Houston Chronicle: CounterCurrent 19 reaches for the edges of art and identity

Full article by Molly Glentzer 

The notion of living on the margins of society covers a lot of ground these days.

That made it a malleable theme for the sixth annual CounterCurrent festival, which begins Tuesday and runs through April 14 at several locations across the inner city.

This year’s festival features eight new works by artists who are “creating space for themselves” from the margins of culture, their discipline or location, at an urgent time, said Karen Farber, the executive director of University of Houston’s Mitchell Center for the Arts, which stages the festival with numerous partners.