The Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts presents
Eyes of the Storm: HCC's Visual Art Response to Hurricane Harvey
Reception: Wednesday, October 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In The Gallery: October 11 - November 1
HCC Central Gallery, 3517 Austin at Holman
Hurricane Harvey evoked in every Houstonian a reaction, private yet shared, to the storm's devastation and to the inspiring response from neighbors and strangers alike. In Eyes of the Storm, HCC Visual Arts invites its students, faculty, and staff to examine the impact of this catastrophic event on their lives and on their community. This group encompasses young and old, immigrants and native Texans, people of every color and from every neighborhood, professional artists and those who have never touched a paintbrush. Participants, using art materials supplied in the gallery, will create a piece expressing their experience of Harvey and then attach it to the gallery walls in a pattern reflecting their location in the city. This collaborative installation will become a kind of map of the places and events that shaped our lives for several tumultuous days.
The exhibit will include a video, interviews with the participants, an oral history of a history-making event, a storm that tore down houses and built community.
This adventure in experiential storytelling will open with a reception October 11, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will be in the HCC Central Gallery through November 1. Gallery Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday & Saturday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, closed Sunday. For more information, call 713-718-6600.