Fine Arts, Right Here in Our Community
Art is a universal language that transcends borders, and some of the best work in the area can be found on campus. At the UHCL Art Gallery, the exhibitions are part of a vibrant local art landscape that appeals to a broad audience, regardless of their previous knowledge of art or art history.
Art Gallery events are educational and entertaining, and exhibition preview receptions are modeled after Houston's gallery or museum openings, complete with refreshments and adult beverages served to create a relaxing, social environment. All are invited to attend a wide range of programs designed to highlight artists and their work.
Jeff McCarthy: A View from My Treehouse
September 7 -October 15
Opening Reception: September 8, 4 - 6 P.M.
Broadway veteran and television and film actor Jeff McCarthy is presenting his first solo exhibit in the UHCL Art Gallery! The actor started painting old furniture in actor housing 30 years ago and continued painting alongside his acting career. His exhibition of 57 pastel paintings features nearly life-sized paintings of people whom he noticed out in public somewhere and found fascinating. The exhibition’s most prominent piece, a 12-foot long painting entitled “The MoMA Guards”, was inspired exactly this way on one of McCarthy’s visits to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.