HCC's Visual & Performing Arts Programs are designed to foster excellence in creative expression. Whether serving the student planning to transfer to a college or the student exploring new avenues of imagination, the purpose is the same: To place technique and discipline at the service of creative vision.
Visual & Performing Arts Programs
Explore your interests in printmaking, design and other disciplines with trained professional artists as your professors. Read more »
Acquire the technique, discipline and experience needed to develop your creative potential in dance. Read more »
Discover your creative potential as you take part in on-stage performances and on-screen productions. Read more »
Explore your creative side as you learn to read and play music. Read more »
Feb 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Eastside Wedge Space
Sunrise Sunset is an exhibition of new work by The Center for Imaginative Cartography & Research. On display are textiles, drawings, and sculptures depicting portals and wayfinders into imagined, liminal spaces. These spaces, simplified and abstract, offer quarter to a diverse range of aesthetic and conceptual influence.
Feb 28, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Central Fine Arts Center Art Gallery
Open Call Drawing Exhibition
Mar 7, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at West Loop Art Gallery
Exhibition featuring the artwork of current teaching artists at HCC-Southwest. The exhibit includes multiple mediums including Ceramics, metals, oil and acrylic paintings, drawings, digital prints and mixed media works on a variety of surfaces.
Mar 8, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Northline Campus Art Gallery
Caroline Roberts and Michael Toskovich will exhibit their artwork at the Northline Gallery.
Apr 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM, at Spring Branch Art Gallery
Juried art exhibition of Northwest Studio Arts students enrolled in their first section of a given art medium course of Design, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, or Digital Art.
Apr 8, 2017 at 4:00 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One
New Music for String Quartet is a concert of original music for String Quartet composed by HCCS faculty members Joe LoCascio, Ron Ochoa, and Joel Love. The program will feature a quartet led by cellist Olive Chen.
Apr 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Eastside Wedge Space
SE Art presents the Jorge Galvan and John PLuecker Art Exhibition
Apr 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Northline Campus Art Gallery
The Northline Gallery will show art from students in Painting, Drawing, Two Dimensional Design and Three Dimensional Design.
Apr 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Eastside Learning Hub Art Gallery
SE ART - Spring Student Exhibition
Apr 20, 2017 at 6:00 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Art Gallery
SW ART - Spring Juried Student Exhibition Reception and Awards Ceremony
Apr 5, 2017 at 10:00 AM, at Heinen Theatre
Music faculty members from the Visual and Performing Arts Center of Excellence will perform musical selections for students and the general public. Songs include a duet from Hamilton the Musical featuring HCC music student Jubril Sanyaolu and Dr. Andrew Briggs and Susan Hines, and new piano faculty member Sarah Bouse.
Apr 20, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Art Gallery
Exhibition features the artwork of HCC art studio students at West Loop and Stafford locations. Juried for awards in 11 categories: Drawing, Painting (Acrylic and Watercolor), 2-D design, 3-D design, Ceramics, Printmaking, Life Drawing, Metalsmithing, Digital Art and Photography.
Apr 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Theatre One Mers Stage
This recital features the new HCC Central Guitar Ensemble as well as other students in the guitar studio. The program will include ensemble pieces by French composer Erik Marchellie and selections from the Guitar Curriculum. The students will also perform solo pieces they have worked on this semester as well including works by Carcassi, Sor, Coste, and York.
Apr 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at Central Fine Arts Center Art Gallery
Central Art Spring Student Show
Apr 25, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
SW music presents a Music Faculty concert.
Apr 25, 2017 at 5:30 PM, at Central Fine Arts Center Art Gallery
Central Art Students Spring Show Opening Reception & Award Ceremony
Apr 25, 2017 at 10:00 AM, at Theatre One Mers Stage
Recital showcasing the students of the Central Campus Music Program.
Apr 27, 2017 at 2:30 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
The Kenari Quartet comes to the USA and will give a reading of student works. Open to the public.
Apr 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
The Kenari Quartet, winner of the Silver medal in the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition and winner of the winds division for the prestigious M-Prize, will give a recital of saxophone quartet literature.
Apr 27, 2017 at 9:00 AM, at West Loop Art Gallery
Exhibition features the digital photo collages of Daryl Thetford. The featured artwork depicts man’s struggle, pain and search for resolution. According to Thetford, man’s search is akin to poetry with bits and pieces woven together to create moments of wonder, insight, resolution and pain.
Apr 27, 2017 at 6:00 PM, at West Loop Art Gallery
SW ART - “The Struggle to Evolve Before the End of Time” Reception
Apr 26, 0207 at 8:00 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre
The play is a modern adaptation of Carlo Goldoni's comedy of the same name (The Servant of Two Masters) and will be performed in the Comedia' dell'arte tradition. It concerns a band of eighteenth-century traveling players arriving in a small Italian village to put on a show.This performance may contain sensitive language and/or subject matter.
May 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One
Concert highlighting the work of the NW Music Monday Night Big Band.
May 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Heinen Theatre
Recital showcasing advanced students of the Central Campus Music Program selected by the faculty.
May 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
SW Music presentation of the Southwest Choir and Southwest Singers.
May 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
SW Music presents a concert by Loren Shen.
May 5, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One
Dance recital showcasing the NW Dance students/
May 5, 2017 at 7:30 PM, at Black Box Theatre
The Gimme Five Showcase presents the winning plays of student playwriting contest. The 8th Annual Gimme Five Playwriting Contest is open to all HCC students. Students can submit 5-minute/2-character plays to the contest and the winning plays will be selected by produced playwrights from the Houston area. The Gimme Five Showcase features a staged production of each winning play.
May 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One
NW Music Spring Choir concert highlighting the work of the NW Choir students.
May 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM, at Spring Branch PAC Theatre One
NW Music concert highlighting the work of the Monday Night Jazz Ensemble.
May 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM, at Stafford Fine Arts Center Recital Hall
A recital of music given by students of Dr. Kathleen Ruhleder