Fieldwork Showcase

Hi Framers new and old.  I mean, more expeeerienced.

I’ve been facilitating fieldwork in Houston for several years now– I think 6 or 7 sessions.  But who’s counting?  It’s that time of the year again when the artists of the session present what they’ve been creating for the past ten weeks.  This has been a session of breath, and openness, and respect.  Ahhhhh, respect.  I’m so thankful for the artists in this session.  They are: Diane Cahill Bedford, Rebekah Chappell, Cori Miller and Sara Draper, and yours truly.  I usually make something new in Fieldwork.  I love newness.  I love the beginnings of the creative process.  But a wise, wise friend has been encouraging me to revisit LOVE ME.  You remember LOVE ME, right?

So, I’ve carved, and snipped, and added, and subtracted.  And what we have now is a LOVE ME short.  It’s about 8 minutes.  (the original is 40) and will screen at the Houston Fall Fieldwork Showcase on Nov. 4.

Fall Fieldwork Showcase

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When: Sunday, November 4, 2 pm

Where: Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex
Cost: $7 cash/check at the door

Come see the Fall Fieldwork Showcase to catch a glimpse of the newest work by local Houston artists. This informal performance offers you a chance to see what artists in a variety of mediums—dance, poetry, film and more—have been working on during this Fall’s Fieldwork workshop. Live, original art for less than the cost of a movie! After the performance, the audience will be able to offer their feedback to the artists on these works-in-progress.

The Fieldwork method originated in New York over 25 years ago, and CORE has been offering Fieldwork workshops for the Houston arts community since 1993. The workshops will provide support, structure, and community to help artists immerse themselves fully in their creative work. The feedback method reveals how each piece is perceived by others and provides detailed information that helps artists hone their vision. By focusing on what’s happening in the work and how those choices shape the work, Fieldwork supports autonomy and authorship of each artist.

For more information on CORE and the Houston Fieldwork Showcase, call (713) 862-5530, or visit visit For more general information on Fieldwork, visit The Field at

CORE is supported by the Pattillo Foundation, the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance and the Texas Commission on the Arts. Photo by John Rampsott.



One comment

  1. Respect indeed! And personally, I have a heart full of gratitude for the guidance, shaping, and sense of community this project has brought to me over the last couple of months. How appropriate that MFA Monday columnist Mary Grimes reminds us all how important that community of artists can be in shaping our lives and our work. Thanks to Lydia Hance for facilitating, my partner Rebekah Chappell, and all the wonderful participants of Fieldworks.

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