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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….
DEADLINE: 11:59 p.m.
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
DEADLINE: 5:30 p.m.
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.
Looscan Neighborhood Library
Photo: Beryl Striewski
Bert L. Long, Jr., ART/LIFE, 2008. Acrylic on canvas, 30’ x 7’. Looscan Neighborhood Library, 2510 Willowick.
Funding Source: Percent for Art – City of Houston General Services Department and Houston Public Library
ART/LIFE is a 30' x 7' acrylic painting investigating the journey of the creative artist and all original thinkers. The painting depicts a ship sailing toward a sunset. Embedded in the sea and the sky are copies of 17 art history masterworks re-imagined as heroes or ideals. According to artist Bert L. Long, Jr., the theme of this work is the personal journey of the creative artist, who is pictured steering a sailboat in the center of the stormy seascape. The work was specifically created for a niche above the children's reading area in the library.