UHCL Arts and Special Events Calendar - Spring 2013
UHCL offers a variety of community programs that inspire and engage your creativity. Whether you are interested in visual arts, performing arts or interactive and informative lectures, you can find it at UHCL.
Art and Special Events Calendar January-May 2013 The choice is clear. Engage and Inspire Your Creative Self Your guide to the world of art programs at UHCL begins here with the Spring 2012 Art and Special Events Calendar, as the university offers a variety of community programs that inspire and engage your creativity. Whether you are interested in visual arts, performing arts or interactive and informative lectures, you can find it at UHCL. While you are on campus enjoying exceptional events, you can also experience what makes UHCL unique. With the harmonic blending of architectural structures and the surrounding natural wildlife reserve, the campus is an ideal location to explore your creative self. Inside track to incredible experiences Admission: Most of the events are free. Programs requiring tickets are offered at affordable prices and package discounts are available. Parking: Paid parking is available in the Visitors Lot or in metered parking on the street. Please consult the program contact person for specific event information. Event Location: Most events take place in the Bayou Building at UHCL. Please consult the program contact person for specific event information. Event dates and times are subject to change. Please call to confirm printed information. For directions, visit www.uhcl.edu/maps. Photo by Michael Livingston Office of University Advancement | 2700 Bay Area Blvd. | Houston, Texas 77058-1098 www.uhcl.edu | 281-283-2021 January 2013 Sunday Monday Art Exhibition through Feb. 1 Tuesday 1 Wednesday 2 Thursday 3 Friday 4 CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m. Saturday 5 Geraldine Ondrizek How to Stay Young the First 100 Years Soul Food Junkies Community Cinema 7 p.m. 6 7 8 9 10 The Current and Present Status of Harris County Pct. 2 CLASP 5:30 p.m. 11 Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Cultural Arts 8 p.m. 12 Argo Film & Speaker Series TBD 13 14 First Class Day – Spring 2013 CLASP (Knapp) 15 10 a.m. 16 Art Exhibition 17 FIRST DAY 18 3:30 p.m. 19 The Art of Asking CADD 10:30 a.m. No Apologies! Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Opening Reception Art Event 20 21 22 23 Dominic Walsh Dance Theater Performance Art Event 6 p.m. 24 Art Exhibition 25 LAST DAY 7 p.m. 26 Houston Rodeo School Art Have You Ever Considered Being a Seismologist? Physics Seminars 27 28 29 30 31 High Density Magnetized Fusion Plasmas Physics Seminars 7 p.m. February 2013 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m. Saturday 2 7 p.m. Filming History The Powerbroker Community Cinema 3 Art School for Children and Young Adults Community FIRST DAY 4 5 6 7 Aubrecht / Švolík Reception CLASP Physics Seminars 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Art Event & Exhibition 5 p.m. 8 9 The Sessions Film & Speaker Series TBD 10 11 CLASP (Knapp) 12 10 a.m. 13 14 By the Light of a Watery Moon Physics Seminars 7 p.m. 15 16 CADD Environmental Responsibility Problems in Public 10:30 a.m. 17 18 19 20 21 Art Exhibition 22 FIRST DAY 7 p.m. 23 Lincoln Film & Speaker Series TBD Houston Physics and Neuroscience Physics Seminars 24 25 26 27 28 Physical Theory of the Immune System Physics Seminars 7 p.m. March 2013 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 1 CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m. Saturday 2 Community TBD Unprecedented Day of Service Wonder Women! Community Cinema 7 p.m. 3 4 5 6 7 50 Years in the Bay Area Physics Seminars CLASP 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 8 9 Space Radiation Research 10 11 CLASP (Knapp) 12 10 a.m. 13 14 15 16 Unprecedented 17 18 19 20 21 Art Event 22 5 p.m. Art Exhibition 7 p.m. 23 LAST DAY Ceramics Exhibition / Lecture Physics Seminars Vojtěch Aubrecht and Miro Švolík Exhibitions Transitions for Success CADD 10:30 a.m. Waves in the Earth 24 25 26 27 28 Fluorescence of SingleWalled Carbon Nanotubes Physics Seminars 7 p.m. 29 30 31 April 2013 Sunday Monday 1 Tuesday 2 Wednesday 3 Thursday 4 Art Exhibition Friday 5 LAST DAY 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m. Saturday 6 7 p.m. Community TBD Houston Lone Star Flight Museum Chili Cook-Off CLASP Physics Seminars The Island President Community Cinema 7 8 CLASP (Knapp) 9 10 a.m. 10 12:30 p.m. 11 7 a.m. 12 7 p.m. 13 How to Stay Young the First 100 Years Spring Teacher Job Fair Community Small Talk. Big Ideas. Breakfast Roundtable Community Numerical Cosmology Physics Seminars 14 Clear Creek High School Senior Art Awards Art Exhibition 15 FIRST DAY 16 17 18 2013 UHCL BFA Reception Art Event Art Event & Exhibition 5 p.m. 19 Art Exhibition Cultural Arts High School Senior Art LAST DAY 8 p.m. 20 CADD High School Reception Physics Seminars 6 p.m. 7 p.m. A Little Night Music Fostering Independence in Adolescents and Adults with Autism 10:30 a.m. 21 22 Art School for Children and Young Adults Community LAST DAY 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 Last Class Day – Spring 2013 30 Final Exam Week – Spring 2012 (Apr. 30 – May 6) May 2013 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday 1 Thursday 2 Climate Change Impacts on the Texas Coast CLASP 5:30 p.m. Friday 3 Teen and Police Service Academy Community Cinema CLASP (Freeman) 10:30 a.m. Saturday 4 The Revolutionary Optimists 7 p.m. 5 6 7 8 9 Cultural Arts 10 8 p.m. 11 Beethovenâ€™s 4th and 5th 12 13 CLASP (Knapp) 14 10 a.m. 15 16 2013 UHCL BFA Art Exhibition LAST DAY 17 18 Revolution Egypt 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Where else can you be in the Accepting Freshman â€“ Fall 2014 The choice is clear. first freshman Class ever? Art Events and Exhibitions Showcasing exhibitions ranging from emerging student artists to established international artists, the UHCL Art Gallery is Bay Area Houston’s premier venue for contemporary visual art. The art gallery is on the first floor of UHCL’s Bayou Building near Atrium I. Hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon; closed weekends, university holidays, and during exhibition installations. Coordinator of Audience Development Jeffrey Bowen, firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-283-3376 Gallery Assistant Karen L. Fiscus, email@example.com, 281-283-3311 www.uhcl.edu/artgallery 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo School Art Exhibition Wednesday, January 16 – Thursday, January 24 Bayou Building, Atrium I, Level 2 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 17, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Giddyup! UHCL is honored to be this year’s host for Clear Creek Independent School District’s exhibition of works submitted to the School Art competition for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Dominic Walsh Dance Theater Performance Wednesday, January 23 6 p.m. Bayou Building, Art Gallery Join us for an evening of contemporary art and dance! Dominic Walsh Dance Theater will present a dance production specially choreographed by Dominic Walsh in response to Geraldine Ondrizek’s artwork on view in the gallery. Space is limited, register online at dwdtperformance.eventbrite.com. Vojtěch Aubrecht and Miro Švolík Geraldine Ondrizek – Works from 2008 through 2012 Through Friday, February 1 Bayou Building, Art Gallery Geraldine Ondrizek engages diverse artistic media to portray, explore and enhance images of the genetic testing of human and animal cellular tissue as reproduced by geneticists and biologists. Thursday, February 7 – Friday, March 22 Bayou Building, Atrium I, Level 2 Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 5-7 p.m. UHCL is pleased to host two solo exhibitions of international photographers Vojtěch Aubrecht and Miro Švolík. Both artists are faculty members at International Art Consortium institutions: Aubrecht is professor of photography at the Institute of Art and Design at the University of West Bohemia in Plzen, Czech Republic, and Švolík is head of the creative photography studio at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs CLASP is an outreach initiative of UHCL that provides education and intellectual challenge to our community. Admission is free and open to community friends of all ages. No reservations required. Events are held at the following locations: UHCL Bayou Building, Garden Room Freeman Branch Library 16616 Diana Lane, Houston Melvin Knapp Center 2424 South Park Avenue, Pearland Office of Alumni and Community Relations 281-283-2021 www.uhcl.edu/clasp Houston – A Geological Dynamic Wedge Thursday, February 21 – Thursday, April 4 Bayou Building, Art Gallery Closing Reception and Lecture with Don Van Nieuwenhuise: Thursday, March 21, 5-7 p.m., Bayou Building, Garden Room This exhibition showcases work produced by students during Professor of Art Nick J. de Vries’s fall sculptural ceramic course that introduced geoscience into the classroom, specifically how Houston is located on a Gulf Coast “clastic wedge,” an area formed by thickly deposited sediments. In conjunction with the exhibition, Don Van Nieuwenhuise, director of the Petroleum Geoscience Program at the University of Houston, will give a lecture during the closing reception. 2013 UHCL Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition Thursday, April 18 – Thursday, May 16 Bayou Building, Art Gallery Opening Reception: Thursday, April 18, 5-7 p.m. This year’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition will be juried by UHCL International Art Consortium member institution professors Bedrich Kocman and Jan Kocman (University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic) and Michael Marshall (University of Hawaii at Hilo). Works selected into the exhibition feature a flurry of media including drawings, paintings, ceramics, prints, sculptures, textiles, photographs, and digital media. How to Stay Young the First 100 Years by Cindy Tovar, D.C., chiropractor, Total Bodywork Friday, January 4 10:30 a.m. – noon Freeman Branch Library The Current and Present Status of Harris County Pct. 2 by Jack Morman, commissioner, Pct. 2 Thursday, January 10 5:30-7 p.m. Bayou Building, Garden Room Environmental Responsibility: How Can I Help Keep Pearland Beautiful? by Fay Watson, assistant director, Keep Pearland Beautiful Monday, February 11 10-11:30 a.m. Melvin Knapp Center No Apologies, I Am Proud To Be An American! by Samuel Gray, former tactical trainer and adviser for the U.S. Federal Government Monday, January 14 10-11:30 a.m. Melvin Knapp Center Unprecedented: The Abdication of King Edward VIII by Betty Crockford Friday, March 1 10:30 a.m. – noon Freeman Branch Library Filming History: U.S. Genre Film 1930-45 by Barbara Hales, Ph.D., associate professor of history and humanities, UHCL Friday, February 1 10:30 a.m. – noon Freeman Branch Library Reflections on 50 years in the Bay Area by Jennifer Ross-Nazzal, Ph.D., historian, NASA Johnson Space Center; Sandra Johnson, production coordinator, JSC History Office; and Rebecca Wright, coordinator, JSC History Office Thursday, March 7 5:30-7 p.m. Bayou Building, Garden Room NASA Life Sciences Research and Development: Benefits for Earth and Space by Jeff Davis, M.D., director, Space Life Sciences and JSC Chief Medical Officer Thursday, February 7 5:30-7 p.m. Bayou Building, Garden Room Cultural Arts Series The Cultural Arts Series features a variety of choices that are sure to entertain patrons of all ages. Performances are held at 8 p.m. in the Bayou Theater, located on the second floor of the Bayou Building’s Atrium I. Tickets are (pre-sale) $10 for General Admission, $6 with a UHCL I.D.; or (at the door) $12 for General Admission, $8 with a UHCL I.D. Office of Student Life 281-283-2560 www.uhcl.edu/culturalarts Mozart’s A Little Night Music Friday, April 19 Join us as we perform arguably the greatest and most well-known of all of Mozart’s works. Experiencing the genius of this music firsthand makes clear the reason for its extraordinary longevity in the musical pantheon. Beethoven’s 4th and 5th Thursday, May 9 Mercury continues its Beethoven symphony cycle with the underappreciated Symphony No. 4 and the mammoth and iconic Symphony No. 5. Film & Speaker Series The Film & Speaker Series features films with a discussion on thought-provoking topics that are led by a distinguished speaker. All film dates are subject to change due to film license availability. Individual tickets are $3.75, unless otherwise noted. Films are held in the Student Services and Classroom Building’s Lecture Hall. Office of Student Life firstname.lastname@example.org, 281-283-2560 www.uhcl.edu/movies Schubert’s Death and the Maiden Friday, January 11 Join us to experience some of the cornerstones of chamber music. Originally written for string quartet, Mercury will perform these works arranged for string orchestra. Argo Saturday, January 12 Soul Food Junkies Friday, January 4 Soul Food Junkies explores the history and social significance of soul food, a quintessential American cuisine, to black cultural identity and its effect on African American health, good and bad. The Sessions Saturday, February 9 Lincoln Saturday, February 23 The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights Friday, February 1 The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights follows Whitney Young’s journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. HoustonPBS Community Cinema HoustonPBS Community Cinema, presented by the Independent Television Service, is a free monthly screening series featuring films from the Emmy Award-winning PBS series “Independent Lens.” Cinema showings are held in the Student Services and Classroom Building’s Lecture Hall and begin at 7 p.m. Office of Student Life 281-283-2560 www.uhcl.edu/movies Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines Friday, March 1 Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, Wonder Women! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The Island President Friday, April 5 The Island President is a little like a non-fiction Mr. Smith Goes to Washington elevated to the world stage. The filmmakers received exclusive access to follow President Nasheed as he prepared over several months for the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit in December. The terms of the 1997 Kyoto Treaty on Climate Change were about to expire, and leaders from around the world converged on Copenhagen to hammer out a new treaty with renewed urgency. Go behind the scenes with President Nasheed as he tries to convince world leaders to finally take serious action against looming danger of climate change. The stakes couldn’t be higher for President Nasheed, who has one last chance to save his homeland, and the world. Physics and Space Science Seminar Series The UHCL Physics and Space Science Seminar Series exposes a general audience to ongoing research in Physics and Space Science. The seminars are open to the public and are held at 7 p.m. in the Bayou Building, Room 1218. School of Science and Computer Engineering 281-283-3703 www.uhcl.edu/physics The Revolutionary Optimists Friday, May 3 The Revolutionary Optimists follows Amlan Gangulyas as he attempts to replicate his work empowering children using street theater, puppetry, and dance. Through his work the children in Calcutta’s slums have cut their neighborhoods’ malaria and diarrhea rates in half, and turned former garbage dumps into playing fields. Have You Ever Considered Being a Seismologist? by Sandra Saldana, geophysicst, Geoscience Technology Group Thursday, January 24 High Density Magnetized Fusion Plasmas by Roger Bengtson, professor, University of Texas Thursday, January 31 The Climatic and Hydrologic Evolution of Water on Mars by Stephen Clifford, senior staff scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Thursday, February 7 By the Light of a Watery Moon: New Discoveries About Lunar Volatiles by Paul Spudis, staff scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Thursday, February 14 Interaction Between the Lunar Surface and the Solar Wind by Georgiana Kramer, visiting scientist, Lunar and Planetary Institute Thursday, April 4 Where Physics and Neuroscience Meet by Evan Richards, physics and engineering instructor, Lee College Thursday, February 21 Numerical Cosmology by David Garrison, associate professor and physics chair, UHCL Thursday, April 11 Physical Theory of the Immune System by Michael Deem, professor, Rice University Thursday, February 28 Characteristics and Physics of Plasma Detachment in the VASMIR Engine by Chris Olsen, Ph.D. candidate, Rice University Thursday, April 18 Space Radiation Research at Prairie View A&M University by Richard Wilkins, professor/director, Prairie View A&M University Thursday, March 7 CADD Autism Speaker Series In their efforts to assist more local families, caregivers and teachers of autistic children, UHCLâ€™s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities is hosting a speaker series. The informative lectures, which are sponsored by Hegwood & Associates, P.C., JSC Federal Credit Union and Spectrum of Hope/Basis are provided by the center at no cost. Lectures are held from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Student Services and Classroom Buildingâ€™s Lecture Hall. A question and answer session and a complimentary luncheon follow each lecture. Waves in the Earth: An Introduction to Borehole Seismic Geophysics by Katie Mahoney, Borehole geophysicist, Schlumberger Data and Consulting Services Thursday, March 21 Fluorescence of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: From Fundamental Studies to Applications by Bruce Weisman, professor of chemistry, Rice University Thursday, March 28 Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Director Dorothea Lerman, AutismCenter@uhcl.edu hsh.uhcl.edu/CADD Community Programs Art School for Children and Young Adults Sunday, February 3 – Monday, April 22 5-9 p.m. Arbor Building, Rooms 1315.02 and 1315.03 hsh.uhcl.edu/ASC Students 3 1/2 years old through 12th grade will study Native American art forms and the artworks of Georgia O’Keffee and Frederic Remington. Classes are held at UHCL, as well as in many local afterschool settings and cost $80-125, depending on the course. For more information, please call 281-283-3344. The Art of Asking: Teaching Simple to Complex Requests by Adeline Low Saturday, January 19 Problems in Public: Strategies for Managing Problem Behavior in Community Settings by Charles Peterson Saturday, February 16 Transitions for Success by Kristen Vaughn Saturday, March 23 Day of Service Saturday, March 2 Times and locations vary by project www.uhcl.edu/slice Join your fellow students, faculty, staff, alumni, community and family members to volunteer for one of many service projects during UHCL’s Day of Service program, formerly called Community Outreach Day. The purpose is to connect our UHCL family to volunteer Fostering Independence in Adolescents and Adults with Autism: Teaching Independent Living Skills by Lauren Haddock Saturday, April 20 opportunities within our community and develop a heart for servant leadership. All (over the age of 18) are welcome to volunteer. Registration is required. Small Talk. Big Ideas. Breakfast Roundtable Wednesday, April 10 7-9 a.m. Bayou Building, Garden Room www.uhcl.edu/smalltalkbigideas The UHCL Alumni Association hosts a morning of fascinating discussions over breakfast with university experts. Select one of our conversationalists to chat with on a range of thought-provoking topics and enjoy! Tickets are $12 for UHCL students and alumni, or $15 for community members. Seating is limited. Chili Cook-Off Saturday, April 6 www.uhcl.edu/chilicookoff The 24th Annual Chili Cook-Off is a family-friendly event where students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members can tastetest and vote for the best team chili recipe while enjoying a festivallike atmosphere. Kid-friendly amusements, as well as various food and drinks, will be available. This event is free and open to the public. Spring Teacher Job Fair Tuesday, April 9 12:30-2:30 p.m. Bayou Building, Atrium II www.uhcl.edu/jobfairs Office of University Advancement 2700 Bay Area Boulevard Houston, Texas 77058-1098 Non-Profit Organization US Postage Houston, Texas Permit No. 1506 PAID Art and Special Events Calendar January-May 2013