Tay Butler's CollageShop

Join the Houston-based artist Tay Butler in an exploration of the themes of community and history through the expansive medium of collage. CollageShop is a hands-on workshop led by the artist where participants will learn about the history of collage, notable artists who work with this medium, and Butler’s own history as a multidisciplinary artist. Butler will guide participants as they craft their own collages.

Public Art UHS is offering two CollageShop workshops in Butler’s home base of Houston. Both workshops are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Space is limited and registration is required. All workshop materials will be provided to participants. 


Wednesday, February 2, 2022 (5:00 to 7:00 pm, Downtown Room, Student Center South, UH) 

Exclusively for University of Houston students, faculty, and staff. In partnership with UH’s The Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI).

Thursday, February 3, 2022 (3:00 to 5:00 pm, Blaffer Art Museum, UH)

Open to the community at large. In partnership with UH’s Blaffer Art Museum and the William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library.

Tay Butler is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Houston while teaching and studying in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Currently an MFA candidate of the University of Arkansas’ Photography and Studio Art program, he received his BFA in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston. His work We Are Still Searching…, currently on view at UH’s Louise J. Moran Fine Arts Courtyard, uses the medium of collage to revisit the Great Migration of six million African Americans out of the South, as well as explores the current Re-Migration to the South. The 14-foot-tall collage includes items such as old magazine advertisements from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s as well as billboard images passed by Black Americans along their north/southward routes.

(August 2021) Public Art UHS is pleased to announce YardWorks’ inaugural installation is We Are Still Searching… by UH alumnus Tay Butler is now on view.

Learn more about artist Tay Butler through this 2020 artist talk at CAMH in conjunction with the exhibition Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses, held on March 7, 2020. 

Learn more about the artist.