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Very Pleasant Transit Center

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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‘Very Pleasant Transit Center’
Nov. 10 through Nov. 30, 2016

The Emergency Room and the Comic Art Teaching and Study Workshop are pleased to present ‘Very Pleasant Transit Center’, a new comic book and art installation by Houston artist Sarah Welch. Please join us for an opening reception/artist talk/book launch party on Thursday, November 10 from 7 to 9PM. The exhibition continues through November.

‘Very Pleasant Transit Center’ is both an installation and a comic book of the same name. The comic book, VPTC, is the fourth installment of the ongoing series Endless Monsoon, written and illustrated by Sarah Welch. The Endless Monsoon narrative follows the everyday lives of two female protagonists set in an exaggerated vision of the Gulf Coast as subtropical swamp. The exploits and vignettes chronicled in the books are an unabashed jumble of first person experience, borrowed, and invented episodes. The installation ‘Very Pleasant Transit Center’ replicates a bus stop featured in the comic and functions as a reading room for visitors to experience the book within.

Sarah Welch is an artist, illustrator, and comix-maker. After receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and moving to Houston in 2012, she began the ongoing comic book series, Endless Monsoon. Welch is a recently initiated co-organizer with Zine Fest Houston and regularly publishes prints, zines, and comics in collaboration with local print shop, Mystic Multiples. She is a past Idea Fund recipient, former resident with UT Dallas CentralTrak, and current resident in the Lawndale Artist Studio Program.

The Emergency Room and the Comic Art Teaching and Study (CATS) Workshop are both part of the Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts at Rice University, offering BA degrees in Studio Art, Film and Photography and Theater. The Emergency Room presents work by emerging artists in the context of our department. CATS is a hybrid research/study space dedicated to a variety of original comic art, comics and books on the subject. Visit arts.rice.edu for information on our public lectures, exhibitions, performances, screenings and more!

Sarah Welch
Detail from Very Pleasant Transit Center, 2017
Risograph print on paper

‘Very Pleasant Transit Center’
Nov. 10 through Nov. 30, 2016
By appointment only*


Thursday, November 10, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Rice University – Sewall Hall (Emergency Room Gallery, room #402)
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Rice University – Visual and Dramatic Arts Dept
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