Spend a summer afternoon indoors and explore CAMH’s current exhibitions through a variety of hands-on activities!
List of Activities
Drop-In Experience | Photographic Storytelling | 1–4PM
Take inspiration from the exhibition, Ming Smith: Feeling the Future, create a portrait to convey a personal story or idea, real or fantasized, through assemblage or collage.
Drop-In Experience | Sticker and Button Making | 1–4PM
Express your style by designing your own stickers and buttons inspired by the exhibition, Where Do We Go From Here?
Photo Booth | Instant Photography Mobile Studio | 1–4PM
Swing by Mich Martinez’s Instant Photography Mobile Studio for a unique polaroid, Martinez’s mobile studio is a laboratory of light that explores different angles and perspectives of the subject in one single frame. Multiple exposures, textures, and colors make his instant photographs a unique experience with surprising results.
Community Partner | Harris County Public Library | 1–4PM
Having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card! The Harris County Public Library will be creating full-access library cards onsite and providing information about theiro services, programs, and locations. With a Knowledge Card, guests have free and total access to the library’s ever-growing collections of books and DVDs, streaming video and music, eBooks and eAudiobooks, and their second-to-none selection of online research and learning tools.
Community Partner | Sports Film Fest | 1–4PM
Sports Film Fest will present aspects of their Dream Big educational platform and their animated film and book series, Josh’s Inspirational Journeys. At 2PM, former Texas A&M and Green Bay Packer football player Michael Montgomery will present his animated film.
Sports Film Fest will also have creativity pages from the What Drives Your Dreams? campaign around Porsche. Visitors can design “their car” as a reflection of who they are and what their dreams are, using color and design elements to define their individuality.
Performance | Aurum Son | 3–4PM
Enjoy a performance by Aurum Son featuring through-composed original songs that will open up to sound exploration. Taking notes from Sun Ran and avant-garde Jazz, the themes in which they compose are outer space, the spirit warrior journey, spiritual alchemy and transformation.
This event is free, but RSVPs are encouraged as supplies and seating are limited.
Location and Accessibility
This event will take place at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. The activities will take place in CAMH’s main-level Brown Foundation Gallery and lower-level Nina and Michael Zilkha Gallery.
For questions or concerns regarding safety or accessibility, please contact YET Torres, Public Programs and CAMHLAB Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Mich Martinez
Mich Martinez is a multimedia artist, performer, and community advocate residing in Houston since 2014. A native of Estado de México, his artistic style is meant to harness the divine energy of his subjects into art forms that engage with human senses and emotions to achieve a unique and ethereal connection with the spectator.
About Harris County Public Library
Harris County Public Library provides information and resources to enrich lives and strengthen communities through innovative services within and beyond our walls. HCPL has 2.3 million items in its collection, circulates more than 11 million items each year, and has over 900,000 registered borrowers. They have 26 branch locations across Harris County, and our library card allows you to borrow materials from partner libraries across the region including Bellaire City Library, the Montgomery County Memorial Library System, and Pasadena Public Library.
About Sports Film Fest
About Sports Film Fest
Sports Film Fest is an immersive ecosystem that brings together sports, entertainment, and the art of storytelling to help explore the culture of sports in society. Their creative process ignites a spark in kids and forms a personal bond between athletes, artists and youth, taking them on an innovative journey for self-expression.
About Aurum Son
Aurum Son is a genre-busting electroacoustic ensemble from Houston, Texas. The group successfully blends global music with jazz, folk and experimental soundscapes. Aurum Son can be heard on major streaming platforms and isare set to release new music in 2023.
Image caption: visitors creating paper and tape sculptures at the Spring Community Celebration at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2023. Photo by Tasha Gorel.