On Thursday, April 6, 2017, Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) welcomed six-time Tony Award winning actress and singer, Audra McDonald to its annual fundraising dinner, An Intimate Evening with….
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Houston Arts Alliance (HAA) and the City of Houston (City) support the community’s desire to place temporary works of art on City property. Each City department has discretion over temporary art within its jurisdiction and sole responsibility to review matters of safety.
At the request of the City department, HAA will serve in an advisory capacity during the review process and recommend pieces for placement on their property.
OFFICES CLOSED: Monday, May 29, 2017
Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Suite 250
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The Individual Artist Grant Folk Arts Fellowship (IAGFAF) supports master artists in their efforts to preserve an artistic tradition—as a living legacy for their community—by helping them to pass their knowledge and skills on to a qualified and competent apprentice(s). This grant category enables master artists and (where appropriate) apprentices to 1) set aside time for intensive teaching and learning of the tradition and/or 2) purchase materials for the work at hand. Applications for these grants are reviewed by an external, impartial peer review panel and in recognition of exemplary artistic merit within a traditional art form.
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Commission for Interior Artwork at George R. Brown Convention Center
In 2015, Houston Arts Alliance awarded a commission to Houston artist Ed Wilson for an elegant, evocative piece that will greet visitors to the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The $830,000 commission is for a 60-foot hanging sculpture--a mobile of perforated steel bird and cloud forms—that will descend from the central atrium’s 5,300-square-foot ceiling. The piece also will incorporate natural and LED lighting, with light and color playing off the surroundings. The sculpture will be a focal point in the newly renovated space, serving as a counterpoint to the center’s modern architecture.
“I see my piece as one spiral reaching toward space—a cycle that’s organic, perhaps an optimistic swirl,” Wilson says.
The piece also will have a strong regional quality, calling to mind Houston’s status as part of a major bird-migration corridor and a city that attracts people from around the world.
Wilson plans for the sculpture to be as beautiful as it can possibly be, and “my role is to make sure that happens,” he says.