UHCL News

Mercury to deliver musical performance of historic proportions

September 20, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Mercury to deliver musical performance of historic proportions

When Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined is performing, it’s a musical event that goes far beyond just a night at the symphony. If you’re in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater on Friday Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. to hear Mercury’s Brahms’ 2nd and Mendelssohn’s 5th, you’ll share in a dynamic, passionate experience that – if they were here – would definitely resonate with the two composers.

Artist to comment on abstract show at UHCL Art Gallery

September 14, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Artist to comment on abstract show at UHCL Art Gallery

Despite the numerous delays and cancellations caused by Harvey’s visit to Houston, some highly anticipated events are still going forward as planned. The public preview of “75th Anniversary American Abstract Artists Print Portfolio” at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art Gallery was cancelled due to inclement weather.

Bayou Theater reschedules season opener post-Harvey

September 07, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Bayou Theater reschedules season opener post-Harvey

Tropical Storm Harvey washed out Mercury: The Orchestra Redefined’s “Bach and Piazzola,” the first scheduled performance of the 2017-18 season at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater. But concertgoers can take heart—Harvey did not damage the theater, and the show will go on.

UHCL’s Art School for Children moves full STEAM ahead

September 07, 2017 | Katherine Adams

UHCL’s Art School for Children moves full STEAM ahead

It’s a year of both major milestones and new beginnings for University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Art School for Children. The popular children’s art education program is celebrating its 40th year of enriching the arts landscape for young artists in the community, and it is welcoming a new director and lifelong Hawk, David Moya, to chart the program’s flight into its next phase.

Exhibition showcases student work from every art class UHCL offers

September 07, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Exhibition showcases student work from every art class UHCL offers

For fifth-year senior graphic design major Tiffany Ferris, trying to envision what kind of art she’d be creating when she transferred to University of Houston-Clear Lake two years ago was nearly impossible because she couldn’t find any examples of student-created art on campus. That’s why she and senior art education major Jason Case decided to change things for incoming freshman or transfer art students.

UHCL Art Gallery to showcase nationally-touring print exhibition

August 24, 2017 | Katherine Adams

UHCL Art Gallery to showcase nationally-touring print exhibition

It’s rare for a national artist organizations that was formed during the Great Depression to still be in existence today. The American Abstract Artists is one thriving exception, and the University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of prints by 48 of its members.

Short Takes

August 15, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

Abstract artists' portfolio comes to Art Gallery; Welcome Back Bash Sept. 1; Habitat Work Days; cybersecurity and cryptography workshop.

Art School for Children begins its fall series with ‘Art of Scotland’

August 14, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Art School for Children begins its fall series with ‘Art of Scotland’

What child doesn’t love dogs, castles, and flowers? Add a legend about an internationally famous, yet strangely elusive Scottish lake monster and that’s four of the eight lessons covered in University of Houston-Clear Lake’s next Art School for Children. The session, which runs Sept. 16 – Nov. 14, is entitled ‘The Art of Scotland,’ and immerses elementary-aged children in Scottish art, culture, and lore.

Short Takes

August 08, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

'Big Sick' kicks off 2017-18 film series; reception and a show starts Friday Morning's fall season; volunteers needed to help beautify UHCL campus.

Short Takes

August 01, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Short Takes

Protecting yourself, your business from cyber thieves, learning network management and security fundamentals -- and Mercury orchestra to open Bayou Theater season.

Toy Story: UHCL artist is serious about play

July 25, 2017 | Katherine Adams

Toy Story: UHCL artist is serious about play

To Colleen Steblein, art isn’t something fragile to be left untouched on a shelf. For her, art should be amusing and colorful, and it’s to be pulled, touched, twisted and truly enjoyed. You won’t find any dark colors, somber figures, or depressing themes in her collections. Inspired by memories of a happy, toy-filled childhood in Dallas, Steblein’s whimsical art is all about play.

Short Takes

July 11, 2017 | Jim Townsend

Short Takes

Send your young scientists to Kids U's science and technology camps; see a film about the life of Emily Dickenson and get classroom ideas and resources.