Creative Spirits Converge on UH Arts Open House Aug. 23

Campus Community Invited to Annual Back-to-School Showcase of Faculty, Student Talents

The creative spirits of “Cougar Country” will be on display during the 2011 University of Houston Arts Open House.

Now in its third year, this event is becoming a back-to-school tradition that showcases the talents from the Moores School of Music, Creative Writing Program, School of Art and School of Theatre & Dance.

Presented by UH’s Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts, this year’s event runs 3 – 6 p.m., Aug. 23 in the Fine Arts Quadrangle (on the north side of campus). It’s free and open to the campus community. Free pizza and beverages will be provided.

Among this year’s scheduled events are tours of UH’s Lyndall Finley Wortham Theatre, Public Art Collection and Moores Opera House. These tours will be conducted between 3 and 5:30 p.m.

Also, second year master of fine arts student Chuck Ivy will demonstrate a video/electronic project he developed using a Kinect video camera from 3 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Wortham Theatre.

The public also can enjoy a rare open rehearsal from acclaimed pianist and assistant professor of music Tali Morgulis at 4 p.m. in Dudley Recital Hall.

The Arts Open House also will showcase the following artists:

  • Men of Moores choral ensemble
  • UH Jazz Quartet
  • UH Flute Quartet
  • Student writers from UH’s Glass Mountain Journal

For additional details on UH Arts Open House, call 713-743-5749 or visit