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Office of External Communications

Houston, TX 77204-5017 Fax; 713/743-8199

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2004

Contact: Joan Gallo
713/743-8158 (office)
jcgallo@central.uh.edu

UH EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – JAN. 19 – FEB. 1, 2004

TUESDAY, Jan. 20

Blaffer Gallery: “Trespassing: Houses x Artists”
“Trespassing: Houses x Artists” features designs of houses imagined by nine contemporary artists in collaboration with New York-based architecture firm, OpenOffice. The artists were free to rethink the house as a spatial and social entity and the projects are presented through a variety of strategies including models, sketches, digital media and/or full-scale realization. “Trespassing: Houses x Artists.” Exhibit runs through Mar. 14. Blaffer Gallery, 120 Fine Arts Building. First Floor. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Friday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. Free. 713-743-9528. www.blaffergallery.org.

Blaffer Gallery: “Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot”
“Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot” features single audio dialogue synchronized with two different video projections reciting the same story but at different moments in the narrative forcing the viewer to piece together the narrative on his/her own. “Fraser Stables: Solo Shoot.” Exhibit runs through Mar. 14. Blaffer Gallery, 120 Fine Arts Building. Second Floor. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Friday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. Free. 713-743-9528. www.blaffergallery.org.

Blaffer Gallery: “Inset”
“Inset” is the fifth in the museum’s Special Projects series organized by Atopia Projects. Works commissioned for this project respond to the challenge of engaging with or intervening in existing institutional, social and cultural frameworks and structures. “Inset.” Exhibit runs through Mar. 14. Blaffer Gallery, 120 Fine Arts Building. Second Floor. Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Friday; 1-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday. Free. 713-743-9528. www.blaffergallery.org.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21

A.I. Lack Music Master Series – Guest Master Class
Guest Master Class with William Sharp, baritone. A.I. Lack Music Master Series, 3 p.m., Jan. 21. Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Bldg. Free. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

THURSDAY, Jan 22

Energy Conference
The Global Energy Management Institute at the University of Houston presents the 2nd Annual Energy Trading & Marketing Conference – “Restoring Confidence.” This conference features local and national experts in panels and discussions. “Restoring Confidence,” 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Jan. 22. Conrad Ballroom, 2nd floor, UH Hilton Hotel, Entrance 1 off Calhoun. Cost: $499. 713-743-4372. http://www.bauer.uh.edu/gemi/events/trading_conference.htm

Hospitality Law Conference
The second annual edition of the conference designed for general counsel and executives of lodging, restaurant, and club operations; risk managers; safety & security directors; legal practitioners in the hospitality industry; and hospitality law faculty. “Second Annual Hospitality Law Conference,” 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Jan. 22, and 8:30 to 11 a.m., Jan. 23. UH HiltonHotel, Entrance 1 off Calhoun. Cost: $295; $215 for educators. 713-963-8800.

FRIDAY, Jan. 23

International Piano Festival
Enjoy the works of Beethoven, Franck and Schumann featuring pianist Abbey Simon. International Piano Festival, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 23. Moores Opera House, Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd., Fine Arts Bldg., Reserved seating tickets, $25; $15 students and seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

SATURDAY, Jan. 24

International Piano Festival – Guest Master Class
Master class with featured guest pianist, Ruth Slenczynska. International Piano Festival Master Class, 9 a.m., Jan. 24. Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Bldg., Reserved seating. Tickets, $10; $5 students and seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

International Piano Festival – Artists Conversations Luncheon
Brown bag lunch/artist panel discussion with guests Peter Frankl, Ruth Slenczynska and festival founder and UH Cullen Professor, Abbey Simon. Artists Conversations Luncheon. 12:30 p.m., Jan. 24, Room 108, Moores School of Music. Tickets $15. 713-743-3313. www.uh.edu/music.

International Piano Festival – Master Class
Master class with featured pianist, Abbey Simon. International Piano Festival Master Class, 2 p.m., Jan. 24. Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Bldg., Reserved seating. Tickets, $10; $5 students and seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

International Piano Festival – Guest Recital
Concert with featured guest pianist, Peter Frankl performing works by Mozart, Schubert, Bartok, Kodaly and Debussy. International Piano Festival – Guest Recital, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 24. Moores Opera House, Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. Reserved seating. Tickets, $25; $15 students and seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

SUNDAY, Jan. 25

International Piano Festival – Guest Master Class
Master class with featured guest pianist, Peter Frankel. International Piano Festival Master Class, 11:30 a.m., Jan. 25. Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Bldg., Reserved seating. Tickets, $10; $5 students and seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music, www.peterfrankl.co.uk

International Piano Festival – Guest Recital
The New York Times writes that guest pianist, Ruth Slenczynska, is “The greatest keyboard genius since Mozart!” Ms. Slenczynska will perform works by Brahams, Shostakovich, Beethoven and Chopin. International Piano Festival – Guest Recital, 3 p.m., Jan. 25. Moores Opera House, Entrance 16 off Cullen Blvd. Reserved seating. Tickets, $25; $15 students and seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

Concert: Nature Walk
AURA: Contemporary Music Ensemble presents “Nature Walk” – music inspired by nature; featuring guest artist David Heuser and Ross Edwards, Don Grantham and Brad Sayles. Concert: Nature Walk. 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25. Moores Opera House, Entrance 16 off Cullen Boulevard. Reserved seating. Tickets, $10; $5 students and seniors. 713-743-3313, www.uh.edu/music.

MONDAY, Jan. 26

Yusef Komunyakaa and Kevin Young Readings
The Margarett Root Brown Houston Reading Series, co-sponsored by Inprint and the University of Houston, begins 2004 with two exceptional authors, Yusef Komunyakaa and Kevin Young. Komunyakaa is a Pulitzer Prize winning author of poetry and Young is currently the Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University. Yusef Komunyakaa and Kevin Young Readings, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 26. Alley Theatre, 615 Texas Avenue. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Free for students and seniors. $5 general admission. Tickets available only at the door on the night of the reading. 713-521-2026 or www.inprint-inc.org.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28

Debate: “Considering God in Government”
Looking at issue of separation of church and state, the UH Law Center will host “Considering God in Government.” The debate will pit Kevin J. Hasson, president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, against the Rev. Barry W. Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. “Considering God in Government.” 1 p.m., Jan. 28. Krost Hall Auditorium, UH Law Center, Entrance 19 off Calhoun Rd. Parking in Lots 19B and 21A. 713-743-2201, briefcase@uh.edu.

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