The Egalitarian

‘The Journey’ art celebrates black culture

Black and white art by Al Saulso on display at the West Loop campus.

Emmanuel Akinola, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

‘The Journey’ art gallery is on display till March 3 in Houston Community College West Loop campus gallery. The artwork was created by known artists Al Sauso and Kevo from the Houston art scene. The Exhibit Coordinator Maureen Lewis said that the artwork on display presents “the journey of [the ...


The works of local father-and-son-duo Alvin and Erza Roy are currently being displayed at the Northeast College's Art Hub Gallery. The Roys' artwork will be on display at the Codwell campus from now until Feb. 11.

Jimmieka Mills, News Editor

January 29, 2016

The Houston Community College Codwell campus Art Hub Gallery held its first exhibit of the spring semester, entitled ‘Rebirth-Revival-Revolution,’ showcasing the works of Alvin and Ezra Roy. The father and son duo are native to Houston and have garnered a following as far as Eastern Europe. Their...

Bullets fly over Hobby Center

Jeff Brooks (Cheech) and the cast of the North American tour of the hit musical 
comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen featuring original 
direction and choreography by Susan Stroman. (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

Alyssa Foley, Editor in Chief

December 28, 2015

Between flying bullets, love affairs, raging hormones, witty lines, showstopping dance moves and the music that made the 1920s roar, some deep themes are explored in Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway”. The show runs everyday this week through Saturday Jan. 2 at the Houston Hobby Center. Olive Neal (Jemma Jane) is the annoying, failed actress girlfriend of the mafia boss Nick Valenti (Michael Corvino). Valenti financially backs David Shayne’s (Michael Williams)’s play how on the condition that Olive is made a star.

Review: ‘Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?’

Review: 'Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?'

Cierra Foley, Guest Writer

October 28, 2015

The play touches on many issues that those who grew up with a Catholic education can relate to; from instruction on how to attend confession to Catholic sex education. The nuns instruct the girls to never wear black panted leather shoes because they reflect up (their skirts), nor pearls because they reflect down (their shirts).

‘Intersections’ illustrates exclusion

The Rice Gallery will display 'Intersections', a sculptural installation designed by Anila Quayyum Agha, until Dec. 6.

Ashura Bayyan, Staff Writer

October 14, 2015

The Rice Gallery will display 'Intersections', a sculptural installation designed by Anila Quayyum Agha, until Dec. 6. It effectively manipulates the gallery space, engages the visitors and provides a window into the mind of the artist. Yet it lacks context, appropriates the best of Moorish art, a...

Student-artist masters many mediums

Silvia Otaola has been making jewelry for nine years, creating extraordinary artistic jewelry pieces.

Gunel Mammadzada, Staff Writer

October 9, 2015

Silvia Otaola has been making jewelry for nine years, creating extraordinary artistic jewelry pieces. Her works have been featured in various exhibitions and shows in and out of Houston. Currently Otaola is an international student at Houston Community College studying fashion design. She wants to...

Interior design students win awards

Houston Community College interior design student Christina Rougerie won awards for best residential design and best commercial design at the American Society of Interior Designers 2015 Ruby Awards. HCC students won three out of four awards, Yadira Sanches also won best commercial design.

Gunel Mammadzada, Staff Writer

September 28, 2015

The American Society of Interior Designers announced the winners of the 2015 Ruby Awards. Two students from Houston Community College won three out of four awards: one best residential and two best commercial design. The president of ASID, Letecia Ellis noted that, “We had 298 entries this year that’s the most we have ever had in ASID.”

Gallery gives wood new life

Gallery gives wood new life

Ashura Bayyan, Writer

September 8, 2015

The new “With The Grain” exhibit at the Houston Community College- Central Art Gallery discusses the possibilities of engineered wood after it no longer serves its original purpose. Wood has been an important construction material since humans first built shelters, tools, and furniture. Yet no structure can last forever, and once a building has fallen, or a table is no longer suitable, the materials are tossed aside, discarded. There they lay to deteriorate, unless broken down and used as raw material for another purpose. “With The Grain” is an exhibition about that repurposing.

Students design their future

Students design their future

Gunel Mammadzada, Writer

September 4, 2015

Houston Community College welcomed interior design students in the 2015 orientation held on Wednesday at the Central Learning Hub-Science Building. More than 5 professional organizations told the students how to,“Design your future”. Students at the orientation met with the coordinator of interior...

Exhibit displays student artwork

Exhibit displays student artwork

Ashura Bayyan, Guest Writer

May 8, 2015

As part of their annual Juried Student Art Exhibition, The Art Gallery at HCC Central will have student-submitted artwork on display until the end of the semester. It's a crowded exhibit with paintings, sculptures, photos and digital designs all fighting for space and attention. The pieces represent...

Oedipus Rex at HCC Northeast

Oedipus Rex at HCC Northeast

Jimmieka Mils, News Editor

April 8, 2015

The HCC Northeast Drama Department presented their production of “Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles. Held in the Black Box Theater at Codwell Hall; the play was directed by the head of the HCC Northeast Drama Department, Debra Schultz. In referring to her selection process for productions, Schultz has...

Central Fine Arts Calendar

Image from HCC Central's #MobileMoments exhibit. #MobileMoments  examines the emerging art form of mobile photography and social media through this exhibit of images from Instagram. Visitors can become a part of the exhibit by uploading their own images that respond to the exhibit, by including a #MobileMomentshou.

Egalitarian Staff Report

January 29, 2015

Houston Community College Central will be hosting several upcoming art events. Please note that there are three venues, the Heinen Theater, Theatre One and The Gallery. These venues are in three different buildings at the Central campus, but have the same street address: 3517 Austin at Holman. A...

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