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Library book on display at the MFAH

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One of the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library’s first edition copies of Learning from Las Vegas is now on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  The exhibition,  Ruptures and Continuities: Photography Made after 1960 from the MFAH Collection, will be on view through May 9th.  This is the second consecutive year that the MFAH has borrowed a book from the collection for an exhibit.  See mfah.org for more information.

Architecture for Humanity screening

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Architecture for Humanity’s Houston Chapter has organized a charitable screening of the documentary “One Peace at a Time” that will take place Wednesday, March 3rd.  100% of ticket sales will benefit Architecture for Humanity’s relief efforts in Haiti.   Tickets are $15 each, again with 100% of proceeds going directly to the cause.  Advance ticket purchases will enable the River Oaks Theater to move the documentary to a larger screen.  Recent College of Architecture graduate Bridget Rynne has helped organized this event and suggests those interested visit the following sites:

RDA website: http://ricedesignalliance.org/2010/arch-for-humanity-haiti-relief

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=338622499044

River Oaks Theater website: http://www.landmarktheatres.com/Films/films_frameset.asp?id=86872

ABOUT THE FILM:

Can we provide basic rights – water, nutrition, education, healthcare, and a sustainable and peaceful environment – to every child on Earth? In his inspiring documentary One Peace at a Time, director Turk Pipkin searches to answer this question, addressing some of the world’s most pressing problems. Filmed in 20 countries on 5 continents, the solutions chronicled include Ethiopian Water projects with A Glimmer of Hope, education solutions with The Hole in the Wall, the model Indian orphanages of The Miracle Foundation, along with other innovative programs. The film includes insight from Nobel Peace laureate Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Physicist Steven Chu (Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy), Dr. Helene Gayle (CEO of CARE, International), Cameron Sinclair (Founder and Executive Director of Architecture for Humanity), and many others. Music by Ben Harper, Bob Dylan, Jack Johnson, Cat Stevens, Explosions in the Sky, and more.

ABOUT THE CAUSE:

The Houston Chapter screening, in collaboration with the Nobelity project, is part of Architecture for Humanity’s international fundraising effort to provide immediate shelter and long-term reconstruction support after the January 12th earthquake that left much of the vital infrastructure of the country destroyed. Architecture for Humanity works primarily in the reconstruction phase of post disaster situations and will be focused on both transitional and permanent housing and community structures. AfH has partnered with Yele Haiti, AIDG and other local groups by supplying them with pro bono construction and design professionals, setting up community housing resource centers and support in the design and building of earthquake resistant structures. These include the Youth Sports and Disaster Recovery Center in Port-au-Prince, which was planned in 2009 and is ready to begin construction.

To watch the film’s trailer and learn more about The Nobelity Project at: www.nobelity.org

To learn more about Architecture for Humanity, or make a direct donation to the Rebuild Haiti Fund, go to: www.architectureforhumanity.org

2010 Student Art Exhibit now on Facebook

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Visit the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library page on Facebook to see photographs of artists and work featured in the 2010 Student Art Exhibit.  The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library’s red wing until April 15, 2010.  See http://www.uh.edu/features/on-campus/student%20art%20exhibit/index.php for more information.

Andy’s Studio by Joel Rodriguez, one of four Judge’s Choice winners

Women’s Archives featured on ABC News

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Visit the William R. Jenkins Architecture and Art Library page on Facebook to see photographs of artists and work featured in the 2010 Student Art Exhibit.  The exhibit will be on display on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library’s red wing until April 15, 2010.

Student Art Exhibit opening

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The University of Houston Libraries is pleased to host its third annual Student Art Exhibit in the M.D. Anderson Library.  The exhibit opening will take place at 5:30 on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library’s red wing.  It will be on display from February 11-April 15, 2010.

The twenty artists whose work was selected by the jury, represent a broad cross-section of University of Houston students.  All classifications, from freshman to Master’s candidates, are represented.  While most of the students are majoring in Studio Arts, several artists were selected from other disciplines, including English, pharmacy, and biomedical engineering.  The artwork on display includes paintings, sculpture, photography, and graphic art.

The competitive art exhibit was juried by representatives from local museums, arts organizations, and the UH School of Art faculty.  The exhibit jury selected thirty-three works from nearly one hundred submissions.  Katherine Veneman, the Curator of Education at the Blaffer Gallery, served on the jury and curated the exhibit.