. His style of photography work ranges from documentary approaches to more artistic representations that convey stories through intimate yet stunning images. Lane primarily focuses on fashion, dance, theater, photojournalism, and portrait work. His work has been shown internationally in galleries and museums and also has been published in numerous magazines including Elle Decor, Domino, and other international publications. He recently returned to his hometown of Houston after spending roughly the last two decades living in New York City and traveling internationally to showcase his art work and designs. In 2011 Lane was honored to be selected as one of the “Top 100 Creatives” by the Houston Press. For more information, visit www.lynnlane.com or “like” his Facebook at www.facebook.com/LynnLanePhotography.


    The post with one of my quotes and artwork is published in the "Ask the Artists" series on Artful Vagabond.

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  • Review - Apparition of a Deer

  • Apparition of the Deer

    Solo exhibit at Darke Gallery
    320 A Detering, Houston, TX
    June 8th - July 14th
    Opening reception June 8th 6-9PM

  • Award Announcement for Texas national 2011

  • Mentor Show

    April 21 - May 19, 2011, The Mentor Show, In Celebration of Mentorship the Center Features the Works of Area Students & Teachers, Opening: Thursday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Reception

  • Texas National 2011

    98 artists from 29 states. Stephen F. Austin State University, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House, 329 E. Main Street, Nacogdoches, TX, April 9 - May 21, 2011, "Goddess of the Hunt" is in this juried show.