Performance Details (updated 4/10)

We have had to make a slight adjustment with the performance times:

One will be at 6:45 and will include:

Connie Haedener and Kim Childers will be performing 2 numbers.
Brittany Moss will be doing a ballet solo.
Katy Ruth Rogers will be singing.
Blaire Schuetz, Connie Haedener, Brittany Moss, Aisa Sanders, Katy Ruth Rogers will be doing a group contemporary ballet number.

The other performance will start at 7:45 and will include:

Aisa Sanders will be doing a surprise dance number.
Trina Belbin will be singing two songs.
Encore performances of the group contemporary ballet piece and Brittany Moss’ solo.

*updated 4/10

Artist list and Bios

Brittany Moss is a former professional ballerina, ballet teacher, mother of 2 and founder of houston mothers art show. She trained in Utah and attend ABT’s summer program on full tuition scholarship in 2001. She then returned to Utah and danced with Utah Regional Ballet. She had the opportunity of performing many principal roles, but her favorite will always be the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker. She then moved to Houston for her husbands graduate work and career where she had her two children. She currently teaches ballet at Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts and Ann Moody Sill Dance Studio.

Danielle Hatch is an installation artist whose work often deals with the human body and its relationship to the built environment. Her background is in architecture and she received her MFA in Spatial Studies from UC-Santa Barbara. She is the mother of three boys, ages 4,3 and 1.

Emily Crump Roberts is from New Mexico and has loved and collected Children’s Literature for as long as she can remember. She began creating children’s books with paper collage in high school and through college at the University of New Mexico, where she earned a BA in Anthropology. Now, as a mother of four young children, her books receive rave reviews at home. Besides reading and art, Emily enjoys spending time with her family outside gardening and exploring nature.

Elise Rasband Jackson studied at Brigham Young University for her BA with a major in English, with an emphasis in Creative Writing, and a minor in art, with an emphasis in illustration. Elise has always enjoyed the arts, but she didn’t really pursue visual arts until attending BYU. She then began teaching as a second grade teacher at an inner city school in Houston Texas. There she taught refugee students English and math while still pursuing her master’s degree at the University of St. Thomas. Elise has lived in Alpharetta, Georgia, Bountiful, Utah, Siena, Italy, Portland Oregon, and she now resides in Houston, Texas. She currently is expecting her first child, a little boy, with her husband, Andrew. After this school year, Elise is resigning as a teacher to pursue motherhood, art, and writing.

Joanne Hammon is the mother of two children. Her inspiration is fueled by watching them play, seeing their colorful world and being able to “create.” Joanne designs holiday photo greetings, invitations, notecards, baby announcements, fun stickers, address labels, graduation cards and much more.

Toni Rodriguez is a mother of two boys. She is a painter and loves scenery and flowers because they make her feel happy like her boys. She is also a wonderful dance teacher.

Blaire Schuetz is recently engaged to a wonderful man & have a 3 year old son whom she home schools. From 2006-2009 she lived in NYC performing & competing international Latin & international Ballroom with a partner from Serbia. They traveled all over U.S. & into the Bahamas where we won 2nd place World Championship. She currently lives in TX working as a certified Pilates instructor and ballet, pointe, jazz teacher at Boni’s Dance Studio. She is very excited to become an ABT certified teacher this summer.

Ashley Lawson is from Southern California. She is married and has a little boy and they are the joy of her life. Art has always been a passion of hers. She took are classes at a young age and learned pastels, watercolor and oil painting. In 2010 she transitioned to photography. She loves being able to capture real, raw emotion and once-in-a-life-time moments……to be preserved forever.

Meaghan Schulz is a graduate of the University of Alberta Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance program, and the Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts program. She practiced matrimonial law for about eight years, and is delighted to now have the opportunity to devote more time to her first love – the performing arts. Some of Meaghan’s previous roles include Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, Velma in West Side Story, Rosalia in West Side Story, Oolie/Donna in City of Angels, and Lady MacDuff in Nightshriek. She has performed with Stage Right Theater and Calgary Opera Chorus, and has appeared in Cowtown Opera’s Cowtown Cabaret. Meaghan also enjoys performing with Double Treble women’s ensemble and Spiritus Chamber Choir, teaching voice, musical theatre, tap, jazz, ballet and Kindermusik, and being a wife and mom to three great kids.

Erin Calvert is a native Houstonian and having grown up in the Alief area and now teaches Art in Alief ISD. It is her 13th year to teach elementary school but her 6th year to teach Art. She has thoroughly enjoyed the switch to a more creative experience. She come from an artistic family that enjoys a variety of the arts including music, art, cooking, sewing, and decorating. It is a great outlet for her!

Katy-Ruth Rogers grew up in The Woodlands, Texas where she began dancing at the age of 4. While there she joined the Boni’s family and danced in many Nutcracker, community, and spring performances. Katy-Ruth Rogers graduated Magnum Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance from The University of North Texas. While earning her degree she performed for Mary-Lynn Babcock’s International piece, Earth n’ Hand. She has performed in numerous productions for Modern, ballet and Musical Theatre. After graduating from UNT she became the Assistant Director for a ballet school in Waco TX. Since moving back to Houston she has taught inner-city creative dance, musical theatre, ballet, modern, and has been working on her Cecchetti Teacher’s certifications. She is married to the love of her life Tyler Rogers and they have a beautiful daughter Melody who they hope will one day come to appreciate the arts! Katy-Ruth Rogers has loved using her passion for dance and the arts as a medium to share the love of Christ. She loves children and her goal is to enable them to learn the art of ballet and dance. She believes that using dance as a means of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being can change the world

Jacquelyn Willis Wilkinson has had the opportunity to fulfill many destinies: Co-founder of a private elementary school, The Willow School, in Santa Fe, art teacher, educator, Shakespearean Prop Master, Faux Finish Artist, Interior Designer, Muralist, Contemporary Mixed Media Artist, Art Consultant and the 2007 World Posole Cooking Champion. For years, Jaki challenged herself artistically by exploring various technical styles of creative expression in painting. After retiring from teaching, in 2006, Jaki made a conscious decision to pursue her life long passion of becoming a professional career artist. Her medium of choice is oils. Through the skilled use of oils, Jaki is able to engage each painting with an intimate passion capturing the invisible soul qualities and essence of her subject.

Aisa Sanders is a Physical Therapist Assistant (for the last 22years), a teacher of ballet since the age of 14, Texas state champion and 2nd in the nation in compulsory rhythmic gymnastics in 1987, married for 20 years, and mother of 2 girls. She grew up dancing with small companies down in the Rio Grande Valley, and competed her choreography in the Southwestern Regional Ballet Association while dancing with South Texas Dance Theater. At 19 she had the honor of having one of her contemporary ballet’s be the opening number for the Emerging Choreographers show case in Louisiana. The role she most enjoyed dancing was the lead in Paquita. She has been teaching for Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio since 1998, choreographed many competitive ballet numbers for Boni’s En Tour, and continues to choreograph for Boni’s annual Nutcracker ballet.

Connie Haedener is originally from Colorado, where she danced with the professional dance company David Taylor Dance Theatre. She and her husband danced three years with “Ad Deum Dance Company”, a contemporary dance company in Houston. She is a fitness teacher and trainer with WholyFit, a Christian alternative to yoga. She and her husband have also worked with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for 22 years. During that time she lived in Hong Kong and Hawaii and was involved in the dance department of the University of the Nations, dancing and performing on many stages around the globe. She was faculty of the School of Dance and taught ballet, modern, jazz, tap, lyrical dance and choreography. She has also taught the dance team “With Graceful Praise” at Boni’s and has been the dance director at her church, WoodsEdge Community Church. Currently she teaches a lyrical style worship dance class at Boni”s where they have opportunities to perform locally in the community.

Lisa Herrington was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She is a self taught artist and percussionist who was drawn to creative expression early on. Her mother plays piano and accordion and her father is a professional steel guitarist who has played with several well known musicians. At the age of 4, Lisa began drawing and playing drums. By age 7 she started playing publicly at her grandfather’s church and within 3 years she was traveling the country with her dad and other musicians playing at churches, music halls, auditoriums and private events. By 2002, Lisa began exhibiting her work in solo and group shows at such venues as Gallery 19, Eastman Gallery, Mo Mong and George R. Brown Convention Center. As she progressed as an artist, Lisa’s dream of her own studio was realized. She began faux finishing in 2007 as an extension of her artistic work. Lisa treats each faux finishing project as a unique work of art making no project exactly alike. Lisa is still playing drums and plays in a local band called Soul Fixx. She co-writes songs with lead singer, Shanti Marsena and they are working on their first cd.

Virginia Garrigos is the Founding Director of Young Artist Art Studio. She has been an Artist all of her life however, she has been an Art Instructor for the past 10 years. In 2012 she decided to open her own art studio in The Woodlands, Texas. She teaches painting, drawing techniques and sculpting to children and adults.
Her goal is to create a friendly and relaxed environment where they can develop their imagination and their creative ideas can reflect their individual personalities. Young Artist Art Studio provides the knowledge of various elements of Fine Arts and the ability to allow for personal interpretation, imagination and self-expression. The students are able to create their own unique art. As a teacher her goal is for children and adults to be inspired in art education. She teaches her students not only to draw and to paint, but also to encourage her students to think outside the box and become a truly creative individual.

Concepcion Garrigos born and raise in Mexico, has 3 married children and 8 grandchildren. Always very dedicated to her family and her love for crochet and jewlery. She designs most of her garments and makes everything by hand to give her personal touch from scarfs, children dresses and women apparel.

Emily Taye Nolte likes to dabble in all fields of art (e.g. viola performance, visual arts, literature, philosophy and cultural studies). Her BA in Humanities and International Development is a reflection of that. Now that that degree is a decade old and she’s a mother of four, most of that artistic drive gets channeled into flamboyant Babylegs, reading Segullah and creating colorful towers of excessive amounts of fruit in her kitchen. Her still-life of fruit in the HMAS normally presides over the perishable, more contemporary versions at home. She has been a violist with the Houston Sinfonietta and the Houston Civic Symphony, but is on leave with her new baby. She dreams of playing folk music on porches and unplugged in living rooms, but for now is surrounded by the cacophony of her kids simultaneously practicing three conflicting instruments. Life is made rich by her favorite person by her side, her husband Mark; perhaps when they are in their nineties they will tire of going to bookstores together and talking about every topic way too late at night.

Lindsey Harper’s love for art began as a child and served as an outlet during her teenage years. She excelled in her high school art classes only to take a hiatus from art in college where she studied Spanish, met her husband, and had her first of two children. As a new mother, she craved the variety and challenge of art and slowly started taking on projects with acrylics, oils, and watercolors. Today Lindsey is finding more time to advance her painting skills. Her lifelong appreciation for nature and for global architecture has led to travels that influence much of her work.

Kim Childers is a blessed mother of two wonderful young men. She has a BFA, MA and Doctoral credits in Dance. Kim has been teaching dance and Pilates for over 20 years. She is currently teaching at Studio A Pilates in the Woodlands.

Zahra Ali

Trina Belbin

Galu Escobar

*UPDATED 4/4

Directions to show

Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio is located in The Woodlands, TX.
If you are coming North Bound on I-45:
Exit Research Forest
Turn left to go under the freeway onto Research Forest.
Stay on Research Forest (around 2 miles)
Turn left at Forest Crossing (not a stop light). It will be after the Technology Forest light and before Gosling light.
The studio will be on the left hand side of the road

Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio
9102 Forest Xing
The Woodlands, TX 77381-1124

Call For Artists

Title: Houston Mother’s Art Show: Perspective of a Mother

Date: Saturday Evening, April 13th, 6:30 p.m.

Location: Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio, The Woodlands

Come join us in celebrating women who are both mothers and artists.
This event will take place for one evening of art viewing and live
performances and all local mothers in the arts are encouraged to apply
and attend the event. Submissions will be accepted for both
professional and amateur artists. The theme is: Perspective of a Mother.

Visual Artist: All mediums including to pottery, drawing, glass, printmaking, painting, jewelry, 2D, 3D and photography. 2D work must be able to be hung on a wall to be considered. 2D work should be no larger that 4′ wide. Each artist may submit up to three works for consideration. For 3D work, you may submit one large work and for small 3D work you may submit more then 3 and will be considered on a case by case bases. You will be responsible to bring your work the afternoon of the show. Your art work may be for sale but you will be responsible for handling all money.

Performing Artist: All forms including but not limited to dancer, pianist, vocalist, instrumentalist and actress. You may have 1 to 8 performers in a single piece. Not everyone in you group has to be a mother but please keep in mind that that is who we are featuring.  Each performance must be less then 5 minutes. We will provide a piano, microphone, C.D. and mp3/ipod players and a music stand. Anything else you need, you will be responsible to bring (instruments, props, costumes, etc). You are responsible to rehearse on your own but you may attend a optional dress rehearsal the afternoon of the show.

If any of these requirements do not work for you but you would really like to participate please e-mail me at brittanymoss@hotmail.com. I will do my best to accommodate you.

Entry Fee: $10

Please note all performer perform at their own risk.

Houston Mother’s Art Show: Perspective of a Mother

I’m so excited to announce the first annual Houston Mother’s Art Show. The theme this year will be the Perspective of a Mother.  The show will exhibit performing and visual artists. I am amazed by the amount of women I meet who are also artist. Most of their stories have one thing in common, they have stopped, slowed down or put on hold their art for their families. This evening is to showcase and celebrate them.

When: Saturday Night, April 13th, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Boni’s Dance and Performing Arts Studio, The Woodlands

Thank you to Bonnie Schuetz who has donated her beautiful studio for the event. The visual art exhibit will be open the entire event and there will be performances intermittently.

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