Mitchell Artist Lecture featuring Laurie Anderson

One of the highlights of the University of Houston’s annual Mitchell Artist Lecture series is its presentation of important, cutting-edge artists. This year’s speaker is famed artist Laurie Anderson. Anderson is an innovative and fascinating performance artist who has become known for captivating audiences with the help of multimedia components, and that incorporation of technology has made for some seriously moving shows. But Anderson is hardly limited to the role of performance artist; rather, she fashions herself as part composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker and musician, and anything else you can throw into that arts pot. Anderson has quickly built a legacy that includes impressive collaborations: She’s worked with Bill T. Jones and Robert LePage, to name just a few, and she’s ready to share the best of those collabs during her moment behind the podium on the UH stage. Her work is legendary, and we are sure it will only become more so as we learn firsthand just what makes this artist tick.

7 p.m. University of Houston, Moores Opera House, 3800 Cullen. For information, call 713‑743‑5749 or visit mitchellcenterforarts.org. Free.

Laurie Anderson, shown above. Photo by Tim Knox.
Wed., Sept. 10, 7 p.m., 2014

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