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FOOD | ARTS | COMMUNITY | STYLE+LEISURE 1. DEBORAH COLTON GALLERY | 2445 North Boulevard | 713.869.5151 Tribute: Women Artists of the African Diaspora, a selection of works by established African and African American women artists working in painting, sculpture, works on paper, video, photography and installation from the 1970s to the present, in collaboration with Community Artists’ Collective. Some of the artists included in the exhibition are Ann Johnson, Jean Lacy, Annette Lawrence, Delita Pinchback Martin, Sondra Perry, Alison Saar, Kaneem Smith, Renee Stout, Colette Veasey-Cullors and Erika Walker. An opening reception on Saturday, September 17, will take place with many of the artists in attendance. www.deborahcoltongallery.com 2. PABLO GIMENEZ-ZAPIOLA | Various Houston Locations | 713.819.2242 Eastext Transforming the East End into a moving canvas for poetry projections, multimedia artist Pablo Gimenez-Zapiola presents a series of three live, mobile projection performances of poetry throughout Houston’s East End. These upcoming events will take place outdoors in different parts of the district. Each event will feature text projections onto the environment (houses, warehouses, buildings, etc.) from a moving vehicle, followed by an artist talk, recitations by participating Houston poets and additional projections in a gallery space. By developing the project in public places, GimenezZapiola aims to involve people in an interactive way, providing an opportunity for dialogue among the community, the artist and the poets – drawing people to appreciate the project in multiple ways, creating a positive, public, visual statement in the community. For exhibit locations, visit website. www.pablogimenezzapiola.com 3. LAWNDALE ART CENTER | 4912 Main Street | 713.528.5858 ArtFiction: Ten Fictional Modernists from Texas is a collaborative project developed by Rino Pizzi and involves exchanges between writers, visual artists and actors/performers. This project addresses a broad range of cultural perspectives on the relations between art production and critical narratives and the effect of artists’ biographies on the public perception of their work. www.lawndaleartcenter.org 4. ART LEAGUE HOUSTON | 1953 Montrose Blvd. | 713.523.9530 Artist in Action Art League Houston (ALH) is presenting the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award in the Visual Arts exhibition, Artist in Action, by the legendary Houston artist, teacher and mentor Jesse Lott. This exhibition features a brief but detailed survey of more than 30 works in sculpture, drawing and collage, which focuses on highlighting the three key materials in Lott’s work: paper, wire and wood. Pulling from art historical, political and personal references, the work in this exhibition reflects Lott’s profound engagement with the creative process and his commitment to the value of lifelong learning and community building. www.artleagueHOUSTON.org october 16 | L O C A L 33