observations based on my personal experience at the Artery site in Houston, Texas - ML
Above all, authenticity of an artspace comes from its history. There is no substitute for a reputation of 'good work'. Once I found myself custodian of such a remarkable sanctuary, I realized a mission to facilitate as much inspirational and experiential activity as possible. These positive memories accumulate, fueling a desire for more.
In the sense that nature is feminine (Mother Nature, Mother Earth, nurturing), the Artery site lends itself to events that celebrate such virtue, common themes include the advancement of women's rights and understanding women's issues. Its often a perfect marriage; a nurturing sanctuary in a sea of concrete playing host to activities that promote healing over destruction and aggression.
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The Artery has concluded its production season as well as its 26 year history as a performance space. Over the next few months new videos will be posted from this past season as well as past years.
A potential new site for recording events is under consideration.
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It is my hope that these notes will help perpetuate the invention that is the Artery - ML
Artists and potential presenters are encouraged to contact Mark Larsen regarding possible collaborations. There may be another venue for operations as soon as summer 2014.