Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
"The program was established in December 1999, when City Council adopted an ordinance mandating the inclusion of civic art in selectedcapital improvement projects. Each year, the civic art component of the CIP includes design, acquisition and/or construction of new civic art as part of the City’s collection.
The primary objective of the program is to enhance the environment through the inclusion of artist-designed features in new municipal facilities, contributing to a sense of community pride. The Civic Art Program supports the City’s commitment to neighborhood enhancement and improving overall quality of life. As projects are completed,they will add to Houston’s image as a vibrant and culturally rich metropolis, both nationally and internationally."
Monday, April 11, 2011
Lovely to see the building after a week away. Concrete steps have been poured for the main entrance. Work's been done on the green roof area. The air ducts on the main floor where Kaneem Smith's piece will be installed look great. Carpet is being laid on parts of the first floor. The recycled wood timbers above the racetrack are all installed and are quite good looking. Each group of timbers spells out a word. Should one lay on the floor and look up - and if one could read bar code - then the ceiling would speak to you. Good things are happening.