Calendar


All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.


Photo: Kenji Mimura

2 October - 23 November 2014

Yusuke Asai: New Installation

Japanese artist Yusuke Asai keeps things simple: he paints with different types of mud, dust, soil, and other natural materials he finds locally. He became known internationally when images of his work in a classroom at the Niranjana School in Bihar, India spread across the Internet. Asai was invited by Tokyo’s non-profit organization Wall Art Project to transform the classroom into a place of inspiration for children. His immersive, ephemeral wall painting was made from seven different kinds of soil Asai collected in India. What had been the ground beneath people’s feet became an imaginative forest full of creatures, animals, people, and lush pattern crawling across the walls and ceiling.

Come see Yusuke Asai transform Houston’s swampy soil!

Yusuke Asai, Earth Painting / Countless Stories, 2012. Wall Art Festival 2012, Bodhgaya, India. Photo by Kenji Mimura. Courtesy of Wall Art Festival, ARATANIURANO.

3 October 2014

Yusuke Asai Gallery Talk & Luncheon

Please join us for a gallery talk by Joshua Fischer, Assistant Curator of Rice Gallery. A complimentary light lunch will be provided to all who attend.

Yusuke Asai, Sprouting Life in the forest - Fatherly Tree, Motherly Mountain, 2014. Wall Art Festival, 2014, Maharashtra, India. Photo by Kenta Yoshizawa. Courtesy of Wall Art Festival, ARATANIURANO

18 October 2014

New Art/New Music: Music for Peace

3:00 pm, Rice Gallery

Students from The Shepherd School of Music will compose and perform works inspired by artist Yusuke Asai’s new installation. Reception to follow.

Yusuke Asai, Earth Painting / Countless Stories (in progress), 2012. Wall Art Festival 2012, Bodhgaya, India. Photo by Kenji Mimura. Courtesy of Wall Art Festival, ARATANIURANO

25 October 2014

Words & Art Workshop

1:00 pm, Rice Gallery To become a featured reader:

Visit the new installation Yusuke Asai installation at Rice Gallery. Write something based on or inspired by the art. Open to all forms: poetry, prose, essay, flash fiction, etc. One page limit. If you need help getting started, attend a free Writing Workshop at Rice Gallery, Saturday, October 25th, 1 pm. RSVP to the workshop at the Words & Art Facebook page.

Yusuke Asai, Provenance Mountain, 2012. Countless Stories, Living Boldly, Repeat, Aomori Contemporary Art Centre, Japan. Courtesy of ARATANIURANO

12 November 2014

Words & Art Reading

7:00pm, Rice Gallery

Come join us for poetry readings inspired by Yusuke Asai’s new installation!

To become a featured reader:

  1. Visit the new installation Yusuke Asai installation at Rice Gallery.
  2. Write something based on or inspired by the art. Open to all forms: poetry, prose, essay, flash fiction, etc. One page limit. If you need help getting started, attend a free Writing Workshop at Rice Gallery, Saturday, October 25th, 1 pm. RSVP to the workshop at the Words & Art Facebook page.
  3. Email submissions to mswemple@gmail.com by Friday, June 13th.
  4. RSVP to the reading at the Words & Art Facebook page.
  5. Bring your writing and your friends to the Words & Art reading at Rice Gallery.

30 January - 15 March 2015

New Installation by Atelier Bow-Wow

New Installation by Japanese architects Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kajiima of Atelier Bow-Wow, in collaboration with students of the Rice School of Architecture.