The University of Houston Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts is developing the next generation of top artists in the areas of performing and visual arts, and arts leadership. On Friday, Sept. 7, the public is invited to get a sample of the broad range of talent and programs during the first annual Party in the Grove, the kickoff event in the college’s 2018–19 season. The event is from 6-9 p.m., at Wilhelmina’s Grove, located adjacent to Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, Moores School of Music and Fine Arts Building. It is free and open to the public.
“This is the ideal opportunity to showcase how the College and the city of Houston are top arts destinations,” said Andrew Davis, dean. “Our goal is to be the most socially-engaged arts college in the country—one that teaches critical thinking and collaborative skills to practicing, culturally competent artists while leveraging our community partners to achieve this goal.”
Party in the Grove highlights and festivities include:
- Representatives from the School of Art, School of Theatre & Dance, Moores School of Music, Blaffer Art Museum, Center for Art & Social Engagement (CASE) and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
- Performances by the Spirit of Houston Marching Band, opening receptions of two exhibitions at Blaffer Art Museum, print and photography sales, as well as a printmaking demonstration
- Guided tours of the School of Art studios, Moores Opera House, Quintero Theatre and Lyndall Finley Wortham theatre
- Food available from area vendors, including Pink’s Pizza, Steel City Pops, HeyDay Cold Brew and Miss Patty’s Wagon food truck
WHAT: Party in the Grove
WHO: Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
WHEN: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7
WHERE: Wilhelmina’s Grove, located in front of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. Click here for map and parking options.