First Friday, Blaffer Art Museum,


Sep 01 2023

Flesh and Bone | First Friday Art Tours

First Friday Tour featuring Erika Mei Chua Holum and Nohelia Vargas Bolivar


Friday, September 1, 2023 | 12:00pm

**Free lunch provided after the Tour**


Blaffer Art Museum. You’re invited to join us in-person for First Friday Exhibition tours!


We invite you to dive into Christopher Myers: of all creatures that can feel and think and John Guzman: Flesh and Bone with Erika Mei Chua Holum (assistant curator) and Nohelia Vargas Bolivar (docent). The conversational tour will explore how Myers’s fabric works, stained glass, and sculptures tell stories that mine the space between archive, myth, and the origin of ideas. We will uncover the methods and motivations behind the monumental paintings and drawings of John Guzman, which draw upon the artist’s experience living in San Antonio to make abstracted works including figurative elements, mining psychological and physical states.


Nohelia Vargas Bolivar is a Venezuelan artist based in Houston. Her work combines painting, sculpture, and animation. She earned her BFA from the University of Houston with an Area of concentration in Painting and Art History, and a MFA from Tufts University. Vargas currently works as a docent at the Blaffer Art Museum and as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Clear Lake and Art League.

Afterwards, stay for conversation and lunch (on us!).