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Volume 72, Issue 9, Thursday, August 31, 2006

News

BSA builds bridges at bash

Wednesday's event featured free food, activities and music

by FABIAN SIFUENTES
The Daily Cougar

Artists and art lovers converged on the Fine Arts Building courtyard and the Blaffer Gallery on Wednesday to attend the second annual Red Block Bash hosted by the Blaffer Student Association. 

Guests were treated to free lunch, free preview tours of the new Fiction of Authenticity: Contemporary Africa Abroad exhibit and, most importantly, free beer.

Events such as poetry reading, an art history quiz bowl and a drawing contest were staggered throughout the day to encourage students to drop by when a break in their schedule allowed it.


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Music education senior Chase Colb provided entertainment with his viola Wednesday during Red Block Bash. The Blaffer Student Association-sponsored event offered gallery tours and free food and beer.

Formed in Spring 2005, the BSA has used the bash to increase awareness for the organization as well as increase traffic at the Blaffer Gallery for the past two fall semesters.

"One of our goals is to promote the Blaffer Gallery and to make a bridge between different disciplines to get them involved with the arts," Danilo Bojic, BSA president, said.

One such bridge was established in the form of the support of students from the Moores School of Music. Music students provided the day's entertainment with performances from an a cappella quartet, a viola soloist and a jazz duet.

Most members of BSA are students from the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, but BSA is open to all UH students.

The success of the last two bashes has led BSA to make the Red Block Bash a semi-annual event. The next bash will take place either in January or early February.

To learn more about the Blaffer Student Association, e-mail blaffersa@uh.edu.

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