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Fall Community Celebration

Join us for our Fall Community Celebration! Visit the Museum for a variety of activities inspired by the exhibition, Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need, and an interactive floral installation by Flores Designs!

Prefer to enjoy the Museum From Home? Check out our virtual offerings that are accessible both in the Museum and at home!

About Flores Designs

Flores Designs is a floral design company founded by Sonia Flores, a mixed-media artist, florist, clothing and costume designer, musician, and vocalist based in Houston. She is an alumna of Texas Southern University, where she received her Bachelors in Jazz Studies. Flores is active in a diverse range of Houston’s art communities. Her work often includes elements of costume, movement, dance, and monologue. In her musical practice as an upright bassist, she is known for her free jazz improvisational style, original songwriting, and actively working within various music groups ranging from fixed groups/bands to first-time improvisational encounters.

In-Person Activities

Please note that all in-person activities will take place inside the Museum to accommodate to potential weather contingencies. Read about CAMH’s expanded COVID-19 safety protocols here.

1–3PM | Art Demo: Bouquet-Making

Join artist and florist Sonia Flores in her demonstration and learn how to create a bouquet for a collaborative floral installation inspired by Cauleen Smith’s Ikebana video series.

1–4PM | Drop-In Experiences and Activities

  • Exploring Neutral Ground: create scratch paper drawings inspired by Cauleen Smith’s series, BLK FMNNST Loaner Library 1989–2019, and its reference to velvet painting.
  • Color Filters: inspired by Cauleen Smith’s site-specific architectural intervention, Leonids Over, Still, and Then, experiment with color and light in space through a collaborative activity exploring colorful filters along the Museum’s terrace.
  • Postcard Poems: take inspiration from Cauleen Smith’s text-based sequined banners and create your own small postcard-size poem to share via snail mail.

1–4PM | Open Studio: Art is Essential

Pick up an Art Kit to complete this Open Studio at home! Create a fabric garland inspired by the sequined banners in Cauleen Smith: We Already Have What We Need and express your response to social, cultural, and current political events.

3–4PM | Installation: Out of This Floral Space Portal

Engage with a floral installation inspired by Cauleen Smith’s Ikebana video series and bring home some bouquets as a parting gift.

Virtual Offerings