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AURORA SCREENINGS AND EVENTS
 
Let Your Light Shine
Filmmaker Jodie Mack in attendance
Co-presented with Blaffer On Screen
Tuesday, October 7, 7PM
Aurora Members Free, Non-members $10

Jodie Mack brings a collection of playful and thoughtful films that investigate the formal principles of abstract cinema while maturing an interest in found materials, evolving modes of production, forms of labor, and the role of decoration in daily life. Prodding at hierarchies of aesthetic value and the tension between high and low, these works question the role of abstract animation in a post-psychedelic climate. READ MORE

Adult LEGO Happy Hour Workshop
Thursday, October 9 from 6-9PM
$20 Aurora Members, $30 Non-Members
Ages 21 and up

This popular workshop is back! We know adults like to play too, so we created a night just for our grown-up LEGO lovers. Join us for the Adults-Only LEGO happy hour where we will give you building blocks and booze. All you need to do is bring your imagination and we'll supply the technology and step-by-step instructions for how to make your own stop-motion animation using everyone's favorite, classic toy. READ MORE

 
AURORA NEWS

Aurora Honors Carolee Schneemann
2014 Aurora Award Dinner
Announcement
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 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. 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 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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