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UCtalentShowcaseUNCOMMON COLORS Talent Showcase

November 10, 7:00-9:00pm
UC South Legacy Lounge, FREE

Join in the Uncommon Colors first talent showcase that will feature spoken word, music and other student talents that will be sure to entertain.

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School of Art and Blaffer Art Museum present: Katy Siegel

“The Heroine Paint”: After Frankenthaler
November 12, 6:30 pm, Fine Arts 110

Katy Siegel is the Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw Endowed Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University. Her books include“The Heroine Paint”: After Frankenthaler (Gagosian, 2015) and Since '45: America and the Making of Contemporary Art (Reaktion, 2011). She is the co-curator with Okwui Enwezor and Ulrich Wilmes of Postwar: Art Between the Atlantic and the Pacific, 1945–1965, opening at the Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2016.

UH School of Art debuts The Contemporary Project, a forum for discussion and debate on contemporary art and design and its place in our culture. The Contemporary Project will launch in Fall 2015 with a series of lectures and studio visits by esteemed art historians, critics, artists, designers and curators who analyze fundamental questions about what it means to be contemporary and how we think differently about the arts of our own time.

TruckDancesTRUCK DANCES featuring Urban Souls Dance Company
November 12, 7:30-9:30pm
The Barn - 2201 Preston St

Dance Source Houston's annual fundraiser features Urban Souls Dance Company who will debut a commissioned work performed in 2 box trucks as the stage. Part of an evening of dance, food and drinks with additional performances by the 2015-16 DSH Artists-in-Residence. Watch videos from last year's Truck Dances.  

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Beyond the Building: Performing Arts and Transforming Place - Director Sixto Wagan participated in this NEA/ArtPlace America sponsored convening to develop a better understanding of how performance-based organizations, and the artists they engage, transform places through their artistic practices. 

Dinner Vention 2: Center Director Sixto Wagan was selected as one of eight leaders "who have already achieved a level of success and renown, but who have not yet reached the zenith in their career trajectories" to participate in Barry's Blog and WESTAF's Dinner Vention 2.  Watch the whole video of it, read the initial briefing papers, or see who else was on the guest list.

Arts+Culture:TX covered the 2014 Summit: Sixto Wagan, All Together Different

Daiily Cougars's coverage of the 2014 Summit: Directing Change in Houston Art Scene

Profiles in Leadership launches in Arts + Culture: Texas.  Inaugural interview with Selven O'Keef Jarmon can be seen in print or online.  A few of the photos from the reception can be seen here.

Center Director Sixto Wagan was interviewed by Kyoung H. Park, leader of the Cultural Democracy and Representation Team for The Brooklyn Commune Project, one of a series of interviews to address issues of diversity and social inclusion in contemporary performing arts.

UH is the Houston Screening Site for the 2013 Creative Time Summit.

Video of the UH Arts 2013 Open House - A Taste of the Arts which included the Center for Arts Leadership.

Fleurette Fernando, director of the M.A. in Arts Leadership, and Sixto Wagan, director of the Center for Arts Leadership are quoted in Culture Map Houston’s article on the College’s Arts Leadership Initiative, University of Houston launches graduate program to train leaders in the arts. Glasstire's take on the new initiative.

Announcements for the Center and the appointment of Director Sixto Wagan appeared in The Daily Cougar, Houston Culturemap, Houston Chronicle and on Glasstire.  

Read The Daily Cougar's article about The Houston Endowment $1.5 million investment in UH Arts and the Center for Arts Leadership here.