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.