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2011-12 Season

  • Marc Bamuthi Joseph

    Marc Bamuthi Joseph

    Residency

  • Shrimp Boat Projects

    Shrimp Boat Projects

    Residency

  • Screening: Veins in the Gulf

    Screening: Veins in the Gulf

    Apr 27

    Join Shrimp Boat Projects, poet Martha Serpas and filmmakers Elizabeth Coffman and Ted Hardin for a screening of Veins in the Gulf, a documentary that traces the history of rapidly disappearing bayous, the environmental crises of southern Louisiana, and the international impact of Cajun culture. Through interviews with fisherman, engineers, poets, and scientists, bear witness as Louisiana residents confront the mortality of their culture and a community tries to solve its environmental crises.

  •  red, black & GREEN: a blues

    red, black & GREEN: a blues

    Nov 4-5

    red, black and GREEN: a blues (rbG:b) is a full-length, multimedia performance work designed to jumpstart a conversation about environmental justice, social ecology and collective responsibility in the climate change era.

  • Karen Stokes

    Karen Stokes

    Residency

  • The Secondary Colors

    The Secondary Colors

    Oct 20-22

    The Secondary Colors is an original collaborative contemporary dance and music work by choreographer Karen Stokes and composer Bill Ryan.

  • Communograph: Mapping Community Through Creative Action

    Communograph: Mapping Community Through Creative Action

    Together with Third Ward organization Project Row Houses, the Mitchell Center will present a three month series about how the arts can inspire debate and catalyze social change.

  • Media Archeology Festival: Rewind – Play – Fast Forward

    Media Archeology Festival: Rewind – Play – Fast Forward

    Sep 15-17

    This year’s Media Archeology: Rewind – Play – Fast Forward, features performances by artists who reinterpret tools and ideas about games and play. Artists include Eddo Stern, Karolina Sobecka and Robert Thoth.

  • Open Call for Participation

    Open Call for Participation

    Aug-Nov

  • When a Priest Marries a Witch

    When a Priest Marries a Witch

    Nov 1

    When a Priest Marries a Witch is a special performance created by artist Suzanne Bocanegra and performed by Paul Lazar. Through a story about a priest, an artist, and a young girl in Pasadena, Texas, Bocanegra weaves a tale that brings together her development as an artist, Elvis, the Astrodome, a controversial Art commission, the Pope, astronauts, and a notorious local witch.

  • Communograph Artist Talk: Mel Chin

    Communograph Artist Talk: Mel Chin

    Oct 2

    Conceptual artist and native Houstonian Mel Chin kicks off the Communograph series with a talk about the politics of mapping.

  • Communograph Artist Talk: Rick Lowe and Ashley Hunt

    Communograph Artist Talk: Rick Lowe and Ashley Hunt

    Oct 12

    Project Row Houses founder and artist Rick Lowe and artist Ashley Hunt will have a public discussion about art and social practice, a practice that emphasizes people in their relationships to each other and their surroundings.

  • Communograph PRH Exhibition Opening: Round 35

    Communograph PRH Exhibition Opening: Round 35

    Oct 15

    Communograph exhibition opening of Round 35 at Project Row Houses. Each “Round” of installations lasts four months, and focuses on a particular theme that portrays, reflects and/or involves the surrounding Third Ward community.

  • Poetry & Prose: Environmental Writers of Galveston Bay

    Poetry & Prose: Environmental Writers of Galveston Bay

    Oct 24

    Part of the University of Houston Libraries and Creative Writing Program Poetry & Prose reading series, Shrimp Boat Projects presents readings by local authors who delve deeply into the issues surrounding Galveston Bay.

  • Artist Talk: Mierle Laderman Ukeles in Conversation with Shrimp Boat Projects

    Artist Talk: Mierle Laderman Ukeles in Conversation with Shrimp Boat Projects

    Nov 16

    Mierle Laderman Ukeles is a New York based artist known for her feminist and service oriented artwork. Her manifesto Maintenance Art—Proposal for an Exhibition, challenged the domestic role of women and proclaimed herself as a "maintenance artist". Maintenance, for Ukeles, is the realm of human activities that keep things going, such as cooking, cleaning and child-rearing and her performances in the 1970s included the cleaning of art galleries.

  • Communograph Walking Tour: Experience the Third Ward with Ray Carrington

    Communograph Walking Tour: Experience the Third Ward with Ray Carrington

    Nov 19

    Ray Carrington, photographer known for his innovative Arts Education program at Yates High School, Eye on the Third Ward, leads a walking tour focused on community spaces that are the result of creative thinking and grassroots leadership.

  • UH Arts Open House 2011

    UH Arts Open House 2011

    Aug 23

    The UH Arts Open House coincides with the second day of Cougar First Impressions and 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.

  • Communograph Bus Tour: Architecture and Community with Stephen Fox

    Communograph Bus Tour: Architecture and Community with Stephen Fox

    Dec 3

    Architecture and Community: Exploring John Biggers's principle of "Good and Relevant Architecture" is an alternative bus tour, lead by local architectural historian Stephen Fox.

  • Awready! The Houston Hip Hop Conference

    Awready! The Houston Hip Hop Conference

    Mar 27-28

    The Awready! Hip Hop Conference explores the unique music and culture of Houston hip hop.

  • The Spirituality of Stewardship, Sustainability and Food

    The Spirituality of Stewardship, Sustainability and Food

    Mar 10

    In conjunction with Shrimp Boat Projects, the Spirituality of Stewardship, Sustainability and Food features special guest Norman Wirzba, Research Professor of Theology, Ecology and Rural Life at Duke University’s Divinity School.

  • Insight|Out

    Insight|Out

    May 19-20

    Insight|Out is a weekend festival of media and live performance events including music, outdoor dance, and films that highlight Houston history and explore how we traverse our local landscape.

  • The Frogs

    The Frogs

    Apr 26, 28-30 & May 1

    The Center for Creative Work at the UH Honors College presents this adventurous, contemporary production of The Frogs by Aristophanes.

  • un/seen

    un/seen

    May 1

    A culminating event of the spring semester, un/seen offers the public a chance to view final projects by students in the Mitchell Center’s Collaboration Among the Arts class.

  • On Vanishing

    On Vanishing

    May 17-18

    A new site-specific choreographic work by Jonah Bokaer, presented in collaboration with the Asia Society Texas Center.