Student Artists at UH to Share Collaborative Projects With Audiences

Group projects seem to bring out the best in students. They participate in the energetic exchange of ideas and talents to produce insightful and provocative works.

For the past four years, the University of Houston's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts has united student artists, musicians, actors and writers through its "Collaboration Among the Arts" course. Each year, the students form creative teams to render dynamic works and share them with Houstonians through free public presentations.

This year's "Collaboration Among the Arts" events are as follows.

8 - 10 p.m., May 1 - Antidote Coffee (729 Studewood St.)
"He Ate Love": An interactive created environment that blurs the lines between art and reality, experiment and experience, love and life to portray what it might mean to live a life in which love is not lost, but reimagined.

7:30 - 9:30 p.m., May 2 - BOX 13 Art Space (6700 Harrisburg St.)
"Yum Um Presents its 13th Annual Party Bash": The fictitious Yum Um company board of directors will display products and slogans that reflect its positive corporate philosophies.

3:30 - 5:30 p.m., May 3 - Lawndale Art Center (4912 Main St.)
"The Iris Project/Sound": A sampling of the audio graffiti, or sound buttons, that currently decorates areas of Houston. When pushed, the buttons emit recorded statements to create different "sound landscapes."

"Hospital Pudding": A ficticious musical group that explores new forms of expression through the use of modern technology such as the interactive Xbox video games Guitar Hero and Rock Band. Hospital Pudding recreates moments in music history by adopting the persona of popular rock bands and performing their chart-topping hits.


WHAT: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presents
"Collaboration Among the Arts" Student Projects
WHEN: May 1 - 3
WHERE: May 1 - Antidote Coffee
May 2 - BOX 13 Art Space
May 3 - Lawndale Art Center
WHO: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UH