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Pop-Up Art Library & Book Sale Nov 26th & 27th

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Catch the Architecture, Design, and Art Library in its latest adventure with the Blaffer Art Museum!

POP UP LIBRARY & BOOK SALE

November 26th & 27th at the Fine Arts Courtyard (School of Art)

Browse through a selection of art books available for check-out with your Cougar Card as well “mystery boxes” for sale.

FREE hot chocolate!

 

Social Media Challenge

Special Event or Display

“BE A LADY” Student Art Opening Nov 2nd

Special Event or Display

The William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design and Art Library is happy to present BE A LADY by student artist Amira Maruf. An opening reception will be held on Friday, November 2nd with light refreshments. The exhibit will be on display through January and everyone is welcome to attend.

Amira Maruf is a Houston-based graphic designer whose works explore 2D design to site-specific installations. She received a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in Marketing from the University of Houston. During her undergraduate studies, she found joy in designing campaign collateral, which lead her to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design (from the University of Houston). As an MFA candidate, her research is focused on anthropologist studies and spatial concepts. When she graduates, she wants to pursue a career in teaching and own her studio practice.

Artist’s Statement

As a graphic designer, I use visual storytelling to exhibit social and environmental issues. With the heart of an anthropologist, my studies are heavily focused on the understanding of people and their interaction with the world around them. I am fascinated by the parts of history that are undocumented, for the uncertainty of the past offers opportunities for new discoveries. By analyzing time and space in relation to environment and culture, I actively look for new ways to encourage public engagement with issues that constitute against them. Inspired by visual artists such as Olafur Elision, Rana Begum, Rashid Johnson, and Candice Lin, my art and design practice questions diverse perspectives and seeks to find and exhibit hidden truths

Halloween Library Scavenger Hunt!

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RULES

*Play individually or with a partner

*Hunt for clues and write down the letters

*Spell out the phrase

*Win a reward

Two of a Kind 

General Announcements, New Resource, Special Event or Display

Fresh from the Kenneth Franzheim ll Rare Books Room, the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library presents two Fall Semester displays: Clyfford Still and Les Vieux Hôtels de Paris.

The Clyfford Still’s exhibit consists of books gifted from the Clyfford Still Foundation which were formerly in the artist’s personal collection.

Les Vieux Hôtels de Paris previews photographs from three hotels in Le Quartier Saint-Paul from the early 20th century. To view the rest of this—one of a kind portfolio, contact Catherine Essinger at cwessinger@uh.edu for an appointment.

 

Open house for new and early career instructors

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Student Art Exhibit opening August 3rd

General Announcements, Special Event or Display

The William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library is pleased to present Play and Process by student artist Felicia Leyva. The opening reception will be held on Friday, August 3, with light refreshments. The exhibit will be on display through October, and is free and open to the public.

Leyva is a sculpture BFA student at the University of Houston. While she has experimented with several mediums, her work mainly focuses on her increasing interest in fiber arts. Known for her fun and colorful style, she enjoys bringing new life to everyday soft materials like yarn, foam, and felt. Her work has been exhibited at Blaffer Art Museum’s Student Exhibition and UH Biannual Art Show on campus grounds. As she continues her creative journey, she hopes to further blur the line between craft and fine art.

Artist’s statement:

I make art because I can’t imagine myself doing anything else. It’s a great part of who I am. When I go days without making something, I feel almost sick and weighed down. The process of making art is my way of clearing out my mind and letting go of frustrations. Art is very therapeutic and as a person who internalizes things, I find much relief in it.

I’m geared towards making playful, lighthearted art because it reminds me of easier times as a child. I feel as though somewhere down the line of growing up, my life picked up a lot of anger and pain. I’ve been trying to cancel out these negative feelings with bright, colorful, artworks. I think I’m trying to create a fun and beautiful world to live in. One that makes myself and others feel happy.

I was introduced to the world of fiber arts about a year ago and fell in love with it. Fibers are the best medium for producing inviting, comforting textures. There is something magical about creating work that entices others to reach out and touch them. I have never minded if people touch my work. I actually encourage it because then you are no longer simply viewing but experiencing the piece. Through touch, I believe that you can connect with my artwork and ultimately, myself.

Student Artwork Archived in the Digital Library

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The William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library offers art and design students the opportunity to exhibit their work inside its facility, giving them experience installing work in a public space, as well as the chance to explore the relationship between their work and the library’s materials.  Work exhibited in the Architecture and Art Library during the Fall Semester can be viewed in the UH Digital Library.  Use the links below to see each artist’s work.

Leah Bydalek

Angel Castelan

Jackelyn Cordova

Alton DuLaney

Isaac Farley

 

Students in the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design and the School of Art may propose to exhibit their work using our online form.

Architectural sketches in the UH Digital Library

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Sketches Abroad has been digitized for the UH Digital Library.  The oversized portfolio features sketches made by Julius A. Schweinfurth during a nine month tour Spain, Italy, France, and the South Kensington Museum in 1886.  Mr. Schweinfurth earned a Rotch Travelling Fellowship from the Boston Society of Architects, which allowed him to travel and publish his sketches. He later became chief designer at Peabody and Sterns, one of the most prominent American firms of the late nineteenth century, before launching his own firm in 1895.  His notable works include several dormitories at Wellesley College and the Bradley Chapel at Fort Hill Cemetery in Auburn, NY.  He and his family endowed the Schweinfurth Art Center, which continues to operate in Auburn.

This rare portfolio is part of the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design and Art Library’s Kenneth Franzheim II Rare Books Room collection.  Contact Catherine Essinger at cwessinger@uh.edu to schedule a time to view this or other rare books on art and design.

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