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Aurora Picture Show Award and Gala
Thursday, October 23rd, 6:00PM
13th Annual Aurora Award Dinner Honoring Carolee Schneemann
With Honoree Carolee Schneemann in Attendance
Chair: Judy Nyquist
Tickets start at $350 and go up to $3000

Aurora Picture Show's Aurora Award Dinners are unparalleled events honoring some of the most significant media artists of our time. The Aurora Award is an honor given to an artist who has exhibited extraordinary originality in the field of moving image art.  This event is also the most important annual fundraiser or Aurora, providing the foundation of support for the next season of screening events, in addition to funding our education programs. In the tradition of recognizing an artist who has exhibited extraordinary originality in the field of moving image art, Aurora Picture Show will honor internationally renowned artist Carolee Schneemann with the 2014 Aurora Award in Houston, TX. The award will be presented at the 14th annual Aurora Award Dinner held on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at Aurora Picture Show (2442 Bartlett Street). Chaired by Judy Nyquist, the event will support the artistic and educational programs of Aurora Picture Show, contributing to the success of a nationally recognized arts organization while ensuring that Houston residents continue to be able to engage with some of the best moving image art being created today. READ MORE

The Idea Fund
Check out Information Sessions

The Idea Fund provides up to 12 cash awards at three distinct levels: Spark ($1,000), Catalyst ($4,000), and Stimulus ($7,000) artist-generated, or artist-centered projects that exemplify the unconventional, interventionist, conceptual, entrepreneurial, participatory, or guerrilla artistic practices that occur outside of the traditional frameworks of support. Now in it’s 7th round of awards, and after a period of programmatic evaluation, the lead artist of The Idea Fund project must reside in the greater-Houston metropolitan area, in one of the following counties: Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Chambers, Liberty, or Montgomery.  Learn more about the new distribution levels and requirements at an information session. Sessions are planned for Houston, Katy, Galveston, Prairie View and Southeast Houston.  READ MORE

Stop Motion Animation Mini-Camp
Now Accepting Registrations for Youth

Lights, Camera, Action! Youth filmmakers are invited to create their own stop-motion animated movie at a stop-motion animation mini-camp over winter break (December 29 - December 31). Students (ages 10-14) will create stories and then take digital pictures and group them together in a time-sequence to produce a motion video. The process will include set building, lighting techniques, Foley sound, editing and much more. Be forewarned, these animation programs sell out fast!  READ MORE

Mobile Media Literacy
Aurora Picture Show in the Community

Through our Mobile Media Literacy program, Aurora Picture Show hits the road to visit hospitals, non-profit groups and local schools to bring media literacy and filmmaking to the community.  By working with partners such as Young Audiences of Houston, Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center Art In Medicine Program and Writers in the Schools, Aurora partners with established community programs geared toward youth. Check out the film that Media Arts Education Manager Camilo Gonzalez helped create for the Making A Mark collaborative project. Aurora Picture Show was thrilled to be the 2014 Guest Artist. Camilo worked with patients at Texas Children's Cancer Center and The Periwinkle Foundation Long Term Survivor group to create, "I Dream", a short film. VIEW "I DREAM"

Meet Melissa Tran
Featured in the Curator's Corner
Each quarter, Aurora Curator Mary Magsamen highlights an artist from Aurora's diverse membership to showcase their work and introduce you to the Aurora congregation. This season, our featured member is Melissa Tran of Houston, Texas. In addition to being a former intern for Aurora Picture Show and also an Extremely Shorts Film Festival filmmaker, Tran received her BFA from the University of Houston and has had her work exhibited as part of Fotofest, Blaffer Art Museum, HCP and Diverseworks.  Learn more about Melissa and view her film "I Will Not Use Violence." READ MORE

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