Rice University presents Sarah Welch: Very Pleasant Transit Center opening reception
The Emergency Room and the Comic Art Teaching and Study Workshop will present Very Pleasant Transit Center, a new comic book and art installation by Houston artist Sarah Welch.
Very Pleasant Transit Center is both an installation and a comic book of the same name. The comic book, VPTC, is the fourth installment of the ongoing series Endless Monsoon, written and illustrated by Sarah Welch. The Endless Monsoon narrative follows the everyday lives of two female protagonists set in an exaggerated vision of the Gulf Coast as subtropical swamp. The exploits and vignettes chronicled in the books are an unabashed jumble of first person experience, borrowed, and invented episodes. The installation Very Pleasant Transit Center replicates a bus stop featured in the comic and functions as a reading room for visitors to experience the book within.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through November 30.