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2009-10 Season

  • Graphic Novel Workshop Exhibition

    Graphic Novel Workshop Exhibition

    September 22, 2009

    Through an innovative collaboration between the UH School of Art and the Creative Writing Program, Mat Johnson's Graphic Novel course was an introduction and exploration of modern graphic storytelling through both critical examination and workshop of original creative work within the form.

  • Media Archeology: Liquid Light to the Laptop

    Media Archeology: Liquid Light to the Laptop

    April 17 & 18, 2009

    The Mitchell Center co-presents Aurora Picture Show's annual multimedia festival featuring artists who incorporate audio/visual technology with live performance. This year's festival, Liquid Light to the Laptop was comprised of two nights of performances that pay tribute to the multimedia spectacle of the psychedelic light show, as an art form that revolutionized rock concerts, influenced popular culture and paved the way for the real-time visual culture of today.

  • UH Arts Open House 2009

    UH Arts Open House 2009

    October 1, 2009

    UH Arts Open House features live music from the Moores School of Music, readings from the Creative Writing Program, demonstrations by the School of Art and performances by the School of Theatre & Dance. All events offer a sneak peek at the UH arts fall season.

  • Damaged Romanticism: Recovered

    Damaged Romanticism: Recovered

    October 1 – 3, 2009

    The Mitchell Center joins with the UH Moores School of Music to present a three-day music festival featuring the work of Joan Tower, one of our nations most original composers of modern music. Tower will join us in residence, along with acclaimed piano soloist and chamber musician Melvin Chen.

  • Artist Talk with Amy Patton

    Artist Talk with Amy Patton

    February 2, 2010

    Join us as Amy Patton discusses her Mitchell Center residency, during which she is developing the new filmed theatre work Oil. Hear about her process of casting the actors, collaborating with cast and crew on the script development, set-building and prop-making, research, and more. Patton will also present examples of her previous work along with excerpts from influential films.

  • Scott McCloud

    Scott McCloud

    February 9, 2010

    Noted comic writer and graphic artist Scott McCloud will present a public lecture at UH to discuss his critically acclaimed work. McCloud visits the University of Houston in order to participate in the Graphic Novel workshop, a course taught by professor Mat Johnson, offered by Creative Writing Program, in collaboration with the Mitchell Center and the School of Art.

  • Patti Smith

    Patti Smith

    April 19, 2010

    Legendary writer, performer and visual artist Patti Smith will appear at UH for a night filled with literature, memory and rich conversation. Hosted by Voices Breaking Boundaries (VBB) with support from the Mitchell Center, Smith will read from her exciting new memoir Just Kids and perform a few select songs.

  • Marc Bamuthi Joseph

    Marc Bamuthi Joseph

    May 12, 2010

    A performance/presentation by artist-in-residence Marc Bamuthi Joseph about Life Is Living: Houston an arts and environmental justice festival scheduled for November 6, 2010 at Emancipation Park in Houston’s Third Ward. Life Is Living is a national campaign will help organize the November 2010 festival Life is Living: Houston as part of his national campaign celebrating sustainability and hip hop culture in neighborhoods across the U.S. including those in Chicago, Harlem, and Oakland.

  • Contemporary Salon: Tomás Saraceno

    Contemporary Salon: Tomás Saraceno

    June 30, 2010

    The Mitchell Center joins forces with the Blaffer Art Museum to co-present the ongoing series of Contemporary Salons. The new partnership continues with a discussion about Tomás Saraceno's exhibition at Blaffer May 14- August 7, 2010. Claudia Schmuckli, will moderate a spirited conversation among experts in a wide array of fields. A short wine and cheese reception will precede the event.

  • Karyn Olivier - Inbound: Houston

    Karyn Olivier – Inbound: Houston

    The Mitchell Center is proud to announce a bold new project from artist-in-residence Karyn Olivier. Using 13 billboards along the city’s downtown freeways, Olivier will replace the usual advertisements with images of the urban landscape that would be visible if the billboard did not exist – the sky, trees, and buildings obstructed by the ads will now be “revealed.”