Arts & Resilience announces 2023 lineup

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications
February 16, 2023

The John P. McGovern, MD, Center for Humanities and Ethics announces the return of its Arts & Resilience Program as a five-part series, which will resume Feb. 23.

The 2022-23 speaker lineup opened with the return of Laura Spector, a performance and video artist and veteran of the Arts & Resilience program, with the presentation of her audiovisual exhibit on grief titled “(w)Hole: Grief. Apology. Healing” Dec. 15, 2022.

The four lectures in 2023 begin with a Zoom session featuring Houston-based graffiti artist Daniel Anguilu, at noon Feb. 23. Anguilu started painting graffiti at an early age and has traveled to cities in the United States, Mexico, Peru, Spain, and Italy, to paint murals and participate in art exhibitions. He also has visited Asia, Africa, and Central America to enrich his knowledge of pre-colonial art and the cultures in those regions.

Anguilu has participated in group shows at the Mexican Consulate of Houston, Poissant Gallery, Pevetol Gallery, Aerosol Warfare Gallery, and The Orange Show. He has worked on projects at DiverseWorks, and the Houston Skate Park, and was commissioned by Neiman Marcus and Converse.

Anguilu held residencies at Metropolitan Transit Authority in Houston in the Fall of 2013, and at Northeastern University in Boston in April 2014. Currently, he focuses on painting public spaces in the Houston area and working in collaboration with local businesses and home owners.

The 2023 lineup’s solo in-person event features author Samuel Shem at 11 a.m., March 7 in the TMC Library before the series wraps up with a pair of Zoom sessions featuring artist Lanecia Rouse Tinsley, Match 22, and artist Kill Joy at a date too be determined.

The Arts & Resilience Program is sponsored by the Dean’s Office in collaboration with the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics. For more information and a schedule, visit the program’s website here.