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2012 Core Exhibition
Mar 16, 2012 - Apr 22, 2012

Glassell School of Art
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About the exhibition

The acclaimed MFAH Core Program awards residencies to emerging visual artists and art scholars. Each spring, the participants present an exhibition of work made during that year’s residency.

This edition showcases 2011–2012 artists-in-residence Miguel Amat, Anthea Behm, Lourdes Correa-Carlo, Fatima Haider, Jang Soon Im, Gabriel Martinez, Nicole Miller, and Clarissa Tossin. Core critical-studies scholars Sally Frater, Philip Kelleher, and Massa Lemu contribute essays to the Core 2012 Yearbook publication that accompanies the show.

As a forum for emergent artists and critics to discuss and develop their work, the Core Program strengthens the Houston arts scene. This year's exhibition is strong in photography, décollage, and video. The essays explore topics from the alternative Houston art space the joanna to the soundscape work of Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh.

The Core Program at the Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from:
The Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation
Andy Warhol Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts

The following donors have underwritten a 2011–2012 Core fellowship:
The Dickson-Allen Foundation
Joan and Stanford Alexander
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Barbara and Michael Gamson
Jill and Dunham Jewett
The Francis L. Lederer Foundation
Meredith Long
Cynthia and Robert McClain
The Powell Foundation
Karen S. Pulaski
The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.
Sean Rudolph and Brad Blume

Additional support is provided by:
Hamptons Expo Group, LLC
Lea Weingarten
Penelope Gonzalez and Lester Marks
Sara Paschall Dodd-Spickelmier and Keith Spickelmier
Heidi and David Gerger
Leigh and Reggie Smith
Reid Sutton and Brad Nagar
Cheri and Andrew Fossler
Toni and Jeff Beauchamp
Kelli and Eddy Blanton
Jereann Chaney
Sissy and Denny Kempner
Victoria and Marshal Lightman
Nancy Powell Moore
Judy and Scott Nyquist
Daucie and Marc Schindler
Louis H. Skidmore, Jr.
Raymond F. Stainback
Cynthia Toles
Kerry Inman and Denby Auble
Karol Kreymer and Robert Card
Gail Merel and Chris Dack
Dorothy Sumner

The Core Program receives endowment income from funds provided by:
Leslie and Brad Bucher
Eliza Lovett Randall
The children of Eliza Lovett Randall in honor of their mother
The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation
Herbert C. Wells and gifts in his memory
Gifts in memory of Warren A. Hadler
The Estate of Margaret H. Gillingham
Gifts in memory of Laura Lee Blanton


Glassell School of Art
5101 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77006