March 15, 2018 | Katherine Adams
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.
March 14, 2018 | Katherine Adams
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.
March 09, 2018 | Katherine Adams
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.
March 06, 2018 | Katherine Adams
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.
January 23, 2018 | Katherine Adams
The Bumper Jacksons call themselves a “city-meets-country” music experiment that started between lead singer Jess Eliot Myhre and banjo player Chris Ousley. After their performance in the Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake on Jan. 11, the audience in the nearly sold-out theater would agree the experiment was a resounding success.
January 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams
Darrin Vincent remembers the exact date he and his partner Jamie Dailey formed the bluegrass-country-southern gospel duo Dailey and Vincent. “We got together on December 29, 2007, and 10 years to the day, we were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Hall of Fame,” Vincent said. Remember this date: Wednesday, Feb. 21. That’s when the Grammy-nominated Dailey and Vincent will perform at University of Houston-Clear Lake’s Bayou Theater.
January 22, 2018 | Katherine Adams
It’s not unusual for students to give their teacher or professor a gift to express their appreciation for what they’ve learned, or for the support they’ve received in a particular class. When Associate Professor of Humanities Shreerekha Subramanian saw her student’s mother appear in her office to present her with a very large painting on behalf of her son, it was much more than a token gift of thanks for an enjoyable class.
December 29, 2017 | Katherine Adams
The Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake has been a campus and community focal point for 40 years. But just as an actor needs to retouch his makeup before making his entrance, and a musician needs to tune his instrument before the show, the Bayou Theater is showing signs of needing to renovate and revitalize, so the show can keep going on.
December 13, 2017 | Katherine Adams
The devastating psychological effects of violence on children can linger for life. Children in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel have been living amid armed conflict for years, and Brian McCarty, a Los Angeles-based photographer, created an exhibition entitled, “War-Toys: Israel, West Bank and Gaza Strip” that offers a new perspective to their trauma. The exhibition will be on view at the Art Gallery at University of Houston-Clear Lake from Jan. 29-March 15.
November 27, 2017 | Katherine Adams
Five Tibetan monks from the Gaden Shartse Norling Monestery in Mundgod, India made University of Houston-Clear Lake a stop on their tour of the U.S. to share Buddhist philosophy and demonstrate the construction of a sacred sand mandala to students, faculty and the community. Geshe Lobsang Wangyal,--Geshe meaning something equivalent to “Father” in the Buddhist faith and similar to a doctorate in academic terms—spoke through an interpreter about his journey through monastic life and his experiences coming to the U.S. for the first time.
November 20, 2017 | Katherine Adams
The Bayou Theater at University of Houston-Clear Lake is offering a stocking-sized Flex Pass, perfect for the theater lovers on any gift list.
November 07, 2017 | Jim Townsend
Sarah Costello, assistant professor of art history, is University of Houston-Clear Lake’s nominee for the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation’s 2017-18 Piper Professor Award, an honor bestowed annually to 10 outstanding educators from Texas institutions of higher learning.