COLLABORATIVE ARTS PROJECTS FOCUS OF UPCOMING EXHIBITION BY UH STUDENTS
This semester, four groups of University of Houston students undertook
bold experiments, but they weren’t conducted in a lab. Instead,
student artists from different disciplines (theater, dance, music,
art and creative writing) banded together to develop innovative
exhibitions that now are ready to be unveiled to the public.
These multi-disciplinary projects were created as part of the Cynthia
Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UH’s “Collaboration
Among the Arts” course. Now in its third year, “Collaboration”
teams student artists from diverse creative backgrounds, allowing
their disparate talents and ideas to generate fresh, insightful
works of art.
All exhibitions are free and open to the public. For more details,
5 – 8 p.m., April 21 – Commerce Street Artists
Warehouse (2315 Commerce St.)
“Stories from an Empty Place”
is an interactive installation of art, photography, writing, storytelling
and film. It includes contributions from 50 fourth-grade students
from John J. Herrera Elementary School, who are photographing
and documenting their communities. This is a one-night presentation,
and participation from patrons is encouraged.
is a multi-media documentary that invites the audience to consider
the spiritual and cultural factors that influence why women cover
their heads, faces or other parts of their body.
5 – 8 p.m., April 22 – Lawndale Art Center
(4912 Main St.)
is a public exhibition focused on one group’s “environmental
graffiti” efforts. Instead of placing messages around town,
these artists planted flowers in vacant lots and unused spaces
throughout the city. It’s an ongoing project, but the effects
of this experience will be presented in this exhibition. For more
details, visit www.projectcoveringground.blogspot.com.
is a multi-media installation that explores childhood memory as
fable through the juxtaposition of organic and inorganic materials,
the shared experiences of the artists and the metaphors of the
collective life cycle. It is designed to provoke a confrontation
of the distortion of one’s own memories through time, subjective
perspectives, and emotional attachments.
||Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Center for the Arts’
“Collaboration Among the
Arts” Student Exhibitions
||5 – 8 p.m., April 21, 22
||April 21 – Commerce Street
April 22 – Lawndale Art Center
||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for
the Arts at UH
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