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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.
Vinson Neighborhood Library
Photo: Debra Ham
Elaine Bradford, Pachikadi and His Flying Friends, 2011. 3810 West Fuqua.
Funding Source: Percent for Art – City of Houston General Services Department and Houston Public Library
Elaine Bradford’s whimsical installation for the Vinson Neighborhood Library consists of a life-sized, crochet-covered Asian elephant that spews colorful yarn sweaters from its trunk onto nine Canadian geese suspended from the ceiling. The installation tells a story about geese wanting a little more color in their lives, and a fantastical elephant that lends them yarn from his own vibrant sweater. Bradford drew inspiration from children's stories such as those of Dr. Seuss, Hans Christian Andersen, and Lewis Carroll. The installation is an entry point for viewers not only to the library, but also into a world of imagination. It leads them to explore books, nature, their own creativity, and the larger Houston community.
In addition to the sculptures, Bradford commissioned writer J.D. Ho and illustrator Rene Cruz to create a children’s short storybook.