THIS WEEK & BEYOND
Dobrostan by Natalia Wiernik Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 6:00 – 8:30 pm The Artist will be present. On view: March 18 - April 16, 2016 Anya Tish Gallery 4411 Montrose Blvd.• Houston, TX, 77006
Anya Tish Gallery is delighted to present Dobrostan, a solo exhibition of new and recent photographs by multi-media, Poland-based artist Natalia Wiernik. In the Polish language, the word “Dobrostan” means “to be in a state of well being”, or “comfort”. This exhibition is in conjunction with the 2016 Foto-Fest Biennial, and will mark Wiernik’s inaugural solo exhibition in the United States.
A leader among a new generation of innovative European artists and recognized internationally for the lush optical cacophonies she orchestrates, Wiernik combines her experiences as a painter, photographer, and graphic artist to weave together portraits of offbeat modern “families”. Hinged on the notion that emotional connections are often formed through shared values and experiences, the subjects of each photograph are linked togeth- er through a visual-kinship of shared oddities and eccentricities rather than genealogical ties. The extravagant pattern and texture, both abundant and deliberate, simultaneously construct homogenous settings, suggesting the foreground and background have become continuations of each other, and render each subject distinctly visible within it’s kindred environment. Familiar yet eccentric, the baroque atmosphere of Wiernik’s works invite a nostalgic projection of personal narratives, causing the viewer to internalize each photograph’s framework while exalting one’s own memories into surreal mythology.
Natalia Wiernik was recently invited to Paris to collaborate with Le Figaro Magazine, and selected photographs from that project will be on view in this exhibition. Wiernik has won numerous awards for her work, including the Sony World Photography Award; the PDN Photo Annual Award, New York City, New York; the International Photo Awards, Los Angeles, California; and the Paris Photography Prize. In 2011, the artist was chosen to represent Poland in the Künstlerhaus International Photography Contest in Munich, Germany. Wiernik is a recipient of national grants from Poland’s Ministry of Culture as well as the Ministry of Science & Higher Education, and is currently pursuing a PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland.
Please visit the website (www.hcpl.net) or call the library at 281-376-4610 for more information and to register for these classes. The classes are held in the Barbara Bush Library Friends Computer Lab at 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.
Baldwin Boettcher Library Ongoing English As A Second Language
The Baldwin Boettcher Library Staff provides ESL classes for folks who want to learn to speak English or improve their English speaking skills. Our beginning classes are scheduled on Mondays, 6-7:30 pm; Fridays 1-3 pm; Our intermediate ESL classes are on Wednesdays, 6-7:30 pm and Thursdays, 1-3 pm; Our conversational English class is on Tuesdays 10-12 pm; Our advanced English class is on Tuesdays 4-5 pm. Call the library at 281-821-1320 for more information about the ESL classes.
Barbara Bush Branch Library Every Thursday noon-1pm Yoga For Stress Relief
Certified yoga instructor, Linda Popinksi, offers this free class every Thursday from 12:00-1:00 in the Earl Elliott Room at the Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring. Both men and women are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat and a beach towel.
Barbara Bush Branch Library Every Friday noon-2pm French Classes with Marie
Come and learn French with Marie on Fridays from 12:00-2:00. The class is intermediate level and so some knowledge of French is required. No registration is necessary. The class will meet in the Robin Bush Room at the Barbara Bush Branch Library, 6817 Cypresswood Drive in Spring.
Big Thicket Distilling Every Saturday noon, 2pm, 4pm Big Thicket Distilling Tours
Big Thicket Distilling offer tours at 12, 2 and 4pm on Saturdays. $10 per person. Includes a distillery tour and tasting of our products. Make your reservation online at BigThicketDistilling.com Big Thicket Distillery’s telephone number is 936666-1341
Conroe Art League By Appointment Conroe Art League
127 Simonton, Conroe TX 77301 The Conroe Art League invites all Montgomery County residents and friends to come in and see their award-winning artists and their masterpieces. They are located at 127 Simonton, Conroe 77301. Their gallery exhibit includes paintings, prints, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and much, much more. If you are wondering what to do for fun this summer, contact Kerry Conkling at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a guided tour of the 103 year old historic gallery for groups of from 5 – 25 people. Your free tour includes refreshments (coffee, afternoon tea or happy hour) and an artist demonstration. This would be great fun for couples or for a group of friends.
Southern Star Brewing Saturdays 2pm Southern Star Brewing Co.
1207 N. FM 3083 East Conroe, TX 77303 Southern Star Brewing Co invites everyone to come and enjoy a free tour of their brewery on Saturdays starting at around 2pm. The tour includes one free beer and there is no reservation or sign up required. Oh My Darling! Hot Dogs will be there to serve up some of the best artisan hot dogs around! Children are allowed at the brewery provided they are with a legal guardian. Unruly children will be asked to leave Due to health code, Dogs are not allowed inside the actual tasting room, but are allowed outside Absolutely no outside alcohol is permitted on brewery property Southern Star Tasting Room Hours Fridays 5pm - 9pm Saturdays noon - 6pm For more information on the tours or anything else regarding Southern Star Brewing call 936441-2739 or visit them on the web at www.souothernstarbrewing.com
Beginner HeroClix Sundays at 4:30pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 292-8444 HeroClix is a fun game that allows players to pit their favorite Heroes and Villains against each other in combat! Battle characters from multiple series, from Lord of the Rings to the Justice League! Who will reign victorious on the fields of battle? For beginners or casual players
HeroClix Tournament Night Mondays at 7pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 292-8444 HeroClix is a fun game that allows players to pit their favorite Heroes and Villains against each other in combat! Battle characters from multiple series, from Lord of the Rings to the Justice League! Who will reign victorious on the fields of battle? For more experienced players, and competitive players
Netrunner Meetup Night Mondays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 292-8444 Netrunner is an amazing living card game, with an amazing story and amazing game mechanics. Players compete using one of two decks they construct, either the Corporation or the Runner. In a Matrix style world, Runners jack into the computer system in order to hack into the Corporation’s systems in order to discover their secret agendas. Casual meetup night for players of all experience levels
X-Wing Meetup Night Tuesdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 292-8444 Star Wars X-Wing is a fun and innovative dogfighting game, in which you must defeat your opponents in space combat! Use ships from the Star Wars universe as you construct your custom squadrons, and fight for either the Empire or the Rebel Alliance! Casual meetup night for players of all experience levels
Pokemon League Wednesdays 5pm - 8pm Space Cadets Collection Collection
27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North, Free and open to all. Learn to play, trade cards, have fun with friends and make new friends. Earn free League only Pokemon foil cards by playing 7 games (DS or card). On any given week we have 25-40 players aged from 6-40+ (yes we have moms and dads that play also :)
World War Wednesday Wednesdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 292-8444 This is a meet up for all our Historical themed miniatures games. Bolt Action, Flames of War, and Saga players rejoice! We have tables as well as beautiful terrain for players to use. It’s a great event for both beginners and veterans alike, and a great way to spend a Wednesday! Casual meetup night for players of all experience levels
Magic Commander Night Wednesdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 292-8444 Test your mettle in one of Magic the Gathering’s most popular multiplayer format! As one of the most fun and casual formats for Magic, Commander night is a blast! Players Construct a 100 card deck with no duplicates allowed, and play in a multi-man game leading to some crazy shenanigans. See you on the battlefield! Casual meetup night for players of all experience levels
Warmachine and Hordes Meetup Night Thursdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 292-8444 Warmachine and Hordes (commonly known as Warma/Hordes) is an awesome Miniatures game where players assume the role of a general leading their warriors into combat. Control amazing machines called Jacks or harness the wild power of powerful beasts and monsters to destroy your adversaries. Casual meetup night for players of all experience levels
My Little Pony Collectable Card Game Thursdays All Day Space Cadets Collection Collection
27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North Come learn how to play the My Little Pony collectible card game. Free event each week.
Magic Draft Night Thursdays at 7pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 Players purchase 3 booster packs from standard (depending on what the group votes to draft), and an additional 2 booster packs of any available expansion to add to the prize pool! Players then construct a 40 card deck from the contents of their draft to compete with, battling for prizes and glory! Fun event for players of all experience levels, and perfect for players to expand their collection For more Details go to: https://www.facebook.com/ events/340064569532538/
Friday Night Magic Fridays at 7pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 Experience one of the most intense and fun Standard Magic tournaments in the area every Friday at Fat Ogre! Players bring a 60 card Standard legal deck to compete in a massive tournament! A fun night for players of all ages and experience levels, Friday Night Magic is your premier Magic event. Fun event for players of all experience levels For more Details go to: https://www.facebook.com/
Warhammer Meetup Night Fridays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 A fun meetup night for both Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k players, Fat Ogre has an amazing community for Warhammer. A great night for players of all experience levels, new players can feel free to stop by and learn! Fun event for players of all experience levels
Hero Clix Saturdays 3pm – 5pm Space Cadets Collection Collection
27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North, TX 77385 Come on out and learn how to play Hero Clix. We are an official HeroClix tournament site , so come and enjoy the fun. We have added a full line of Hero Clix items.
Marval Dice Masters League Saturdays 5pm – 8pm Space Cadets Collection Collection
27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North, TX 77385 Learn how to play this exciting new game, which sold out all over the nation as soon as it was released. It is an inexpensive game to start , at around $15 for a starter and $1.00 for boosters. If you have ever played the dace game Quarriors, this will seem familiar to you, as it is created by the same company. Join us!
Board Game Night Saturdays 5pm – 8pm Space Cadets Collection Collection
27326 Robinson Road #117 Oak Ridge North, TX 77385 Bring your favorite board or card game. Meet up with friends or make new ones while you are here! Please only bring all ages appropriate games. Monopoly anyone? We want everybody to be able to participate.
Magic Modern Tournament Saturdays at 6pm Fat Ogre Games & Comics
525 Sawdust Rd, Spring TX, P: (281) 2928444 A fun tournament for Magic the Gathering players to test their competitive skill with access to older and more powerful cards. Players bring a Modern legal deck comprised of 60 cards, and compete for prizes and glory! Players may use any Magic the Gathering card printed after 8th edition, with a few specific exceptions. Fun event for players of all experience levels For more Details go to: https://www.facebook.com/ events/1376049572715159/
Free 2B Support Group Tuesdays, 6:45-8:30pm Faith Bible Church, The Woodlands
FREE 2B is a faith-based codependency support group, where those facing relational difficulties can share their struggles and begin the process of restoring healthy balance in their lives. Free 2B is open to the public for individuals and couples 18 and older and is free to attend. For an information packet, email Scott at email@example.com.
NATALIA WIERNIK, GIRL WITH A ROOSTER
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