The Core Fellows Exhibition

July 30, 2012 in Public Installations

The Glassell School of Art Core is world-renowned as one of this country’s most respected artist residencies. HFAF proudly showcases the eight current Fellows of the Core Program and eagerly unveils the four new Fellows whose works have yet to be seen in Houston. This is a rare opportunity to learn about the Core Program, meet the Fellows, and purchase their works.

Designer of the VIP Lounge and Collectors Lounge at HFAF

July 30, 2012 in Public Installations

Designer of the VIP Lounge and Collectors Lounge at HFAF
Location: Throughout fair.
Rottet Studio is an international architecture and design firm with an extensive portfolio of corporate and hospitality projects for the world’s leading companies and brands. In the last decade, Founder Lauren Rottet, FAIA, FIIDA has built one of the finest interior design practices in the United States, and is currently ranked a “Design Giant” among both corporate and hospitality firms by Interior Design magazine. In 2011, Rottet became the only woman in history to be elevated to Fellow by both the American Institute of Architects and the International Interior Design Association. Read the rest of this entry →


July 29, 2012 in Public Installations, Special Events

The MFAH CORE FACTOR, curated by Brad Bucher & Victoria Lightman, sponsored by Chartis Insurance.

Curated by collectors Brad Bucher and Victoria Lightman, The MFAH CORE FACTOR highlights noted graduates of the Core Program, including Mequitta Ahuja, Mark Allen of Machine Projects, Amy Blakemore, Leandro Erhlich, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Todd Hebert, Leslie Hewitt, Julie Mehretu, Demetrius Oliver, Aaron Parazette, Shazia Skander, and Hilary Wilder.  The artists in the exhibition have all achieved great success and their work is shown internationally.

FOTOFEST Focus on Latin American Photography

July 27, 2012 in Public Installations, Special Events

FOTOFEST Focus on Latin American Photography 1890s-1940s

In conjunction with HFAF’s commitment to art of the Americas, Fotofest honors Latin American photographers. This is an exhibition of rare images from important historical archives of Latin American photography only recently re-discovered by scholars and curators. The works from Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Guatemala feature work by Guillermo Kahlo, Martín Chambi, Romualdo García, Agustín Victor Casasola and Juan José de Jesús Yas.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s Invasive Plant Eradication Unit

July 18, 2012 in Public Installations, Special Events

Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s “Invasive Plant Eradication Unit”

As part of Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s public art program, Confluence: Points of View on Buffalo Bayou, internationally recognized artist Mark Dion has created a mobile unit that will serve as a workstation, laboratory, and library in the battle being waged against invasive species along Buffalo Bayou and its tributaries. The “rugged emergency response vehicle” has been designed to serve as an outreach and environmental education tool in Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s efforts to restore our city’s historic waterway.

Reinforcing BBP’s mission to transform and revitalize Buffalo Bayou, the unit will serve as a functional work truck, a mobile herbarium, and a site for workshops, outreach demonstrations, and volunteer training. Buffalo Bayou Partnership is a co-sponsor of this public art project with Houston Arts Alliance.