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Fall 2020 Virtual Artist Discussions

‚ÄčFall 2020 Virtual Artist Discussions

With the continuing COVID-19 pandemic the O'Kane Gallery is offering opportunities for virtual engagements in a series of casual but lively discussions with artists and arts professionals. Please join us for our first of three virtual zoom discussions this fall with Houston artists.

Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak

September 23, 5:00-6:00 PM

Lydia Bodnar-Balahutrak is a Houston based artist whose family immigrated from Ukraine after WWII. Her predominantly 2-dimensional works, both large and small, reflect on the complex socio-political nature of nations with special emphasis on her Ukrainian ancestral home and the effects of its history as a Soviet occupied country. More on Bodnar-Balahutrak.

View the presentation from the virtual discussion. (pdf)


Michael Menchaca

October 21, 5:00-6:00 PM

Michael Menchaca is a San Antonia based artist who embraces contemporary cultural styles and technologies blended with images and mythologies of Meso-America and the continuing interactions and challenges of different cultures in the Americas. Known for his bold and graphic prints, the artist has created immersive installations that include his graphic images with digital animation. More on Michael Menchaca

Watch Artist Discussion Video


Alison Weaver

November 11, 5:00-6:00 PM

Alison Weaver is the Suzanne Deal Booth Executive Director of the Moody Center for the Arts at Rice University. The Moody Center for the Arts serves as an experimental platform for creating and presenting works in all disciplines, a flexible teaching space to encourage new modes of learning, and a forum for creative partnerships with visiting national and international artists. In addition to the Moody, Weaver oversees Rice Public Art. The discussion will focus on James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, a permanent installation on the Rice University campus.


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