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Pop-Up Library + FFAT 02/02

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Pop-Up Art Library + First Friday Art Tours

Come find us during First Friday Art Tours at Blaffer Art Museum. We’ll have a selection of books thematically related to the museum’s current exhibition available for check out. Lunch will be provided after the tour. 

Date : Friday, February 2, 2024

Time: 12– 2 pm

Location: Blaffer Art Museum

About

Pop-Up’s
Since 2018, the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library has been partnering with Blaffer Art Museum to host Pop-Up Libraries each semester. It’s a fun and engaging way to promote services that provide instant connection to the UH community. Each pop-up consists of curated art books thematically related to the museum’s current exhibitions.

 

This event is free and open to all students

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Go on a Blind Date with a Book! Feb 1 – 13

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About Event

Show your love to the library by participating in our annual Blind Date with a Book display located at the Architecture, Design, and Art Library starting Feb 1 – 13. Those that “rate their dates” will enter our prize drawing , winners will be announced on Feb 14th.

Rules

♥ First you check-out a “blind date” book without unwrapping it (no cheating).

♥ Read it!

♥ Easy rating forms included, so “rate your date” even if you didn’t finish it.

♥ Return the form to the library to enter our prize drawing.

♥ The more “dates” you rate, the higher chances of winning,  so be sure to come back for more “blind dates.”

♥ Winners will be announced on Valentine’s Day.

Dates: February 1 – 13

Location: Architecture, Design, and Art Library

Time: During Library Hours

This event is free and open to the UH community

For questions, contact us at archlib@uh.edu

 

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Featured Artist Gerald Sastra

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The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly presents the work of featured artist ‘23-24 Gerald Sastra. His exhibit,#100iconicwomen, will be on view until March 2024. 

Statement 
In my artistic journey as a student, I explore the fusion of graphic design and painting, seamlessly weaving these distinct disciplines into a harmonious visual narrative. As a designer, I am drawn to the dynamic possibilities that arise when traditional brushstrokes meet the precision of digital elements. My process begins with a contemplation of the subject, where I strive to grasp its essence and underlying emotions. Once the digital groundwork is laid, I embrace the visceral experience of painting, letting the tactile interaction with traditional media infuse the artwork with an organic and authentic touch. This interplay between the calculated precision of design and the spontaneous flow of paint conceives a unique visual symphony that transcends boundaries, captivating viewers with its innovative language and timeless allure. Through this fusion, I aim to challenge perceptions, ignite curiosity, and inspire a new appreciation for the endless possibilities that lie at the intersection of graphic design and painting. 

Bio
Originally from Indonesia, Gerald Sastra is currently pursuing a Graphic Design B.F.A. degree at the University of Houston. He strives to explore each of the design disciplines such as, but not limited to UX/UI, motion, and print. His interests, however, lie in illustration graphics, brand identity, and environmental graphics. He seeks to create meaningful design by being inspired with the content of each design and how it affects us emotionally. While design is his main pursuit, he also enjoys painting and nurtured this innate connection into an artistic journey that continues to evolve. 

Winter Intersession Hours

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service

Thanksgiving Week Hours

General Announcements, New Service, Planned Down Time

Pop-Up Art Library + Biannual Student Art Show 11/02

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Pop-Up Art Library + Biannual Student Art Show

Fill your afternoon with art and check-out Blaffer Art Museum Student Association’s Biannual Art Show featuring student art work. Then come browse our Pop-Up Library where you’ll find a selection of curated art books available for check-out. There will be giveaways and light refreshments. 

Date : Thursday, November 2, 2023

Time: 3– 5 pm

Location: Student Center South, Ballroom

About

Pop-Up’s
Since 2018, the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library has been partnering with Blaffer Art Museum to host Pop-Up Libraries each semester. It’s a fun and engaging way to promote services that provide instant connection to the UH community. Each pop-up consists of curated art books thematically related to the museum’s current exhibitions.

BAMSA
The Blaffer Art Museum Student Association (BAMSA) at the University of Houston is a student-run organization that seeks to foster a community of artists and art enthusiasts on campus.

Biannual Student Art Show
The Biannual Student Art Show is one of the most anticipated events in the University of Houston’s arts community. This exhibition showcases the works of our talented members in a professional setting, providing them with a unique opportunity to gain exposure and network with fellow artists. The event attracts a broad audience, ranging from art enthusiasts to collectors and industry professionals, and has established a reputation for excellence in the local arts scene.

This event is free and open to all students

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@blafferartmuseum

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@blaffermuseum

@BAMSA_UH

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@Blaffer

@bamsauh 

Featured Artist Jailyne España

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

The Architecture, Design, and Art Library proudly presents the work of featured artist ‘23-24 Jailyne España . Her exhibit, Art of the Dead, will be on view until December 2023.

Statement 
The everlasting uncertainty that stemmed from my journey with cancer molded my artistic practice into what it is today. My body of work in traditional painting and printmaking examines feelings of fear, absence, nostalgia, and anticipation through altered light, shadow, texture, and perspective. These reimagined spaces depict different dimensions that exist in between what was and what’s next. I aim for the viewer to step into these transitional spaces and see something that is indirectly familiar to them. To experience triggered emotions that come from memory, like the nostalgia of a childhood home, mourning of a loved one, calmness of a Tuesday afternoon, fear of an empty room, yearning of an unknown place. I use different forms of media as reference for my creative work, which include but are not limited to film and photography. 

Bio
Jailyne (Jai) España is a 25-year-old Houston-based artist. She received her BFA in Painting with an Art History minor and is currently pursuing an MFA in Painting at the University of Houston. Jailyne’s influence comes from pop culture, film, photography, and art history. Starting as a self-taught artist, her first solo exhibition in 2018 titled Survivor’s Dream was first displayed at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit in Texas Children’s Hospital. Jailyne’s artwork was also the face of the 2019 edition of Statewide Conference on Violence Against Women in San Antonio, TX. Her second solo exhibition, Transitional Spaces was shown at the Third Space Gallery in 2021. Jailyne has also been part of the 2022 group show The Subject of Extra Scrutiny at 205 Hudson Gallery in Manhattan, NY. 

 

Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt 10/31

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🎃Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt

Want to have a spooky good time this Halloween? Then stop by the Architecture, Design, and Art Library for a fang-tastic time! Collect clues to complete a secret phrase and win some treats! So happy haunting and stop by…if you dare!

Ghostly Date: 10/31/23

Witching hours: 9am -7pm

Enchanted Grounds: The Architecture, Design, and Art Library/Room 106 (Inside the College of Architecture and Design.)

🎃Rules

*Play individually, if you dare.

*Hunt for the hidden clues using QR codes, watch for the undead.

*Spell out the phrase, mwahaha!

*Win a treat and be sure to holler trick or treat!

🎃Social Media

IG: @uh.arch.art.library

Twitter: @UH_Arch_Art_Lib

Facebook: @UH.Arch.Art.Library

Pop-Up Art Library + RBB 10/17

General Announcements, New Resource, New Service, Planned Down Time, Special Event or Display

Pop-Up Art Library + Red Block Bash

Come find us during Blaffer Art Museum Student Association’s Red Block Bash to learn about art & media student organizations across campus and get engaged. There will be fun art making activities, giveaways, and fun books available for check-out from the Pop-Up Library booth. 

Date : Wednesday, October 17, 2023

Time: 3– 5 pm

Location: Student Center South Ball Room 220

About

Pop-Up’s
Since 2018, the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library has been partnering with Blaffer Art Museum to host Pop-Up Libraries each semester. It’s a fun and engaging way to promote services that provide instant connection to the UH community. Each pop-up consists of curated art books thematically related to the museum’s current exhibitions.

BAMSA
The Blaffer Art Museum Student Association (BAMSA) at the University of Houston is a student-run organization that seeks to foster a community of artists and art enthusiasts on campus.

Red Block Bash
Red Block Bash is a tabling event where all arts and media student organizations come together to network and promote their initiatives. Hosted by BAMSA every semester, the event offers students a chance to learn about other similar student organizations at the University of Houston. Students can also meet and interact with members of these organizations, and learn about different opportunities available to them. Red Block Bash encourages students to get involved and engage with the arts and media community on campus.

This event is free and open to all students

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@uh.arch.art.library

@blafferartmuseum

@uh.bamsa

Twitter

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@blaffermuseum

@BAMSA_UH

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@Blaffer

@bamsauh 

 

 

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