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 virtual zoom discussions with Houston artists.
May 1, 20213:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Zoom Meeting
The artwork of students in painting I and II, drawing I and II, figure drawing I and II, computer graphic design I and II, digital photography, watercolor I and II, and special topics in art at the University of Houston-Downtown. Works for the show were chosen by the instructors of the classes and prize winners were juried by Rebecca Hamm, Director of Arts of Tierra del Sol Foundation in Southern California. The prize winners will talk about their work on May 1st.
These artists are all champions. They have persevered through a year of swift change and complexities to bring power and inspiration through their works. This exhibition is brilliant evidence of the meaningful, collaborative mission of the Artists and Arts programs of University of Houston Downtown. My award selection process included considerations of the artist's creative expression, their application of media and the addition of layered meaning. I am honored to have been introduced to each of these artists through their works and I wish them all well on their journeys ahead. - Rebecca Hamm