THE WAR OF ART: An Artist Fundraiser
The War of Art is an artist fundraiser Benefiting an exhibit at the University Museum of Texas Southern University. Funds raised will be used for the creation of new artworks for the exhibition Coming Through The Gap In the Mountain on an Elephant: A New Worlds Fair, Curated by Artist Robert. Guests to the fundraiser will have an opportunity to support this exhibition through donations and the purchase of works by the curator and artists from the exhibition.
Coming Through the Gap in the Mountain on an Elephant
A New Worlds Fair
CTGME is an experimental exhibition at the University Museum of Texas Southern University, featuring installation, performance and mixed media works by select Houston artists. This show has been initiated by artist Robert Pruitt but is a highly collaborative venture between all the artists involved. CTGME is pulled from a lyric of Hip Hop artist Brother J of X-Clan, and conjures up images of Hannibal and his elephants riding to meet the Romans in Battle. The title serves to reference historical ideas of value, migration, and shifting concepts of power. To that end this exhibition will attempt to replicate components from early 20th century World Fairs. Each participating artists creates their own pavilion showcasing innovative ideas of power, identity, worth.
The artists selected for this exhibition are Regina Agu, Gregory Michael Carter, Nathaniel Donnett, Robert Hodge, Autumn Knight, Rosine Kouamen, Lovie Olivia, Philip Pyle II, Sehba Sarwar, M’kina Tapscott, Michael Kahlil Taylor, and Monica Villarreal. All of these artists radicalize art making by centering their own histories and cultures in their art practice. This exhibition seeks to concentrate these very different but related practices into the middle. Through a program of collaborative projects this show seeks to un-other the other, and bring the margin to the center.
This Exhibition opens Saturday, June 22nd, and will run until August 24th. There will a group performance on opening night and will involve some audience participation. There will a series of programmed events, each led by and focusing on one of the exhibiting artists. Please Join us.
Mae Jemison Became 1st Black Woman To Fly In To Space On This week In 1992
On September 12, 1999, Jemison fulfilled a lifelong dream she held ever since she was a small girl in Chicago by becoming the first African-American woman to fly in to space.
Graduating in 1977 with a dual degree in chemical engineering and African-American Studies, Jemison faced racism from professors as a Black woman taking up engineering.
Jemison later obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 1981 from Cornell University and travelled to developing countries to provide primary care.