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Mark Tribe: The Port Huron Project (2006-2009)
Artist Mark Tribe in attendance
Co-presented with The Menil Collection and DiverseWorks
Saturday, November 22, 7:00PM
Location: The Menil Collection Front Lawn, 1533 Sul Ross

The Port Huron Project (2006-2009) is a series of reenactments of protest speeches from the New Left movements of the Vietnam era. Each speech took place at the site of the original event, and was delivered by an actor or performance artist to an audience of invited guests and passers-by. Videos of these performances have been screened on campuses, exhibited in art spaces, and distributed online as open-source media. READ MORE

Collaborative Presentations
by University of Houston Students
Friday, December 5, 7PM
Free Admission

Students from The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston will present interdisciplinary performances in collaborative teams as part of the IART program.  Under the guidance of Aurora Curator and UH Professor Mary Magsamen, this performance is the culminating project of the semester.  The course explored experimental approaches to art making through the process of collaboration. Working together, students developed artistic practices that challenge and flow between the boundaries between visual art, writing, music, cinema, performance, theatre and dance. READ MORE

Reel Reads
Curated by Liz Shepherd, Director of the annual Children's Film Festival Seattle
A Popcorn Kids Screening made possible by Reliant, an NRG Company
Co-Presented with Houston Public Library
Saturday, December 6, 3:00PM
Location: Children’s Reading Room at Julia Ideson Library, 550 McKinney
Free Admission

This family friendly program celebrates the written word with a collection of animated short films that are based on books or celebrate reading. Expect everything from adventures on the high seas to cozier tales of mice and bunnies. You'll come away more sure than ever that books and films are great ways to see the world and feed your mind! This screening is 55 minutes long. Appropriate for all ages and filled with happy endings, though one film does have an adventure sequence that may be too intense for the most sensitive young viewers.  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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