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ART TALENTED TO THE CORE FELLOWS TAKE THEIR SHOW ON THE ROAD TO LAWNDALE THE GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART’S ANNUAL CORE EXHIBITION is now hanging in a new location – Lawndale Art Center – while construc- tion continues on the school’s new facility (slated to open next spring). And while the location is different, the talent remains impressive. Each year, the Core Program awards residencies to artists and critical writers, culminating each spring with an exhibition and year- book. The exhibition features work by the following artists-in-residence: Tsuyoshi Anzai, Adam Crosson, Shana Hoehn, Yue Nakayama, Sondra Perry, Felipe Steinberg and Kenneth Tam. Core critics-in-residence Taraneh Fazeli, Ruslana Lichtzier and Laura A.L. Wellen contributed essays based on their independent research to the Core 2017 publication, issued in conjunction with the exhibition, which is on view through April 22. Not familiar with the program? Here’s a primer: Each nine-month Core Program fellowship (renewable for a second year) gives artists and critical studies residents studio space or an office, a stipend and access to the Glassell School of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. These resources allow the fellows to further their practices within a dynamic arts community, guided by Core Program associate director Mary Leclère and Glassell School of Art director Joseph Havel, and to engage in creative dialogue with each other and with a host of visiting artists and critics. For nearly 30 years, Core fellows have been a vital and important presence within the Houston arts scene through teaching, engaging in community projects, interacting with other artists and sometimes making a permanent home here. The Core Program is now established as an internationally regarded platform and Core fellows have proceeded to show their work at prestigious venues such as the Venice, Whitney, Istanbul and Lyon biennials or assume positions at prominent national art publications, among other achievements. Catch this new group while you can – and you can say you “saw them when.” Visit www.lawndaleartcenter.org for exhibition viewing hours and details. By Tim Moloney Photography by Noemi Mollet 34 L O C AL | april 17