Creative Coogs Come Together for UH's Red Block Bash Oct. 9

Annual Arts Festival Showcasing Student Artists, Performers, Authors, Musicians

A who’s who of dynamic artists and performers have emerged from the University of Houston. On Oct. 9, the campus will spotlight the latest generation of Creative Coogs during the Red Block Bash.

The annual free festival will deliver performances, activities, readings and insight into the University’s acclaimed arts programs. The Bash runs 4 – 8 p.m. and will feature events throughout UH’s Arts District – Blaffer Art Museum, the new Wilhelmina Grove, Fine Arts Courtyard, Fine Arts Building and Jose Quintero Theatre. Parking is available at entrances 16 and 18 off Cullen Boulevard.

Featured performers include vocal ensemble Men of Moores, University Dance Theatre, Indian dance troupe Roarin’ Raas, authors from Glass Mountain Literary Journal and improv comedy team Flirt Reynolds. In addition to performances, attendees also can tour Blaffer Art Museum’s latest exhibition Buildering: Misbehaving in the City and participate in art making activities. Also, students from UH’s Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture will spotlight “mini parks” they created to promote the need for open spaces in Houston. Refreshments will be available from participating food trucks.

The Red Block Bash is presented by the UH Arts initiative and the Blaffer Art Museum Student Association. For a complete schedule of events, visit the UH Arts Calendar . For updates on this event, follow @uhoustonarts on Twitter or like the UH Arts Initiative page on Facebook.

UH Arts encompasses music, visual arts, literary arts, dance, theater and design programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture. UH Arts focuses on the role of the arts as a catalyst for innovation and Tier One excellence. To learn more about UH Arts, visit its website.

The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier One public research university recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the nation's best colleges for undergraduate education. UH serves the globally competitive Houston and Gulf Coast Region by providing world-class faculty, experiential learning and strategic industry partnerships. Located in the nation's fourth-largest city, UH serves more than 40,900 students in the most ethnically and culturally diverse region in the country.

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