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Esthetics and Politics; Labor and History
Recent Short Films by Kevin Jerome Everson
Friday, September 12, 7:30PM
Co-Presented with On Screen @ Blaffer
Curated by Margarita De la Vega-Hurtado
Kevin Jerome Everson and Margarita De la Vega-Hurtado in attendance

Kevin Jerome Everson has made an expansive body of work composed of over seventy short-form pieces and five feature-length films that present images of the lives of black Americans through his own distinctive practice of cinematic portraiture: a blend of fiction and documentary that hones in on subjects of labor and leisure. In a unique way Kevin Everson combines history, reality and form, in films that focus on work and the essential role that African-Americans have played in the development of labor in the United States. His films are formal explorations grounded in historical, social, political and concrete reality. This program presents a selection of Everson's short films curated by Margarita De la Vega-Hurtado. READ MORE

Drink Aurora Better Fundraiser
Sunday, September 21, 6-10PM
Location: Poison Girl, 1641 Westheimer
Donate What You Drink

Every month Poison Girl donates proceeds from the night to a local non-profit organization.  On September 21st, Aurora will be the beneficiary of the month's Drink Houston Better event.  Join the Aurora staff for giveaways, and to renew or join our membership program at a discounted rate.  You know you are going to drink anyway, so you might as well drink for a cause.  READ MORE


Aurora Honors Carolee Schneemann
2014 Aurora Award Dinner
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

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 sounds, 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 Writers In The Schools, Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center Art In Medicine Program and Young Audiences of Houston, Aurora works with established community programs geared toward youth. View some of these films HERE.

Meet Scott Stark
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 Scott Stark of Austin, Texas. In addition to managing Experimental Response Cinema, he has made over 80 films and videos since the early 1980s, and has created numerous moving image installations, live performances and photo-collages. READ MORE

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