‘Graffiti, B-Boy and B-Girl Exhibition’ opens March 27


B.J. Almond

Rice’s HERE Project presents ‘Graffiti, B-Boy and B-Girl Exhibition’ March 27 at Betz Art Gallery

HOUSTON — (March 16, 2012) — The opening reception for “Grafitti, B-Boy and B-Girl Exhibition” at the Betz Art Gallery will be held March 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Talented Houston graffiti artists and breakdancers (b-boys) will create an interactive experience through mural painting, dance and a multimedia presentation at the gallery, 1208 West Gray. Featured artists include Gelson Lemus, DEZ, Skeez181, Havikoro and several urban photographers. The free exhibit, which is part of FotoFest 2012, will continue through April 17.

The Houston Enriches Rice Education (HERE) Project at Rice University is sponsoring the reception as the opening event for Awready!: The Houston Hip-Hop Conference. The exhibit will be preserved in the Houston Hip-Hop Archives Network, a partnership developed by the HERE Project and the University of Houston Libraries.

The HERE Project is an innovative curricular and research initiative that advances Rice’s relationship to the larger Houston community and enhances faculty research and both undergraduate and graduate education.

In addition to the HERE Project and the University of Houston (UH) Libraries, co-presenters of the hip-hop conference are African-American Studies at UH and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at UH.

More information about this event is available at http://here.rice.edu.

More information about Betz Art Gallery is available at http://www.betzgallery.com/.

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About B.J. Almond

B.J. Almond is senior director of news and media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.