A Special Weekend Celebrating Ripple by Havel Ruck Projects

A Special Weekend Celebrating Ripple by Havel Ruck Projects

Friday, February 23, 2018 / 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday, February 24, 2018 / 11:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday, February 25, 2018 / 11:00am - 5:00pm

Join us for the unveiling celebration of Havel Ruck's new immersive sculpture, Ripple. Everyone is welcome!

Friday February 23rd 5pm - 10pm
Jazz & Jambalaya
Saturday February 24th 11am - 10pm
Pig Roast & DJ G-Funk 
Sunday February 25 11am - 5pm
Quiche & DJ Clint Broussard

1603 Cherryhurst Street, Houston

Artist Talk #2: Heather L. Johnson

Artist Talk #2: Heather L. Johnson

Join Heather and special guests for a reading, music and conversation
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 / 7:00

Heather will be accompanied by upcoming artist in residence, composer and musician Jonathan Friedlich and other artist-musician friends in her reading and commentary on how In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful is relevant to the 2016 post-election climate worldwide. Guests at the event are encouraged to contribute if they desire to do so.

Tickets are free but space is limited, so reserve a seat! 


Artist Talk: Heather L. Johnson

Artist Talk: Heather L. Johnson

Join us for a great evening of tales from the road read and discussed by artist Heather Johnson
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 / 7:00

Join artist in residence, Heather L. Johnson for a in-depth presentation about her ongoing motorcyle and visual arts project, In Search of the Frightening and Beautiful. Heather will read excerpts from her popular blog and talk about her newest body of work now on exhibition at Cherryhurst House.  Talk is free but seating is limited so be sure to reserve your spot!

In Search Of The Frightening And Beautiful Exhibition Opening Soon!

In Search Of The Frightening And Beautiful Exhibition Opening Soon!

Artist in Residence Heather Johnson will give exhibition tours Saturdays and Sundays 12-5 starting Sept. 25.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 /
Final weeks to see

Final weeks to see "Strangely Familiar: Works of Visual Fiction by Barbara Levine and Daniela Edburg"

Exhibition open Wednesdays & Sundays until April 30th!
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 / 12-4
Saturday, April 16, 2016 / 12-4
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 / 12-4
Saturday, April 30, 2016 / 12-4

Strangely Familiar is an exhibition of photography and mixed media artworks that explore ideas of being at "at home": in one's  environment, time and place. The exhibition features work produced by Daniela Edburg and Barbara Levine during their Spring 2015 artist
residency at Cherryhurst House.  More about the artists and the exhibition.

Special FotoFest Soirées

Special FotoFest Soirées

Cherryhurst House is a participating space in FotoFest 16 Biennial.
Monday, March 14, 2016 / 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 17, 2016 / 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 / 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, 2016 / 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the FotoFest 2016 Biennial and our current exhibition, Strangely Familiar: Works of Visual Fiction by Barbara Levine and Daniela Edburg, Cherryhurst House will host four special evening soirées designed for artists and reviewers participating in the FotoFest Biennial to visit the space, view the exhibition and meet the current and past artists in residence.  Artists Daniela Edburg and Heather L. Johnson will also be showing projected images from their travels that have inspired their process and work. On March 24, Pablo Gimenez Zapiola will be showing his light projection art on the outside walls.

During FotoFest, Cherryhurst will also be open 12 - 4 pm on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting March 12 through April 30th. We are located at 1603 Cherryhurst Street.

For more information: barbara@cherryhursthouse.com



Sensory Memory and Creative Preservation

Sensory Memory and Creative Preservation

A special program with Chef Monica Pope, Composer Anthony Brandt and Architects Carrie Glassman Shoemake and Kristin Akkerman Schuster
Sunday, February 21, 2016 / 2:00

In honor of Cherryhurst House receiving a Preservation Houston Good Brick Award, Architect Carrie Glassman Shoemake will moderate a lively discussion with renowned Chef Monica Pope, Composer Anthony Brandt, and  Architect Kristin Akkerman Schuster on the connections between sensory impressions and shared human experience. We will explore how memories evoked by the senses inform our spatial relationships and the creative process.

Admission to this special program is free but seating is limited.
Reserve your space

Our Selfies, Ourselves?

Our Selfies, Ourselves?

Note: This program has been rescheduled to June. Details soon.
Saturday, February 20, 2016 / 9 am - 2 pm

Literacy Through Photography (the FotoFest Writing and Photography Project) and Cherryhurst House present a special teen photography workshop exploring the way we photograph and represent ourselves in social media.

In this intimate and supportive workshop, young women ages 13-19 are invited to explore the "selfie" as a photographic form and expressive technique. The workshop will be held at Houston's Cherryhurst House, an innovative contemporary art space dedicated to artistic process and exchange.

Participating students will work with artists and educators Barbara Levine and Rebecca J. Hopp to examine their personal selfies in relationto self-portraits from the contemporary world as well as photographic history. Utilizing reflective writing and visual awareness exercises, participants will take a deeper look at how they are portraying themselves to others.

Participants will then make their own original works of art as they create self-portraits that meaningfully express their identity. Artwork createdin this workshop will be exhibited in FotoFinish, FotoFest's annual exhibition of student art, to be held May 14-21, 2016 at Silver Street Studios.

For more information.

Classic Mexican Home Cooking Class with Martha Aguilar

Classic Mexican Home Cooking Class with Martha Aguilar

Sunday, January 31, 2016 / 2:00

Come spend the afternoon with Marta Aguilar while she teaches you how to cook her out of this world classic Mexican chicken enchiladas. Delicious and easy to prepare and in the intimate setting of the Cherryhurst House kitchen.
For more details email: info@cherryhursthouse.com

Cherryhurst House Collage Salon

Cherryhurst House Collage Salon

An afternoon of collage and conversation.
Sunday, January 24, 2016 / 2:00 - 5:00 pm SOLD OUT

Long forgotten issues of National Geographic magazine, old postcards, stickers, sparkle, scissors and glue - sounds like things you will find at gathering of people who love making collage! Our collage afternoon also includes the relaxing environment and art at Cherryhurst House, wonderful people, conversation and other goodies!

All levels of collage artists welcome. Participants need to bring materials to cut and paste and share and scissors or other tools you like to make collage with (baked goods and wine are are also encouraged!).

Admission is free but space is limited so reserve your seat at the collage table now.

Strangely Familiar: Christine Jelson West In Conversation With Barbara Levine And Daniela Edburg

Strangely Familiar: Christine Jelson West In Conversation With Barbara Levine And Daniela Edburg

Artists talk about changing artistic practices, finding form for ideas and breaking down the false dividing line between the artist and viewer.
Wednesday, October 7, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Join independent consultant, artist, and former executive director of Lawndale Art Center, Christine Jelson West, in conversation with Cherryhurst House curator and artist in residence Barbara Levine and artist in residence, Daniela Edburg about their exhibition Strangely Familiar: Works of Visual Fiction. Discussion promises to be lively and will focus on the artist in residence experience and art that investigates the meaning of place, changing artistic practices, finding form for ideas and breaking down the false dividing line between the artist and viewer.

Free of charge but seating is limited so reserve your space now!

Above, detail, Barbara Levine (with Martin Venezky), We have been where you are going, 2015

Out of Place: PaperCity's Catherine D. Anspon In Conversation With Barbara Levine and Daniela Edburg

Out of Place: PaperCity's Catherine D. Anspon In Conversation With Barbara Levine and Daniela Edburg

Artists talk about process, materials and challenging the fast pace of traditional exhibition spaces.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 / 7:00 pm

Join us for a lively conversation between PaperCity's arts and culture writer, Catherine D. Anspon and Cherryhurst House artists in residence, Daniela Edburg and Barbara Levine. The discussion will center on their exhibition Out of Place: Photographs and Other Fictions and cover topics such as process as an important part an artist's work, material as metaphor and how environment challenges the way an artist works.

Admission is free. Seating is limited to 30.

An Afternoon of Moss and Roses

An Afternoon of Moss and Roses

Daniela Edburg makes moss at Cherryhurst House
Saturday, March 21, 2015 / 12 - 4 PM
Saturday, March 28, 2015 / 12 - 4 PM

Come by for an open house and to welcome visiting artist Daniela Edburg, recently returned for her Spring residency. The evolution of her artwork in our current exhibition, Out of Place: Photographs and Other Fictions, will include a massive outcropping of crocheted mosses crawling throughout the exhibition. Come to Cherryhurst House (1603 Cherryhurst Street) for the fun of conversation and crochet and help Daniela grow her piece of living art.

moss specimens 

Cherryhurst House Workshop Series

Cherryhurst House Workshop Series

Developing Personal Projects with Barbara Levine (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, February 21, 2015 / 12 - 4 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015 / 12 - 4 PM

Have you ever had an idea or started an art project and then it just stalls or stops or you can't find a form for your idea?

Or don't know practical or technical options for doing what you want?

Developing Personal Projects  focuses on sharing experiences, strategies, sources, and influences that help  develop and sustain individual personal projects.  It is geared towards artists, photographers, writers, and family archivists / story tellers.

Two sessions: February 21st and 28, 12-4. At Cherryhurst House in Houston's Montrose neighborhood.  Limited to 8 people.  Free of charge. Easy parking.

Each participant should bring work-in-progress to the workshop - the bare beginnings of a project, half-finished piece or idea they feel leads to another project they wish to start.

In session one, each participant will describe their idea or project and articulate what the obstacles or questions are that have put their project on the back burner. Through structured group discussion, each participant will leave with a next step to do for the following session. In the second session, participants will show or speak to their progress and receive tips and strategies to complete their projects.

Barbara Levine is a collector, artist and curator specializing in vernacular photography and unusual collections. She is the author of Finding Frida Kahlo (2009), Around The World: The Grand Tour in Photo Albums (2007), and Snapshot Chronicles: Inventing the American Photo Album (2006, all Princeton Architectural Press). Her collection of early vernacular photograph albums is in the permanent collection of the International Center of Photography in New York and she is the former exhibitions director at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Currently, she is an artist in residence at The Cherryhurst House, Houston where she has been artist and co-curator of the exhibitions CAMERA ERA (catalogue available) and Out of Place: Photographs and Other Fictions by Barbara Levine and Daniela Edburg.  Her website is www.projectb.com.



 Mexican Cooking Class with Chef Gabriela Green

Mexican Cooking Class with Chef Gabriela Green

Cook, Laugh & Eat with Chef Gabriela Green!
Sunday, November 16, 2014 / 11 AM - 3 PM

Learn to prepare some of Chef Gabriela Green's favorite recipes in this fun, hands-on cooking class. A native of Mexico City, Gaby will teach you how to make these five authentic Mexican dishes while utilizing fresh, local ingredients.

Aquachile de Camaron y Callo de Almeja - succulent appetizer made with shrimp and scallops
Moscas Guacamole - recipe from Gaby's family that you won't find in any restaurant
Anchos a Tres Quesos - dry ancho chiles stuffed with Gaby's favorite cheese combination, topped with green tomatillo sauce ***great dish for vegetarians***
Enchiladas con Carne - just in time for the holidays, learn how to make this crowd pleaser with a little Mexico City twist
Margaritas made with fresh-squeezed limes and seasonal fruit

You will hear the origins of these unique dishes and ingredients while Gaby shares lots of interesting stories from her family's kitchen. Bring your questions and curiosity, as well as a big appetite! You'll enjoy a Mexican comida with the chef after you prepare this delicious meal

Chef Gabriela Green resides in San Miguel de Allende and has run three restaurants, a food truck, a catering company and a cooking school over the past 15 years. Gaby learned how to cook early on in her grandmother's kitchen, where she had her own stool and utensils. While her specialties come from her family's recipes, Gaby adds a modern twist to make her own variations of regional Mexican cuisine.



Thursday, October 16, 2014 / 6:30-9 PM

Julep owner Alba Huerta and the soon-to-open Chicken Ranch's Joshua Martinez teamed up for “Art of the Cocktail at Cherryhurst House,” an evening devoted to blending cocktails, food and art into an immersive experience, on Thursday, October 16th.

Limited to an intimate group of 20, participants had the opportunity to create three different cocktails under Huerta’s instruction that she chose specifically for the location, including a special Cherryhurst Cobbler. Huerta took inspiration from the surrounding art and architecture at Cherryhurst House when creating the menu. Keeping with the theme of Huerta’s love for southern-inspired classics, Martinez treated guests to his signature fried chicken and sides from The Chicken Ranch, his newest project with partner Paul Sedillo.

Guests were one of the first inside Cherryhurst House, a spectacularly restored 1920’s bungalow on Cherryhurst St. in Montrose that is slated to host regular exhibitions, artist collaborations, salon dinners and special events designed to encourage dialogue about contemporary art and culture.

The current exhibition CAMERA ERA, from Cherryhurst House artists-in-residence Project B, is a collection of vintage vernacular photography, recast into large-format archival pigment prints.



Join Fresh Arts for an evening of cocktails at Cherryhurst House
Friday, October 10, 2014 / 7-10 PM

Friends of Fresh Arts were invited to raise a glass, while enjoying musical performances by Say Girl Say, multimedia projections by artist Sandy Ewen and the exhibition Camera Era, by Cherryhurst House artists in residence, Project B. The evening marked the unveiling of Fresh Arts' new "look," and the launch of the patron membership campaign to support Fresh Arts' programs and services for the Houston art community.