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Kids in UHCL's summer art school learn about Omani cave paintings

June 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Kids in UHCL's summer art school learn about Omani cave paintings

Children enrolled in this summer’s Art School for Children program at University of Houston-Clear Lake will be celebrating the school’s 40th anniversary, but they’ll also be learning about art that came from halfway around the world and depicts the way people lived, worked and traveled to at least the late first millennium B.C.

Bayou Theater offers season package for new season, 18 performances across all genres

June 14, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Bayou Theater offers season package for new season, 18 performances across all genres

With almost twice as many outstanding performances to offer Clear Lake theater-lovers this season than last, the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake is gearing up for a brand new season that covers almost all musical genres. “There are some great benefits we’re offering season pass buyers this year,” said Bayou Theater Managing Director Alex Malone. “Season packages go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15.”

Celebrate Mother's Day with Vivaldi Classic at UHCL's Bayou Theater

April 26, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Celebrate Mother's Day with Vivaldi Classic at UHCL's Bayou Theater

Most people don’t know that Antonio Vivaldi wrote hundreds of concertos because they’re only familiar with a few of them. Of those, four, known as “The Four Seasons,” are recognizable even to those who don’t consider themselves classical music fans. “It’s a favorite of all time,” said Antoine Plante, artistic director and conductor of Mercury, which will be performing “The Four Seasons,” in celebration of Mother’s Day on May 13 at 2 p.m. at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston.

UHCL's Art Gallery plans Spanish-themed fundraising ball

April 18, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL's Art Gallery plans Spanish-themed fundraising ball

Students and visitors to University of Houston-Clear Lake may not realize they’re familiar with Spanish artist Pablo Serrano, but if they’ve walked in the front entrance of the Bayou Building, they’ve seen quite a significant example – or two – of his work. Serrano’s bronze sphere sculptures, titled “Spiritus Mundi,” are the largest displays of public art on the UH-Clear Lake campus. On May 19 from 5-8 p.m. in Atrium II, UHCL’s Art Gallery will be paying homage to Serrano’s art with the Mundi Ball, a fundraising event featuring a Spanish classical guitarist and a contemporary style flamenco dancer.

UHCL's Art School for Children spotlights Oman cave art

April 10, 2018 | Katherine Adams

UHCL's Art School for Children spotlights Oman cave art

For the 40th anniversary of the Art School for Children at University of Houston-Clear Lake, Director David Moya was looking for a special way to celebrate when he happened to have a conversation with Maria Curtis, associate professor of anthropology. As they say, there is no such thing as a coincidence.

Omani cave art to arrive at UHCL ahead of visit from ambassador

April 09, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Omani cave art to arrive at UHCL ahead of visit from ambassador

On April 4, a large crate filled with 35 photographs of prehistoric Omani cave art never displayed before on any American college campus was delivered to University of Houston-Clear Lake to be exhibited the week of April 16. Her Excellency Hunaina Sultan Ahmed Al Mughairy, Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the United States will visit the UH-Clear Lake campus to view the exhibition of the collection.

Brave Combo brings cultural mix of dance music to Bayou Theater

March 29, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Brave Combo brings cultural mix of dance music to Bayou Theater

For anyone who’s never attended a Brave Combo performance, keyboard player and founding member Carl Finch said his advice is to simply expect the unexpected. The two-time Grammy award-winning, Denton, Texas-based quintet will bring their combination polka, blues, zydeco, cha-cha and cumbia dance music to the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Professor teaches value of communicating, storytelling

March 28, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Professor teaches value of communicating, storytelling

For Andrea Baldwin, lecturer in communication at University of Houston-Clear Lake, her class is not simply a room full of students. Her class – especially her Storytelling class – is an incubator.

Artist discusses effects of violence on children in war zones

March 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Artist discusses effects of violence on children in war zones

The devastating psychological effects of violence on children can linger for their entire lives. Girls and boys in parts of the Middle East have been living amid armed conflict since birth, and Brian McCarty, a Los Angeles-based photographer, offered a new perspective on their trauma with his War-Toys photo series. A unique exhibition encompassing his early work on the project, “War-Toys: Israel, West Bank and Gaza Strip” in the Art Gallery at University of Houston-Clear Lake culminated in a presentation led by McCarty and attended by students, faculty and community members.

2018 BFA Exhibition to showcase student works curated by UHCL art and design faculty

March 14, 2018 | Katherine Adams

2018 BFA Exhibition to showcase student works curated by UHCL art and design faculty

The selections juried into this year’s University of Houston-Clear Lake Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition, which opens April 5 and runs through May 3, were the result of a newly implemented mentoring process that took place between graduating senior BFA majors, December graduates and a member of the art and design faculty of each artist’s choosing.

Riyaaz Qawwali returning to Bayou Theater

March 09, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Riyaaz Qawwali returning to Bayou Theater

At the core of Riyaaz Qawwali’s musical performances is interfaith awareness and a celebration of the diversity in South Asia. The seven-man ensemble returns to share its particular brand of centuries-old spiritual, devotional music for their second performance of the season at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater Saturday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., with an additional event scheduled to enhance the audience’s understanding of the music’s cultural origins and message.

Houston authors share works about loss, hardship at open mic event

March 06, 2018 | Katherine Adams

Houston authors share works about loss, hardship at open mic event

Although Hurricane Harvey’s high waters have long receded, many University of Houston-Clear Lake students are still struggling with the after-effects. That’s why Assistant Professor of Literature Joanna Eleftheriou, together with UH-Clear Lake’s Writing Center, have scheduled an open-mic event entitled, “Renewal,” on March 28 from 6-9 p.m. in the Garden Room of the Bayou Building. Audiences have the chance to hear two accomplished, recently published local authors as well as members of the audience who wish to share poetry or fiction of their own which deals with the theme of renewal.