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UHD Arts + Communication Festival Kicks Off April 4

The UHD Community is invited to attend the 2022 Arts + Communication Festival, “Breaking Barriers,” hosted by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Arts and Communication from April 4 - 14. 

The festival will feature events, including karaoke with UHD’s Los Caimanes Mariachi Band, an opening night performance of “The Royale” in the O’Kane Theatre, an Elevator Pitch Contest, an Internship Fair, and much more. 

Participants of the Elevator Pitch Contest on April 12 have a chance to receive prizes for a 60-second pitch on who they are and what makes them “awesome.” The first-place winner will receive $50; second place $30; and third place $20. Participants also will have a chance to get feedback and advice on pitches from UHD professors at the April 13 Internship Fair.  

“The 2022 Arts + Communication Festival Committee has been working hard over the past months to create a hybrid experience that will bring the annual festival into ‘the new normal,’ where in-person events are combined with virtual talks to provide the UHD community with a wide variety of options to engage participation,” said Natacha Poggio, UHD Assistant Professor of Graphic Design. “Last year, the festival was an all-virtual format and we had amazing speakers from around the world. This year, we wanted to continue featuring prominent voices of national recognition while also highlighting the work of local community members working in the fields of arts and communication.”

Refer to the schedule of events below and register online for event(s) you plan on attending.  You can also find event updates and announcements on Instagram.

EVENTS

Karaoke With Los Caimanes Mariachi     
Monday, April 4  
Noon  
Academic Building Mural Area

Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind    
Tuesday, April 5     
1 p.m.    
Academic Building Mural Area

Ángel Quesada: Notes On Street Art And Color 
Wednesday, April 6  
Noon 
Virtual

Instantaneous Beauty: Andy Warhol and the Photographic Process 
Wednesday, April 6 (final day)
O’Kane Gallery 

“Arts in Healthcare” 
Zachary Gresham, The University of Texas Anderson Cancer Center  
Thursday, April 7 
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Milam & Travis Room 

O’Kane Theatre Opening Show Reception 
“The Royale” 
Thursday, April 7  
7 p.m. 
O’Kane Theatre

“The Royale” Opening Night Performance  
Thursday, April 7  
8 p.m. 
O’Kane Theatre 

“You are on mute – Who did we leave out of the conversation and how do we include them now?” 
Ruki Neuhold-Ravikumar
Acting Director of the Cooper Hewitt
Smithsonian Design Museum
Monday, April 11 
Noon

Elevator Pitch Contest 
Tuesday, April 12 
Noon 
One Main Building, Room N1099 

Internship Fair  
Wednesday, April 13 
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Milam/Travis Room 

Drumline Performance 
Thursday, April 14 
5:40 p.m.   
O’Kane Gallery Area

UHD Student Show Opening  
Thursday, April 14 
6 p.m.  
O’Kane Gallery

Photo: Steve Johnson, Pexels

 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second-largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 60,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.