Amy Evans Presentation "Art and Oral History" on March 28th


Join us in welcoming Amy C. Evans for her discussion on “My Houston: Documenting My Hometown Through Art and Oral History” her unique, cross-pollinating approach to oral histories and art in Houston.

Evans is an award-winning artist, writer, educator, and documentarian based in Houston, Texas. She graduated from the city's acclaimed High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA), holds a BFA in Printmaking from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an MA in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi. Amy's paintings have appeared in Southern Living, Southern Cultures, and on CNN’s Eatocracy and the Oxford American blog. Her writing has appeared in Saveur, The Bitter Southerner, The Local Palate, and Cornbread Nation 5: The Best of Southern Food Writing. Amy built the documentary program at the Southern Foodways Alliance, headquartered at the University of Mississippi, where she served as their lead oral historian for more than a decade. The Mississippi Historical Society has twice recognized her work, and Food & Wine magazine named Amy one of the “most fearsome talents” in the culinary world. She returned home to Houston in 2014 and embarked on an exciting freelance career, utilizing her varied skills and interests to explore new methods of storytelling. This experimentation birthed Amy's groundbreaking multi-media project, "My Houston," which documents her hometown through original paintings, photographs, and oral history interviews. She presented portions of this ongoing project at the Oral History Association's 2017 meeting in Minneapolis.

Who: Amy C. Evans : https://www.amycevans.com/ 
What: “My Houston: Documenting My Hometown Through Art and Oral History.”
When: Wednesday, March 28th
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Where: Agnes Arnold 210