Student art exhibit opening 2/24

The Fifth Annual UH Libraries’ Student Art Exhibition opened Friday, February 24th at 5:00 pm on the third floor of the M.D. Anderson Library.  Attendees experienced the original work of up-and-coming UH artists from multiple classifications and academic departments.  Attendees also had the opportunity to mingle with the student artists themselves, as well as the exhibition’s jurors and curator.  http://youtu.be/k1Zt11FOPhA

This exhibit was juried by Susan Sutton, Curatorial Assistant at the Menil Collection, Katherine Veneman, Curator of Education at UH’s Blaffer Art Museum, and Dena Woodall, Assistant Curator, Prints & Drawings at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The exhibit is curated by the Architecture and Art Library’s Evening Supervisor, Christopher Conway.

The following students’ work was accepted into the exhibit and the Houston-based performance art group Continuum will recreate UH sculptor Hilary Scullane’s work, The Green Blob, a photographic documentation of which is included in the exhibition.

Karesha Brown

Felipe Campos

Almendra Castillo

Emily Connor

Isabel Cuenca

Jessica L. Davis

Rachel Harmeyer

Rosine Kouamen

JoJo Lam

Veronica Lizaola

Yma Luis

Miguel Martinez

Chad Maydwell

Andria Nguyen

Hilary Scullane

Jeff Simmons

Stäcy L. Smith

Elbert Claiborne Thompson

Posted on February 15th, 2012 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Student art exhibit opening 2/24

Call for Artists

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.

Posted on November 28th, 2011 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Call for Artists

Summer Book Club meets in August

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!

Posted on July 22nd, 2011 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Summer Book Club meets in August

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

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.

Posted on July 6th, 2011 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Decorative Arts for Decorative Arts’ Sake: The Birth of Art Deco now on display

Join the UH Summer Book Club

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.

Posted on May 14th, 2011 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Join the UH Summer Book Club

Student Art Exhibit opening at the M.D. Anderson Library on February 18th

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 biology, computer science, history, 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

Posted on February 15th, 2011 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Student Art Exhibit opening at the M.D. Anderson Library on February 18th

Call for artists

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.

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 Form (complete one for each work)

Posted on December 3rd, 2010 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Call for artists

Chi Omega Fraternity supports the Learning Commons

The University of Houston chapter of Chi Omega has pledged to make a $25,000 donation to the M.D. Anderson Library at the University of Houston.  The gift will be finalized this fall with a naming ceremony planned in the Library.  All actives and alumnae of the UH chapter will be invited, along with UH dignitaries and invited guests.

A collaborative learning space within the Learning Commons will be named in honor of the Chi Omega chapter at UH.  The Learning Commons is an area in the library where the newest and most robust hardware and software is concentrated in an incredibly accessible and visible part of the library. 

The Chi Omega Fraternity has been on the UH campus since Febuary 4, 1956.  Over many years, generations of UH Chi Omegas have been contributing to a fund that was intended to honor the University of Houston.  As the fund reached a meaningful amount and the university neared some significant historical milestones, the chapter decided it was time to make this gift, which supports one of our key purposes, sincere learning and creditable scholarship.

Posted on September 20th, 2010 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Chi Omega Fraternity supports the Learning Commons

Summer Book Club meets July 23rd

The Summer Book Club will be discussing Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, in the Women’s Resource Center at noon today, July 23rd.  The University of Houston Libraries is co-sponsoring this event.

Posted on July 23rd, 2010 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Summer Book Club meets July 23rd

Summer Book Club will read Divakaruni novel and Patti Smith memoir

The University of Houston Libraries and the Women’s Resource Center will co-sponsor their third annual Summer Book Club this year.  The club is open to all UH affiliates, faculty, staff, and students.  The group will meet in the Women’s Resource Center (now located on the second floor of the University Center) at noon on June 16th to discuss UH creative writing professor Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s novel Sister of my Heart.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Readers will gather again at noon on July 23rd to discuss Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids which recounts her life with artist Robert Mapplethorpe in New York during the late sixties.  Ms. Smith recently spoke and performed on campus in the Cullen Performance Hall.

The UH Libraries will provide copies of both books on a first come, first served basis.  To inquire about borrowing one or both titles, contact the Women’s, Sexuality, and Gender Studies Librarian Catherine Essinger at cwessinger@uh.edu.  For questions about the book club and other Women’s Resource Center programs, contact Beverly McPhail at  bmcphail@uh.edu.

Posted on May 14th, 2010 by Catherine Essinger and filed under Announcements | Comments Off on Summer Book Club will read Divakaruni novel and Patti Smith memoir