BLACK LIVES MATTER

We at abrasiveMedia understand that the recent deaths of African Americans at the hands of their fellow citizens are part of a continuum of brutality against black minds, bodies, and souls that predates the founding of this nation. We acknowledge that anti-Black racist ideology was foundational to the formation of our democracy and the institutions that comprise it. Thus, we …

Project Awake cast in rehearsal at Dance East

Long-time Dream Comes to Life

Share this Post One of our very first program ideas was for a school show, which was birthed this year as Project Awake. The dream for this abrasiveMedia project began in 2005 but shortly after articulating the program and putting it on paper, we knew deep in our guts that we weren’t ready to do it—though we didn’t really know …

All Good Things…

After 6 years in Houston Station, abrasiveMedia is moving! Gordon and Elizabeth Gilbreath of Houston Station have championed us, taught us, and supported us since the day we moved in. But all good things must come to an end. We’ve begun as scheduled on our next round of strategic planning for the organization. “abrasiveMedia 2020: Vivid Vision for our Future” …

Two Artists Talk Trauma and Truth

Share this Post Pictured: Left, Kristen Chapman Gibbons. Right, “Rise” artist Nina Covington. What follows is the documentation of a process so intimate, we rarely speak of it. The process of the recovery of voice. What you see in both of our stories is not our “damage” alone, it is the determined and intentional way we’ve displayed the pieces. I …

Rise by Nina Covington

Nina Convington’s RISE opens Sept 2 for Art Crawl

Nina Covington’s ‘Rise’ explores the artist’s journey through healing and the triumph of will and indomitable spirit. Using her iconic long exposure photography as the base for evocative mixed media pieces combined with poetry, Covington creates an environment for conversations on the trials of life. Rise is free to view and open to the public at abrasiveMedia during the Arts …