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July 2018 Calendar

THROUGH AUGUST 4: “LIGHT IN THE WINDOW,” 2-7 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays
Austin-based visual artist Caitlin G McCollom is exhibiting her latest collection of orbs, teardrops and hearts to represent the moon and channels for understanding spirituality, the experience of suffering, and the feelings of the heart. The show will close with an artist talk on August 4 from 1-3 p.m.
BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, 1208 West Gray, 713-527-0030, www.blueorangehouston.com

JULY 2-31: “HABITANTES,” closed Sundays
Artist Justin Earl Grant strives to paint what vibrates the human being through an implicit agreement of colors, lines and shapes. “Habitantes” places the human figure in an urban context to represent sensory and emotional intensity.
Houston Public Library, 500 McKinney, 832-393-1313, www.houstonlibrary.org/location/central-library-jesse-h-jones-building

JULY 7-AUGUST 2: TENTH ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBITION, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays
Diane Griffin Gregory is juror for Archway Gallery’s tenth annual exhibition of works by area artists. This year’s charity partner is Rescue Bank.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy, 713-522-2409, www.archwaygallery.com

JULY 11: CANDLES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Join Pop Shop America for this DIY class hosted by the Downtown District. Ticket includes light bites from Local Foods, sweet treats from Phoenicia, adult beverages and a chance to create a soothing and relaxing candle or two.
Le Meridien, 1121 Walker, 713-222-7777, www.downtownhouston.org

JULY 13-14, MANET: PORTRAYING LIFE, 3 p.m.
Get your culture fix this summer inside the air-conditioned Brown Auditorium at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Next up for its popular Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen film series is an inside look at the Manet exhibition from the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
MFAH, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7515, www.mfah.org/films

JULY 18-22, HOUSTON WORLD SERIES OF DOG SHOWS, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Don’t miss this opportunity to admire thousands of dogs, shop all the vendor booths and catch the exciting action with flyball, Frisbee® dogs, the canine musical freestyle and so much more.
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, 281-536-0528, www.houstondogshows.com

JULY 19: LIVE ART BAR, 6-9 p.m.
Watch a live painting demo by IconiColor’s Patti Lennon-Potter and enjoy cocktail specials during this interactive summer series presented by Four Seasons Hotel Houston in partnership with Disegno.
Four Seasons Hotel Houston, 1300 Lamar, 713-650-1300, www.fourseaons.com

JULY 27: MARBLED CLAY COASTERS, 7-9:30 p.m.
Join Pop Shop America for this Energy Corridor area class on making marbled clay coasters and ring dishes out of fun and ultra-relaxing polymer clay.
Art Cellar Houston, 1460 Eldridge Parkway, www.popshopamerica.com/event/energy-corridor-marbled-clay-coasters

JULY 27-28: “MILITARY INSPIRED ART,” 6-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Veterans and active duty men and women will be showcasing their artistic talents at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in an exhibition unveiling that includes a commemoration of Buffalo Soldiers Day on Saturday.
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, 3816 Caroline, 713-942-8920, www.buffalosoldiermuseum.com

JULY 27-28, CÉZANNE: PORTRAITS OF A LIFE, 3 p.m.
One of the hottest international art exhibits over the past few years was the retrospective of Cézanne’s portraits that opened at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris and then traveled to London and Washington, D.C.’s National Gallery of Art. This next offering from the Armchair Travel: Exhibition on Screen film series sheds light on this artistic genius through those museum exhibits.
MFAH, 1001 Bissonnet, 713-639-7515, www.mfah.org/films

JULY 28, GALLERY CONCERT AT MFAH, 5-6 p.m.
Stay after the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Cézanne film screening for a gallery concert by harpist Susanna Campbell, featuring French music by Debussy, Fauré Grandjany and more.
MFAH, 1001 Bissonnet, www.harpandpiano.com/concerts

JULY 28, DRAGONFLIES AND DAMSELFLIES, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Not just the stuff of fairy tales, join the Houston Arboretum for its popular Nature Revealed series to learn more about these beautiful, but voracious, raptors of the insect world.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway, 713-681-8433, www.houstonarboretum.org

AUGUST 3-5: ABILITIES EXPO, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
Join the “can do” generation and explore this wonderland of resources for the disability community. From workshops (accessible home design, living with chronic pain) to events and activities (service dog demos, freestyle dance and wheelchair tennis), this is the can’t miss expo of the year.
NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, www.abilities.com/houston

AUGUST 4, CITY CRITTERS, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
It’s time to stop hating and learn to appreciate the amazing urban animals that share our parks, downtown streets and even our back yards. Folks from the Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation Center will be on hand to share these critters’ stories of survival, and the 21-and-up crowd can partake in suds from Saint Arnold Brewing Company.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway, 713-681-8433, www.houstonarboretum.org

OUT OF TOWN

THROUGH SEPTEMBER 2: “PARAÍSO Y PRESA (PARADISE AND PREY),” open daily until 5 p.m.
Former Texas A&M architectural design professor John G. Fairey, founder of Peckerwood Garden in Hempstead, gifted the Art Museum of Southeast Texas with more than 500 pieces of Mexican folk art including masks, ceramics, textiles and trees of life.
AMSET, 500 Main, Beaumont, 409-832-3432, www.amset.org

JULY 14: ART & CULTURE: IMPRESSIONISM, 1-3 p.m.
Architecture expert Sheba Akhtar presents a fascinating history of Impressionism. This is the last of a three part series by the author of Art and Architecture.
Fort Bend County Libraries, George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview, Richmond, 281-633-4734, www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/branches/gm.html

JULY 26-28: THE GREAT TEXAS MOSQUITO FESTIVAL, 5-10 p.m. Thursday, 5 p.m.-12 a.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday
Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you won’t want to miss this three-day shebang that includes a Mosquito Chase 5k run, a BBQ cook-off, haystack dives, carnival rides and a chance to take a selfie next to the world’s largest mosquito that stands 26 feet tall. Extroverts might want to sign up for the Mosquito Calling or Mosquito Legs contests.
Clute Parks & Recreation, 100 Parkview, Clute, 979-265-8392, 800-371-2971, www.mosquitofestival.com

JULY 27-29: GREAT TEXAS BALLOON RACE, 6:30 a.m.-12 a.m. Friday, 5:45 a.m.-12 a.m. Saturday, 5:45 a.m. start on Sunday
Is there anything more exciting than a hot air balloon? Probably not, which is why so many folks have Longview plugged into their trip planner. The fun includes competitive flights, the amazing Balloon Glow and plenty of live music.
East Texas Regional Airport, 269 Terminal Circle, Longview, 903-753-3281, www.gtbr.net

AUGUST 2-SEPTEMBER 2: “FREE-RANGE CATTLE ROUNDUP,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays
If heading out to The Hill Country is on your radar, stop by this downtown Kerrville art center to see pastels and oils by BURL. Concurrent exhibits include Photoquest and an annual judged show for KACC member artists.
Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett, 830-895-2911, www.kacckerrville.com

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