Make History In Tile
A new tile mosaic mural
project produced by the Museum Of Cultural Arts, Houston (MOCAH) and the
ArtworkZ Public Art & Design program will be dedicated Wednesday, November 6,
2002, at 10 a.m. The mural is
located on the Aldine Library Branch library, located 11331 Airline Dr., in the
Greenspoint area, along the Airline Dr. corridor. The mural titled, “Read to Succeed”, is made
possible by a joint collaboration between the Greater Greenspoint Management
District, the City of Houston Mayor’s Office, the Cultural Arts Council of
Houston, Harris County Commissioner El Franco Lee, Stovall Middle School,
Houston Works and the Museum Of Cultural Arts Houston.
Lead by visual artists Reginald Adams and Israel Barbosa, four teens from
the Houston Works summer vocational program spent several weeks producing the
massive tile mosaic mural.
This event is free and open
to the public and will celebrate the accomplishments of area youth and artists
committed to enhancing the community through the arts. This special
project has allowed MOCAH and the ArtworkZ Public Art & Design Program to
contribute to the beautification and revitalization of the Airline Corridor
using public art. The 10’ x 40’
mural portrays a parade of people of all ages and races walking towards the main
entrance of the library, all rendered in brightly colored ceramic tiles.
The Aldine Branch library
is located in Houston City Council District B, one of city’s most underserved
districts in respects to the arts. Few
if any cultural or arts organizations exist in the immediate community.
Many of the residents living around the library are apartment dwellers
and live below the national poverty level, which restricts their exposure to the
arts and other forms of cultural enrichment.
Through our innovative public art program, ArtworkZ, we are bringing the
arts to the community as well as providing area youth an opportunity to work
with professional artists.
community mural project exemplifies MOCAH’s philosophy perfectly, we are a
museum without walls, so we go to those who cannot come to us,” says Adams.
more information regarding the mural project contact Reginald Adams, Executive
Director at 713.864.2780 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view images of the final design and the youth at work visit: http://www.mocah.org/AldineMural.htm
project was funded in part by the City of Houston Mayor's Office through the Cultural Arts
Council of Houston/Harris County and the Texas Commission for the Arts.
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