Going Green with GONZO24/7’s Graffiti



Check out local B-boys Havikoro on November 6 at Life Is Living Houston.

Brent Green lecture at University of Houston

The  University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and  School of Art will host DiverseWorks artist in residence Brent Green on Tuesday, November 9 from 1:00 – 2:30pm for a lecture in Fine Arts room 110.

The Statue of Four Lies


Former Mitchell Center Artists-in Residence, the Art Guys present the newest addition to the University of Houston Public Art Collection. The Statue of Four Lies analyzes the vestiges found in the foundations that testify to its original former arrangement and is a monument to aesthetical inexactitudes in the form of various kinds of fruits rendered in bronze.

The Statue of Four Lies

Location: North side of the new Cougar Village, adjacent to Lynn Eusan Park near the intersection of Wheeler and Calhoun. Parking at the Welcome Center Garage, corner of Calhoun and University Dr.

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Read the culturemap review of the unveiling by Steven Thomson here.

The Art Guys still have nothing to do with this.

Graphic Novel Workshop

The Graphic Novel Workshop, taught by UH Creative Writing faculty Mat Johnson, will host a public presentation on September 22, 2010 from 7:00-9:00PM in the University of Houston M.D. Anderson Library Honors College Commons

Here is a video about the Graphic Novel Workshop

Life Is Living Graffiti Battle – Oakland 2009

Listen to Bamuthi

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Want to know more about the LIFE is Living Festival on Nov 6, 2010? Here is a video from the 2009 Kick Off event held in Houston.


Sustainable design at Project Row Houses



Marc Bamuthi Joseph presents The Spoken World (Words that Move Us Series)

The Artistic Director of HBO’s Brave New Voices series returns to Dance Place with text and choreography from his solo works Word Becomes Flesh and the break/s, as well as new material from the upcoming red, black and GREEN: a blues. Words Become Flesh is a National Performance Network (NPN) Re-Creation Fund Project sponsored by La Pena in partnership with Dance Place, Painted Bride Art Center, Youth Speaks and NPN. The Re-Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). Dance Place is a NPN Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).

More information: http://www.culturecapital.com/event.php?id=10896

Inbound: Houston

Public Art for an automotive culture. Karyn Olivier, 2009 Artist in Residence with the Mitchell Center for the Arts at University of Houston replaced 13 billboard ads with life-sized photographic representations.

The first UH Arts Open House in 2009 featured the UH Marching Band

Mitchell Center Residency: The Center for Land Use Interpretation

Beginning in January 2008 the Mitchell Center, in partnership with the University of Houston School of Art and Creative Writing Program, hosted the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) for a residency that focused on the Buffalo Bayou, the Houston Ship Channel, and their environs.

Grover’s Guide to Houston: Part I

During the ten years that I was with Aurora Picture Show, I hosted at least 300 visiting artists, and gave almost that many tours of Houston. Like an old cabbie, I have fine-tuned these trips into a scripted tour that features folk art environments, underground tunnels, celebrity grave sites, art cars, urban bayous, museums, mega churches, and art chapels. Imagine my gravelly voice coming through an old p.a. system as I humbly present to you, “Grover’s Guide to Houston, Part I.

Got Skills? Marc Bamuthi Joseph Does

This is a taste of Bamuthi’s work, not to be missed in NYC from 9/23/2008 – 9/27/2008. Part of the HHTF Festival and presented by the Skirball Center @ NYU. Visit www.myspace.com/bamuthi for more info! Shot by Greg Landua for the University of Wisconsin Madison’s Office of Multicultural Education & Initiatives (OMEI).

Thelma Golden: How art gives shape to cultural change

Thelma Golden, curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, talks through three recent shows that explore how art examines and redefines culture. The “post-black” artists she works with are using their art to provoke a new dialogue about race and culture — and about the meaning of art itself.