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kemiDiverseDiscourse Lecture: KEMI ILESANMI

Monday, November 12, 6:30 pm
MATCH, 3400 Main St

CASE is partnering with DiverseWorks to bring Kemi Ilesanmi the Executive Director of The Laundromat Project to Houston. With over 20 years of experience in the cultural arena, Kemi Ilesanmi is inspired by the immense possibilities for joy and change at the intersection of arts, activism, and community. Prior to joining The LP, she was Director of Grants and Services at Creative Capital Foundation where she supported the work of American artists making adventurous new work. Diverse Discourse brings national curators, artistic directors, and critics to Houston to present a free public lecture and conduct studio visits with Houston-area artists, performers, and writers. Diverse Discourse provides a significant opportunity for area artists in all disciplines to have their work reviewed by a variety of distinguished arts professionals, fostering a cultural exchange across the nation between artists and cultural producers. 

2018fellows-prh.jpg2018 Fellows' Lecture-Performances

Tuesday, November 27, 7 – 9pm
University of Houston, Fine Arts Building, Rm. 110
Project Row Houses (PRH) and the Center for Art and Social Engagement (CASE) host the culminating lectures and performances by the 2018 KGMCA-PRH Fellows. The 2018 fellows, Regina Agu and Eyakem Gulilat, will present their to-date responses to the questions that guided their year of research.

Regina Agu - A Psychogeography of Emancipation Park and Eyakem Gulilat – Black Place-Making and Informality

The Center in the Media

pbk-award.jpgPhi Beta Kappa recognized the City of Houston as an Arts & Sciences City of Distinction on April 17, 2018. CASE Director Sixto Wagan received the recognition for the Harvey Arts Recovery Fund.

Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts - Project Row Houses Fellowship was covered by ArtForum. Read UH's coverage of the launch event and the UH Press Release.

CASE research and Director were cited in the Houston Chronicle about representation and diversity in Nixon in China.

CASE program with Liberate Tate covered by Houston Public Media.

CASE Director weighs in on Houston's Cultural Plan.

CASE Director conttributed to The Imagination and Beyond: Toward a Method of Evaluating Socially Engaged Art by Jan Cohen-Cruz.

Dance/USA interviewed Director Sixto Wagan for their ongoing From the Greenroom series.

Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place - Director Sixto Wagan participated in this NEA/ArtPlace America sponsored convening to develop a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices. 

Dinner Vention 2: Center Director Sixto Wagan was selected as one of eight leaders "who have already achieved a level of success and renown, but who have not yet reached the zenith in their career trajectories" to participate in Barry's Blog and WESTAF's Dinner Vention 2.  Watch the whole video of it, read the initial briefing papers, or see who else was on the guest list.

Arts+Culture:TX covered the 2014 Summit: Sixto Wagan, All Together Different

Daily Cougars's coverage of the 2014 Summit: Directing Change in Houston Art Scene

Profiles in Leadership launches in Arts + Culture: Texas.  Inaugural interview with Selven O'Keef Jarmon can be seen in print or online.  A few of the photos from the reception can be seen here.

Center Director Sixto Wagan was interviewed by Kyoung H. Park, leader of the Cultural Democracy and Representation Team for The Brooklyn Commune Project, one of a series of interviews to address issues of diversity and social inclusion in contemporary performing arts.

UH is the Houston Screening Site for the 2013 Creative Time Summit.

Video of the UH Arts 2013 Open House - A Taste of the Arts which included the Center for Arts Leadership.

Fleurette Fernando, director of the M.A. in Arts Leadership, and Sixto Wagan, director of the Center for Arts Leadership are quoted in Culture Map Houston’s article on the College’s Arts Leadership Initiative, University of Houston launches graduate program to train leaders in the arts. Glasstire's take on the new initiative.

Announcements for the Center and the appointment of Director Sixto Wagan appeared in The Daily Cougar, Houston Culturemap, Houston Chronicle and on Glasstire.  

Read The Daily Cougar's article about The Houston Endowment $1.5 million investment in UH Arts and the Center for Arts Leadership here.