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.
George Hermann Conservation
Photo courtesy of Houston Arts Alliance
Enrico Filberto Cerrachio, George Hermann, 1943. Painted plaster, 43” x 21” x 29 ½”. Houston Parks and Recreation Department Headquarters, 2999 S. Wayside Drive.
Contractors: Silver Lining Art Conservation (Conservators) and CrateWorks, Inc. (Art Handlers)
Project Completion Date: December 2009
Funding Source: Percent for Art – City of Houston, General Services Department
The sculpture was a painted plaster artist’s mock-up for an unrealized bronze monument. The artist, Enrico Filberto Cerrachio, was the same sculptor for the Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park. The conservator cleaned and repaired the plaster sculpture from previous damage, filled and consolidated material losses, and retouched paint as needed. The plaque on the sculpture’s wooden plinth was also cleaned and polished. The sculpture was then moved from City Hall to the newly renovated Gragg Building, where it is permanently displayed.
The brass plaque is inscribed with:
IN MEMORY OF
THE SCHOOL CHILDREN OF HOUSTON
THE LYONS CLUB OF HOUSTON