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Houston Breakthrough, October 1980 - Page 24. October 1980. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 6, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1588/show/1583.

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(October 1980). Houston Breakthrough, October 1980 - Page 24. Houston and Texas Feminist and Lesbian Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1588/show/1583

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Title Houston Breakthrough, October 1980
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Date October 1980
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Sol and Thelma Meltzer are so happy to announce the birth of Jacob Luken, Oct. 2, 1980 in his home in Austin with his parents, Melinda and John Sheafe, his aunt Nancy Meltzer, asst. coach Marian Small and a team of the Austin Lay Midwives in attendance. Share our happiness!!! ART CALENDAR The Houston Arts Calendar compiled by Katherine Much and Melanie Young. (1981). Two Houston women with considerable experience in publishing and a strong commitment to the arts have collaborated on a project that is certain to fuel local interest in the arts. The Houston Arts Calendar, designed and compiled by Kathleen Much and Melanie Young, not only is a response to Houston's growing involvement in and support of the arts Aoelian Air oil on canvas by Kermit Oliver appears in the new Houston Arts Calendar. but is also the result of two years of work from planning to printing. The spiral-bound Houston Arts Calendar will include 55 photographs of works by Houston artists, a listing of visual, performing, and cultural arts organizations, and a directory of local art galleries. The first run of 6,000 came off the press last month and is available city-wide. Most of the photographs are in color and each week's photograph of art work faces the calendar page, where information on the artist appears. From a list of over a hundred names, garnered from gallery owners, and museum and university art people, 55 artists doing "unique or unusual" work were chosen. "We were not trying to establish some snobbish 'Who's Who of Houston Artists' and say that these are the only good artists in Houston, but rather wanted to get a representative selection of artists," says Much. They sought to achieve a balance in the group, so that established as well as lesser-known artists would gain exposure, and so that there would be a variety of media and approaches included. "We didn't want all of the people to be minimalists, or representationalists, or abstract expressionists. We wanted to show what diversity there is, and how much is going on creatively in Houston," notes Much. The calendar contains the 1981 schedules of planned symphony, opera, ballet Susan L. Clark is an associate professor of German and Russian at Rice University. BY SUSAN L.CLARK and theatre productions. The directory in the back of the Calendar, called "Access/* provides telephone numbers of organizations that have not yet determined exact schedules for the coming year. Much and Young have also included non-local cultural events within easy driving distance of Houston, such as San Antonio's Institute for Texan Cultures, Winedale's Shakespeare Festival, and Galveston's Dickens on the Strand Festival. Nearly 200 events are listed. Much and Young met at the Rice Publishing Program in the summer of 1978. Much holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Rice and freelanced extensively as an editor. She currently edits Rice University Studies. Young will receive her Ph.D. from Rice in 1981 and is under contract to a publisher for a study on Joseph Heller. It was a freelance project of Young's that partially inspired The Houston Arts Calendar. She says, "I was working on a children's book for a local press, and I had to find an artist to illustrate it. I interviewed at least a dozen artists and in the process realized how many artists were actively working in Houston." The idea of a calendar evolved, inspired and reinforced in part by Breakthrough's own engagement calendar of the International Women's Year, Woman: Inner Reflection, that featured black-and- white works by Texas photographers. "We both had been art collectors in a minor way, as well as big lookers!" Much says. Nevertheless, both saw the need for a market study to determine the feasibility of a project as large and as complex as theirs, despite their own impression that Houston art-goers would be receptive to such a calendar. The two ultimately decided to finance the project themselves. They point out the changing attitudes towards the arts in recent years—attendance at museums, as well as numbers of season-ticket subscribers to opera and ballet, have doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled. "Houston has been coming into its own as a cultural center, and is looking for its image—not as an imitation of New York City—but is searching for its own cultural identity," Young observes. "Only three cities in the United States have a professional opera, symphony, and ballet season [New York, San Francisco, and Houston]," Much points out. The art being produced in Houston, particularly in the area of the visual arts, is healthily diverse: "There are so many different kinds of things being done—all different styles—all different media. There doesn't seem to be a thread that says, 'This is Houstonian.' And I think that's good. It shows that people can work here and support themselves as artists in lots of different ways. You don't have to be a New York School artist to get shown here and you don't have to paint bluebonnets and cowboys and Indians either," states Much. Paradoxically, the influence of newcomers, in combination with the native Houstonians—both in the art they produce and in the demands for urban cultural richness—has produced an interest in indigenous art. Much and Young chronicle the coming of age of Houston art— "We want people to realize that we've got something to sit up and be proud of." The Houston Arts Calendar retails for $15, and became available at the end of September in local bookstores and department stores, as well as by direct mail from Wordworks, Inc., 5105 Beech, Bellaire, TX 77401. Kathleen Much and Melanie Young collaborated on the 1981 Houston Arts Calendar. 24 HOUSTON BREAKTHROUGH