Student Artists Unveil Collaborative Works

When student artists, performers, musicians, writers and scholars combine their talents, the possibilities are endless.

For five years, the University of Houston's Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts (Mitchell Center) has united students from disparate creative disciplines through its "Collaboration Among the Arts" course. Working together, these students apply their creative energies to innovative new projects that are ultimately shared with Houston arts audiences.

As part of an ongoing partnership between the Mitchell Center and Lawndale Art Center, the student projects will be presented from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., May 8 at Lawndale (4912 Main St., Room 317). Admission is free. For more details, visit or call 713-743-5749.

Stargazers, a Fantasy Blueprint film production (presented by Ciara Dockery, Justina Isidienu, Traveus Lawson and Britt Ragsdale)

In this fictional film, a group of characters separately venture, through anthropomorphism, to a place that many may find is not too absurd in comparison to one's own dreams.

(presented by Michelle Chen, Bryan Hlavinka and Regina Vigil)

This project explores different ways to interact with the void created by destruction by through the use of absurdity. This exploration consists of four events that took place in Galveston - tap dance lessons on sand, a duet between cello and wind, haikus written onto the beach and a mural spray-painted on a tarp against the wind. Video footage and recovered artifacts will be on display.

Breathe into Me (presented by Alexis Guidry, Tina McPherson, Tina Randle and Jay Giroux)

This collaborative arts project addresses various interpretations of human sexuality, with a focus on the repressive tendencies of religion and culture as a means to critically explore the role of sex in contemporary life. Recognizing the need to explore this complex terrain from a number of perspectives, the project approaches sexuality through text, performance, film and mixed-media imagery.


WHAT: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts presents "Collaboration Among the Arts" Student Projects
WHEN: May 8
WHERE: Lawndale Arts Center (4912 Main St., Room 317)
WHO: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UH


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