The Brid[g]e

The Brid[g]e, a visual essay, carries the narrative of an individual reaching their lowest point, yet unwilling to give up. Moments of mania, pause and blurred vision scored by melodic tones. The score aids the narrative hinting at the incessantly nagging thought often muted and the desire to rewind life.The Brid[g]e a composite of 'bride' and 'bridge'. A phrase calling for a bond between person and place; in this instance, a bridge. The idea that life has an end that you can claim, that we are bound to ourselves and a divorce is always an option. That we can attach a location to the act and keep it in mind in case of hard times.



Rick Lowe
2020 Texas Artist of the Year
Celia Álvarez Muñoz
2020 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts
Mary & Bernardino Arocha
2020 Texas Patrons of the Year

Art League Houston (ALH) will hold our first one-of-a-kind 2020 Virtual Gala: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop on Friday, October 16, 2020, 7 p.m. CST. Co chaired by Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn & Eesha Pandit, Dr. Greg Shannon and Claudia Solís & Dr. Matthew Wettergreen, this digital event will combine many components of ALH's signature in-person gala along with some special surprises! The evening will be emceed by Houston artist Phillip Pyle, ll and feature a delicious, three course dinner created by Underbelly Hospitality. Gala guests will also enjoy a captivating online silent art auction featuring work by both local and nationally recognized artists, a live-streamed performance by the New York–based duo The Illustrious Blacks, plus our annual awards ceremony honoring some of the brightest lights in the arts and arts philanthropy in Texas.

Contributing Artists

Celia Álvarez Muñoz • Charis Ammon • Claire Ankenman • David Aylsworth • Rabea Ballin • Debra Barrera • Erika Blumenfeld • Sebastien Boncy • Alice Leora Briggs • Susan Budge • Antonius-Tín Bui • Violette Bule • Margarita Cabrera • John Calaway • Alberto Careaga • Angel Castelán • Jimmy Castillo • Eepi Chaad • JooYoung Choi • Lucinda Cobley • Ruben Coy • Colby Deal • Jennifer Ling Datchuk • Julie DeVries • Tyler Deauvea • Lina Dib • Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw • Luisa Duarte • Trey Duvall • Brian Ellison • Sharon Engelstein • Ibsen Espada • Orna Feinstein • Caroline Graham • Gao Hang • Joseph Havel • Rachel Hecker • Daniel Heimbinder • Hillerbrand+Magsamen • Clara Hoag • Robert Hodge • Maria Cristina Jadick • Terrell James • Selven O'Keef Jarmon • Ann Johnson • Jules Buck Jones • Ronald Llewellyn Jones • Nyssa Juneau • Tsz Kam • Michael Kennaugh • Bradley Kerl • Daniela Koontz • Dan Lam • Nicolle LaMere • Melinda Laszczynski • Trevon Latin • Polly Liu • Jesse Lott • Matt Manalo • Jake Margolin and Nick Vaughan • Gabriel Martinez • Gabo Martini • Melissa Miller • Delilah Montoya • Arely Morales • Shayne Murphy • Manik Raj Nakra • Karen Navarro • Jessica Ninci • McKay Otto • Sherry Owens • Steve Parker • Eduardo Portillo • Preetika Rajgariah • Josué Ramírez • Cary Reeder • Patrick Renner • Gerardo Rosales • Art Shirer • Anthony Sonnenberg • Alexander Squier • Kari Steele • Mich S • Richard Stout • Terry Suprean • Britt Thomas • Prince Varughese Thomas • Giovanni Valderas • Kelli Vance • Myke Venable • Sarah Williams • Erika Whitney • Dick Wray

Bidding opens September 23 and closes on Friday, October 16  at 11 PM CST.

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A.W.H. [Ashley Was Here]

A.W.H. is a revisiting of visual aesthetic and lexicon utilized in my earliest video works.

Due to the unfortunate passing of her mother, Ashley returns visit to Houston. With no remaining familial connections to the city, wishing to close the chapter on Houston, Ashley takes in the streets of Downtown Houston for what could be the last time.

Arranged as a collection of vignettes and scattered moments, A.W.H. serves as documentation that Ashley was here and I bore witness of her presence here.


Art on the Avenue

September 15-September 19
Online + Winter Street Studios, 2101 Winter Street, Houston, TX 77007

More than 250 artists contribute to Art on the Avenue—Houston’s largest silent art auction and annual fundraiser for Avenue. This annual event raises funds to enhance the quality of life of working families, and to promote healthy, vibrant, and economically diverse neighborhoods to ensure Houston’s future as a world-class city.Save the date for an online auction and semi-virtual experience celebrating the 23rd year of Art on the Avenue and the artists that make Houston more beautiful.
Due to the ongoing risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place mostly virtually - over five days – with an online auction and the option to view artwork in person safely during open hours and by appointment. We will be implementing strict safety guidelines and will require that all in-person visitors adhere to them in order to participate. A livestream program will take place on Saturday to close out the auction and contactless curbside pickup is available for all winning bidders.
Art on the Avenue is free to attend online and in-person at Winter Street Studios, but donations and event sponsorships are encouraged. Click the “Become a Sponsor” button for more information. Stay tuned to this space for information on how to reserve your free ticket on Handbid.

Proceeds raised from this event support Avenue’s mission to build affordable homes and strengthen communities but also the artists themselves. Participating artists have the option to donate all or part of their auction sales with Avenue.

Visit our website for more: https://www.avenuecdc.org/art-culture/art-on-the-avenue/