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Presented by Houston Community College (HCC) - Southwest at Houston Community College (HCC) - Southwest (Stafford Campus), Stafford TX

Jan 21 2020
Feb 21 2020

Caroline Roberts presents “Present,” an installation of large fabric panels representing years of weather data collected from Houston’s Hobby Airport. The work will be on view at the HCC Stafford Fine Art Gallery January 21st – February 21st.

the present of my life looks different under trees, is a quote from a passage in Annie Dillard’s “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” in which she muses on the differences between “soft-shelled humans” and the trees with their bark shields and immense lifespans. Trees ‘remember’ the weather through their growth rings and, in fossilized remains, the pattern of these rings is used to study past climates. What will current, living trees tell the future?

This installation consists of sixty 11’ high panels, each one representing a year of weather data from Hobby airport. The lightweight, fabric

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Reception: Wednesday January 22nd, 12pm-2pm. Light food and beverages (no alcohol) will be served.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Houston Community College (HCC) - Southwest (Stafford Campus)

10041 Cash Road, Stafford, TX 77477

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