Houston Open Studio Tours (HOST) is pleased to present a studio tour with artist George Smith on Saturday, November 23rd 2013.
This will be HOST’s 3rd and final studio tour of the season which has spanned from August through November 2013. This season of HOST’s programing and events opened with the studio tour of artists: Rabéa Ballin, Robert Hodge, and Phillip Pyle II in August; then Rosine Kouamen in October; followed by a lecture on the history of Black arts in Houston with curator and art historian Alivia J. Wardlaw, PhD.; and culminates with the renowned and legendary artist George Smith.
George Smith is a Houston based artist and educator. He earned a BFA degree in sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute and an MA degree from Hunter College, CUNY. He was been awarded several prominent fellowships and grants including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and a National Endowment Individual Grant. Mr. Smith’s successful and lengthy career has contributed to the creation of sculptures, prints and videos, mostly noted for his iconic steel sculptures that are populated throughout the United States and in Houston, TX. Mr. Smith’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Studio Museum of Harlem. His work is also represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Menil Collection. Also, Jim Harithas, Founder of the Station Museum has provided continual support and encouragement throughout his artistic career. Mr. George Smith
is currently a working artist, and the Professor Emeritus
of Sculpture and Drawing at Rice University.
HOST is please to provide this astoundingly singular opportunity for collectors and art enthusiast to meet this local art icon. HOST will exhibit a body of Mr. Smith’s work, with all works available for purchase, in the community gallery space at Project Row Houses (PRH), located at 2521 Holman (between St. Charles and Live Oak Streets) on Saturday, November 23rd from 4 to 7pm. This collaboration between HOST and PRH will provide an additional opportunity for the community to honor the founders of the Houston arts movement and act as complement to their Round 39: Looking Back, Moving Forward which celebrates the organization 20 year anniversary.
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For more information about HOST please contact M’kina Tapscott at 713.295.1409 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the website at http://houstonopenstudiotours.tumblr.com