UHV Center for the Arts opens for spring classes

Cynthia Miller, University of Houston-Victoria artist-in-residence, right, shows a painting technique during the first day of the “Painting I” course at the UHV Center for the Arts in downtown Victoria. UHV renovated the Kreisle Building, 204 N. Main St., in the fall to use the space for art and design classes. The 5,500-square-foot facility also is home to Chax Press, one of the nation’s most innovative small literary presses. In addition to classes, the center will host events for the UHV Downtown Arts Series and eventually house a new Computation & Advanced Visualization Engineering lab for UHV’s digital gaming and computer science students.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Jeremy Shapiro