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9.26.2012

Lydia's Vizions Newsletter, VOL X | Workshop

Lydia's Vizions Newsletter, Volume X - Workshop
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SOMETHING NEW...

Contrast Workshops 

Angela of Lydia's Vizions is now offering workshops to amateur and semi-professional photographers with Christin of Christin Shoots People this November. We are very excited about this event. Check out our information below to get signed up for this event TODAY!  Get more information on our WEBSITE!


Angela of LYDIA'S VIZIONS and Christin of CHRISTIN SHOOTS PEOPLE Promo from King David


Schedule Today

The calender is filling up fast. October is completely booked and November is 3/4 full. 

Don't wait too much longer to book your session with Lydia's Vizions. 

Email me today

Featured

Yup the spotlight this time is Lydia's Vizions very own stylist, Jasmine Boone! She was just too hawt not to feature. See her video clip HERE, and the other photos HERE
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1.08.2011

new blog new blog new blog new blog

NEW BLOG PAGE CLICK >>>>> HERE

I'll miss ya blogger.....but I gotta try something new & something with mobile optimization!!

1.04.2011

LV @ The Millionaire Mixer



I had the opportunity to be apart of this fabulous event on 12/4/10. I apologize for the delay in posting pictures!

Check them out below...



I am discussing my work

lol, not sure what I was saying but I looks interesting!

Me and 2 other potentional buyers

One of my BFFs supporting

Jasmine & Angela

More buyers


The 2 wonderful host of this event

Me and some of the other vendors



12.13.2010

"I'm an artist, and I'm sensitive about my shit"

I usually do not write about personal feelings on my blog… but I had to get this out…

So this past weekend my art was displayed at the Houston Museum of African American Culture for an event entitled “Rock the Bells”. The event was fantastic and I made many contacts there. I feel blessed that I am able to participate in events such as this one to display my art for the world to see.

Now for those who know me know that Art is my hobby, not my career. It is a passion of mine that I have always had and I have been fortunate enough to make my hobby into a company. Okay back to the point, so…. At the Rock the Bells event I had a man approach me at the end of the event asking me to show him which paintings were mine. I was more than happy to, and I showed him the 5 pieces I had there. Those who know art, know that the costs of my paintings are fairly inexpensive compared to some other local artist out there. Anyways, he was interested in one of my paintings that sell for $650 on my website. He stated he was eager to purchase it right now and would like to take it home tonight, and wanted to know what is the lowest I could give it to him, so being reasonable I told him $600. He gave me a counter offer of $300…..YES THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS!!!! I laughed it off as though it was a joke, and then quickly realized this fool was serious. I explained to him that that is the cost of one of my giclee prints and that there is no way I could honor that.


He then pulled the “do you know who I am” card…. Ummmm HELL NO! You don’t look like a star, you are not the curator of a popular museum, and you are not a known dealer, sooooo ummmm “no sir I don’t know who you are”. I guess he was offended and began to talk to me as though my livelihood was dependant on me selling my paintings. After 15 minutes, of back and forth I simply said “Sir, I am flattered that you are interested in one of my paintings, but I can not take your deal it is simply out of my hands”. Of course Mr. Big Ego walks away and tells others in the facility to tell me who he is….


Now, Lord knows I wanted to say much more than what I did, but I would not let this dude get the best of me. He must be use to dealing with painters who are struggling…. But as for me and mines…. I have a full time career and doing very well on my own. THANK YOU!


So at the end….the moral of the story is…. Don’t treat me like I am a starving artist. In fact, don’t treat anyone like they are a starving artist…Respect their time and creativity.


I am sure you want to know who this guy is…. Well I will not say his name, but apparently he was a medical doctor who is a collector. Not impressed…. Sorry!

Maybe I am tripping... I don't know. But at the end of the day......

I am an artist and I’m sensitive about my shit! ~Badu~


11.16.2010

For Colored Girls.... Free Screening!



Join my Husband's company Elite Change LLC, along with ...Bacardi, 20.10 Media, and Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast for a Private Reception and Screening of "For Colored Girls". You must follow the link to RSVP. Limited Theater Space So Do It Now.


10.27.2010

Silk (A Night of Pure Elegance)


A video of the event that my art was featured at!!! It was dope... check it out!

I have like a 3 second cameo... but my art as cameos throughout...

Silk (A Night of Pure Elegance) from Sed Brass on Vimeo.

10.18.2010

CHECK OUT 5 OF MY PAINTINGS HERE....




FIVE OF MY PAINTINGS WILL BE DISPLAYED AT THIS EVENT ON OCTOBER 23, 2010!
THIS IS NOT AN ART EXHIBITION RATHER AN EVENT THAT JUST OPENS YOU UP AND STIMULATE ALL YOUR SENSES...

The Unveiling of the Wonderful Lounge Xperience "Silk" brings to you Fine ART by LYD!A'S VIZ!ON'S, succulent gourmet cuisine by the Great Chef DC, edgy Photography by Rita G and the Mentor/ Instructor Mr. David VU! International Lounge DJ NIMBUS, surprise guest Saxophonist, Captivating Ambiance brought to you by DesignsbyCarlia, Simply Scents , and Rendezvous Events!!

This will be an evening that will please all of your senses! And you want to exercise them all not just your hearing, when you hear about it afterwards....



If you have not RSVP'd please do so
RSVP @ designsbycarlia@gmail.com

Treat yourself, Don't cheat yourself!
We look forward in Celebrating with you!
Thank you for your time!



~ on behalf of:

Studio 1508 & Un'Corked

DBC~ lyfestyle EVENTS!



10.15.2010

Menil showcases room-size art with replica Merzbau

Menil showcases room-size art with replica Merzba

Color and Collage opens Thursday night at the Menil Collection. Beyond giving the pioneering German modernist his first U.S. museum exhibition in 25 years, the show will help him, in part, posthumously realize an unfulfilled dream: to bring a version of his magnum opus, a walk-in sculpture widely recognized as a precursor to installation art, to the United States.
Known as the Merzbau, or Merz Construction, the room-size structure takes its title from the second syllable in Kommerz, the German word for commerce. Schwitters made Merz his own term, using it as shorthand for his practice of "combining all conceivable materials for artistic purposes, and in terms of technique treating all of them with equal respect."

Schwitters' collages manifest that philosophy on 2-D surfaces. His Merzbau extends it into an environment that "incorporates many branches of fine art, from architecture to assemblage, from collage to painting, transforming biographical and historical material into an abstract form," as Menil director Josef Helfenstein and guest curator Isabel Schulz write in the catalog.

Schwitters spent a decade and a half working on the Merzbau, which he described as a studio he worked on rather than in, pronouncing it finished in 1933 — just in time for the Nazis to drive what remained of the German avant garde into exile or underground. He built a second version in Oslo, Norway, where he lived from 1937 to 1940. In 1940 he fled to England, where he learned in 1943 that the Merzbau left behind in Hanover was destroyed by a bomb. Poor health prevented him from completing a third version before his death in 1948, and a fire destroyed the Norwegian Merzbau less than three years later.

Menil visitors will see and enter a reconstruction of the Merzbau's first room, which Swiss stage designer Peter Bissenger completed in 1983 using wide-angle black-and-white photos taken of the tight space in 1933.

"As the realization of what can, at best, be hinted at in the photos' limited field and monochrome two-dimensionality, the reconstruction allows us to experience firsthand some sense of the very first sculpture 'in which one can go for a walk,' " catalog contributor Gwendolen Webster writes. It's fitting that this partial re-creation of Schwitters' seminal work should make its first U.S. appearance in Houston, which is home to the only U.S. university museum devoted solely to the art form the Merzbau anticipated. Since 1995 artists have transformed the Rice University Art Gallery space several times a year with installations that immerse viewers into new, strange worlds.

Like the Hanover Merzbau, which Schwitters hired a carpenter, a glazier and an electrician to help him complete, Rice Gallery installations typically require artists to tap the expertise of others. Take the current installation, Sarah Oppenheimer's D-17, a 65-foot, aluminum-sheathed white structure that appears to pass through two glass walls - except when part of the structure seems to disappear and leave a whole segment floating in space. Oppenheimer realized it with the help of Rice architecture students, wood and metal fabricators, structural engineers, architects, a fire and safety inspector, a construction team and Rice Gallery director Kim Davenport and assistant curator Josh Fischer.

At times, other Rice Gallery installations have followed the Merzbau's precedent in using accumulated detritus or unlikely materials to create new spaces - some claustrophobic, others expansive; some serene, others obsessive, even trippy.

Like the Merzbau, the Rice Gallery installations are fleeting experiments with lasting impacts on artists' practices and visitors' memories. But they disappear not because of fascist persecution, war and personal tragedy, but to make way for brand-new creations.
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10.04.2010

LYD!A'S VIZ!ONS Fall Sale!!!! 35-50% OFF original paintings

IT'S HERE!!! The biggest sale I have ever had on over 1/2 of my paintings. Go to http://www.lydiasvizions.com/ and click the tab "store"!!!

You will see discounts up from 35-50% off on original paintings.

Take advantage of this sale because this will not happen again for a VERY LONG time.
 
 
 
 Questions? Email me lydiasvizions@yahoo.com

9.29.2010

Perspectives 172: Kirsten Pieroth

Opening reception for "Perspectives 172: Kirsten Pieroth"

6:30pm: Gallery walk-through with the artist 7-9pm: Opening reception
September 30th, 2010
CAMH
5216 Montrose Blvd., Houston, TX, 77006
Help us celebrate the opening of work by Berlin-based artist Kirsten Pieroth. "Perspectives 172" is her first solo museum exhibition. The artist will lead a gallery walk-through at 6:30pm. Reception with cash bar and Fusion Taco truck.

9.28.2010

Things in my neighborhood I like #3

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"Grounded"

"Grounded"

24x36 in 3/4in deep

On cotton stretched canvas

SOLD for $200

You can get this in any color you like any design I can do for only $200!!!!




"Karma"

"Karma"
30x40 in 1 1/2 in deep
on
 cotton wrapped canvas

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE for $500







9.18.2010

Who is Lydia?

I have been asked to post the answer to one essential question..."Who is Lydia?"

Well here goes… Lydia was my former middle name before I was married. I loved my middle name and since I replaced my middle name with my maiden name I had to find a way to make my name live on through other means. Well before I established my company I always signed my paintings as “Lydia”….so it was only natural for me to use this name for my company!

I of course could not just name my company LYDIA… so the word vision was attached.

I had a nephew named Logan Zion Houston, he was my God-son and first nephew, the most beautiful baby I ever set my eyes on. He passed away when he was 8 months old very suddenly, and it had torn a hole in my family and my heart.

When using the word “vision” I changed it to “ViZion” to include my nephew’s middle name.

The name LYDIA’S VIZIONS represents important things I have lost in my life, so I used them to bring life in my company.

Hence…. LYD!A’S VIZ!ONS!!!

9.17.2010

ART.Social

HOUSTON WE HAVE SOME WINE......

ART.Social
For grown ups only

Open a bottle of wine and let your creativity flow while you create your own masterpiece with one of Art League Houston's outstanding teaching artists! Great for absolute beginners and experienced artists alike, in this class you will produce works of high quality to take home at the end of the evening. Come alone or with friends and bring your beverage of choice. We provide everything else, including glasses, bottle openers, and your artistic materials. There is a refrigerator on site to keep your drinks cold. Sign up for one, two, or all sessions! Each class will have a different instructor and project. Details to follow.

Time:
6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
Thursday class dates:
(AS-1) Sept. 30, (AS-2) Oct. 21, (AS-3) Nov.11, or (AS-4) Dec. 2
Friday class dates:
(AS-5) Sept. 24, (AS-6) Oct. 8, (AS-7) Nov. 5, or (AS-8) Dec. 3


Tuition PER SESSION is $35 members / $45 non-members. Price includes supplies. Space is limited to 28 per session, so call us today to register! To register or for more information contact us at 713-523-9530.