Pete Gershon “Collision” A History of the Contemporary Arts Scene in Houston

Glassell School of Art

Sep. 5, 2018, 05:30 pm

5101 Montrose Blvd

HOUSTON, TEXAS ~ On Wednesday, September 5, Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) invites members and guests to a lecture from Pete Gershon on his new book, “Collision: The Contemporary Art Scene in Houston, 1972–1985,” which presents a survey of Houston’s art scene during a transformative decade.

The lecture will begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Glassell School of Art, 5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006. The evening will conclude with a tour of the exhibition curated by Gershon at the Glassell School gallery, featuring artists working during the years covered by the book. Copies will be available for sale and signing following the event.

Pete Gershon is the program coordinator for the Core Residency Program at the Glassell School of Art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the author of “Painting the Town Orange: Houston’s Visionary Art Environments.” He resides in Houston.

Visual Arts Alliance (VAA) is an educational organization for serious practitioners of the visual arts and interested members of the general public. Founded in Houston, TX in 1981, VAA is an all-volunteer-run, 501(c)3, nonprofit organization. In addition to educational and recreational programs, VAA also produces professionally juried art exhibitions providing opportunities for members and non-members to have their work professionally judged and viewed by the general public.  For membership details and more information, visit

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