Houston Instructors and Grads Featured in “The Big Show”

By: Amy Gordon

July 13, 2017

Big Show
Four members of The Art Institute of Houston’s teaching and graduate community were chosen to showcase their work in “The Big Show.”

The Big Show is an annual exhibition of new work by artists practicing within a 100-mile radius of the Lawndale Art Center. This year, Lawndale welcomed Toby Kamps, former curator of modern and contemporary art at The Menil Collection and soon-to-be director and chief curator of the Blaffer Art Museum, as juror. Kamps reviewed work by 549 artists—the most artists to submit their work in the history of The Big Show—and selected nearly 200 works for the exhibition.

Those selected to display their work are:

• Leslie Magdeleno – Instructor, Arts Foundation
• Bill Willis – Instructor, Arts Foundation
• Vincent Fink – 2005 graduate, Associate of Applied Science in Animation & Art Design
• Paul Carola – 2004 graduate, Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design

This year’s theme, “Rate of Change,” focuses on the fact that life moves fast and that change is a constant. All submissions to The Big Show 2017 were works of art that addressed change in its many forms.

The event runs through August 12, 2017 at Lawndale Art Center, 912 Main Street, Houston, Texas 77002.

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By: Amy Gordon

July 13, 2017