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10:00 am

Antena is a language justice and language experimentation collaborative founded in 2010 by Jen Hofer and John Pluecker, both of whom are writers, artists, literary translators, bookmakers and activist interpreters. FromJ anuary 18 – May 10, 2014, Antena will be in residence at Blaffer, where they will inhabit various spaces of the museum to explore how critical views on language can help us to reimagine and rearticulate the worlds we live in.

For more information visit: http://www.blafferartmuseum.org/antena-at-blaffer-antena-en-blaffer/

Staff Council invites all UH staff to its annual meeting with UH President Renu Khator. President Khator and Paula Myrick Short, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, will both speak. Refreshments will be served following the event.

This is an opportunity for staff to come and increase their knowledge of university issues, and to learn about impactful ways of making UH a destination university. 

For more information see the Staff Council flyer (PDF).

12:30 pm

The Leadership in the Arts Summit invites artists, arts administrators, curators, students, faculty, funders, philanthropists, community members and potential partners to come together for a collective exercise in forward thinking about the Houston arts ecology. Beyond just surviving this moment, how can we lay the foundation for future success? Featuring speakers who have reshaped the national arts funding trends, the Leadership in the Arts Summit asks: “What does it take to be a 21st Century arts community?” Through panels and open discussion, the Summit gives the arts a chance to discuss the current state of the arts in Houston and where we go from here. Panel discussions include: “Trends in Fundraising and Philanthropy,” “Audience-Community: A Spectrum of Stewardship” and featured speaker: Paul Bonin-Rodriguez on “Leading with the Artists.” 

7:30 pm

by Carlisle Floyd

 

Sung in the original English with surtitles.

A widower enters into an arranged marriage that turns out to be more than anyone bargained for. A warm, wise, and nostalgic look at small town Southern life in 1900, Cold Sassy Tree returns home to Houston. Former UH faculty member Carlisle Floyd, the dean of American opera composers, penned this valentine to a vanished world that is the “don’t miss” climax of the season.

Additional Show Times

April 5,7 at 7:30 PM
April 6 at 2:00 PM