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Wednesday1/25
10:00 am5:00 pm
Paul A. Smith: Standing In

The Blaffer Art Museum is proud to present the exhibition Standing In by Jamaica-born, New York-based artist Paul Anthony Smith who makes photo-based works that push back against the medium’s inherently predatory dimensions while simultaneously introducing a network of added layers to navigate.

10:00 am5:00 pm
Leslie Martinez: The Secrecy of Water

The Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston is proud to present the first solo museum exhibition of work by the Dallas-based artist Leslie Martinez.

Martinez (they/them/their) creates immersive, spellbinding paintings that explore ideas of place, climate, landscape, and personhood through unconventional methods of applying and interlaying various materials, textures, and hues on canvas. Their signature style of abstract painting features viscerally tactile and spatial atmospheres created with physical ingredients like fabric rags, recycled clothing, and crushed stone that reveal discordant visual intersections of destruction and emergence.

10:00 am5:00 pm
Jacolby Satterwhite: We Are In Hell When We Hurt Each Other

For over a decade, Jacolby Satterwhite has used 3D animation, sculpture, performance, painting, and photography to create fantastical, labyrinthine universes. Exploring the themes of public space, the body, ritual, and community, Satterwhite draws from an extensive set of references guided by queer theory, Modernist tropes, and video game languages to challenge conventions of Western art through a personal and political lens. An equally significant influence is his late mother, Patricia Satterwhite, who lived with schizophrenia and made ethereal vocal recordings as well as drawings and diagrams for visionary household products throughout Satterwhite’s childhood. His mother’s work often serves as the source material within a decidedly complex structure of memory and mythology.

11:00 am3:00 pm
UH Farmers Market

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind items from local small business owners selling handmade, artisan wares, including clothing, accessories, beauty products, home décor, food, and more. Cougar Cash is accepted!

12:15 pm1:15 pm
APeX Speaker Series: Dr. Ben King

Talk: “Tracking and Defining Mortality Associated with Homelessness in Harris County, 2009-2021: A Collaboration Between Public Health and Community Programs.”

The Assistant Professor Lecture Series (APeX) is intended to showcase the breadth and depth of groundbreaking research, scholarship, and creative activity being undertaken by UH early career faculty across disciplines, as well as to offer opportunities for cross-disciplinary networking.

3:15 pm5:30 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration

The 2023 Dr. MLK Jr. Networking Hour and Celebration featuring Prison Reform Activist and Justice Seeker Dr. Yusef Salaam, who was wrongfully convicted in the “Central Park Jogger” case along with four other Black and Latinx young men, known as “The Exonerated Five”. Pre-register Today!

5:00 pm7:00 pm
What is Convergence Research?

Come enjoy an evening with individuals across the College of the Arts to share ideas and learn about Convergence Research, an experimental platform supported by the Mitchell Center and Blaffer Art Museum. Join us for an information session in the museum café followed by docent-led tours of the museum’s current exhibitions, featuring works by Leslie Martinez, Jacolby Satterwhite and Paul Anthony Smith.

5:00 pm6:00 pm
Women on Weights

A FREE introductory class on 1/25 & 1/30, the essential foundation of strength training and proper lifting technique. Women on Weights will provide more capability and more confidence.