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UHD Gets High With Art!

O’Kane Gallery Hosts “High Art 2023” Exhibition

As the semester comes to a close, UHD’s O’Kane Gallery is hosting its final spring exhibition, “High Art 2023,” May 13 – 20.

A UHD tradition for the past 25 years, this annual exhibition engages with Houston-area high schools to feature the best of their young artists’ work. In recent years, the exhibit, which is typically hung salon style, has brought together more than 15 high schools in the area, both public and private. For this exhibition, 19 schools are participating from Greater Houston:

  • Alief Taylor High school
  • Summer Creek High School
  • Booker T. Washington High School
  • Carver High School
  • DeBakey High School
  • Episcopal High School
  • Klein Cain High School
  • Hastings High School
  • HSPVA (High School for the Performing and Visual Arts)
  • Memorial High School
  • North Shore Senior High School
  • Sharpstown International High School
  • South Houston High School
  • Spring Wood High School
  • Sterling High School
  • Waltrip High School
  • Westbury High School
  • Westchester Academy for International Studies
  • Westside High School

Thanks to Anne Trask, former director of the O’Kane Gallery, “High Art” made its debut in the late ‘90s. UHD Professor of Art Mark Cervenka continued the tradition when he took the reins as Gallery Director in 2000.

For more information, visit the O’Kane Gallery website.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.