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Gallery Hosts Sharon Sprung Exhibit

Courtesy of the O'Kane Gallery

The UHD O'Kane Gallery will host an exhibit by artist Sharon Sprung from Oct. 25 though Dec. 13. An opening reception will be from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the gallery.

A Brooklyn, New York native, Sprung is a painter celebrating the visual world. Recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by The National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, Sprung has work in many private and public collections including Princeton University, Chase Manhattan Bank, The Federal Court House, New York City and The United States House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. She is a painting instructor at The Art Students League and a drawing and painting instructor at the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts.

Sprung's paintings are often inhabited by singular figures that, while vulnerable, present an individual in private thought suggesting each subject's essence and spirit. A central theme in these works is the balance of the physical body against the thoughts and feelings of the individual, contrasting impeccably drawn and painted figures with the thoughts and character of the subject veiled by design through posture and composition. In addition to large groups of figural works, a grouping of cityscapes continues to address issues of the space humans inhabit and how they perceive and are perceived.

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday, 10am to 5pm

Saturday, Noon to 5pm

For more information, please contact Mark Cervenka at 713-221-8042.

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]> http://uhdskyline.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/sharonsprung-e1349726883998.jpg University Delegation from Tajikistan Speaks on Human Trafficking to Social Work Students http://news.uhd.edu/2012/10/08/delegation-from-tajikistan-speaks-on-human-trafficking-to-social-work-students/ Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:15:35 +0000 http://news.uhd.edu/?p=4801 By: Mary Ann Cozza

The UHD Social Work program recently hosted a delegation of government workers from Tajikistan for a presentation on human trafficking.

The trip was coordinated through the U.S. Attorneys' Office unit on human trafficking. Because Texas is a central hub for this issue, the office regularly brings international experts to the region to share information.

The delegation presented a short video on the culture of Tajikistan followed by a slideshow on the recent legislation and government work taken in the country to combat the tragedy.

For more information, contact Jo Bailey at baileyj@uhd.edu.