The Walker Art Center continues the tradition of supporting the most significant visual, performing, and media artists of our time. Susy Bielak, Walker associate director of education, talks with Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Theaster Gates about their work together and individually, what it means to be an activist who’s also an artist, and the far-flung networks of people who figure in red, black & GREEN: a blues. Click here to read My Hand or My Voice, Marc Bamuthi Joseph and Theaster Gates on Art, Community, and Activism.
More than 100,000 new jobs were created in Houston since the recession, making it the most prosperous city in the country according to a recent Business Journals study. New Orleans, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio rounded out a Texas-filled top five. Read the full article here.
Applications are currently being accepted for the positions of Editor and Managing Editor.
Founded in 1986, Gulf Coast is here to give UH graduate and undergraduate students the experience of editing a nationally distributed literary journal. The Editor and Managing Editor will be hired for a minimum of two years (four issues), and they will be entitled to their normal teaching fellowship, summer salary, as well as stipends at the end of each academic year. The year-round positions will begin at the close of the spring semester. Training will be provided.
If you are interested in the position, please contact Ian Stansel in the Gulf Coast office or via email at email@example.com to request more information. All Creative Writing Program students are invited to apply.
Applicants must submit a cover letter and c.v./résumé via email to Ian no later than Monday, March 5, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants will be interviewed by the Board of Directors on Saturday, March 10. Application materials will be treated as confidential. Please be sure to provide contact information.
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Glasstire reports that Diem Jones will begin as the Director of Grants at the Houston Arts Alliance on February 13.
A poet, musician, producer and spoken word artist (aka Drs. H.M. Joy & Fladimir MS Woo) art director, photographer, and teacher, he comes to Houston from an 8 year stint at Arts Council Silicon Valley, where he supervised their Artsopolis program and managed the agency’s grants, arts education and marketing.
The Houston Chronicle reminds us of some of Houston’s current and upcoming notable urban locations.
Mike Kelley, among the most important international artists to have emerged since the 1980s and whose physically messy and psychologically complex projects laid the groundwork for present-day installation art, has died. He was 57.
Kelley is survived by his older brother George Kelley, who lives near Houston.
A new piece of public art by Carlos Cruz-Diez goes up at University of Houston, main campus.
Thursday, February 16
Associate Professor of Anthropology and Art History
Binghamton University, State University of New York
This lecture will consider the ways in which John and Dominique de Menil’s practices of collecting diverge from conventional analyses of collectors.
LOCATION: University of Houston, Fine Arts room 110
Thursday, January 26, 2012 | 6:30 – 7:30PM
Join us for a gallery walk-through of The Deconstructive Impulse with Dr. Jenni Sorkin, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art and Critical Studies, University of Houston. Dr. Sorkin’s work examines the confluence of gender and material culture within modern and contemporary art history, theory, and criticism. Her writing has appeared in the New Art Examiner, Art Journal, Frieze, Modern Painters, among others. In 2010, she co-organized Blind Spots/Puntos Ciegos: Feminisms, Cinema, and Performance for the eight edition of SITAC, the International Symposium of Contemporary Art Theory, held in Mexico City. She has been awarded fellowships from the ACLS/Luce Foundation and the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, and is the recipient of the 2004 Art Journal Award given by the College Art Association. She is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Live Form: Craft as Participation, which examines the legacy of Black Mountain College, craft pedagogy, and the history of ceramics from 1952 to 1975.