Our Town

Houston Arts Alliance

Houston, Texas

$200,000

2013

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Silos illuminated with projected images.

Media Archeology: Texas (2010) by Luke Savisky for Aurora Picture Show, Houston, TX. Savisky and Aurora Picture Show will be commissioned to create a piece for Transported & Renewed. Savisky's projections are taken from a live feed of audience members at the site of three silos approximately 40'ft high each. Photo by Camilo Gonzalez Aurora Picture Show

The NEA grant will support Transported and Renewed, a three-month cultural celebration in Houston's East End. Site-specific, community-based arts performances, installations, and participatory events will reflect the area's history as a transportation hub and celebrate the East End's historic and contemporary contributions to the cultural and commercial life of the city.

Houston Arts Alliance will work with a collaborative of East End civic and transit partners ranging from the Buffalo Bayou Partnership to Houston METRORail, and with resident arts organizations including Talento Bilingue de Houston, Box 13, Freneticore, Mitchell Center for the Arts, Orange Show, Aerosol Warfare, TX/RX Labs, Houston Maritime Museum, Rincon Social, and Aurora Picture Show. The project is expected to connect the growing group of East End artists, artist collaboratives, and arts organizations to the area's Latino community, which comprises 88 percent of the East End's quarter-million residents.