Core Program Events

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Core Program Exhibitions

All exhibitions, on view in the Glassell Studio School, are free and open to the public.

2015 Core Exhibition
March 13–April 24, 2015
Gallery Talk: April 21, Noon–1 p.m.

The 2015 Core Exhibition features work by artists-in-residence Julia Brown, Jason Byrne, Danielle Dean, Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, Harold Mendez, Ivor Shearer, and Rodrigo Valenzuela. In conjunction with the exhibition, Core critics-in-residence Nicole Burisch and Andy Campbell contribute essays based on their independent research to the publication Core 2015.

How the Light Gets In: Recent Work by Seven Former Core Fellows
October 10, 2014–January 11, 2015
Organized by: Mary Leclère and Lily Cox-Richard 

In homage to the building that has been the program's home since its inception, How the Light Gets In presents the work of seven former Core fellows: Mequitta Ahuja, Vasco Araújo, Nick Barbee, Steffani Jemison, Karyn Olivier, Fraser Stables, and Jeff Williams. Not bound by a specific theme, this exhibition reflects the diverse and varied practices of the artists who have come through the country's premier postgraduate residency program and have had studios in the Glassell building. To cultivate an artistic practice within a glass house involves both visibility and vulnerability, risk and reward. To see these practices sustained over time is exhilarating. There is a crack in everything—that's how the light gets in.


Core Program Lecture Series 2014–15

All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, they take place in the Freed Auditorium at the Glassell Studio School.

Thursday, September 18, 7 p.m.
Screening of films by Hito Steyerl

Thursday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Sheryl Conkelton, art historian

Thursday, October 16, 7 p.m.
Amelia Jones, critic and art historian

Thursday, November 20, 7 p.m.
Mark Tribe, artist

Thursday, December 4, 7 p.m.
Charles Esche, curator and critic

Thursday, January 29, 7 p.m.
Lisa Lapinski, artist

Tuesday, March 24, 7 p.m.
Screening of films by Moyra Davey

Thursday, March 26, 7 p.m.
Moyra Davey, artist
Takes place at University of Houston's School of Art Fine Arts Building

Wednesday, April 1, 7 p.m.
Thomas Lax, curator
Takes place at DiverseWorks

Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m.
Bedwyr Williams, artist


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

Core fellowships have been underwritten by The Dickson-Allen Foundation; Joan and Stanford Alexander;
Leslie and Brad Bucher; The Francis L. Lederer Foundation; Meredith Long;
Dr. Penelope Marks and Mr. Lester Marks; McClain Gallery; The Powell Foundation;
The Arch and Stella Rowan Foundation, Inc.; and Sean Rudolph and Brad Blume.