Welcome Home: Every Era, Every Generation, Every War
Each Nov. 11, University of Houston-Clear Lake honors America’s heroes with the annual Veterans Day Celebration in UHCL's Liberty Park. This year's festivities include keynote speaker Vietnam Prisoner of War and retired U.S. Navy Capt. Robert Naughton, a Huey helicopter on display, a presentation of colors, a display of vintage military vehicles and equipment, and much more…
The next several weeks are replete with free art events. First up, the UHCL Art Gallery is a cultural partner at the second annual Texas Contemporary Art Fair, which features sixty-five commercial galleries exhibiting original works from the most innovative and progressive international and local artists today. It’s happening at the George R. Brown Convention Center Oct. 18 – 21. We’re delighted to offer subscribers of eConnections a FREE pass to the opening night party or regular fair hours here: http://www.txcontemporary.com/tickets/clearlake.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. on Alumni Plaza, the UHCL Art Gallery presents KrakenFest, an evening of monstrous fun. Set within the backdrop of the art car created by Jason Makepeace’s sculpture class, which crafted a sea monster devouring a Ford Mustang for the 2012 parade, UHCL writing lecturer David Day from the Literature program will read poetry and prose excerpts featuring the mythological Kraken. The event will then move indoors to Student Services and Classroom Building at 7 p.m. where guests will be treated to a screening of the 2010 epic film Clash of the Titans. Come in costume – prizes will be awarded in several categories including best monster, best titan, best couples costume funniest costume, and scariest costume. KrakenFest is FREE and open to both students and the public, but tickets are required for the movie screening. Free parking is available in Lot D. Reserve your spot at http://krakenfest.eventbrite.com/.
Join us for a printmaking demonstration featuring Serbian artists Slobodan Radojković and Biljana Vuković along with UHCL faculty members Susan Dubois, Miguel Herrera and Sandria Hu on Thursday, Nov. 8, 5-7 p.m. Visitors have the exclusive opportunity to explore the various complex traditional printmaking methods in this show-and-tell style event. Registration for this FREE program is very limited and free parking is available in lot G, so sign up today at http://printmakingdemo.eventbrite.com/.
Lastly, the UHCL Art Gallery is again participating in the Bay Area Art Walk, which will be held Nov. 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at Nassau Bay Town Square, located at the intersection of Saturn Lane and Space Park Drive next to the new Marriott hotel. Look for the gallery banner, where artists Patrick Renner and Marisa Miller will host another exciting FREE art-making activity, fun for adults and kids alike. If you have yet to attend a Bay Area Art Walk, check out this video highlighting the last activity the UHCL Art Gallery presented.
CLASP Presents “Improving Iraqi Infrastructure” on Nov. 1
Join UHCL's Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs for "Improving Iraqi Infrastructure" by Christopher Frabotta, deputy chief, Operations Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, on Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30-7 p.m. in the university's Bayou Building, Garden Room. Complimentary parking will be available in the Visitor Lot.
CLASP is an outreach initiative of UHCL that provides education and intellectual challenge to our community. CLASP offers daytime speaker series in partnership with Freeman Branch Library in Clear Lake and the Melvin Knapp Center in Pearland. The "Visions in Our Midst" distinguished speaker series is held at UHCL. Community friends of all ages are invited to enjoy the challenge of learning about new and varied subjects.
Mark your calendars for upcoming CLASP events: "The Happiest, Healthiest Choices for Your Retirement" by Anne Davis, vice president of philanthropy at Methodist Retirement Communities Foundation, on Friday, Nov. 2, 10:30 a.m. – noon, at the Freeman Branch Library, 16616 Diana Lane in Houston and "Understanding Medicaid: Start Planning for Tomorrow Today" by Kimberly Hegwood, attorney and founder, Hegwood & Associates, on Monday, Nov. 12, 10-11:30 a.m., at the Melvin Knapp Center, 2424 South Park Avenue in Pearland. For more information or to view the entire 2012-13 schedule, please visit www.uhcl.edu/clasp.