Houston artist Joseph Havel discussed his ‘In Play’ installation with Brad Bucher '65 at Rice

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> Houston artist Joseph Havel discussed his ‘In Play’ installation with Brad Bucher '65 at Rice

 HOUSTON – (Jan. 29, 2015) – Houston artist Joseph Havel, director of the Glassell School of Art, will discuss his Rice University-based installation, “In Play,” Feb. 12. 

Photo credit: Rice University's Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

“In Play” sits on the front lawn of the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies’ Anderson-Clarke Center and was donated by Rice alumni Leslie and Brad Bucher, two Houston arts patrons. Brad Bucher will join Havel in a conversation at the event.

What: An event titled “Joseph Havel: The Artist in Conversation.”

When: 4-5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12. A reception will follow the discussion.

Where: Anderson-Clarke Center’s Hudspeth Auditorium, situated on the west side of Rice’s campus at Entrance 8 at Stockton Drive and University Boulevard. Media can park nearby in West Lot 1.

Installed in spring 2014 at the newly built Anderson-Clarke Center, “In Play” is composed of five sculptures cast of bronze using a fabric form. The permanent sculptures are in two groupings — one on the southwest corner and the other on the northeast corner of the center’s lawn.

Sponsored by the Glasscock School and Rice Public Art, the event is free and open to the public.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps.

To view a Rice News video about “In Play,” go to http://youtu.be/zkcWS4cpsTY.

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Art expands our capacity to perceive, understand and represent the world. Rice Public Art seeks to generate encounters with art that advance the culture of inquiry that characterizes our university. By incorporating site specific works into the campus landscape and interior spaces, the program aims to challenge and inspire the community to imagine its work and lives from unconventional and potentially transformative perspectives. Rice Public Art works in collaboration with The Shepherd School of Music, the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts (VADA), the BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC) and the student organization Art Lab, among others, in an effort to broadly integrate our programming into the academic life at Rice University. 

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