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UH Libraries to Host Viewing of Artist Documentary

University of Houston Libraries is pleased to host a viewing of the documentary, Jesse Lott: Art and Activism, on Thursday, September 13, at the Bert F. Winston Band Complex, E137 Rehearsal Room.

Jesse Lott

Jesse Lott

Lott is an influential African American artist known for “visionary wire sculpture, paper figures, and works on paper made using found materials.” He is one of the founders of Project Row Houses. The film follows Lott as he prepares for his 2016 show at Art League Houston where he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by his childhood friend, Mel Chin.

The filmmaker, Cressandra Thibodeaux, is an award-winning director and artist. She is the executive director of 14 Pews.

The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. with the documentary showtime at 7 p.m. A conversation with Lott and Thibodeaux will follow, along with a sculpture demonstration by the artist.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public, and registration is required. The building address is 3700 Cullen. $5 parking is available in the Stadium Garage on Holman.

The event is co-sponsored by UH Libraries and UH Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts.

Written by Esmeralda Fisher on August 09th, 2018 and filed under Announcements, Featured, Special Event or Display