October 28 - November 27, 2021
Formed in 1971, HSPVA represents the first attempt by any public high school in the nation to correlate an academic program with concentrated training in the arts. DiverseWorks hosted HSPVA’s twenty-fifth anniversary exhibition in 1997 and is proud to recognize the lasting impact of this unique institution.
The artists were selected by invitation and through an open call process by Xandra Eden, Executive Director, DiverseWorks; Laura Mott (‘97), Senior Curator of Contemporary Art and Design, Cranbrook Art Museum; and Anthony Suber (‘98), Artist, Educator and VP-Artist Advisory Committee, DiverseWorks.
The exhibition’s title, The Happening, is the name of the beloved performance event led by the HSPVA students during lunchtime to collaborate, experiment, and try out new ideas with each other. It encapsulates the ethos of a school whose core mission is a deeply-rooted belief in self discovery and the arts as a career path. For me and for many of us, our time at HSPVA invaluably shaped our lives. This anniversary exhibition presents a multi-generational view of artists whose widely diverse practices share the same beginning.
Thursday, October 28, 6 – 8 pm
DJ Peter Lucas (’91)
and featuring a performance by Y.E. Torres (’94)
Gallery Hours & Location
Thursdays – Saturdays, 12 – 6 pm or by appointment
DiverseWorks Gallery @ MATCH, 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Admission is always free”
Reception: October 28, 2021 | 6–8 pm
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