2018 Stories 08-13-2018 UH Painting Professor Wins Rome Prize in Visual Art Michael Ray Charles looks forward to intensive research and creative exploration at the American Academy of Rome. 08-01-2018 New Horizons: Messages from the Directors KGMCA leaders look forward to the 2018 – 2019 academic year. 07-30-2018 A Bite-Sized ‘Hamlet’ Isn’t a Bad Thing Houston Chronicle awed by “terrific performances” at the Houston Shakespeare Festival. 07-27-2018 A Woman Playing Hamlet? Taking On Gender Roles In Shakespeare At this year’s Houston Shakespeare Festival, many women are playing roles that have traditionally been played by men. 07-27-2018 HSF Kicks Off Tonight Dr. Rob Shimko, director of the School of Theatre & Dance, highlights all the festival has in store. 07-27-2018 This Film Might Make You Live Longer Anton Vidokle’s “Immortality for All: A Film Trilogy on Russian Cosmism” at Blaffer Art Museum proves provocative. 07-25-2018 Rising UH Composer Hones Craft as First Bosarge Affiliated Fellow Carlos Cordero focused on commissions during the month-long fellowship in Rome. 07-25-2018 The Greatness of ‘Hamlet’ is the Question it Asks Us Houston Chronicle unpacks the enduring power of the Shakespeare classic. 07-24-2018 Houston Mayor Declares July 27 ‘Houston Shakespeare Festival Day’ HSF runs from July 27 through August 5 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 07-24-2018 Young Audiences of Houston and UH Dance Program Launch Arts for Learning Lab The new program is designed for professional artists interested in entering the arts education field. 07-23-2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival’s ‘The Comedy of Errors’ Casts Two Actors as Both Sets of Twins UH alumni Crash Buist and Andrew Garrett tackle the roles originally intended for four actors. 07-20-2018 The First Female Hamlet in This Year’s Houston Shakespeare Festival “It’s one of the greatest roles ever written and the chance to say these words that are so iconic — to explore the journey that Hamlet goes on is a gift,” says UH alumna Shannon Hill. 07-19-2018 ‘To Be, or Not to Be?’ UH Alumna Plays the Role of Hamlet in Houston Shakespeare Festival Powerhouse actress Shannon Hill sits down with morning dose. to talk more about the role and coming back to perform in Houston. 07-19-2018 It’s Double Trouble at the 2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival UH alumni Crash Buist and Andrew Garrett play two sets of twins in ‘The Comedy of Errors.’ 07-18-2018 Alumni Spotlight: Michael Thatcher Makes Broadway Debut Michael Thatcher takes the stage in “The Play That Goes Wrong” as Robert and Trevor. 07-17-2018 Concert Chorale Wins Grand Prize in Hungary UH singers stunned audiences at Béla Bartók International Choir Competition. 07-16-2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival Expands Kids Days with New Partners Houston Public Library and Children’s Museum of Houston host events on July 19 and 25. 07-09-2018 Powerhouse Actress Makes Houston Shakespeare Festival Debut as Hamlet UH alumna Shannon Hill talks about preparing for the rigorous role. 07-09-2018 College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts to Host Colour of Music Festival The five-day festival will showcase musicians, composers and classical music scholars of African descent. 07-02-2018 Moores School of Music: A Place Where Your Passion Will Meet Excellence Study International spotlights UH in round-up of five world-class music schools. 06-28-2018 UH Singers Head to Hungary! Concert Chorale invited to prestigious Béla Bartók International Choir Competition. 06-27-2018 Women Take Charge in 2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival Enjoy free performances of “Hamlet” and “The Comedy of Errors” from July 27 – August 5 at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 06-26-2018 Texas Music Festival to Cap 2018 Season with Grammy-Winning Maestro Hans Graf Graf returns for his first Houston to present the grand finale concert. 06-26-2018 Agents of Change KGMCA leaders look to the future at Association of Arts Administration Educators conference. 06-25-2018 After Nationwide Search, Blaffer Art Museum Welcomes Cynthia Woods Mitchell Curatorial Fellow Tyler Blackwell brings a wealth of contemporary art knowledge to museum position. 06-22-2018 Aspiring Actors Learn the Ropes from Theatre Pros at Camp Shakespeare Kids work with UH theatre faculty, professional actors at new Houston Shakespeare Festival summer camp. 06-21-2018 The Texas Music Festival At UH Is Paving The Way For Diversity In Classical Music The long-time festival attracts top young musicians from around world to Houston, enriching our present and future music scene. 06-20-2018 She Sings. She Dances. She Plays The Violin. Upcoming concert at UH features Eden MacAdam-Somer, who combines the violin, singing and percussive dance into a unique performance. 06-19-2018 Artadia Announces 2018 Awardees “[UH Professor] Dana Frankfort’s dedication to process, formal experimentation, and the depths and pleasures of color animate a body of paintings in which she explores the legibility, visual potency, and dissolution of written words.” 06-18-2018 Art Daybook: ‘Atlas’ Holds Up Time Felix Kalmenson’s sculptural video installation beckons viewers with a promise of discovery, enticingly futuristic but also slightly vintage-looking. 06-15-2018 Timothy Hester to Perform Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 at Texas Music Festival The Moores School of Music professor celebrates his 27th year with the festival. 06-14-2018 Houston Shakespeare Festival Kicks Off Season with Camp Shakespeare The next generation of thespians learn the Bard basics. 06-14-2018 Coming Full Circle with the Texas Music Festival First-time TMF Orchestra Fellow Chris Grijalva performs at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, a stage with special meaning to him. 06-14-2018 From Houston To Kabul And Back Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series guest artist Eden MacAdam-Somer performs at UH Sunday, June 24. 06-06-2018 UH and MFAH Announce Partnership Focused on Latino/Latin American Art and Culture A new collaboration offers UH students unprecedented access to museum resources. 06-05-2018 UH Students Receive Record Number of Fulbrights in 2017-18 Madeline Styskal, a recent graduate from the Moores School of Music, heads to Russia as an English teaching assistant. 06-01-2018 President Khator Expounds Upon the Value of the Arts at UH At UH, we are striving to touch as many lives as we can with the rewards that the arts offer us. 06-01-2018 UH Trumpet Player Up for Musical Challenge Megan Wade moves closer to her dream with the Texas Music Festival. 06-01-2018 Hear Music Made Famous in “2001: A Space Odyssey” at Texas Music Festival “Cosmic Beginnings” features music by Strauss on June 9. 05-31-2018 Honoring a Houston Legend Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series closes on June 24 with Eden MacAdam-Somer. 05-31-2018 KGMCA Musician Joins Elite Rank of Performers at Texas Music Festival Elena Murphy, one of only three UH clarinet graduate students, performs as a TMF orchestra fellow. 05-30-2018 Texas Music Festival Goes to Space Conductor Franz Anton Krager has a blast with Houston Life. 05-23-2018 A Top Arts Destination Public Art of the UH System is one of the most impressive collections in the nation. 05-23-2018 Getting to Know Andrew Davis, Dean of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts As founding dean, Davis wants students to think about their disciplines on a holistic level and not be afraid to take risks. 05-23-2018 Raise Your Hand: UH Student Hopes to Elevate Music Education Christine Oakes wins new scholarship for aspiring teachers. 05-22-2018 Radical Research: Art History Professor Named Inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow Natilee Harren’s work on Fluxus artists earned her one of ten fellowships. 05-18-2018 Hans Graf Returning to Houston for Texas Music Festival TMF welcomes the Grammy Award-winning maestro to UH for a concert featuring three Shostakovich works. 05-17-2018 Demystifying Contemporary Art for Contemporary Audiences Blaffer Art Museum gives students the chance to experience contemporary art first-hand at the University of Houston. 05-16-2018 University of Houston Applauds KGMCA Musicologist for Outstanding Research Moores Professor of Music Howard Pollack researches and writes about music, often by way of critically acclaimed biographies of composers. 05-14-2018 Nationally Known Expert in Piano Teaching to Lead UH Moores School of Music Courtney Crappell steps into the role of director on June 1. 05-11-2018 ReProgram is the Program for UH Graphic Designers In the Netherlands, Isabella Serimontrikul will have the chance to examine the expectations and social impact of design. 05-10-2018 Visual Translation: International Language of Design Award-winning designs by Camille Espinas, Julio Aguirre, Esalee Andrade-Guerrero and Isaac Sanchez address social issues and modes of communication. 05-08-2018 Arts+Culture Looks Forward to ‘147 Devices for Integrated Principles’ Husband-wife artist duo Hillerbrand+Magsamen address the growing tension of social disconnect and denigration of human connection with this new, striking multimedia performance. 04-23-2018 UH Dancers Shine in Introspective, Politically-Charged Works The spring dance showcase, “Ensemble Dance Works,” runs from April 27 – 29. 04-19-2018 Michigan Opera Theatre Welcomes UH Mezzo-Soprano as Studio Artist Katherine DeYoung will perform in “Hansel and Gretel” and “Candide” in the 2018 – 19 season. 04-17-2018 UH Moment: Revitalizing Buffalo Bayou Graphic design students contribute to a valuable recreational and community space that will give life back to that area. 04-16-2018 What Makes Museum Visits So Valuable? Blaffer Has the Answer Student research projects explore learning laboratories and the power of students in museums. 04-16-2018 Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Review by Free Press Houston “[T]he exhibition, as a whole, was powerful and vibrant.” 04-14-2018 Highlights from UH’s 40th Annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition From neon paintings to inspired assemblage, Glasstire was blown away by the quality of work on display. 04-12-2018 Music Fit for a Queen or Two Arts+Culture Texas salutes Ars Lyrica Houston’s vivid “Long Live the Queen” performance, featuring UH’s Concert Chorale. 04-12-2018 The Making of ‘Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead’ at UH Cooglife illuminates the heart and hard work that made this show possible. 04-11-2018 Design Project Aims to ‘Cross Horizons’ Between Second, Fifth Wards “Encounter,” created by graphic design and creative writing students, features interactive installations in historic Houston sites along the Buffalo Bayou. 04-06-2018 Reguarding Room Exhibition at UH Libraries Hosted by the art collective CamLab, co-founded by UH art history professor Anna Mayer, the exhibition features miniature re-creations of feminist works of art. 04-05-2018 CounterCurrent18 is Number 1 on Glasstire’s Top 5 The Mitchell Center for the Arts’ annual CounterCurrent festival is back with a week chock-full of performances, installations, and various other programs. 04-05-2018 Texas Music Festival to Pack Star Power with ‘Cosmic Beginnings’ TMF launches the 2018 Orchestra Series with a space spectacular pairing of Strauss and Holst space-themed masterpieces. 04-05-2018 CounterCurrent18 Highlights Empowerment of Women The festival, which runs from April 10 - 15, celebrates the art of our time. 04-04-2018 UH Students Create Public Art Project for Buffalo Bayou’s East Sector Six site-specific interactive installations by graphic design and creative writing tap into Houston’s history. 04-02-2018 In the Studio: The Art of Observation Hibah Osman and Donnie Villemez craft complex modes of connection by analyzing the world around them. 03-29-2018 In the Studio: Atmospheric Echoes Charis Ammon and Jordan McGroary capture fleeting moments that would otherwise be lost in the day-to-day shuffle. 03-26-2018 So, You’re Thinking of Going to the Opera…in Jeans Moores Opera House makes opera accessible through captivating stories and expressive acting that’ll leave you saying “Oh, I’ve been through that before.” 03-22-2018 The Cost of Competition Hitting the high note isn’t the only obstacle UH vocal student Kanisha Feliciano has to overcome at the Mondavi Center. 03-21-2018 In the Studio: Flashing Lights and Fluorescent Skulls Influenced by Pop Art and humor, Alton DuLaney and Gao Hang ensnare viewers with large-scale, dynamic work. 03-20-2018 On Loss and Love in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ Kelsey Busboom talks about the play’s themes of coping with family death, wanting what you can’t have and actually getting it. 03-19-2018 Meet the Artists: 2018 Fellows Make Art in the Third Ward CASE and Project Row Houses introduce artists who aim to capture the Third Ward’s history, struggles and identity. 03-19-2018 Buffalo Bayou’s East Sector Debuts Cool New Public Art in April UH students and Buffalo Bayou team up for East Sector art. 03-17-2018 Taking it Personally Artists lead the way with poignant, political works at CounterCurrent18. 03-15-2018 In the Studio: Historians, Ancestors and Myth Makers History offers a trove of inspiration for Jonathan Read, Isaac Farley and Jesus Gonzalez. 03-15-2018 A Leap of Her Own CounterCurrent18 artist and Houston dancer Laura Gutierrez challenges the notion of where art can take place. 03-14-2018 Suzanne Lacy: Right Time, Right Place Experimental Action reflects on Suzanne Lacy’s powerful artist talk presented as part of UH’s interdisciplinary masterclass Against All Suns. 03-07-2018 In the Studio: Material Motivation Heather Bisesti and Suzette Mouchaty find inspiration in found objects and raw materials. 03-05-2018 CounterCurrent Festival Announces Plans for 2018 Mitchell Center showcases groundbreaking local, national and international artists in free festival from April 10 – 15. 03-05-2018 Create, Collaborate with the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Study International spotlights the array of leading visual and performing arts programs offered at UH. 03-01-2018 Houston Symphony’s Grammy Award-Winning Opera Staged by UH Alumna Moores Opera House Manager Kristin Johnson (B.A. Vocal Performance Education ’99) stage directed the striking production of “Wozzeck.” 02-28-2018 KGMCA Announces Inaugural Marie T. Bosarge Affiliated Fellowship Moores School of Music student to spend summer residency at American Academy in Rome. 02-22-2018 An Invitation to Perform SingRAE Choir, led by UH alumna Alyssa Plumb (M.M. ’09), sings at the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Convention. 02-21-2018 Major Opera-tunity: Moores Singers Win at National Opera Association Competition NOA awards Brian Yeakley (M.M. Applied Music ’14) and Katherine DeYoung (M.M. Vocal Performance ’18) for outstanding performances. 02-20-2018 Meet the Musicians: Jazz Festival Enjoy the 21st annual Jazz Festival from February 23 – 24 at Moores School of Music. 02-20-2018 Unpredictability of Past is Theme of Exhibitions at Blaffer Art Museum Two shows that reflect on uses of history run through August 11. 02-20-2018 This Artist is Blooming All Across Houston Twenty-four-year-old UH artist Tyler Kay (M.A. Arts Leadership ’18) wants you to see the beauty in life. 02-16-2018 Fridays at Moores Continues with a Night of Murder, Mystery and Intrigue Find out “Whodunit” with AURA Contemporary Ensemble on March 2. 02-14-2018 ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ Tackles Personality and Prejudice Prepare to laugh and cry during the premiere of “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” at the UH Quintero Theatre on February 16. 02-09-2018 A Hope and a Prayer: MSM Student Wins VoxPopuli Award at International Competition Carlos Cordero (M.M. Composition ’18) sets St. Teresa of Avila’s prayer “Nada Te Turbe” to music for mixed choir. 02-01-2018 Follow the Leader Hometown “sheroe” alumna Caroline Docwra (M.A. Arts Leadership ’17) helps Houston’s artists realize their dreams. 01-31-2018 On the Brink of WWII, ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ Confronts Prejudice at Home Alfred Uhry’s Tony Award-winning play opens at UH on February 16. 01-31-2018 2017 Art in Review: 2 Fast 2 Furious KGMCA visual artists stole the spotlight in Free Press Houston's end-of-year review. 01-30-2018 UH Alumnus and Cliburn Medalist Returns for International Piano Festival Kenny Broberg will perform Friday, February 2 at Moores Opera House. 01-24-2018 Please Mind the GAP University of Houston Graphic Alumni Partnership pays it forward to tomorrow’s designers. 01-19-2018 Meet the Musicians: IPF From the newly-minted to the well-seasoned — the International Piano Festival brings some of the world’s best artists to the Moores Opera House. 01-18-2018 Texas Studio: UH School of Theatre & Dance's Elizabeth Keel Arts+Culture Texas spotlights the KGMCA graduate playwright. 01-10-2018 Public Art of the UH System Hosts ‘An Evening with Frank Stella’ Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Stella’s “Euphonia” at the Moores Opera House on February 9. 01-10-2018 The Power of Expression Theatre student Muhammad Khaerisman talks about his desire to create art that enables people to talk to one another. 01-10-2018 Bloated, Full of Hot Air: Sergio Prego's Art Mimics Society Houston Chronicle visits the conceptual sculptor's solo exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum. 01-08-2018 Strings Attached Moores School of Music partners with the Houston Youth Symphony to offer a hands-on internship to music education students. 01-05-2018 A Rose-Colored Experience The Buzz Magazines' Mackenzie Ward visits Sergio Prego's exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum. 01-04-2018 Just an Illusion The art of stage combat, explained by the School of Theatre & Dance's resident combat choreographers. 01-03-2018 The Art of the Matter Three UH artists make their mark on the city. 01-02-2018 The Results are In: UH School of Theatre & Dance Shines in 2017 Houston Chronicle highlights University of Houston students, alumni and productions. 2017 Stories 12-29-2017 Year in the Arts: Harvey Couldn't Wash Away Cultural Issues, Museum Construction or Show of Talent Among Houston Chronicle's 2017 highlights are Garreth Broesche's 'Bout a Stranger' and Toby Kamps' new role at Blaffer. 12-20-2017 Capturing the Short, Glamorous Life of John Latouche The New York Times reviews Moores School of Music professor Howard Pollack’s biography of the temperamental but beloved lyricist. 12-20-2017 M.F.A. Student Wins Spot on City Council with ‘Vote Art’ Campaign Alton DuLaney (M.F.A. ’18) has big plans for the tiny town of Splendora, Texas. 12-19-2017 Another Year, Another Big Win for Moores Opera Center The National Opera Association awards UH for “The Inspector” and “Romeo and Juliet.” 12-18-2017 Unveiling ‘The Angel’s Key’ at UH The John M. O’Quinn Foundation gifts painting by Texas artist Dorothy Hood to UH in honor of KGMCA. 12-14-2017 Meet Alan E. Hicks, Associate Producer, Stage Director and Assistant Professor at the Moores Opera Center The Moores School of Music’s new Jack-of-all-trades talks teaching philosophy, Houston’s performing arts scene and the January operas. 12-13-2017 History in the Re-Making: MSM Professor Revives Historical Mass Jeffrey Sposato partners with Mendelssohn’s conservatory to bring 200-year-old music to life. 12-12-2017 A Look At The Overlooked: Artist Turns Street Debris Into Art Gabriel Martinez collects broken glass from the streets of Houston and makes it much harder to overlook. 12-12-2017 Remember December: Submerged in Type School of Art's Sibylle Hagmann reflects on the resilience of her students in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. 12-12-2017 Art Show About Houston's East End on Exhibit "Encounter," a collaborative art show by UH graphic design and creative writing students with Buffalo Bayou Partnership, is on display at the historic Sunset Coffee Building. 12-06-2017 Arts+Culture Texas Finds Striking Beauty in 'Everything Turns Away Quite Leisurely' The solo exhibition by UH artist Gabriel Martinez is on view through January, 27. 12-01-2017 'Here, We Go' Campaign Takes UH New Heights Record $154M raised in 2017, including the $20M naming gift for the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts. 11-29-2017 Beyond Her Wildest Dreams: UH Grad Student Joins MFAH A practicum opened the door for Briana Gonzalez (M.A. Arts Leadership ’17). 11-27-2017 Student Showcase a Big ‘Win’ for Undergrad Playwright Q&A with Will Inman (B.F.A. Playwriting ’18) about his original dark comedy “Winners.” 11-23-2017 Ignite Your Creativity: Study Music at KGMCA Study International spotlights the Moores School of Music. 11-20-2017 Houston Grand Opera Honors Veterans with Profound Concert Series MSM alumnus Mark Buller (D.M.A. ’15) tapped for capstone “Veterans Songbook” composition. 11-17-2017 Sisterhood is Powerful KGMCA pays homage to historic Women’s Conference through multi-disciplinary art festival in the Wilhelmina Grove. 11-17-2017 What If Grandma Was A Professional Wrestler Back In The Day? "Luchadora!" playwright talks to Houston Matters about how studying with Edward Albee at UH shaped his writing career. 11-15-2017 The Best of Both Worlds: Moores School of Music Sends Coogs Abroad to Music Capitol A new exchange program allows UH students to study at prestigious conservatory in Leipzig, Germany. 11-10-2017 High School and College Theater Taking Bold Risks Houston Chronicle is blown away by UH's "Topdog/Underdog" production. 11-10-2017 UH School Of Music Offers New Performance Series Houston Matters talks to MSM's Blake Wilkins about the new music series Fridays at Moores. 11-04-2017 UH Production of 'Topdog/Underdog' an Expressionistic Feat School of Theatre & Dance's production of Suzan-Lori Parks' darkly comic tragedy wins over Houston Press. 11-03-2017 Q&A with UH Alumnus, Critically Acclaimed Playwright of 'Luchadora!' Alvaro Saar Rios (B.A. Creative Writing ’01) talks about his creative process and how Texas continues to inspire his work. 11-03-2017 Recitals Honor Late Violinist Fredell Lack Sharman Plesner, a former student of Fredell Lack, tells Houston Matters how her upcoming recital honors her late mentor. 11-01-2017 GRaSP-ing the Concept: Two UH Designers Showcase Research Jinyong Choi (M.F.A. Graphic Design ’19) and Derek Witucki (M.F.A. Graphic Design ’19) present at Graduate Research and Scholarship Projects Day. 10-31-2017 Up-and-Coming UH Designer Rises to the Top at Live Design Challenge Daniel Cardoza (B.F.A. Graphic Design ’16) wins AIGA’s Command X competition. 10-30-2017 The Show Goes On...Somewhere Else: The Post-Harvey Scramble for Space The Alley Theatre jumped on the search for a new location for Rajiv Joseph’s "Describe the Night," landing at the UH School of Theatre & Dance. 10-18-2017 The Daily Cougar Ponders Mysterious and Perplexing 'Statue of Four Lies' The statue, created by UH alumni artist group The Art Guys, is meant to unsettle and engage passersby. 10-17-2017 Comedy and World Premiere Highlight UH Moores Opera Season The 2017-18 opera season kicks off with "The Love for Three Oranges." 10-17-2017 Seven Talented Young Houston Actors to Watch Not one, but two UH School of Theatre & Dance alumni made the cut! 10-17-2017 Success Story: Grad Student Joins Alley Theatre’s New Special Events Team Rebecca Ayres (M.A. Arts Leadership ’18) brings her expertise to the historic theatre. 10-16-2017 Success Story: Doors Open for Grad Student Using PR Expertise to Spotlight Local Arts Organizations Kristen Turner (M.A. Arts Leadership ’18) is applying marketing skills to her true passion — classical music. 10-10-2017 Public Art at UH System Announces Death of Beloved Artist UH remembers Lawrence Argent, creator of "Your Move" sculpture. 10-04-2017 Coogs Take New York Graphic design students spend senior trip in the "City that Never Sleeps." 10-03-2017 School of Theatre & Dance Opens Season with 'Man and Superman' “We are quite lucky as a community that we get to present and see such a show,” says Assistant Director Sophia Watt. 10-02-2017 Projections and Partlets: UH School of Theatre & Dance Snags Two Houston Press Theatre Awards Alumnus Clint Allen (M.F.A. Theatre ’12) awarded for ‘Best Lighting’ and staffer Margaret Crowley for ‘Best Costumes.’ 09-29-2017 Meet Toby Kamps, Blaffer Art Museum’s Director Q&A with Blaffer’s new director and chief curator. 09-27-2017 Q&A with Stars of Theatre’s Season Opener ‘Man and Superman’ Dramaturg Elizabeth Keel (M.F.A. ’18) interviews Alan Brincks (M.F.A. ’18) and Madison Hart (M.F.A. ’18) about the witty battle of the sexes. 09-27-2017 University of Houston Public Art Tours Enjoy a stroll through campus the first Friday of each month. 09-26-2017 'Evening at the Talk House:' A Dystopian World Where Theater is Not Valued Catastrophic Theatre's 2017-18 season opens with "Evening at the Talk House," co-directed by School of Theatre & Dance Director Rob Shimko. 09-25-2017 'Fridays at Moores’ Offers a Fresh Spin on Date Night City Book talks to Associate Professor Rob Smith about the new music series and making chamber music cool. 09-21-2017 The Show Must Go On: Alley Theatre Kicks Off New Season at UH Alley Board Members and VIPs enjoy world premiere of “Describe the Night” at the School of Theatre & Dance. 09-20-2017 Grad Student Leads Community Art Projects in Greece Tyler Kay (M.A. Arts Leadership '18) broadened her career as an artist by taking her work to another part of the world. 09-19-2017 UH to Host Alley Theatre’s Season Opener After 20-Day Scramble School of Theatre & Dance hosts "Describe the Night" through October 15. 09-18-2017 An Interview with The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum Free Press Houston talks to one of the founders of the artist and activist duo The Yes Men. 09-15-2017 Houston Press Looks Forward to Yes Men at UH At the Mitchell Center's 2017 Artist Lecture, Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno will speak about employing humor as a form of activism. 09-14-2017 Legacy of Legendary Instructor Honored with Violin Series The Moores School of Music kicks off the Fredell Lack Legacy Violin Series on September 17 with a recital by Maurice Sklar. 09-13-2017 Remembering Fredell Lack, Virtuoso Violinist and Beloved Professor The University of Houston professor inspired countless students during her 50-year tenure at the Moores School of Music. 09-13-2017 The Yes Men Blend Laughs, Progressive Activism The Yes Men want to do the right things for the world. Always believably, and with a smile. But never with permission. 09-11-2017 Let’s Get Lost: Enjoy the Journey with New Work by UH Grad Students, Alumni Kinzelman Art Consulting organized the exhibition featuring Amanda Schilling (MFA ’19), Dylan Conner (MFA ’19) and three School of Art alumni. 09-08-2017 Emerging Artist Spends Summer at Residency in Greece Tyler Kay (MAAL ’18) led community murals on the island of Skopelos. 09-06-2017 UH Opens Doors for Next Generation of Art Leaders MA in Arts Leadership welcomes 13 new students this fall. 09-05-2017 A Match Made in Venice: KGMCA Alumna Accepted to Peggy Guggenheim Internship Program Katy Martin-Beal (MA Art History ’17) expands upon thesis at world-famous museum. 08-06-2017 Mitchell Center for the Arts Announces Lecture Featuring The Yes Men Glasstire looks forward to the 2017 Artist Lecture with satirical duo The Yes Men. 08-04-2017 NPR Showcases Works by Moores School of Music Professor ‘Pipedreams’ highlights three works by David Ashley White. 07-31-2017 Navigating the Site: Interdisciplinary Artists Investigate Ideas of Place, Geography US-French collaboration challenges students to create site-specific work in Marfa, Texas. 07-24-2017 Mayor Sylvester Turner Declares July 28 Houston Shakespeare Festival Day UH-produced festival runs at Miller Outdoor Theatre from July 28 through August 6. 07-24-2017 Festival Celebrates the Timelessness of Shakespeare's Work The Bard's influence can be seen in today’s most popular TV shows — from House of Cards to Game of Thrones. 07-21-2017 Land Marks: Scenes from a Borderscape Abinadi Meza, director of Interdisciplinary Initiatives at UH, explores the spatial complexities of the US/Mexico border. 07-20-2017 'Richard III:' The Great Persuader at the Houston Shakespeare Festival Dylan Paul (MFA Acting ’12) joins former mentor Jack Young in this harrowing production. 07-19-2017 'Twelfth Night' Offers a Night of Disguises at the Houston Shakespeare Festival UH theatre alumni take the stage in this year's intoxicating romantic comedy. 07-18-2017 From Quills to Paper Crowns: Celebrate the Bard at Houston Shakespeare Festival’s Kids Day Join HSF at Phoenicia Specialty Foods on Saturday, July 22 for a morning of arts and crafts. 07-17-2017 STEM on Stage: UH Theatre Students Help Kids Create Original Plays Students intern, teach at Alley Theatre Play Makers camp. 07-14-2017 Toby Kamps’ Big ‘Big Show’ at Lawndale The exhibition shines a light on Houston’s contemporary art scene – and spotlights several Cougar alumni and faculty. 07-07-2017 The Propeller Group Balances Commerce, Creativity Houston Chronicle describes show at Blaffer Art Museum as a "spare but elegant fever dream." 07-05-2017 ‘The Hunchback’ Returns to Houston Shakespeare Festival Jack Young, star of ‘Richard III,’ spends months preparing for the rigorous role. 06-30-2017 From Classic Lit to Ecopoetry: UH Designers, Writers Tackle the Written Word UH students win two SEGD awards for outstanding collaborative exhibitions. 06-26-2017 Houston Gets $445,000 From the NEA, and Here's Every Project Being Funded The Blaffer Art Museum and Mitchell Center each earned funding for special projects. 06-23-2017 Success Story: Moores School of Music Alumnus Secures ‘Dream Job’ James Rodriguez (DMA Vocal Performance ’15) will head the vocal pedagogy program at Texas Christian University. 06-23-2017 Broadway Veteran Among Cast in 2017 Houston Shakespeare Festival “Twelfth Night,” “Richard III” come to Miller Outdoor Theatre this summer. 06-22-2017 With Ghana ThinkTank, Houston Gets a Little Help from Afar After watching the U.S. try to solve problems of the developing world, CounterCurrent artists have decided to “develop the First World” for a change. 06-21-2017 Texas Music Festival’s Brett Mitchell Loves Football, Just Like You Our guest conductor brings a decidedly everyman vibe to the conductor’s podium. 06-20-2017 Collective Art: The Propeller Group at Blaffer Art Museum Arts+Culture Texas delves into the geopolitical histories at play in the exhibition. 06-13-2017 UH Names New Director of Blaffer Art Museum Blaffer welcomes Toby Kamps, curator of modern and contemporary art at The Menil Collection, to campus. 06-12-2017 Voice of an Angel: UH Alumna Lands Lead Role in New York City Opera Debut Kirsten Chambers (MM Vocal Performance ’03) shines in “Angels in America.” 06-11-2017 UH Alumnus Wins Silver at Prestigious Van Cliburn Piano Competition Kenny Broberg (BM Piano '16) is first Cougar to place at the "Olympics of classical music." 06-06-2017 Texas Music Festival Kicks Off with Spanish-Speaking Opera’s Greatest Star Opening celebration on June 10 pays tribute to visionary composer Daniel Catán. 05-31-2017 Adventure Awaits UH Alumnae at International Design Program in the Netherlands Madeleine Sanchez (BFA Graphic Design ’17) and Victoria Peña (BFA Graphic Design ’17) accepted into DeProgram. 05-31-2017 Moores School of Music Alumna is Key Player in 2017 Texas Music Festival Yan Shen to perform on piano during the grand opening and closing night. 05-24-2017 Interdisciplinary Artist Collective The Propeller Group Comes to UH The exhibition at Blaffer Art Museum includes gallery talks and tours aiming to connect with Houston’s Vietnamese community. 05-18-2017 Short Play Festival Selects UH Theatre Alumna’s New Work A missionary explores grief and faith in Caitlin Turnage’s (BFA Playwriting ’16) “The Holes in Human Flesh.” 05-18-2017 Blaffer Art Museum Presents First Major Exhibition of The Propeller Group The artist collective merges conceptual art with popular media. 05-17-2017 Performania: TexFest-ing For Arts+Culture Texas' Nancy Wonzy, TexFest-ing is an Olympic sport. 05-15-2017 KGMCA Celebrates First Graduating Cohort in Spring 2017 Dean Andrew Davis inspires graduating Coogs to use the life-changing power of the arts to impact the world around them. 05-03-2017 Fun in the Sun at Bayou Greenway Day Families made collaged “Nature Papers” with Blaffer Art Museum. 05-02-2017 Graduate Student's "ART Rebel" Piece Provokes Discussion Alton DuLaney is turning the controversy of the flag into art. 05-01-2017 Egypt’s Bassem Youssef and Iceland’s Jon Gnarr Know the Power of Political Satire Youssef and Gnarr hold a roundtable discussion on Tuesday at UH. 05-01-2017 What's Political Satire Good For? Bassem Youssef visits Houston to discuss the power of the joke. 04-27-2017 Broadway World Looks Forward to the 2017 Texas Music Festival Expect to be engaged, enraptured and invigorated when classical music's rising stars perform major classical and contemporary works. 04-26-2017 "The Power of Political Satire" Comes to UH Comedians Bassem Youssef and Jón Gnarr discuss satire on a global stage. 04-21-2017 Art Daybook: A Mosque on a Flat-bed Trailer Ghana Think Tank's Mobile Mosque rolled through Houston for CounterCurrent17. 04-20-2017 Dallas Chamber Symphony Closes Season With Moores School of Music Alumnus Pianist Kenny Broberg (BM '16) provided the "indisputable high point" of the evening. 04-19-2017 Vision for Diversity Drives Founding Dean of Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts Dean Andrew Davis is committed to developing the college to its fullest potential. 04-19-2017 Performance at Moores Opera House Sets Stage for Nation’s First Spanish Creative Writing Ph.D. AURA Contemporary Ensemble partners with UH's Hispanic Studies department to present "In Search Of" on April 24. 04-19-2017 CounterCurrent17's 'Snow White' Highlights Late Houston Writer’s Legacy Houston Matters remembers writer and UH alumnus Donald Barthelme. 04-18-2017 Houston's Most Extreme Arts Festival Offers Strange and Extraordinary Performances CultureMap Houston digs deep into CounterCurrent17. 04-17-2017 CounterCurrent17 Presents a Week’s Worth of World-Class Performances and Art Installations Dynamic art programming swarms Houston this week. 04-17-2017 An Evening in Images: Blaffer Color Splash Gala Colorful lights lit up the 2017 Blaffer Art Museum Gala honoring Shirley Rose. 04-14-2017 Second Annual Public Art Day Offers Priceless History Lesson UH showcases the Public Art Collection on April 22. 04-13-2017 Stage is Set for Experimental Art to Shine at CounterCurrent17 CounterCurrent17 promises to lead participants into some provocative territory. 04-13-2017 Political and Promising: The 39th MFA Exhibition at KGMCA Arts+Culture Texas considers the spectrum of work on view at Blaffer Art Museum. 04-12-2017 Glasstire Finds Heart, Hope in UH Masters of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition The MFA Thesis Exhibition is on view at Blaffer Art Museum through April 22. 04-11-2017 Obscure and Exposed: Art Installation Uses UH Campus as Canvas School of Art professor and alumna install "The Miraculous: Houston" as part of CounterCurrent17. 04-07-2017 Meet Amanda Levy (MM Vocal Performance ’18), UH’s Juliet “Romeo & Juliet” premieres tonight at the Moores Opera House. 04-07-2017 UH Alumnus and Acclaimed Pianist to Perform in Ballet Orchestra Concert The Moores School of Music and Houston Ballet Academy present a unique collaboration on April 13. 04-03-2017 “Don’t Just Give Your Ideas Away,” and Other Advice from Mitchell Center Director Karen Farber shares female leadership advice with Houstonia Magazine. 04-01-2017 The Confines of Creativity: CounterCurrent Revives "Ten Tiny Dances," Features Queer Texas Artists OutSmart takes a closer look at CounterCurrent17 programming. 03-31-2017 The A+C TX Top Ten: April Edition CounterCurrent17 makes the list of best upcoming events. 03-30-2017 UH Mezzo-Soprano Wins Top Prize at National Voice Competition Kristin Lewis Foundation awards Naomi Brigell (MM Vocal Performance ’17) vocal training in Vienna. 03-30-2017 Public Art Day to Show Off Campus Installations Students, faculty, staff and members of the community will soon have a unique look at a campus feature that won UH a title as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country. 03-27-2017 Piano Alumnus Brings Music to Life on International Stage Kenny Broberg (BM Piano ’16) will represent U.S. at the 2017 Van Cliburn Competition. 03-27-2017 All the World's a Stage for Scholarship Recipients Shunté Lofton (BFA Theatre ’15) talks about the power of scholarships and dreaming big. 03-27-2017 CounterCurrent17 Returns with Groundbreaking Arts Programming Free Press Houston compiles a comprehensive guide to the festival’s can’t-miss events. 03-27-2017 Daniel Proietto at Dance Salad & CounterCurrent17 Arts+Culture Texas talks to the award winning choreographer and dancer. 03-22-2017 Hiding in Plain Sites CounterCurrent17 artists reveal stories throughout Houston. 03-22-2017 A Storied Snow White Comes to Catastrophic Theatre Donald Barthelme's postmodern adaptation of the fairytale premieres at CounterCurrent17. 03-21-2017 Faculty Spotlight: Nancy Weems, Madison Endowed Professor of Piano Q&A with the chair of the piano program at the UH Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts. 03-20-2017 Mitchell Center Celebrates Contemporary Art with CounterCurrent Festival Installation meets the performing arts in the fourth annual festival. 03-09-2017 Blaffer Art Museum Builds Bridges Through Interdisciplinary Programs The museum serves as an arts conduit in the UH community. 03-06-2017 UH Program Elevates Artists to Another Stage Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts students contribute to Houston’s creative economy. 03-01-2017 Cougar Music Camps Welcome Texas Students to UH Registration is now open for Moores School of Music band and choir camps. 02-28-2017 Alumnus Lands Starring Role in "Hamilton" Jonathan Kirkland (Master of Music ’12) talks hard work, singing success with The Daily Cougar. 02-28-2017 'Memory Web' Tackles Complex Issues of Recollection UH AURA Contemporary Ensemble partners with Psophonia Dance Company for an interdisciplinary performance. 02-27-2017 UH American Roots Ensemble Invites Audience to Ramble ‘Round Folk Icon’s World An immersive performance chronicles Woody Guthrie’s life and works. 02-21-2017 Proposing Painting as a Form of Refusal Hyperallergic finds power in the quiet resistance of Blake Rayne's "Cabin of the Accused" at Blaffer Art Museum. 02-17-2017 UH School of Theatre & Dance Performs Julius Caesar with a Twist Females play prominent male roles in college adaptation. 02-17-2017 Success Story: Practicum Paves the Way for MA in Arts Leadership Alumna Olivia Howell-Wilson (MAAL ’16) promotes STEM at the Children’s Museum of Houston. 02-13-2017 Concert Pianist, 97, Returns to Stage After Suffering Injuries in Car Crash Abbey Simon, super-virtuoso and founder of the International Piano Festival, makes a triumphant comeback. 02-10-2017 CounterCurrent17 to Include More Topical Projects, Given Political Climate Houston Chronicle speaks with Mitchell Center for the Arts Director Karen Farber about festival's diversity. 02-09-2017 Graduate Student Selected for Prestigious National Gallery of Art Internship Maryam Athari (Master of Art History ’17) gained a unique behind-the-scenes perspective of the esteemed institution. 02-09-2017 Center for Art and Social Engagement Partners with Project Row Houses to Launch Fellowship Program CASE and PRH aim to better integrate the arts into the Houston community. 02-08-2017 Spring Dance Showcase Highlights Breadth of UH Talent “UH Goes to the MATCH” debuts original work created by School of Theatre & Dance undergraduates. 02-08-2017 CotA Graphic Designers Sweep International Competition with Visual Symbolic Languages Four UH School of Art students crafted award-winning designs for Globalmurmurs. 02-02-2017 Marfa Sightings: UH Artists, French Counterparts Find Inspiration in West Texas Desert CotA graduate students explored the town’s landscape and history. 02-01-2017 Moores School of Music’s Concert Chorale Invited to Sing at Nationwide Conferences Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, director of choral studies, leads UH choir to two high-profile performances. 01-24-2017 UH Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center Awards Innovation Grants to Cutting-Edge Creative Projects CotA professors present groundbreaking work that showcases talent from the University and beyond. 01-22-2017 Houston Grand Opera's Use of White Actors for Asian Roles Raises Diversity Questions Director of the Center for Art and Social Engagement Sixto Wagan speaks up about casting diversity. 01-18-2017 UH College of the Arts Recipient of $20 Million Gift from John P. McGovern Foundation The College will be renamed in honor of Kathrine G. McGovern. 01-07-2017 Bigger is Better: Interdisciplinary Collaboration Features UH School of Art School of Art students installed environmental designs at the Jack J. Valenti School of Communication. 01-06-2017 UH MA in Arts Leadership Student Preserving Houston’s Ephemeral Underground Music History Nancy Dunnahoe (MAAL ’17) catalogs artifacts from the city’s early punk scene with Wild Dog Archives. 01-04-2017 Moores School of Music Alumnus Joins Cast of the Broadway Smash Hit 'Hamilton' Jonathan Kirkland (Master of Music ’12) takes the stage in Chicago as George Washington. 2016 Stories 12-20-2016 UH CotA’s Winter Comic Opera Sets the Stage for Comedy With Two Spirited Productions The Moores Opera Center presents “The Inspector” and “The Secret Marriage.” 12-20-2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Supports Work at UH Rex Koontz, director of UH’s School of Art, is expanding the museum's Latin American art archive. 12-19-2016 UH School of Art MFA Candidate and Design Star Shines Artist and lifestyle expert Alton DuLaney (MFA ’18) is a creative jack-of-all-trades. 12-09-2016 The International Piano Festival Invites Houstonians to a Weekend of Recitals, Master Classes The festival will feature world famous pianists Lucas Debargue, Danny Driver, Ann Schein and Abbey Simon. 12-08-2016 Woven Magazine Spotlights CotA Graduate Student and Entrepreneur Kathrine Zeren (MAAL ’17) shares her vision for sustainable fashion and socially conscious design. 11-30-2016 CotA Theatre Professor Named University Educator of the Year Texas Educational Theatre Association awarded Jackie deMontmollin for her contributions to theatre education. 11-22-2016 The National Endowment for the Humanities Awards CotA Art Historian for Research Dr. Judith Steinhoff explores the representation and performance of grief in Italian Gothic painting. 11-21-2016 Q&A with Undergrad Playwright About Her First Production Nicole Zimmerer (BFA ’17) discusses the family dynamics that inspired her darkly comedic play “Thicker Than Honey.” 11-15-2016 Moores Opera Center Places Second in National Opera Association Competition UH celebrates its sixth consecutive win with the imaginative production of “Anna Karenina” directed by Buck Ross. 11-10-2016 UH Art History Professor Awarded for Excellence in Scholarly Research and Publication Dr. Sandra Zalman was recognized for her book that investigates the reception and impact of Surrealism in the U.S. 11-09-2016 UH MA in Arts Leadership Program Holds Key to the City for Graduate Student For the 2016 Houston Urban Experience Mural Fest, Tyler Kay (MAAL ’18) painted from daybreak to dusk. 11-04-2016 University of Houston Celebrates the Life of Edward Albee The community remembered the esteemed playwright on November 7. 10-28-2016 Houston Chronicle Interviews School of Art Director about Latin American Art in the City Dr. Rex Koontz discusses Houston’s evolution into “a premier center for contemporary Latin American art.” 10-09-2016 Fleurette Fernando appointed Director of new Master of Arts in Arts Leadership Program Former Houston Arts Alliance Grants Director has joined College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences to launch new degree program. 10-05-2016 French Connection: UH School of Art Tapped for Collaboration An international partnership will send UH and French graduate students in search of inspiration to Marfa, Texas. 08-03-2016 UH Moment: Mariachi Violinist “Mariachi music is very spontaneous; it’s very on the spot. There’s no time to think. Everything is in the moment.” 07-30-2016 Blaffer Director Claudia Schmuckli to Join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Claudia Schmuckli will take on the role of Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming. 07-27-2016 Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Proclaims July 29 ‘Houston Shakespeare Festival Day’ The Houston Shakespeare Festival presents free productions of "Much Ado About Nothing," “Henry V” at Miller Outdoor Theatre. 07-19-2016 UH Moores Opera Center to Celebrate 30th Season of Performances Moores Opera Center offers Houstonians a first look at new works. 07-13-2016 Octava App Delivering Bard Facts During Houston Shakespeare Festival Festival becomes first theater event to provide “pop-up Shakespeare” for patrons. 06-30-2016 Rick Lowe Joins University of Houston Art Faculty CotA warmly welcomes Project Row House founder and Houston artist to the School of Art. 06-28-2016 Children Participate in ‘Brain-on-Art’ Research at UH Researchers also study the creative process of dancers, musicians and visual artists. 06-27-2016 Houston Shakespeare Fest Picnics Made Easier by Phoenicia Specialty Foods International market, eatery introduces Bard Boxes for convenient carry along picnics. 06-21-2016 Local Literary Events Create New Chapter for Houston Shakespeare Festival Houston Public Library and Brazos Bookstore host events dedicated to the Bard. 06-20-2016 UH Hosting Creative Camps for All Ages Blaffer Art Museum encourages young campers to explore their creativity with the annual Summer Arts Workshop. 06-10-2016 Artist, Activist Tania Bruguera to Deliver UH Mitchell Artist Lecture Provocative political artist to share insights on campus; reservations begin July 6. 06-07-2016 UH Music Faculty in the Spotlight During Texas Music Festival’s Perspectives Series The festival showcases emerging and professional talent from around the globe.