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From the exhibition Through Colors by Kelyne Reis

Compiled by Marene Gustin

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‘Through Colors’
Not ‘True’ Colors, although we do love Cyndi Lauper.

No, this is Through Colors by Kelyne Reis. It’s a painting exhibit of big bold colors by Brazilian artist Reis going on now through July 7 at Galleria Regina at 1716 Richmond Avenue.

Reis, born in Brazil, lived in Germany studying at the Art Institute of the University of Hannover, before moving to Houston in 2009. Her preferred media is acrylic on canvas using big, bold swaths of vivid color.

“Influences of the German Bauhaus movement and of Pop Art can be seen in my works,” Reis says, “in which I play with bold colors, graphic shapes, and flat, clean surfaces, telling stories in a very simple way.”

And speak her paintings do.

“Color is the voice of Kelyne’s paintings,” says Arthur Turner, artist and instructor at Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. “There is a ‘pop’ aspect to these works. They are also extremely optical. Even though they are ‘cool’ in their artistic stance, they are painted with a great passion. The paintings are like experiencing Batman, Spiderman, and Joseph Albers all in one big gestalt. Even the small works have a big visual impact.”

See more of her work and details of the exhibit at kelyne.de.  —Marene Gustin



• Through June 28

Call for Short Films. The Architecture Center Houston Film Festival is coming soon! They are seeking short films capturing contemporary urban life. Call 713/520-0155 for submission information.

• June 8

16mm Filmmaking Workshop. Aurora Picture Show hosts this daylong filmmaking workshop for all ages. See aurorapictureshow.org for more information.

• June 15

I Can Do Anything! A screening of film shorts about amazing kids from around the world at Aurora Picture Show. See aurorapictureshow.org for more information.

• June 24–28

Aurora Alternative Filmmaking Boot Camp for Teens. Aurora Picture Show hosts this camp where teens can learn about, create, and discuss film and video. See aurorapictureshow.org for more information.



• Through June 23

Always . . . Patsy Cline. Stages Repertory Theatre’s 25th-anniversary production of the beloved musical about Cline’s relationship with a local fan. Check out stagestheatre.com for details and get “Crazy.”

• Through June 30

Road Show. This is the first U.S. regional theater production of Stephen Sondheim’s newest musical. Check out stagestheatre.com for details.

• Through July 12

Anointed and Adorned: Indian Weddings in Houston. Exhibit paying tribute to the ritual and festive traditions of the Indian wedding ceremony. Details at houstonartsalliance.com/folklife/rememberedregained.

• June 1

24th Annual Accordion Kings and Queens. Listen to the best Texas squeezeboxes for free at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visit milleroutdoortheatre.com.

• June 4–6

Flashdance the Musical. What a feeling! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hit movie live on stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Presented by Theatre Under the Stars, tuts.com.

• June 4–9

Blue Man Group. Those crazy blue guys are back with a new performance at Jones Hall this month. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased by calling 713/224-4772 or visiting spahouston.org.

• June 4–16

Dixie’s Tupperware Party. The hilarious off-Broadway play about all things Tupperware. Critics and audiences have howled with laughter as Dixie throws a good ol’-fashioned Tupperware Party filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, free giveaways, audience participation, and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Presented by Theatre Under the Stars, tuts.com.

• June 4–29

Texas Music Festival. See the stars of tomorrow’s orchestras today at this summer music fest. Details on concerts at tmf.uh.edu.

• June 5

Swing, Jive and Pop! into Dance. Houston Metropolitan Dance interactive performance for children is free at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visit milleroutdoortheatre.com.

• June 6, 13, 20, 27

15th Annual Rock Dock. Free concerts at the Kemah Boardwalk every Thursday evening through August, starting at 6:30 p.m. For bands see kemahboardwalk.com.

• June 7

Sizzling Summer Dance. Houston Metropolitan Dance closes its 17th season at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visit milleroutdoortheatre.com.

• June 7–22

Suchu Dance Presents Bosk. A new full-length premiere by Suchu Dance founder Jennifer Wood, Bosk runs for eight performances this month at Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex. Performances are pay-what-you-want. See suchudance.org for details.

• June 8

Jacques Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne. High-jinks and can-cans abound in this spoof of Paris culture. At Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visit milleroutdoortheatre.com.

• June 12–14

Disney’s High School Musical. If you liked the movie, you’ll like the musical, live at Miller Outdoor Theatre. See tuts.com for details.

• June 13–23

Peter Pan. Houston Ballet presents Trey McIntyre’s fairy-tale ballet. Details at houstonballet.org.

• June 15

Jaston Williams in Blame It on Valentine, Texas. This solo show kicks off The Grand’s summer series. Details at thegrand.com.

• June 17

Children’s Performance: Sounds Like Fun! Houston Symphony provides free music for the whole family at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visit milleroutdoortheatre.com.

• June 17–August 2

The River Summer Camp. The River Performing and Visual Arts Center has been serving individuals with disabilities since 1996. The summer camp program at The River provides an accessible, affordable, fine arts education for children, ages 4–19, who have disabilities and their siblings. Summer camp registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial aid is available. To register for classes, call The River at 713/520-1220 or visit tuts.com/RIVER.

• June 17–August 12

Humphreys School Summer Camp. Theatre Under the Stars’ musical theater camp for kids 4 to 6. See tuts.com.

Humphreys School Summer Camp. Theatre Under the Stars’ musical theater camp for kids 7 to 12. See tuts.com.

• June 21

Summer Symphony Nights Centennial Celebration. The Houston Symphony celebrates turning 100 with free music and fireworks at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visit milleroutdoortheatre.com.

• June 22

The Addams Family. Hilarious musical based on the wonderfully weird family. Details at thegrand.com.

• June 22, 28, 29

Summer Symphony Nights. The Houston Symphony performs at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visit milleroutdoortheatre.com.

• June 24

Children’s Performance: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Musical prodigies perform at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visit milleroutdoortheatre.com.

• June 28

Cyndi Lauper. The legendary lady brings her “She’s So Unusual” tour to Houston. House of Blues, houseofblues.com. (Click here for an interview with Lauper.)

• June 29

The Tenors. Their “Lead with Your Heart” tour hits Houston’s Hobby Center, thehobbycenter.org.

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• Through June 7

Mary Beth Woiccak exhibits a series of new artist books inspired by her travels in Australia, China, and the American Southwest at Caroline Collective, carolinecollective.cc.

• Through June 14

The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s acclaimed exhibition featuring one of the most iconic objects of world heritage on loan from the British Museum for this U.S. tour. See mfah.org for more information.

• Through June 15

Lawndale Art Center Exhibits. Round 7, an exhibit by the Lawndale Artist Studio Program. Other exhibits: I’ll Send the Message Along the Wires; Halls without walls, room to feel in. The door awaits, your return within; Precariot; Skywriting.

Fabulous exhibits this summer at Lawndale Art Center. See lawndaleartcenter.org.

• Through July 7

Through Colors by Kelyne Reis. Painting exhibit at Galleria Regina (see above). Details at kelyne.de.

• Through July 27

The Ornamental Plumb Bob. A solo exhibition of objects and brooches by San Antonio metalsmith Gary Schott, at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. See crafthouston.org for details.

• Through August 18

Byzantine Things in the World. Featuring works that date from circa 9,000 BCE to the present, but focusing especially on The Menil’s rich collection of Byzantine art, the exhibition juxtaposes more than seventy objects, reawakening a sense of how people in late antiquity experienced art and bringing Byzantium’s aura into the present day. See menil.org.

• Through August 25

Late Surrealism. This small and focused exhibition constitutes a fascinating aspect of Menil Collection holdings, specifically some of the most stunning drawings by Arshile Gorky and Mark Rothko. Visit menil.org for details.

• Through August 130

Soo Sunny Park: Unwoven Light. A new installation by American artist Soo Sunny Park for Rice University Art Gallery is a suspended, undulating structure made from shaped sections of chain-link fencing. See ricegallery.org for more.

• Through September 8

The Tool at Hand. The exhibition showcases the wonder of the process of making and, at the same time, sparks an important conversation about the nature of skill, production, and tool use today. See crafthouston.org for details.

Ctrl + P. Recent economic reports speculate that a third industrial revolution, shaped by digital technologies, is under way. This summer HCCC investigates the implications of such technologies on the making of sculptural and functional objects in the 21st century. See crafthouston.org for details.

• Through October 27

Through Soviet Jewish Eyes, Photography, War, and the Holocaust. Holocaust Museum Houston exhibits six decades of work by Soviet photojournalists. See hmh.org for details.

• Through January 11, 2014

Daniel Anguilu and Aaron Parazett Mural. See this beautiful mural, titled Skywriting, at Lawndale Art Center. Visit lawndaleartcenter.org for more details.

• June 1–July 10

Orogenesis. Archway Gallery’s exhibit of Larry Garmezy’s digital photography. See archwaygallery.com for details.

• June 2–August 25

Faking It: Manipulated Photography before PhotoShop. Digitally altered photographs may be commonplace today, but they are nothing new. The ability to modify camera images is as old as photography itself—only the methods have changed. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, mfah.org.

• June 9–September 22

James Turrell: The Light Inside. A special exhibit of Turrell’s light-based installations at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. See mfah.org for details.

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After Hours: Queer Radio with Attitude features the QMZ (Queer Music Zone) with Jimmy Carper. Saturday nights, midnight–3 am. KPFT 90.1 FM. kpft.org • 713/526-5738.

Queer Voices. Features, news, music, interviews, reviews, and commentary. Monday nights, 9–11 pm. KPFT 90.1 FM. kpft.org • 713/526-4000.

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• April 5

4th Annual Palm Springs Summer Splash Cocktail Challenge. F Bar is the place to be to see bartenders throw down as they compete and create their own signature Palm Springs-infused cocktail using Stoli Vodka. See fbarhouston.com.

• April 7

Citywide Yom HaShoah Commemoration. Free event at Congregation Beth Israel in memory of all who died in the Holocaust and to pay tribute to those who survived. See hmh.org for details.

• April 9

Houston Press 11th Annual Menu of Menus Extravaganza. It’s all about good food and drink at this event at Silver Street Station. Check out menuofmenus.com for ticket info.

• April 20

OMG Music Fest. It’s an all-day, all-ages show featuring some of today’s biggest teen stars and performers sponsored by Houston radio station Hot 95-7 at Warehouse Live. See omgmusicfest.com.

• April 27

Celebrating 20 Years of Avant-garde Theater in Houston. In the spring of 1993 Jason Nodler, Tamarie Cooper, and a group of friends got together to put on Nodler’s musical play In the Under Thunderloo in a punk rock club—and they have been freaking out Houston audiences ever since. Join the party at Last Concert Café and celebrate. See catastrophictheatre.com.

• May 4

La Valiente 2013. Gala for Voices Breaking Boundaries to honor founders Marcela Descalzi, Jacsun Shah, and Sehba Sarwar. Visit vbbarts.org.

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• June 1

27th Annual AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition. This is some serious sand play. For over two decades in the first part of June, Houston-area architects, designers, engineers, and contractors have taken their tools to East Beach in Galveston for one of the world’s largest amateur sandcastle competitions. See aiahouston.org.

• June 8–19

Galveston Juneteenth Celebrations. The island hosts picnics, festivals, heritage exhibits, and concerts for this Texas holiday. See galveston.com/juneteenth for details.

• June 15

Great Texas Catamaran Race. Come to the island’s East Beach to see the finish of this 300-mile race, with decorated sailboats and more. Details at gt300.com.

• June 19

Houston’s Juneteenth Celebration. Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with Zydeco and more at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Visit milleroutdoortheatre.com.

• June 21–23

2nd Annual Springboard South Music Festival. National rap and hip-hop artists perform during this event to mentor the next generation of musicians. At Warehouse Live. See springboardsouth.com for more.

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• Daily (Sun.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Planned Parenthood offers free, anonymous, or confidential testing at clinic locations throughout the area. To speak with an HIV counselor: 1-800-230-PLAN. Dickinson: 281/337-7725. Fannin: 713/831-6543. FM1960: 281/587-8081. Greenspoint: 281/445-4553. Huntsville: 936/295-6396. Lufkin: 936/634-8446 x223. Rosenberg: 281/342-3950. Stafford: 281/494-9848.

• Daily (Mon.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Free HIV testing, with no Gold Card or donation required or requested. 9am–1pm. HCHD Thomas Street Clinic, 2015 Thomas St. • 713/873-4157 • 713/873-4026.

• Daily (Mon.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. HACS, 2150 West 18th • 713/426-0027.

• Daily (Mon.–Fri.)

HIV Testing. Legacy Community Health Services provides free rapid HIV testing with results in 20 minutes at the following locations on a weekly basis. MONDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic (1415 California St.), 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic (502 Lyons Ave.), 1–5pm; George Sports Bar, 6–9pm; EJ’s, 9pm–12am • TUESDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm; 611 Hyde Park Pub, 6:30–9pm • WEDNESDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Walgreens–Montrose, 4–8pm; Club Houston, 6–10pm; Crystal Night Club, 10pm–2am • THURSDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–6pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; Walgreens–Lyons, 2–5pm; Midtowne Spa, 5–9pm.; Guava Lamp, 6:30–9pm; Ripcord, 6:30–10pm • FRIDAYS: Legacy Montrose Clinic, 11am–4pm; Club Houston, 1–4pm; Legacy Lyons Clinic, 1–5pm; TC’s Showbar, 4–8pm Tony’s Corner Pocket, 4:30–8:30pm. • Legacy Testing Calendar: http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=legacytestingservices&

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• Weekly (Sundays)

The Women’s Group, a feminist group for all women. 10:15am. First Unitarian Universalist Church’s Sojourner Truth Room, 5200 Fannin St. • 713/529-8571.

• Weekly (Mondays)

EMBody: Whole Health, Wellness and Resiliency peer group. 2pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

LBT Breast Cancer Survivors Support Group. 5pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

EMBody: Introduction to Yoga. 6pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Depression Bipolar Support Group. 7pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Helping TransGenders Anonymous, a facilitated support group for all transgenders, supporters, family, and significant others. 7pm. 604 Pacific St. • tgctr.org.

Fathers First. Houston’s original gay fathers group supports gay dads who are dealing with coming-out issues, and family and life challenges after being married to a woman. Meets every Monday except holidays. 7:30pm. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St., Room 230 • fathersfirstofhouston.com.

• Weekly (Tuesdays)

EMBody: Mindfulness, Well-Being, Stress Reduction. 11am. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

HIV Support Group Lunch Brunch. 11am. Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold, Room 214 • 713/526-1017, ext. 202.

HATCH’s Transgender Support Group and Speak Out for Youth. 5pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

• Weekly (Wednesdays)

Gulf Pride for Youth, a support group for GLBTIQA youth ages 13–20. 6–9pm. 707 23rd St., Galveston • gulfprideforyouth.org.

HIV Support Group BSSG. 6:30pm. Bering Memorial UMC, 1440 Harold, Fellowship Hall • 713/526-1017.

Zumba exercise class with Crystal Wall. 6:45pm. House of Deréon Media Center, 2204 Crawford St. • 713/772-5175.

Houston Pride Band seeks all brass, woodwind, and percussion players of all skill levels for rehearsal. 7:30pm. Bethel UCC, 1107 Shepherd Dr. • 713/315-2525 • houstonprideband.org.

• Weekly (Thursdays)

Center HIV Support Group. Facilitated support group for HIV-positive individuals. 6pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

Southern Country, a country-and-western dance troupe, offers free dance lessons. 8:30 p.m. Brazos River Bottom, 2400 Brazos St. • southerncountryhouston.com.

• Weekly (Fridays)

HATCH Youth Group. 7pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

• Weekly (Sundays)

HATCH Youth Group. 6pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

• Semi-monthly (1st and 3rd Fri.)

Positive Brothers United, a social/support group for GLBT, HIV-positive men of color. 6 pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • csmithpbu@yahoo.com • 713/454-7548.

• Monthly (1st Sun.)

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) Houston provides educational presentations of LGBT topics, small-group confidential discussions, and supportive fellowship. 2pm. St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 5501 S. Main St. • pflaghouston.org.

• Monthly (1st Thurs.)

OutLater. Gay fathers meet to discuss parenting, divorce, family, dating, relationships, and more. • facebook.com/outlater • outlater@resurrectionmcc.org.

• Monthly (1st Sat.)

First Saturday Arts Market. Local artists display and sell original works of art. 11am–6pm. Wind Water Gallery, 548 West 19th St. Free admission. yalestreetmarket.com.

First Saturday Queer Bingo benefits Houston GLBT Community Center. 4:30pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, Historic Dow School, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunity center.org • 713/524-3818.

• Monthly (2nd Tues.)

Free Legal Consultations for PWAs. AIDS Foundation Houston and Katine & Nechman L.L.P. offer 30 minutes of free legal consultation on any legal issue to persons with HIV and AIDS, by appointment. Katine & Nechman, 1111 North Loop West, Suite 180 • lawkn.com • info@lawkn.com  • 713/808-1000.

• Monthly (2nd Thurs.)

Ryan White Planning Council. 11:30am. 2223 W. Loop South • rwpchouston.org • 713-572-3724.

SPRY Potluck for Seniors. 4pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

National Leather Association–Houston. Movie night. 7pm. Montrose Center, Room 106 • 832/744-8607.

• Monthly (2nd Sat.)

AssistHers helps lesbians coping with life-threatening illnesses by providing non-medical assistance. Volunteers meet for fellowship and education followed by lunch at a local restaurant. 9:30am–noon. Bering Memorial United Methodist Church, 1440 Harold St. • assisthers.org • 713/521-4628.

National Leather Association–Houston. Leather craft class. Noon. $20+materials. Locations vary. bihouse@comcast.net.

• Monthly (3rd Sun.)

LOAF Meet and Greet. Lesbians Over Age Fifty meet for munchies and fellowship. 2–4pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • loafhouston.org • 281/467-2578.

• Monthly (3rd Tues.)

Affected Community Committee of the Ryan White Planning Council. Noon. rwpchouston.org • 713-572-3724.

• Monthly (3rd Wed.)

Log Cabin Republicans. Theo’s Restaurant, 812 Westheimer • facebook.comgroups/102199491979/?fref=ts.

• Monthly (3rd Thurs.)

HIV Testing. 1pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, 1900 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

SPRY Counseling Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

EMBody: Understanding Mental Health Issues. Rotating topics: addiction, depression, anxiety, bipolar. 5pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrosecounselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

EMBody: To Cook or Not to Cook. Demystifying raw foods. 6pm. Montrose Center, 401 Branard St. • montrose counselingcenter.org • 713/529-0037.

Share with PFLAG Houston in a safe, confidential setting. 7:30–9pm. St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Chatham Room, 1805 W. Alabama • pflaghouston.org.

• Monthly (3rd Fri.)

Triple D: Dykes, Dinner, and Discussion offers dinner and conversation about health, family, dating, equality, community awareness, and freedom of speech. 7pm. Houston GLBT Community Center, 1901 Kane St. • houstonglbtcommunitycenter.org • 713/524-3818.

• Monthly (3rd Sat.)

Discovery Green Flea by Night. Local music, kids’ activities, bicycle repair workshop, and 40+ vendors selling vintage clothing, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, and more. 6–10pm. Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St. • discoverygreen.com • 713/400-7336.

• Monthly (4th Sun.)

Share with the Clear Lake satellite of PFLAG Houston  in a safe, confidential setting. 2–4pm. Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall, 17503 El Camino Real, Clear Lake • pflaghouston.org.


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Marene Gustin

Marene Gustin has written about Texas culture, food, fashion, the arts, and Lone Star politics and crime for television, magazines, the web and newspapers nationwide, and worked in Houston politics for six years. Her freelance work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman, Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Texas Monthly, Dance International, Dance Magazine, the Advocate, Prime Living, InTown magazine, OutSmart magazine and web sites CultureMap Houston and Austin, Eater Houston and Gayot.com, among others.

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