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Call for Artists

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The University Libraries is now accepting artwork for its fifth Annual Student Art Exhibit, a competitive juried exhibit that will be on display in the M.D. Anderson Library February 24 – April 20, 2012. Jurors will include curators from the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as prominent members of the Houston arts community and UH School of Art faculty.

The exhibit is open to all UH students enrolled spring 2012 – any classification or major. Students are welcome to submit multiple entries. Requirements of submissions: 2D in any medium, ready to hang with wires/brackets or on foam core, not to exceed 5’x5’, 5 pounds, or extend more than 4” from the wall. Sculpture with pedestals, no more than 20 pounds total and must fit inside a library elevator.

Students should submit their work to the Architecture and Art Library, located in the College of Architecture. Deadline for submissions is February 3, 2012. Artists must complete a waiver form, as well as an exhibition agreement for each work submitted.

Reset your CougarNet password

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Visit uh.edu/infotech or call 713-743-1411 to reset your Cougarnet password. You will need Cougarnet to log into the library’s computers and to access electronic resources from off-campus.

Summer Book Club meets in August

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Join us for our second and last meeting on Friday, August 19 at 12 noon. The book is Pym: A Novel by UH creative writing professor Mat Johnson.  A Booklist Review by Julie Hunt pronounces it: “Funny, insightful, racially important, Pym is a death-defying adventure and a probing examination of notions of race, even at the farthest ends of the earth. ” The Summer Book Club is co-sponsored by the UH Libraries and the Women’s Resource Center.  Refreshments will be provided.  The Summer Book Club is open to all UH students, staff, faculty, and affiliates.

Copies of Pym are available through the Libraries’ fabulous and free Interlibrary Loan service.  The Interlibrary Loan department will borrow an extra copy of the book from another library for you.  You can retrieve your copy at the M.D. Anderson Library’s service desk when it arrives.  Visit their website to set up an account.

Join us for the fun!

Decorative Arts for Decorative Arts’ Sake: The Birth of Art Deco now on display

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The Jenkins Architecture and Art Library in the Hines College of Architecture invites you to stop by for a look at our new Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Book Room display. Two volumes from the collection – French portfolios of heliogravure (photogravure) printed plates – provide an intriguing snapshot of a pivotal point in design history.

From 1923, La Ferronnerie Moderne, by Gabriel Henriot, documents the fanciful, exquisite metalwork of the late Art Nouveau style.  La Sculpture Décorative à l’Exposition des Arts Décoratifs de 1925, by Henri Rapin, features the work of designers exhibited in the titular event. With its focus squarely on the decorative arts and its singular preoccupation with pure decoration, the 1925 exposition boldly explored and employed myriad, unrelated impulses and inspirations. The juxtaposition of these two, rare volumes tantalizingly suggests the ultimate transition of late Nouveau to a burgeoning new and fresh “modern” style, a style borne of l’Exposition des Arts Décoratifs de 1925 – Art Deco.

The library’s display, assembled by Evening Supervisor Chris Conway, is further enhanced by the inclusion of text from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s website and by reproductions of postcards from l’Exposition des Arts Décoratifs de 1925.

Come have a look; when did you last have the opportunity to admire some rare, French, heliogravure (photogravure) printed plates?

Join the Summer Book Club

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Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, June 22 at noon in the Women’s Resource Center to discuss the book: The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie by Wendy McClure.  We will also meet Friday, August 19 at 12 noon we will meet to discuss: Pym: A Novel by UH professor Mat Johnson.  The Summer Book Club is co-sponsored by the UH Libraries and the Women’s Resource Center.  All UH staff, students, and faculty members are welcome.


If you don’t have the books and don’t wish to purchase them, you can pick up a copy from the M.D. Anderson Library’s Service Desk, while supplies last.

Seeking students for library promotions

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The William R. Jenkins Library is seeking graduate and undergraduate students to pose in promotional material for the library.   Architecture, art history, engineering, industrial design, and studio art and design programs are all welcome.  Contact cwessinger@uh.edu for more information.

Video tutorials and research guides available

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Visit the UH Libraries channel on YouTube to find out more about services, events and collections.  Special research guides for students in architecture, art history, and industrial design may be found here.  More research guides (including ones for graphic communications and studio art) are on their way.

Seeking students for library promotions

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The William R. Jenkins Library is seeking graduate and undergraduate students to pose in promotional material for the library.   Architecture, art history, engineering, industrial design, and studio art and design programs are all welcome.  Contact cwessinger@uh.edu for more information.

Student Art Exhibit opening February 18th

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The UH Libraries will host its 4th annual Student Art Exhibit in the M.D. Anderson Libraries’ red wing from February 18th through April 18th.  This highly competitive exhibit is open to UH students of any classification and major.  This year’s jury selected 35 works in various media.  Artists represent all classifications from freshman to graduate students.  Most are pursuing degrees within the School of Art, but a number of non-art majors were also selected, including students majoring in architecture, computer science, history, industrial design, mechanical engineering, and physics.

The exhibit opening will take place from 5:30-6:30 on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Libraries’ red wing Friday, February 18th.  This event is free and open to the public.

2011 Jury:

Jillian Conrad, UH School of Art

Clare Elliott, Menil Collection

Lucinda Garces,  Booker Lowe Gallery

Katherine Veneman, Blaffer Museum

Dena Woodall, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


2011 Artists:

Akila Raman, senior majoring in architecture

Bryan A. Calcagno, junior majoring in industrial design and physics

Chad Maydwell, sophomore majoring in painting (Jurors’ Choice winner)

David Anderson, junior majoring in painting

David Mateo Self, junior majoring in history

Greg Jackson, sophomore majoring in graphic communication

Jeff Simmons, graduate student in architecture

Joseph Echavarria, freshman

Juan M. Juarez, junior majoring in sculpture

Karesha Brown, senior majoring in environmental design

Katalina Galvan, junior majoring in biology

Kentra Gilbert, senior majoring in painting

Kylene Vasquez, senior majoring in art

Luis Mantilla, senior majoring in architecture

Matthew Ku, junior majoring in mechanical engineering

Melanie Lira, senior majoring in art history

Michella Fanini, junior majoring in art education

Pamela Johnson, senior majoring in sculpture

Rachel Harmeyer, post-baccalaureate student in art history

Rosine Kouanen, graduate student majoring in photography/digital media (Juror’s Choice winner)

Ryan Maria Hernandez, senior majoring in art education and art history (Juror’s Choice winner)

Sanjana Shetty, graduate student majoring in computer science

Stacy Smith, junior majoring in painting

Tanja Vaughn, junior majoring in painting

Trinh Nguyen, senior majoring in painting

Call for Artists extended

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The University Libraries is now accepting artwork for its fourth Annual Student Art Exhibit, a competitive juried exhibit that will be on display in the M.D. Anderson Library February – April 2011.  Jurors will include curators from the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as prominent members of the Houston arts community and UH School of Art faculty.

To compensate for the days we were unexpectedly closed last week, we are extending the deadline for submissions to 8 pm on Wednesday, February 9th.

The exhibit is open to UH students of any classification or major.  Students are welcome to submit multiple entries.  See the requirements on the Call for Artists poster below.

Students should submit their work to the Architecture and Art Library, located in the College of Architecture.    Artists must complete a waiver form, as well as an exhibition agreement for each work.

2011 Art Exhibit Requirements

Waiver

Exhibition Agreement (complete one for each work)

Artist’s Statement (complete one for each work)

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