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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….
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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.
Sabine Street Pump Station
Photo: Diana Kingsley
Matthew Geller, Open Channel Flow, 2009. Steel, stainless steel, paint. 105 Sabine Street.
Funding Source: Percent for Art – City of Houston General Services Department
The 60-foot tall Open Channel Flow is a delightfully complex configuration of pipes, valves and elbows that seem to grow out of the pump station itself—a witty illustration of the little-known fact that Houston has over 7,000 miles of underground drinking water pipe. Geller’s intent was to call attention to the city’s water delivery system, and how ease of access to clean water is sometimes taken for granted.
One element of Open Channel Flow extends across and over the pump station’s fence into the adjacent Buffalo Bayou Park, like the branch of a large tree. At its end is a 30-foot high showerhead that hovers above an 8-foot diameter stainless steel drain, which holds a manual well pump. Several pushes on the pump handle result in the release of a gentle spray from the showerhead, offering a cooling benefit to area joggers, bicyclists, and users of the nearby Jamail Skate Park. Amber and blue beacons placed atop the work’s highest element—60 feet above—flash when water courses through the pipes. All these elements combine to create an urban earthwork that is as playful, absurd, and entertaining as it is functional.