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Felipe Lopez, a multidimensional visual artist based in Houston, collaborates with Meghan Hendley and Emanuelee Outspoken Bean on a work that incorporates visual art, music and poetry.
Westwood Trust Creative Chat
Before the premiere, join us on Monday, November 30 at 7 PM for a Westwood Trust Creative Chat featuring Claire Williamson, SPA’s Director of Education & Community Engagement, in conversation with the artists.
Both events can be watched below or at the additional links provided.
WESTWOOD TRUST CREATIVE CHAT
Monday, November 30 | 7 PM
Watch here or on Facebook Live
NEW WORK PREMIERE
Monday, December 3 | 7 PM
Watch here or on YouTube
About the Artists
Felipe Lopez is a multidimensional self-taught visual artist based in Houston, Texas. Born in New York, Lopez’s career began with his mixed media drawings & paintings.
In 2019, Mayor Sylvester Turner and the City of Houston approved Houston Arts Alliance recommendation to award Lopez a Support for Artists and Creative Individuals grant which has helped fund his largest bulb work. Early 2019 also brought another major solo exhibition entitled The Liquidity of a Right with Forma 110 with another solo exhibition in May at Deborah Colton Gallery The Want In My Nature. Felipe was also selected to be on the city-wide committee for Disaster Relief with Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston.
In 2020, Lopez will have a solo exhibition at Deborah Colton Gallery entitled Precautionary Principles of the New World, the inclusion in the Texas A & M Corpus Christi Oso Bay Biennial XXI juried exhibition Matter Matters, happening September to October.
Bringing 15 plus years of classical and contemporary music performance along with composition, Meghan Hendley has established herself as a multifaceted musician. Studying classical piano and composition at Rice University Shepherd School of Music along with the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music/Honors College, Hendley’s strong classical roots have allowed her to compose chamber, choral, theater, film, and electronic music for a variety of performances including those with the Houston Ballet Academy, U of H Concert Women’s Chorus, Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company, Generating Theater Company, Zoukak Theater Company from Beirut. Hendley has also performed in multiple bands including at SXSW as an official artist, Free Press Summer Fest, and Bonnaroo.
2017 Mayors Office of Cultural Affairs Artist in Resident and 2016 Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and The Idea Fund recipient, Emanuelee Outspoken Bean is a performance poet, writer, compassionate mentor, electric entertainer, and educator. Bean uses poetry to do collaborate with other mediums and institutions such as being the first poet to perform on a main stage production of Houston Ballet’s PLAY.
Bean has also worked with many youth organization from across the country such as, Inside Out in Detroit, Youth Speaks in San Francisco, and coach Tiger-Tail Production’s 2016 youth slam, WordSpeak in Miami. While balancing a very busy touring schedule, in Houston Bean serves as the Project Coordinator, Lead Coach, and mentor for Meta-Four Houston, a project of Writers in the Schools (WITS) that works with professional performance/slam poets and encourages self-expression and literacy among Houston’s youth through creative writing and performance.