BLAFFER GALLERY AT UH HOSTS ARTISTS’
CONVERSATION MARCH 28
Art often speaks for itself. Many times, however, hearing artists
and scholars discuss how works relate to the world enhances the
experience of viewing an exhibition. Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum
of the University of Houston, offers patrons an opportunity to engage
in such dialogues with its Contemporary Salon series.
The next Contemporary Salon, conducted in conjunction with the
exhibition “One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now,”
is at 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 28 in Blaffer Gallery. Guests include
Paul Lazar and Annie-B Parson, co-directors of New York’s
Big Dance Theater; artists Serena Lin Bush and Prince Thomas; and
Gus Kopriva, director of Redbud Gallery. Moderating this discussion
will be Terrie Sultan, director of Blaffer Gallery and Karen Farber,
director of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts (CWMCA)
at UH. This event is free and open to the public.
Lazar and Parson’s appearance with the Contemporary Salon
coincides with their CWMCA residency in which they will share creative
insight with UH art, music, creative writing and theater students.
Lazar and Parson will return to UH for Big Dance Theater’s
Houston debut with the new production “The Other Here”
at 7:30 p.m. on May 2 - 3 in the Wortham Theatre.
This Contemporary Salon is presented by CWMCA in collaboration
with Blaffer Gallery. The May performance of “The Other Here”
will be presented by CWMCA in collaboration with the UH School of
Theatre & Dance.
Inspired by the turn-of-the-century cultural salons popularized
in Europe, Blaffer Gallery's Contemporary Salons enable experts
and members of the public to interact on issues of the day related
to the museum's current exhibitions. This interactive program is
conducted in a relaxed setting that encourages intimate conversation
between audience participants and guest speakers, who are chosen
from a broad range of backgrounds and professional fields.
“One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now” runs through
March 31. For more information about Blaffer Gallery or upcoming
exhibitions, visit http://www.hfac.uh.edu/blaffer/.
For details about CWMCA and the upcoming performance of “The
Other Here,” visit www.mitchellcenterforarts.org
or call 713-743-5548.
“One Way or Another: Asian American Art Now”
||6 p.m., Wednesday, March 28
||Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum
of the University of Houston
University of Houston – Entrance 16
Houston, TX 77204
||Blaffer Gallery, Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Center for the Arts at UH
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