University of Houston-Clear Lake invites the community, university students and alumni out for a night of celebrating the start of a new semester. The Welcome Back Bash will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 29 in the university’s Alumni Plaza, between the Bayou Building and the Student Services and Classroom Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

Welcome Back Bash is an event that celebrates the beginning of the new academic year and brings together UHCL for a campuswide celebration with music, vendors, free food, refreshments, giveaways, fun photo booths, carnival games and more. Current UHCL students and UHCL alumni are invited to take a class photograph at 6:30 p.m.

For information, visit www.uhcl.edu/wbbash

UHCL Art Gallery hosts art by Ferstman

Join the University of Houston-Clear Lake Art Gallery as it explores the current conflict in Syria through the artwork of Kentucky-based painter Gerald Ferstman at his exhibition “I Spy I Love the Smell of Gas and Bombs: Recent Paintings,” on display Aug. 22 to Oct. 23 in the UHCL Art Gallery, 2700 Bay Area Blvd. An opening reception and gallery talk with the artist will be 6 p.m. Sept. 17.

For information, visit www.uhcl.edu/artgallery.

Cultural Arts program kicks off with “Fandango”

University of Houston-Clear Lake Office of Student Life will host the Mercury for a free performance of “Fandango” at 8 p.m. Aug. 28 in the university’s Bayou Theater, Bayou Building, 2700 Bay Area Blvd.

For information, visit www.uhcl.edu/culturalarts or call the Office of Student Life, 281-283-2560.

Inside UHCL is compiled by the communications department at the University of Houston Clear Lake.

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