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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
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.
Photo: Debra Ham
Jaume Plensa, Tolerance, 2011. Stainless steel and stone. Harmony Walk, Buffalo Bayou Park, Allen Parkway at Studemont.
Funding Source: Private Donors
Jaume Plensa’s Tolerance consists of seven stainless steel human figures approximately ten feet high rendered in his signature stainless steel alphabet mesh. Each figure was formed specifically to rest atop a unique boulder hand-selected by the artist in his native Spain. At night, the figures glow from within, creating a constellation of beacons.
Plensa designed the installation to reflect Houston’s unity and its diversity. At a distance, the figures appear alike because of their size, shape, and kneeling positions. Closer examination, however, reveals that each figure is unique, having been created with an open mesh of a distinct set of characters taken from a mix of languages, including Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Greek, Hindi, and Cyrillic. Plensa’s use of the building blocks of language as a primary element in the project reflect his ongoing artistic concerns to convey both individuality and universality. He says, “Despite all of the many differences that make us unique, such as religion or language, we are all trying to achieve similar things, such as love, health, prosperity, and the success of our children.”