The Lucky Seven: Adventures Of The New Saints By Stephanie Saint Sanchez

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The Lucky Seven: Adventures Of The New Saints By Stephanie Saint Sanchez
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Art League Houston says
Art League Houston (ALH) is excited to present 'The Lucky Seven: Adventures of the New Saints', an exhibition in the ALH Main Gallery featuring photography, sculpture and video by Houston-based filmmaker & curator Stephanie Saint Sanchez. Inspired by the history of the Patron Saints, who have traditionally been used as intercessors and advocates in heaven for a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person, this exhibition playfully tells the story of seven new patron saints who have been created in response to present-day socio-political issues, and everyday living. The opening reception is Friday May 8, 6 - 9 PM with an artist talk at 6:30 PM.

The Lucky Seven include:

St. Anglo de Gated Communiti
Patron Saint of protection of wealth

St. Velveeta of Sheboygan
Patron Saint of processed pasteurized cheese food

St. Tierra of Azucar
Patron Saint of oddly named Texas Towns

St. Schmatta of Arme-Salut
Patron Saint of second hand clothing stores

St. Mortua of Giggleheim
Saint of people who die laughing

St. Qwerty Perdida
Patron Saint of lost passwords

St. Simon K. Si y La Jovencita de Shenanigans
Patron Saints of bad ideas and his child apprentice of pranks

St. Aethelwird of Hirsute-Moire
Patron Saint of bearded drag queens.

Each Saint will be honored in an elaborate altarpiece, with candles, daily prayers, and other significant trinkets. The Lucky Seven will also be featured in a short film, depicting the trials and triumphs faced as they deal with the complexities of modern day life. Throughout the exhibit, viewers will be invited to post petitions and prayers to the new saints using post-it notes specifically blessed by the artist.

ABOUT STEPHANIE SAINT SANCHEZ

Stephanie Saint Sanchez is a by-any-means-necessary media artist, movie maker, and instigator. As founder of La Chicana Laundry Pictures, she has made over 25 award-winning, genre-bending shorts. She also started the SeƱorita Cinema film festival, the only all Latina Film Festival in Texas. She is a recipient of a S.W.A.M.P. Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship, The Idea Fund, and Lawndale Artist Studio Program. www.lachicanalaundrypictures.com
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