Thursday, October 3, 10:00–11:30 A.M. Subscribers will meet at the O’Kane Gallery at UH Downtown. The gallery is located on the third floor of the Girard Street Building, One Main Street, Houston, TX 77002.
More than 700 works have been collected and commissioned by the University of Houston Systemwide Public Art initiative over the past 50 years since the university’s percent for art program was established in 1969. Many of the most stunning and monumental are located at the downtown campus. In this continuation of last fall’s highly popular central campus tour, we will discover significant work by John Biggers, Nancy Graves, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Jacob Hashimoto, Rachel Hecker, and Floyd Newsum, among others.
Michael Guidry, curator of public art, will guide us on an hour-long walking tour of the University’s downtown campus. Mr. Guidry came to UH in 2005 after serving more than nine years as the assistant registrar and curator of traveling exhibitions for the New Orleans Museum of Art. He received his B.A. from the University of New Orleans in 1992 and his M.F.A. from University of Houston in 1996. As curator, Mr. Guidry oversees the collection, maintenance, and care of artworks. He is also responsible for commissioning new artworks at all UH System universities.