Houston, TX - Eat, drink, and be better informed! As part of the upcoming exhibition Human Nature-Collaborations VI: Food, join us on Thursday evenings for food, drink, artist talks and discussions with local non-profit organizations. Admission is the donation of either canned or fresh food for Loaves and Fishes, a national organization that provides free meals to families and seniors in need of assistance.
Thursday, April 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
Collaborations VI with Slow Food Houston
In the traditions of Slow Food USA and Slow Food International, the Houston Chapter celebrates the enjoyment of wholesome food, fine beverages, and good company. We are dedicated to the promotion of local producers, artisans, restaurants, and other purveyors and promoters of culinary traditions of all cultures within our community, and of course, to living a slower and more harmonious rhythm of life.
Thursday, April 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
Collaborations VI with Houston Tomorrow
Houston Tomorrow, formerly the Gulf Coast Institute, is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization founded in 1998 to explore urban issues and to inform the discussion of growth in the Houston Gulf Coast Region.
Thursday, May 7, 7 – 9 p.m.
Collaborations VI with Urban Harvest
Urban Harvest is a local charitable organization supporting a network of urban gardens, farms and orchards that inspire and empower people of diverse backgrounds to grow food in the city. These gardens and farms are located at schools, youth centers, parks, housing projects, places of worship, vacant lots and therapy centers, and serve to educate, strengthen community spirit, create therapeutic environments and provide food and income.
In conjunction with the Menil Community Open House events on April 25, 2009, HCP will host Trees For Houston. Beginning at 4pm, Trees For Houston will give short presentations at HCP on planting and presentation as well as distribute saplings.
Menil Community Open House
Saturday, April 25, 3 – 9 p.m. (Menil Campus)
The non-profit arts organizations of the Menil Campus come together to showcase the many performances, exhibits, screenings, readings, classes, and services they offer in an all-day open house.
Saturday, April 25, 4 - 7 p.m. at HCP
Trees For Houston sapling distribution and presentations
Human Nature, on view April 3 – May 11, 2009. Opening Reception sponsored by Real Ale Brewing Co., Friday, April 3 from 6 – 8 p.m.
This exhibition is made possible in part from support by Southern Union Company, Baylee and Kal, James Edward Maloney, Joan Morgenstern, Anonymous, Thomas and Debrah Yale, and Real Ale Brewing Company.
Special thanks to Houston Tomorrow, Slow Food Houston, Trees For Houston, Urban Harvest, and photographer Linda Walsh.