Interview Request, International Review of African American ArtFrom Cliff Hockercliff@amrain.comNovember 6, 2009Dear Ms. Olivier:The International Review of African American Art (IRAAA) is preparing a section in its print publication that highlights some of the most interesting recent and upcoming exhibits.I am requesting a very brief telephone interview with you (or short email response) to get a quote about the significance of one of these exhibits.IRAAA editor Juliette Harris suggested you could give great commentary.The item we would like you to comment on is your own:"INBOUND: HOUSTON"[University of Houston] Visiting artist Karyn Olivier replaces billboard ads with life-sized images of surrounding environment QUESTIONS1. Your goal was "to confront drivers with an 'unsettling and uncanny' experience in which the replacement images suggest a different reality." What has been the actual impact of the billboard images on motorists?2. In what ways have you received feedback regarding billboard viewers' reactions?We envision this section of the magazine to occupy two pages and cover up to a dozen exhibits. Photos of the artists or one of their works will accompany a 50-word bare-bones description of each exhibit AND a 50-word commentary about the exhibit's significance. We also would like to include a small photo of the commentator.Therefore, we ask that you email a recent head-shot photo of yourself to go along with your 50 words.Telephone interviews and email responses need to be completed --if humanly possible -- before Tuesday, November 17, 2009.This material is for Vol. 23, No. 1, of the International Review of African American Art, which will come out in January 2010.Below my signature are details about the exhibit.Thank you for your attention.