News release-University of Houston-Victoria----The University of Houston-Victoria Downtown Arts Series opens Sept. 26 with presentations by four university faculty members and will continue throughout the school year with visits from musicians, social activists, poets, prose writers, visual artists, and scholars. The Sept. 26 event will be the first of eight presentations planned for the school year. The Downtown Arts Series is intended to present an array of groundbreaking art practices to the Victoria community and stimulate dialogue about the arts as a presence in our lives.


During the 2014-2015 series, a presentation by four UHV faculty members was one of the best-attended events. This year, series co-founders Charles Alexander, UHV poet and designer in residence, and Cynthia Miller, UHV artist in residence, wanted to open the series by showcasing the talent represented at the university.

“We’re inaugurating a new tradition this year,” Alexander said. “We thought this would be a good way to start every school year. It’s a chance for the community around the university to hear something of what UHV has to offer.”

The faculty presentations will take place at 7 p.m. in the UHV Center for the Arts, 204 N. Main St. The presenters will be Miller, Jeffrey Di Leo, Beverly Lowry and John O’Brien. The event is free and open to the public.For more information about the downtown series, contact Alexander at 361-703-5147 or