Randall Kallinen, Civil Rights Attorney, 511 Broadway St, Houston, Texas 77012, Houston, United States
The Show Must Go On
The Show Must Go On! is an open call, juried art show Saturday, September 12, 2020, 7-10 PM, at the Kallinen Art Gallery at 511 Broadway Street, Houston, Texas 77012. This show is inspired by the epidemic, an event of such proportions not seen in America since the Spanish Flu of 1917.
The psychology of the epidemic is pervasive and deep. It brings about thoughts of one's own existence. This is a once-in-a-lifetime event. There is much hope, blame, fear, sadness, helplessness...the whole gamut of human emotions. The artists can and will use these emotions to produce works reflective of these times. Any visual media is accepted-painting, sculpture, video, performance art. Up to 3 pieces per artist are allowed. Jurors will choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. There is no fee to enter. There is a 50/50 split with the gallery on any sales.
In order that The Show Must Go On! will certainly occur, unlike many current cancelled art events, it has several epidemic-inspired features. Curator/producer Randall Kallinen has made arrangements that in the event of his death or incapacitation artist/curator John Paul Hartman will ensure the show will go on. In the event of John Paul Harmon's demise or incapacitation, artist Solomon Kane will take up the reins. Both Hartman and Kane have been instructed that they shall name successors should it be necessary in order that the show go on. Kallinen has made arrangements in his Last Will and Testament to this effect.
Additionally, it is already known that should the state of the nation be such that a gathering of an art show crowd is not warranted on September 12, 2020 the show shall be moved to the following 2nd Saturday of the month until the show does go on and that the following potential dates shall apply: October 10, 2020, November 14, 2020, December 12, 2020, January 9, 2021 or until such time as the epidemic has abated. Art drop off is Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 10 am to 4 pm. Changes in scheduling may occur depending on the path of the epidemic but in any event the Show will eventually take place.
Furthermore, since the original July 11, 2020 date needed to be rescheduled due to the state of the pandemic there shall be a virtual on-line show posted July 11, 2020. That is, all the art produced will be displayed on-line on the July 11, 2020 and subsequently produced art may be added.
Hand sanitizer, tissue, and hand washing will be available at the show. Face masks worn over the mouth and nose are required. Observe social distancing.
Contact Randall Kallinen at YXR0b3JuZXlrYWxsaW5lbiB8IGFvbCAhIGNvbQ== to enter the show. 713.320.3785