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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.
Stringfellow Southeast Division Police Station
Photos: Beryl Striewski
InPlainSight Art, Brian Bolden & Amy Baur, Beacon & Lumen, 2009. Anodized aluminum, fused glass photo-collage. 8300 Mykawa Road.
Funding Source: Percent for Art – City of Houston General Services Department and Houston Police Department
Through careful observation of station activity and its interaction with the surrounding community, the artists created fused glass photo collages that integrate the station’s design and patterns of daily use.
Beacon, placed high on the station’s second floor, is a 13-panel portrait of a neighborhood oak tree rescued through community leadership, now serving as a living symbol of diverse, complex community. Fragments of a navigational map, depicting the earth rotating around the sun, weave throughout the work, signifying the nonstop efforts of those who work to create stability for all on a daily basis.
Lumen is an array of photographic imagery distributed across the second floor’s glass-mullioned wall, creating a semi-private transition between the break room and adjacent hallway. Revealed are up-close views of the station’s architecture and surrounding neighborhood. A simplified rendering of the navigational 24-hour chart spans the work’s thirty panels, instilling a sense of dynamism and visual unity.